AUTO! - Sector Structure

From A like alternator to Z like Z-axle, Saxony’s enterprises and institutions working on behalf of the automobile industry are capable of developing and manufacturing all the components and parts required for a vehicle as well as the requisite production equipment.

Map "Automotive Industry in Saxony" - Company Logos of Selected Firms

Source: Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS)

"Autoland Saxony" at a Glance

Motor vehicles made in „Autoland Saxony“ have been providing people with mobility for more than 100 years now. It was here that such innovations as the first mass-produced left-hand drive and frontwheel drive began their international success story. With five vehicle and engine plants operated by Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW as well as about 780 branch suppliers, equipment and service providers, Saxony is one of Germany’s top auto locations today. Approximately every eigthth car built in Germany comes from Saxony. 

The automobile industry is also the driving force of Saxony’s manufacturing industry. Its approximately 95,000 employees, of whom more than 80 % work in the supply industry, generate more than one quarter of Saxony’s industrial production. From A like alternator to Z like Z-axle, automotive suppliers in Saxony are capable of developing and manufacturing virtually all the components and parts required for a vehicle as well as the requisite production equipment. 

Saxony is also in the „pole position“ of the second automobile revolution. Today’s innovative fields are modern hybrid and electric mobility solutions, developments for autonomous driving, lightweight construction in an efficient material mix, resource-efficient production technologies as well as new traffic concepts and solutions. In these fields, industry and research work hand-in-hand and advance solutions for sustainable mobility.

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