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Lower Saxony - home to highly competitive industry

By creating the right policy environment, Lower Saxony's government strengthens the competitiveness of the companies located here, thus aiding growth and employment in industry. In particular, the strategic aims of this approach are flexibility, innovation, mobility and internationality.

Lower Saxony is among the front-runners in many different branches of industry, such as the automotive and auto parts sector, shipbuilding, and the chemicals and food industries.

The state can boast a large number of outstanding companies and industrial regions of world renown. From magnificent cruise ships to advances in the automotive industry or forward-looking regenerative energies – Lower Saxony is the industrial location that's going places!

Lower Saxony's chief industries are:

  • the automotive sector;
  • the chemical industry;
  • calibration and materials testing;
  • the food industry;
  • renewable energies;
  • aerospace;
  • optical technologies;
  • raw materials and mining;
  • shipyards and shipbuilding; and
  • the maritime industry.
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