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. The largest proportion of total sales is realized with 55% in automation, 23% in the field of building panels and 14% in power engineering. Employing 890,000 people (more than 20% 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.

Agata Butenko

Manager Investor Services

+49 89 24210-7525 [email protected]

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80538 Munich

billion euros invested in innovation

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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