The automotive industry in NRW
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The automotive industry in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the key centers of the German automotive industry. A broad spectrum of automotive enterprises operate in NRW – from internationally active corporations operating in conventional vehicle construction through a predominantly medium-sized supplier industry to innovative topics in the field of electromobility to automated and connected driving. These SMEs in particular are in a position to respond flexibly to changing market requirements and initiate new technical developments for cross-industry applications.

Did you know ...

...that the Ford car plant in Cologne is one of the most modern and productive of its kind in Europe?

...that the Bochum-built "Solar World GT" vehicle travelled around the world in 414 days powered solely by the sun

...that North Rhine-Westphalia is a central location for Germany’s automotive supply industry?

... that outstanding battery research facilities distinguish NRW as a location for electromobility?

Automotive industry in NRW | Quick Facts

200,000

employees
The automotive industry in NRW consists of 800 enterprises with a total workforce in excess of 200,000.

1/3

in NRW
One third of Germany’s automotive component suppliers are located in NRW.

63 %

export ratio
With an export ratio of 63 percent, the automotive industry is the industry with the second highest export share in NRW.

2nd Place

in vehicle construction
In the core area of the automotive industry, vehicle construction, NRW occupies 2nd place with 246 companies behind Baden-Württemberg with 306 companies, but ahead of Bavaria with 212.

Promoting new technology

Streetscooter: From campus directly to world market leader.

The innovative strength of the automotive sector in NRW benefits from the close collaboration between industry and applied research establishments. The South Westphalian Automotive Center, for example, provides a platform for R&D activities, engineering services and knowledge transfer between automotive manufacturers, suppliers and university institutes. NRW has significant potential in the area of electromobility – thanks also to the three centers of competence in Aachen, Dortmund and Münster. Together with 80 technology partners, scientists at RWTH Aachen University have developed the innovative electrically powered "Street Scooter" with a range of 130 kilometers and a top speed of 120 kilometers per hour. Deutsche Post DHL has assumed responsibility for this project and is deploying around 8,000 "Street Scooters" for its day-to-day parcel and mail delivery operations.

 

Automotive enterprises in NRW

The automotive industry in NRW consists of major international corporations as well as small and medium-sized component suppliers.:

e.GO, Ford, HELLA, Streetscooter, Daimler.

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NRW.INVEST GmbH
Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Völklinger Str. 4
40219 Düsseldorf
Germany

Germany’s No. 1 Economic Region

The excellent infrastructure, the central location and the high qualifications of the people make North Rhine-Westphalia an economic power of international standing. In terms of numerous economic statistics, NRW is world class.

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