Landkreis Neu-Ulm

Landkreis Neu-Ulm



Neu-Ulm Administrative District

Innovative economic area with a future





Greetings from the

Prime Minister

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Introduction by

the District Council

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Economic strength

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Metal production

and processing

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Vehicle manufacture

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Trade and logistics

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A Powerful Piece of Bavaria

Bavaria has completed a unique transformation in recent decades. From a predominantly

agraricultural region, it has become one of Europe's leading locations for

modern services and high technology. Behind this change has been its citizens'

openness and willingness to serve, as well as the innovative power of its enterprises,

and it was supported by the Bavarian state government, which has created favourable

conditions for work and investment.

Neu-Ulm District is a particularly outstanding example – A Powerful Piece of Bavaria.

Large and small businesses have in recent years, thanks to the commitment of their

employees and their confidence in the future viability the region, made enormous

investments here. The District counts among the "feel-good regions" in Germany,

offering people not only the best personal opportunities with its low unemployment

rate, but also, through its attractive surroundings, a high quality of life.

To stay at the top internationally, our policies must aim to build on existing strengths

and skillfully exploit our potentials. The Cluster Strategy of the Bavarian state

government relies on the close networking of companies within a sector as well as

with relevant research institutes. Neu-Ulm District excels in the areas of engineering,

metal, vehicle manufacture, logistics and health. Its location on major European

transport axes and the high quality of its skilled labor make it attractive for these

and other industries. Thus it is perfectly positioned and can embrace the future with


This brochure intends to convey the advantages of the Neu-Ulm Administrative

District. I hope it finds many interested readers.

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Start-up enterprises


Quality of life

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Life in the city


Rich heritage –

modern works







Neu-Ulm District - an innovative economic area with a future

"Innovation is the planning, production and successful marketing of new products,

new product quality, new production methods, new methods of organization and

management, and the development of new procurement and sales markets."

This definition by economist Joseph A. Schumpeter is for us today more current

than ever. Strong and innovative companies, products and systems make business

location Neu-Ulm District stand out. It stands for new ideas and inventions - and

for their economic implementation. As a reliable business partner and as a modern

service provider, Neu-Ulm District and the Rural District Office of Neu-Ulm contribute

to enabling new ideas to develop and mature. Innovations are the basis for our

future prosperity. That is why we work for a climate that allows innovation to

flourish. With an excellent infrastructure, Neu-Ulm District presents an ideal

environment to live and work.

As part of the "Innovation Region Ulm - Leaders in the South, e. V.", Neu-Ulm District

is one of the strong economic areas of Bavaria. Its dynamism and vitality and the

assessment of its future prospects put Neu-Ulm District in the top quarter of all

German administrative districts, but Neu-Ulm also scores in the leading industrial

sectors and thereby proves itself as an attractive business location. A dense network

of industry, trade and commerce is concentrated on the trade axes along the Danube

and Iller rivers. The good co-operation between production, service and trade, as

well as healthy, mature structures contribute to ongoing development and sustainable

growth. The satisfaction and location loyalty of businesses in the administrative

district of Neu-Ulm can be easily seen from their investment readiness. Over the

entire territory of the District, construction is in full swing. In many places, enormous

sums are of money are being invested in production, storage and delivery buildings.

For these investments and the jobs they secure, I am grateful to the economy and

accept it as a compliment on our efforts. The large investments demonstrate that

economic considerations are the catalyst for the decision for this location. Last but

not least, it also attests to the high quality of work performance, the motivation and

reliability of employees and the proverbial Swabian diligence.

We are a region with excellent prospects for the future, as scientific studies have

repeatedly and impressively shown us. The purchasing power of District residents

is exceptionally high. With the right mix of hard and soft location factors, Neu-Ulm

District stands for a high quality of life. People feel good here. Families with children

find conditions here excellent. Good job availability, comprehensive educational

opportunities, comprehensive health care, moderate real estate and rental prices,

and attractive cultural and leisure activities are convincing. In the charming and

varied landscapes along the valleys of the Danube, Iller, Roth, Biber and Osterbach,

seekers of recreation and culture find many relaxing ways to spend their free time

as well as baroque treasures in churches and monasteries.

Another important criterion for business location is competent administration. It is

of great economic importance that permits are granted quickly, the responsible

people quickly identified and the needs of customers recognized and taken seriously.

On behalf of the administration in the Neu-Ulm District Office, I guarantee a

transparent and comprehensible administrative process – a frictionless approval

process, accelerated procedures, and a business-friendly climate.

As part of a national working group, we have, along with the other three local

authorities of the Innovation Region as well as with the Chambers of Commerce,

agreed that construction projects are to be decided on within a month. The prerequisite

is only that the dossier be complete, with the necessary statements and concurrences.

