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The 10 largest construction companies in Germany

There are countless famous or well-known buildings, but very few know which companies are behind them. There are some very large German construction companies from Germany that also operate internationally.

For retail investors looking to invest in construction company stocks, it is important to get an overview of the market.

Which construction company generates the most sales (as of 2017) and is therefore the largest in Germany and which buildings have the companies built?

10. Leonhard Weiss (1.1 billion euros)

The construction company Leonhard Weiss was able to turn over 1.2 billion euros in 2017. The Göppingen group is active in road and network construction, track infrastructure construction and turnkey and engineering construction. For example, the company expanded Lübeck Airport, built the Nuremberg-Munich ICE route and built parts of the TSG Hoffenheim stadium. The construction company's share is not traded on the stock exchange.

9. Köster (1.2 billion euros)

Köster GmbH had a turnover of 1.1 billion euros in 2017 and thus made it to ninth place in this ranking. The construction services of the Köster Group include building construction, civil engineering and turnkey construction as well as environmental technology. The company employs 1,500 people and is based in Osnabrück. Köster is 100% family-owned, there are no shares in the company.

8. Bauer AG (1.4 billion euros)

Bauer is responsible for the production of complex construction pits and develops and manufactures machines for the dynamic market. The group headquartered in Schrobenhausen generated sales of 1.4 billion euros in 2017 and employs around 10,000 people in 70 countries. Bauer went public in 2006 and the share is listed there under WKN 516810.

7. Max Bögl (1.7 billion euros)

The Max Bögl Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG group of companies operates internationally and had a turnover of 1.7 billion euros in 2017. The Bavarian-based company has built the Rhein-Energie-Stadion in Cologne, Berlin Central Station and the Daimler skyscrapers on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Max Bögl is not listed on the stock exchange.

6. Goldbeck (2.45 billion euros)

The Goldbeck Group had a turnover of 2.45 billion euros in the 2016/2017 financial year and is active in commercial and municipal building construction. Goldbeck builds halls, parking garages, office buildings and solar systems and also offers services such as building management or property marketing. Goldbeck shares are not traded on the stock exchange.

5th Ed. Züblin (3.4 billion euros)

With a turnover of 3.4 billion euros in 2017, Ed. Züblin AG in 5th place in the ranking of the largest construction companies in Germany. The AG belongs to the Austrian company Strabag and employs almost 14,000 people. Around 57% of the shares in Ed. Züblin holds Strabag SE, which is listed on the stock exchange under WKN A0M23V.

4. Bilfinger SE (EUR 4.3 billion)

Bilfinger SE turned over EUR 4.3 billion in 2017, making it the fourth largest construction company in Germany. Bilfinger offers advice, development, planning and the financing of real estate and infrastructure and also creates and operates these itself. However, Bilfinger is no longer a traditional construction company, but has increasingly also become a provider of services. The Mannheim-based company operates the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, for example. Another major project is the construction of a light rail network in Edinburgh in Scotland. Bilfinger SE is also building the “Unter den Linden” underground line in Berlin. The Bilfinger share is listed on the stock exchange under WKN 590900.

3. Eurovia (8.1 billion euros)

The transport route construction company Eurovia is in third place with a turnover in 2017 of 8.1 billion euros. Eurovia builds motorways, railways and roads and is a subsidiary of the French construction company Vinci. Vinci shares are listed on the stock exchange under WKN 867475.

2. Strabag SE (EUR 12.4 billion)

In second place among the largest German construction companies is Strabag SE (WKN A0M23V) with a turnover of 12.4 billion euros in 2017. Active in the construction industry, Strabag also operates in Southern and Eastern Europe in addition to Austria and Germany. The company employs around 74,000 people.

1. Hochtief AG (24.5 billion euros)

With a turnover of 24.5 billion euros in 2013, the listed Hochtief AG is the largest construction company in Germany. The Essen-based company, who realizes infrastructure projects around the world, has more than 80,000 employees. For example, Hochtief built the subway line 4 in Hamburg, realized the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, built the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt and built the well-known Zeche Zollverein in Essen. Hochtief AG was also involved in the construction of the Führerbunker during the Nazi era. The Hochtief share is listed on the stock exchange under WKN 607000.

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