MACHINE! - Sector Structure


The primarily small and medium sized enterprises of Saxony’s machine and plant construction industry possess extensive competences in the manufacturing, automation, and process technology sectors as well as in laser and electron beam machining and efficient plant construction. 

Map "Mechanical and Plant Engineering in Saxony" - Company Logos of Selected Firms

Source: Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS)

Saxony is considered to be the cradle of German machine construction. For about 200 years now, such globally coveted mechanical engineering products as, for example, textile, tool, and printing machines have been coming from Saxony. Today, Saxony is still a top location for such globally active enterprises as, for example, Siemens, NILES-SIMMONS, Starrag, and Koenig & Bauer.

With about 45,000 employees in approx. 1,000 firms, the branch contributes more than 13 percent to the industrial turnover and approx. 15 percent to Saxony’s foreign sales. 

We support Saxony.

Prof.  Dr. Hans J. Naumann


„We selected Chemnitz as our corporate headquarters and, thus, also the headquarters of the NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT holding company because we wanted to send a clear signal that the NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT Group has its decision-making center in Saxony."

More Information

Success Stories

Researching the Future of Mobile Communication - 5G Lab Germany

The realization of the vision of autonomous driving will above all be enabled by communication engineers. Leading in this field are researchers at Dresden’s University. Within the clusters »cfaed« and »5G Lab Germany,« they are working on the next generation of the wireless network which – thanks to, for example, the superfast »Tomahawk 2« microchip – will permit the real time transmission of large data volumes and, thus, also ring in the age of driverless driving.

More Information

Your Contact Person

Dr. Claudia Scholta
Strategy, Industry Sectors, Marketing
Phone: +49 (351) 2138-136 Fax: +49 (351) 2138-109

Social Media