The Economic Region of Neu-Ulm offers many advantages. Through this publication,

the Administrative District of Neu-Ulm would like to inform readers about its basic

products and its core competencies and to show where its potentials lie.

To all who have contributed to the creation of this brochure, I thank you very much.

To the readers, I wish you informative and interesting reading.


Erich Josef Geßner

District Council



Economic Strength

The above-average positive industry developments place the Neu-Ulm District, in

terms of industry employees and the revenues attained, at the forefront of all

Swabian administrative districts.

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Economic Performance

The gross domestic product (GDP) is a measure of overall economic performance.

It represents the value of goods and services produced in a given year. In Neu-Ulm

District in the past few years, the GDP has increased dramatically.

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To the citizens in Neu-Ulm District, much more net income is available than to the

average German or Bavarian. With 19,463 euros per capita in 2006, the District of

New Ulm can claim an income ratio of 107.8, where 100 is the Federal Republic of

Germany average of 18,055 euros per capita.

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Change 1990 - 2006

Neu-Ulm District 77%

Bavaria 73%

Germany (West) 57%

Germany (total) 78%

Spitze im Süden

The Ulm Innovation Region - Leaders in the South

As part of the Ulm innovation region, Neu-Ulm District is in one of the economically

most dynamic regions of Germany. This region combines the advantages of Bavaria

with those of neighboring Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The area around the metropolis of Ulm / Neu-Ulm connects far more than the

common regional marketing under the label of "Ulm Innovation Region - Leaders

in the South e.V. ". Connections in social, personal, economic and administrative

areas have become as much a matter of course as the view of the Danube. For

many, the daily commute across national borders is commonplace.

The Ulm innovation region contracted the renowned institute Prognos for a study

of the region's industrial sectors. The results of this "cluster analysis" are a confirmation

of what attentive observers have known for a long time. The independent Institute

documented very clearly that the region has five key sectors, in which in 2005

around 60,000 people were employed:

Metal 11,500 jobs

Engineering 11,800 jobs

Utility vehicle manufacture

production 7,900 jobs

Logistics 8,100 jobs

Pharmaceuticals / health 19,700 jobs

The region hereby achieves a clearly above-average employment rate in the

nationwide control and growth sectors.


business-related services







R & D




Other vehicle manufacture

vehicle manufacture

printing, paper, publishing

In Neu-Ulm District, the metal sector is most strongly represented, with about 5,800

jobs, followed by engineering with about 4,200 jobs, pharmaceuticals and health

with 3,900 jobs, vehicle manufacture with around 3,600 jobs and logistics with 2,800








rubber, plastics



metal industry


electrical engineering

measurement, control and

regulation technology



Tippable rotary furnace of the company Oetinger

Metal production

Metal production, metal processing

Among all 439 German urban and rural districts, Neu-Ulm District occupies 8th place

in the metal industry. Exactly half of the approximately 12,000 jobs in the region are

in companies settled in Neu-Ulm District. The above-average sector representation

is due to a few major high-technology-oriented world market leaders as well as a

large number of medium-sized companies, mostly family-owned businesses. There

are strong supplier relationships to the automotive and engineering sectors. It is

encouraging that, contrary to the industry trend, not only could a decline in output

and employment be stopped here, but instead, production is booming.

The companies in the Oetinger group produce, at five locations in Germany and

France, an aluminium alloy made of recycled material. With approximately 700

employees, the company has annual revenues of around 650 million euros and is

therefore now the largest manufacturer of cast aluminum alloys in Europe. Customers

of these high-quality products, delivered in the form of liquid metal or pig iron,

include the automotive industry and its suppliers as well as well-known foundries

within Germany and beyond its borders. In the District, Oetinger operates the group

aluminium smelting works at its Weißenhorn headquarters and in Neu-Ulm.

