Development of relocations of production and German industry since the global economic crisis in 2009

As part of the Global Production 2012 study commissioned by the Association of German Engineers (VDI), the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) analyzed how production relocations and relocations of German industry have developed in the years since the global economic crisis of 2009. Current assessments were required in order to assess the effects on domestic value creation, employment and innovation capacity of relocations of production abroad and German companies.