Bautzen plastics manufacturing companies account for around 20% of the production of medium sized companies in Germany. The Plastics cluster in Bautzen and the Oberlausitz is an important element of the automobile parts supply industry.

Important synergies are achieved through Bautzen’s competence in machine tool and mold and die casting industries. With the construction and commissioning of the POLYSAX Bildungszentrum Kunststoffe Bautzen e.V., Bautzen has one of the three NBL Plastic Technology Academies in the new federal states.