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Salzkotten

Salzkotten is a town in the district of Paderborn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The name Salzkotten (English: Salt cottage) is based on the former salt production, which gave Salzkotten its raison d'être. Salt was found in the salty springs around the city.GeographySalzkotten is situated at the border between the flat park landscape of the Münsterland in the north, the Soester Börde in the west and the dry rocky mountains with many forests in the south. It is full of small fountains and rivers bringing water from the mountains to the Rhine. It is located approximately 12 km south-west of Paderborn.Administrational divisionIn 1975, the then city of Salzkotten was merged with nine municipalities to form the new city of Salzkotten :Schwelle is commonly called United States of Holsen-Schwelle-Winkhausen because of its 3 tiny villages.IndustryThe economy of Salzkotten today focusses upon metal mining and refinery, machine manufacture, electronics, food production and services.Resident Companies:Reineke Brot The bakery Reineke Brot founded in 1889 by Johann and Theresa Reineke and still in the ownership of the family. They bake various types of whole grain wheat, rye and mixed wheat/rye breads as well as some pastries. Their specialty in this area of expertise is bismarks - jelly filled doughnuts. The flour used in their products is locally grown and ground in their own mill which lies in Paderborn.Gilbarco Veeder-RootIn 1865, Charles Gilbert and John Barker partnered to build the "Springfield Gas Machine" that converted crude petroleum distillates into a gas vapor used to light buildings. 1910, Gilbert & Barker designed and manufactured their first petroleum pump the T-1, used push-pull motion to draw gasoline from an underground tank for fueling automobiles. Gilbarco ships worldwide gas pumps and gas station management and enterprise resource planning systems. Veeder-Root is the leading global manufacturer of electronic systems for automatic tank gauging and from fuel management systems. Together, they combine world leading brands in fuel management and offer the broadest product portfolio in the industry. The integrated systems reduce operating costs, improve environmental protection and labor and economy. Gilbarco Veeder-Root has worldwide manufacturing locations and sales, trading and service offices. Pumps are produced at headquarters Salzkotten, Germany.
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