The Automotive industry is one of the leading industrial branches of Germany with a highly
developed innovation force. Increasing technological requirements, greater individualisation
within the automotive industry, shorter product cyles, globalisation and stronger competition
make innovations and co-operations essential for the automotive suppliers’ industry.
Thus the idea was born to create a unique Center of excellence in collaboration with Invest in
Bavaria, department of the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure,
Transport and Technology, to support the research and development projects of small and
medium-sized automotive suppliers.
First results for an industrial sites, focusing on automotive suppliers were presented. The Automotive
Center Bavaria acts as an additional ‘ad-on’ and unique selling point. Supplier's Park and
Automotive Center are forming an integrated whole.
The Automotive Center Bavaria, nucleus of the Automotive Supplier's Park PolePosition, provides
automotive suppliers with modern test facilities the possibility to test systems, components and
innovations in terms of vehicle safety, operational durability and to conduct environmental simulations
on-site. It enables suppliers to drive forward the technologica progress independently within the
The Automotive Center Bavaria brings together industry and research institutions for R&D projects.
Automotive infrastructure, favourable
position and transport connections
Network for practice-orientated research
within the automotive industry
Technology transfer between
industry, universities and
Synergies in development capacities
and driving force for
Forum for automotive innovations
in Upper Franconia
Strong partner to stay competitve