Mechanical Engineering in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

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Mechanical Engineering

in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

Final assembly of highly efficient boilers of up to 2 MW at

Viessmann Berlin

Jonas & Redmann produces machines for the medical technology industry

Companies (selection)

Active Space Technologies

ADMOS Gleitlager

Ahlberg Metalltechnik

Alfred Eichelberger Ventilatorenfabrik


ATeB Automatisierungstechnik

B. Grauel

Baumer Hübner

Bekum Maschinenfabriken


BORSIG Process Heat Exchanger

Boschen & Oetting

Brose Fahrzeugteile

BSH Hausgeräte

Cantas Fördertechnik

Christian Dunkel Werkzeugbau

CSE Maschinenbau und Automatisierung

Dr. Thiedig

Emerson Climate Technologies

es-te Folding Systems

F.U.R. Wickeltechnologie

F&M Maschinenbau

FALTEC Falt- und Sondermaschinen

FKS Maschinenbau

Flemming & Pehrsson


Forba Form-, Vorrichtungs- und



FST Industrie

GEA Refrigeration Germany

Gebrüder Geisler


GERB Schwingungsisolierungen

Gmeinder Getriebe

Gottschalk & Michaelis

Grasse Zur Ingenieurgesellschaft

Gühring Maschinenbau Berlin

H. Euen

H.-H. Focke


HAWE InLine Hydraulik

HD Verzahn- & Drehtechnik

India Dreusicke

InSystems Automation

itec Automation & Laser

IWAM Instandhaltungsservice

Jonas & Redmann

Karl Rabofsky


Klaus Ellinger

Klero Roboterautomation



KST Kraftwerks- und -Spezialteile

LAR Process Analysers

Lechmann Engineering

MAN Diesel & Turbo

Innovative and high-performing

Engineering and plant construction moves

the world, and is unbelievably multifaceted:

Without machine tools, there would be no cars,

no airplanes, no cellphones. Bridges are only

able to carry the load of thousands of vehicles

every day due to high-precision measurement

and test engineering. And the cutting edge

technology of engineering makes it possible

to recover important raw materials and energy

from a daily 3.5 million tons of waste worldwide.

Even these few examples show how innovative

and high-performing German engineering

is. Both modern, established enterprises and

young, aspiring companies – including several

real »hidden champions« – represent the diversity

of the industry in Berlin, characterized

as it is by predominantly small and mediumsized


Alongside end producers, innumerable supply

companies with close relationships to information

and communications technology, measurement

and control technology, and medical

technology are typical for the capital region.

Tradition and future

Werner von Siemens or August Borsig: The

names of major corporate personalities are

closely associated with the industrial history

Andreas Gonschior


HAWE InLine Hydraulik GmbH

»Berlin: For our parent company

in China, the city is a prestigious

location with many good contacts

– for our young engineers a

sought-after environment full of

innovation and inspiration – for

HAWE InLine a long tradition in

mechanical engineering with which

we feel connected.«

»The ever increasing number of

students in mechanical engineering

and transport systems at the TU

Berlin testifies to the attraction and

quality of engineering education in

Berlin. In addition to the teaching

of engineering skills, the focus is

on the development of interdisciplinary

and transdisciplinary knowledge for the research

and development of future technological ideas and

solutions. With its diversified approaches to thinking

and living, Berlin is the ideal catalyst for this.«

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Henning J. Meyer


Technische Universität Berlin

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport


of Berlin. Even today mechanical engineering

is still firmly rooted in the federal capital and,

following a significant structural transformation

in the 1990s, continues to be linked to the

successes of the past. As one of the core sectors,

it also contributes to the steady growth in the

number of companies, employees and the turnover

in the Berlin industry.

In 2016, Berlin-based mechanical engineering

companies generated an annual turnover of

around 2.1 billion euros. This makes mechanical

engineering one of the industries with the

biggest trade volume in Berlin. Products from

Berlin are highly regarded internationally too.

In 2016 Berlin’s mechanical engineering companies

recorded the highest export quota in

Eastern Germany, with more than 67 percent.

