The most important companies in the industry at a glance
Our list of the largest mechanical engineering companies in Austria is the optimal resource to get an overview of the most important companies in the industry. Our research team has not only identified the top-selling companies in the country, but has also broken them down by industry and area of activity. This allows you to see at a glance the segments in which mechanical engineering companies are active. In addition, you will find general contact details, the names of the management and (if publicly available) information on sales and employee numbers in our list. The overview of the largest Austrian mechanical engineering companies can be purchased directly from our online store and is available for download as an Excel file immediately after payment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will of course be happy to provide you with a free preview file of the list.
Industries of the largest mechanical engineering companies Austria
The mechanical engineering industry is diverse and is characterized by a wide range of services. In the following, we present some typical areas of mechanical engineering and name Austrian companies active in each segment.
A large part of the top-selling machine builders from Austria develop and manufacture machine tools. These include CNC machining units, milling machines, machines for cutting, bending, folding, profiling, etc. Miba Automation Systems can be mentioned as an example for manufacturers of machine tools.
Recycling machines have occupied an important position in the industry not only since the topics of circular economy and sustainable management have become increasingly important. According to its own statements, the Austrian company EREMA is the world market leader for plastics recycling machines and system components. The Starlinger Group from Vienna should also be mentioned here.
Packaging machines are needed in almost every industry. Be it for the packaging of food, textiles, pharmaceuticals, components or entire assemblies. Some of the largest mechanical engineering companies from Austria are active in this segment and are among the most relevant companies worldwide in their fields. The Pamminger company from Linz can be cited as an example of an innovative company in the field of packaging technology.
Food processing machines
As diverse as the food industry is, so are the machines required for food processing. Examples from the field are butchery machines, machines for fruit juice production, mixing plants, shredders, etc. KÖNIG Maschinen GmbH from Graz manufactures bakery machines and is a world market leader in the field of dough preparation.
Map of mechanics market leaders in Austria
In the underlying map we are depicting all firms included in our list. We can see regional clusters in the Salzburg region, as well as around Vienna. Another important hub is the Linz region.
These segments are covered with our list
- Machine tool manufacturers (CNC machines, welding machines, lathes, milling machines, woodworking machines, etc.)
- Construction machinery (excavators, wheel loaders, dumpers, single-axle equipment, special machinery, mixing plants, compactors, etc.)
- Production and industrial equipment (bottling plants, food production plants, conveying and processing systems, etc.)
- Packaging machinery, textile machinery, testing machinery, agricultural machinery, automation equipment, 3D printing, special machinery manufacturing and many more.
List of the 3 largest mechanical engineering companies in Austria
Below, we present the three top-selling machine builders in the country to give you an insight into our list.
1. Andritz AG, Graz (Revenue 2021: EUR 6,46 Mrd.)
Andritz AG is not only the mechanical engineering company with the highest sales in Austria, but is also one of the largest companies in the country overall. The plants of the Graz-based Group are used in the pulp and paper industry and the metalworking industry as well as in hydropower stations, solid/liquid separation, and many other areas. More than 27,000 employees work at 280 sites.
2. Palfinger AG, Bergheim bei Salzburg (Revenue 2021: EUR 1,84 Mrd.)
With over 11,000 employees and 24 manufacturing sites around the world, Palfinger is one of the industry heavyweights in Austria. The crane and lifting solutions of the company from Bergheim are used in particular on commercial vehicles and in the maritime sector. Here, Palfinger describes itself as a global leader. With annual sales of EUR 1.8 billion, the company is the world market leader, especially in the field of loader cranes.
3. Engel Austria GmbH, Schwerberg (Revenue 2021: EUR 1,10 Mrd.)
Engel Austria is one of the most important manufacturers of injection molding machines in Austria. The approximately 6,400 employees of the company from Schwerberg in Upper Austria generate sales of over EUR 1 billion per year. The plastic injection molding machines are used in a wide variety of industries, with the automotive industry being a particularly important customer for the machines. Engel Austria GmbH is completely family-owned and has production plants all over the world.
Picture source: Chris Ralston (16.05.2022)