Verena Heyner
Wirtschaftsförderung Land Brandenburg GmbH (WFBB)
Team Lead Industry
Tel: +49 331 – 730 61-216
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Dr. Uwe Lienig
Saxony Economic Development Corporation
Industry Sector Manager Mechanical and Plant Engineering
Tel: +49 351 – 2138-136
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Metal industry – the economic
backbone of the region

The metals industry is one of the sectors offering the largest number of jobs in Lusatia. The sector includes numerous traditional companies which enrich the region with their driving force and expertise. Lusatia is thus home to market leaders in the areas of metal processing, mechanical and plant engineering as well as laser and automation technology.

Traditional sites with cutting-edge facilities

Traditional sites and innovative companies such as Ortrander EisenhütteKjellberg and voestalpine in Finsterwalde, Tenova TAKRAF in Lauchhammer, ALTRAD plettac in Großräschen and Stahlbau Ruhland offer a high level of expertise in metal processing and machining, laser technology and steel construction and mechanical engineering. Thus ALTRAD plettac scaffolds are visible on construction sites all over the world.

Companies from automation technology, factory systems and lightweight construction sectors can also be found here, where they can profit ultra-modern from an active research landscape. ATN Hölzel supplies state-of-the-art systems for joining technology, COVAC Elektro und Automation works with automation technology and MBN installs complete production plants, while Trumpf in Neukirch supplies ultra-modern processing systems for the metalworking industry.

Clusters and networks

Lusatia’s long-established companies specialising in metal processing, mechanical and plant engineering are, among other things, actively engaged in the Cluster Metal Brandenburg and the Mechanical Engineering Network Saxony (VEMASinnovativ).