ZVEI e.V. – Electro and Digital Industry Association

The ZVEI e.V. is one of the most important industrial associations in Germany. It represents the interests of a high-tech sector with a very wide and extremely dynamic product portfolio.

The ZVEI e.V. is committed to the common interests of the electrical industry in Germany and at the international level. This commitment is supported by the involvement of around 160 employees in the main office and about 5,000 employees of the member companies in an honorary capacity.

The basis of the association's work is the exchange of experience and views between the members about current technical, economic, legal and socio-political topics in the field of the electrical industry. From this exchange, common positions are drawn up.

With proposals on research, technology, environmental protection, education, and science policy, the ZVEI e.V. is a pacemaker of technological progress. It supports market-related international standardisation work.

Over 1,600 companies have opted for membership of the ZVEI e.V.. They employ around 90 percent of the employees and staff of the electrical industry in Germany. Its members include global players, medium-sized and family-owned companies.

The sector has 868,000 employees in Germany plus more than 736,000 employees all over the world. In 2017 the turnover was approximately Euro 191 billion.

The ZVEI e.V. belongs to the founding members of ASIIN and is active in various working groups. As an association of a high-tech branch we feel committed to contribute to a better cooperation between businesses and universities. The quality of university education is an important matter for us. Its evaluation should be made by the user community and representatives of professionals instead of ministries and administrations.

The electroindustry expressly supports the programme accreditation. We consider it as the best suitable method to assure the quality of bachelor and master courses in engineering.