Apart from East Frisia, Germany is not a classic tea country. Compared to countries like Turkey, Great Britain, Ireland or Russia, the consumption of tea is limited. On average, each German citizen consumes a good 1.5 pounds of tea per year. Nevertheless, there are some well-known tea companies in this country. These are the 3 largest.

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1st place: J. Bünting Teehandelshaus GmbH & Comp., Leer: 1.5 billion euros turnover (2018)

The Bünting Group is headquartered in Leer – in the middle of Germany’s No. 1 tea region East Frisia. J. Bünting Teehandelshaus GmbH & Comp., founded in 1806, is the core company of the group. East Frisian tea is still the best-known Bünting product. Apart from tea, Bünting is also involved in other businesses and operates various supermarkets, hypermarkets and food discount stores in the northwest of Germany. The group, which is divided into numerous individual companies, employs a total of over 12,000 people.

2nd place: Martin Bauer GmbH & Co. KG, Vestenbergsgreuth: > 600 million euros turnover (2019)

The Martin Bauer Group in Vestenbergsgreuth in Central Franconia can trace its origins back to 1930. Herbal, fruit and medicinal teas, flavoured black and green teas form the core business of the company. In addition, Martin Bauer also supplies tea, herbal and fruit extracts for the production of hot and cold drinks, dairy products, baby food and confectionery. The extracts are also used in phytopharmaceuticals and food supplements. The group consists of over 20 companies operating worldwide and has over 4,000 employees.

Place 3: Teekanne GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf: sales of 267 million euros (2017/18)

Teekanne was founded in 1882 in Dresden as a tea shop. The brand “Teekanne” has been around since 1888 and Teekanne is considered the inventor of the teabag when the first teabags were launched in 1929. After the 2nd World War the company was rebuilt in the West. Today, Teekanne is the world’s leading tea bag manufacturer with an annual output of more than 7.5 billion tea bags. Teekanne employs around 1,200 people and is represented in 8 countries.

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Originally posted on June 23, 2020 @ 2:16 pm


Meat is still a valuable part of society’s diet. Every German citizen consumes on average around 60 kg of meat per year – two-third of which is pork. This puts Germany in the middle of the international field in terms of meat consumption and still slightly below the EU average. Nevertheless, meat processing is an important branch of the economy. Here are the 3 largest meat companies at a glance.

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1st place: Tönnies Lebensmittel GmbH & Co. KG, Rheda-Wiedenbrück: 7.3 billion euros turnover (2019)

Tönnies is one of the largest slaughterhouses for pigs and cattle in Germany, as well as a meat processor and meat refiner. The company, which employs around 7,000 people, is family-owned. It was founded in 1971 as a meat and sausage wholesaler in Rheda, North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition to Germany, Tönnies has production facilities in Denmark, Poland, Great Britain and France. More than 20 million pigs are slaughtered at Tönnies every year, around three quarters of which are in Germany.

2nd place: Westfleisch SCE, Münster: 2.8 billion euros turnover (2019)

Westfleisch is a cooperative slaughterhouse and meat processor with locations in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. Members and owners are composed of more than 4,000 farmers and the origins of the company date back to 1928. Today, around 1 million tons of meat are sold and more than 8 million pigs slaughtered each year. About 40 percent of the meat is exported.

3rd place: heristo holding gmbh, Bad Rothenfelde: 1.3 billion euros turnover (2018)

At the beginning of heristo there was a small butcher’s shop and restaurant in Versmold. In 1913 it became the Westphalian meat product factory Stockmeyer. It still forms the core of the heristo group today. heristo is a family-owned German food company with a focus on meat processing and sausage products. The Stockmeyer Group is responsible for this within the group. Other business areas include delicatessen (fish), ready meals, vegan nutrition and pet food. heristo has about 3,000 employees.

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Originally posted on June 24, 2020 @ 1:34 pm


The real estate market in Switzerland is one of the most exciting in Europe. This is not only due to the high property prices, but also the large number of investors and project developers. In our list of the 100 largest real estate project developers in Switzerland, we present an overview of the most important players and provide easy access to the Swiss real estate scene. The canton of Switzerland makes up a particularly important part, which is why we devote this article to the most relevant project developers from Zurich and its surroundings.

1st place: Allreal General Contractor – Zurich

The Allreal Group owns a portfolio of real estate worth almost 4 billion Swiss francs. The existing real estate portfolio is supplemented by its activities as a general contractor: project development and realisation. More than 230 employees work at four Swiss locations and focus exclusively on projects within Swiss borders.

The combination of the two business segments enables the company to cover the entire value chain. Starting with project development, followed by realisation and, in the long term, real estate investment with promising returns, the Allreal Group aims to convince investors and investors.

2nd place: Mobimo Management AG – Küsnacht

Mobimo Management AG is active in the planning, construction and maintenance of high-yield investment projects. The holding company’s entire real estate portfolio has a total value of more than 2.8 billion Swiss francs, making it one of the leading Swiss real estate companies.

The company promises a high return on its investment properties, consisting of commercial, industrial and residential properties. Increases in value and additional capital gains will be achieved with development projects. Full planning and implementation services for both private and institutional investors are also among the competencies of the real estate company from Küsnacht.

3rd place: Halter AG – Zurich

Halter AG from Zurich has been active in the real estate market since the early 10th century and is today one of the most important Swiss companies in the construction and real estate industry. The project development business deals with investment volumes of all sizes and a wide range of different usage groups. At present, Halter AG has around 200 employees at five Swiss locations.

A major project in which the company was recently involved was the construction of the “Mall of Switzerland” experience shopping centre in Ebikon. Halter AG was involved in both the development and the execution of the project.

