Dahme-Spreewald – where logistics and aviation are flourishing
The cluster “transport, mobility and logistics in Berlin-Brandenburg” is taking on a pioneering role within the capital city region and is characterised by a marked degree of intermodality and interdisciplinarity. These are strengths which the district of Dahme-Spreewald is also able to offer. The infrastructure conditions within the region are virtually ideal, and its proximity to Berlin means that two main branch focuses are dominant. A number of leading logistics companies have established locations, whilst the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) is attracting the aviation industry. A further location benefit which the Dahme-Spreewald district enjoys is the nearby Wildau University of Applied Sciences, which secures the requirement for skilled workers and drives forward innovation.
Networked in all directions
The Dahme-Spreewald district’s central location within Europe and the links which it enjoys in all directions have meant that the logistics sector has established itself as a growth branch. Dachser, DHL and Hermes are just three of the leading names to set up shop here, and the logistics industry now employs around 3,000 staff. The transport situation in the district, which offers excellent connections between all branches of travel, provides an immense location benefit. The two main trans-European axes (A10, A13), the airport and the river port in Königs Wusterhausen offer an outstanding transport network, whilst the proximity of the EU border makes it possible to tap into the markets of Eastern Europe.
Alongside the availability of qualified commercial workers, this is a location which also enjoys a considerable advantage in the form of the Technical University of Wildau (University of Applied Sciences). The university has about 4,200 students and 50 professors and offers a wide range of opportunities for the recruitment of highly qualified staff and for application oriented research projects. Courses of study in logistics, telematics and aviation engineering/aviation logistics provide a good thematic match with the relevant branch competences.
Airport improving the quality of the location
The university is surrounded by the “Wildau Technology and Research Park”, which offers the very best conditions for technological start-up’s and successfully networks academic research and trade and industry. The expansion of the airport in Schönefeld to create the new major BER Airport represents the implementation of the largest transport and infrastructure project in East Germany and will further quicken the pace of growth in the Dahme-Spreewald district. The logistics, telematics and aviation engineering sectors will be particular beneficiaries of such a development.
The Schönefelder Kreuz Aerospace Technology Centre supports further aviation set-ups, relocations and spin-offs, encouraging regional development of the sector by means of events, network management and technology projects. A total of 30 modern industrial and commercial locations with good transport links are available within the district, all of which provides further evidence that the core growth area of “Schönefelder Kreuz” and the locations of Schönefeld, Wildau and Königs Wusterhausen are highly attractive to investors.