Over 130 years ago, Karl Benz introduced the first production automobile with an internal combustion engine in what is considered to be the world’s first practical motorcar. Today, hundreds of thousands of modern automobiles leave the assembly lines in and around Stuttgart every year.
The highly specialised supplier industry that has developed in the region in turn supplies jobs to highly qualified employees. “From dishwasher to millionaire!”—this is the history of many family-owned business in the Stuttgart region. Large global players in the machine production, laser technology and tool production industries have their roots and headquarters in Stuttgart.