Offenburg is a city located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is the largest city and the administrative capital of the Ortenaukreis. Offenburg has a rich trade and manufacturing sector and is home to a number of well-known brands.
Important manufacturing companies based at Offenburg include tesa-Werke Offenburg GmbH (adhesive tapes), Vivil (humbugs and sweets), MEIKO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG (professional dishwashing systems, cleaning and disinfection technology), Hansgrohe SE (sanitary fittings) and HOBART GmbH (professional kitchen equipment). Besides, there are many other small and medium-sized companies that produce highly specialised top-of-the-line products in their appropriate sector of business.
The most important trading company in terms of employees (1,850) is EDEKA Handelsgesellschaft Südwest mbH, the largest German supermarket corporation which has a large regional production, storage and distribution centre in Offenburg. Printus GmbH with approx. 1,600 employees is a stationary wholesaling company. Several subsidiaries or affiliated companies of Markant AG (food and non-food trade) are based in Offenburg with approx. 600 staff.
Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest publishing companies. Together with the affiliated Burda printing works it still employs 1,600 people in Offenburg. The expansion of Franz Burda's printing business as well as the growth and success of his wife Aenne Burda's Burda Style (formerly: Burda Moden) have been decisive in developing the local economy and in making the name of the city known all over the world.
Offenburg has a population of over 57,450 people.