4th place: W. Schmid + Co – Glattbrugg

The W. Schmid Group is a leader in project development and general contracting. It also has its own construction company. About 140 employees work in these three departments.

The W. Schmid Group places a special focus on sustainable project development. They describe themselves as “pioneers of sustainable construction”. They were the first to build Minergie multi-family homes in Switzerland. Currently, their portfolio includes zero-energy projects and plus-energy buildings.

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Originally posted on June 13, 2020 @ 12:57 pm


The largest laboratory supplier in Germany is Sartorius AG, with sales revenue of over 1.8 billion euros. Sartorius AG is also part of our database of the largest medical technology companies in Germany.  

The history of Sartorius began in 1870 as the precision engineering workshop of F. Sartorius in Goettingen, Germany. Even today, the majority of the company is still owned by the descendants of the founder, Florenz Sartorius. In the meantime, the Group, which is still based in Goettingen, employs some 9,000 people and sells its products worldwide. The company has over 60 locations around the globe, with a focus on Europe, North America and East Asia. Approximately 40 percent of sales revenue is generated in the EMEA region, 35 percent in the Americas and 25 percent in the Asia-Pacific region. Sartorius has two business focuses: Bioprocess technology (Bioprocess Solutions) and laboratory technology (Lab Products & Services).

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Sartorius in Goettingen – Laboratory and Bioprocess Technology

In the laboratory technology field, Sartorius manufactures equipment, instruments, accessories and consumables for laboratory analyses, such as balances, bioreactors, pipettors, systems for data and process analysis, filtration technology and much more. Sartorius products are used, for example, in biopharmaceutical and chemical laboratories, in food and university laboratories.

In the Bioprocess Solutions area, Sartorius covers all process steps in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The Sartorius Stedim Biotech subgroup plays a key role in this context as a solution provider for the biopharmaceutical industry. Solutions for cell cultivation, fermentation, filtration, purification and fluid management help to manufacture pharmaceuticals safely and efficiently. Sartorius Stedim Biotech is a joint project with the French biotech company Stedim S.A.

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Originally posted on June 13, 2020 @ 12:41 pm


The largest medical technology company in Germany is Siemens Healthineers AG, which has a turnover of 14.5 billion euros. Siemens Healthineers AG is also part of our list of the top 100 medical technology companies in Germany.  

The company name “Healthineers” represents a Siemens combination of “healthcare”, “engineer” and “pioneer” and expresses their desire to be a pioneer in the field of medical technology. Medical technology has a long tradition at Siemens. As early as 1847, the company Siemens & Halske (S & H) was founded in Berlin for this purpose. Until 2015, medical technology formed a separate Siemens Business Sector as “Siemens Sector Healthcare” or “Siemens Healthcare”. In 2015, the Group was spun off into Siemens Healthcare GmbH, which became Siemens Healthineers AG in 2017 in the course of the IPO. The Siemens Group is and will remain the principal owner of Siemens Healthineers. Around 15 percent of the shares are in free float.

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The list of the largest medical technology companies is part of the database of the 1,000 largest German industrial companies.

Globally positioned in medical technology from Erlangen

Today, Siemens Healthineers forms a separate subgroup within the Siemens Group and employs approximately 52,000 people in 75 countries around the world. The company headquarters are located in Erlangen, the sister city of Nuremberg and Fürth. Other German production sites are Marburg, Rudolstadt and Kemnath. In addition, Siemens Healthineers has locations in Great Britain and Ireland, in the USA, Canada, China, South Korea and India, among others. Siemens Healthineers is among the 10 largest medical technology companies in the world. The product portfolio includes a wide range of medical devices for diagnostics and clinical treatment. Examples: Ultrasound equipment, computer tomographs, mammography equipment, laboratory diagnostic systems, X-ray equipment, radiotherapy and particle therapy systems. Siemens Healthineers also offers medical IT solutions.

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Originally posted on June 12, 2020 @ 1:40 pm


The largest dental medical and dental technology company in Germany is KaVo Dental GmbH, which has a turnover of almost 300 million euros. KaVo Dental GmbH is also part of our list of the top 100 medical technology companies in Germany.

Alois Kaltenbach founded a company for dental instruments in Berlin-Steglitz in 1909. When Richard Voigt joined the company in 1919, it became Kaltenbach & Voigt – the basis for the current company name KaVo Dental. The company quickly developed into a leading dental manufacturer. The company headquarters was moved to Potsdam and, after the 2nd World War, to Biberach an der Riß, today’s main location. KaVo Dental employs more than 1,000 people. In addition to Biberach, the company has production sites in Warthausen near Biberach and in Joinville in Brazil. KaVo Dental is represented worldwide through various sales companies.

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KaVo Dental: Part of the US American Danaher Corporation today

KaVo Dental has been part of the US-American Danaher Corporation since 2004. Originally founded as a real estate investment company, the Group has completely realigned itself. Today, Danaher is an internationally operating conglomerate with a focus on technology, life sciences, medical technology, environmental technology, vehicle and tool technology. KaVo Dental’s product portfolio continues to focus entirely on dental medicine. Here the company covers a broad spectrum. Products are manufactured in the areas of dental instruments (including turbines, handpieces and contra-angles), practice equipment, X-ray and diagnostics, dental technology and dental laboratory, dental training (patient simulators, digital training systems) and dental accessories. KaVo Dental holds more than 2,200 patents and utility models for dental technology, which continue to guarantee the company’s leading position in this field.

