Fact 3: German SMEs are modern and cosmopolitan

It is also thanks to its successful SMEs that Germany enjoys a leading position among the world’s exporting nations. Even seemingly small companies with 50 to 100 employees often have customers, and receive orders from, all over the world. Many of the larger companies have production facilities and sales units abroad, but most of them keep their corporate production and functions, such as research, development and design, in Germany. On average, the exporting SMEs export 20 percent of what they produce. In terms of everyday work, this means that exciting and challenging tasks and all kinds of career opportunities await the employees – and, in many cases, business contacts all over the world.

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