Investor Conference

On September 4, 2017, GTAI - Germany Trade & Invest organizes a conference in Singapore regarding Special Machinery Cluster opportunities in Eastern Germany, in cooperation with SMAB, – Sondermaschinen- und Anlageanbau (“Special-Purpose Machine and Plant Engineering”) and IMG Saxony-Anhalt

When: September 4, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Singapore

Organization: Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)


Visit of the World Remanufacturing Summit 2017

When: September 6, 2017, from 9:00 a.m.

The conference will include talks on Remanufacturing in the USA, Europe and China, Knowledge Based Manufacturing, advanced remanufacturing technology, remanufacturing activities in Asia, digitalisation and automation, supply chain and business model for remanufacturing.


  • The future of Remanufacturing
  • Reverse logistics and core management
  • Global Standards and Regulation
  • Research & Innovations in Remanufacturing Technology

Mechanical Engineering. Industry Clusters in Eastern Germany.

The machinery and equipment (M&E) sector is the most innovative and second largest industry sector in Germany. Drawing on 150 years of engineering tradition, Saxony-Anhalt has transformed itself from a heavy mechanical engineering center to a high-tech production hub.

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Discover the cluster SMAB and the mechanical engineering region Saxony-Anhalt

Mechanical engineering is one of the most important industry sectors in Saxony-Anhalt. High technological standards and great innovative potential act to secure system leadership in the fields of fluidized bed processes, conveyor technology and innovative software solutions.

Industry focal points include equipment and mechanical engineering, robotics, smart production (i.e. INDUSTRIE 4.0), process development, efficient and intelligent manufacturing techniques, and environmental systems as well as resource efficiency and recycling. One in five of Saxony-Anhalt’s manufacturing industry employees work in the mechanical engineering sector, responsible for generating around 10 percent of total manufacturing industry turnover in the state. The industry is also one of Saxony-Anhalt’s top export business sectors.

The cluster SMAB - Sondermaschinen- und Anlageanbau (“Special-Purpose Machine and Plant Engineering”) supports companies in developing interlinked system solutions, energy-efficient systems and manufacturing technologies as well as medical technology products and services.

Thanks to stable partnerships with research institutes and strong networks, companies are able to pool their expertise, develop an attractive technological base, and thus improve their national and international market opportunities. Mechanical engineering counts among Saxony-Anhalt’s top export business sectors.

Cluster SMAB in focus

According to a report carried out by the Federal Ministry for Economics Affairs and Energy (BMWi), SMAB belongs to the select group of excellence innovation clusters in Germany, affording the cluster a unique value proposition within Saxony-Anhalt. Cluster management services are provided by the tti Technologietransfer- und Innovationsförderung Magdeburg GmbH company (“tti Technology Transfer and Innovation Support Magdeburg”). The company is responsible for promoting the economic development of the northern part of Saxony-Anhalt within the framework of European innovation and technology transfer projects carried out in the federal state.

SMAB enjoys partnerships with a number of complementary industry clusters including the  automotive, chemicals/plastics, and renewable energy networks in the region. Saxony-Anhalt also boasts a number of complementary machine and plant engineering clusters and networks.