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.
„Berlin is the ideal location for our company to attract highly qualified staff in an international, dynamic environment. Considering the innovative start-up scene in the area of mobility and versatile support offered by Berlin Partner, it was an easy decision to relocate our headquarters from London to Berlin.“
The Automotive Industry and its Suppliers
Proximity to the European growth markets and leading automakers, as well as the numerous Intelligent Mobility Test Fields, make the region 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.
New Mobility Concepts
Berlin's strength in the digital economy has meant that major players in the automotive industry and a number of start-ups are developing new ideas for electric mobility in a large number of on-going projects. Topics such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, Car2X communication, and self-driving vehicles are increasingly playing an important role, with the potential of bringing fundamental changes to urban transport.
Berlin offers excellent conditions for testing new concepts in such fields as electrical logistics, networked micro mobility with new, smaller vehicles, and innovative charging technologies.
Since 2010, the Berlin-based Agency for Electromobility eMO has been supporting the mobility transition in the capital region by acting as a central point of contact helping to coordinate and implement best practice solutions on a sustainable basis. Its goal is a networked, automated, shared, largely electrified and socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable mobility.
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, Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH 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: four freight haulage centers (Güterverkehrszentren - GVZ) with comprehensive infrastructure, an exceptionally developed rail network and inland waterways.
The Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität zu 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 Bombardier Transportation, Siemens Mobility, 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.
(Source of data in illustration: Berlin Partner, Annual report 2020)