Facts & Figures
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ecoplus Facts & Figures

For over 50 years, in our role as the business agency of Lower Austria, we have been a reliable partner of people in business as well as investors and initiators of regional and international projects. We act as an essential interface between business, politics, and science. Become a part of this experience!

People are at the heart

An excellent team is a key factor to the success of any business.

From my own experience I can say: when you show your employees genuine respect and appreciation, you are rewarded many times over in the form of loyalty, dedication, commitment and motivation. It’s about creating a constructive work environment in which everyone has the opportunity for development. We take our employees’ ideas for innovation and their suggestions for development seriously. We’re one big team where collaboration and respect are lived out every day.
Helmut Miernicki, ecoplus Chief Executive
Just as the demands on the economy are increasing on a daily basis, ecoplus is also expanding rapidly. Providing entrepreneurs with the best possible conditions and optimal support is a challenging task, and doing so requires a great team. This is why I look forward to being a part of the ecoplus success story.
Jochen Danninger, ecoplus Chief Financial Executive

ecoplus in Numbers

Our Company History

Follow the milestones of the ecoplus success story from 1962 till today.

Company History (.pdf)

  • 1962
    First business settlement in the business park IZ NÖ-Süd
    • Development of the IZ NÖ-Süd as the first business park in Lower Austria
    • Isovolta becomes the first business settlement at the IZ NÖ-Süd 
  • 1972
    Founding the state subsidiary NÖRBS
    • NÖRBS = Lower Austrian Limited Company for Regional Planning, Business Settlement, and Structural Improvements (GmbH)
    • Merging NÖRBS with the IZ NÖ-Süd GmbH to create ecoplus Business Settlement and Development, limited company (GmbH)
  • 1987
    Launching the regional development program
    • Renamed to ecoplus Business Settlement and Regionalization in Lower Austria, limited company (GmbH)
    • Development of additional business parks
  • Ab 2000
    Development of research and technology centers throughout Lower Austria

         

  • Ab 2001
    Launching of various clusters and one initiative

    2001: Green Building Cluster of Lower Austria
    2005:
    Plastics-Cluster in Lower Austria
    2006:
    Food Cluster of Lower Austria
    2010:
    Mechatronics-Cluster in Lower Austria
    2010:
    e-mobility

  • 2004
    Launch of the Technopol Program

    Technopol program with technopol offices in Wiener Neustadt, Krems, Tulln und Wieselburg (since 2014)

  • 2004
    Opening of the first international offices abroad

    ecoplus International launched its international presence in Prague, Bratislava, and Budapest

  • 2008
    Moving headquarters to St. Pölten

    Moved our head offices from the location on “Am Lugeck” in Vienna to the newly constructed passive building Wirtschaftszentrum Niederösterreich in St. Pölten and celebration of a grand opening on February 20, 2008.

  • Heimische Cluster sind „Gold wert“ 2015
    Local clusters are worth gold

    Both cross-border state clusters for plastics and for mechatronics as well as the two solely Lower Austrian clusters for Green Building and for Food received the European quality seal for “European Cluster Excellence” for the second time in recognition of their excellent cluster management!

  • 2016
    The EU honors Lower Austria’s Fiberglass Model

    With the European Broadband Award the European Commission honors outstanding broadband internet projects. Lower Austria was an enormous hit at the awards with its nöGIG project.

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