Automotive supply industry in Mecklen­burg-Vor­pommern


Customised production for national and international markets

As the northern hub in Germany serving as the gate to Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, economically interesting perspectives are emerging in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the automotive industry. Over 100 companies have now relocated here. They generate an annual turnover of € 1.5 billion. Four of the most successful worldwide automotive suppliers have their production in our state and are driving the industry forward.

For example, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is home to the ZF TRW Airbag Systems GmbH company producing airbag gas generators, the MAT Foundries Europe company producing safety part castings as well as the Webasto company producing sunroofs, panorama roofs, convertible roofs and thermosystems. Excellently trained employees, including those of global players such as Eberspächer, Webasto and the Lear Corp. manufacture and coordinate a complex variety of products and their individual parts on a daily basis. The spectrum of materials processed ranges from rubber, via plastics, leather, copper, aluminium through to stainless steel, special steel, hard manganese and spheroidal graphite iron. Production features and manufacturing technologies in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are characterised by precision, safety and comfort.

Networks of excellence and scientific collaborations

In order to provide custom-fit deliveries to customers all over the world, the companies cooperate with international top-class research institutions. In doing so, one of the keywords is: Industry meets nature. To provide a well adjusted eco-balance, work is undertaken on hybrid drive technology, "green" production and lightweight construction.

Networks of excellence, such as automotive-mv e.V., make a crucial contribution in creating synergies, thereby offering a basis for optimum networking. Automotive-mv e.V. bundles competencies, engages in intensive exchange of experiences, while asserting its own profile in the automotive network of the New Federal States (the former East Germany) – the Automotive Cluster of Eastern Germany (ACOD). This amalgamation of manufacturers, suppliers, engineering service providers and universities (of applied sciences), enables the creation of value-added clusters that strengthen the competitivity of the companies.

The benefits to you

  • Best possible framework conditions by optimal scientific and research structures for innovative projects
  • Creation of value-added clusters by automotive-mv e.V.
  • Well trained specialists

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Success Stories from the Automotive Industry

Webast, Dr. Andreas Dikow


Dr. Andreas Dikow, VP Operations Webasto Thermo & Comfort SE :

„Innovation, Produktivität und Qualität sind Fähigkeitsprofile, die mit hervorragend ausgebildeten und motivierten Mitarbeitern mit hoher regionaler Unternehmensbindung die Automobilzuliefererindustrie im Norden Ostdeutschlands auszeichnen."

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Oberaigner Automotive GmbH

The Oberaigner consortium was founded in 1977 and today is one of the leading specialists in the development and production of automobile system components. In July 2012, Oberaigner officially inaugurated a new plant at Rostock/Laage airport.

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ZF TRW Airbag Systems GmbH

TRW Automotive sets the standard for state-of-the-art innovations when it comes to the development of integrated safety systems for the automotive industry.

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Contact Partner

Claudia Hertel

Claudia Hertel

Team Leader

Storage Technologies, Renewable Energy, Paper, Plastics, Timber, Automotive, Life Sciences, Health Care Industry, Medical Technology

Phone: +49 (385) 59 2 25 - 32
Cell: +49 (171) 559 45 04



Judit Joachim

Judit Joachim


Paper, Plastics, Timber, Automotive

Phone: +49 (385) 59 2 25 - 37
Cell: +49 (171) 366 89 30