Neu-Ulm Administrative District
Innovative economic area with a future
Greetings from the
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the District Council
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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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Quality of life
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Life in the city
Rich heritage –
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
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.
Industrial factories/employees revenues/investments
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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.
GDP per employee in euros
1991 1995 2000 2005 2006
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.
Change 1990 - 2006
Neu-Ulm District 77%
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.
R & D
Other 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
measurement, control and
Tippable rotary furnace of the company Oetinger
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 www.hydro.com
Kunstgießerei Kollinger Elchingen formations, castings www.kollinger-guss.de
Grimminger Illertissen grinding www.grimminger-schleiftechnik.de
Butzbach Industrietore Illertissen, Kellmünz, industrial gates, hangar doors, www.butzbach.com
Alfred Kirsten oHG Neu-Ulm company signs www.kirsten-group.com
Donau-Härterei GmbH Neu-Ulm Surfacing Technologies www.donau-haerterei.de
Drittenthaler Neu-Ulm metal house doors, www.drittenthaler-leichtmetallbau.de
Leichtmetallbau winter gardens, roofing
Edelstahltechnik-Ulm- Neu-Ulm stainless steel products www.edelstahl-ulm.de
Friedrich Sailer GmbH Neu-Ulm Equipment for food production www.friedrich-sailer.de
Karl Konzelmann Neu-Ulm recycled aluminum www.konzelmann.com
Kaufmann Ulm Neu-Ulm light advertising, www.spenglereibedarf.ulm.de
Spenglereibedarf GmbH plumbing equipment
Welte Wenu GmbH Neu-Ulm Pipe-bending, www.welte-rohrbiegetechnik.de
Metallgießerei Scheeff Nersingen www.scheeff.de
Teufel Prototypen GmbH Nersingen prototypes for mass production www.teufel-prototypen.de
Blech & Technik Vöhringen www.blech-und-technik.de
Wieland Werke Vöhringen semi-finished products www.wieland.de
Oetinger Aluminium- Weißenhorn recycled aluminum www.alu-oetinger.de
L. Schuler GmbH Weißenhorn windows and facades www.schuler-mb.de
PERI GmbH Weißenhorn scaffolding www.peri.de
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
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, www.miller-tools.de
Präzisionswerkzeuge aerospace, printing machines
and hydraulic industries
Bosch Rexroth AG Elchingen drive and control www.boschrexroth.com
Kolbe GmbH Elchingen Meat processing machinery www.kolbe-maschinenbau.de
Grecon Dimter Illertissen wood processing www.weinig.com
Holzoptimierung GmbH machines
Josef Kränzle Gerätebau Illertissen cleaning machines www.kraenzle.com
Weikmann Maschinenbau Illertissen precision milling parts www.weikmann-gmbH.de
Zeh Präzisionsteile GmbH Illertissen tools www.zeh-praezision.de
Weh GmbH Illertissen refuelling facilities, www.weh.com
Verbindungstechnik joining technology
Hilti Kunststofftechnik Nersingen plastic injection parts for www.hilti.com
GmbH mounting and dismantling
MAKA Max Mayer Nersingen, wood, plastic, www.maka.de
Maschinenbau GmbH Neu-Ulm and aluminum processing
Grosse JAC Neu-Ulm Jacquard machines www.grosse-jac.de
Metzner GmbH Neu-Ulm cutting machines, www.metzner.com
Sauer Bibus GmbH Neu-Ulm Hydrostatic engines www.sauerbibus.de
Schmiedel Maschinen- Neu-Ulm metalworking www.schmiedel-gmbh.de
und Fahrzeugbau GmbH machines
TM Technischer Neu-Ulm coolers and galleys www.tmtech.de
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, www.waitzinger.de
Baumaschinen GmbH concrete pumps
Welte Wenu GmbH Neu-Ulm industrial vehicle and www.welte-group.com
Weyhmüller Neu-Ulm packaging machines www.weyhmueller.com
Wilhelm Bader GmbH Senden machinery housing and www.bader-w.com
linings, operation consoles,
ESTA Apparatebau Senden industrial pumping and www.esta.com
GmbH & Co. KG vacuuming equipment,
Schnarrenberger Vöhringen grinding tools; gears for www.schnarrenberger.de
Gruppe GmbH aviation, auto and wind
Werkzeugfabrik Manfred Vöhringen solid carbide www.schwegler.de
Schwegler drilling tools
SMB Maschinenbau Vöhringen wedge tooth installations, www.smb-keilzinken.com
Sportplatzmaschinenbau Vöhringen machinery for sports tracks www.smg.gmbh.de
GmbH and artificial turf
Reichmann & Sohn GmbH Weißenhorn Ski and snowboard www.rema.de
Ritter & Bader GmbH Weißenhorn cooling systems www.ritter-bader.com
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.
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
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
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
architecture. www.moebel-inhofer.de, www.interni-by-inhofer.com
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.
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
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
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.
www.illertalklinik-illertissen.de, www.donauklinik-new-ulm.de, www.stiftungsklinikweissenhorn.de
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
For 35 years, the familyowned
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
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. www.hs-neu-ulm.de
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.
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.
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
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!".
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. www.weissenhorn.de
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. www.illertissen.de
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. www.voehringen.de
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. www.neu-ulm.de, www.esh.neu-ulm.de
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 www.wieland.de
PERI GmbH Weißenhorn www.peri.de
Michael Pentz GmbH & Co.
Weh GmbH Verbindungstechnik Illertissen www.weh.com
EvoBus GmbH Neu-Ulm www.evobus.com
Welte Rohrbiegetechnik GmbH
Schwegler Werkzeugfabrik Vöhringen www.schwegler.de
SMB Maschinenbau GmbH Vöhringen www.smb-keilzinken.com
Schnarrenberger Holding GmbH Vöhringen www.schnarrenberger.de
Reichmann + Sohn GmbH Weißenhorn www.reichmann.com
Hilti Kunststofftechnik GmbH Nersingen www.hilti.com
Süd-West-Chemie GmbH Neu-Ulm www.sued-west-chemie.de
Wiedemann GmbH & Co. KG Neu-Ulm www.glas.wiedemann.de
Sanomed Gesundheits- und Neu-Ulm www.sanomed.net
Honold International GmbH & Co. KG Neu-Ulm www.honold.net
TNT Express GmbH Neu-Ulm www.tnt.de
Verpackungen - Spedition - Bausanierung -
Möbel Inhofer GmbH & Co. KG Senden www.inhofer.de
Kurt Motz e.K. Illertissen www.kurt-motz.de
Glöckler & Lauer GmbH & Co.
Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken
im Landkreis Neu-Ulm
Telefon 07 31 / 70 40 - 108
Telefax 07 31 / 70 40 - 665
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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.
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