The automotive sector in Region Leipzig is characterised by the production of high-quality motor vehicles in the factories of the two premium brands of BMW and Porsche. The series production of top technological products is based on the use of the latest technological innovations (use of carbon in car body production, installation of hybrid drives in several series as standard, electromobility in new BMW series). All levels of manufacturing comply with the latest ecological guidelines and environmental requirements relating to modern processes and procedures. The breadth and depth of manufacturing meets the global standards for premium locations. A range of highly specialised, predominantly medium-sized suppliers, as well as internationally renowned major suppliers, is closely integrated into the manufacturing networks of the production facilities. Just-in-time and just-in-sequence are binding standards for the manufacturing and logistics processes of specialist producers of individual parts and pre-assembled components. Expertise in the field of engine casting for the commercial vehicle industry ranks as a competitive advantage in the economic region.