List of the 50 largest Vehicle Manufacturers in Germany

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“The best overview of the largest German vehicle manufactureres available on the market.”

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  • Useful information included: field of activity, revenues (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015), executive names, address, email, website, etc.
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  • Last Update: 14.09.2021

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

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Overview largest vehicle manufacturers

Database of the largest automobile manufacturers in Germany as Excel-file available for download

Our list of the largest vehicle manufacturers 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 car manufacturers in Germany.

The vehicle manufacturing industry is one of the highest turnover and most important industries in Germany

We present in our unique lists the largest vehicle manufacturers in Germany. For us, vehicle manufacturers are all manufacturers of cars, trucks, special vehicles (e.g. fire engines), construction machinery, and agricultural machinery. The vehicle automobile industry is one of the most important industries for Germany. The car manufacturer with the highest turnover is Volkswagen AG from Wolfsburg, which is also the company with the highest turnover in Germany. Volkswagen is headquartered in Wolfsburg and has an annual turnover of 252 billion euros.

This information will be included in the list of the largest automotive manufacturers in Germany:

  • 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 vehicle manufacturers in Germany

Car manufacturing is a key German industry with 800,000 jobs and 400 billion euros in annual sales. The industry faces major challenges, climate-friendly car production is in demand. These are the 5 largest German vehicle manufacturers:

1) Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg: 223 billion euros in sales.

Volkswagen is not only a traditional German brand, but a true global player and one of the world’s largest car companies. In the beginning there was the VW Beetle. Today, brands such as Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda also belong to the VW Group. Worldwide, almost 663,000 people work for Volkswagen.

2) Daimler AG, Stuttgart: 154.3 billion euros in sales

Daimler and Mercedes-Benz – these names stand for automotive history. Today, Daimler is Germany’s leading manufacturer of premium vehicles. The Group has almost 290,000 employees. In the future, the commercial vehicle division is to operate independently as Daimler Truck AG. The rest of the group with the passenger car division is to change its name from “Daimler” to “Mercedes-Benz”.

3) BMW AG, Munich: 99 billion euros in sales

BMW’s history began in 1916 with aircraft engines. Cars and motorcycles followed later. Both continue to shape the BMW business model today. With 120,000 employees, BMW is one of the 15 largest car manufacturers in the world. In addition to the “house brand” BMW, the British brands Mini and Rolls Royce belong to the group.

4) AUDI AG, Ingolstadt: 50 billion euros in sales

AUDI has been part of the Volkswagen Group since the 1960s. Nevertheless, it still operates as an independent brand for premium vehicles. The AUDI subgroup employs around 90,000 people. AUDI also includes the sports car manufacturer Lamborghini and the motorcycle manufacturer Ducati.

5) TRATON SE, Munich: 22.6 billion euros in sales.

Until 2018, TRATON was called Volkswagen Truck & Bus – the commercial vehicle division of the VW Group. With an 89.7 percent stake, Volkswagen is still TRATON’s main owner. The commercial vehicle subgroup with 83,000 employees stands for the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (MAN Latin America), Navistar and RIO brands.

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

Why should you choose our list of the largest automobile manufacturers 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 vehicle manufacturers 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 vehicle manufacturers has been created, but also numerous other data sets of the German industry. In addition to our list of the largest car manufacturers in Germany we also offer various Germany-wide industry lists (e.g. dataset of the 300 largest automotive suppliers 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 most important questions about our list of the largest companies 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.

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 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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