The skilled crafts sector today


Skilled crafts form the core and essential part of small and medium-sized businesses in Germany. As a large economic and social group it exerts significant influence on public life.

Whether for private consumers, industry, trade or the public authorities, the German skilled crafts sector offers a wide, differentiated and especially high-quality range of goods and services. Individual products and solutions are the focus and strength of the skilled crafts sector.

The skilled craftsperson’s services are called upon millions of times a day in Germany. Skilled craftspeople are flexible and creative in their service to their customers and contractors.

A continual ability to adapt is ensured by highly qualified proprietors and employees. Qualified specialists are the driving force behind the ability of businesses to innovate and to cope with new economic and technical developments.

Skilled crafts enterprises are supported in this by a skilled crafts organisation with a broad-based infrastructure for vocational education and further training, technology transfer, consultancy and representation of members‘ interests.