List of the 3 Largest Mechanical Engineering Companies in Bavaria

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Mechanical and plant engineering is one of the most important branches of industry in Bavaria. Every sixth employee in the Bavarian manufacturing industry works in mechanical engineering. The turnover of the industry is only exceeded by the automotive sector. These are the three largest mechanical engineering companies in Bavaria.

These are also part of our list of the top 100 mechanical engineering companies in Germany.

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1st place: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin: 86.8 billion euros turnover (2019)

Even during the Second World War, Siemens relocated large parts of its industry to Bavaria. Despite worldwide activities and a second company headquarters in Berlin, it remains a primarily Bavarian company. The company has more than a dozen locations in Bavaria.

The mechanical engineering expertise of Siemens is primarily related to energy. Turbines, generators and compressors are necessary to produce electricity. Power plant technology is a classic Siemens business area. As an electronics company, Siemens also offers digital solutions for process optimization in mechanical and plant engineering.

2nd place: Krones AG, Neutraubling: 4.0 billion euros in sales (2019)

Krones in Neutraubling near Regensburg has specialised in lines and machines for beverage production, filling, and packaging. Corresponding solutions are also offered for liquid foods.

Krones is an internationally oriented corporate group with numerous subsidiaries. More than 80 per cent of its sales are generated abroad. The company has over 16,000 employees, almost 11,000 of them in Germany.

3rd place: Kuka AG, Augsburg: 3.2 bn euros in sales (2019)

Kuka can trace its history back to 1898 and today employs over 14,000 people. In 2016, the Chinese Midea Group acquired almost 95 percent of Kuka’s shares. Midea is a manufacturer of supply technology and household appliances in China.

Kuka has five divisions: Kuka Systems, Kuka Robotics, Swisslog Logistics Automation, Swisslog Healthcare, and China. Kuka Robotics manufactures industrial robots and automated production solutions. The Systems division provides automated production and assembly solutions.

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