The largest industrial company in Hamburg is Airbus Operations GmbH. It belongs to the Airbus Group with a turnover of 70.5 billion euros (2019). Civil aircraft construction accounts for 54.8 billion euros of this. Airbus Operations GmbH is also part of our list of the largest industrial companies in Germany. Airbus is a European joint project. Airbus Operations GmbH, formerly Deutsche Airbus GmbH, is one of the founding members of Airbus and today stands for Airbus in Germany. Hamburg is the largest German Airbus location with around 12,500 employees. Further locations are Bremen, Stade and Buxtehude. This article is based on the unique List of the 1000 largest industrial companies in Germany.
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Airbus Germany – Hamburg-Finkenwerder as central location
The Airbus plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder is of central importance for Airbus Germany. Within the division of labour within Airbus’ manufacturing organisation at various locations, final assembly takes place in Hamburg on four production lines – for the A318, A319, A320 and A321. For the A380, the plant in Finkenwerder is responsible for some fuselage sections. Airbus SE in Leiden, the Netherlands, is the umbrella for all Airbus companies, operating externally as the Airbus Group. Civil aircraft construction takes place under the roof of Airbus S.A.S. in Toulouse. Next to Boeing, Airbus is the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world. In addition to civil aircraft construction, Airbus is also active in space technology and as a defence company.Source: Listenchampion Picture source: Unsplash