MACHINE! - Sector Structure

The primarily small and medium sized enterprises of Saxony’s machine and plant construction industry score lots of points in the international competition; particularly, with their great innovative power. They possess extensive competences in the manufacturing, automation, and process technology sectors as well as in laser and electron beam machining and efficient plant construction. This creates state-of-the-art products and technologies which are highly appreciated by customers from the automobile, the energy and environmental technology, the photovoltaics, the medical and communication technology as well as the micro and nano electronics sectors. 

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. 


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    "Mechanical Engineering in Saxony"

    Saxony can justifiably call itself the cradle of German mechanical engineering. For about 200 years now, machine tools as well as textile and printing machines made in the region have been in great demand around the globe.

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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."

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