The largest regional employer in this industry is the Wieland Works

in Vöhringen with 2,500 jobs. 1,200 more jobs are located in the

head office in Ulm. Wieland produces semi-finished products of

copper and copper alloys; at the Vöhringen location: tapes, sheets,

tubes, poles, wires and profiles; in Ulm: pipes, profiles, heat

exchangers and sliders. These products are used in many different




Metallerzeugung – Metallverarbeitung

Hydro Aluminium Bellenberg aluminium profiles

for facades

Kunstgießerei Kollinger Elchingen formations, castings

Grimminger Illertissen grinding

Schleiftechnik GmbH

Butzbach Industrietore Illertissen, Kellmünz, industrial gates, hangar doors,

Unterroth windows

Alfred Kirsten oHG Neu-Ulm company signs

Donau-Härterei GmbH Neu-Ulm Surfacing Technologies

Drittenthaler Neu-Ulm metal house doors,

Leichtmetallbau winter gardens, roofing

Edelstahltechnik-Ulm- Neu-Ulm stainless steel products


Friedrich Sailer GmbH Neu-Ulm Equipment for food production

and service

Karl Konzelmann Neu-Ulm recycled aluminum


Kaufmann Ulm Neu-Ulm light advertising,

Spenglereibedarf GmbH plumbing equipment

Welte Wenu GmbH Neu-Ulm Pipe-bending,


Metallgießerei Scheeff Nersingen

Teufel Prototypen GmbH Nersingen prototypes for mass production

Blech & Technik Vöhringen

Wieland Werke Vöhringen semi-finished products

Oetinger Aluminium- Weißenhorn recycled aluminum


L. Schuler GmbH Weißenhorn windows and facades

PERI GmbH Weißenhorn scaffolding

Industrial doors and hangar doors all over the world,

including one with more than 5,000 square meters for the

largest passenger aircraft in the world, the Airbus 380, are

produced by the Butzbach Group with headquarters in

Unterroth. Gate manufacture comprises today more than

half of sales in this family-owned business, which began

as a one-man operation 55 years ago. Fiberglass developed

on site makes an ideal translucent gate infill.

For almost 40 years, the family business PERI stands for

innovative formwork and scaffolding technology, excellent

customer service and motivated employees. Today, PERI is the

world's leading associate for its customers in the construction

industry. In 2007, 5,000 employees in 63 countries with 48

subsidiaries generated revenues of 1.1 billion euros. This photo

shows the construction of the Saadiyat bridge in Abu Dhabi.


Hilti Kunststofftechnik GmbH

in Straß, in operation since

1975, is a leading production

plant within the international

company, and produces fasteners

as well as appliance components

out of plastic for the

global market.


Engineering is regarded as one of the most important industries. The typically midsized

business structure of this sector demonstrates the culture of business

independence in Germany. The global trend toward specialized machinery, services

and system solutions, as well as the technological leadership in many fields, favor

engineering in our country and our region. Geared towards the future growth areas

of the world, this industry branch which arose from the original "Swabian inventors

and tinkers" will remain a decisive success factor in the domestic economy.

Neu-Ulm District has achieved a top position in the machine tool industry within

Germany. With about 2,800 jobs, it ranks 8th place nationwide. In the engineering

sector, there are in Neu-Ulm District around 4,200 jobs, with some 12,000 jobs

located in the whole region. This represents 7 percent of total employment (compared

to Germany with 3.8 percent).

A high proportion of individual and small-batch production guarantees the highest

product quality and flexibility. These competetive factors, just as much as problemsolving

skills, reliability and delivery, are among the strengths of our mostly midsized

businesses. The trend toward specialized machinery, services and system

solutions improves the good positioning of our engineering firms in international

competition. Through the development of new, worldwide sales and procurement

markets, companies at the site in Neu-Ulm District are enduringly strengthened.

Because of their high quality and technical know-how, they have good prosects for

further positive development in the manufacture of machinery and equipment.

A professional high pressure cleaner by Kränzle Equipment Manufacturing in Illertissen

One of the biggest employers

in the region is the drivetrain

and control specialist Bosch

Rexroth. Over 2,800 employees

in its Elchingen factory

produce high-tech hydraulics

for mobile work machines

such as wheel loaders, forklifts

or municipal vehicles.

The high-pressure cleaners of

the Josef Kränzle Equipment

Manufacturing company are

characterized by modern design,

high quality material, long

life and high efficiency.

ESTA in Senden, a manufacturer

of suction installations, received

for its "glass factory"

(photo on title page), with its

ultra-modern building technology,

the German Solar Prize

and several other awards in

the first year after its completion.

Mechanical nical engineering



Mechanical Engineering - tooling manufacture – Plant construction

Miller GmbH Altenstadt special tools for automotive,

Präzisionswerkzeuge aerospace, printing machines

and hydraulic industries

Bosch Rexroth AG Elchingen drive and control


Kolbe GmbH Elchingen Meat processing machinery

Grecon Dimter Illertissen wood processing

Holzoptimierung GmbH machines

Josef Kränzle Gerätebau Illertissen cleaning machines

Weikmann Maschinenbau Illertissen precision milling parts

Formdrehteile GmbH

Zeh Präzisionsteile GmbH Illertissen tools

Weh GmbH Illertissen refuelling facilities,

Verbindungstechnik joining technology

Hilti Kunststofftechnik Nersingen plastic injection parts for

GmbH mounting and dismantling

MAKA Max Mayer Nersingen, wood, plastic,

Maschinenbau GmbH Neu-Ulm and aluminum processing


Grosse JAC Neu-Ulm Jacquard machines

Webereimaschinen GmbH

Metzner GmbH Neu-Ulm cutting machines,

cable-making machines

Sauer Bibus GmbH Neu-Ulm Hydrostatic engines

Schmiedel Maschinen- Neu-Ulm metalworking

und Fahrzeugbau GmbH machines

TM Technischer Neu-Ulm coolers and galleys

Gerätebau GmbH for buses

Three business areas - one core competency. Reichmann +

Sohn GmbH Schleiftechnik is the qualified affiliate, with a

tradition for foundries, metalworking and trade in sports


Miller GmbH of the MAPAL group produces precision tools

for drilling, milling, counterboring and rubbing from solid

carbide and cermet.

