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.
Die neueste Generation der Flugzeugschalenprüfung für den Test von gekrümmten Flugzeugschalen z.B. mit Flugzeugtür

Evolution and Development

IMA Dresden

Aircraft tests and IMA Dresden – for many years they were synonymous until the company successfully transferred its testing expertise onto several other branches. Today IMA Dresden (short for IMA Material und Anwendungstechnik, Material Science and Application Technology) is an important development partner for microelectronics and composite materials.
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.



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.