Manufacturing industry

Traditional Industries, New Technologies


The Leipzig region is a traditional hub bringing out solid but innovative manufacturing tools and techniques.

Ever since the beginnings of industrialisation Leipzig has been world-famous for mechanical and vehicle engineering, as well as leading the world market in printing and bookbinding machinery or wool mills. Turning spindle machines, aircraft, and even cable cars like the one that takes passengers up to the Table Mountain in Cape Town all came from Leipzig. Not only the first German long-distance railway line was opened in Leipzig, still today railway cranes by the world market leader Kirow-Ardelt move the heaviest loads on the world's railways including the ones of the London Underground.

Leipzig businesses are experienced in advanced manufacturing technologies, from digital manufacturing to robotic automation and cybersecurity. These allow manufacturers to customize their products and to give them a powerful competitive edge. The additive manufacturing cluster “Building 3D” bundles manufacturers, service companies as well as R&D institutes from the region within their value-adding “3D House” network with nationwide impact.

Leipzig businesses have the power to develop products that enable the industrial ecosystem to bring out the full potential in and around Germany’s fastest growing city. Rhebo for example not only ensure system stability for partners such as for the energy supplier Innogy or the German insurer Allianz. They also develop AI-solutions with the biggest German R&D society “Fraunhofer”.

Leipzig offers excellent location conditions for efficient, innovative and digital manufacturing for companies even with logistically extensive supply chains.

companies in the region
2.3 billion
in annual revenue
≈ 10.000
available professionals
<10,000 m²
more than 100 available sites

Soft Landing in the Leipzig Region

Arrivals made easy

Leipzig offers excellent local conditions for efficient, innovative and digital production for companies, together with logistically extensive supply chains.
For outside companies in mechanical engineering and components, digital manufacturing as well as automation and robotics, Invest Region Leipzig is the first point of contact in the region. We support companies in the fields of industrial IoT, cybersecurity, data analysis, additive manufacturing, image processing, sustainable and autonomous mobility solutions, or the future of industrial jobs in expansion and settlement projects of all kinds.

Companies from the manufacturing sector with an interest in the Leipzig region as a location for production, distribution, logistics, research and development receive needs-based, free and confidential information and consulting services from IRL. 

Invest Region Leipzig can offer advice on site selection conditions, the cluster infrastructure and funding opportunities, as well as arranging contacts with potential partners and supporting the search for suitable sites and properties.

Invest Region Leipzig brings together the project-relevant public, private, academic and clinical partners for the professional support of companies interested in settling in the region.