Maschinenbau – Werkzeugbau – Anlagenbau

Waitzinger Neu-Ulm construction equipment,

Baumaschinen GmbH concrete pumps

Welte Wenu GmbH Neu-Ulm industrial vehicle and

construction machinery


Weyhmüller Neu-Ulm packaging machines

Verpackungstechnik GmbH

Wilhelm Bader GmbH Senden machinery housing and

linings, operation consoles,

climate control

ESTA Apparatebau Senden industrial pumping and

GmbH & Co. KG vacuuming equipment,

piping systems

Schnarrenberger Vöhringen grinding tools; gears for

Gruppe GmbH aviation, auto and wind

power technology

Werkzeugfabrik Manfred Vöhringen solid carbide

Schwegler drilling tools

SMB Maschinenbau Vöhringen wedge tooth installations,

woodworking machinery

Sportplatzmaschinenbau Vöhringen machinery for sports tracks

GmbH and artificial turf

Reichmann & Sohn GmbH Weißenhorn Ski and snowboard

service machines

Ritter & Bader GmbH Weißenhorn cooling systems

The company WEH GmbH is one

the world's leading manufacturers

of innovative products for

connection and refuelling technology.

Propshafts for utility and construction

vehicles and industrial

applications comprise, along with

pipe bending, the main business

areas of the Welte group of companies.



Vehicle Manufacture

Closely intertwined with the metal and machinery sectors is the manufacture of

transport equipment. The region is known for the development and construction

of commercial vehicles and is home to a disproportionately large fraction of the

industry. The region, and especially Neu-Ulm District, with nearly 8,000 and 3,500

jobs, respectively, ranks 26th Germany-wide.

A big name represents the industry -- the bus company Evobus. With its Setra

buses, the original Ulm company has made history. In 1951, at the time of the

economic miracle and a slowly converging Europe, a new omnibus age began.

Company owner Otto Kässbohrer found the previously used truck chassis to be too

inconvenient. The result of his designs was the first integral bus in the world. The

Setra success was followed by innovations which continued to set benchmarks for

the entire industry, such as the single-wheel mounting suspension in 1955, and later

the standard ABS or the legendary Setra integral reflector. Today, the omnibus world

market leader sells an annual total of 39,000 buses and chassis. Following the

assembly plant's lead, the administration, delivery centre and spare parts center

have recently relocated into the Neu-Ulm industrial area.

With many new developments and patents, REINZ Seal GmbH, under the brand

name VICTOR REINZ, has proven its innovation and performance capabilities.

Founded in Berlin in 1920, the company moved in 1947 to Neu-Ulm's “Steinhäule”,

and developed rapidly into one of the leading companies in the seal industry. Today,

REINZ is one of the preferred development partners and suppliers to the automotive

industry worldwide and currently has about 1,000 employees at its site in Neu-Ulm.

Besides cylinder head gaskets and other seals, shielding parts and plastic systems

for engine interiors are also produced.

The heart of bus production: In the assembly hall, bodyshells

are turned into complete vehicles.

Cylinder head gaskets for highperformance

engines such as

the NG6 from BMW require

new approaches and technologies.

Delivery centre for buses in Neu-Ulm

Vehicle Manufacture


interni by inhofer is unique in

Germany. A house at the

cutting edge of furniture

design. Classics as well as

novelties from international

designers and excellent

furniture brands, with high

reputations for form and

quality, united under one roof.


interni by inhofer in Senden

From A for apple to Z for

zucchini, and almost everything

in between – this

describes the supply of fruit

and vegetables of Nagel Fruit

Yard GmbH in Neu-Ulm, one

of the leading companies in

southern Germany in fruit

trade and logistics.

One of the most modern highshelf

warehouses in the region,

operated by the company

Carl Goetz, makes for wellstructured

logistics and short

delivery times.

Trade and lo logistics

With the rail transfer station for loading containers in the

north of Ulm, the region is connected to the national

and international combined transport network. The modern

commercial transport centre of the Ulm region, directly on

Highway A8 and near Highway A7, offers nearby companies

extensive services in the area of transport and logistics.

Growth industry: Logistics

The central location between the southern urban centres of Munich and Stuttgart,

at the border between the Free State of Bavaria and county of Baden-Wuerttemberg,

marks the Danube-Iller region as a tightly interconnected living and economic area.

Its core, the metropolitan area of Ulm / Neu-Ulm, is located next to the intersection

of motorways A8 (Karlsruhe - Munich) and A7 (Flensburg - Füssen), a transport hub

of international importance. The transport-friendly location and the well-developed

road network create the ideal conditions for a vibrant trading center.

