List of the 400 Largest Mechanical Engineering Companies in Germany [2022]

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The sector of mechanical engineering companies in Germany stands like no other industry for the strong German medium-sized businesses. Among the top-selling mechanical engineering companies are numerous hidden champions and world market leaders who have focused on specific segments of production and manufacturing. With our list of the largest mechanical engineering companies in Germany, we offer easy access to this difficult to understand industry. In addition to the names of the companies, the database contains general contact information, sales figures from 2015 to 2019 and the number of employees. In addition, the companies can be filtered and sorted by industry and field of activity. This saves you hours of searching for the right mechanical engineering companies and you can immediately start with the actual work. Our list can be easily purchased in our online store and downloaded directly in Excel format. The information in the list is constantly checked and extended, so that you can always work with the most current data.

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  • Company name, legal form and parent company (if there are uniform consolidated financial statements)
  • General contact information (address, e-mail address, telephone number, URL, name of the management)
  • Segmentation by industry and field of activity
  • Sales figures for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 as well as number of employees

Map with the headquarters of the largest German engineering companies from our database

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These German industrial sectors are covered by our list of the largest mechanical engineering companies

  • Production plants, production systems and production engineering
  • Machine tools (CNC machines, automatic lathes, woodworking machines, etc.)
  • Filling and packaging machines
  • Construction machinery and agricultural machinery
  • Conveyor technology, automation systems and storage systems
  • Energy systems
  • Environmental technology, disposal machines and waste water treatment

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List of the 5 largest mechanical engineering companies in Germany

After the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering is the second German key industry. The industry represents a good million jobs. More than 6,500 – predominantly medium-sized – companies are active here. We present the five largest mechanical and plant engineering companies in Germany:

#1: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin: Revenues of €86.8 billion (2019)

Siemens is a technology group of international standing and one of the largest German companies. Around the world, some 385,000 people work for the company.

Mechanical and plant engineering at Siemens takes place in various fields. Turbines, generators, transformers and compressors are special machines and typical Siemens products. In addition, Siemens supplies technical solutions for mechanical engineering companies, for example systems for digitizing machine processes.

#2: ThyssenKrupp AG, Essen: Revenues of €42.0 billion (2018/19)

ThyssenKrupp AG was formed in 1997 from the merger of the two long-established steel groups Thyssen and Krupp-Hoesch. The Group continues to focus on the steel sector. ThyssenKrupp has around 162,000 employees worldwide.

Alongside steel production, ThyssenKrupp is also active in industrial plant construction. This is assigned to the Industrial Solutions unit. Here ThyssenKrupp supplies major plants and plant components for the chemical, fertilizer, mining, steel and cement industries.

#3: GEA Group AG, Düsseldorf: Revenues of €4.9 billion (2019)

The GEA Group is the successor to the former Metallgesellschaft and has five business segments: Separation & Flow Technologies, Farm Technologies, Liquid & Powder Technologies, Food & Healthcare Technologies and Refrigeration Technologies. GEA employs over 18,000 people and operates worldwide.

The company supplies plants, plant components and machinery with a focus on food production and processing. Other customers include the chemical industry, healthcare companies, the pharmaceutical industry and sports and leisure companies.

#4: Enercon GmbH, Aurich: Revenues of €4.5 billion (2019)

Enercon in Aurich in East Frisia is fully geared to renewable energies. Founded in 1984, the company specializes in wind turbines. It is owned by a foundation – initiated by company founder Aloys Wobben.

Enercon builds wind turbines worldwide and has over 14,000 employees. In addition, there are business activities in the fields of hydropower, seawater desalination, ship transport and crane technology.

#5: Krones AG, Neutraubling: Revenues of €4.0 billion (2019)

Krones, headquartered in Neutraubling (Bavaria), is a leading company for packaging machines in the food industry, and for filling lines. The company employs 16,000 people, 11,000 of them in Germany. Its turnover recently stood at just over 4 billion euros.

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Statistics based on the ResearchGermany database of the largest mechanical engineering companies in Germany

The ResearchGermany database of German mechanical engineering companies covers all areas (production plants, machine tools, construction machinery, conveyor systems, etc.) in the entire Federal Republic. Thanks to the extensive data set, we are able to publish interesting statistics. In the following, we present the distribution of the mechanical engineering companies from our list by federal state and city in clearly arranged graphs. On request we are also able to provide individual evaluations.

Distribution of the headquarters of the largest German mechanical engineering companies on our list by federal state and by city

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As expected, Baden-Württemberg leads the list of federal states with the most mechanical engineering companies. Many hidden champions and world market leaders from the mechanical engineering industry are based in the “Ländle”. Baden-Württemberg is followed in the ranking by Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Home of many technology companies and even startups it’s not surprising that Munich leads the list when looking at the cities. The capital of Bavaria is followed by the famous seaport city Hamburg at the second place and by Düsseldorf as the third.

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The most important questions about our list of the largest mechanical enigneering companies Germany

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.

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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.

2 reviews for List of the 400 Largest Mechanical Engineering Companies in Germany [2022]

  1. Janne Nieminen (verified owner)

    Well-researched overview of the German Mittelstand. Data on revenue and number of employees helps to select suitable companies for my purpose. Reasonable pricing and smooth payment.

  2. Paul Gruber (verified owner)

    I was looking for an overview of the German mechanical engineering market and found this list which provides excatly what I needed. The data is high quality and easy to use. I can highly recommend it.

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