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Investing in Bremen

Bremeninvest is Bremen international

The Bremeninvest international brand

We provide advice and support to companies from all over the world that are looking for a location in Germany. The Bremeninvest team is your main point of contact for all matters related to the establishment of:

  • subsidiaries
  • branches
  • international start-ups

We operate Bremeninvest offices in our focus markets of China, Turkey and the USA. Our colleagues there actively promote Bremen as a location for inward investment and facilitate collaborations with Bremen-based companies. We focus mainly on the aerospace, maritime and logistics clusters as well as the automotive sector, wind energy and renewables.

What can we do for you?

Our customers from around the world benefit from the in-depth expertise of the Bremeninvest team. We will help make your move to Bremen as fast and smooth as possible by drawing on our intercultural expertise, our outstanding networks and our many years of experience in working with international companies.

Our representatives in Shanghai (China), Izmir (Turkey) and Atlanta (USA) are in charge of making initial contact with potential investors. Once the decision to locate to Bremen has been made, the project managers based in Bremen itself will take over and provide a one-stop service:

  • Comprehensive information about Bremen as an investment location
  • Information on all aspects of setting up a company in Germany
  • Help with finding suitable office space, warehouses or manufacturing facilities
  • Marketing for World Trade Center Bremen
  • Facilities at the Bremen World Trade Center for companies establishing operations in the city: small office units, conference rooms and business services
  • Ongoing, individual service during the relocation phase

As part of our individual service we will help you with:

  • Official formalities
  • The search for local service providers
  • The search for residential property
  • Integration into regional networks
  • Communication problems of any kind
  • Acclimatising to your new surroundings, including the search for amenities such as nurseries and schools
Maritime economy and logistics
23 March 2017
Brexit and its consequences for the transport industry

How will the UK’s impending exit from the EU affect the logistics sector? Günther Hörbst, Managing Director of the Via Bremen Foundation, on the economic links between the United Kingdom and the EU

Investing in Bremen
21 March 2017
Forging a link between Bremen and China

The Chinese designer Haoyu Li combines his German design degree with Chinese business acumen. Now he is opening a design office in Bremen, with the aim of making it easier for Chinese products to enter the German market, and to bring German brands to China.

Quality of life
16 March 2017
Bremen – Germany's third-greenest city

The colours of the local football team are not the only thing that's green about Bremen, as you'll see when you take a stroll around its parks and open spaces. A look at the statistics shows that Bremen is not only Germany's tenth-largest city, it is also its third-greenest, offering plenty of space to enjoy nature.

Investing in Bremen
14 March 2017
Last orders before closing time: Start your own business now before Brexit kicks in

Keen to remain in Bremen? Then why not combine residency status with self-employment? Manuel Kühn from Bremeninvest’s welcome service knows all about how a start-up could allow British citizens to beat Brexit and kill two birds with one stone.

9 March 2017
Successes, comebacks and newcomers: Bremen holds the key to the gates of Europe

The high standard of logistical expertise in the state of Bremen functioned as a key to open doors, making this a successful year for Bremen. 2016’s successes were marked by automobiles and steel, welcoming ambitious international companies.

Investing in Bremen
7 March 2017
"We have the right solution for any enquiry" – why it's so easy for international companies to set up business in Bremen

From initial idea to successful move. Andreas Gerber, who heads up the international relocation team at Bremeninvest, knows what international companies need to do to set up a business in Bremen. Here he tells us about the most important steps on the ...

Quality of life
2 March 2017
7 reasons why business people quickly feel at home in Bremen

Hard facts take top priority when it comes to the choice of location for international or domestic businesses. But the faster we feel comfortable outside the workplace in the everyday routines and culture of a foreign country, the sooner we feel at home. In addition to trade, science – and of course its port, Bremen has plenty to offer when it comes to quality of life.

Automotive Industries
28 February 2017
The biggest car park in Europe

BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG & Co. KG’s AutoTerminal in Bremerhaven is a record-breaking automotive hub. Every year, the terminal handles some 2.3 million vehicles. But that’s not all.

Creative / Media
23 February 2017
Co-working in Bremen - nine places where you can find a new office community

Going it alone is rarely an easy option. Co-working enables entrepreneurs to work in a shared space and experience the benefits and synergies that come with this. There are nine co-working spaces in Bremen – which one is right for you?

Welcome Service
21 February 2017
Cutting through red tape with our welcome service

Permits and authorisations, a mountain of applications and a language barrier too. These are just some of the difficulties you face when starting a business abroad. Luckily, an advice centre opened in Bremen in early 2015 that can help you through the jungle: Bremeninvest’s welcome service.

Investing in Bremen
16 February 2017
World Trade Center Bremen: everything under one roof

Geographical distance and cultural differences make it hard to relocate or start up a company in another country. Luckily, help is at hand from the team at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Bremen. They'll do all they can to make your international business a success.