Started in the year 1931 as a small carpentry workshop, Furniture House Inhofer

presents itself today as “Europe's largest living space”. The company now employs

more than 1,000 employees. Built in 2001, the premium furnishings store interni by

inhofer shows furnishings with a vision and sets a unique urban accent with its


Logistics is one of the growth industries in Germany, with employment growth

estimated at about 20 percent by the year 2020. In addition, it is a key factor in

enhancing the competitiveness of enterprises. The region is one of the best addresses

in southern Germany and is the headquarters of international and national logistics

companies. They offer a wide range of services: international shipping and transportation;

parcel, express and courier services; contract logistics; procurement

logistics; spare parts service; car and truck transport; regional passenger transport;

heavy transport & assembly.

Cluster Logistics

Innovation through cooperation - this motto is at the heart of the cluster strategy

of the Innovative Bavaria Alliance of the Bavarian state government. The objective

of Bavarian cluster policy is a more intensive cooperation between key players in

industry and science in order to create further advantages in global competition.

For powerful networking among companies and scientific institutes, the logistics

cluster is divided into sectors. Sector competency teams "Automotive Logistics",

"Baulogistik", "Globalization", "Health Care Logistics", "logistics for public organisations",

"RFID" and "Transport and Logistics" have been established.

With the EU Interreg IIIB Project AlpFRail, interstate rail freight transport in the Alpine region was

organised to move more freight from road to rail. In this pilot project of European importance, the

Danube-Iller Regional Association assumed leadership for the western Alps. The focus was on the

transport of goods between the Danube-Iller region and northern Italy. Through the use of new,

innovative approaches and direct contact with local companies, a new rail link could be established.

Furthermore, the project was the impetus for further developments in rail freight transport within

the region.



Health - a growth market

Technical advances in medicine, coupled with a rising life expectancy, are turning

the healthcare industry into a growth market. The demographic change opens up

new opportunities for innovative companies whose target market is the older

generation. These opportunities are paired with the challenges of the health care

system and with general financial conditions. In Neu-Ulm District and throughout

the region, these conditions were detected at an early stage and have been dealt

with accordingly.

The three hospitals of the Neu-Ulm District -- the Danube hospital in Neu-Ulm, the

Illertal hospital in Illertissen, and the Weissenhorn Foundation clinic -- work together

under the umbrella of the Weissenhorn District Hospital Foundation.

All three hospitals contribute cosiderably to the health care of patients in Neu-Ulm

District and beyond, providing regionally coordinated, qualified medical services

and personalized support, with close-to-home service of the highest quality.

In recent years, a successful structural reform was carried out in the hospitals in

Neu-Ulm District to prepare them for the future. With comprehensive renovations

at all three clinics and concentration on the respective core competencies and focus

on priorities, the "awakening into the modern age" is in full swing. The role model

status of the clinics in the Neu-Ulm District is demonstrated impressively by many

certifications and awards of environment and quality groups.,,

University Hospitals in Ulm

The entire region enjoys the best in health care. This include primarily the university

hospitals and rehabilitation clinics of Ulm and several affiliated institutes. The

University Hospital has developed profiles in the following areas: tumor, infection,

immune, cardiovascular, and muscle diseases.

The excellent clinics available are complemented by a wide range of private

companies -- global players and medium-sized family firms. They are both

responsible for the markedly dynamic development in recent years. With

approximately 20,000 jobs in the region, including 3,900 in Neu-Ulm District, the

region ranks 9th overall in Germany.

The region is a central European site for the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals,

and in the pharmaceuticals area belongs to the strongest German growth region, with a steady

increase in jobs. Founded in 1997, the “BioRegionUlm Biotechnology Development Association

eV" is the platform for the further development of biotechnology in the region, and promotes

cooperation between research, science and business. Its activities are managed by a coordinating

body, based at the University of Ulm, which for many years has supported biotechnological

research projects.

For 35 years, the familyowned

company group

has developed, produced

and distributed highquality,


products for dentistry

and dental technology.,


For nearly 40 years, Zimmer

Medical Systems of Neu-Ulm

sees the task of business as

serving the health needs of

the people. Zimmer does research

and work in diagnosis,

treatment and medical information


Cognis Deutschland GmbH &

Co KG, a global provider of

innovative specialty chemical

products for the food industry,

for example, cholesterollowering

margarine and milk


Foundation Hospital Weißenhorn

Pfizer Manufacturing Germany

GmbH is one of the world's

most modern plants for the

production and packaging of

medicines – including for the

treatment of cardiovascular

diseases, smoking withdrawal,

pain and infections.



