Industrial production

Blending future technologies with increasingly modern traditional sectors, the industrial structures in the capital region offer clear opportunities for business relocations and suppliers looking for contact with future industries. The plastics and chemicals industry is among the most dynamic in the capital region. Other areas of industry expertise – including automotive and rail transport technology – stand to benefit tremendously from this growth. The region also has an outstanding business environment for the food industry. The agricultural setting and the market with its roughly 6 million consumers provide an ideal foundation for the industry.

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, under Industrial Region Brandenburg and on the web pages of the Brandenburg Cluster for Plastics and Chemicals, Metal and the Food Industry.