Mechanical engineering provides

future technologies

Mechanical engineering is a major innovation

driver for new growth markets and thematic

fields such as energy efficiency, environmental

and climate protection, as well as water and

• Around 150 companies in the field of



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with more than 21,000 employees

• Annual turnover of around 4.6 billion euros (2.1 in mechanical


• Export quota: 65 percent (67 in mechanical engineering)

• Core areas: Gas turbine and turbo machinery, lifting equipment

and conveyors, pumps and compressors, measurement and control

technology, as well as medical technology

Gear manufacturing at H.-H. Focke

• Around 15,000 students in the disciplines of mechanical engineering

and process technology

Source: Statistisches Bundesamt

energy supply. Mechanical and plant engineers

provide the decisive impulse for sustain able

future technologies.

There is hardly another sector in which research

and development are so pronounced. In

a nationwide comparison, Berlin companies

have even seen an above-average rise in their

innovation activities over the last years.

A recent study by the Technologiestiftung Berlin

shows that the revenue generated from new

products in Berlin is well above the nationwide

average. This highlights that Berlin is an attractive

location for pioneering ideas, in particular

with regard to the opportunity for interdisciplinary


Thereby the companies benefit from the tradition-steeped

training for engineers as well as

the powerful academic and research landscape.

The TU Berlin and the Fraunhofer Institute

for Production Systems and Design Technology

in particular are strong R&D partners

for business. Mechanical engineering also focuses

on the innovativeness and creativity of

the young, dynamic startup scene.

In addition to startups, the development and

»MTS Systems GmbH was founded

in 1972 as subsidiary of a US global

provider of test and simulations

systems, with Berlin consciously

chosen as the location. Then as

now, there is no industrial base

in Germany more diverse, more

international and more efficient.

Through the unique proximity to science and a vibrant

cultural and creative scene, we find the optimum

conditions for innovation and growth.«

Marcus Piepenschneider

Managing Director Germany

MTS Systems GmbH

»The Berlin-based manufacturing

industry is currently experiencing

a pleasing upturn. This provides

numerous possibilities for contact

with institutes of higher education

alongside very promising opportunities

for collaboration with startups.

These, too, inspire particularly

favorable circumstances for cross-innovation and

topics such as big data. In order to achieve market success

and growth in these areas, the established mechanical

engineering markets will require perseverance.«

Mathis Kuchejda



technology centers of large companies are

also relocating increasingly to the region in

order to benefit from an interdisciplinary,

dynamic and international environment.

Highly qualified skilled workers

and management

Berlin attracts people from all over the world.

They want to live, study, and work here. In

the Berlin-Brandenburg region alone, around

15,000 students are currently studying mechanical

engineering and process technology.

The federal capital is one of the most popular

university locations worldwide for foreign

students and scientists. The city also attracts

highly qualified skilled workers, from all-rounders

to specialists.

Growth orientation, the enormous potential

for innovation, as well as highly trained, multilingual

staff and management: These are the

crucial prerequisites for a successful business

in Berlin.

MELAG Medizintechnik

MENZEL Elektromotoren

Mikron Berlin

MSA Deutschland

MTS Systems

MWA Nova


NICO Maschinen & Anlagen Konstruktion

NILES Werkzeugmaschinen

OTA Anlagenbau



PROCAM Steuerungstechnik

R & P Maschinenbaumechanik

REKOBA Relais- und Fernmeldetechnik



Schindler Deutschland


Schmitt & Sohn Aufzüge


Silica Verfahrenstechnik

SKF Lubrication Systems Germany

SKS Sondermaschinen- und

Fördertechnik vertrieb

Spirka Schnellflechter

SWS Software und Werkzeugmaschinen


Thyssen Aufzüge Deutschland

TMA Anlagentechnik

Toni Technik Baustoffprüfsysteme

Tornado Antriebstechnik

Uhde Inventa Fischer

UKF Universal-Kugellager-Fabrik

VBE Berlin-Mechanik Sondermaschinenbau

und Fördertechnik

Viessmann Werke Berlin

Vogt Maschinenbau

Wazau Mess- + Prüfsysteme

wh Münzprüfer


Science I Research and Development

bbw University of Applied Sciences

Beuth University of Applied Sciences


Brandenburg University of Applied


Brandenburg University of Technology

Cottbus – Senftenberg

Fraunhofer Institute for Production

Systems and Design Technology IPK

Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and

Microintegration IZM

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft

(HTW) Berlin – University of Applied


Technical University of Applied Sciences


Technische Universität Berlin

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Photos: Cover: KAPP NILES, Inside: Viessmann, Jonas & Redmann, H.-H. Focke GmbH & Co. KG

Design: Büro Watkinson, Berlin, Production: Laserline, Berlin © March 2017


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