If one were to measure the productivity of Saxony’s automobile industry according to the turnover/employee, then it is higher than the average value ascertained in Germany’s automobile industry.
This is demonstrated most impressively by the following figures for the year 2007.
- Approximately 70,000 employees (60,000 of whom are in the automotive supply industry, more than 10,000 of whom are in research and development)
- 3 vehicle manufacturers (OEMs): Volkswagen (three production sites: Zwickau, Chemnitz, Dresden) as well as Porsche and BMW in Leipzig
- Approximately 750 suppliers, service providers and equipment providers
- Production of 473,000 passenger cars (VW: 277,000 / BMW: 156,000 / Porsche: 40,000) (equals about 10 % of Germany’s domestic production)
- Turnover of 12.9 billion euros (equals about a quarter of Saxony’s total industrial production)
- Development of Employee Figures in Saxony’s Automobile Industry in 2007
- Development of Turnover in Saxony’s Automobile Industry in 2007
With just under 7 billion euros, automotive suppliers accounted for the lion’s share of the turnover achieved in Saxony’s automobile industry. Thus, automobile construction and the automotive supply industry continue to be the driving force of the manufacturing trade in the Free State of Saxony.