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GERMANY - The Land of Industry

Automotive Industry

Germany – The World’s Automotive Hub of Innovation
Germany is recognized the world over for its outstanding automotive industry and excellence in engineering. From Asia to the Americas, German cars embody highly cherished values of innovation, reliability, safety, and design. Germany is by some distance Europe’s leading production and sales market. The country’s world-class R&D infrastructure, complete industry value chain integration, and highly qualified workforce create an internationally peerless automotive environment. It enables companies to develop cutting- edge technologies, which perfectly address tomorrow’s mobility needs.

Industry & Market Numbers
•    The automotive industry is the largest industry sector in Germany. In 2019, the auto sector listed turnover of EUR 435.3 billion – around 20 percent of total German industry revenue.
•    Germany is Europe’s number one automotive market, accounting for around 25 percent of all passenger cars manufactured (4.66million) and approximately 20 percent of all new car registrations (3.6million).
•    One in every five cars worldwide carries a German brand.
•    Germany is home to 43 automobile assembly and engine production plants with a capacity of over one third of total automobile production in Europe.
•    In 2018, Germany‘s domestic internal automotive industry R&D expenditure remained at EUR 25 billion – equivalent to 35 percent of total R&D expenditure in Germany.
•    Eighteen of the world’s top 100 automotive suppliers are German companies.
•    Around 75 percent of cars produced in Germany in 2019 were ultimately destined for international markets – a new record.
•    More than 40 percent of patent registrations in Germany originate from the automotive industry.
•    R&D personnel within the German automobile industry reached around 126,400. Around 833,000 are employed in the industry as a whole in 2019.

Market Trends

The German automotive industry is a substantial and integral part of the global automotive industry. Suppliers and OEMs in Germany are on top of the technological market transformation. Automotive engineers are hard at work improving internal combustion engine energy efficiency, developing alternative drive technologies (including electric, hybrid, and fuel cell cars), and adapting lightweight materials and electronics.

Tighter carbon emission reduction targets and the government’s electric mobility initiative (“National Electromobility Development Plan”) are major innovation drivers for future growth. As a result, demand for connected cars equipped with driver-assistance systems and information components will increase significantly - especially in the premium segment.
Smart technologies will revolutionize the driving experience further. Germany’s industry strength in electronic technologies and software solutions allied to its innovative business networks bolster technological development in one of Germany’s major fields of expertise.

As well as technological transformation, the automotive industry is undergoing a continuous value shift from OEMs to suppliers. According to a study conducted by Oliver Wyman and the German Automotive Industry Association (VDA), OEM share of global R&D value creation will decline from 60% today to 47% in 2025 (Source: FAST 2025). Strategic alliances between OEMs and suppliers - as well as within the supplying industry - will grow in importance and offer significant growth potential. 

Industry 4.0 - Germany's 4th industrial revolution

Domestically, Industrie 4.0 is already creating real added value. Industrie 4.0 hardware, software and IT Services all recorded double digit growth in the year 2016/17, recording cumulated growth of more than 20 percent. More than 65 percent of German companies are already using or plan to use special Industrie 4.0 applications.

Continued double digit growth is forecast in the respective software, IT services, and hardware segments that, taken together, constitute Industrie 4.0 solutions. 
In Germany alone, extra value added potential of up to EUR 425 billion has been forecast for the period up to 2025. The main application industries driving Industrie 4.0 solutions uptake are the automotive, mechanical and plant engineering, and electronics and high-tech sectors.

Digital Leader

Digitalization and the use of digital technologies in German Industrie 4.0 are advanced in international comparison. Eighty-three percent of domestic companies believe that their value chains will be marked by a high level of digitalization by 2021.
More than 65 percent of German companies use or plan to use special Industrie 4.0 applications. 
In the manufacturing sector, three in four companies use smart services like cloud computing solutions; one third of which analyze large amounts of data using big data analytics solutions. Technological leadership and vision in the fields of manufacturing, automation and software-based embedded systems, as well as historically strong industrial networks, lay the cornerstone for the long-term success of Industrie 4.0 in Germany.

Aerospace Industry

The German aerospace industry has enjoyed unprecedented success over the last two decades. Since the mid-90’s, industry revenues have more than quadrupled - to over EUR 40 billion in 2018. Today, the sector belongs to the country’s most innovative and best-performing industries.

And the sector keeps on growing: Industry analysts forecast that between 30 to 35 thousand new aircraft will be put into service in the next 20 years to meet increasing global aviation demand – leading to a new golden age of aviation. As a global aerospace hub, Germany is home to leading players from all civil and defense aviation market segments.

