Europe, Middle East and Africa

Germany

Back to regions

Whether you’re looking to invest, relocate, partner or expand in Scotland, take a look at the key opportunities that will give you the best return on your investment.

Our Germany office welcomes enquiries from the Central and East European region, across all business sectors.

Germany is currently the fourth most important export market for Scottish businesses with enormous potential in a number of key sectors and opportunities for collaboration.

Local support

The German Consulate in Edinburgh has been supporting an 18,000-strong German community in Scotland for over 50 years – a useful resource to explore opportunities for collaboration. 

The Swiss Consulate in Edinburgh and the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce both support Scottish-Swiss business collaboration and joint cultural events.

Scottish companies operating in Germany already include the Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life, Aberdeen Asset Management, Touch Bionics, Johnstons of Elgin and Walkers Shortbread.

More than 100 German companies already have offices in Scotland. 

Existing inward investors from Germany across key sectors include REpower Systems AG, E.ON, EEW Group, Witzenmann, Bilfinger Berger, TÜV NEL, Siemens, Pyreos, Lidl, Aldi, TMD Friction and Deutsche Bahn.

Swiss companies such as Nestlé, Avaloq, INEOS, Forbo International SA and Syngenta AG also have operations in Scotland.