List of the 300 largest Metal Processing Companies in Germany [2022]

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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 largest metal processing companies

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

Our list of the largest metal processing 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 metal processing companies in Germany.

Directory of the German metal processing companies with the highest turnover.

We present in our unique list the industry of metal fabricators. We include in the industry all companies that process metal to create a product. Machine builders are only included in this list if they also manufacture other metal products. For example, Thyssenkrupp AG from Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia, which is active in mechanical engineering, but also mines metals such as iron and also operates the complete production process up to stainless steel.

This information will be included in the list of the largest metal processing companies in Germany:

  • General contact details (address, e-mail address, telephone number, URL)
  • Names of the management
  • Sales for the years 2020, 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 metal processing companies in Germany

Metal processing is one of the major German industrial sectors. It is predominantly dominated by Mittelstand companies. There are around 5,000 – mostly family-owned – companies with around 500,000 employees and these are the 5 biggest companies:

1) thyssenkrupp AG, Essen: 28.9 billion euros sales

thyssenkrupp is Germany’s biggest steel producer. In addition to steel production, the Group is active in plant engineering and materials trading. thyssenkrupp was formed in 1999 from the merger of Hoesch-Krupp and Thyssen. This united the major steel names of the Ruhr region. The Group employs over 103,000 people.

2) Valeo GmbH, Bietigheim-Bissingen: 16.4 billion euros (Group) sales

Valeo is a French automotive supplier. Its German activities are conducted under the umbrella of Valeo GmbH. It has over 7,100 employees and operates 14 production sites. Valeo produces a wide range of automotive components (comfort and driver assistance systems, drive systems, thermal systems, vision systems).

3) Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach: 12.6 billion euros in revenue

Schaeffler AG is the central group company of the Schaeffler Group, one of Germany’s largest suppliers to the automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Schaeffler produces transmission components, clutch systems, (ball) bearings, camshaft phasing units and linear technology components under the INA, FAG and LuK brands. The group employs over 83,000 people.

4) MAHLE GmbH, Stuttgart: 9.8 billion euros in sales

MAHLE is one of the largest system suppliers for pistons, cylinders, and valve control systems for combustion engines. The company’s history began in 1920 in a workshop in Cannstatt. Today, the Group employs around 20,000 people worldwide and has approximately 160 production locations. The owner is the non-profit MAHLE Foundation.

5) Salzgitter AG, Salzgitter: 7.1 billion euros in sales

The Salzgitter Group was created in 1998 as a spinoff by the steel division of the then Preussag AG (today: TUI). Almost everything revolves around steel and metal processing at the roughly 100 Salzgitter subsidiaries, which together employ a good 24,000 people. Well-known Group companies: Salzgitter Flachstahl, Ilsenburger Grobblech, Salzgitter Klöckner-Werke, Mannesmannröhren-Werke.

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

Why should you choose our list of the largest metal processing 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 metal processing 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 metal processing companies has been created, but also numerous other data sets of the German industry. In addition to our list of the largest metal processing companies in Germany we also offer various Germany-wide industry lists (e.g. dataset of the 400 largest mechanical engineering companies in Germany).
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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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