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Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

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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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NRW.INVEST GMBH

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 nearly 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 203,000.
  • The 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 DMG Mori (formerly Gildemeister) GEA SMS

Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
Claas: World record in treshing
The Perfect Harvest Aid Source: CLAAS KGaA mbH
No sooner the grain ripens and dries than the farmer needs to harvest it quickly and efficiently, often left with only a very small window of time to achieve this. Besides, maximum amounts of grain need to reach the granary from the fields as soon as possible. Thanks to its throughput rate, the CLAAS LEXION 770 is clearly a nose ahead in this respect. This huge precision combine harvester has reaped nearly 676 tonnes in just eight hours or 84.5 tonnes per hour – world record and well-deserved entry into the Guinness Book of Records. This happened in September 2011 and, following that, this high-tech harvester from the agro machines company of Harsewinkel did a night shift at Lincolnshire in England, reaping 1,361 tonnes of grain in a total of 20 hours of non-stop operation and consuming just 1.15 litres of diesel per tonne. A hundred years of experience has gone into perfecting this harvesting aid. Mechanic August Claas took over the reins of this small concern owned by his father in 1913. He and his brother then laid the foundations for what is today the leading combine harvester manufacturer in Europe.

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

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Hamburger Containerboard invests EUR20m in Gelsenkirchen

03.02.2017

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry, invests EUR20m in the production facility in Gelsenkirchen (former Fritz Peters GmbH).


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Hamburger Containerboard invests EUR20m in Gelsenkirchen

03.02.2017

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry, invests EUR20m in the production facility in Gelsenkirchen (former Fritz Peters GmbH).


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NRW at a glance

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