Efficient industry has made Memmingen a strong business location – over 12,700 people are employed in the production industry.
A whole range of “hidden champions”, whose services and strengths emanate far beyond the region, some of whom have even succeeded in becoming worldwide market leaders, can be found in Memmingen. This range includes Berger, Dachser, Goldhofer, Hans Kolb Corrugated Board, Magnet-Schultz, Pfeifer Rope and Lifting Technology, Rohde and Schwarz, Stetter Construction Machines and other important Memmingen companies. With high growth rates, domestic industry has achieved a turnover of over 1.7 billion euros. The proportion of non-domestic turnover is almost 35%.
The varied retail opportunities are in accordance with the function of a main commercial centre. More than 7100 people work in Memmingen in trade, the hospitality industry and in transport, in addition to about 11,300 in the other services.