Healthy Mix of Sectors
In Bielefeld the combination of owner-managed medium-sized companies and large enterprises is the foundation for economic success. World-renowned brands and global leaders in niche markets demonstrate their loyalty to their location through strong industries. In addition to mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and the automotive supply industry, major industries in Bielefeld include the food industry, the health industry and the IT industry. The city in the Teutoburg Forest in also has a long tradition in the textile/apparel and trading sectors.
Overall, it is clear to see that Bielefeld is well-positioned as a service location where the manufacturing industry also has a strong imprint. In Bielefeld, the service sector (including trade) now contributes 78 percent of the total economic output. (as of June 2015).