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Machine and Plant Engineering and Construction: Traditionally Excellent
Mechanical engineering is a key sector in Saxon industry and thus also of Dresden industry. Its long history stretches back into the nineteenth century: the first German steam locomotive, the 'Saxonia,' was built by Andreas Schubert in Dresden.
Companies which were founded back then such as, for example, Kummer & Co. (today VEM Sachsenwerk) founded in 1850 as well as Kelle & Hildebrandt (today SBS Group) founded in 1874 still characterize the location today.
Today, about 40 companies with roughly 4,000 workers work in the field of mechanical engineering and plant construction. Their focus is on custom engineering and special-purpose machines in the fields of:
- Packaging Machines and Machine Tools
- Testing Systems
- Mining Machines
The biggest automotive manufacturer in Europe has also made the most of Dresden's skills in mechanical engineering: since 2002 Volkswagen has produced its top-class sedan, the Phaeton, in the heart of the city.
Volkswagen produces its top-class sedan, the Phaeton, at the Transparent Factory. Robots are only used to take the load off human beings.
PIA|nova®, made by VON ARDENNE, is an example of Dresden plant constructors' high level of skill.
The custom-built units at XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH ensure that even highly complex production processes can run automatically.
Qualified specialists, top research and technology transfer in the growing fields of new-generation materials, nanotechnology and microelectronics also increase the innovation and competitiveness of local companies.