The port of Hamburg makes the northern German metropolis one of the most important economic centres in Europe. But Hamburg as an economic centre also has a lot to offer besides the port. This is proven by the following overview, which presents the five largest industrial companies in the city. This article is based on the unique Database of the 1000 largest industrial companies in Germany.
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Place 1: Airbus Operations GmbH, €13.3 billion turnover (2017)
The Hamburg plant of Airbus is of great importance for the company’s Commercial Aircraft division. Hamburg Finkenwerder, for example, produces a large proportion of the A320 models produced annually, and final assembly of other aircraft such as the A318, A319 and A321 is also carried out here. The Hamburg plant is the largest Airbus location in Germany and houses four assembly lines.
Place 2: Aurubis AG, €11.0 billion revenues (2017)
Aurubis is the world’s leading copper producer and copper reprocessor. Founded in 1866 as Norddeutsche Affinerie, the Hamburg-based company today employs about 6,500 people and has interests and sites all over the world. As part of the MDAX, Aurubis is one of the largest listed companies in Germany. In addition to copper, the company offers other non-ferrous metals and is an important supplier to industry, construction and chemical companies.
Place 3: Jungheinrich AG, €3.4 billion sales (2017)
In the field of intralogistics, Jungheinrich is an absolute global player. The company focuses on the areas of floor conveyors, warehouse flow technology and material flow technology, manufacturing products such as pallet trucks, forklifts, driverless transport vehicles and radio data transmission terminals. Founded in Hamburg in 1953, the company now employs more than 16,000 people and is listed on the SDAX.
Place 4: Nordex SE, €3.1 billion sales (2017)
The comparative company Nordex (founded 1985) produces wind turbines, erects them and provides maintenance and service. The focus is on onshore sites, the main products being low wind turbines. While Nordex’s administration is located in Hamburg, the company’s headquarters are in Rostock. Further locations are maintained in China and the USA. 5.71% of the shares are held by SKion, the holding company of Quandt heiress Susanne Klatten.
Place 5: Senvion Deutschland GmbH, €1.9 billion sales (2017)
Also Senvion is active in the wind energy sector and produces with approx. 4,000 wind turbines. Unlike Nordex SE, however, Senvion is not only active in the onshore but also in the offshore sector. The company operates globally and has subsidiaries, joint ventures and partner companies all over the world. In Europe, the Local Engineering division is responsible for planning and implementation and provides individually tailored solutions for complex issues.Source: Listenchampion Picture source: Unsplash