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Largest companies in Germany

The following is a list of the largest companies headquartered in Germany, sorted by revenue in Euros as of 2014. Ranking and numbers are based on the annual overview compiled by the DIE WELT news outlet. Revenue and staff numbers are rounded.

Rank

Corporation

Industry

Headquarter

Employees

Revenue (in bn €)

1

Volkswagen

Automotive

Wolfsburg

593,000

202

2

Daimler

Automotive

Stuttgart

280,000

130

3

E.ON

Energy

Düsseldorf

59,000

112

4

BMW

Automotive

Munich

116,000

80

5

Schwarz Beteiligungs GmbH

Retail

Bad Wimpfen

350,000

79

6

BASF

Chemicals

Ludwigshafen

113,000

74

7

Siemens

Electronics

Munich

357,000

72

8

Metro

Retail and Trade

Düsseldorf

249,000

63

9

Deutsche Telekom

Telecommunications

Bonn

228,000

63

10

Lidl Stiftung

Retail

Bad Wimpfen

99,000

59

11

Deutsche Post DHL

Logistics

Bonn

489,000

57

12

Audi

Automotive

Ingolstadt

74,000

54

13

Rewe Group

Retail and Tourism

Cologne

328,000

51

14

Robert Bosch GmbH

Electronics

Stuttgart

290,000

49

15

RWE

Energy

Essen

60,000

48

16

BP Europa

Petroleum

Hamburg

11,000

48

17

Edeka

Retail

Hamburg

336,000

47

18

Bayer

Chemicals, Pharma

Leverkusen

119,000

42

19

ThyssenKrupp

Conglomerate

Essen

161,000

41

20

Deutsche Bahn

Railway

Berlin

307,000

40

21

Aldi Süd

Retail

Mülheim

36,000

38

22

Continental

Automotive

Hanover

189,000

34

23

Metro Cash & Carry

Wholesale

Düsseldorf

117,000

31

24

Deutsche Lufthansa

Airline

Frankfurt

119,000

30

25

Shell Deutschland

Petroleum

Hamburg

3,000

26

26

Aldi Nord

Retail

Essen

53,000

25

27

Fresenius

Pharma

Bad Homburg

216,000

23

28

Celesio

Pharma Retail

Stuttgart

39,000

22

29

Hochtief

Construction

Essen

68,000

22

30

Phoenix Pharmahandel

Pharma Retail

Mannheim

29,000

22

31

Telekom Deutschland

Telecommunications

Bonn

12,000

22

32

EnBW

Energy

Karlsruhe

20,000

21

33

Media-Saturn Holding

Retail

Ingolstadt

64,000

21

34

Kaufland Stiftung

Retail

Bad Wimpfen

68,000

20

35

Alstom Power

Engineering

Mannheim

88,000

20

36

Bayer Health Care

Pharma

Leverkusen

61,000

20

37

TUI

Tourism

Hanover

77,000

19

38

ZF Friedrichshafen

Automotive

Friedrichshafen

71,000

18

39

SAP

Software

Walldorf

74,000

18

40

Ford-Werke

Automotive

Cologne

24,000

17

41

Porsche

Automotive

Stuttgart

22,000

17

42

Linde

Chemicals

Munich

65,000

17

43

Bertelsmann

Media

Gütersloh

112,000

17

44

Henkel

Consumer Goods

Düsseldorf

50,000

16

45

Daimler Financial Services

Finance

Berlin

9,000

16

46

Heraeus Holding

Conglomerate

Hanau

13,000

16

47

Baywa

Trade

Munich

17,000

15

48

Wintershall

Petroleum

Kassel

3,000

15

49

Schenker

Logistics

Essen

65,000

15

50

Tennet TSO

Energy

Bayreuth

1,000

15