The Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region and the surrounding area of Bremen are at the centre of the electrical engineering industry in Lower Saxony. The industry employs around 65,000 people (including Bremen) and represents an annual turnover of approx. 13 billion euros. The following is an overview of the three largest electrical engineering companies in Niedersachsen. These are also part of our list of the top 200 electrical engineering companies in Germany.
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1st place: Continental AG, Hanover: 44.5 billion euros in sales (2019)
Continental AG battles Robert Bosch GmbH for the title of world’s largest automotive supplier. The name Continental reigns above all in the Rubber Technologies division. The business’s second pillar is the Automotive Technologies division. Here Continental develops electronic braking systems, solutions for passenger protection, comfort electronics, and drive technology, among other things.
Continental employs more than 241,000 people worldwide and has 540 locations in 40 countries. The largest shareholder is the Schaeffler Holding. Continental AG and Schaeffler AG – another major automotive supplier – are sister companies.
2nd place: Lenze SE, Aerzen-Groß Berkel: 788 million Euro turnover (2018/19)
The name Lenze has been synonymous with drive technology and automation since its beginnings in 1947. From small beginnings the company in Aerzen-Groß Berkel near Hameln has developed into an internationally operating group of companies. Today Lenze SE employs almost 4,000 people and has locations in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Lenze produces a wide variety of electrical engineering products: drives, automation systems, inverters, servo systems, controllers, industrial PCs, electric motors and gearboxes. Customers can be found in the automotive, printing, packaging, and textile industries, among others. Lenze solutions can also be used in airport and warehouse logistics.
3rd place: STIEBEL ELTRON GmbH & Co. KG, Holzminden: 550 million euros turnover (2018)
For almost 100 years the name STIEBEL ELTRON has stood for electrical, hot water, and heating appliances. The company’s best-known products are probably its instantaneous water heaters. Originally founded in 1924 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, the company headquarters were moved to Holzminden during the Second World War. Today around 3,700 employees work for STIEBEL ELTRON, approx. 1,400 of them in Holzminden.
STIEBEL ELTRON has seven more locations in Germany, but also produces in Slovakia, Thailand, and China. The products are sold worldwide. In addition to the classic STIEBEL ELTRON product portfolio, the company also offers systems for using renewable energies, heat pump heating systems, and systems for heat recovery.
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