Germany at its Best

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen



The location marketing campaign "Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen" calls on local citizens, business people, scientists and inventors and other personalities from NRW to present their outstanding achievements in a national, European and international context.

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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).

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

+49 211 13000-0
+49 211 13000-154

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 North Rhine-Westphalia is a front-runner in Germany in the transition to "Industry 4.0"?

Quick facts

  • The mechanical engineering industry is the largest employer in NRW, with a total workforce of 199,000.
  • The nearly 1,500 mechanical engineering enterprises in NRW account for about one fifth of total German sales in this sector.
  • Approx. 51,500 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 (formerly Gildemeister) GEA
Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
WILO SE: Leading manufacturer of pumps
high Performance And Power-Saving Pumps Source: WILO SE
Jordan is among the nations facing the most acute water shortage in the world. Besides the scarce water supplies themselves, the greatest challenge lies in their transportation. Water from the Jordan river has to be pumped to a height of 1 km to supply to the cities. This is extremely energy consuming and a lot of water is lost en route. The story is rather different, though, at the Ebquoreyeh pumping station, located near the city of Salt, where two pumps made in Dortmund provide for an uninterrupted supply of potable water to 50,000 people. But that’s not the end of the story by far. The high performance pumps from WILO SE have enabled energy consumption to be cut by more than 1.5 million kilowatt-hours per year and carbon dioxide emissions to be reduced by 1,100 tonnes. The products of this world leading manufacturer of pumps and pumping systems offer maximum performance coupled with minimal energy consumption. WILO SE, which is based in Dortmund, has about 7,000 employees worldwide. Its pumps can deliver energy savings of up to 90 percent per year and, not surprisingly, significant cost benefits too.
Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
Ruhr Metropolis



New opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia. Your No. 1 investment location in Germany – Facts and figures

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