Kreis Unna

Active structural transformation

Since it was founded in 1961 the business development agency for the district of Unna has played an active part in shaping the structural transformation in the region. Over 550 businesses with well over 32,000 jobs have now been created and/or retained. Key branches in the district include logistics, engineering, life sciences, energy and disposal and recycling technology.

Logistics – a sector with a promising future

Business competitiveness is characterised by strong growth in the worldwide flow of goods and is affected to a significant extent by the efficiency of logistics. This means that the logistics sector is a decisive success factor for companies in the markets. The significance of the sector is reflected in the district of Unna, over 11,000 employees liable for social security contributions are currently employed in over 400 companies of the logistics branch.

The basis for the success of the Unna district include the strategically favourable location at the eastern edge of the Ruhr district and the outstanding offer available for logistics space and superb transport infrastructure.

Engineering

Integrated automation processes are a decisive competitive factor in all branches of industry because they contain a great potential for value creation. This theme is the major factor in production and service activities in the district of Unna and the East of the Ruhr district. The Factory Automation Competence Centre aims to strengthen the innovative powers and international competitiveness of companies. The project is primarily directed at businesses active in engineering, measuring and control technology and electrical engineering. With the Factory Automation Competence Centre the business development agency of the district of Unna has sent an important signal. Modern companies require modern, innovative conditions if they are to act successfully in the global markets. The primary objective of the Factory Automation Competence Centre  has been achieved with the Netzwerk Industrie RuhrOst e.V. (NIRO) – namely the establishment of a sustainable corporate network in the eastern Ruhr region. NIRO is a network of companies for companies, with the additional involvement of universities, chambers of trade and industry, associations and economic development bodies. The goal of the partners is to strengthen the economic and technological efficiency and potential of the engineering and industrial electronics sectors.

Welcome to Unna

The district of Unna lies at the eastern edge of the Metropole Ruhr, joining with the two cities of Dortmund and Hamm to form the 'eastern Ruhr district' economic region. 420,000 people live in the district, which comprises eight towns and cities and two parishes, on an area of some 543 square kilometres. There are over six million people living within a radius of 60 km. To date there has been a positive growth of over 50,000 in the local population since 1975, a clear indication of the high level of the quality of life, work and living in the district of Unna. The favourable location of the district of Unna with its proximity to the five autobahns A1, A2, A 44, A 45 and A 443 enables short journey times both within the Ruhr district itself and into the recreational areas of Münsterland, Sauerland and the Soester Börde flatlands. Connection to the major waterways is provided for both freight shipping and pleasure craft via the Datteln-Hamm Canal, which passes through the towns of Bergkamen and Lünen.

Active structural transformation

Since it was founded in 1961 the business development agency for the district of Unna has played an active part in shaping the structural transformation in the region. Over 550 businesses with well over 32,000 jobs have now been created and/or retained. Key branches in the district include logistics, engineering, life sciences, energy and disposal and recycling technology.

Logistics – a sector with a promising future

Business competitiveness is characterised by strong growth in the worldwide flow of goods and is affected to a significant extent by the efficiency of logistics. This means that the logistics sector is a decisive success factor for companies in the markets. The significance of the sector is reflected in the district of Unna, over 11,000 employees liable for social security contributions are currently employed in over 400 companies of the logistics branch.

The basis for the success of the Unna district include the strategically favourable location at the eastern edge of the Ruhr district and the outstanding offer available for logistics space and superb transport infrastructure.

Engineering

Integrated automation processes are a decisive competitive factor in all branches of industry because they contain a great potential for value creation. This theme is the major factor in production and service activities in the district of Unna and the East of the Ruhr district. The Factory Automation Competence Centre aims to strengthen the innovative powers and international competitiveness of companies. The project is primarily directed at businesses active in engineering, measuring and control technology and electrical engineering. With the Factory Automation Competence Centre the business development agency of the district of Unna has sent an important signal. Modern companies require modern, innovative conditions if they are to act successfully in the global markets. The primary objective of the Factory Automation Competence Centre  has been achieved with the Netzwerk Industrie RuhrOst e.V. (NIRO) – namely the establishment of a sustainable corporate network in the eastern Ruhr region. NIRO is a network of companies for companies, with the additional involvement of universities, chambers of trade and industry, associations and economic development bodies. The goal of the partners is to strengthen the economic and technological efficiency and potential of the engineering and industrial electronics sectors.