Mechanical and Plant Engineering

Würzburg is not an industrial city. And yet, some of its exclusively medium-sized companies enjoy an excellent reputation all over the world.  Koenig & Bauer, for example, is the second largest printing press producer worldwide. The company was founded as early as 1817 and is therefore the oldest printing press producer of the world.

Würzburg has also gained in importance when it comes to the supply of the automotive industry: the city headquarters the motor division of the largest production plant for electric motors of global player Brose.


Bavaria Yachtbau GmbHexterner Link


Slim production and efficient series manufacturing processes for an output of up to 3,000 sailing yachts and motor boats per year – that is the philosophy of Bavaria in Giebelstadt. The rigorous implementation of state-of-the-art production techniques has rewarded the company with continuous growth over the past years. Bavaria employs 600 people and produces on a total area of 64,000 m². 

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KGexterner Link

Würzburg headquarters the motor division of the Brose group‘s largest production plant for electric motors. Some 1,700 employees take care of the development and manufacture of HVAC blowers, cooling fan modules, seatbelt retractor motors, electric power steering motors, electronic braking systems and drive train actuators.

eibe in Röttingen has been developing and producing playground equipment and kindergarten furniture since 1975. The system supplier and employer of 300 people achieves a global turnover of around 37 million euros per year. The company’s holistic furniture design and playground concepts cover all ages – from toddler to senior.

Gebr. Reinfurt GmbH & Co. KG (GRW)externer Link

The nearly 500 Reinfurt employees develop and manufacture highly precise miniature and small ball bearings from 1-mm bore holes to outer diameters of up to 40 mm. Their products are used where high precision – often at extreme ambient conditions – is an absolute must, for example in aerospace technology, navigation technology, dental and medical engineering, measuring equipment technology, microelectronics and in mechanical engineering applications.

Hunger Hydraulik Gruppeexterner Link

The Hunger Hydraulics Group is one of the leaders in the hydraulic engineering market. The corporation provides problem solutions in the hydraulic and automotive field that require intensive consulting services. The products range from large and special cylinders and surface coatings to seals and bearing elements, hydraulic power packs, spherical plain bearings and rod ends, rotary actuators, honing stones and tools for the repair of hydraulic cylinders. In the automotive field, Hunger focuses on fifth-wheel and trailer couplings. About one third of the group’s 400 employees in fourteen different countries work at the Würzburg site.

ITW Body, Interior & Fuel Components and ITW Motion are part of the Illinois Tool Works group in Chicago/USA with more than 60,000 employees worldwide. Both companies are part and component suppliers to international automotive brands. While ITW Body, Interior & Fuel Components specializes in fuel and body components, ITW Motion manufactures silicone and air dampers.

KBA-MetroPrint AGexterner Link

KBA-MetroPrint develops, designs, manufactures and markets special printing presses for the application of UV colors on plastic cards, CDs and DVDs, plastic and paper sheets and similar. Their high product quality combined with a wide range of services make the Koenig & Bauer subsidiary a highly valued partner on the international industrial parquet.

Kinkele GmbH & Co. KGexterner Link

Top craftsmanship at competitive prices – that is the successful concept of mechanical engineering industry supplier Kinkele. The company produces for Siemens, Daimler Chrysler, Voith, Kuka and many other renowned machine builders. With 400 highly qualified skilled workers and engineers, Kinkele in Ochsenfurt has been growing steadily for years.

Koenig & Bauer AGexterner Link

Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the second largest printing press producer worldwide. About one third of the corporation’s 6,000 employees works at the site in Würzburg. KBA benefits from the longest experience ever in this type of industry: the company was founded as early as 1817 and is therefore the oldest printing press producer worldwide. Today, the group offers an extremely wide range of products and is the forerunner in many markets and technologies. The absolute non plus ultra KBA item: printing presses for the world’s central banks.

Noell Mobile Systems GmbHexterner Link

When containers need to be moved on international container ports, it will most likely be done with machines from Würzburg. With 400 employees, Noell produces straddle carriers for container transport in harbors. Thanks to its quality, innovative power, availability and service, the company has taken over the market and technology leadership in this booming segment. With an export quota of 80 percent, Noell is well armed for the future – as part of the international TEREX group, the company is backed by strong partners. 

SSI Schaefer Noell GmbHexterner Link

SSI Schäfer Noell headquartered in the Klingholz industrial park near Giebelstadt complements the Schäfer group‘s product portfolio as their specialist for complex logistics systems. As general contractor, the company has already implemented 300 logistics systems worldwide. SSI Schäfer Noell offers everything from system planning and consulting to the realization of turnkey plants, from the extension and upgrading of logistics systems to customer-tailored after sales services.

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