Mechanical engineering and production technology in NRW
  2. Industries in NRW
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Mechanical engineering and production technology in NRW

Mechanical engineering companies in NRW make a significant contribution to maintaining the flow of goods, conserving natural resources and maximizing energy efficiency. Numerous "hidden champions" have attained international recognition with their highly specialized products. International leadership – for example, in the area of fittings and power transmission technology – plus a proven track record of innovation ensure that NRW is an attractive investment location for mechanical engineering enterprises based in Germany and other countries (especially Japan and China).

Did you know ...

… that one German machine in four is built in North Rhine-Westphalia?

… that the industry has an export ratio of over 60 percent, making it one of NRW's most export-intensive sectors?

... that the thinnest aluminum foil in the world is produced in the Hydro rolling mill in Grevenbroich?

Mechanical engineering and production technology in NRW | Quick Facts


The mechanical engineering industry is the largest employer in NRW, with a total workforce of 207,000.


More than 1,500 mechanical engineering enterprises in NRW account for about one fifth of total German sales in this sector.


Approx. 50,500 students are studying mechanical engineering subjects at North Rhine-Westphalian universities.

Mechanical engineering enterprises in NRW

The largest mechanical engineering in NRW companies include:

Claas, Deutz, DMG Mori, GEA, SMS group

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Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Völklinger Str. 4
40219 Düsseldorf

Germany’s No. 1 Economic Region

The excellent infrastructure, the central location and the high qualifications of the people make North Rhine-Westphalia an economic power of international standing. In terms of numerous economic statistics, NRW is world class.


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