India is not only this year's official partner at the Hannover Messe. German businesses are also closely watching Asia's third biggest economy. German companies, especially plant and machinery manufacturers, have long had a presence in India.
Now they anticipate higher sales, are building modern factories and and doubling their work force. That's partly because Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been easing conditions for foreign companies in India. He also wants to increase foreign direct investment. And the country's potential is far from exhausted.