Business Location Germany

"Made in Germany" is synonymous with quality and Germany is a specialist on innovation. After all, there is immen­se potential for Germany to further develop its reputation as a high-end location for business activities. Sufficient cause for optimism!


Christian Kirk

Introduction

Dear Reader,

ThyssenKrupp, Daimler, Siemens, Por­sche and Bayer – these are only some of the very big names in German economy, which are international synonyms for quality and reliability. The label “Made in Germany” is still appreciated worldwide – and de­­servedly so. However, in the business location Ger­many it is especially the medium-sized companies that continuously add new international highlights with innovations and patents...

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José Manuel Barroso

Introduction

Dear Reader,

A dynamic and well-performing economy is vital for Europe’s future. It will in­­crease our global competitiveness and enhance the prosperity and well-being of our citizens. The re-launch of the Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs has already been a crucial step towards realizing such a vibrant, innovative, and ...

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Bundeswirtschaftsminister a.D. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg über die Innovationskraft Deutschlands.

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Michael Glos

Germany – A lot of power for permanent growth

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Dr. Norbert Lammert

Deepening inevitable – Globalization as an obligation for the EU member states

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Regus provides offices for all purposes

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Mainviertel Offenbach GmbH & Co. KG

Living and working in the harbour of Offenbach

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Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger

Germany –
The ideal investment location in Europe

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SAP AG

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SCHUFA Holding AG

Reliable information for secure credit agreements

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Dr. rer. pol. Andreas Georgi

Private wealth management – A European mega-seller in international markets

When entering “private wealth management”, the internet search engine Google returns some 470,000 hits. That’s amazing because a few years ago, the term, denoting wealth management services for high-asset clients, was probably, at best, known to...

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Wolfgang Grupp

We need to return to values, responsibility and performance

Germany as a business location is better than its reputation if business owners fulfil their obligations.

For me, being a German business owner, it goes without saying and I consider...

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FIDUCIA IT AG

IT solutions with the highest level of security

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COR AG

Modern IT solutions and quality consulting for financial services providers

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Kurt Beck

Medium-sized businesses – The engine of German success

Germany is a country where medium-sized businesses predominate. Only slightly more than 4,500 of the over two million companies in the Federal Republic of Germany employ more than 500 people, while there are almost 1.4 million firms with...

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Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther

Keeping the boat afloat – Strengthening the competitiveness of the location

Lately the German economy has grown at astonishing rates. “Europe’s sick man” has again turned into a prodigy in the eyes of international observers. After a long period of stagnation, the econom­ic output increased by 2.8 per cent in 2006, seasonally adjusted...

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KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH

High-tech measurement instrumentation – Innovative, reliable, worldwide!

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Lenze AG

Innovative solutions for drive and automation technology

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Jürgen R. Thumann

Utilizing the upswing to initiate reforms

At the end of 2007, Germany can look back on two consecutive years of significant growth. The economic prospects for 2008 are still positive as well, even though a few small clouds start to appear on the horizon. In addition, the German labour market benefits from the economic...

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Roland Koch

Don’t be afraid of reforms – Employees should share in success

Germany in the summer of 2007: un­­employment dropped by more than one million within two years, 700,000 additional jobs subject to compulsory social insurance created in the same time period, booming investment and increasing consumer spending. After the long dry spell at the beginning of the millennium, the German economy has been growing considerably and prognoses...

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Dr. Dr. h.c. Guido Westerwelle, MdB

Globalization –
A chance rather than a risk for Germany

When I was young, Spain was a po­­p­ular travel destination in Ger­ma­ny, because the sun was always shining there and because it was so cheap. Now the sun is still shining in Spain, but it has become an expensive...

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Prof. Dr. Kurt Lauk

Preparing the social market economy for the future

Ludwig Erhard did not like his label “Father of the economic miracle”. In his opinion, the boom in Germany was due to the hard work of all citizens within the framework of the social market econ­­omy. It was Erhard who...

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jörg Bullinger

“Made in Germany” – A hallmark of quality again

Today more than ever in the past, an export na­­tion like Ger­many de­­pends on providing innovative products and services which can compete in global markets. Since we cannot win a price war in competition with...

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GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

GEA Group – Global supplier of most modern process technology

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Innocycling GmbH & Co. KG

New dimension in material cycle management with an innovative type of plastic

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Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss

The Max Planck Society – Motor and figurehead of German research

Stefan Hell had a vision: the physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Bio­physical Chemistry was unwilling to accept the established doctrine stat­­ing that the resolution of light microscopes was limited by the laws of...

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TechDo GmbH

The revolution in technical documentation

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Prof. Dr. Frieder Meyer-Krahmer

Igniting ideas! The High-Tech Strategy of the Federal Government

Germany in the global competition for innovation The global competition for innovation has been increasing for some time and Germany has an excellent position in this field. The developments in the international technology markets show one thing for sure: safe advantages no longer exist. This situation holds both challenges and opportunities...

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Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel

Top education for students from all over the world

The international appeal of German universities “Germany needs masterminds. Master­minds come from the universities.” This description shows to the point how im­­portant the...

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Nintendo of Europe GmbH

Nintendo redefines the video game

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Dr. sc. tech. Dieter Hundt

Training made in Germany – Ensuring competitiveness through quality

Qualification is a critical factor of success in today’s society. Excellently qua­l­ified people have better chances to develop a professional career and participate in society. Education is a central location factor for...