The country’s world class R&D infrastructure and a powerful manufacturing base empowers international investors to develop cutting-edge technologies for tomorrow’s aviation needs. Compared with other major aviation manufacturing countries like the US, Canada and France, Germany’s rare mix of a powerful manufacturing base, ready availability of talent, and cost efficiency are unique competitive advantages for current and prospective investors.
Besides its supply and manufacturing power, the country is also home to two major passenger airlines as well as one of the world’s biggest freight and logistics carriers.
 
Industry & Market Numbers
•    EUR 40 bn turnover in 2018
•    More than 7% average annual growth since the mid-1990s
•    111,00 industry employees – of which more than 50% are engineers or highly qualified professionals
•    220 companies and related institutions
•    One of Germany’s most innovative industry sectors – 10% (EUR 4 bn) of annual revenue spent in R&D

Machinery & Equipment Industry

Germany’s Machinery and Equipment (M&E) sector is the world’s leading supplier of machinery with 16 percent share of global trade. German manufacturers are also the world leaders in 19 out of 31 M&E sectors in global comparison.

The M&E sector is the second largest and most innovative industry sector in Germany. In 2018, mechanical and plant engineering was again the most important driver of German industry growth. Nominal turnover increased to EUR 226 billion – a new record that contributed considerably to the upturn in the German economy.

German M&E industry strength is driven by a combination of Germany’s proven engineering tradition, its position as a technology development leader, and a highly diversified industrial base. The country retains its role as a globally competitive and flexible R&D test bed thanks to M&E innovative strength.

The fourth industrial revolution is already underway thanks to the country`s ambitions Industrie 4.0 initiative. This landmark project is ushering in a new age of decentralized production that is transforming industry. Automation technology developments will consolidate Germany’s position as the lead provider and market for virtual systems and highly developed production systems.

Machinery and equipment is one of the technological motors that drives Germany as a high-tech nation and combines all of the key future technologies (including electronics, robotics, materials, and software). The domestic M&E sector is dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises from the thriving Mittelstand economy. These companies produce customized products and small production series to meet international manufacturing industry demand.
Impressive M&E industry and market data provide a timely reminder that the “Made in Germany” label still stands for the highest quality products and services in the world.

Global Export Leader
•    16% share of global machinery trade making it world´s leading supplier
•    79% of machinery turnover generated from international exports
•    German manufacturers are the world market leaders in 19 out of 31 M&E sectors

Electronics & Microtechnology
Germany boasts an unparalleled density of renowned R&D institutes and world-leading manufacturers and suppliers for electrical and electronic materials, components, and equipment across the value chain; ranging from microelectronic components to electrical household appliances, automation systems, electronic medical equipment, and automotive electronics.

Sources: GTAI, VDA

Germany’s Export of Fasteners in 2019

 

 

 

Importers

 

 

Value exported in 2019 (USD thousand)

Share in Germany's exports (%)

Quantity exported in 2019

 

World

6.500,950

100

894,793

 

China

711,656

10.9

75,158

 

France

510,592

7.9

78,695

 

USA

506,277

7.8

51,364

 

Czechia

438,855

6.8

69,363

 

Austria

389,302

6

55,412

 

Poland

382,618

5.9

60,833

 

Netherlands

328,985

5.1

64,798

 

Switzerland

260,206

4

30,755

 

UK

256,327

3.9

29,940

 

Hungary

245,264

3.8

34,027

 

Spain

227,459

3.5

35,918

 

Italy

226,504

3.5

33,353

 

Mexico

168,237

2.6

21,486

 

Sweden

158,227

2.4

30,891

 

Belgium

157,939

2.4

24,851

 

Slovakia

149,208

2.3

20,940

 

Romania

127,933

2

14,881

 

Turkey

112,007

1.7

15,661

 

Denmark

105,061

1.6

21,168

 

Russian Fed.

96,430

1.5

12,271

 

Source: Trademap
 

Germany’s Import of Fasteners in 2019

 

 

Exporters

Value imported in 2019 (USD thousand)

Share in Germany's imports (%)

Quantity imported in 2019

World

4.020,040

100

939,665

Italy

543,244

13.5

129,490

Taiwan

507,496

12.6

159,428

China

366,074

9.1

135,884

Switzerland

308,884

7.7

22,316

USA

248,697

6.2

7,525

Czechia

235,016

5.8

45,054

Netherlands

220,544

5.5

66,283

France

185,726

4.6

18,722

Poland

173,794

4.3

42,438

Turkey

160,872

4

44,410

Spain

114,506

2.8

26,508

India

113,373

2.8

34,602

Vietnam

96,019

2.4

41,091

UK

91,958

2.3

6,432

Austria

75,048

1.9

14,901

Denmark

73,789

1.8

13,413

Slovakia

72,927

1.8

14,779

Belgium

55,993

1.4

20,498

Thailand

48,904

1.2

27,358

Japan

42,294

1.1

2,833


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Trademap