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Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main area

Rhine-Main area – A leading economic region in Europe

Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main area became an established reputation in recent decades as a leading European financial center and an important industrial and service location. The job market in this region is respectively  wide and offers a wide range of opportunities.


Logisticjobs in Frankfurt and Rhine-Main

Three states  –
One economic region

The central and easily accessible location in south-west Germany promoted the industrialization of the area between Mainz in the west and Aschaffenburg in the east as well as between Marburg in the north and Mannheim with the Rhine-Neckar region in the south as early as the mid-19th century. More than 8% of Germany’s gross value added is currently generated in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region, although only around 7% of the German population lives here.

The economic structure in Frankfurt is characterized by banks, investment companies, the Bundesbank and the European Central Bank. The chemical industry has been based in the region since the 19th century, particularly in what is now Industriepark Höchst. Other services have established themselves in the wider area, above all trade and tourism, which generate a lot of sales, especially during trade fairs. The automotive industry is also represented in the region with European or German headquarters as well as research and design centers. Another heavyweight is the construction and real estate industry.

In addition, the Rhine-Main area is an important science and research region. It is the result of the density of the large universities located here. ​​Around 175,000 students are enrolled at the largest institutions, which are

  • Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz)
  • Philipps University (Marburg)
  • Justus-Liebig university Giessen)
  • Goethe University (Frankfurt am Main)
  • University of Fulda
  • Technical University of Aschaffenburg
  • Technical University of Darmstadt

Frankfurt am Main

The importance of Frankfurt as a trading and financial center is historically documented. Due to its geographically favorable location on traditional trade routes, trade fairs were established as early as the 13th century. Over the centuries, this has become the third largest trade fair exhibition in the world (after Shanghai and Hannover) in terms of exhibition space. 11fair halls with 372,073 square meters of exhibition space and around 60,000 square meters of outdoor space are spread across the exhibition center in the west of Frankfurt.

The importance of Frankfurt as a financial center is made clear by the fact that the four largest German banks, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, KfW and DZ-Bank, are based in Frankfurt. The largest German direct bank, ING-DiBa, is also based in Frankfurt. The auditing companies also have important branches in Frankfurt, e.g. B. KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers or Ernst & Young in the neighboring town of Eschborn.

Many companies in other sectors such as chemicals, IT, transport and the food industry also have their headquarters or important representations in Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Bahn is represented in the passenger transport division by DB Regio AG, DB Fernverkehr AG and the infrastructure subsidiary DB Netz AG in Frankfurt.

In the chemical sector, the name Hoechst AG is associated with the city of Frankfurt. Even if the company no longer exists in its previous form, the former factory premises have been converted into the Höchst industrial park, which is now one of the three largest locations for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Europe. Other pharmaceutical manufacturers based in the Rhine-Main area are Fresenius in Bad Homburg and Stada in Bad Vilbel. The German headquarters of large food companies such as Nestlé and Ferrero are also located in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt is the seat of numerous German and European headquarters of foreign automobile groups such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (with Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep), Honda and Kia. In addition to the traditional company Opel in Rüsselsheim am Main, Jaguar in Schwalbach am Taunus is also represented in the region. Further south, in Weiterstadt, Škoda and Seat have their German headquarters. The Japanese manufacturer Mazda operates a design center in Oberursel, and Hyundai’s European sales center is in Offenbach.

Mainz / Wiesbaden

The two state capitals of Mainz and Wiesbaden are on both sides of the Rhine. Accordingly, many state authorities are located in both cities. In addition to service companies, companies in the processing industry also characterize the image of these two cities. In Mainz, this includes Schott AG, a leading international technology group that has focused on the manufacture of special glass and glass ceramics. Werner & Mertz GmbH is a family-run, medium-sized manufacturer of cleaning and care products. Biontech SE is a listed German biotechnology company. Boehringer Ingelheim has its headquarters between Mainz and Bingen. A world market leader is also based in Mainz: the J. F. Hillebrand Group is the world leader in the transport of wine and spirits.

The proportion of processing industry in Wiesbaden, on the other hand, has steadily decreased in recent decades, but well-known companies are still represented there with locations. The listed SGL Carbon, one of the leading graphite manufacturers, has its headquarters here. Not far from here is the Kalle-Albert industrial park, also a former Hoechst AG location, where more than 80 companies from the chemical industry are based.

Rhein-Main area as Transport and logistics hub

Due to its dense network of motorways and federal roads, the Rhine-Main area is a favorable location for companies that need appropriate space and good infrastructure connections to supply their own production or to distribute their products. Many companies have set up their production or logistics sites along the motorways in particular, e.g. in:

  • Hofheim
  • Bischofsheim
  • Bensheim
  • Heppenheim
  • Mörfelden-Walldorf
  • Obertshausen
  • Bad Homburg
  • Friedberg
  • Hanau
  • Gelnhausen

The connection to the Frankfurt Main and Frankfurt-Hahn airports and their international air freight connections as well as to the railway network are also attractive for companies with an international focus. The two inland shipping routes Rhine and Main, together with container handling in the ports of Mainz, Ginsheim, Gernsheim, Worms (Rhine), Frankfurt, Hanau, Aschaffenburg (Main) and the intermodal freight transport center, complete the infrastructure for freight transport.