Production engineering – high-tech "Made in Dortmund"
The diversity of production engineering in Dortmund enjoys a top class international reputation. Mechanical engineering, electrical and nano technology are all significant parts of the economic foundations of our city. Global players, specialist suppliers and research institutes, all of them have set up in Dortmund. The reason for this is the strong potential this region has to offer.
Material engineering has always played an important role in Dortmund. Traditional companies such as Hoesch Spundwand, Rothe Erde or ThyssenKrupp have had a strong influence on the city over the years. And their presence can still be felt today. The local economy is characterized by high quality and innovative products which include applications utilizing cross-sectional technologies such as materials, micro-systems, surface or simulation technology.
The economic location of Dortmund provides ideal conditions for international competition. Technology-oriented universities, modern technology centres and renowned research institutes all bring fresh impetus for transferring innovations to the world of business. With more than 600 companies in the production and services associations, the location of Dortmund provides the very best cooperation opportunities in its role as a regional platform.
New inspiring future-oriented locations are being created from former industrial sites where today’s high-tech “Made in Dortmund” is being developed and produced. High profile centres of excellence provide sector-specific infrastructures. In Dortmund the strengths of the city are being pooled with those of the business and science communities. Together they have turned this location into a strong partner for companies in the production engineering sector.