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Originally posted on June 11, 2020 @ 3:43 pm


The largest manufacturer of ventilators in Germany is Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA with sales of almost 2.8 billion euros. Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is also part of our list of the top 100 medical technology companies in Germany

The name Dräger has stood for respiratory technology for over 100 years. The company Dräger & Gerling was founded in Lübeck in 1881. From this, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA form, which is also based in Lübeck. Today, Dräger employs over 14,000 people. The company has around 100 subsidiaries and sells its technology worldwide. The founding family continues to call the shots at Dräger. There are two main business divisions: Medical Technology and Safety Technology.

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Drägerwerk – Medical and safety technology

The medical division generates around two thirds of Dräger’s net sales. Ventilation equipment for intensive care and emergency medicine is the core business and part of a company tradition that still remains today. During the coronavirus pandemic, this main Dräger product has taken on a whole new significance. In addition to ventilation technology, Dräger also offers anaesthesia workstations, equipment for monitoring patients and for medical care of premature and newborn babies. Dräger also produces other technology for operating theatres and hospital use and offers IT solutions for these applications.

In the safety division, Dräger supplies personal protection equipment, gas detection devices, alcohol and drug screening equipment, diving equipment and systems, as well as rescue and protection systems. Dräger safety technology is used in the oil and gas industry, the chemical industry, mining and fire services, among others. The safety division is part of Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA, a subgroup within the Dräger Group. Dräger Safety has around 4,000 employees and 40 subsidiaries.

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Originally posted on June 12, 2020 @ 1:52 pm


Berlin and the surrounding area of Brandenburg are important locations for medical technology in Europe. Around 300 companies with approximately 13,500 employees earn annual sales of around 1.5 billion euros here. These are the 3 largest medical technology companies in Berlin.

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1st place: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG, Berlin: 695 million euros in sales (2018)

The development of the first German implantable pacemaker at the TU Berlin in 1963 marks the beginning of BIOTRONIK‘s history. From this, the company has evolved into a leading manufacturer of medical technology for electrotherapy of the heart and cardiac vessels. The products are manufactured by approximately 5,600 employees and marketed in over 100 countries worldwide.

2nd place: Berliner Glas KGaA Herbert Kubatz GmbH & Co., Berlin: 229 million euros in sales (2019)

In 1952 Herbert Kubatz founded a company for technical glass in Berlin: Berliner Glas. Over the years, it has grown into a company with over 1,600 employees – including 1,000 in Berlin alone. Today Berliner Glas manufactures technical system solutions, combining optics, electronics and mechanics. They are used in various industries, including medicine.

3rd place: Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik AG, Berlin: 179 million euros turnover (2019)

Eckert & Ziegler emerged from the former Central Institute for Isotope Technology in the GDR. Today the company has two business divisions: Medical Technology and Isotope Products. In medical technology, the company manufactures devices and equipment for radiation therapy and nuclear medicine, among other things. The company employs almost 800 people.

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Originally posted on June 11, 2020 @ 3:30 pm


The largest healthcare group in Germany is Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA with sales of 35.5 billion euros. Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA is also part of our list of the top 100 medical technology companies in Germany.  

The health care group Fresenius in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe can look back on a history that few German companies can match. It all began in Frankfurt/Main in the 15th century. The Frankfurt Hirsch Pharmacy, founded in 1462, came into the possession of the Fresenius family in the 18th century. The pharmacist Eduard Fresenius founded the pharmaceutical company Dr. E. Fresenius in 1912. This developed into today’s health care group. The Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA forms the organizational umbrella of the group, which is active in various health care areas. The group companies together employ about 294,000 people.

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Fresenius – Medical technology, hospitals, therapy solutions and more

Medical technology is mainly used within the framework of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA and also partly at Fresenius Kabi. Both companies account for about half of the Fresenius workforce. With the Helios Kliniken, Fresenius is also one of the largest German hospital operators. This division has over 100,000 employees, 112 clinics and 35,000 beds. Fresenius Vamed provides consulting and engineering services for hospital construction and hospital equipment. Fresenius Kabi offers solutions in the areas of infusion and nutrition therapy.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA is the largest subgroup within the Fresenius Group and is also based in Bad Homburg. The company has about 120,000 employees and annual sales of about 17.5 billion euros. Fresenius Medical Care is the world leader in dialysis products and services. It manufactures dialysis machines, dialyzers and disposable accessories for the treatment of patients with chronic kidney failure.

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Originally posted on June 11, 2020 @ 4:06 pm


Medical technology is an important industrial sector in Bavaria. More than 1,000 companies with about 80,000 jobs are active in this field. About one-third of German medical technology products come from Bavaria. In terms of sales, the industry is on par with France or Italy. Here are the 3 largest Bavarian suppliers.

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1st place: Siemens Healthineers AG, Erlangen: 14.5 billion euros turnover (2019)

From the English words “healthcare”, “engineer”, and “pioneer”, Siemens coined “healthineers” for its medical technology division. With approximately 50,000 employees in 75 countries, Siemens Healthineers forms a subgroup within the Siemens Group and is one of the largest medical technology manufacturers in Germany. The company is one of the TOP 10 MedTech suppliers worldwide. Devices and systems for diagnostics, radiation, and particle therapy are the main focus of the product portfolio.

2nd place: Arthrex GmbH, Munich: 2.1 billion dollars turnover (estimated for group)

Arthrex was founded in Munich in 1981 and is now based in Naples (Florida). The EMEA headquarters of the group, Arthrex GmbH, is still located in Munich. The company has around 4,500 employees worldwide. The medical technology portfolio includes imaging procedures, arthroscopy, and prostheses and implants for use in trauma surgery, sports medicine, and joint prosthetics.

