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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.

Why Berlin?

Dr. Rüdiger Grube

»The transport and mobility sector is growing more dynamically and more diversely in Berlin than anywhere else in Germany. Here, a long-standing tradition meets with the vast innovative force of an industry of the future. As a global leader in mobility and logistics, and as the region’s largest employer, Deutsche Bahn promotes the cultivation of key competencies for future-oriented transport systems.«

Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG

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. Important R&D activities and high-quality manufacturing exist side by side in Berlin, creating a unique concentration of know-how.

Window to 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.

Since April 2012, Berlin-Brandenburg has been one of the four German showcases for electromobility where large-scale demonstration projects are being implemented. The coordination is carried out by the Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO.

Berlin - an Aerospace Center

The Aerospace Industry is a key industry in Germany's capital region. Aviation service providers are increasingly realizing the attractiveness of the region. Firms like Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG, anchor the city's aerospace industry.

Berlin - a Center for Logistics

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 and telematics 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 Stadler Pankow, Thales Transportation, Knorr Bremse and Elpro Verkehrstechnik.

Intelligent transport system solutions from the capital region

Established companies specialized in intelligent transport systems such as IVU Traffic Technologies, Hella Aglaia and IAV develop innovative hardware and software solutions that cover the key components of modern mobility concepts in the capital city.