Germany is also an international force in plant engineering. BASF, known as the
largest chemical company in the world, is demonstrating that major industry can
be located in a metropolitan region without being particularly detrimental to the
The German plant engineering sector employs, directly and
indirectly, around 160,000 people. Foreign orders account for 87% of
production, which includes power stations, electrical and chemical plants and
iron and steelworks. This in itself is a unique selling proposition. German
companies are the world’s first port of call when it comes to plant and
They can even help entire countries to industrialise or modernise.
Quality, reliability, service, efficiency and environmental compatibility are
Germany’s key assets.