Düsseldorf offers cutting-edge industrial technology Düsseldorf's industrial firms produce world-famous brands. They are among the world-market leaders in their sectors. With 53,400 jobs, the federal state capital is the second most important business location in North-Rhine Westphalia. Düsseldorf's companies generate a gross domestic product of 3.7 billion euros and safeguard a further 50,000 jobs in supplier companies. The manufacturing sector contributes almost 14 percent to Düsseldorf's Gross Value Added - an exceptional figure when compared with the rest of Germany.
Taking industry turnover and growth as parameters, the main industries represented are the chemical and automotive industries followed by metal production and processing, energy production and mechanical engineering. With exports of nearly 50 percent, Düsseldorf businesses are particularly well integrated into the global economy.
Together with the service sectors, which are closely linked to industry, about a third of the value added arises from the "network industry", which comprises industry and industry-related services. Made in Düsseldorf: Products and services from Düsseldorf are used all over the world. The strong international focus of the companies is a defining feature. Regardless of whether the industry is steel processing, machine and plant technology, chemicals, consumer goods production, supply industries, logistics or infrastructure services - in nearly all the sectors represented in Düsseldorf, there are companies serving global markets with their products.