Sector in brief

The electrical industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in Germany and has a wide-ranging, very dynamic and innovative portfolio. A large part of the total turnover of the manufacturing sector is accounted for by the road vehicle construction sector with 21.5%, ahead of the mechanical engineering sector with 11.5%, the chemical industry with 10.8% and the electrical industry with 10.5%.

Employing 872,000 people (more than 21% of whom are engineers), the sector is the second largest employer in Germany's processing industry. Thanks to high investments in research and development, seven out of ten companies regularly launch product or process innovations.

The German electrical industry benefits particularly from future trends such as the increasing fusion of production and information technology (Industry 4.0). In order to drive the digitization of production forward, the sector associations of German IT (BITKOM), mechanical engineering (VDMA) and electrical engineering (ZVEI) have come together to set up a platform for the promotion of Industry 4.0.

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Agata Butenko

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billion euros invested in innovation (2021)

Bavaria is home to companies from a wide range of different fields of electrical engineering and electronics, such as Infineon Technologies and SEMIKRON in power semiconductors; Rogers Germany (formerly curamik), CeramTec and Kunze Folien in substrate technology; and Siemens in drive technology. Other fields include vehicle electronics from companies such as Robert Bosch, Continental, Liebherr Elektronik and Transtechnik, and the energy storage field in which BMZ is one of many active companies. This segment is benefiting from the growing trend towards connection of things - according to "(Industrial) Internet of Things" and the increasing interest in resource efficiency worldwide.

Figures from the electronics and electrical engineering sector


The German market for semiconductor components and displays is N°1 in Europe


% of the industry revenues are induced by product innovations


billion Euros are generated in the German electronics market (2018)


% of the revenue of the electronics industry in Germany derives from companies in Bavaria (1st rank)

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