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    The economic region - more than a location

    Machine and automobile construction, the glass industry, the paper processing and packaging industry, and also the food and luxury food sectors, and electronic technology represent capital goods branches of above average strength.

    The information and communications technology branch and the savings and loan and insurance industries are outstanding branches in the service sector.

    International trading companies and a solid labour structure round off the Heilbronn-Franken economic region.

    This offers points of departure for innovation and productivity development in keeping with Germany's high labour costs.

    Well-known companies, such as: Alfi, AUDI, Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall, Bechtle, Berner, beyerdynamic, Bosch, Brunnen, BTI, Bürkert, Campina, Deutsches Luft- und Raumfahrtzentrum, Dieffenbacher, ebm-papst, Gebhardt Ventilatoren, GEMÜ, GETRAG, Huber Verpackungen, Hyundai Deutschland, Illig, Intersport, Kaco, Klafs, König Rennsitze, Knorr, KSPG AG, Läpple, Wilhelm Layher, Lidl & Schwarz, Mahle, Marbach, MUSTANG, Optima, Procter & Gamble, Recaro, Scheuerle Fahrzeugtechnik, Schubert, Schunk, R. Stahl, Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke, TDS, Technologietransferzentrum Lampoldshausen, Vollert, VS Vereinigte Spezialmöbelfabriken, Weinig, Würth-Gruppe, ZEAG, Ziehl-Abegg and many more have started off on their pathway to success as global players from this location.

    The Heilbronn-Franken region measures 4,765 m2, and it is home to a population c. 885.640 persons (2012) - more than 340,000 persons (2011) have jobs subject to mandatory social security contributions.  The unemployment rate, at c. 4.0 % (May 2011), reflects the regional average, and it is significantly lower than the national average (7 %, May 2011).

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