3rd place: Brainlab AG, Munich: 275 million euros in sales (2018)

Brainlab was founded in 1989 and is active in the field of medical informatics. The company develops hardware and software solutions for medical applications and they also created an important navigation system for brain surgery. One of their other focusses is on imaging techniques for applications in oncology and surgery. The Brainlab Group employs more than 1,300 people and is a global leader in imaging technologies.

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Originally posted on June 8, 2020 @ 2:22 pm


Lower Saxony is not a classic engineering state. With 55,000 employees and an annual turnover of more than one billion euros in Lower Saxony, the state cannot compete with the southern German regions in terms of mechanical engineering. Nevertheless, there are some well-known mechanical engineering companies here as well. We present the three largest ones.

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1st place: Enercon GmbH, Aurich: 4.5 billion euros turnover (2019)

Enercon in Aurich in East Frisia was founded in 1984 by wind power pioneer Aloys Wobben and is the market leader in wind turbines. To date, over 30,000 turbines have been installed in more than 45 countries worldwide.

The company employs over 14,000 people. The wind turbines – including ring generators, inverters, rotor blades, cast components, towers, and nacelles – are almost completely manufactured in Enercon production facilities.

2nd place: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG), Verden: approx. 409 million euros turnover (no current turnover available)

Focke & Co. is a family business that was founded in Bremen in 1955 before moving to Verden in 1961 due to lack of space. Besides Verden, the company has production sites in Berlin-Reinickendorf, Hamburg, Barßel, and Greensboro (North Carolina).

Packaging machines for the tobacco industry are the core business of Focke & Co. However, the company also manufactures packaging machines for non-tobacco companies in the consumer goods industry.

3rd place: Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Aerzen: 400 million EUR turnover (2018)

Since 1864 Aerzen near Hameln has been the seat of Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH. The owner-managed family business is leading in the field of twin-shaft Positive Displacement machines worldwide.

Positive Displacement Blowers, Screw Compressors, Rotary Lobe Compressors, Turbo Blowers, and corresponding control technology form the product portfolio. Fields of application are found in many industrial sectors – from mining to the chemical industry and semiconductor production. Aerzener Maschinenfabrik has about 2.500 employees.

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Originally posted on May 21, 2020 @ 1:23 pm


In Baden-Württemberg, more than 600 companies are active in the field of medical technology. Most of them are small and medium-sized companies, however, there are also a few big players that have an international reputation. Here is an overview of the three biggest ones.

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1st place: Röchling SE & Co. KG, Mannheim: EUR 2.1 billion in sales (2018)

Röchling was once a coal and steel company on the Saar. The group, which now has around 11,000 employees, has completely converted its business model to plastics processing. One division is targeting medical technology. Röchling manufactures plastic components for medical devices and pharmaceutical production here. The Röchling Medical division comprises the segments Diagnostics, Fluid Management, Pharmaceuticals, and Surgery & Interventional.

2nd place: KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, Tuttlingen: 1.8 billion euros in sales (2018)

When it comes to endoscopes, you inevitably come across the name KARL STORZ. Founded in 1945, the company comes from small beginnings and has now developed into the endoscope brand of excellence. Today, around 8,000 people work for KARL STORZ. Endoscopes are indispensable in modern medicine. They are used to diagnose internal diseases and are also used for minor procedures. Industrial applications are another field of use.

3rd place: KaVo Dental GmbH, Biberach an der Riss: over 320 million euros (no current sales available)

KaVo Dental is a leading manufacturer of medical technology for dentistry. The abbreviation KaVo stands for the two founders Kaltenbach & Voigt. Founded in 1909 in Berlin-Steglitz, the company headquarters were moved to Biberach after the second World War. KaVo Dental has around 1,100 employees and has been part of the American conglomerate Danaher Corporation since 2004.

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Originally posted on June 8, 2020 @ 2:41 pm


With approximately 11,000 employees, Hamburg is one of the smaller mechanical engineering locations in Germany. Nevertheless, major machine and plant manufacturers are based here. They generate their sales primarily outside the Free and Hanseatic City. These are the three largest companies.

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1st place: Jungheinrich AG, Hamburg: 4.1 billion euros in net sales (2019)

Jungheinrich is a foundation of the Economic Miracle years. Since 1953, the Hamburg-based company has stood for industrial trucks, warehousing, and material flow technology. Jungheinrich employs some 18,000 people and sells in over 120 countries.

Forklift trucks, high-rack stackers, pallet trucks and tractors – these are typical Jungheinrich products. The company ranks third in this field worldwide and second in Europe. A second mainstay is (manual and automatic) shelving systems.

2nd place: Nordex SE, Hamburg: 3.3 billion euros in sales (2019)

Although Nordex’s legal domicile is in Rostock, its head office is located in Hamburg-Langenhorn. The name Nordex has stood for wind turbines since 1985. The business concentrates on low-wind turbines for land-based locations.

The largest shareholder with a stake of over one third is the Spanish conglomerate Acciona. The rest is in free float. Nordex has branches and subsidiaries in 19 countries and employs almost 7,000 people.

3rd place: Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH, Hamburg: EUR 2.5 billion sales (Körber Group, 2018)

Hauni Maschinenbau is the core company of the Körber Group, also based in Hamburg. Its activities are now bundled by Körber AG as the holding company. Hauni Maschinenbau has about 4,000 employees and the Körber Group has about 10,000.

Since its foundation in 1946, Hauni Maschinenbau has been a specialist in machinery and equipment for the tobacco industry. The product portfolio includes machines for all process steps in tobacco processing and cigarette manufacturing.

