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Machinery for the global production system

Since industrialisation, Leipzig has been famous for its mechanical engineering and vehicle construction around the world: global market leader in printing and book binding machines, rotary spindle machines, aircraft – even cableways such as the one at Table Mountain in Cape Town were manufactured in Leipzig. Immediately after industrial rejuvenation only a few companies were in a position to make this claim, but these are now among the leading manufacturers in their area. For example, Kirow-Ardelt manufactures railway slewing cranes that move heavy loads on railway tracks around the world. In 2010 the grinding machine manufacturer Schaudt-Mikrosa relocated its entire production facility to Leipzig, while Siemens AG manufacturers turbo compressors for the energy industry here. In the supplier sector, foundries specialising in the automotive industry, such as Halberg Guss, Georg Fischer or Hartmetallguss Bösdorf, together employ over 3000 staff and have been able to expand production significantly in the past few years.

Georg Fischer and Halberg Guss are international companies operating in a range of sectors.

Leipzig Trade Fair hosts the prestigious trade fair duo intec (manufacturing technology, machine toolmaking and special-purpose machine manufacturing) and Z (supplier industry), which represent a powerful marketing platform with a distinct national and international focus. Collaborations are also in place with the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, which offers courses in the field of automation technology.

The Gießereinetzwerk Leipzig is an innovation forum for the casting industry in Region Leipzig. It focuses on the sector's established lines of development and develops these further by applying technological advances. Developing the processes, materials and products in the area of castings represents a significant challenge and an excellent opportunity for cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research institutes and universities.

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Sector focal points

• Castings: Halberg Guss, Georg Fischer Automotive
• Machinery for the print industries (saddle stitchers, adhesive binders and thread-sealing machines)
Machine tools
• Railway slewing cranes
Low voltage switching substations and systems
• Communication terminals
• Turbo compressors for the extraction of raw materials and the chemical industry
• Climate and ventilation technology



Invest Region Leipzig GmbH

Managing Director Michael Körner
Markt 9, 04109 Leipzig
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Chairman of the Board of Partners
District Mayor Burkhard Jung
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Mayor Uwe Albrecht

A subsidiary of the city of Leipzig, Leipzig Chamber of Commerce and
Industry and the district authorities of North Saxony and Leipzig.