Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the most important industrial sectors in Germany and occupies a leading position on the global market. The German Mechanical and Plant Engineering industry is known for its strong export orientation and innovative strength.

Mechanical Engineering can be divided into various specialist areas. These include, among others: Plant Engineering, Drive Technology, Fittings, Pumps, Printing and Paper Machines, Electrical Automation, Fluid Technology, Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigeration Machines and Systems, Plastics and Rubber Machines, Measuring and Testing Technology, Metalworking Machines, Food Processing Machines, Robotics and Automation, Textile and Packaging Machines.

Key figures

There are more than 6,000 companies in the mechanical engineering sector in Germany. Many of these companies often generate more than 70 % of their turnover abroad. More than 90 % of the companies have fewer than 500 employees.


Mechanical engineering is facing various challenges. On the one hand, digitalization and innovation must be driven forward, while on the other, the industry is faced with fluctuating incoming orders and increasing cost pressure.

In addition, the German Mechanical Engineering sector is particularly affected by a shortage of skilled workers and many will be retiring in the coming years. There is therefore an urgent need for new ways to ensure succession planning and pave the way for new talent. We support you in recruiting the right managers who can successfully follow these paths.


Mechanical Engineering is historically characterized by its stability and sustainable orientation. This is precisely why it is important not to completely replace existing standards and functioning processes, but to adapt them in suitable places through digitalization.

Ongoing digitalization and automation are opening up new opportunities to increase competitiveness. Family businesses in Mechanical Engineering stand for innovation and adaptability. In terms of future direction, this means not only integrating new technologies, but also creating a structure and culture that actively promotes change.

We support you in recruiting managers who stand for change and do so with the necessary sense of tradition and sustainable orientation.

We fill leadership positions. Permanent and Interim.