Maintenance Industry Report

The barometer on the economic development of the maintenance industry


  • 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.

Further Information

Additional links (German)

Arbeitskreis "Instandhaltung in der Euregio"

Download of flyer

Maintenance Industry Report

Special topics

Q4/2022: Retrofitting
Q2/2022: Condition Monitoring
Q1/2022: Sustainability
Q4/2021: TPM
Q3/2021: TPM: Quality management & autonomous maintenance
Q2/2021: TPM: Competence management & continuous improvement
Q1/2021: Total Productive Maintenance

The previous special topics (German)

Q4/2020: Nutzung von IT-Systemen in und für die Instandhaltung
Q3/2020: Relevante Anwendungsfälle von Predictive Maintenance
Q2/2020: Nachhaltigkeit & Kultur
Q1/2020: Wertbeitrag in der Instandhaltung
Q4/2019: Obsoleszenzmanagement
Q3/2019: Datenanalysen in der Instandhaltung
Q2/2019: Ereignisdaten in der Instandhaltung
Q1/2019: Kundenpartnerschaften & Fremdvergabeprozesse
Q4/2018: Einsatz digitaler und mobiler Assistenzsysteme in der Instandhaltung
Q3/2018: Wissensmanagement in der Instandhaltung
Q2/2018: Mitarbeiterentwicklung: der Instandhalter von morgen
Q1/2018: Systemgestütztes Ersatzteilmanagement
Q4/2017: Condition-Monitoring
Q3/2017: Retrofitting im Kontext von Industrie 4.0
Q2/2017: Augmented Reality in der Instandhaltung
Q1/2017: Additive Fertigung in der Instandhaltung
Q4/2016: Instandhaltung 4.0
Q3/2016: Kennzahlen als Steuerungsinstrument
Q2/2016: Dienstleistungsportfolio & Investitionsintensität
Q1/2016: Fachkräfte