Aerospace
15 February 2017
"Bremen has everything that a hub for the space industry needs"

In December 2016 ministers from the European Space Agency (ESA) member states met to determine the roadmap for the European space sector for the years ahead. Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Bremen submitted joint recommendations. In the following interview Dr Peter Vits, Bremen's State Coordinator for the Space Sector, talks about Bremen's strengths and opportunities.

Aerospace
14 February 2017
Take-off for Bremen: what makes the city a hub for aerospace expertise

The sky is not the limit, at least not in Bremen. All parts of the aerospace sector are represented in the city, from R&D to production. Aeroplane wings, Ariane rockets and Galileo satellites – Bremen is one of the leading locations in the international aerospace industry. Here are five factors behind Bremen’s story of success.

Aerospace
31 January 2017
“50 per cent of the exhibition space has already been reserved”

In 2015 Bremen won the right to host the International Astronautical Congress for the second time, after having successfully held the event in 2003. Its bid was the result of a collaboration between the Bremen regional government and Bremen’s space industry and space research sector. Event partners include the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the German Aerospace Centre.

Automotive Industries
27 January 2017
E-mobility: why electric vehicles are on the up in Bremen

The Bremen region has long been a pioneer in electric mobility and is now set to enjoy further success after Mercedes-Benz and Borgward announced that they will be making electric vehicles in the city.

Automotive Industries
24 January 2017
Five reasons why Bremen is a leading automotive hub

Bremen knows how to make cars: the Mercedes-Benz plant by the Weser river has been in operation for almost 40 years, is the focal point of the city’s automotive industry and automotive clusters, and is now the company’s biggest global facility in terms of vehicle production numbers. Reason enough for an ever-growing number of suppliers and logistics firms to base themselves in Bremen.

Investing in Bremen
21 December 2016
Sigma Textil GmbH: how Muhammad-Farhan Aslam turned his father's business around

Sometimes you have to learn from other people's mistakes and trust your instincts. That is what Muhammad-Farhan Aslam believed when he took over his father's business. Not only did he change the business model, but he also shelved his own plans to move to England. Instead he stayed in Bremen. And it turned out to be one of many good decisions that he made.

Maritime economy and logistics
14 December 2016
The Cargo Distribution Centre (GVZ) in Bremen: a logistics hub with a bright future

For 30 years, the Cargo Distribution Centre in Bremen has delivered excellence – as an investment location and a logistics hub. Today more than 150 companies employing approximately 8,000 people are based at the site. It offers direct links to the ports, the autobahn and has a close proximity to Bremen City Airport.

Investing in Bremen
7 December 2016
Bremeninvest guidelines for foreign nationals setting up businesses in Bremen

Language barriers, unfamiliar legal and fiscal systems, qualifications that need to be recognised. There are many additional hurdles that entrepreneurs have to overcome when setting up a new branch or a new company in a different country. Bremeninvest is committed to offering you advice and support from the outset.

Investing in Bremen
1 December 2016
Innovative spinal surgery company NuVasive finds success in Bremen

You might expect a Bremen-based company specialising in innovative instruments and implants for spinal surgery to be located at the Technology Park. But you'd be wrong. NuVasive Germany GmbH has its head office at the heart of the city centre next to Wallanlagen Park. Now employing a team of 44 people, the company generates annual revenue of more than €10 million – a figure that looks set to rise.

Investing in Bremen
30 November 2016
Chinese LED business finds success in Bremen

David Zhou came to Bremen three years ago with the aim of conquering the market – and a new continent – with LEDs. He started his business selling LED lighting and electronics at the World Trade Centre at Bremen Airport and has gradually built it up over the past few years.

more articles

"Raising Bremen's profile in these countries remains a key objective of our international business development activities."
(Andreas Heyer, CEO of Bremeninvest)

Into the world with Bremen

Use the services provided by our Bremeninvest office for your international venture. We operate representative offices in China, Turkey and the USA.

As part of our service we can provide you with:

  • Information about networks that are relevant to your business
  • Guidance on authorities, associations and institutions
  • Potential business contacts

We work closely with the worldwide network of German chambers of commerce so that we can find the right contacts for large-scale projects. Click here to access our links to organizations that support international trade in Bremen and to other support services in Germany.

Three continents, three countries, three local contacts.

Kirk Atkinson

International

Bremeninvest USA / Office Atlanta

P 00 1 404 910 2184

!moc.ynamregotyek[AT]nosnikta

Lu Wang

International

Bremeninvest China / Office Shanghai

P 00 86-21 5081 5576

!nc.moc.srehclem.hs[AT]ulgnaw

Erol Tüfekçi

Bremeninvest Turkey / Office Izmir

Director Bremeninvest Turkey

P +90 232 422 12 45

!moc.tsevni-nemerb[AT]ickefut.lore