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Originally posted on May 21, 2020 @ 1:17 pm


The mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia comprises over 1,600 companies with more than 200,000 employees. Their combined annual turnover exceeds 40 billion euros. In addition to many smaller companies, there are also a few large players. These are the five largest mechanical engineering companies in NRW.

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1st place: ThyssenKrupp AG, Essen: 42.0 billion euros sales (2018/19)

The names Thyssen and Krupp are known for their industrial history on the Rhine and Ruhr. Today the ThyssenKrupp Group is Germany’s biggest steel producer with an international focus. 162,000 employees work for ThyssenKrupp worldwide.

In addition to steel production, the Group is also a supplier of plant construction services. The Industrial Solutions unit builds major industrial plants or parts of plants. Its products are targeted at the chemical, fertilizer and cement industries, but also at other steel producers and mining companies.

2nd place: GEA Group AG, Düsseldorf: EUR 4.9 billion sales (2019)

The Düsseldorf-based GEA Group emerged from the former Metallgesellschaft. Today it supplies process technology and components for production processes in various industries. The group comprises numerous subsidiaries and has over 18,000 employees worldwide.

One of its focuses is agriculture and companies in the food industry. The GEA Group also offers solutions for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, for healthcare companies, and for the sports and leisure sector.

3rd place: Claas KGaA mbH, Harsewinkel: EUR 3.9 billion sales (2019)

Claas is a leading global manufacturer of agricultural machinery. The business model has been in place since the company was founded in 1913 and, today, Claas has approximately 11,500 employees and exports its products all over the world (80 percent export share).

Claas combines harvesters, tractors, baler,s and many more agricultural machines. Most of the production takes place in the main factory in Harsewinkel in East Westphalia, and there are also other production facilities in Europe, the USA, and Asia.

4th place: Otto Fuchs KG, Meinerzhagen: 2.8 billion euros turnover (2018)

Otto Fuchs KG has its origins in a brass foundry founded in 1910. Today the company – a traditional Sauerland company – is still involved in metal processing. The group has about 10,000 employees.

In the mechanical engineering sector, Otto Fuchs is a supplier to other industrial sectors and offers forging, extrusion, and ring rolling for metalworking. In addition to mechanical and plant engineering, customers include the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, and the construction industry.

5th place: SMS group GmbH, Düsseldorf: 2.8 billion euros turnover (2019)

The SMS group emerged from a blacksmith’s shop founded in Siegen in 1871 – today it is an internationally positioned group with almost 14,000 employees. The SMS group is part of the SMS Holding Group owned by the Heinrich Weiss family of entrepreneurs.

The SMS group is a plant supplier for the metallurgical industry. The company supplies both complete production lines and individual machines for metalworking.

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Originally posted on May 20, 2020 @ 1:52 pm


Mechanical and plant engineering in Hessen is a mid-range industry as 75 percent of the companies have fewer than 50 employees. That said, there are also some large mechanical engineering companies that operate internationally. We present the three largest ones.

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1st place: Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, Asslar: 633 million euros (2019)

Aßlar near Wetzlar is the corporate headquarters of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology. The company, which was founded in 1890, is today part of the Busch Group. Busch SE is a manufacturer of vacuum pumps, systems, blowers, and compressors.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology is also involved in this field. The Busch subsidiary employs over 3,000 people and manufactures primarily for export. Exports account for some 70 percent of vacuum pump business.

2nd place: Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen: Sales of around 600 million euros (no current sales available)

Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik has been in existence since 1937 and employs around 2,100 people, with locations in Obertshausen, Chemnitz, and Naila in Germany. It is also represented in various European countries, China, and the USA.

The company is world market leader in warp knitting machines and warp preparation systems (76 percent market share). Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik has four divisions: Warp knitting machines, warp preparation, technical textiles and component production.

3rd place: Weiss Umwelttechnik GmbH, Reiskirchen: approx. 370 million Euro turnover (no current turnover available)

Weiss Umwelttechnik belongs to the Schunk Group – an internationally operating technology group. The company in Reiskirchen near Gießen has about 2,200 employees and is represented at 40 locations in 15 countries.

Weiss deals with ventilation and heat. The company offers test systems for environmental simulation, builds thermotechnical plants, clean air, and containment systems as well as air conditioning and dehumidification systems for clean rooms.

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Originally posted on May 21, 2020 @ 1:14 pm


Electrical installation refers to the erection of electrical systems with low voltage. Electrical installation is a common trade and an important subtask in the construction of buildings. Electrical installation technology companies supply the necessary equipment and materials. Here are the 3 largest German companies dealing with electrical installation technology.

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1st place: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin: 86.8 billion euros (2019)

Siemens is a global company that offers an unmanageable number of products, solutions, and systems in the fields of technology and electrical engineering. With approximately 385,000 employees, 125 locations in Germany alone, and a presence in 190 countries around the world, Siemens is a true heavyweight and a global player.

Electrical installation technology is only a small business segment. One example of Siemen’s offerings here are systems for low-voltage power distribution. They enable seamless connection of power distribution to automation and energy management systems, which are important for networked building operation and for flexible power distribution.

2nd place: Hager SE, Blieskastel: 2 billion euros turnover (2019)

Hager SE is an owner-managed family business that was founded in 1995 in Blieskastel in the Saarland. It operates on the market as the Hager Group. The company is focused entirely on electrical installations in residential, industrial and commercial properties.

With approx. 11,500 employees, Hager manufactures at 22 locations in 10 countries and sells electrical installation technology worldwide. The product range comprises four divisions: Energy distribution and meter panel systems, cable management and room connection systems, security systems, switch ranges, and building control. They also cooperate with Audi in the field of electric mobility.

