The barometer on the economic development of the maintenance industry

Maintenance Industry Report


  • Survey Q1 2023
    – Special topic* “Mobile Maintenance Equipment & Augmented Reality” –

    Participate online now

    Survey period: January until March 2023
    The survey takes 5 until 10 minutes.
    * Special topic included this quarter in addition to the recurring standard questions
  • Results Q4 2022
    – Special topic “Retrofitting” –
    and all previous quarterly reports

    To download of results

    The results of all surveys (PDF files) are available for you to view after entering your contact information.
    We thank all participants!


The target group

Are you an industrial maintenance service provider or do you belong to an in-house maintenance department and interested in industry insights? With our surveys, the "Industry Indicator Maintenance" is the pulse monitor for you!

The report

The indicator is an insightful, qualitative economic indicator whose statistical evaluation is closely based on already established economic indicators. In order to obtain as realistic and complete a picture as possible of the current situation and expectations for future developments, key decision-makers from the maintenance and industrial services sectors are surveyed on a quarterly basis.

Survey and survey results

  • Turnus:
    Quarterly survey and dissemination of results
  • Results
    All results are freely accessible after entering your contact information.
  • Questionnaire
    In addition to the standard questions, an individual supplementary question must be answered. The additional question is adapted on a quarterly basis and picks up on current trends and developments in the industry.
  • Participation:
    Anyone interested can participate online.


The background

Industrial maintenance has a significant impact on the German economy. In Germany alone, it generates plant availability and productivity values equivalent to one trillion euros every year. The volume of assets under its responsibility amounts to 2.2 trillion euros. Plant availability in production is a key factor for the success of companies and for Germany as an industrial location. Today, however, maintenance is facing new challenges. Due to the digitalization of production - the development towards a smart factory - the requirements for maintenance are also becoming increasingly complex. The technical availability of plants can only be guaranteed if maintenance adapts to this new production environment. Conversely, it is thus simultaneously becoming an important "enabler" for the smart factory of tomorrow. The strategic importance of maintenance and its relevance to the economy make the maintenance industry indicator an important economic indicator for the future.