Thuringian world market & technology leaders
Thuringia is proud of its companies. Their success reflects the economic attractiveness of the Free State. "Hidden Champions - Thuringian world market & technology leaders" presents a selection of high-performance companies: Market and technology leaders that impress with their products and services in Germany, Europe or worldwide.
The project is a joint initiative of the Thuringian Ministry of Economics and the Thuringian State Development Corporation. Comprehensive research has identified nearly 90 companies in Thuringia. Among them are world-renowned companies such as Carl Zeiss and Jenoptik, but also hidden champions like Häcker Automation or Askion.
- MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY/LIFESCIENCE
- OPTICS/PHOTONICS/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
- METROLOGY/SENSOR TECHNOLOGY
- MACHINE/PLANT/TOOL CONSTRUCTION
Key location for key industry
The automotive industry has a perfect location in Thuringia: All German OEM sites can be reached by truck within 5 hours, 5 highways and 3 airports (Erfurt, Leipzig, Frankfurt) connect Thuringia with the world.
Innovations for life
Ophthalmology and sepsis/IvD, eye laser technologies or the microscope: Things were developed and researched in Thuringia that are now indispensable in medicine.
The origin of many technologies
High-power lasers, lithography systems, optical crystals and lenses, projection technologies - groundbreaking developments from Thuringia are conquering the world and outer space.
Metrology that measures everything
Metrology/sensor technology as a prerequisite for automation technology looks forward to a promising future in Thuringia - whether optical, tactile or electronic.
Machines that can do it all
Machine, plant and tool engineering is one of the industries with the highest turnover in Thuringia - and develops the most precise and efficient machines at the highest level.
Good plastics are an art
With more than 100 years of experience and just as long technical know-how, the companies in this sector are among the strongest in Thuringia in terms of sales.
Together for success
Many other industries can be found in Thuringia: Consumer goods, household appliances, ICT, food and beverages, packaging, industrial services, wood products and media logistics - they all help to ensure that Thuringia is ready for the future.