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Aschaffenburg is an innovative high-tech, service and consulting location which functions as a logistic hub.

The industrial location Aschaffenburg comprises 6,000 companies in total with 58,000 employed persons.

Not only the automotive industry focussing on vehicle safety operates in Aschaffenburg, but also one of the leading global manufacturers of forklift trucks and devices for storage technology.

The small and medium sized enterprises are the backbone of the corporate landscape in Aschaffenburg next to the international large businesses. Crafts and local trade are still very important for the economic development of the city of Aschaffenburg.

ECONOMIC SECTORS

Today, approximately 74 % of the employees subject to social insurance at the industrial location Aschaffenburg belong to the services sector. Furthermore, the manufacturing sector with approx. 26 % of the employees subject to social insurance plays a decisive role for the economic structure, particularly because a major proportion of the services are provided for the manufacturing sector.

Source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German employment office)

MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

The field of mechanical engineering and vehicle manufacturing plays a decisive role with a proportion of more than 6,300 employees of the total of 11,300 employees of the manufacturing companies. In total, 14.6% of the employees subject to social insurance at the industrial location Aschaffenburg are working in approx. 40 companies for this industry. The manufacturing trade additionally contains the important field of building trade with 1,637 employees subject to social insurance (3.8% of all the employees subject to social insurance).

Source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German employment office)

SERVICES SECTOR

The services sector has almost constantly been gaining importance throughout the past years and in early 2010 it had a total of 76 % i.e. 32,200 employees subject to social insurance. Commerce is an important part of the services sector (15.8% of the employees subject to social insurance) as well as the traffic and storage industry with 14.7% of the employees, followed by health service and social services (10.7 %) as well as the provision of other economic services (8.3 %).

Source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German employment office)

CRAFTS

The local crafts industry with more than 900 companies are firmly established within the economic structure of Aschaffenburg. An annual average of approx. 5,400 employees and 830 apprentices were employed by the crafts industry in 2009. The finishing trades (amongst others painters and varnishers, plumbers, fitters, heating and electrical engineers) are an important part of this, counting more than 300 companies (33%).

 

Source: Handwerkskammer Unterfranken (Chamber of handicrafts Lower Franconia)

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT AT MARKET PRICES

A gross domestic product of 4 million Euros was made in the city of Aschaffenburg in the year of 2007. Thus the gross domestic product of the city of Aschaffenburg constitutes a proportion of nearly 10% of the gross domestic product of the administrative district Unterfranken (2007) and a proportion of nearly 1.8% of the gross domestic product of the metropolitan area Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (2008).

Sources: Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung Bayern (regional office for statistics and data processing Bavaria), planning association of the conurbation Frankfurt/Rhein-Main: Regional Monitoring 2010