Transport | Mobility | Logistics
The German capital region’s transport, mobility, and logistics sector is characterized by a strong network of companies and research institutions. In close collaboration, the different players leverage their capabilities to translate technological potential into innovative solutions that create added value for the region and shape the future of mobility.
automotive (including e-mobility), logistics, aviation and aerospace, rail transport technology, transport telematics
~ 17,300*Number of
Key playersRolls-Royce, MTU Maintenance, Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde, Lufthansa, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn, Dachser, DPD, Zalando (selection)Regional
networks/associations automotive BerlinBrandenburg aBB, Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Allianz, Logistiknetz Berlin Brandenburg e.V, Kompetenznetz Rail Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (selection)Important EventsILA Berlin Air Show, Innotrans
* Data is taken from the Cluster Report Transport, Mobility and Logistics for 2017/2018.
The capital region is an international center for engine technology. Its core competencies lie in the areas of powertrain engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul. The region hosts the ILA (Berlin Air Show), the lead industry event, and is home to the Berlin Brandenburg Aerospace Alliance (BBAA). BBAA acts as the connecting link between the stakeholders in the regional aerospace industry, providing member companies with advice and training to become highly evolved suppliers. Global players like Rolls-Royce, MTU and Lufthansa have relocated to the region. Approximately 17,000 specialists in the aerospace industry work in roughly 150 companies.
Berlin-Brandenburg is located at the heart of a trans-European infrastructure network with facilities for road, rail, air and domestic waterway transport. Dachser, DPD, Fiege, GEFCO, Kühne + Nagel, Rhenus or Rieck are just a few of the logistics companies in the Airport Region. More than 100 larger logistics businesses with roughly 6,400 employees have established offices, above all in the central freight villages (GVZ). In total, the industry provides jobs for around 200,000 employees in the capital region. Logistics companies benefit from the industry expertise of scientific institutes, including the departments of logistics at TU Berlin and the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Wildau.
Over 90 percent of all European automakers in the neighboring countries of central and eastern Europe are located less than a day’s drive by truck from the capital region of Berlin-Brandenburg. More than 200 automotive companies with around 21,000 employees are already located in the Berlin-Brandenburg region, alongside numerous research and development institutes. What’s more, the industry’s technology leaders, among them DaimlerChrysler, BMW and Volkswagen, also operate in the region.
Rail transport technology
Berlin-Brandenburg enjoys global prestige as a traditional location for rail transport technology, and with over 100 companies is among the most important industry hubs in Europe. Over 20,400 people work in the strongly export-oriented sector in Berlin-Brandenburg, representing all links in the value chain. It is hardly surprising, as important transport providers like Deutsche Bahn AG, S-Bahn Berlin and BVG are headquartered here. Leading system manufacturers are located in the region, among them Bombardier in Berlin und Hennigsdorf, Siemens in Berlin, and Stadler in Berlin and Velten. In addition, Brandenburg has an extensive network of supplier businesses, including highly specialized mid-sized companies.