Our headquarters, sales and logistics centre is in Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bavaria, after Munich. Since the expansion of the EU by the entry of countries from Eastern Europe, the city has benefited from its central location in the European Economic Area and with its approx. 500,000 inhabitants is the economic, service and cultural centre of Northern Bavaria.
The metropolitan area of Nuremberg has a surface area of 21.000 km2 and has at its disposal a wide spectrum of core competences and cross-sectional technologies with active organisational structures and research links.
From 1995 to 2004 the population increased by 57,900 and now stands at some 3.5 million people. Approximately 3.5 million inhabitants of whom 1.8 million are economically active generate a gross domestic product of some 106 billion Euros, which makes the region one of Europe's major economic centres.