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List of notable businesses founded in Germany, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Germany. The famous Germany companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Germany company's names to find out even more about them.

List items range from BMW to Audi.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Germany?" and "What are the biggest Germany companies?"

If you're a Germany native then this list of the biggest Germany companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Germany.

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10tacle Studios is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
10tacle Studios Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry 10Tacle Studios was a German video game company active from 2003 to 2008.

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Alando is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Alando

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Alliance Israélite Universelle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Alliance Israélite Universelle Publishing The Alliance israélite universelle is a Paris-based international Jewish organization founded in 1860 by the French statesman Adolphe Crémieux to safeguard the human rights of Jews ...more

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Allianz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Insurance Carriers, Financial Services, Fire Allianz SE is a German multinational financial services company headquartered in Munich. Its core business and focus is insurance. As of 2013, it is the world's largest insurance company, the ...more

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American Hofmann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
American Hofmann

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Aquin Components is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Software, Financial Services, Investment management Aquin Components GmbH was a software company, based in Frankfurt, Germany, which specialised in Compliance Software. Its flagship product was MIG21. Aquin has been acquired by Princeton ...more

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Arachno GmbH is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Arachno GmbH IT Services

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arteqcue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
arteqcue arteqcue understands itself as a free netlabel for electronic music. it was founded 2004 in magdeburg originally as a artist community, but it develops fast towards a netlabel plattform.

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Arthrex is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Medical device, Manufacturing Arthrex Inc. is a manufacturing company that makes orthopedic surgical supplies. Arthrex began in 1981 as Arthroscopy Excision Instruments Inc. in Munich, Germany. The company moved its ...more

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Ascaron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Ascaron Video game, Video game industry Ascaron Entertainment was a video game developer based in Germany. Founded as Ascon and later renamed in October 1996 due to the possible confusion with the Swiss company Ascom AG, the company ...more

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Attic Entertainment Software is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Attic Entertainment Software Video game The Attic Entertainment Software GmbH was a German video game developer and publisher that was founded in September 1990 by Hans-Jürgen Brändle, Jochen Hamma and Guido Henkel in ...more

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Audi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury automobiles. Audi oversees worldwide operations from its headquarters in Ingolstadt, ...more

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August Förster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
August Förster August Förster is a piano manufacturing company that currently has a staff of 40 employees and produces around 120 grand pianos and 150 uprights per year.

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BassLab is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
BassLab The company BassLab produces stringed instruments, mainly basses and guitars, and also some versions of the Chapman Stick and a viola model for Ned Steinberger. Each instrument is crafted of a ...more

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Bayer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Health Care, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical industry Bayer AG is a German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863. It is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and well known for ...more

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Behringer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Manufacturing, Music Behringer is an audio equipment company founded by Uli Behringer in 1989, in Willich, Germany. Behringer was listed as the 14th largest manufacturer of music products in 2007. Behringer is a ...more

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Bertelsmann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Music industry, Mass media, Media Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA is a German multinational mass media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. The company operates in 50 countries and employs in excess of ...more

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Beyerdynamic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG is a German audio equipment manufacturer, which produces microphones, headphones, wireless audio systems and conference systems. Beyerdynamic has been family owned ...more

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Bibliographisches Institut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Bibliographisches Institut The German publishing company "Bibliographisches Institut" was founded 1826 in Gotha by Joseph Meyer, moved 1828 to Hildburghausen and 1874 to Leipzig. Its production over the years ...more

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Biobase is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Biobase Software BIOBASE is an international bioinformatics company headquartered in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Its focus is on the generation, maintenance and licensing of databases in the field of molecular ...more

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Ubisoft Blue Byte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Video game, Video game industry Ubisoft Blue Byte is a video game developer and publisher based in Düsseldorf, Germany, founded in 1988. The company has produced popular titles like Battle Isle and The Settlers. In 2001, ...more

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BMW is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria. It ...more

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Boehringer Ingelheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Pharmaceutical Preparation, Pharmaceutical industry C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Ko. KG is the parent company of Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, which was founded in 1885 by Albert Boehringer in Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany. The Boehringer Ingelheim ...more

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BPitch Control is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
BPitch Control BPitch Control is a German techno record label founded in 1999 in Berlin by DJ and producer Ellen Allien. In 1992 she became resident DJ at the legendary Tresor club in Berlin's Potsdamer Platz. ...more

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Brainpool TV is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Brainpool TV Brainpool TV GmbH is a German television production company located in Cologne. It was a subsidiary of VIVA Medien AG between 2001 and 2006, until a management buyout in January 2007.

