List of 3 major pump manufacturers in Germany
Pumps and compressors are used in many areas – in private properties, in industrial production and in vehicle construction. More than 200 companies employing nearly 50,000 people make up the German pump manufacturing industry. The companies on which we have written reports are part of our list of the largest pump manufacturers in Germany.
1. GEA Group AG, Düsseldorf
The GEA Group emerged from the traditional Metallgesellschaft and has been operating under this name since 2005. It is an industrial group that supplies a wide range of components and technical solutions for industrial processes. These include pumps and valves. In this area, GEA Group manufactures hygienic pumps, high-pressure piston pumps and jet pumps. GEA’s business comprises five divisions: Separation & Flow Technologies, Farm Technologies, Liquid & Powder Technologies, Food & Healthcare Technologies and Heating & Refrigeration Technologies. Pump technology is mainly located in the Separation & Flow Technologies Division. GEA achieved sales revenue of €4.7 billion in 2021.
2. KSB SE & Co. KGaA, Frankenthal
KSB’s history began in 1871 as Frankenthaler Maschinen- und Armaturenfabrik. Today, pump technology forms the core of the business. In 2021, the company generated sales revenue of around €2.3 billion and employed more than 15,000 people. Around two thirds of sales are generated with centrifugal pumps. The most important sales market is Europe, followed by Asia. KSB manufactures in 16 countries and sells its products worldwide. KSB became a public limited company back in 1887 and has been listed on the stock exchange since 1895. The company’s main shareholder is the non-profit KSB Foundation. 16 percent of the ordinary shares and 80 percent of the preference shares are free float.
3. Wilo SE, Dortmund
The pump manufacturer Wilo emerged from a copper and brassware factory founded in Dortmund in 1871. Wilo owes its name and current business model to its third owner Wilhelm Opländer, who developed the world’s first heating pump in the 1920s. This invention had resounding success and became formative. Pump systems for building services, water management and various industrial sectors define today’s Wilo business. The company has over 7,700 employees and generated sales of around 1.7 billion euros in 2021. In addition to Dortmund, Wilo also produces in Oschersleben and Hof in Germany and has 15 production sites worldwide.
Update 2023: Climate neutrality will continue to play an important role for Wilo in 2023. The company’s new headquarters, Wilopark, was opened in 2022 and already enables climate-neutral production. This is the direction the Group will continue to take in the future.
The German pump producers sector
We present in our unique lists the largest pump manufacturers in Germany. They play an important role in the German economy. Pumps are of particular importance in industry: they are used to move fluids in systems. A major manufacturer in the German pump industry is KSB, a company based in Rhineland-Palatinate with 2.5 billion euros in sales. They build a wide variety of industrial pumps, such as heat transfer pumps, standard chemical pumps and magnetic drive pumps. KSB’s pumps are used in various industries, such as the marine industry, surface technology or the textile industry.
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- Company name
- General contact data (address, e-mail address, telephone number, URL)
- Serial letter suitable for addressing the management (e.g. “Sehr geehrter Herr Dr. Müller”)
- Name of the management
- Sales figures for the years 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 as well as employee figures for the years 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 (taken from the annual and consolidated financial statements)
- Field of activity
Note: If the sales and employee figures are not included in a company’s own financial statements but in the parent company’s consolidated financial statements, the data from the respective consolidated financial statements are provided.
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