With its plan for an intelligent integration of various transportation networks, Berlin is building its economy based on solutions that are both profitable and environmentally sustainable.
"Here in Berlin, our company has claimed its place as the world’s leading rail technology manufacturer. With its central location at the heart of a borderless Europe, Berlin is an ideal international business location. Germany is one of our most important markets, so we chose to have a decision-making hub in close proximity to our key customers. We are also able to recruit top-notch talent in and around Berlin – none of our other locations can match the outstanding talent pool available here. Another reason why we chose Berlin: The city is extremely attractive to both our business partners and our workforce, and, as an international company, we can meet people here from around the world."André Navarri, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation
New markets are emerging, and with them a growing demand for innovative products and services. The Berlin region links Western and Eastern Europe. The German capital is one of Europe's most dynamic economic regions.
Ideas are born and realized in Berlin that will preserve our society's mobility long into the future by ensuring that it is both sustainable and economically viable. In Berlin, major global players and new companies alike partner with universities and innovative research alliances that include systems providers, suppliers and service providers.
The Automotive Industry and its Suppliers
Berlin's proximity to Europe's growth markets as well as leading automobile manufacturers makes it an important market for the Automotive Industry.
The German capital is the only city in Germany where the three leading German automakers – BMW, Daimler AG and Volkswagen – have all established locations. High-quality manufacturing and important R&D activities exist side by side in Berlin, creating a unique concentration of know-how.
Berlin-Brandenburg, a Model Region for Electromobility
Electromobility stands for environmentally friendly and sustainable technology, independence from fossil fuels and higher quality of life in cities due to lower emissions and noise pollution.
Every link in the electromobility value chain – from research and development to production, testing and end use by consumers – will soon be represented in Berlin.
Berlin an Aerospace Center
The Aerospace Industry is a key industry in Germany's capital region. Three firms, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, MTU Aero Engines GmbH and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG, anchor the city's aerospace industry.
Berlin a Center for Logistics and Telematics
Berlin offers optimal conditions for logistics firms, regardless of whether they operate nationally or internationally: three freight haulage centers (Güterverkehrszentren - GVZ) with comprehensive infrastructure, an exceptionally developed rail network and inland waterways.
The Technical University of Berlin is one of Europe's foremost centers of education and research in the field of logistics. The expertise available there is complemented by the presence of prominent companies that develop and market a broad spectrum of logistics services worldwide.
Rail Technology from Berlin
Berlin is recognized across the globe as a center for rail technology. The sector is a pillar of the city’s economy and is one of the region's top industrial employers. Companies that range from mid-sized suppliers to major corporations cover the entire value chain.
A number of important rail industry companies are based in Berlin, including the world's largest rail technology manufacturer, Bombardier Transportation, and major players like Siemens Mobility, Stadler Pankow, Knorr Bremse and Elpro Verkehrstechnik.