Winterthur is a traditional location for high-tech industry and engineering in the Greater Zurich area. The legacy of the large industrial groups living in a number of successful, innovative companies continue (especially in the fields of mechanical engineering, mechatronics and medical technology), and the resulting character of the former industrial areas. These development areas now offer the full range of urban life of cultural interim uses to modern offices, apartments and things to do and still pose new opportunities for dedicated pioneers, as they have always impressed Winterthur.