Manufacturing Industries

Having traditional companies paired with a lively startup-scene and first-class research institutions, the manufacturing industries sector’s structures in the German capital region offer excellent opportunities for businesses seeking an innovative environment. Existing synergies and new incentives for modernizing production contribute to a continuous and successful implementation of digitalization projects building on future technologies.

Overview of manufacturing industries

Industry focuses

chemicals and plastics, metal, high-tech manufacturing, transport engineering, energy technology, nutrition and consumer goods
Number of companies

~ 1,930*

Number of employees

~ 213,200*

Key Players Arcelor Mittal, BASF, Berlin-Chemie, BMW Group, Bombardier, Coca Cola, Daimler, Eberswalder Wurst, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Katjes Bonbon, Mineralquellen Bad Liebenwerda, Ortrander Eisenhütte, Osram, OTIS Group, PCK-Raffinerie, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Trevira, Voestalpine, ZF Friedrichshafen (a selection)
Regional networks/associations    Kunststoff-Verbund Brandenburg-Berlin, ME-Netzwerk der Metall- und Elektroindustrie in der Hauptstadtregion, profil.metall, Ernährungsindustrie in Berlin und Brandenburg e.V., Pro Agro e.V. (a selection)
Important events Fruit Logistika, Grüne Woche

*Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg 2016.

You will find additional information on industrial production in Berlin and Brandenburg in the Berlin Business Location Center, on the website of the Economic Development Agency Brandenburg and on the web pages of the Brandenburg Cluster for Plastics and Chemicals, Metal and the Food Industry.