3rd place: Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH, Lüdenscheid: 475 million euros (2019)

Busch-Jaeger Elektro is part of the Swedish-Swiss power and automation technology group ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) and has been in existence since 1879. The production of parts for electrical installations forms the company business model. The product range comprises approx. 6,000 different products.

Busch-Jaeger supplies classic switches, sockets, plug devices, dimmers or motion detectors, but also stands for smart home solutions, and networked building technology. Production locations are Lüdenscheid and Bad Berleburg-Aue. Busch Jager employs around 1,300 people and exports its products to more than 60 countries.

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Originally posted on May 19, 2020 @ 3:11 pm


Mechanical and plant engineering is one of the most important branches of industry in Bavaria. Every sixth employee in the Bavarian manufacturing industry works in mechanical engineering. The turnover of the industry is only exceeded by the automotive sector. These are the three largest mechanical engineering companies in Bavaria.

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1st place: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin: 86.8 billion euros turnover (2019)

Even during the Second World War, Siemens relocated large parts of its industry to Bavaria. Despite worldwide activities and a second company headquarters in Berlin, it remains a primarily Bavarian company. The company has more than a dozen locations in Bavaria.

The mechanical engineering expertise of Siemens is primarily related to energy. Turbines, generators and compressors are necessary to produce electricity. Power plant technology is a classic Siemens business area. As an electronics company, Siemens also offers digital solutions for process optimization in mechanical and plant engineering.

2nd place: Krones AG, Neutraubling: 4.0 billion euros in sales (2019)

Krones in Neutraubling near Regensburg has specialised in lines and machines for beverage production, filling, and packaging. Corresponding solutions are also offered for liquid foods.

Krones is an internationally oriented corporate group with numerous subsidiaries. More than 80 per cent of its sales are generated abroad. The company has over 16,000 employees, almost 11,000 of them in Germany.

3rd place: Kuka AG, Augsburg: 3.2 bn euros in sales (2019)

Kuka can trace its history back to 1898 and today employs over 14,000 people. In 2016, the Chinese Midea Group acquired almost 95 percent of Kuka’s shares. Midea is a manufacturer of supply technology and household appliances in China.

Kuka has five divisions: Kuka Systems, Kuka Robotics, Swisslog Logistics Automation, Swisslog Healthcare, and China. Kuka Robotics manufactures industrial robots and automated production solutions. The Systems division provides automated production and assembly solutions.

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Originally posted on May 20, 2020 @ 1:15 pm


The Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region and the surrounding area of Bremen are at the centre of the electrical engineering industry in Lower Saxony. The industry employs around 65,000 people (including Bremen) and represents an annual turnover of approx. 13 billion euros. The following is an overview of the three largest electrical engineering companies in Niedersachsen. These are also part of our list of the top 200 electrical engineering companies in Germany.

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1st place: Continental AG, Hanover: 44.5 billion euros in sales (2019)

Continental AG battles Robert Bosch GmbH for the title of world’s largest automotive supplier. The name Continental reigns above all in the Rubber Technologies division. The business’s second pillar is the Automotive Technologies division. Here Continental develops electronic braking systems, solutions for passenger protection, comfort electronics, and drive technology, among other things.

Continental employs more than 241,000 people worldwide and has 540 locations in 40 countries. The largest shareholder is the Schaeffler Holding. Continental AG and Schaeffler AG – another major automotive supplier – are sister companies.

2nd place: Lenze SE, Aerzen-Groß Berkel: 788 million Euro turnover (2018/19)

The name Lenze has been synonymous with drive technology and automation since its beginnings in 1947. From small beginnings the company in Aerzen-Groß Berkel near Hameln has developed into an internationally operating group of companies. Today Lenze SE employs almost 4,000 people and has locations in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Lenze produces a wide variety of electrical engineering products: drives, automation systems, inverters, servo systems, controllers, industrial PCs, electric motors and gearboxes. Customers can be found in the automotive, printing, packaging, and textile industries, among others. Lenze solutions can also be used in airport and warehouse logistics.

3rd place: STIEBEL ELTRON GmbH & Co. KG, Holzminden: 550 million euros turnover (2018)

For almost 100 years the name STIEBEL ELTRON has stood for electrical, hot water, and heating appliances. The company’s best-known products are probably its instantaneous water heaters. Originally founded in 1924 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, the company headquarters were moved to Holzminden during the Second World War. Today around 3,700 employees work for STIEBEL ELTRON, approx. 1,400 of them in Holzminden.

STIEBEL ELTRON has seven more locations in Germany, but also produces in Slovakia, Thailand, and China. The products are sold worldwide. In addition to the classic STIEBEL ELTRON product portfolio, the company also offers systems for using renewable energies, heat pump heating systems, and systems for heat recovery.

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Originally posted on May 15, 2020 @ 1:21 pm


The semiconductor industry is a sub-sector of the electrical industry that deals with semiconductor production. These are electrically conductive, solid materials that are used in electronics (for example in microprocessors or microcontrollers). Many semiconductor components are made of silicon. In this article, we present the 3 largest semiconductor manufacturers in Germany.

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1st place: Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg: Euro 8.0 billion in revenues (2018/19)

Infineon Technologies has been around since 1999, when Siemens spun off its semiconductor business into a new company. Today, Infineon is mainly in free float and Siemens no longer holds any shares. The company has more than 41,000 employees and operates worldwide.

Semiconductor production continues to be Infineon’s core business. It is divided into the Automotive, Digital Security Solutions, Industrial Power Control, and Power Management & Multimarket divisions. For the automotive industry, Infineon supplies semiconductor products for use in powertrains, comfort electronics, and security systems. The company also manufactures semiconductors for telephony, household appliances, computer electronics, and machinery.

