BASF SE is the world’s largest chemical company in terms of sales and market capitalization. Headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, the German chemical company operates more than 390 production sites worldwide. In total, around 112,000 people, in more than 80 countries, are working for BASF.
The construction and property service provider of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia owns almost all properties in the state and rents its real estate to federal state authorities and institutions. Around 2,000 people are working at BLB NRW. They manage more than 1,200 properties with more than 4,100 buildings – a total building area of around 10.5 million square meters.
The largest energy utility company in the administrative district of Freiburg, headquartered in Freiburg im Breisgau, originated in 2001 from the merger of six formerly independent regional municipal utilities between the High Rhine and the northern Black Forest.
Deutsche Wohnen is one of the leading real estate companies listed on the stock exchange in Europe. The company’s operational focus is on the management of its own residential real estate portfolio in dynamic metropolitan regions and conurbations in Germany. Deutsche Wohnen sees its social responsibility and duty in maintaining and redeveloping attractive and affordable housing in lively neighborhoods. The portfolio comprises around 165,000 units, of which 162,000 are residential units and 2,900 commercial units.
Deutsche Bahn AG is an international provider of mobility and logistics services. The 100% federally owned company is the largest railway and railway infrastructure company in Central Europe.
The Braunschweiger Versorgungs-AG & Co. KG is active in the areas of electricity, gas, district heating, drinking water, urban drainage, city lighting and traffic lights, and is responsible for grid operation in Braunschweig.
Covestro AG – which emerged in 2015 as the successor to the former plastics division of Bayer AG – is a listed manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials based in Hanover. The company develops and produces a portfolio of several thousand different products at 30 sites in Europe, Asia and America.
ESWE Versorgungs AG is a German utility company based in Wiesbaden. The company has about 600 employees and supplies the state capital with electricity, natural gas, district heating and renewable energy.
eins energie in sachsen GmbH & Co. KG is a Saxon energy utility company based in Chemnitz. The company was formed in the summer of 2010 from the merger of Stadtwerke Chemnitz and Erdgas Südsachsen GmbH. The company supplies around 400,000 household and commercial customers with natural gas, electricity, heat, cooling and water as well as energy-related services.
All supra-regional activities of the participating Stadtwerke Bochum, Herne and Witten are assembled under the umbrella of the ewmr, the Energie- und Wasserversorgung Mittleres Ruhrgebiet GmbH. It is the first horizontal cooperation of municipal utility companies in Germany.
The Freudenberg Group, a global technology company, develops technically leading products, excellent solutions and services for more than 30 market sectors and for thousands of applications: seals, vibration control components, nonwovens, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products, IT-services and most modern cleaning products.
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is a leading European port and transport logistics corporation. Its container hubs are junctions of a network that connects ports with inland economic regions. The business model relies on innovative technologies and is committed to sustainability.
GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, headquartered in Kassel, is a transmission system operator for natural gas. As a subsidiary of W & G Transport Holding GmbH (WGTH), a joint venture of the BASF subsidiary Wintershall and the Russian Gazprom, GASCADE operates a pipeline network in Germany with a length of around 2,400 km.
The industrial park Werk Gendorf is the largest chemical park in Bavaria with over 30 companies, around 4,000 employees and 197 hectares. The site focuses on basic and specialty chemicals, plastics, energy supply and industrial services.
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, headquartered in Düsseldorf-Holthausen, operates worldwide with brands and technologies in the business areas of detergents and cleaners, beauty care and adhesives. Of the around 51,000 employees, more than 80 percent are employed outside Germany.
The Cologne-based LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft is a specialty chemicals group. The core business of Lanxess consists of developing, manufacturing and selling of plastics, rubbers, intermediate products and specialty chemicals. Lanxess has 52 production sites in 29 countries.
Mainova AG is one of the largest regional energy providers in Germany and supplies around 1 million people in Hesse and the neighboring federal states with electricity, natural gas, heat and water. Mainova AG generates its electricity in numerous wind farms and photovoltaic plants as well as in power plants that use combined heat and power (CHP).
Wiesbaden is the capital of the state of Hesse. The executive offices for construction are the building and civil engineering departments, the environmental and the green space offices, which process more than 800 building tenders in the areas of flood protection, school buildings, day nurseries and road construction every year.
Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE) is one of the leading European transmission system operators with a 12,000 km long pipeline network. The annual output of the network is around 758 billion kWh, which is equivalent to around two thirds of German natural gas consumption. OGE’s core activities range from planning, construction and operation of the transport network to capacity management and the support of transport customers and downstream network operators as well as billing.
Merck KGaA is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company based in Darmstadt. The science and technology company has around 50,000 employees, 10,900 of them in Germany. Core areas are Healthcare, Life science and Performance Materials.
Messe Frankfurt GmbH is one of the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organizers. The range of services includes the rental of premises, trade fair construction, marketing services, personnel services and gastronomy. With around 600,000 square meters of floor space, the exhibition site in Frankfurt is the second largest fair venue in the world.
N-ERGIE Aktiengesellschaft ranks among the ten largest German electricity providers. It supplies large parts of Middle Franconia and neighboring areas with electricity and natural gas, and also the city of Nuremberg with water and district heating.
Regensburger Energie- und Wasserversorgung AG & Co KG (REWAG) is a regional energy and water utility that supplies electricity, natural gas, heat and drinking water to more than 2,000,000 private households and business customers.
The Rewe Group is a German trading and tourism group based in Cologne. With more than 3,000 REWE stores, REWE Markt GmbH is one of the leading companies in the German food retailing sector.
With 120 years of successful history behind them, RWE has undergone fundamental change and is now a leading supplier of renewables worldwide. With wind farms, solar power and battery storage facilities in many countries. Even today, most of their core business is green electricity.
The Rheinbahn, founded in 1896 as Rheinische Bahngesellschaft AG, is the local transport company of the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital Düsseldorf. It belongs to the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, has a rail network of about 342 km track length and carries over 214 million passengers per year.
Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH is producing processing and selling flat steel in various metallurgical analyses and dimensions. The main customers are vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers, manufacturers of standard and large-diameter tubes, cold rollers and the building industry.
Stadtwerke Ingolstadt are one of the leading innovative energy service providers in Bavaria with approx. 300 employees. In addition to the supply of electricity, natural gas and district heating, Stadtwerke Ingolstadt provide competent services in a wide range of business areas such as decentralized energy generation and electric mobility.
A large number of municipal companies are working closely together, interconnected under the umbrella of the Stadtwerke Jena Group. Together, they ensure energy supply, mobility, housing spaces, leisure activities and various other services for the people in the region. In 2017, Stadtwerke Jena Group spent a total of 258 million euros; 139 million euros thereof were spent on goods and services.
The municipal enterprise enercity is one of the ten largest energy suppliers in Germany. It provides the population and the industry with the basic supply of electricity, gas, district heating and drinking water. The growth strategy relies on an interaction of power plants, decentralized energy supply concepts and renewable energy generation.
Thüga Aktiengesellschaft is the largest network of municipal energy and water service providers in Germany with about 100 municipal utilities. In 2016 the companies assembled within in the Thüga Group supplied around 2.0 million gas customers and around 4.0 million electricity customers.
Headquartered in Munich, Wacker Chemie AG has a global network of production sites in all key regions. The chemical company sells its products to semiconductor, construction, automotive, paper or textile industries in more than 100 countries.
Wintershall and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG became Wintershall Dea in 2019. In addition to gas and oil production, the development of a pipeline infrastructure and the sale of natural gas are further areas of expertise of Europe’s leading independent gas and oil company with around 3,000 employees.