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Car Manufacturing. Germany in Ohio. More than 500 German companies have operations in Ohio

Germany in Ohio


German companies operating in Ohio

Third Largest

investor country in Ohio


shared culture between Ohio and Germany

More than 220 German companies have operations in Ohio, employing more than 29,000 people.

Among these investors are world class German businesses including, BASF SE, Bayer AG, Daimler AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Röchling Engineering Plastics KG, Siemens AG and ThyssenKrupp AG

Ohio is also a natural choice for smaller German companies setting up their U.S. base, Companies that have thrived in Ohio include Behr GmbH & Co. KG, Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH, Peter Cremer Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Germany is the third largest investor country in Ohio

Both Germany and Ohio are recognized automotive powerhouses and there is significant strength and depth of German investors within the Auto and Advanced Manufacturing sectors. Recently, more German tech companies are recognising Ohio as a hidden gem for software and BioHealth.

There are strong cultural links between Ohio and Germany as evidenced by our thriving “German Village” district in the State capital Columbus or the vibrant “Oktoberfest Zinzinnati,” the largest event of its kind in the U.S.

German Investors in Ohio

H.C. Starck, Würth Group, Avanco, Freudenberg, Knorr-Bremse, Kuka, Röchling Group, Schaeffler, SMS Group, Thysenkrupp, Voith, Vossloh, BMW, Daimler, Continental, Grammer, MAHLE Group, Mitec Automotive (Mid- Cap), SAP, Siemens