Top 10 Manufacturing Companies in Europe

Ever since the introduction of modern pieces of machinery and the latest technology, humans have benefited from it tremendously. They have made their use in the best possible manner.

Yes, to grow, prosper and develop so to cope up with the needs and demands of the present era.

So below are European manufacturers who made excellent use of technologies to leave their mark behind and become the major reason for inspiration to keep moving forward with a motive to achieve and be the best at what we do and pursue.

The top class manufacturing companies

1. Volkswagen

This company was established in the year 1937. And ever since the company was incorporated has seen continuous growth. This company was a huge success and mostly preferred by most customers.

This was due to their best quality automobile manufactured. Also, this German automobile company stands as an eminent market leader throughout the European continent.

Additionally, the company proudly fosters its catchphrase which is “Das Auto” which translates to “THE CAR” in English dialect. The catchphrase is in the German language as the company is of German origin.

This company was successful in manufacturing and coming up with the best automobiles. This is one of the greatest manufacturing companies in Europe. Some of the most victorious car models the company launched were

  • Volkswagen Beetle
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Volkswagen Punto &
  • Volkswagen Passat.

2. Daimler

This automobile company was established in the year 1896. Yes, you heard that right, the company has a rich and successful history of making the best cars for over 100 years now.

The company is of British origin, and one of the most successful automobile manufacturers present in the world. This company now is owned by TATA Motors.

Also, this parent company proudly owns Jaguar Motors and Land Rover. This automobile manufacturer stands second in the list because of the reason being a shareholder in some of the biggest and successful car manufacturing companies. They may include:

  • Tesla Motors.
  • Renault-Nissan alliance
  • Mercedes Benz.

3. Exor

This car manufacturing company was established long back in 1927. Also, this organization is an Italian based investment company. The company is being managed and all of its administration operations are being handled by the Agnelli family right from the day of its inception.

Moreover, the company is a shareowner of the giant CNH manufacturing factory. The Exor automobile company was incorporated by the unification of CNH and Fiat commercial.


This automobile company is of German origin and headquartered in Germany itself. This company is said to be one of the biggest chemical producing organizations throughout the world. The Group of BASF embraces a huge number of joint ventures and subdivisions.

All of it expanded in nearly 85 countries throughout the globe. BASF is a company that successfully manages about 6 combined manufacturing units. On the other hand, embraces over 400 manufacturing units in countries such as

  • Australia
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • America.

Moreover, the company has a strong customer base. That is because it has its customer spread wide across in more than 198 nations. Also, the company is responsible for the circulation of an extensive range of products to all major kinds of industrial sectors.

5. Nestle

This manufacturing giant is based in Switzerland and has a headquarter in the same country. It is one of the biggest food organizations throughout the world and has some significant revenue figures.

These magnificent revenue figures make it the biggest conglomerate in the whole world. The company has control overproduction of various products such as

  • Baby Food.
  • Breakfast cereals.
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Snacks
  • Pet food
  • Frozen Food
  • Ice cream
  • Dairy Products
  • Confectionery &
  • bottled mineral drinking water

According to the expert reports it has been observed that out of numerous company’s products, the brand does have a yearly sales valuation of more than a billion-dollar. The major contributors to such a huge sale amount are:

  • Vittel
  • Nescafé
  • Smarties
  • Stouffer’s
  • Maggi
  • Nesquik &
  • Kit Kat

Also, this giant has a total of 500 factories present worldwide and manages in over 190 nations. The total workforce of the company at present is slightly over 332,990 employees.

Also, this company is a major stakeholder in L’Oreal, which is asserted to be the biggest company in the cosmetics industry.

6. Siemens

This is a German-based electronics and engineering organization and is said to be one of the biggest engineering companies in the entire European continent. The main sectors of the company are as follows:

  • Energy
  • Industry
  • Healthcare
  • Cities &
  • Infrastructure

The company has a presence in a major operation. It is an eminent market leader in the production of medical apparatus and talking about its health care sector the division alone is responsible for 13 percent of the total sales accounted.

It stands as the second-highest revenue division of the company, the first is the industrial automation division.

Siemens and its sub-companies have a workforce of 359,000 employees which has its presence in over 189 nations.

That’s quite a huge number for a company, but it efficiently manages everything and makes sure that all the business operations along with the production units are running smooth and just the way it should be,

7. BMW

The BMW is also known as Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works, to put it more simply) AG. The company is a major player in the automobile sector.

Also, this organization is into superbike or sportbike manufacturing and specializes in its production in engine production. The company was established in the year 1916. This automobile giant is headquartered in Bavaria, Munich.

The company has a German origin. And also is into the production of Mini-cars. This international manufacturing company is the eminent parent company of RR which is commonly known as Rolls Royce Motor Car. According to the stats that rolled out in the year 2012, the company had reported some staggering production numbers.

The group in that year alone produced about 1,734,175 cars and talking about the 2 wheelers (superbikes) a total number of 115, 200 throughout all of the brands.

Also, this is no surprise that the company is an active member of the “German Big III” league which stands as a luxury automobile manufacturer. So in a nutshell, this automobile company competes fiercely with companies such as Audi, Mercedes Benz.

SO together these 3 companies are the market leader and acclaimed to be the top-notch automobile manufacturers throughout the globe.

8. ArcelorMittal

The company S.A, ArcelorMittal is one of the biggest companies in the world. And is famous for its mass production in the steel sector. This company is the biggest steel producer all around the world.

The company is owned by Mittal. And is based and headquartered in Luxemburg. The company ArcelorMittal was established in the year 2006. Primarily the company was just known as Mittal steel.

But right after it acquired the Arcelor group in 2006 it became even more popular after the merger and acquisition of the Arcelor group of companies.

So according to the numbers that keep rolling out from time to time the company no doubt was the greatest producer of steel. And to be exact the yearly raw production of the steel accounts to be 95 million tons in the year 2012 alone.


EADS stands for the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company. Also, the company is at present an international company that covers and manages the aerospace and defense incorporation based in Europe which manages from the year 2000-2k13.

The company was legally registered its business operations in the country named the Netherlands. This huge conglomerate comprises of the companies such as

  • Airbus Military
  • Airbus
  • Astrium
  • Eurocopter and so on.

The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company was incorporated on July, 10 200. This all done on the acquisition of Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (Casa) & Daimler Chrysler, Aérospatiale-Matra.

The company was into the production of development and marketing of military and civil aircraft. Also, the company specializes in the production of

  • Missiles,
  • Aircraft,
  • Telecommunication infrastructure
  • Satellites,
  • Network architecture
  • Related systems
  • Space rockets

Reportedly the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company had a revenue stream of Euro 57 billion and had a total workforce of over 150,000 employees working under them.

In the first quarter of 2014, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company was disassembled as Airbus company/group which comprised of namely three subdivision:

  • Airbus Defense& Space
  • Airbus
  • Airbus Helicopters.

10. Peugeot

The international company Peugeot is a car manufacturing organization famous for its precision car models. This company is of French origin. Also, the company is an active member of Peugeot-Citroen, PSA.

The Peugeot origination was established in 1810 which stands as the earliest stated organization on this list. The company was established as a family operated and managed the organization.

The company is quite popular for its specialized production in internal combustion automobiles.


The above mentioned is a list of manufacturing companies in Europe due to their efficiency in best quality production, determination, and perfect management.