Excellent education and care facilities guarantee the best prospects for our young

people's future. They begin with child day care facilities and do not stop even after


Neu-Ulm College University (HNU) - an emerging business school

with a lot going on

Since the founding of this independent university in 1998, the site is gaining in

national importance. With the start of the winter semester 2008/2009, it has moved

with its approximately 1,900 students to the new campus in the Wiley neighborhood

of Neu-Ulm. An increase in the number of students to 3,000 by the year 2011/2012

is projected.

The two departments “business economics and industrial engineering” (BW / WIN)

and "Information Management” (IM) offer a total of five degree programs. The three

degree programmes – industrial engineering, industrial engineering and logistics,

and business information – are offered by HNU in cooperation with the University

of Ulm, in order to unite the core competencies of both institutions. With the new

Bachelor of Information Management and Corporate Communications, HNU offers

a degree unique in all of Europe. Also, the Centre for Continuing Education offers

career advancement training such as MBA programmes for doctors and engineers

and Strategic Information Management.

Occupational education - success through practical training

With the two state vocational schools in Neu-Ulm and Illertissen and their affiliated

vocational schools for child care, social care and home economics, Neu-Ulm District

offers practical training to about 2,900 students. Cooperation with the Agency for

Employment, the District's Department of Youth and Family, the chambers and

guilds and numerous other institutions, guarantees optimal advancement for young

people. The action-oriented training is modern and is adapted to on-going economic

changes. Residencies abroad in London and Paris allow trainees to experience the

globalized world of work even during training.,

Neu-Ulm District, with 45 elementary schools, 4 special schools, 5 secondary schools,

1 business school, 5 high schools, 2 vocational schools and 1 vocational high school,

possesses a sophisticated educational system, which permits teaching of pupils,

according to their inclinations and talents, close to their homes. The diversity of

education is also reflected in the cooperation of the District with private, church and

local schools in their establishment and operation. Education is the best investment

in the future for all of us. Therefore, Neu-Ulm District currently invests, and will

continue to invest, in the expansion and modernisation of its schools. To further

support and encourage the pupils, all-day activites are continuously expanded

according to the need for them.

Neu-Ulm College University (HNU)

International School of Neu-Ulm

"Be ready for global challenges" is the motto of the new fullday

school, which also offers an Early Years programme. Neu-

Ulm-based International School ISU has a large geographical

service area – within a radius of up to 50 kilometers, both

German and international families prize the new schools. The

language of instruction is English, and an intensive German

program is also offered.

Industrial engineering / logistics studies

Logistics unites the business world with Neu-Ulm and Ulm

Colleges and the University of Ulm. Ulm College, in partnership

with Neu-Ulm College and 20 economic partner

companies, the Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and


Center for Family, Environment and Culture in Roggenburg


Roggenburg Monastery, repopulated in 1982 by the Premonstratensian

Order, with its Center for Family, Environment and

Culture, has taken on a leading role in the whole region. Municipal,

social and religious forces here are concentrated on future-oriented

education. One of the main objectives is to strengthen people in

their personality. The bountiful supply of rooms is ideal for events,

conferences, trainings or day-long retreats.

Education Educa



Since the mid-19th century, the convenient location and the construction of the

Ulm-Memmingen railway line has been occasion for visionary entrepreneurs and

company founders to settle along the lower Illertal.

Most of these companies still prize their fortunate situation. The region changes

with the times – and those responsible contribute to the fact that even in times of

globalization, the business location remains directly connected to the main transport

routes. This was also a reason why the Neu-Ulm District decided, as a shareholder,

to give Allgäu Airport financial start-up assistance.

Neu-Ulm 21

With the completion of the railway project Neu-Ulm 21, the track facilities in

downtown Neu-Ulm have been reduced from 16 to 4 tracks and are now laid deeper.

The commissioning of the trough at the end of 2007 brought not only an improvement

of the transport infrastructure and new perspectives for the new and expanded ICE

rail line Stuttgart-Ulm-Augsburg. About 18 hectares are available for urban development.

Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and users of public transport also benefit from

the new situation around the new Neu-Ulm rail stop.

Commuting - by bus and train into the future

The Danube-Iller Transport Network (DING) coordinates regional public transport.

Together with the local authorities and the transport companies, the goal is to

increase the attractiveness of bus and rail. This is being accomplished, for example,

by uniform schedules, standard fares across the entire network, and composite

DING tickets accepted on all lines.

Reception building at the Neu-Ulm train station

The region is superbly integrated in the European high-speed

rail network through the München-Ulm-Frankfurt-Berlin/Köln ICE

lines and the IC / EC connections. The well-linked commuter rail

lines are coordinated with this long-distance traffic. With its six

feeder lines, the Ulm junction is one of the most important rail

hubs in southern Germany. As part of the "Magistral for Europe"

from Paris to Budapest, the proposed new Stuttgart-Ulm-

Augsburg line is important for the integration of Europe.