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Klaus Wowereit

The Federal Capital of Berlin –
A city of creativity

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Duisburger Hafen AG

The world‚s largest inland port –
More than just infrastructure for Europe

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Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Mehdorn

Transport and logistics – The core areas of global competition

Germany is often referred to as the “world export champion”. A world ex­­port champion must also be a world transport champion. This is the obvious consequence of Germany’s being deeply involved in a global...

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Dipl.-Kfm. Bernhard Simon

Logistics made in Germany – Locomotive for the business location of Germany

Let me start by saying that large sections of the German economy have recently overcome the long years of stagnation. We notice the pioneering spirit and the breath of fresh air in the everyday work with our thousands of...

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Georg Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

On the right track with Georg!

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Kögel Fahrzeugwerke GmbH

European innovation leader of transport solutions

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Alexander Tietje

Germany, the world’s automobile nation – Globally leading in lorry technology, as well In future the demand for commercial vehicles will continue to increase. This is the re­­sult of a study conducted by the In­­stitut für Automobil­industrie (institute for automobile industry). The lo­­cation Germany is well prepared for this de­­velopment since the commercial vehicle...

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Pirelli Deutschland GmbH

Pirelli ­– Power, control, innovation

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Dr. Christopher Pleister

Community involvement pays off – Corporate citizenship improves a company’s image

“They are okay. They do something to benefit our region.” This is the most beautiful compliment that people throughout Germany, between Flensburg and Garmisch, between Aachen and Görlitz, can pay...

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Q-Cells AG

With unlimited energy into the future

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Fritz Vahrenholt

Renewable energies – Research and development for the environment

All of us know: New energy sources will have to satisfy the world’s soaring demand for energy. In China alone, the energy demand increases every three years by the amount of energy consumed in Japan. We also know: Today’s energy mix...

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Nordex AG

High yield wind turbines for all windregimes

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Suzlon Energy Ltd.

Suzlon Energy – Powering a greener tomorrow

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Dr. Harald Ringstorff

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VIDERO AG

Efficient and up-to-date – Addressing customers at the point of sale

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Frank Behrendt

Communicating at eye level A little while ago, a renowned European telecommunication company introdu­ced a new broadband service. Users criticized this new service in relevant internet communities. The company wan­ted to stand up to the negative com­­ments and went on the offensive, following their communications agency’s advice: it asked all members of the community for their personal...

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René Obermann

How to become a global leader – Telecommunications as an element of success

If you enter a ho­­tel room in Dubai or New York, you will most probably open a lock made by Dorma in En­­nepetal, Germany. No matter if you prefer to wear English or Italian style suits, the buttons will most­­ly have been manufactured in fac­tories belonging to...

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Sebapharma GmbH & Co. KG

From Boppard into the world – A success story

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Dr. Hubertus Erlen

From biotechnology to medical technology – Chances within and for Germany

Highly dynamic transformation process­es fundamentally changing the life con­­ditions of every individual take strong influence on our time. One of these pro­­cesses is the enormous increase of knowledge about biotechnology and me­­d­­icine. In the past...

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Ulla Schmidt

Health policy – Safe standards for 82 million Germans

The German health care system has a long tradition. The statutory health insurance scheme was already established 120 years ago. Until the 1980s, however, there was no real competition between the...

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Katholisches Klinikum Marienhof/St. Josef gGmbH

Confraternity in service as a guarantor of success – Katholisches Klinikum Koblenz

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Lebe Gesund Steinmühlen Brot GmbH

High-Quality Foods from Peaceable Cultivation

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Michael von Zitzewitz

Trade fairs in Germany – Where the trends of tomorrow can be seen today

Germany is the globally leading trade fair location. This is due to a number of reasons: One is the country’s long tradition of organizing trade fairs, others are its geographical position and its economic power. And one reason...

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Thomas Bach

Major sporting events open new possibilities – New fitness awareness

The former judge at the Federal Con­­stitutional Court, Prof. Dr. Udo Steiner, once called the Federal Republic of Ger­­many a “sporting nation”. The fight for points and records, titles and cham­­pionships fascinates a great...

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BIONADE GmbH

BIONADE – A refreshing change.

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Tetra Pak GmbH & Co. KG

Tetra Pak – Protects what’s good

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Tilo Braune

Tourism depends on quality – Multiple holidays are the major trend

The destination Germany is very popular with Germans. To maintain this pop­­u­larity, the Ger­­man Tourism As­­so­ci­­ation (DTV) advocates continuously increasing quality. Creativity and innovation are rightly expected of the in­­dustry. This is the only way to prepare tourism for the coming years. The trends show: Tomor­row’s holidaymakers are...

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HRS – HOTEL RESERVATION SERVICE Robert Ragge GmbH

Passion for hotel booking – The hotel reservation service success story

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Tipp24 AG

Tipp24 AG – Never miss a lottery opportunity with the No. 1

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Dr. Hans-Georg Knopp

There are no limits on art – Germany as a place to encounter culture

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Imprint


Company contributions:

Diehl Aerosystems – the biggest German supplier to the air travel industry
From Boppard into the world – A success story
Eifel future initiative – act. achieve. inspire.
Setting Standards

Author contributions:

Technologies of the future for Austria and global markets
The Passau Region – A rewarding Alternative to crowded population centres
Well covered – Buses and trains connect in Chemnitz
Tradition and innovation lead to practical problem solving
The University of Heidelberg – equipped for the future