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Manufacturing Industries

As a modern industrial location with a long tradition, Berlin offers attractive conditions for your relocation or expansion.

companies (with 20+ employees)
more than 26 bn. €
annual turnover

The city's industrial companies are a strong pillar of Berlin's economy. One key reason for this success is that global companies and SMEs are working closely with the city's lively start-up scene and many high-calibre research institutions to drive innovation. This development is increasingly attracting entrepreneurs from across Germany and around the world to set up technology and digitalisation units in Berlin to attract young talent - optimal conditions for innovations made in Berlin!

Facts and figures at a glance

  • Gross added value created: €10.7 billion equal to 7.8% of Berlin's economic output
  • Increase in sales: 3.5% compared to the previous year to almost €27 billion (for companies with 20+ employees)
  • Most important export country: USA
  • Export ratio in %: 55.7
  • Employees paying social security contributions: +700 over previous year for 111,700 jobs
  • Industry with strongest employment figures: Electrical equipment manufacturers
  • Industry with the highest sales: Pharmaceuticals manufacturing

(Source:  Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, 2020 - data refer to 2019)

The industrial city of Berlin thrives on its companies, their networks, and especially their partnerships. This is how traditional industries come together with start-ups and the digital economy. The largest Siemens production site in the world is in Berlin and the company is investing in its new Future Pact – Siemensstadt 2.0, a massive project that will build a new campus to house production, research, startups, and living space.

A Berlin success model: the process of transforming towards Industry 4.0

60% of Berlin's industrial companies are continuously implementing digitalisation projects with success. A large number of initiatives and newly created facilities such as the Digital Networking Center of the four Fraunhofer Institutes in Berlin, the Technology Hubs de:hub IOT, and Fintech provide a good basis for many key technologies for Industry 4.0 to get their start here in Berlin. Further measures of the master plan for industry such as Digital+ at HTW Berlin and international networks such as the Mobility goes Additive 3-D printing network further contribute to the pooling of skills in the capital region and offer additional contacts.

A center for industry with a long-standing tradition and a bright future

With its numerous industrial parks such as the Adlershof Technology Park, EUREF, and the CleanTech Business Park, Berlin offers a variety of areas suited for industrial operations. In addition, these future-oriented locations offer excellent opportunities for dialogue among the industrial companies, startups, and research institutions that are based on the same campuses. Thanks to the easy access to technologies and existing synergies, new incentives for modernising production have recently been created, particularly in traditional sectors such as the machine building, metalworking, and the electrical industries.

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Manufacturing Industries in Berlin

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(Source of data in illustration: Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, 2020)

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David Hampel

David Hampel

Head of Unit
Manufacturing Industries


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