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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.
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.