Railway Technology from Berlin – On the Right Track
Berlin-Brandenburg is one of the leading locations for railway transport technology; over 100 businesses and scientific institutions with more than 20,000 employees make the capital region one of the most important European centers for research, development and manufacturing.
This ranges from the manufacture of vehicles to track construction, through to signalling and rail-related services, all carried out by such industry giants as Siemens, Bombardier, Stadler, Knorr-Bremse, voestalpine BWG and many other small to medium-sized businesses. The industry’s strong position opens up new avenues for suppliers – for example through the development of system capabilities to tier 1 or 2 – and therefore also for the additional creation of value in the region. This makes Berlin-Brandenburg even more attractive to new establishments.
Deutsche Bahn brings into focus a variety of core transport functions in the region and is present through commuter trains (S-Bahn), for instance. In addition to the largest German public transport service provider, BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe), other transport operators are also headquartered in Berlin or Brandenburg, such as Netinera with ODEG (Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn), Abellio, Transdev, Captrain with IGB (Industriebahn-Gesellschaft) and NEB (Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn), BEHALA (Berliner Hafen- und Lagerhausgesellschaft) and HVLE (Havelländische Eisenbahn).
With 2,955 exhibitors from 60 countries and 144,470 trade visitors (2016), the world’s leading trade show, InnoTrans, in Berlin is the biggest international trade show for railway technology.
Please click here for an overview of exhibitors at the Joint Booth of Berlin & Brandenburg in Hall B, CityCube and make sure to visit them during InnoTrans!