The fall of the Berlin wall was nearly 30 years ago today, marking the end of the Cold War and start of reunification. What has gone right and wrong in the reconstruction of the East German economy? Answers in our new video.
30 Years After The Wall: Eastern German Success Stories
In the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the economies of western and eastern Germany have come ever closer together. So how are the eastern economy and research institutions doing? Have the “new” federal states in the east been able to establish themselves as attractive investment locations? To mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) has produced a short film illustrating the state of play in the east with six individual success stories.
With its outstandstanding infrastructure Germany is a world leader in logistics. The World Bank has ranked Germany the #1 in logistics three times in a row. Germany is the geographic center of the EU, has Europe's largest logistics market by far and its most advanced transportation infrastructure offering easy access to the more than 500 million consumers in Europe.
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The German security technologies market is characterized by a high growth dynamic and constant change which is helping create numerous opportunities for investors and innovative companies alike. Security "Made in Germany" is a strong brand with a high worldwide recognition that is associated with quality, neutrality, and expertise.
More than 2,000 foreign companies opened up businesses in Germany in 2018 – a new record. A survey carried out by Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) found that some British companies are investing in Germany in response to the threat of Brexit. For a comprehensive breakdown of FDI in Germany, here’s our brand-new video.
Where in the world is the best place to do business? The answer you often get is Germany. Because Germany works. Here you will find a highly skilled workforce, excellent infrastructure, world-leading industries, a stable society and a great quality of life. Germany works, because all of its parts work smoothly together. A smoothly running engine, that powers business. Your business.
The future of mobility is a megatrend in our global society. The increase in traffic worldwide – especially in cities – is exponential, creating many challenges, but also many opportunities. Be these in electromobility, autonomous and networked transport, or new innovations and resource-conserving production technologies: the German automotive industry is pursuing these opportunities.
Round 77 percent (63 million) of the population is regularly online, giving the country most internet users in Europe and making Germany a crucial market for global internet, games and e-commerce companies.
Germany’s automotive industry is the largest in Europe and world renowned as the primary location for innovative car manufacturers and suppliers. Our automotive industry keeps the throttle at full! Germany is a primary location for development facilities and Europe's leading market for passenger car manufacturers and suppliers.
For decades Germany has been the global pioneer in applying renewable energies and environmental technologies. Investments into offshore wind, photovoltaic, geothermal and bioenergy projects will be necessary as well as the set-up of a new, smart energy infrastructure that can balance the fluctuating supply of renewably energies. Furthermore energy, water and resource efficiency technologies will play an even more important role.
Industry 4.0 - Germany's 4th industrial revolution
Germany Trade & Invest proudly presents its newest short film on Industry 4.0 - Germany's 4th industrial revolution. A revolution which promises to marry the worlds of production and network connectivity in an “Internet of Things” making the German strategic initiative "INDUSTRIE 4.0" a reality. The film shows which aspects of industrial production are to be disrupted by digitisation, how Germany is promoting the Industrie 4.0 concept, and the opportunities and investment potential that could arise in the coming years. Leading figures from industry, research and politics talk of their respective experiences and perspectives and paint a complete picture of the Industrie 4.0 concept's current status in Germany.
Germany has set itself the goal of being an integrated industry lead market and provider by 2020. A number of important research institutions, technology clusters and industry actors are working to help make Germany’s INDUSTRIE 4.0 vision a reality.
The world is in a state of digital transformation. Boundaries between the real and virtual worlds are collapsing to create an Internet of Things. Ordinary objects and devices in the physical world communicate independently and exchange information online thanks to increased programmability, memory storage capacity, and sensor-based capabilities.
Representing Europe’s most populous country, Germany offers the largest market for Healthcare and Life Sciences products. Both market demand and location factors make it a priority for many international companies preparing expansion to build up their footprint here.
Germany's Machinery and Equipment (M&E) sector is the largest and strongest in Europe. The sector is dominated by small and medium sized companies. The development and processing of materials represents a core element of Germany’s innovative industry culture.
Both the fundamental research for “new materials” and the processing of plastic and metal semi-finished products to create industrial finished parts make a considerable contribution to industrial value added in Germany.
GTAI promotes the business location advantages of the new federal states, provides information about developments and business opportunities in the region, and supports eastern German company efforts to access international markets.
HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY is the export initiative for the German healthcare industry. It supports international companies and organizations that are interested in establishing contact with potential German partners and suppliers.