Database of the largest IT companies in Germany for direct download as Excel list
Are you looking for a well-prepared overview of the largest IT companies in Germany? Then our list of the top-selling German IT companies is just right for you. The database contains world market leaders, hidden champions and up-and-coming medium-sized companies that fall into the categories of software, hardware and Internet companies. In addition to general contact information and the names of the management, the list also includes sales figures for the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015, the number of employees, as well as information on the industry and the companies’ field of activity. The database can be easily purchased through our intuitive online store and is available for download as an Excel file directly after payment. Within one year after purchase we will send you updates, extensions and additions to the list free of charge by e-mail. If you are interested in the list and would like to get an impression of the structure, we will gladly send you a free preview file by e-mail. A short message to contact[at]researchgermany.com is sufficient.
This information is included in the database
- General contact information (address, e-mail address, phone number, URL)
- Names of the executives
- Revenues for the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 (based on the respective annual or consolidated financial statements published in the Federal Gazette)
- Number of employees (based on the last annual or consolidated financial statements published in the Federal Gazette)
- Segmentation by industry and field of activity
Note: If the sales and employee figures are not included in a company’s own annual financial statements but in the consolidated financial statements of the parent company, the data from the respective consolidated financial statements are given.
Map of the largest IT companies in Germany based on our comprehensive database
The German IT industry: Statistics and facts
IT companies are a supporting pillar of the so-called ICT industry. ICT stands for information and communication technology. In 2018, ICT companies generated revenues of EUR 260 billion in Germany and employed almost 1.2 million people. ICT service providers accounted for 63 percent of sales and ICT hardware manufacturers for 37 percent. The ICT sector is one of the most innovative industries in Germany and is characterized by dynamic start-up activity.
In 2018, there were almost 99,000 ICT companies in Germany. Almost 94,000 (approx. 94 percent) were active in the field of software development and IT services. These were predominantly micro and small companies. In addition, almost 1600 IT hardware manufacturers were active on the market. The rest of about 4,400 companies pursued business models in the areas of telecommunications services, telecommunications hardware and consumer electronics.
Germany plays a modest role in the IT hardware market in international comparison. Manufacturers from the Far East and the USA are clearly leading the way. For a long time, Nixdorf was a leading and internationally important computer manufacturer in this country. The company, founded in 1968, was sold to Siemens in 1990 and was completely absorbed by the latter. Of the German IT hardware manufacturers, only seven achieved an annual turnover of more than 250 million euros in 2018, another 42 achieved a turnover of more than 25 million euros. The remaining manufacturers – around 97 percent – are below this mark.
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ResearchGermany has been launched to make confusing markets transparent. For this purpose, we compile industry lists of the most important players in various industries, with the focus on Germany. The lists can be easily purchased from our online store and always meet the requirements for good market overviews. The contained data is up-to-date, the most relevant companies have been identified by our research team and the preparation of the data in Excel makes working with the data sets pleasant. In our online store you will find numerous databases that are helpful in acquiring new customers, such as the list of the top e-commerce companies or the list of the largest industrial companies. Should you not find what you are looking for on our website, we will be happy to create individual data sets for you. Just send a short message to contact[at]researchgermany.com and we will get back to you with a prompt offer.
Frequently asked questions about our list of the largest IT companies in Germany
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The companies included in the list can be found through various sources: Internet research, public registers, analysis of relevant news, investigation of relevant transactions, our extensive personal network. Hundreds of hours of detailed, high-quality research flow into each of our lists. All data points that we can enter via publicly available sources are included in our lists.
Every data point for which there is publicly available information is filled out in our lists. However, if we do not have an e-mail address or we do not know whether a company is investing in a particular area, we fill this field with an “n.a.”. In most cases we achieve a data coverage of over 90%. If you want to know the exact coverage of the list – e.g. how many e-mail addresses are available – our team will be happy to help you.
Our lists are always delivered as handy Excel files. On request we can also send you the list as a CSV file.
After purchasing the list, you can immediately download the list as an Excel file when paying by credit card or PayPal. You will also receive a download link by e-mail. Future free updates will also be sent to you by e-mail. If you pay in advance, you will receive the list after the amount has been credited to our account or you have sent us a bank transfer receipt.
We have noted the last update date in the product description at the top of the page. We update our lists regularly. Our customers receive free updates and additions to the list for at least 12 months.
Our lists contain – if publicly available – address, telephone number, e-mail addresses and management names of the listed companies. For privacy reasons, we may only include information that is publicly available or provided by the companies. If no data points are available, there is an “n.a.” in the corresponding field.
Due to the DSGVO our lists do not contain personal e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Our lists contain publicly available contact data or contact data provided by the companies (e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, names of directors).
Our lists do not contain any personal contact data that is specifically protected by the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Our lists always contain publicly accessible data points (official registers such as the Commercial Register or the Federal Gazette, Internet, company websites) or data provided voluntarily by companies and are therefore harmless.
In Germany, contact is regulated by §7 UWG. Thus, postal advertising in the B2B sector is generally permitted. Contacting by telephone is permitted if the business contact is presumably interested. This can also be accepted for e-mail contact, as long as the contact is made once and the contact is not included in newsletters without being asked.
Important note: We are not lawyers and cannot make legally binding statements. If you have any open questions, please feel free to contact us.
The companies included in the lists can be contacted in various ways – by telephone, postal letter, e-mail, networks such as LinkedIn, jointly attended trade fairs. In order to establish successful contacts, it is particularly important to work on individualized addresses tailored to the respective companies. Mass letters are rarely successful. Instead, our customers are most successful when they adapt to the companies included in our lists, obtain information and then address them in a customized manner. Another successful approach is to contact them via LinkedIn, for example, by selecting the right contact person from our list and then addressing them via a consistent starting point. Intros” that are mediated via shared contacts are also a good step towards establishing contact. Also possible: at trade fairs visited together, you can use the trade fair lists to search specifically for companies included in the lists and make appointments for meetings.
In general: the more effort is put into the individual approach, the more successful it is. Think about what suitable starting points are, how you can deliver added value and show the addressed companies that you put a lot of effort into the contact. Many of our customers have already built up valuable and successful business relationships.