List of the 300 Largest Service Companies in Germany [2022]

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  • Useful information included: field of activity, revenues (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015), executive names, address, email, website, etc.
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  • Last Update: 19.10.2022

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

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Database of the largest service companies in Germany for direct download as Excel list

Our exclusive list of the largest service companies in Germany provides you with a comprehensive market overview of the top-selling German service providers. The database is available for purchase in our online store and can be downloaded as an Excel list directly after payment. This gives you maximum flexibility in processing the data set according to your needs. In the list you will find the general contact details of the companies as well as the names of the management. In addition, our research team has divided the list according to industry and field of activity so that you can easily find the right partner for your project. Furthermore, the data set contains the sales figures for the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 as well as the number of employees according to the last available annual or consolidated financial statements. If you are interested in the list, we will be happy to provide you with a free preview file by e-mail so that you can get an idea of the structure and data quality. Just send us a short message to contact[at] and we will contact you as soon as possible.

This information is included in the directory

  • General contact information (address, e-mail address, phone number, URL)
  • Names of the executives
  • Revenues for the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 (based on the respective annual or consolidated financial statements published in the Federal Gazette)
  • Number of employees (based on the last annual or consolidated financial statements published in the Federal Gazette)
  • Segmentation by industry and field of activity

Note: If the sales and employee figures are not included in a company’s own annual financial statements but in the consolidated financial statements of the parent company, the data from the respective consolidated financial statements are given.

Map of the largest service providers in Germany

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Which industries are covered by our list of the largest service companies in Germany?

The database of the largest service companies is part of our comprehensive overview of the top 5,000 companies in Germany. Based on the detailed subdivision by industry and field of activity, we have selected the most important service providers and offer them in a separate list. To give you an impression of the companies included in the data set, we have listed the industries and segments covered by the list below. Not included in the database are companies that are already covered by other lists (e.g. top retail companies, top logistics companies).

  • Consulting services (e.g. management consulting, tax consulting, IT consulting)
  • Testing services (e.g. expert, quality testing, meter reading companies)
  • Advertising services (e.g. advertising space marketing, advertising agency, marketing consulting)
  • Real estate services (e.g. facility management, site operator, property management)
  • Personnel services (e.g. personnel placement, personnel leasing, outsourcing)
  • Engineering services (e.g. planning and conception, test services, plant construction)
  • Cleaning services (e.g. building cleaning, industrial cleaning, clinic cleaning)
  • Security services (e.g. security services, guarding, money transport)
  • etc.

In which cities are most of the largest service providers based? Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Co.

The following graph is based on the database of the service providers with the highest turnover in Germany. It lists the cities in which the companies from the list have their headquarters.

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ResearchGermany as the first contact point for high-quality industry lists and market analyses in Germany

As a sales and business development manager, you need just as much high-quality market overviews and competitive analyses as you do as a strategy consultant or interim manager. ResearchGermany was created so that you can save yourself hours of research into the most important companies in an industry. Our experienced research team ensures a high data quality of our lists and enables you to get an overview of the largest companies in an industry with just one click. Our data sets are clearly prepared and regularly updated. Should you not find what you are looking for in our online store, we will be happy to create individual lists for you. We look forward to hearing from you and will contact you as soon as possible with an offer. We are pleased to be able to support you with our data and are available at any time to answer any questions about our service.

The German service industry at a glance

Even if, unlike many other Western countries, Germany still produces a lot, the trend towards a service economy is unmistakable. It accounts for over two thirds of Germany’s domestic product, almost three quarters of jobs and 80 percent of all companies. The spectrum of services is enormous. Generally speaking, service means providing services for others in return for payment. This includes activities such as consulting, mediation, transportation, service, treatment, accompaniment, support and many more.

The service sector is divided into a variety of branches. A rough subdivision is often made: into business-related services, real estate services, consumer-related services and public services. Our list covers services in the areas of consulting services, industrial services, auditing services, advertising services, security services, cleaning services, etc. Some industries, which are often prescribed into the service sector, are covered in our own lists. If you want to have a closer look at them, you can take a look at our industry classification of the list of the largest companies in Germany (since this is the basis of the list) or ask our support.

Frequently asked questions about our list of the largest service companies in 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. If you pay in advance, you will receive the list after the amount has been credited to our account or you have sent us a bank transfer receipt.

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 the DSGVO 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 (DSGVO). 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 and are therefore harmless.
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.

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