Mechanical engineering/metal construction

  • High degree of technical specialization
  • Wide range of education and research
  • 100% green value chain

Industry in brief

Mechanical engineering and metals processing are among the most important sectors of the manufacturing industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Companies have a high level of innovative strength and distinctive competencies in manufacturing, automation and process engineering, and in particular special mechanical engineering.

A driving force for your projects

With generous support programs, intensive research and development, qualified specialists and a productive industry network, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern propels your investments in the right direction.

  • Funding

    Technology, innovation and collaborative research are funded generously in MV. In addition, new asset acquisition and production costs are subsidized. The state can provide up to 45% towards  establishing a business facility. As a full-service provider, we support you in applying for subsidies from MV and the EU. Please do not hesitate to ask us.

  • Research and development

    Research Group CEA

    The CEA group is an interdisciplinary research group of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Wismar. Research is conducted on computational engineering and mechatronics - the main research area of the university.

    CIM Technology Center Wismar e. V. 

    The CIM-Technologie-Zentrum Wismar e. V. (CIM e. V.) was founded in 1993 as a non-profit institution for the promotion of science and education and is closely associated with Wismar University of Applied Sciences. Since then, innovation and further education for small and medium-sized enterprises have been supported in various ways across mechanical engineering, metals, steel and plant construction as well as control and automation technology. The headquarters at the Alter Holzhafen in Wismar has modern equipped offices, laboratory and workshop areas where scientists work on the main research areas of special machine and tool construction, micromachining and compound construction. Services include superplastic forming, research work on product and process innovation, R&D transfer between research institutions and companies, studies and concept development for innovation processes in companies, development and implementation of projects for the application of new manufacturing technologies, innovation and network management, seminars, symposia, workshops and further training activities.

    Institute for Surface and Thin Film Technology

    At the Institute for Surface and Thin Film Technology (IfOD) of the Wismar University of Applied Sciences, demanding applied research has been conducted in cooperation with industrial partners since the year 2000. As an industry-oriented institute of the Wismar University of Applied Sciences, it combines competences in coating production, application and characterization as well as surface analysis, establishings a direct link between teaching and practice.

    The IfOD is dedicated to application-oriented research. The focus is on the development and characterization of new, functional materials or material composites, surfaces, materials and processes. In doing so, the IfOD manages research projects from the development and characterization of process engineering to materials science analysis and prototype development.

    Additive manufacturing 

    Large-format objects in construction and design 

    The aim of a project in the design department of Wismar University of Applied Sciences is to advance digitalization in construction, architecture and design, and so increase productivity using new resource-saving manufacturing technologies - the 3D printing process. One focus is on shaping cement materials without the obligatory formwork by means of an additive manufacturing technology in a digital process chain, individually and according to requirements, opening up new design possibilities.

    Development of a process-integrated parameter analysis system for additive manufacturing systems based on artificial intelligence 

    The aim of a joint research project at the Chair of Microfluidics at the University of Rostock is to develop a process-integrated parameter analysis system for additive manufacturing systems, based on artificial intelligence. To this end, hardware and software components are being developed which, on the one hand, support and improve quality assurance in the additive manufacturing process and, on the other, optimize the process itself. On the hardware side, a data analysis system is being developed that can be integrated into an additive manufacturing system. The data analysis system detects, analyzes and monitors relevant process parameters and can use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to detect unfavorable process behavior during the 3D printing process at an early stage and initiate optimization strategies. The software component is based on cryptographic blockchain technology. It defines the interfaces for visualizing the analyzed process parameters and documents specific parameters digitally, decentrally and transparently. This is intended to enable certified additive component manufacturing.


  • Workforce and networks

    University of Rostock, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture with its versatile courses is a powerful focal point for practice-oriented engineering education. The faculty’s research includes biomedical engineering, energy and fluid engineering, maritime systems, production engineering, mechatronics and propulsion technology, as well as applied mechanics and materials engineering.

    Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

    At Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, students can pursue a traditional broad-based degree in general mechanical engineering or specialize directly in health engineering, motorsports or production. Programs include mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, health technology and management, motorsport engineering, and smart production.

    Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering/Process and Environmental Engineering

    Mechanical engineering has been an integral part of Wismar University's educational program since its founding as an engineering academy in 1908. In 1993, engineering education was enhanced with a new Process Engineering, Energy, Environmental and Biotechnology degree program. In addition to the application-oriented engineer training, the focus is on practice-oriented research and development. Research include new materials and plastics technology, computational engineering and mechatronics, renewable raw materials, environmental engineering and biotechnologies.

  • Investment location MV

    In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, investors are connected to the whole world.

    • high technological know-how
    • diversity of locations in the heart of Europe
    • excellent transport infrastructure thanks to developed rail, road, air and water routes
    • swift dialog with authorities and agencies
    • Green energy for net-zero production
    • Research, education and skilled workers

These companies are already in MV

  • BVS Systemtechnik

    BVS Blechtechnik GmbH, founded in 1989 and headquartered in Böblingen, specializes in the production of high-quality thin sheet metal products. Their cross-industry service portfolio includes module assembly and contract manufacturing of terminal ...

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  • Dockweiler

    Dockweiler AG is a global supplier of stainless steel piping systems and custom products for plants in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries, biotechnology, analytics and other high-tech sectors. Dockweiler AG, founded in 1955 as a ...

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  • Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH

    In order to be able to further expand the Group's international market position in the maritime sector, Liebherr started the construction of a production site for the manufacture of maritime cranes in the port of Rostock in 2002. Production started ...

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  • HN Holding

    In addition to high-precision series parts and components for the hydraulics industry, HN Holding’s Parchim site also manufactures technically sophisticated carbide parts in small series or as individual parts. At its Greifswald site, the largest ...

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  • Weber Maschinenbau

    Since 1981, this family-owned company with headquarters in Hesse has been developing and producing machines and systems for the industrial processing of food. At its Neubrandenburg site, Weber Maschinenbau has been producing machines and machine ...

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  • Ostseestaal

    Founded in Stralsund in 1996, the company is one of the technology leaders in 3D cold forming of sheets made of steel, stainless steel, aluminum and special alloys such as nickel 36 (INVAR) for the shipbuilding, industrial, renewable energy, ...

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Industry 4.0, Maritime Industry and Marine Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Metal Processing

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