List of the 3 Largest Electrical Engineering Companies in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

List of the 3 Largest Electrical Engineering Companies in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

There are around 1,100 electrical engineering companies in North Rhine-Westphalia and most of them are medium-sized. They focus on automation, lighting, and installation technology. With 155,000 jobs and an annual turnover of 37 billion euros, the electrical industry is one of the most important industrial sectors in the state. Here are the three largest electrical engineering suppliers in NRW. They are also part of our list of the top 200 electrical engineering companies in Germany.

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1st place: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Lippstadt: 7.0 billion euros (2018/19)

HELLA is a leading automotive supplier specialising in lamps and lighting. The company employs almost 39,000 people worldwide at over 125 locations in more than 35 countries. HELLA’s core business is artificial lighting on and in vehicles, so the connection to electrical engineering is inevitable.

HELLA produces headlamps, lights, and interior lighting, as well as special signalling systems (“Martinshorn”, flashing lights). In addition, the production programme has been expanded to include camera-based driver assistance systems, electronic control units, and a large number of other electrotechnical and electronic applications.

2nd place: Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH, Lüdenscheid: 475 million euros (2019)

Busch-Jaeger Elektro belongs to the Swiss electrical group ABB and was founded as early as 1879. The production of parts for electrical installations forms the business model. The product range is comprised of approx. 6,000 different products.

Busch-Jaeger supplies classic switches, sockets, plugs, dimmers, or motion detectors, but also offers smart home solutions and networked building technology. Production takes place in Lüdenscheid and Bad Berleburg-Aue. Busch Jager employs around 1,300 people and exports its products to more than 60 countries.

3rd place: EMG Automation GmbH, Wenden (Sauerland): approx. 200 million Euro (no current turnover available)

EMG Automation offers automation solutions for the manufacturing industry and is a subsidiary of Elexis AG, which in turn is part of the SMS group. This company is owned by the entrepreneurial family Weiß. EMG Automation was founded in 1946 and today employs about 1,200 people worldwide.

EMG’s products are designed for automated, continuous production processes in the metal, paper and plastics industry as well as in the foil and tire industry. The company supplies series products, individual components, and system solutions. They focus on quality assurance, strip guiding systems, electro-hydraulic lifting devices, and control systems.

Picture source: Federico Beccari

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