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Successful companies

The strength of the economic location of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is based on the close networking of business, science and politics, as well as genuine freedom for new ideas and quick decisions in administration. With its many attractive future industries, the region offers top prospects for start-ups and investments as well as for managerial and technical talent.

Ostseestaal GmbH & Co. KG

Ostseestaal GmbH & Co. KG is a specialist in 3D cold forming. This is where the dreams of architects, engineers and ship builders are brought to life.
Ostseestaal steps in where conventional production processes reach their limits. The company supplies construction kits for the largest cruise ships and is a globally renowned partner in mould construction for the aerospace industry. This also applies to the wind energy sector, as the development of renewable energy is becoming increasingly important.


Kraken Power GmbH

Kraken Power Rostock

Underwater specialists: Kraken Power. (Image: Kraken Power GmbH)

Video Bianca Souffrant

Bianca Souffrant, Kraken Power GmbH.

Kraken Power is writing an international success story 6,000 metres below sea level: The Rostock- based company develops and builds battery storage, electric motors and drives for diving robots which function flawlessly, even at such depths, but do not require thick steel capsules or other expensive pressure vessels. With its proprietary developments and constant research, Kraken Power has become a global leader in its specialist field. The company also supports the newly built Ocean Technology Campus (OTC), which is being created as an international centre for underwater technology in Rostock.
In large pressure tanks, Kraken Power is testing modules needed for so-called unmanned autonomous water vehicles which must function at depths of up to 6,000 metres.


Webasto Group

The Webasto Group is a globally innovative system partner for virtually all automotive manufacturers and is considered among the 100 largest suppliers of the industry worldwide. The company’s product portfolio encompasses a broad range of roof and heating systems for any vehicle type and all drive systems as well as battery systems and charging solutions. 

Webasto Group

Webasto is among the largest suppliers of the automotive industry. (Image: Webasto Group)

The world’s largest factory for Webasto auxiliary heating and booster heaters for cars, utility and special-purpose vehicles, motorhomes and boats is located in Neubrandenburg. In the future, production volume in the heater business is expected to increase, in particular due to rising demand for electric high-voltage heaters. Webasto is investing in a digitised, fully automated storage and distribution system in Neubrandenburg. In this way, the company is meeting the increased demands for logistics efficiency, volume flexibility and sustainability and securing jobs for more than 800 employees.

Webasto Group

Ocean Technology Campus

Ocean Technology Campus

A milestone of underwater research: the Ocean Technology Campus. (Image: Frauenhofer IGD)

The newly built Ocean Technology Campus in the Hanseatic and university city of Rostock is considered a milestone in underwater research.

A future cluster with a strong innovation network, the campus will lead the development of autonomous under-water or management systems for data processing. They can be used to observe the environment, especially the seabed. Equipped with simulation tools, test fields near the shore and state-of-the-art systems, the campus is sure to attract researchers from all around the world.


HanseYachts AG

Boot HanseYachts AG

Freedom on the open seas: boats by HanseYachts AG.
(Image: HanseYachts AG)

Boot HanseYachts AG

(Image: HanseYachts AG)

Boot HanseYachts AG

(Image: HanseYachts AG)

Developed by sailors, tested on the Baltic Sea and sold around the world: HanseYachts AG, based in Greifswald, has become one of the largest manufacturers of seaworthy sailing and motor yachts from series production as well as luxurious catamarans in Germany since being founded in 1990. Today, seven brands belong to HanseYachts AG. HanseYachts AG has been listed on the stock exchange since 2007 and employs around 1,500 members of staff on average. The sailing and motor yachts and catamarans are showcased at more than 80 fairs in almost 30 countries. The company exports more than 80 percent of its products.



The commercial district of the Hanseatic city of Wismar is an important centre of the European wood industry. With over 1,000 members of staff, EGGER Holzwerkstoffe Wismar GmbH & Co. KG is the largest local company in the sector.

Egger Wismar

Sustainable and innovative: the EGGER site in Wismar. (Image: EGGER Holzwerkstoffe Wismar GmbH & CO.KG)

Every year, around 20 million cubic metres of wood are processed here into laminate flooring and OSB boards – the equivalent of around 50 shiploads, 2,000 railway wagons and 15,000 trucks – and exported directly to South America and Asia. Sustainable use of raw materials has the highest priority here. This is achieved by generating energy in the company’s own biomass power plants, using the most modern and resource-efficient processing technologies and environmentally friendly logistics systems.


Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH

No matter where you find yourself in the world, you are likely to see maritime cranes by Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH. Every year, numerous ship, harbour and offshore cranes are developed and produced at the international port – including one of the largest ground-based cranes in the world.
Extending up to 164 metres in height, the Liebherr TCC 78000 is Germany’s largest crane and one of the most heavy-duty rail-bound gantry cranes worldwide. Its carrying capacity amounts to up to 1,600 tonnes.


Dockweiler AG

Precision work in the clean room: Dockweiler AG. (Image: Dockweiler AG)

Dockweiler AG

Dockweiler AG is a global provider of stainless-steel pipe systems and special productions for plants in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, analytics and all high-tech sectors. The company employs around 660 members of staff around the world. Dockweiler AG is headquartered in Neustadt-Glewe, situated between Hamburg and Berlin. Dockweiler operates internationally with subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Austria, Israel, China, Japan and Thailand, as well as distribution partners in more than 50 countries.


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