Key to Bavaria - the foreign trade database

With its premier location in the center of the European Union, Bavaria is the hub of a number of industries, housing a multitude of international and local companies. Bavaria has not only become Germany’s high-tech center with companies in Information Technology or Electrical Engineering and Electronics, but is also the home to industry clusters such as Mechanical Engineering, Construction, Mechatronics and Automotive. With premier access to cutting edge research and state-of-the-art infrastructure these companies have proven to be excellent business partners.

The company database “Key to Bavaria” offers comprehensive information about Bavarian export-orientated companies which operate in the 22 most important sectors in Bavaria, as well as research and technology transfer institutions and specialized government agencies and associations.

Make use of “Key to Bavaria” to search for Bavarian business partners - totally free of charge!


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Overview of all key technologies

  • Aerospace Industries & Satellite Navigation 454
  • Automotive Industry 2029
  • Biotechnology 497
  • Chemical Industry 716
  • Construction Industry 2914
  • Cultural and Creative Industries 3912
  • Electrical Engineering & Electronics 2263
  • Energy Technology 1084
  • Environmental Technology 1662
  • Financial Services 459
  • Food Industry 1164
  • Forestry and Wood Industry 1273
  • Information Technology 2967
  • Logistics 1158
  • Mechanical Engineering Industry 4186
  • Mechatronics 1180
  • Media 1548
  • Medical Technology 1250
  • Nanotechnology 166
  • New Materials 2439
  • Photonics 378
  • Railway Technology 364