Transportation & Mobility in Berlin

Verkehr & Mobilität in Berlin
© Kirsten Breustedt, Berlin Partner

Dear system analysts, mechanics, development engineers and colleagues, The transport and mobility industry has a wide range of professions in the traffic telematics, automotive and rail technology sectors. 

Traffic telematics in Berlin

In the traffic telematics sector alone, over 90 companies have subsidiaries in the capital region. Together, they supervise and develop traffic management and traffic telematic solutions for driver assistance systems, as well as guidance and information technologies for buses and trains. 

Berlin’s traffic telematics specialises in car IT, navigation and maps, guidance and information technology (public transport), as well as fleet management and tolls. Berlin-based firms such as Carmeq (Volkswagen Group), Hella Aglaia and T-Systems develop hard and software solutions for the automotive sector, in particular. Global players in the navigation manufacturing arena, such as TomTom Traffic, have their headquarters in the capital, are constantly working on new technologies and are represented in the global market with a successful product portfolio. Toll Collect – the operator of Germany’s HGV toll – also has its corporate HQ in Berlin.

Rail technology in Berlin

Successful companies such as Borsig and AEG, have also made the capital a centre for rail technology. Berlin and Brandenburg’s rail technology firms are the backbone of global transport systems. Businesses such as Stadler and Alstom are headquartered here. They are all potential employers. 

Deutsche Bahn AG is Berlin’s largest private employer – approximately 18,500 Berlin residents work there, including 500 scientists. Bombardier builds trains and trams in Berlin; Siemens builds railway signalling systems that are then exported around the world. Here too, you can seek employment – as well as at Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) that is used by around 2.7 million Berlin residents every day.

Automotive in Berlin

There are over 200 automotive companies in the capital, of which around 80 are industrial and supplier businesses, along with various engineering firms. BMW has its engine plant in Berlin; Mercedes Benz sells passenger cars, motor homes, vans and trucks, for example. As well as a handful of major players, the sector is also dominated by SMEs that mainly produce and sell system components and parts. Examples of these are Lonscher Waagen, Arthur Schambach and Bonze Elektro-Mobile. Begin your job search now! It will be worth your while.


Tesla’s new Gigafactory is currently being built in Grünheide near Berlin. Jobs in engineering, construction, production and operations!

Science & research in the Transportation & Mobility industry

As an innovation location for Germany’s national transport and mobility sector, research into new mobility concepts is being conducted in Berlin. The focus is particularly on electric mobility. Together with the digital economy and global players in the automotive sector, start-ups are developing new ideas and concepts for electromobile logistics and connected micro mobility using small vehicles and charging technologies. There are excellent job opportunities for anyone who feels at home in research and science.

Popular research institutions in Berlin’s rail technology sector include the Technische Universität and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. These specialise in control and guidance technology, software, rail operations, railway construction, passenger information and supply.


Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)
Composites United e.V.
Bündnis Bürgerenergie e.V.
Composites United e.V.
GVI( Gold Venture Investment)
immo-magic gmbh
D-Fracht GmbH /
Verband der Bahnindustrie in Deutschland (VDB) e.V.
HELLA Aglaia Mobile Vision GmbH
mytaxi (Intelligent Apps GmbH)
Careem Networks GmbH
Arcadis Germany GmbH
Alexander Dennis
BFFT Gesellschaft für Fahrzeugtechnik mbH
Daten-Kompetenzzentrum Städte und Regionen - DKSR
Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH