List of German Companies in India
- October 14, 2022
Germany is one of India’s most important partners in Europe, owing to the strength of bilateral relations, as also Germany’s key role in the EU.
India and Germany share a robust economic and developmental partnership. Besides the economic interest, both countries have a shared interest in upholding democratic values, the rules-based international order, and multilateralism as well as the reform of multilateral institutions.German investments in India
Germany is the 7th largest FDI source for India. The total FDI from Germany to India from April 2000-September 2021 is over USD 13 billion. In FY 2020-21, German FDI in India was USD 667 million. During 2021-22 (until September 2021), German FDI was USD 431 million. As per the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, there are more than 1,700 German companies in India. German investments in India have been mainly in sectors of transportation, electrical equipment, metallurgical industries, services sector (particularly insurance), chemicals, construction activity, trading and automobiles.
Recent German investments in India
Recent German investments in India include investments in 2021 by German automotive components manufacturer Webasto, which invested USD 33.9 million to set up a sunroofs manufacturing facility in Pune. German lifestyle brand Birkenstock launched its 1774 collection through the e-commerce route with an Indian partner, Seva Group. Bayer, a German agrochemical group, launched a new manufacturing plant at Vapi, Gujarat with an investment of USD 28 million. German auto component major ZF Friedrichshafen AG has lined up Euro 200 million investments in India to increase its share in connected and autonomous technologies adopted by automakers and a fifth of the investment volume will be allocated for a tech centre in Hyderabad for doing global R&D work for the company.
List of German companies in India
Abicor Binzel Production (India) Pvt. Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alexander Binzel Schweisstechnik GmbH & Co KG, Germany. This company was set up in 1999 at Pune in Maharashtra state to offer locally manufactured Binzel products and Technical support to the Indian customer.
Adidas was founded by Adi Dassler in 1948. It remained a family firm till 1988 when it was transformed into a corporation. The Adidas Group is the world’s second-largest sporting goods company and had net sales of US$ 7.74 billion in 2004. Adidas' product range includes shoes, apparel and accessories for basketball, golf, soccer, fitness and training. adidas started in India in 1996 as a joint venture with Magnum Trading, with Adidas holding an 80 per cent stake.
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with 126 million1 private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 809 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) manage more than 1.9 trillion euros of third-party assets.
Baerlocher started its operation in India with the acquisition of a running polymer additive unit of National Peroxide Limited located at Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. After the take-over of the unit, it has implemented modernization-cum- expansion programs from time to time. As a result, the production capacity has increased from 4,000 MTPA in the year 2000 to the present level of 30,000 MTPA. Baerlocher India has been growing consistently over the years by earning the confidence of customers in its products and services.
BASF’s association in India started in 1943 when it acquired shares of R.A. Cole Private Limited, which was engaged in the manufacture of Expanded Polystyrene from imported Styropor®.The name of this company was changed to Indoplast Limited in January 1963 and thereafter to BASF India Limited in September 1967.
Baumuller KAT India Private Ltd is a company jointly promoted by – Baumüller Nürnberg GmbH, Germany (51 per cent) & Kat Controls Pvt. Ltd. India (49 per cent). The company started operations in 1997 and offers sales, plus pre-sales and after-sales support to all the Baumüller made products. The company provides “Complete Systems Solutions for Motion Control”. In addition, the company also performs the following: Services and Repairs, Application engineering support, Systems engineering, On-site servicing & commissioning and Development of peripherals for Baumüller products.
Bayer was set up in 1863 in Leverkusen, Germany and currently has around 93,000 employees and is represented by 300 companies. Bayer Group worldwide had net sales of US$ 34.08 billion (Euro 27.38 billion) with research and development expenses of US$ 2.24 billion (Euro 1.8 billion) in 2005. Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience and Bayer MaterialScience are the three business segments of the Bayer Group.
Beiersdorf has been present in India since 1964 when it started selling its products through local distributors. In 1993, Beiersdorf increased the stake to 51 per cent. Beiersdorf AG has two entities in India - BDF India and Nivea India. Tesa Tape India is a subsidiary of Tessa AG which is a 100 per cent subsidiary of BDF AG
BMW India Pvt Ltd is a luxury car maker in India which is a subsidiary of the BMW Group. It was founded in 2006 and has its headquarters in Gurgaon, Haryana. BMW India has its manufacturing plant in Chennai which was established in 2007. BMW sells several products across various segments including the BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW Gran Turismo, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW Z4, BMW M3, BMW M4 Coupe, BMW M5, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW X5M, BMW X6M and the BMW i8. The company has various dealerships across the covering major cities in India
The Bosch Group is a leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods and building technology. India is a significant market for the Bosch group, in view of its rapidly growing automotive market and availability of manpower with a high degree of engineering and technology skills.
B Braun Medical
B. Braun started its operations in India in 1994 as a joint venture and became a 100 per cent owned company in 2003. B. Braun entered India as it perceived a large and growing market for its products and services. Though the growth was slow in the initial years, it has improved remarkably since 2003 and has resulted in increased market share. The market has been growing at 12 per cent and B. Braun has clocked nearly 21 per cent annual growth.
BIRKENSTOCK is one of the most well-known German brands in the world. With around 3,000 employees, this tradition-rich, sixth-generation family-owned business is also the German footwear industry’s largest employer. The brand entered India in 2020 and has been in trend since then among new consumers.
Deutsche Bank is the leading German bank with strong European roots and a global network. It provides financial services to companies, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals. Deutsche Bank was founded in 1870 to accompany German businesses into the world, and has worked across borders ever since. Deutsche Bank established its first branch in India in 1980 and currently operates branches in 16 cities. In 2022, the bank started operations at the IFSC Banking Unit at GIFT City, Gujarat, to serve as an international platform for Indian businesses.
BECHEM India is a 100% subsidiary of BECHEM GMBH with its Corporate office and plant located in Bangalore. BECHEM India is ‘ISO/IATF/16949: 2016’ certified and manufactures high-quality speciality lubricants for critical applications in various industries such as Cement, Steel, Automotive, Textile, Food & Pharma, Sugar Processing and Metal Working Processes.
Carl Zeiss entered the Indian market in 1998; however, the company’s products have been sold in India for the last 30-40 years, through its network of dealerships. The company sensed India’s potential early and in 1996, it commissioned a market survey to assess the potential. Based on this, in 1998, Carl Zeiss set up its operations in India with headquarters in Bangalore.
DHL is the global market leader in international express, overland transport and air freight and it is also the world’s number one in ocean freight and contract logistics. DHL was founded in 1969 and connects people in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. Driven by the power of more than 380,000 employees, we deliver integrated services and tailored solutions for managing and transporting letters, goods and information.
The group is one of Germany's largest manufacturers of cutting machine tools and a manufacturer of CNC-controlled Lathes and Milling machines. Products include machines, industrial services and software and energy solutions.
Dürr Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of products, systems, and services for automobile manufacturing plants. The Dürr Group is active in the market with three main brands Dürr, Schenck, and HOMAG. The long-established brand Dürr has been a byword for continuous innovation since 1896, with a wide range of products in robot, process, and assembly technology for all areas of vehicle production, focusing on painting and final assembly lines.
EagleBurgmann India Pvt. Ltd. is the market leader in the mechanical seal industry in India, with over 40 years of rich experience. With its headquarters and main manufacturing location situated in Pune, it also has two other manufacturing locations in Mumbai and Vapi. EagleBurgmann offers engineered, rugged and reliable sealing solutions in virtually all segments of the process industry. In India, the key industrial sectors served are the oil and gas industry, refineries and petrochemical plants, power plants, the fertiliser industry and many more. In 2009, Burgmann India Pvt. Ltd. merged with ESSIL to form EagleBurgmann India Pvt. Ltd.\
Fichtner Group is Germany’s leading independent engineering and consulting enterprise with a staff strength of more than 1500 worldwide. Fichtner India was formed in 1987 and evolved as a premier engineering consultancy company in India. Fichtner India has a staff strength of around 250, comprising mainly experienced engineers and specialists. It provides comprehensive engineering solutions covering the entire gambit of engineering disciplines in the Energy, Environment, Water & Infrastructure Sectors.
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, commonly known as Henkel, is a German multinational chemical and consumer goods company headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. It is active in both the consumer and industrial sectors. Founded in 1876, the DAX company is organized into three globally operating business units (Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care, Adhesive Technologies) and is known for brands such as Loctite, Persil, Fa, Pritt, Dial and Purex, amongst others. Henkel Group operates in India through four joint venture companies:
- Henkel India Limited
- Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Private Limited
- Henkel Chembond Surface Technologies Ltd.
- Henkel Teroson India Ltd.
Klüber Lubrication is a company of the Freudenberg Group, which is headquartered in Weinheim, Germany. Kluber products find application in a wide variety of machinery. With more than 80 years of experience, ample expertise in the industry, numerous certifications, some 150 research and development engineers and other technical specialists as well as high-performance testing facilities, Klüber Lubrication is one of the leading speciality lubricants suppliers worldwide.
Knorr-Bremse Group, based in Munich, is the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems and a leading supplier of safety-critical sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles. The Knorr-Bremse Group has two divisions – Rail Vehicle & Systems, and Commercial Vehicle Systems, both of which have their operations in India.
Lahmeyer International (India) Pvt. Limited (Lahmeyer-India) established in 1993, was a 51% subsidiary of Lahmeyer International GmbH, which has been acquired by Tractebel Engineering S.A. Lahmeyer-India provides engineering services in energy, water resources management and transport sectors in India and abroad. Lahmeyer-India’s service offerings include risk assessment, due diligence, feasibility studies, detailed engineering, bid evaluation, procurement assistance, project management and supervisory activities which could be categorised as owner’s engineer (OE), lender’s engineer (LE) services, detailed engineering (DE) reports or technical services (TS) depending on the terms of the contract with the customers. Lahmeyer-India has two offices located in Gurgaon (Haryana) and Kolkata (West Bengal).
One of the leading manufacturers worldwide for wires and cables, cable accessories, industrial connectors and communication technology, Lapp is the pioneer in the concept of 'Total solutions in electrical connectivity’ in India. LAPP India is a 100% subsidiary of LAPP Germany, a leading supplier of integrated solutions and branded products in the field of cable and connection technology. We are the pioneers in introducing the concept of “Reliably connecting the world” with our unbeatable range of cabling products and solutions.
Mercedes-Benz Group AG (former Daimler AG)
The Mercedes-Benz Group AG (former Daimler AG) is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. It is one of the leading global suppliers of premium and luxury cars and vans. Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG offers financing, leasing, car subscription and car rental, fleet management, digital services for charging and payment, insurance brokerage, as well as innovative mobility services.
Merck was incorporated in India as E. Merck India Private Limited in 1967. In 2017, it completed 50 years in India, starting as a pharmaceutical company and growing to become a science and technology business spanning all the sectors of Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. Merck was founded in 1668 in Darmstadt, Germany, by Friedrich Jacob Merck.
Multivac LARAON India Pvt. Ltd. Is the joint venture company between Multivac Germany & LARAON. Multivac was founded in 1961 and produces machines for packing products in the film. With exports accounting for about 80% of sales, Multivac is a global supplier primarily to the food processing industry and manufacturers of disposable medical equipment, although customers with non-food applications are another target group.
Schuler India Private Limited, Mumbai was incorporated in 1997. A wholly owned subsidiary of Schuler Group Germany has a wide range of solutions to the needs of engineering companies to offer together with value-added services in the field of Metal Forming. Fully equipped with well-qualified and extensively trained engineering and administrative staff to offer you equipment, dies and tooling, and process technology at your doorstep.
Siemens AG, in full Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, German energy technology and manufacturing company formed in 1966 through the merger of Siemens & Halske AG (founded 1847), Siemens-Schuckertwerke (founded 1903), and Siemens-Reiniger-Werke AG (founded 1932). Siemens' long-term commitment to India began in 1867 when the company’s founder Werner von Siemens personally supervised the setting up of the first telegraph line between London and Calcutta. Today, Siemens has a strong manufacturing footprint across the country, various Centres of Competence and R&D centres as well as a nationwide sales and service network.
STEAG Energy Services
STEAG Energy Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. (SESI) is a 100 per cent subsidiary of the STEAG Group based in Essen, Germany. Their customers trust in the project experience provided by more than 2,500 employees from 30 nations with projects in 80 countries and our Trademark - they are known throughout the world as the planning engineer with operational experience and roots in German engineering.
Suspa is one of the largest providers of innovation-intensive development and system solutions for lifting, lowering, tilting and damping. The products are found worldwide in applications in the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, furniture industry, household appliances, medical technology and consumer goods industry. It is also the world market leader for applications in washing machines and adjustable hydraulic dampers.
The Group comprises ten brands from five European countries: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, ŠKODA, SEAT, CUPRA, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche and Ducati. In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of further brands and business units including financial services. Volkswagen Financial Services comprises dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities, and fleet management.
Von Wellx is a German footwear brand. Its products are sold in over 80 countries with more than 100 million customers across the globe. In India, it was launched in 2019 and is available at over 500 top retail locations.
Webasto is a global, innovative system partner to the mobility industry and is one of the 100 largest automotive suppliers worldwide. With more than 50 locations, Webasto, headquartered in Stockdorf near Munich, is represented in all major automotive markets. The core business comprises a wide range of roofs, heating and cooling systems for various types of vehicles (including boats) and is being consistently evolved, for example with a view to autonomous driving.
Wurth (Wuerth Group India)
The Würth Group is the global market leader in the development, production and sale of fastening and assembly materials. The first Wuerth-Line company, Wuerth Group India opened its doors in Mumbai (1994). It was followed by three more companies, Bettina Wuerth India in Kolkata (2006), Reinhold Wuerth India in Chennai (2002) and Marion Wuerth India in Delhi (2004). To further strengthen and maximize the company’s growth, all four companies merged as Wuerth India Pvt. Ltd.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.
ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. The company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility with its products.
With some 157,500 employees worldwide, ZF reported sales of €38.3 billion in fiscal 2021. The company operates 188 production locations in 31 countries.
The ZwickRoell Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of material and component testing systems. The machines are used in research, development, and quality assurance in more than 20 industries. ZwickRoell Private Limited is the wholly-owned subsidiary of ZwickRoell AG, Germany. It provides a range of products from the ZwickRoell Group, covering almost every test application, from quality control tests to more demanding research applications.
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