The World Market Leader Index is compiled by the Swiss University of St. Gallen under the academic direction of Professor Christoph Müller. The co-operation partner is the Academy of German World Market Leaders, led by former Baden-Württemberg Minister of Economic Affairs Walter Döring.
It is based on a database with 1,300 entries of potential world market leaders. The best of the best are filtered for the list based on strict criteria.
The requirements that companies have to fulfil include being number one or two worldwide in terms of turnover in a relevant market segment.
With 875 million euros. Arburg is in an excellent position for 2022. In addition, at least 50 per cent of the annual turnover must be generated abroad and on three continents. Arburg achieves a 70 per cent export share on six continents.
Family tradition from the Black Forest
In addition, the owners must be based in Germany, at least in part. As the family business has been firmly rooted in Lossburg for exactly 100 years, this was not a major hurdle. Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesman for the Management Team: "We are naturally very pleased and proud that Arburg is once again on the list of 450 German world market leaders. It is also in the top third, among the best 150 companies. This demonstrates that, in our anniversary year too, we are still on the right track. Ultimately, of course, this fantastic result would not have been possible without our fantastic employees. I'd therefore like to say thank you very much to them for that!"
The complete list of the 450 companies is published in the current special issue no. 1 of "WirtschaftsWoche" from 6 November 2023: Title: " Die 450 heimlichen Weltmarktführer".