With a long history as a regional industrial powerhouse, companies in Brno manufacture a broad range of goods, including auto components, chemicals, textiles and pharmaceuticals. These manufacturers are served by a modern network of distribution and logistics facilities. In recent decades, Brno’s economy has shifted toward the service sector, as well as information and engineering technology, driven by an ample supply of highly educated workers from the city’s numerous universities and research institutions. IBM, Siemens and Red Hat are among the international companies that maintain facilities in the Brno area.
Brno’s strategic location along the highway and train routes that connect Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest makes it a crossroads for trade, logistics and distribution. Brno-Turany Airport served more than 543,000 passengers in 2019, and from November 2020 a regular cargo route to Leipzig, Germany, was launched at the airport.
Prologis owns land for development in the Brno region.