Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH

SAXONY! – A BUSINESS LOCATION AT ITS BEST
Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen

Saxony possesses considerable industrial
capacities and research potentials in the
aerospace industry:

  • around 160 companies and research institutions
  • more than 7,000 employees
  • annual turnover of about 1.4 billion euros in Saxony’s aerospace technology sector
  • the biggest company of the branch in Saxony is the Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) – a company of the ST Aerospace and Airbus Group

SAXONY! – A BUSINESS LOCATION AT ITS BEST

There are many good reasons why the region in the heart of Europe is a top location for globally active companies as AIRBUS, Volkswagen, BMW, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Infineon, DHL and NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT.

It's all about the people who are Saxony's greatest asset. Because – Saxons are exceptionally bright. More than 95 % of Saxony's workforce possess at least a university entrance qualification / completed vocational training (OECD average = 79 %).

Saxony's transportation infrastructure is also efficient and solution-oriented – with its dense network of federal expressways, rail lines, three inland ports on the Elbe River, and two international airports. At Leipzig/Halle Airport, the logistics giant DHL provides 24/7 service year round at its European air cargo hub.

Vibrant industrial branches form the backbone of the business location Saxony. The branches which define the infrastructure are the automobile industry, machine and plant construction as well as the microelectronics / ICT sector. Based on these basic core competences, Saxony also possesses considerable industrial capacities and research potentials in the aerospace industry: - Around 160 companies and research institutions with more than 7,000 employees generate an annual turnover of about 1.4 billion euros in Saxony’s aerospace technology sector.

The biggest company of the branch in Saxony is the Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) – a company of the ST Aerospace and Airbus Groups. EFW is an acknowledged expert when it comes to lightweight components for modern Airbus models and, at the same time, also the market leader in freighter conversion.

 

The supplier landscape, which consists primarily of small and medium-sized enterprises, is a reliable partner of the big aircraft manufacturers and participates in major international projects. Their core competences are freighter conversion, aircraft maintenance, lightweight construction, materials technology, electronics, testing and sensor technology, systems for water supply and wastewater disposal, fluid mechanics, production technologies, and tool making. Education and research in the aerospace technology sector is mainly pooled at Dresden University of Technology. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is operating in Dresden an institute for the development of software methods for product virtualization in the aviation sector.

Another competitive edge of Saxony – the region is a European “Stong Innovator” according to the “EU Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2019”. within the

Saxony – this doesn't just stand for business, dynamic growth, and industry. With a superb blend of a remarkable historical heritage, a wide range of cultural attractions, and great natural beauty – Germany's number one travel destination for culture enthralls residents and tourists alike.

Saxony is one of Germany's most dynamic economic regions with a strong industrial base. Whether it be 200 years of mechanical engineering industry or more than one hundred years of "Autoland Saxony," whether it be Europe's leading microelectronics / ICT cluster "Silicon Saxony" or environmental and energy technology -- in and around Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig vibrant industries and clusters are based on smart ideas and intelligent solutions.