Association of German Mechanical and Plant Engineering

The VDMA competently represents the interests of the capital goods industry and is one of the largest industrial associations in Europe. Over 100 years in existence, the VDMA offers the German engineering industry an opportunity to enhance the representation of their interests on an international level. Through sector-specific trade associations, regional federations, offices in Berlin and Brussels, as well as central departments, forums and platforms representing numerous trade associations, the VDMA is clearly one of the most powerful lobbies with German and European politicians and government. At the same time the 3000 member companies use the association as a service provider of important market information, a link for the individual members to the exchange of knowledge and sharing of experience from all business-relevant areas of an entire sector and the organizer of contacts and networking. Companies of all sizes are united in the VDMA, although mostly average-sized structures of the sector are reflected in the association. The work of the VDMA is based on a liberal conviction: dedication to global, free competition and the general good of society and the economy.