List of the 50 largest Packaging Companies in Germany

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“The best overview of the largest German packaging companies available on the market.”

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This list is an excerpt of our List of the 5,000 Largest Companies in Germany

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Overview of the largest Packaging companies in Germany

The German Packaging Manufacturer Industry

We present the largest packaging companies in Germany in our unique list. They are a crucial part of the German economy. Packaging is generally referred to as the deliberately applied wrapping of an object that is as easy to detach as possible. One of the largest packaging manufacturers in Germany is Novelis Deutschland GmbH, with annual sales of 2.6 billion euros for fiscal 2019. Novelis mainly produces various types of packaging made of aluminum, such as beverage cans and aluminum containers for food and pharmaceuticals.

Database of the largest packaging companies in Germany as Excel-file available for download

Our list of the largest packaging companies in Germany is a unique overview of the companies with the highest sales in the industry – presented in a comprehensive Excel file. The data set is available for purchase via our online store and can be downloaded directly after purchase. Our list does not only contain the general contact information of the companies, but also contains the names of the current management as well as the revenue from the last five years. Our database saves you hours of research and you will be able to get started with your work immediately. Our research team updates the listed information on an ongoing basis, ensuring that you are always working with accurate and up-to-date data. Within one year of purchase, you will receive free updates via email. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to support you with our data set of the largest packaging companies in Germany.

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  • General contact details (address, e-mail address, telephone number, URL)
  • Names of the management
  • Sales for the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 (based on the respective annual or consolidated financial statements via the Bundesanzeiger)
  • Employee numbers (based on the most recent annual or consolidated financial statements via the Bundesanzeiger).

Note: If the sales and employee figures are not included in a company’s own annual financial statements but in their parent company’s consolidated financial statements, the data from the parent company will be provided.

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List of the 5 largest packaging manufacturers in Germany

The packaging industry is a fragmented sector with heterogeneous structures. With a turnover of almost 28 billion euros, it has considerable economic importance. The main packaging material is paper or cardboard. Here are the top 5:

1) Novelis Deutschland GmbH, Göttingen: $9.8 billion in (consolidated) sales.

Novelis Deutschland is the German subsidiary of the U.S. Novelis Group, a manufacturer of rolled aluminum products. The company produces beverage cans and aluminum containers for food, convenience food and pharmaceuticals, among other products. Novelis Germany has plants in Göttingen, Koblenz, Nachterstedt, Norf, Plettenberg-Ohle and Voerde.

2) Smurfit Kappa Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg: 1.8 billion euros in sales

Smurfit Kappa Group plc is an Irish packaging group and the number 1 in Europe for cardboard production. With over 5,000 employees, Smurfit Kappa Deutschland operates 3 solid board and cardboard mills, 20 corrugated board plants and 4 cardboard converting plants.

3) SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA, Selters/Westerwald: 1.8 billion euros turnover

SCHÜTZ was founded in 1958 as a company for heating oil tanks. Today, with around 5,600 employees, the Group is one of the world’s three largest industrial packaging manufacturers and is the global market leader for intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). This is mainly due to the Schütz Industrial Packaging division.

4) Gerresheimer AG, Düsseldorf: 1.4 billion euros sales

Primary packaging made of glass and plastic represents the business model of Gerresheimer AG. The company is named after the Düsseldorf district of Gerresheim, where it was founded in 1864. It has around 10,000 employees. Gerresheimer packaging can be found in numerous foods, medicines and cosmetics.

5) Progroup AG, Land i.d. Pfalz: 881 million euros in sales

Progroup has been in existence since 1991 and considers itself the fourth largest manufacturer of corrugated board in Europe. The company employs over 1,000 people and owns more than a dozen corrugated board plants in Europe. The paper for this is produced in three factories in Burg, Eisenhüttenstadt and Sandersdorf-Brehna.

Lead-generation made easy: Valuable data on Germany’s top-selling packaging companies presented in an easy-to-understand data set

Why should you choose our list of the largest packaging companies in Germany? There are many reasons. First of all, we work continuously and relentlessly on the data quality of our data sets. This guarantees that the information included is as up-to-date as possible and we ensure to always look for the companies with the highest sales. Many lead-generation databases often have outdated data and do not incorporate all relevant companies. Another benefit of our data sets is the clear, clean presentation as an Excel file. Industry overviews in pdf format are practical for certain purposes, but can neither be imported into a CRM system nor edited according to your needs. In addition, there is detailed information in our industry lists, which allows uncomplicated sorting and filtering according to your needs.

The list of the largest packaging companies is an excerpt from our Germany-wide database.

Listenchampion has the ambition to tranform fuzzy markets by creating transparent and accessible data sets. Our industry database is characterized by high-quality data and contemporariness. Our research team is constantly working on optimizing and expanding our database so that we can always provide our customers with the best possible data. At the center of our work is our list of the 5,000 companies with the highest turnover in Germany. We analyze the largest companies in the country, classify them according to industry and area of activity, and compile the sales and employee figures for the last few years. Thus, our customers can immediately start working with their list and establish new partnerships. Based on this database, not only our overview of the largest packaging companies has been created, but also numerous other data sets of the German industry. In addition to our list of the largest packaging companies in Germany we also offer various Germany-wide industry lists (e.g. dataset of the 400 largest mechanical engineering companies in Germany).
A large number of such data sets is available on our website and we will also be happy to create individual extracts for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we look forward to hearing from you.

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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.

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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 GDPR 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 (GDPR). 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. 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 is often also assumed 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.


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