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Business POIs & chain stores | Special data

Operations, companies and sales

*Area level that is directly available for the feature. Further area levels on request.



There are approximately 4 million companies in Germany. We can provide the following information for these companies:

  • Company name
  • Address
  • Geocoordinate
  • Sales class
  • Employee class
  • Number of employees (generated number)
  • Type of company (branch, subsidiary, main branch, holding, head office)
  • Main industry
  • All other industry classifications
  • SmallOffice/HomeOffice
  • Contact person, e-mail, telephone etc. on request
*County, Municipality, Neighbourhood, Street segment, Zip code, Mikro-Zip code

Companies by 7 turnover categories

Number of companies subject to sales tax and their sales classes. The seven sales classes of branches, subsidiaries, etc. of a company are shown at the company's head office.

  • Number of companies
  • Sales categories (less than EUR 500,000, 500,000 - EUR 2.49 million, 2.5 million - EUR 4.99 million, 5 million - EUR 24.99 million, 25 million - EUR 49.99 million, 50 million - EUR 499.99 million, 500 million and above)
*County, Municipality, Neighbourhood, Street segment, Zip code, Mikro-Zip code

Companies by 3 employee classes

  • 100 or more employees or the company form is AG
  • 6-100 employees or the company form is GmbH
  • 1-5 employees

Establishments by economic activity (WZ2008) - sections

  • Section A - Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • Section B - Mining and quarrying
  • Section C - Manufacturing
  • Section D - Energy supply
  • Section E - Water Supply; Sewage and Waste Disposal and Pollution Elimination
  • Section F - Construction
  • Section G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • Section H - Transport and storage
  • Section I - Hospitality
  • Section J - Information and communication
  • Section K - Provision of financial and insurance services
  • Section L - Real estate and housing
  • Section M - Provision of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Section N - Provision of other economic services
  • Section O - Public administration, defense, social security
  • Section P - Education
  • Section Q - Health and social services
  • Section R - Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Section S - Provision of other services
  • Section T - Private households with domestic staff, production of goods and provision of services by private Building- held for own use with no distinctive center of gravity
  • Section U - Extraterritorial Organizations and Entities
  • Section Unknown

Establishments by economic sector (WZ2008) 

Departments Number of establishments according to WZ2 - total 89 departments

Establishments by economic sector (WZ2008)

Groups Number of establishments according to WZ3 - total 272 groups

*County, Municipality

Gross value added by economic sector

  • Gross domestic product, total [€ million]
  • Gross value added, total in [million €]
  • Gross value added construction [€ million]
  • Gross value added service sectors [€ million]
  • Gross value added other public and private services, government [€ million]
  • Gross value added Services mainly for companies, financial services [€ million]
  • Gross value added trade, hospitality and transport [€ million]
  • Gross value added as an index
  • Gross value added agriculture, forestry and fisheries [€ million]
  • Gross value added in the manufacturing industry [€ million]
  • Gross value added manufacturing industry excluding construction [€ million]
  • Gross value added in manufacturing [€ million]
  • Gross value added per inhabitant [€
*County, Municipality, Neighbourhood, Street segment, Zip code, Mikro-Zip code

Companies by economic sector and 7 sales categories

The seven sales classes are issued for each economic sector:

  • Agriculture and forestry, fishery/fish farming
  • Mining and energy
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Construction
  • Trade, maintenance of motor vehicles/consumer goods
  • Hospitality
  • Transport and storage
  • Information and communication
  • Credit and insurance industry
  • Real estate and housing
  • Public administration, defense, social security
  • Education and teaching
  • Health, veterinary and social services
  • Provision of other services
*County, Municipality, Neighbourhood, Street segment, Zip code, Mikro-Zip code

Company counter

The company addresses are aggregated by Nexiga to the various spatial area units. At the same time, industry codes or 148 main industries are distilled from the multitude and all companies are grouped into three size classes:

Companies by size class

  • Total companies
  • Large companies (100 and more employees)
  • Medium-sized companies (five to 99 employees)
  • Small companies (one to four employees)

Businesses according to 148 industries

Extract from the list of 148 industries:

  • Promotional, gift and souvenir - manufacturer
  • Promotional, gift and souvenirs - retail trade
  • Organizations and institutions
  • Car rental, car hire and cab companies
  • Precision mechanics, optics and medical technology - wholesale, distribution, export and import
  • Agricultural products - retail trade
  • Vehicles, vehicle parts and accessories - wholesale, distribution, export and import
  • Recycling company
  • Cosmetics and personal care - wholesale, distribution, export and import
  • Real estate, Building- and asset management
  • Chemistry, plastics and minerals - manufacturer

Operations according to 15 groups

  • Manufacturer
  • Craft
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Other trade
  • Car trade and garages
  • Banks and savings banks
  • Insurance companies/agencies
  • Hotel industry / gastronomy
  • Doctors and medical professions
  • Legal, economic and financial advisor
  • Services
  • Offices and authorities
  • Agriculture
  • Other

Business POIs & Nexiga Topshops

With our Business POIs, company locations and points of interests are available at all area levels. These can be counted according to Zip code, Street segment or other spatial specifications as well as delivered as an exact company address on house level. In total, the Business POIs contain around 4 million company addresses, divided into 15 industries and 128 subcategories.

Our special Nexiga Topshops database provides information on the largest and most important chain stores in retail (fashion, electronics, travel, DIY stores, etc.), banking, telecommunications, petrol stations and much more. These provide an overview of prime locations with high footfall and facilitate the evaluation of properties, branches and locations as well as the improvement of frequency zones - in all common data formats.


Topshops contains around 520,000 entries for around 1,300 German chain stores and shop-in-shop outlets in Germany, from Aldi to Zeeman.


This includes the following information:

  • Company name (brand or branch name)
  • Differentiation of sales hotspots through store typing (e.g. shop-in-shop, point of sale, agency, parcel store, etc.)
  • Postal company address (Zip code, city, street name and house number)
  • Information on chain stores and brands incl. opening hours, phone, fax, and e-mail in Germany.
  • Classification in different service or retail categories (e.g. banks and savings banks, car rental, food, furniture or textile, etc.).
  • Characteristics of bank offices (branch, ATM, self-service center)
  • Coverage of all major industries such as retail (fashion, electronics, travel, DIY stores, etc.), banking, telecommunications, gas stations, and many more.
  • Data on regional, national and international chain stores
  • Coordinates based on Open Street Map (OSM) and Nexiga coordinates (optionally also with TomTom, Telekom or cadastral coordinates)
  • Highest possible topicality through semi-annual data updates

The Nexiga Topshops are also available for Austria!

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