List of the 5 largest construction companies in Germany
Germany has been experiencing a lively construction industry for about ten years. It is fuelled by the continuing real estate boom. For German construction companies, this means good times. Here are the TOP 5 construction companies in Germany:
1. HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft, Essen
HOCHTIEF, with 36,000 employees, is a globally operating construction group that began in 1873 as the construction company of the Helfmann brothers in Frankfurt/Main. Since 2011, the Spanish construction group ACS has held a slim majority of shares (June 2021: 50.4 percent). HOCHTIEF generates the vast majority of its sales (95 percent) abroad. The numerous Group subsidiaries are assigned to the three divisions HOCHTIEF Americas (including the US subgroup Turner Construction), HOCHTIEF Asia Pacific (including the Australian Cimic Group) and HOCHTIEF Europe.
Update 2022: The construction group has started 2022 with a leap in profits and has well-filled order books. HOCHTIEF continues to be particularly strong in the USA.
Update 2024: At the end of 2023, Marcel Angenend is appointed Head of Building Gremany at Hochtief Infrastructure. He succeeds Gunter Schlomach, who is retiring from the company after 40 years.
2. Ed. Züblin AG, Stuttgart
Ed. Züblin traces its roots back to an engineering firm founded in 1898 by Eduard Züblin. Since 1919, the company has been headquartered in Stuttgart. Today, Züblin belongs to the Austrian construction group STRABAG. Züblin’s business is divided into three areas: turnkey construction, civil engineering, and plants and special areas. Geographically, the focus is on Germany and the Benelux countries. Züblin has over 13,000 employees. Prominent Züblin buildings include the ECB building in Frankfurt, the Opernturm and the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
Update 2023: In a joint venture with Gilbane, ZÜBLIN is building the US hospital in Weilerbach. The major project for the US military will be the largest US hospital outside the USA and in January 2023 the first floor slab was concreted. By the end of the year, the majority of the shell is to be completed.
3. STRABAG AG, Cologne
STRABAG AG bundles the German activities and holdings of the Austrian STRABAG – one of the largest European construction groups. The most important subsidiary is Ed. Züblin AG, Stuttgart, as the group company for building construction and civil engineering. Other subsidiaries of STRABAG AG include STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH (facility management services), STRABAG Real Estate GmbH (project development), TPA Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung und Innovation GmbH (building materials competence centre). STRABAG AG itself, with over 13,000 employees, concentrates on traffic route construction.
4. Max Bögl Bauservice GmbH & Co. KG, Sengenthal
The Max Bögl group of companies started in 1929 as a bricklaying business in the Bavarian Upper Palatinate. Today, it has grown into an internationally operating group of companies with approx. 6,500 employees, covering a wide range of construction and construction-related services. In addition to the construction of buildings, the company is also active in road and sewer construction. Apart from Germany, the Max Bögl Group is also active in the rest of the DACH region, in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Far East.
5. LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG, Göppingen/Satteldorf
LEONHARD WEISS was founded in 1900 as a track construction company and is still involved in this business today. However, the range of services has been significantly expanded over time – to include road construction and civil engineering, turnkey construction and civil engineering. LEONHARD WEISS is also active as a general contractor for power line and grid construction. The group has about 6,000 employees and, in addition to the two main sites, about two dozen other locations, preferably in southwest Germany. It also has two branches in Stockholm and Oslo.
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The overview of the largest construction companies in Germany is particularly suitable for building owners or clients as well as engineers and architects in the field of planning. Regardless of whether you are a project developer or specialist planner, with our list you can identify the most relevant partners in the German construction sector and address them directly. The list can be filtered by turnover, cities, federal states or other criteria with just a few clicks. In detail, the list contains the following information:
- Company name
- General contact data (address, e-mail address, telephone number, URL)
- Name of the management
- Serial letter suitable for addressing the management (e.g. “Dear Dr. Müller”)
- Sales figures for the years 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 (taken from the annual and consolidated financial statements)
- Employee figures for the years 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 (taken from the annual and consolidated financial statements)
- Sector classification & Field of activity
Note: If the sales and employee figures are not included in a company’s own financial statements but in the parent company’s consolidated financial statements, the data from the respective consolidated financial statements are provided.
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Building Construction, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering
The landscape of the largest construction companies in Germany is very diverse, so our list contains companies from very different segments. The database covers all areas of the construction industry and contains companies that are mainly involved in building construction as well as construction companies from civil engineering, tunnel construction, railway construction or construction in existing buildings. In addition to the internationally active construction groups (HOCHTIEF, STRABAG, GOLDBECK etc.), the list also includes many medium-sized construction companies and companies that operate regionally. Thanks to the coverage of the entire German construction industry, you will not overlook any relevant players in your market analysis and can gain new valuable business partners.
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