Hamburg Metropolitan Region – Engineering
The sector – Strong: engineering in Hamburg Metropolitan Region
Engineering in Hamburg Metropolitan Region is an efficient and innovative sector. The strong economies of recent years and full order books have benefited the area and Hamburg. Around 35,000 people work in this sector in the region. The sector’s share of exports has risen continuously in recent years; in the past 15 years it increased from 40 to 50 per cent.
Small and medium-sized firms characterise the sector in the region, but large enterprises like the Körber group or Jungheinrich are also based here. Resident companies are closely connected with other sectors as suppliers and customers. As a result, engineering works in Hamburg Metropolitan Region provide highly specialised products to manufacturing industry. It is not unusual for companies to be world leaders in their product niches or at least amongst the leaders, as in production plant for the tobacco industry, coin validators or fork-lifts.
Future talent for the sector is trained at the numerous educational establishments of the Metropolitan Region. No less than six university-level institutions offer relevant study courses and work closely with renowned research institutions and companies.