Plant and Mechanical Engineering

More than 200 plant and mechanical engineering companies in the Leipzig region with a total of more than 12,500 employees generate an annual turnover of more than 2 billion euros. These predominantly small and mid-sized family businesses are traditionally deeply rooted in their regions and form the economic backbone of Germany. These SMEs are specialists, genuine drivers of innovation and global players.


“Hidden Champions“

Whether its grinding machines from EMAG, forming technology from Profiroll Technologies, machine-formed iron castings from GF Casting Solutions, railway technology from Kirow-Ardelt or Schwihag, stainless steel from BGH Edelstahl Lippendorf, aluminium profiles from Hydro Extrusion or cooling systems from Bitzer, the Leipzig region is home to international market leaders with exceptional technical expertise and outstanding manufacturing quality.


Companies in Focus


Kirow Ardelt, Leipzig – Kirow Ardelt GmbH is the world market leader in railway cranes and slag transporters. For 130 years the company has been practicing German engineering with a great innovative spirit, pursuing the goal of improving the efficiency, safety and environmental friendliness of cranes. For its achievements, Kirow has been awarded the Free State of Saxony's Innovation Award.


Hydro Extrusion, Rackwitz – Founded in Rackwitz in 1925, Hydro Extrusion Deutschland GmbH currently supplies over 650 satisfied customers. As an operator of two aluminium extrusion presses and a fully automated anodising plant, the company offers a wide range of solutions for customised aluminium profiles and surface finishing.

Profiroll, Bad Düben - Profiroll Technologies GmbH in Bad Düben stands for innovations in cold forming technology. The company's product range includes machines, tools and technologies in thread and profile rolling, gear rolling and ring rolling. Customers in the automotive, supply, linear technology, aircraft, rolling bearing, energy technology and fastener industries benefit from the experience and competence of the machine tool manufacturer.

Gießereinetzwerk Leipzig - In the Leipzig network of the casting industry, Gießereinetzwerk Leipzig e.V., foundry companies and industry-related institutions are united with the aim of jointly securing the demand for skilled workers and the expertise of the employees. The association supports the professional prospects of this supply industry for vehicle construction as well as mechanical and energy engineering.

VDMA Ost - As the largest network for the capital goods industry in Europe, the

The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA)

(VDMA) is one of the most important associations in Germany. The Leipzig office represents about 350 companies, plants and branches in Eastern Germany. The association supports its members on subjects such as further training, practical subjects and developments relevant to mechanical engineering, networks, and as an economic and educational policy body lobbying on behalf of the industry at state level.