ZVEI: Manufacturer's Association of Germany's Most Innovative Industry
The ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association promotes the industry's joint economic, technological and environmental policy interests on a national, European and global level. The ZVEI represents more than 1.600 companies, mostly SMEs.
The sector has more than 850,000 employees in Germany plus 704,000 employees all over the world. In 2016 the turnover was Euro 179 billion.
The electrical and electronics industry is the most innovative industry sector in Germany. One-third of the industries sales are based on new products. Every third innovation in Germany's manufacturing sector stems from solutions of this sector. More than 20 percent of all industrial R+D spending comes from this industry.