This is the intersection of the major east-west axis A 8

and the north-south axis A 7. An additional 30 km of Federal

roads, 170 km of state roads, and 100 km of District roads

ensure optimal connections within the administrative district

of Neu-Ulm.

Transport conn connections

Since the summer of 2007, the region is connected to international air traffic through the Allgäu

Airport in Memmingen. Within a year, the number of direct destinations has risen to eleven. In

addition to the domestic destinations of Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne / Bonn, European holiday

destinations in Turkey, Italy, Greece and Spain are on the flight plan. Allgäu Airport has the significant

advantages of short routes and inexpensive parking. This allows the business trip or holiday to start

out relaxed in Germany's highest airport.



Giving new ventures a chance

The Corporation for Technological Advancement

The promotion of start-ups is supported jointly by the local authorities in the region.

The Corporation for Technological Advancement GmbH (TFU), with its four technology

and business incubators in Neu-Ulm and Ulm is considered the launching pad for

successful start-ups. TFU pays special attention to the most innovative start-ups.

Through special information, counselling and mentoring services, through space

for office and laboratory activities based on need and demand, and through

community use of services and facilities, the TFU team caters to the special needs

of each start-up. Another advantage for start-ups is that they can benefit from the

synergistic effects of neighbouring businesses and Ulm's scientistic know-how.

Illertissen Foundation Centre

A joint project between the city of Illertissen and the company William Walker GmbH

makes it possible to offer start-up founders inexpensive and interesting areas in

the Illertissen Foundation Centre. The space is flexible, can be adapted to the wishes

of the founders, and can be expanded if necessary.

Quality of life

The feel-good region

The high income level and comparatively low risk of unemployment form the basis

for economic security and well-being. Material wealth alone does not necessarily

mean that the people in our region particularly feel comfortable; however, independent

studies in recent years have confirmed again and again that the location as well as

the entire Danube-Iller region enjoys a high quality of life. Aspects such as life

expectancy, health, environmental conditions, educational opportunities and leisure

activities play at least as important a role in the feel-good region as material factors.

Athletic and active along the Danube and Iller

Movement in the great outdoors is well provided for. "Water rats" get their money's

worth, especially in nearby recreational areas along the Danube and Iller and around

the former quarry ponds. Various water sports clubs not only offer its members

comprehensive programmes, but also offer guided tours on the Danube and Iller.

The Danube and Iller Cycling Paths, which run about 40 Km through Neu-Ulm

District, provide an excellent connection to the European long-distance bike-path


Get on your bike!

The valleys of Danube, Iller, Roth, Biber and Osterbach are connected by a welldeveloped

network of cycling and hiking trails. Five family-friendly marked bicycle

tours invite cyclists to discover the most beautiful corners of the region. Neu-Ulm

District presents its tour suggestions in the cycling map "Get on your bike!".

Experience nature

The District Model Garden at Weißenhorn allows visitors to experience a lively

garden in which the beautiful is combined with the useful, and which provides

many ideas for designing one's own garden. The herb gardens of Roggenburg

Monastery and of the Pilgrimage Church of Sts. Peter and Paul in Elchingen give

a new experience of the tradition of cultivation and usage of medicinal and aromatic




Living in the city


The historic old town of Weissenhorn reflects a wealth of cultural history. Remains

of military defense buildings of the 15th Century as well as the Neuffen and Fugger

castles hint at how important this Swabian town was long ago. In addition to the

Schranne, the former department store, the historical theater is worth a visit. With

its classical ceiling decorations, it is a true jewel. An entertaining programme of

events ensures that the 140 seats sell out quickly.


The city of Illertissen was first mentioned in 954 AD. Its history was greatly influenced

by the old merchant family Vöhlin, and the Vöhlin castle, located high above the

city, is the main landmark of the city. In the castle, one can visit the Bee Museum,

the Local History Museum and the castle chapel. The concert series "Culture in the

Castle" offers outstanding concert evenings in the Baroque hall of the Vöhlin Castle.

The city is also known for its extensive array of leisure activities, including the

"Nautilla" swimming pool.


Art and culture put their own personal stamp on the young city of Vöhringen. A

diverse cultural scene provides for a cultured lifestyle, with the cultural center

Wolfgang Eychmüller House as the culture epi-centre. Architecturally modern and

spacious, it is considered a sophisticated venue for events, and is also used for

conferences and seminars.


The shopping town of Senden is known throughout the region for its outstanding

product selection. The cultural events in the city's community centre are as popular

as the serenade concerts in the town park. With the sea-side resort, indoor swimming

pool and the skating rink in Illerau, the city offers excellent sports and leisure options.


