Germany is known for its automotive industry – German engineering, high quality and decades of expertise make up the market. Other segments in the sector are also an important pillar for the German economy, including automotive suppliers. In addition to large suppliers, there are also a large number of medium-sized automotive suppliers – this article presents 5 of them. This article is based on the unique Top 300 Automotive Suppliers Germany – List of the largest automotive companies.
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- List of the top 300 automotive suppliers in Germany
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Place 1: Eberspächer Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG, Esslingen am Neckar: 4.9 billion euros in sales (2020)
The Eberspächer Group is an internationally oriented medium-sized automotive supplier with 80 locations in 28 countries. The company, which originated from a craft business founded in 1865, specializes in exhaust technology, vehicle heaters and air conditioning systems. In recent years, vehicle electronics have gained increasing importance in the new Automotive Controls division. Eberspächer technology is used by almost all major car manufacturers. The group employs almost 10,000 people.
Place 2: Fritz Dräxlmaier GmbH & Co. KG, Vilsbiburg: 4.2 billion euros in sales (2020)
Dräxlmaier in Vilsbiburg, Lower Bavaria, is a classic family business and employer for around 75,000 employees. Although a medium-sized automotive supplier, Dräxlmaier is one of the TOP 100 automotive suppliers worldwide. In its special business segment – the production of interiors, wiring systems, storage systems, electrical and electronic components for premium vehicles – the company is the world market leader. Dräxlmaier products can be found in luxury brands such as Cadillac, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Porsche, Maserati and Tesla.
Place 3: Webasto SE, Gauting-Stockdorf: 3.3 billion euros in sales (2020)
Webasto is a family-owned, medium-sized automotive supplier in Upper Bavaria with around 19,000 employees and has been in existence since 1937. The first Webasto product was a folding roof for open Daimler Benz vehicles. The company has remained true to this business model. The company manufactures sunroofs and roof modules for convertibles. A new business area launched in 2017 is the production of charging technology and accumulator systems for e-vehicles. Webasto is thus following the trend towards e-mobility.
Place 4: Festo SE & Co. KG, Esslingen am Neckar: 2.84 billion euros in sales (2020)
Festo is not a purely medium-sized automotive supplier. The company deals with control and automation technology. Festo solutions are used in many industries, including the automotive industry – including manufacturing and automotive components. The company is represented in over 60 countries worldwide and employs a good 20,000 people. The Festo Didactic subsidiary group focuses on vocational training teaching aids and seminars.
Place 5: Muhr und Bender KG, Attendorn: 2.08 billion euros turnover (2020)
For many decades now, Muhr und Bender has been operating as a medium-sized automotive supplier under the Mubea brand. The company is the world market leader in the field of lightweight spring components. Mubea products are used in many different ways in vehicle construction: as axle springs, stabilizers, fiber composite springs, valve springs or transmission disc springs. Muhr und Bender has more than 14,000 employees worldwide and is represented at 48 locations on four continents. The owner-managed family business has been in existence since 1916.
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