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Bremen in numbers

Facts and figures on Bremen as an investment location

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… Bremen is the eighth-largest industrial hub in Germany? We've compiled a selection of useful facts and figures about Bremen as an investment location.

  • Eighth-largest industrial hub in Germany
  • More than 1,300 industrial companies and service providers in the maritime sector
  • Four universities and around 50 technology research institutes (Fraunhofer and Max Planck institutes, German Aerospace Centre and German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence)
  • Since 2012 the University of Bremen has been one of Germany's top eleven universities
  • Second-largest production and development site in Germany for Europe's Airbus Group
  • The Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen is Daimler's largest global production site in the world in terms of vehicle production numbers (as at 2015) and employs around 12,700 people
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Important companies in the Bremen region



  • Airbus Group, aerospace
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev Deutschland GmbH Co.KG, brewery
  • ArcelorMittal Bremen GmbH, production of flat-rolled steel
  • Atlas Elektronik GmbH, land and flight systems, flight simulation
  • AZUL Kaffee GmbH & Co. KG, coffee roasting
  • BLG Logistics Group AG & Co. KG, logistics, distribution, transshipment
  • Bremer HACHEZ Chocolade GmbH  & Co. KG, production of premium chocolates
  • Bremer Straßenbahn AG, public transport
  • Bremer Tageszeitungen AG, publishing and printing
  • CSM Bakery Solutions, development, production and distribution of equipment and products for bakeries
  • CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA, sales and marketing of admission tickets for concerts, theatres and other events in Germany and abroad
  • Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz Werk Bremen, automotive manufacturing
  • Detlef Hegemann Aktiengesellschaft, metalworking and associated services, environmental equipment
  • Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG, yacht building
  • HANSA-FLEX AG, industrial fabrication of hydraulics components
  • Hofmeister & Meincke GmbH, distributor of hydraulic valves for the automotive industry
  • JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS DE GmbH, coffee production and sales
  • KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG, insulation technology, insulating materials for the construction industry
  • Kellogg (Deutschland) GmbH, production of cornflakes and other foods
  • Mondelez International, production and sales of coffee, chocolate and other foods
  • OHB SE, production and sales of high-tech equipment (telematics, aerospace), satellite services
  • RDE Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH, technology group for security and mobility
  • UNIVEG Deutschland GmbH, fruit sales
  • Vitakraft pet care GmbH & Co. KG, production and sales of products for the domestic pet market
  • Zech Group, construction contractor


  • Deutsche See GmbH, processing and sales of fish and seafood
  • FRoSTA Tiefkühlkost GmbH , development, production and sales of frozen food
  • NORDSEE GmbH, production and sales of fish goods

Not an exhaustive list.

As at April 2016

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