The Treaty of Paris of 28 January 1810 set the border between the kingdoms

Wuerttemberg and Bavaria in the middle of the Danube. From the existing gardens,

inns, border guard and customs stations and the village of Offenhausen, the industrial

town of Neu-Ulm developed over the course of the 19th Century. Neu-Ulm, separated

from neighbouring Ulm only by the Danube River, is today a vibrant city with modern

residential neighbourhoods. The deepening of the railroad tracks has contributed

significantly to the reorganization of the downtown area. About 18 hectares of land

have become available for living, working and recreation areas.

The parish church of St. John the Baptist, designed in the expressionist style, is

one of the most important church buildings of the 20th Century. In addition to a

diverse program presented directly on the banks of the Danube, the Edwin Scharff

House Culture and Conference Centre offers the best view of the Münster (cathedral)

and the Old Town of Ulm.,


Rich heritage - modern works

Kellmünz Archaeological Park

The arc of history in Neu-Ulm District stretches far. It starts with a visit to the

Archaeological Park Kellmünz. The tour of the walls of the 300 AD castle built by

Mons Caelius starts off the visit to Kellmünz, located in the South of the District.

The museum tower contains documentation of the history of the Roman province


Edwin Scharff Museum Neu-Ulm

Edwin Scharff, one of the most important German sculptors of the first half of

the 20th Century, was born in Neu-Ulm. The Edwin Scharff Museum in Neu-Ulm

displays a rich selection of his paintings, drawings, watercolors and sculptures.

Museum of Fine Arts in Neu-Ulm District

Neu-Ulm District has set up its art collection in the appealing atmosphere of the

former brewpub Nersingen Oberfahlheim. It provides an overview of the current

artistic creations in the region.

Roggenburg Monastery Museum

Monasteries have given us a rich heritage of art and culture. In the rooms of the

former prelature of Roggenburg Monastery, works of religious art of the 17th and

18th centuries are presented, including works by the sculptor Christoph Rodt and

the famous painter and fresco master Franz Martin Kuen.

Bee Museum in Vöhlin Castle Illertissen

A unique collection on the theme of “bees”, assembled by the pharmacist and

chemist Dr. Karl-August Forster.

Idyllic landscapes in the valleys of Roth, Biber and Osterbach

Untouched natural landscapes and lovingly spruced-up villages with richly decorated

churches and monasteries invite one to relax now and then and just let one's

thoughts wander. The short hills allow easy walks and hikes with wide views of

forests, meadows and fields.




Neu-Ulm District would like to thank the following companies, whose financial contributions have contributed

to the success of this brochure.

Wieland-Werke AG Vöhringen

PERI GmbH Weißenhorn

Michael Pentz GmbH & Co.

Spannelemente KG


Weh GmbH Verbindungstechnik Illertissen

EvoBus GmbH Neu-Ulm


Welte-Wenu GmbH

Welte Rohrbiegetechnik GmbH


Schwegler Werkzeugfabrik Vöhringen

SMB Maschinenbau GmbH Vöhringen

Schnarrenberger Holding GmbH Vöhringen

Reichmann + Sohn GmbH Weißenhorn

Hilti Kunststofftechnik GmbH Nersingen

Süd-West-Chemie GmbH Neu-Ulm

Wiedemann GmbH & Co. KG Neu-Ulm


Tautenhahn GmbH


Sanomed Gesundheits- und Neu-Ulm

Sportnahrungsmittelherstellung GmbH

Honold International GmbH & Co. KG Neu-Ulm

TNT Express GmbH Neu-Ulm

Allgaier Gruppe

Verpackungen - Spedition - Bausanierung -



Möbel Inhofer GmbH & Co. KG Senden

Kurt Motz e.K. Illertissen

Glöckler & Lauer GmbH & Co.

Systemhaus KG

Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken

im Landkreis Neu-Ulm



Neu-Ulm District

Economic Development

Kantstraße 8

89231 Neu-Ulm

Telefon 07 31 / 70 40 - 108

Telefax 07 31 / 70 40 - 665

Conceptual design and text

Monika Stadler


Designbüro Bauer & Partner



Mareis Druck GmbH


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Neu-Ulm District, Evo Bus, Wieland-Werke, PERI GmbH,

Oetinger-Gruppe, Butzbach GmbH, Miller GmbH, Kränzle

GmbH, Bosch Rexroth AG, Reichmann & Sohn GmbH, ESTA

GmbH & Co KG, Hilti GmbH, WEH GmbH, Reinz-Dichtungs-

GmbH, Welte Wenu GmbH, Fruchthof Nagel GmbH, Möbel

Inhofer GmbH & Co. KG, Carl Götz GmbH, Bredent GmbH &

Co. KG, Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH, Cognis Deutschland

GmbH & Co.KG, Pfizer Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH,

Kloster Roggenburg, GRZ Walker, TFU-GmbH, Designbüro

Bauer & Partner.


Neu-Ulm District

Economic Development

Kantstraße 8

89231 Neu-Ulm

Spitze im Süden

Telephone 07 31 / 70 40 - 108

Fax 07 31 / 70 40 - 665

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