The MEISTERKREIS, founded in 2011, has over 80 members: companies, cultural and scientific institutions. It represents an industry with a value added of more than 190 billion euros and over 300,000 employees in Germany.

The members of the MEISTERKREIS stand for the culture of excellence in and from Germany. This culture of excellence is based on cross-industry diversity and means unique quality and the highest creativity both in the conception and in the production and marketing of the product range.

Excellence is achieved through a business model that relies on intellectual property, craftsmanship and engineering, the aura of special, selective distribution, and the development of new markets.