Business Destination Germany 2020: Where international companies invest

Renewable energies, healthcare: the sectors with the greatest potential for international companies in Germany.

Germany is a safe haven for investors: The majority of international corporations in Germany rate their current financial position as good or very good. Especially the high quality of life, work efficiency and political stability are major drivers for investment. This was shown in our study “Business Destination Germany 2020“, for which we surveyed 340 executives of the largest international corporations in Germany.

The healthcare, construction, renewable energies and automotive industries provide the greatest potential for international companies.

International investors also benefit from the German startup scene as well as the wide variety of family-owned companies, the famed German Mittelstand (SMEs). These frequently are global market leaders and drivers of development in their specific niche markets and are increasingly looking for successors at management level.

For foreign companies Germany is a profitable business location of great importance for international groups. The surveyed German subsidiaries generate around one third (31%) of their total worldwide group turnover in this country.

Source: KPMG AG auditing company (