With approximately 500,000 inhabitants, Leipzig is one of the largest cities in the new German states. It is culturally well known due to Auerbach's Keller from Goethe’s Faust, the Mädler Passage, and the Gewandhaus. The Gewandhaus Orchestra has enjoyed world acclaim for decades. Leipzig is closely connected with the name of Johann Sebastian Bach, who was the appointed cantor of the St. Thomas Church.

The economic significance of Leipzig is based on its favorable location, as well as its centuries-old tradition as a site for fairs. The retail shops, some of which are in the carefully restored buildings of the old city, reflect the former significance of Leipzig as a fair center and center of commerce. Today, the most important trade shows held in Leipzig are the Book Fair and the AMI (AutoMobil International).

The AMI is an indication of an increasingly important economic factor, the automotive industry and the automotive supply industry. In recent years, modern plants for BMW and Porsche have started production in Leipzig. Porsche, based in Stuttgart, manufactures the Cayenne off-road vehicle here, and its Customer Centre provides a complete on- and off-road experience that sets customers’ pulses racing.

GF Automotive in Leipzig operates a foundry that is home to Europe’s largest moulding box for machine-moulded castings. This enables economic production of large and heavy components. Leipzig’s favorable location has set the tone not only for the industry sectors already mentioned, but also for the establishment of DHL.

With the underground connection from the Main Railway Station (the largest terminal railway station in Europe) to the Bavarian Railway Station, rail traffic also takes on increasing significance for the Saxon economic metropolis.


  • Foundation: 1887 Meier & Weichelt
  • Acquisition: 1995 by Georg Fischer
  • Employees: 255
  • Production capacity: 65,000 tonnes/year


Cast iron with nodular graphite to DIN EN 1963 e.g.

  • EN-GJS-400-18-LT
  • EN-GJS-400-15
  • EN-GJS-450-10
  • EN-GJS-500-7
  • EN-GJS-600-3


  • EN ISO 9001
  • ISO TS 16949
  • DIN EN ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • DIN EN ISO 50001

Quality Assurance

  • Material analysis laboratory
  • Three-coordinate measuring instruments
  • Laser scanner with evaluation software
  • Testing devices for ultrasound and hardness testing, and for magnetic particle testing

Production program

Machine-moulded cast components for commercial vehicles, construction equipment, agricultural and forestry machinery, wind power stations, engines, industrial robots, textile and printing machines.

Special Features

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM)
  • Supplier of ready-to-fit subassemblies weighing between 100 and 1,000 kg
  • Iron foundry with Europe’s largest moulding box for machine-moulded casting Dimensions:
    2,500 x 1,600 x 500
  • Machinery and assembly of certain product families
  • Great experience with change-over from welding to iron casting construction


Georg Fischer GmbH
Georg-Fischer-Straße 2
04249 Leipzig

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Matthias Heinrich
Managing Director
Georg Fischer GmbH