Multinational corporations such as ABB, Daimler AG, John Deere and Siemens have been the main pillars of the Mannheim industry for decades.

In addition, there are numerous emerging medium-sized companies, for example, Fuchs Petrolub and Pepperl & Fuchs which operate on an international basis.

The Metropolitan Region is more and more becoming a draw for multimedia and high-tech service providers through SAP and leading major corporations such as ABB, BASF and Roche Diagnostics.