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Brandt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Brandt Brandt Zwieback-Schokoladen GmbH + Co. KG is a zwieback and chocolate producer in Germany. The company was established in 12 October 1912 in Hagen by Carl Brandt. In 2007, director Peter Scharf ...more

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Breitkopf & Härtel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Breitkopf & Härtel Breitkopf & Härtel is the world's oldest music publishing house. The firm was founded in 1719 in Leipzig by Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf. The catalogue currently contains over 1,000 ...more

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Bremen Overseas Research and D... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association The 'Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association' is a non-profit international development organization headquartered in Bremen, Germany and regional offices in India, Indonesia, and ...more

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Brüder Mannesmann AG is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Brüder Mannesmann AG Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing

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Bruno Banani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Textile Bruno Banani is a German fashion company with headquarters in Chemnitz. On 11 March 2009, Bruno Banani launched a product range using the eco-friendly fiber Biophyl from Advansa with class 1 ...more

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BSH Hausgeräte is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. The group stemmed from a joint venture set up in 1967 ...more

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C. Lorenz Company is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing, Search, Detection Now part of the Alcatel-Lucent Group, bought by a German ITT subsidiary, Standard Elektrizitätsgesellschaft, in 1930. The company produced a number of radio aids to flying and the landing ...more

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Carl Zeiss AG is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Manufacturing, Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing, Optical Instrument and Lens Manufacturing The Carl Zeiss company is a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices originally founded in Jena in 1846 by Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe and Otto Schott. Due ...more

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Carlsen Verlag is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Carlsen Verlag Publishing Carlsen Verlag is a subsidiary of the homonymous Danish publishing house which in turn belongs to the Swedish media company Bonnier. The branch was founded on 25 April 1953 in Hamburg. The ...more

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Cazzo Film is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Cazzo Film Motion Picture and Video Production Cazzo Film is a German pornographic film studio based in Berlin. The company has been producing gay pornographic films since 1996.

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cdv Software Entertainment AG is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Video game, Video game industry cdv Software Entertainment AG was a German publisher of video games. They opened a UK office in 2008. In 2010, VG247 reported that they filed for preliminary insolvency when SouthPeak Games ...more

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Centrotherm Photovoltaics is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Centrotherm Photovoltaics Photovoltaics, Solar energy centrotherm photovoltaics AG is a supplier of process technology and equipment for the photovoltaics, semiconductor and microelectronics industries. Its company headquarters are in Blaubeuren, ...more

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CoCreate is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
CoCreate Software

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conject is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
conject conject, with headquarters in Munich and other locations in Duisburg, Dresden, Freiburg, St. Petersburg, The Hague and Dubai is Europe’s leading Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) ...more

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Constantin Film is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Constantin Film Constantin Film AG is a German film production and film distribution company, based in Munich, Germany.

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CoreMedia CMS is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
CoreMedia CMS CoreMedia is a global provider of enterprise web content management solutions with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 1996 and has ...more

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Crytek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Video game, Interactive entertainment, Video game industry Crytek is a German video game company, founded in 1999 by brothers Cevat, Avni, and Faruk Yerli, that is headquartered in Frankfurt. Crytek has seven other studios, in Kiev, Budapest, Sofia, ...more

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Dennert and Pape is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Dennert and Pape Makers of engineering tools marketed under Dennert and Pape and (later) Aristo brands.

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Depfa Bank is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Depfa Bank DEPFA Bank plc is a Dublin-based German-Irish bank. It provides financial services to the public sector and also provides financing for larger infrastructure projects. The name derivates from ...more

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derivo GmbH is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
derivo GmbH Information technology The derivo GmbH is an innovative company specialized on semantic technologies. The company is rooted in the Institute of Artificial Intelligence at Ulm University and is still in close contact ...more

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Deutsche Messe AG is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Deutsche Messe AG

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Dial Records is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Dial Records Dial Records is a music label focusing primarily on post-minimalist dance music. It was founded in 1999 in Hamburg, Germany by Peter M. Kersten and David Lieske. The Label has released a number ...more

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Dual is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Dual is a brand name of audio and video electronics.

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Duravit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Bathroom Duravit AG, founded in 1817 and headquartered out of Hornberg, Germany, is primarily a manufacturer of porcelain bathroom fittings. Duravit is notable for having employed prominent designers ...more

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ECM Records is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in Germany
Music industry ECM is a record label founded in Munich, Germany, in 1969 by Manfred Eicher. While ECM is best known for jazz music, the label has released a wide variety of recordings, and ECM's artists often ...more