2nd place: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Oberkochen: 1.6 billion euros in sales (2018/19)

Carl Zeiss SMT has been a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss AG since the end of 2016 with an almost 25 percent shareholding of the Dutch company ASML. The abbreviation SMT stands for Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The subsidiary bundles the semiconductor activities of the Zeiss Group. Carl Zeiss SMT employs around 2,800 people at five locations.

The business focuses on optics for semiconductor manufacturing. They specialize in photolithography – a central method of semiconductor and microsystems technology for the production of integrated circuits. In addition, Carl Zeiss SMT manufactures many other optics, such as optical parts for lasers.

3rd place: Siltronic AG, Munich: 1.3 billion euros (2019)

Siltronic was founded in 1968 as Wacker Chemitronik GmbH. This became Siltronic in 1996. There is still a connection to the Wacker Chemie Group. He holds just over 30 percent of Siltronic’s shares, the rest of the shares are in free float.

Siltronic has almost 4,000 employees and, apart from Germany, produces in the USA (Portland) and in Singapore. The company is entirely focused on silicon wafers. These are circular, thin silicon plates used in microelectronics, photovoltaics and microsystems technology. They are used as electronic components.

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Originally posted on May 19, 2020 @ 3:02 pm


Baden-Württemberg could be considered the country of origin for electrical engineering in Germany. Without bold tinkerers and inventors, the industry would not have its current position. No name represents this better than Robert Bosch. But even beyond Bosch, there are electrical engineering companies of international standing in southwestern Germany. Here is an overview of the three largest. They are also part of our list of the top 200 electrical engineering companies in Germany.

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1st place: Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart: 77.7 billion euros in sales (2019)

A backyard workshop for electrical engineering and precision mechanics was the beginning of Bosch‘s history. It developed into a global corporation that today is not only one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, but it also holds a leading position in other areas. Today, Bosch has nearly 400,000 associates and is represented in some 60 countries.

Electrical engineering remains a key area of focus – for example, through the manufacture of power tools, household appliances, energy and building technology, and industrial technology. In the automotive technology sector, too, Bosch stands for numerous electrotechnical and electronic applications, for example for electric drive systems – a field with a bright future.

2nd place: ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Friedrichshafen: 36.5 billion euros in sales (2019)

ZF Friedrichshafen has evolved from a cogwheel factory and is almost entirely owned by the Zeppelin Foundation, which is administered by the City of Friedrichshafen. The Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH was the godfather of the foundation. ZF Friedrichshafen has been involved in driveline technology for vehicles since its beginnings in 1915.

Originally almost purely mechanical, electrical engineering and electronics now play a major role in drive systems. This is why ZF Friedrichshafen is an important electrical engineering company. It is one of the 10 largest automotive suppliers worldwide, but it also produces industrial technology. ZF Friedrichshafen has almost 150,000 employees and is represented in about 40 countries.

3rd place: ABB AG, Mannheim: 3.6 billion euros sales (2018)

The Swiss electrical conglomerate ABB has its German headquarters in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg. ABB offers products in the fields of electrification, robotics and industrial automation. The total turnover of the group is 28 billion euros.

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Originally posted on May 14, 2020 @ 12:24 pm


There are around 1,100 electrical engineering companies in North Rhine-Westphalia and most of them are medium-sized. They focus on automation, lighting, and installation technology. With 155,000 jobs and an annual turnover of 37 billion euros, the electrical industry is one of the most important industrial sectors in the state. Here are the three largest electrical engineering suppliers in NRW. They are also part of our list of the top 200 electrical engineering companies in Germany.

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1st place: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Lippstadt: 7.0 billion euros (2018/19)

HELLA is a leading automotive supplier specialising in lamps and lighting. The company employs almost 39,000 people worldwide at over 125 locations in more than 35 countries. HELLA’s core business is artificial lighting on and in vehicles, so the connection to electrical engineering is inevitable.

HELLA produces headlamps, lights, and interior lighting, as well as special signalling systems (“Martinshorn”, flashing lights). In addition, the production programme has been expanded to include camera-based driver assistance systems, electronic control units, and a large number of other electrotechnical and electronic applications.

2nd place: Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH, Lüdenscheid: 475 million euros (2019)

Busch-Jaeger Elektro belongs to the Swiss electrical group ABB and was founded as early as 1879. The production of parts for electrical installations forms the business model. The product range is comprised of approx. 6,000 different products.

Busch-Jaeger supplies classic switches, sockets, plugs, dimmers, or motion detectors, but also offers smart home solutions and networked building technology. Production takes place in Lüdenscheid and Bad Berleburg-Aue. Busch Jager employs around 1,300 people and exports its products to more than 60 countries.

3rd place: EMG Automation GmbH, Wenden (Sauerland): approx. 200 million Euro (no current turnover available)

EMG Automation offers automation solutions for the manufacturing industry and is a subsidiary of Elexis AG, which in turn is part of the SMS group. This company is owned by the entrepreneurial family Weiß. EMG Automation was founded in 1946 and today employs about 1,200 people worldwide.

EMG’s products are designed for automated, continuous production processes in the metal, paper and plastics industry as well as in the foil and tire industry. The company supplies series products, individual components, and system solutions. They focus on quality assurance, strip guiding systems, electro-hydraulic lifting devices, and control systems.

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Originally posted on May 15, 2020 @ 12:30 pm


The electrical engineering and electronics industry is a very important part of the Bavarian economy. The regional organization of the ZVEI industry association stands for more than 250 companies with over 200,000 employees and an annual turnover of over 60 billion euros. Here are the three largest electrical engineering suppliers in Bavaria. They are also part of our list of the top 200 electrical engineering companies in Germany.

