General information and locational advantages
The Neukölln district in the city’s southest has always been one of Berlin’s most important districts for industry.
There are currently around 22,000 commercial businesses located in Neukölln. Roughly 5,500 of these businesses secure more than 60,000 jobs with full insurance benefits. Distinctive of Neukölln’s commercial and industrial location:
- A broad spectrum of sectors
- A range of innovative companies
- The mixture of a few large enterprises and a large number of SMEs
- Integration of companies in the urban structure (networking of classic industry with high tech companies and service providers)
- Short travel time to the Adlershof Campus (WISTA) with its focus on research, development and marketing of cutting-edge technology
- Excellent infrastrure
- Proximity to BER airport
- Teltowkanal; canal with harbors
- Direct autobahn access
Neukölln is linked with the Berlin Brandenburg Airport by the A113 autobahn. The airport’s construction is one of the capital region’s most important infrastructure projects and opens new opportunities for development to Neukölln, as the district near the airport.
Processes in recent years have sustainably modernized Neukölln’s industry. Space once used exclusively for production has now become service space for logistics and production-related service centers.
After fifteen years of profound structural change, Neukölln has become a modern, innovative and competitive location for successful companies, industry, trade/crafts and services. In recent years, worldwide leading companies have located here.
Companies in the traditional sectors like electrical industry, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, control technology, the food and tobacco industries and chemical-pharmaceuticals are also found in Neukölln, including Biotronik, Philip Morris, Berliner Glas, Med Pharma, Ferak, Kraft Foods, Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee, PUK-Werke, Braun Melsungen, Viessmann Werke and many others.
This new image highlights the dynamic potential for growth, the affordable conditions for new business such as commercial rental prices, availability of commercial space and the potential for entrepreneurs, start-ups and creative minds.
In addition companies continue to use local potential, while cooperation and partnerships ensure that Neukölln’s companies remain competitive.
Commercial districts in Neukölln
Neukölln boasts four large commercial areas:
- Teltowkanal Süd with approx. 35 ha
- Grenzallee with approx. 140 ha
- Nördliche Sonnenallee with approx. 71 ha
- Kanalstraße with approx. 61 ha
With a total of 307 ha of commercial space, Neukölln has almost 10 % of Berlin’s industrial space as specified by the city’s industry concept.
In addition, Neukölln is home to a series of smaller commercial areas, for example
Hermannstraße/ Werbellinstraße (the former Kindl brewery), Buckower Damm (which includes the Britz Süd subway plant), Gerlinger Straße, Haarlemer Straße.
The commercial Teltowkanal Süd, Grenzallee, Nördliche Sonnenallee and Kanalstraße locations provide a broad spectrum of commercial space, ranging from industrially used property to modern individual offices. 79 % of all employees in companies in commercial areas work in manufacturing industries or in the service sector.
With nearly 44 % of all employees in companies, the manufacturing industries prove their strength as the leaders in the district. 79 % of all the employees in these companies are specialists, “masters” or have academic degrees. This mirrors the demand for qualified personnel in the companies in Neukölln.
Economic development in Neukölln
The Neukölln district economic development office offers comprehensive support on topics such as Berlin’s funding landscape, on networking with business-relevant institutions, administrative management, and provides consultations for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Your contact at the local authority in Neukölln
Head of Economic Development
+49 30 90239-2390
Fax: +49 30 90239-3273
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Your contact at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
Project Manager Neukölln
+49 30 46302-374