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993.9 thousand


Mechanical engineering, metal

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At 26%, the industrial sector’s share of gross value added is well above the national average. The highly specialized automotive industry, which produces technology and parts for the next generation of mobility, characterizes this federal state. Equally important for the region is the manufacture of steel products, which are used to realize technically demanding projects all over the world.

Around 100,000 highly qualified workers make the heart of Saarland’s industry beat anew every day. According to the German Startup Monitor, only 0.9% of all German startups come from Saarland. Nevertheless, around 25 initiatives are promoting start-ups in the smallest federal state.

Saarland scores points for its short distances, manageable ecosystem and proximity to France. Saarland’s universities are also working together to offer their students and employees good conditions for setting up a business. In addition to Saarland University in SaarbrĂŒcken, there are four state universities and one private university.