Success Stories

Industry giants, hidden champions or creative start-ups: Dresden has been a success story for them all. They have all located here, expanding or setting up their companies from scratch. We look forward to the next chapter in that story!
Photo: Von Ardenne

Dresden-based High-Tech Pioneer Grows to Global Player


VON ARDENNE develops technologies and manufactures equipment for the deposition of ultra-thin layers on materials such as glass, metal strips and polymer films. These materials are the basis for products like solar modules, architectural glass, and smartphone displays.
Intel | Success story at the business location Dresden

Tracking down the Mobile Network Standard of the Future

Intel Mobile Communications

In 2010, Blue Wonder Communications, a Dresden start-up founded in 2008, became part of Intel. At its Dresden site, Intel develops technology for the fourth generation of mobile networks and the mobile communications standard LTE (Long Term Evolution).
Apogepha | Success story at the business location Dresden

A Family Enterprise with Strong Roots

APOGEPHA Arzneimittel GmbH

Throughout the company’s history, which dates back to 1882, APOGEPHA Arzneimittel GmbH has continuously expanded its product portfolio to improve the quality of life for urology patients.
Infineon | Success Story at the business location Dresden

Conquering Large Markets with Small Structures

Infineon Technologies Dresden

Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH is one of Infineon Technologies AG’s largest production sites. 2014 marks the company’s 20th anniversary.

Qpoint | Success story at the business location Dresden

Taking Custom-Tailored Heating Structures on the Road to Success

Qpoint Composite GmbH

A spinoff of a research group at the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research Dresden, Qpoint Composite serves the trend toward extreme-lightweight construction in the aviation and automotive industries with unique, electric heatable forming tools. The company’s founders and managers are scientists Holger Orawetz and Matti Reppe.
Sunfire | Success story at the business location Dresden

Tracking down Energy

sunfire GmbH

Founded in 2010 and initially operating with just its three founders, sunfire today is 70 employees strong and dedicated to innovative energy technology.


Biotype | Success story at the business location Dresden

From Furniture Construction to Bio Technology

Biotype Diagnostic GmbH

In 1998, the former furniture production complex of the German Workshops Hellerau located north of Dresden was transformed into a Center for Innovation that houses 40 companies and 500 thinkers, artists and scientists.
DTF Technology GmbH |Success story at the business location Dresden

Extra-large Commitment to Ultrathin Layers

DTF Technology GmbH

The young Dresden enterprise DTF Technology designs and manufactures special purpose machines that apply nanolayers – ultrathin layers – onto diverse materials.


Dresden World Market Leaders

Company Product
ELASKON Sachsen GmbH & Co. KG für Spezialschmierstoffe Development, production and sale of lubricants for ropes and toothed gears, molding and release agents and temporary corrosion protection materials
GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (branch office) Influenza vaccines
HEINE Resistors GmbH Top quality power resistors
Novaled AG OLEDs
SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY GmbH Developer, manufacturer, and supplier of RFID and NFC transponders and inlays
Theegarten-Pactec GmbH & Co. KG Packaging machines for the confectionery industry
VON ARDENNE GmbH Equipment for industrial vacuum processes in plasma and electron beam technology
Xenon Automatisierungstechnik GmbH Customized engineering
Effective April 2014

Excellence is the city‘s motto

Dresden’s success is based on key technologies including microelectronics, information-and-communications, new materials, photovoltaic and nanotechnology, and, life sciences and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.