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1st place: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin: 86.8 billion euros turnover (2019)

Siemens is a global corporation and one of the largest companies in the fields of electrical engineering and technology. There is hardly a country on earth without where Siemens doesn’t operate. The company has about 385,000 employees. Originally founded and based in Berlin in 1847, Munich became another main location of the group after the Second World War.

The range of Siemens electrical engineering solutions is enormous. Among other things, Siemens builds automation and drive technology for the process and manufacturing industry, produces medical technology, safety technology, or technical systems for rail vehicles and railway operations. But these are just a few examples from a broadly diversified production program.

2nd place: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Munich: 13.2 billion euros (2019)

BSH Hausgeräte already carries its product range in the company name. BSH stands for “Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances”. Typical household appliances are manufactured and sold under brands such as Siemens, Bosch, Neff, or Gaggenau that produce products like dishwashers, washing machines, stoves, refrigerators, small appliances, etc. BSH Hausgeräte sees itself as the largest manufacturer of household appliances in Europe.

Formerly a joint venture between Bosch and Siemens, BSH is now a wholly-owned Bosch subsidiary. BSH Hausgeräte has around 53,000 employees worldwide. It manufactures in Europe, the USA, Latin America, and Asia. In addition to the Munich headquarters, there are eight other locations in Germany, three of which are in Bavaria.

3rd place: Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr am Main/Stuttgart, 6.2 billion euros in sales (2019)

Bosch Rexroth is officially based in Stuttgart, but its head office is located in Lohr am Main, Lower Franconia. The company was formed in 2001 through the merger of the Bosch Automation Technology Division and Mannesmann Rexroth AG. Bosch Rexroth is 100 percent owned by the Bosch Group.

The Bosch subsidiary deals with electric drives and controls, hydraulics (industrial hydraulics and mobile hydraulics), linear and assembly technology. In addition to Lohr am Main, Bosch Rexroth is represented at 17 other locations in Germany and in 38 countries worldwide. The company employs over 32,000 associates and sells in around 80 countries.

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Specialty chemicals is the term used to describe a particular part of the chemical industry. It deals with special chemical products that are not intended for a mass market, require a high degree of research and development, and can usually only be produced using complex processes. Here is an overview of the five largest speciality chemicals suppliers in Germany. They are also part of our list of the 600 largest chemical companies in Germany.

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1st place: BASF SE, Ludwigshafen: 59.3 billion sales (2019)

In terms of sales, BASF is Germany’s largest chemical company and one of the largest in the world. The company employs almost 119,000 people in more than 80 countries and has over 390 production sites worldwide. The BASF site at the headquarters in Ludwigshafen is also a world leader in the field of chemicals, covering an area of 10 square kilometres.

Speciality chemicals are only one part of BASF’s broad production program, which is divided into the Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions segments. Speciality Chemicals – part of the Performance Materials segment – primarily includes polyurethanes, thermoplastics, foam specialities, and industrial applications.

2nd place: Evonik Industries AG, Essen: €13.1 billion sales (2019)

Evonik Industries was founded in 2006 and the company name Evonik was changed in 2007 to reflect the spin-off of the non-coal business of RAG Aktiengesellschaft (formerly Ruhrkohle AG). The RAG Foundation is Evonik’s principal owner. The Group has over 32,000 employees and operates worldwide.

Speciality chemicals and high-performance materials make up Evonik’s business model. Speciality chemicals are primarily located in the Evonik Degussa subgroup (formerly Degussa AG). The Performance Materials Business Unit produces polymer materials and intermediates, particularly for the agrochemical, rubber, and plastics industries. Evonik is one of the world’s leading suppliers of speciality chemicals.

3rd place: Helm AG, Hamburg: €8.3 billion sales (2019)

Helm AG in Hamburg is primarily a chemicals dealer, not a manufacturer. The family-owned group, which developed from an import and export business founded in 1900, now trades worldwide in chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and fertilizers.

Helm has about 1600 employees and is present in about 30 countries with over 100 subsidiaries. The chemical trade accounts for about 80 percent of the turnover and includes a wide range of products, including speciality chemicals. Europe accounts for the majority of trading turnover and about a quarter of it comes from America and a sixth from Asia.

4th place: Wacker Chemie AG, Munich: 4.9 billion euros in sales (2019)

Wacker Chemie has existed since 1914 and is owned by the Wacker family. Today, the company is a global player with nearly 15,000 employees. Wacker Chemie has 23 production sites worldwide and sells its products in more than 100 countries.

Wacker’s chemical production is based on silicon and ethylene. Polysilicones are produced for the solar industry, while silicones are used in the construction and automotive industries and in the production of paints, coatings, textiles and paper. In the Polymers division, Wacker-Chemie produces ethene-based VAM (vinyl acetate) and VAE (vinyl acetate-ethylene) as intermediates for the construction industry.

5th place: Altana AG, Wesel: EUR 2.3 billion sales (2019)

Altana was created in 1977 by separating divisions from the Varta group. Since 2007 when the pharmaceuticals division was sold, Altana has been a pure speciality chemicals company. The company has around 6,500 employees and 47 production sites worldwide. The main owner is SKion GmbH owned by Quandt heiress Susanne Klatten.

Altana offers special chemical products for paint manufacturers, paint and plastics processors, the cosmetics, printing, and electrical industries. Altana produces a wide range of speciality chemicals for these industries, including additives, sealing and casting compounds, effect pigments, impregnating agents, metallic printing inks, speciality coatings, and adhesives.

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