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).
|… 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"?|
- 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:
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NRW at a glance
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