The Commercial Vehicle Cluster – Abstract

The Commercial Vehicle Cluster – CVC

The activities of the Commercial Vehicle Cluster are aimed at establishing southwest Germany and Rhineland-Palatinate in particular, as a leading centre of excellence for the commercial vehicle industry.

To achieve this goal, the CVC implements initiatives that sustainably strengthen the innovation and competitiveness of the commercial vehicle industry in the region. The promotion of technological skills, the networking of partners along the entire value chain, the design of strategic innovation processes and the maintenance of dialogue between science, business and politics are central areas of action in this context. In all its activities, the CVC pursues a technology-open and cross-industry perspective.

CVC Nutzfahrzeug GmbH, based in Kaiserslautern, operates the cluster management of the Commercial Vehicle Cluster. The cluster currently comprises around 90 partners, who are mainly assigned to the sub-sectors of trucks, agricultural and construction machinery. Since March 2008, the cluster initiative has been organised as a limited liability company (GmbH) in the form of a Public Private Partnership between the Daimler Truck AG, John Deere-Lanz Verwaltungs-GmbH, Grammer AG, IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr, ITK Engineering GmbH and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

The range of services offered by the cluster management relates to the organisation of information and knowledge transfer between the partners, the creation of frame conditions for target-oriented networking of the cluster stakeholders and the initiation and implementation of cluster-wide strategy processes for the commercial vehicle industry.


Commercial Vehicle Cluster – Nutzfahrzeug GmbH (CVC)
Europaallee 3-5
D-67657 Kaiserslautern

Dr. Martin J. Thul
Phone: 0049 631 41486250