Germany’s Top 5,000 Companies List: Breaking the Ground with the Region’s Most Up-to-Date Company Database –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Database “List of the 5,000 largest companies in Germany” has been added to offerings.

The Excel list of the largest German companies is a unique, unprecedented product. With just a few clicks you can download the most up-to-date overview of the German business world, filter relevant contacts and contact them by mail, post or phone.

Statistics on the list of the 5,000 largest German companies

With the following statistics, the database provides useful insight into the unique Excel list. It shows you which industries are covered in what detail, which federal states are particularly represented, and which cities most of the companies on the list come from.

  • The industries of the companies with the highest revenues in Germany: Germany’s economy is based on a multitude of powerful industrial companies. The database contains over 1,500 industrial companies. But other industries also play a role: the chemical industry with over 600 entries or trade and food with over 300 entries. Growing industries like IT are also part of the database.
  • Federal states – the origin of Germany’s best-selling companies: Most of the companies come from North Rhine-Westphalia – according to population figures. The western federal state is home to over 800 companies on our list. Also strongly represented is the industrial south with Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria.
  • Cities of companies with the highest turnover in Germany: Most companies on the list are located in the top 3 cities: Munich, Berlin and Hamburg. Other relevant cities include Dusseldorf, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
  • Map of the largest companies in Germany: The 5,000 largest German companies are distributed throughout the Federal Republic. A strong concentration can be seen in traditionally strong economic regions such as North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria. The Rhine-Main and Rhine-Neckar regions are also home to hundreds of companies. In addition, large cities such as Hamburg, Berlin and Munich are home to many high-income companies.

These lists are included in the directory of the largest German companies. The unique database of the best-selling companies in Germany is the basis of numerous focus lists. These include the largest companies in various industries or fields of activity.


  • Top 2,000 industrial companies in Germany

  • Top 600 chemical companies Germany

  • Top 500 Retail and Wholesale Companies Germany

  • Top 400 food manufacturers in Germany

  • Top 300 IT companies in Germany

Fields of activity

  • Top 400 mechanical engineering companies in Germany

  • Top 300 car suppliers Germany

  • Top 250 Software Companies

  • Top 300 companies in the electrical industry in Germany

  • Top 200 medical technology companies Germany

The current database of the largest German companies has been created through years of work and research. The unique database contains a large number of relevant data points. From company industries to turnover, contact details and CEO names. Clients use the list for new client acquisition, partner identification and market research.

Which industries are included in the list of the 5,000 largest German companies?

A special feature of the list of the largest German companies is the classification of companies into industries. The industry classification was made based on the companies’ core activity and allows an uncomplicated filtering of the Excel list according to the companies relevant to the respective concern. The following industries can be found in the overview (including sample companies):

  • Industrial companies (car suppliers, mechanical engineering companies, etc.) – e.g. Leoni AG, Gebr. Knauf KG

  • Chemical companies (paint and coating manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemical companies, construction chemicals, etc.) – e.g. BASF SE, Wacker Chemie AG

  • Businesses (retail, wholesale, etc.) – e.g. Otto (GmbH & Co KG), Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG

  • Food companies (bakery manufacturers, breweries, meat producers, etc.) – for example DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH, J. Bunting Teehandelshaus GmbH & Comp.

  • Real estate companies (housing companies, project developers, etc.) – e.g. Vonovia SE, Vivawest Wohnen GmbH

  • Service companies (consulting companies, cleaning companies, etc.) – e.g. Bilfinger SE, DEKRA SE

  • Logistics companies (freight logistics, parcel logistics, etc.) – e.g. Dachser SE

  • Construction companies (building construction, civil engineering, road construction, etc.) – e.g. Bauer AG

  • IT companies (software companies, hardware companies, IT consulting, etc.) – e.g. SAP SE, Bechtle AG

  • Energy companies (electricity suppliers, electricity producers, network operators, etc.) – e.g. Stadtwerke Koln GmbH

  • Financial companies (banks, asset managers, insurance companies, etc.) – e.g. DZ BANK AG, LVM Versicherung

  • Consumer goods companies (fashion companies, toy manufacturers, sports companies, etc.) – eg PUMA SE

  • Holding companies (automotive suppliers, mechanical engineering companies, etc.) – e.g. Korber AG, INDUS Holding AG

  • Healthcare companies (hospitals, nursing home operators, etc.) – e.g. Vivantes – Netzwerk fur Gesundheit GmbH, Schon Klinik SE

  • Gastronomy companies (system gastronomy, catering, etc.) – e.g. Compass Group Deutschland GmbH

  • Media companies (newspapers, TV, book publishers, etc.) – for example Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

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