The VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau – German Engineering Federation) represents the interests of over 3100 companies in the capital goods industry and is thus the largest industry association in Europe. With a turnover of 212 bn. € (2015), it is one of the leading industry sectors in Germany and the largest industrial employer with a workforce of more than 1,000,000 employees.
The products and services of the plant and machinery manufacturing sector are in demand worldwide. More than three quarters of Germany’s production is exported. The VDMA provides a voice for the positions of its members in both national and international discourse.
For industry-specific services there is a network of well over 20,000 decision-makers and specialists from 3100 member companies, and 400 committed experts from VDMA and its service companies. The spectrum of topics addressed is broad and oriented to the needs of the member companies.
38 VDMA associations represent the interests of companies from the individual engineering sectors within and beyond the association. Thus the VDMA covers the entire process chain of the capital goods industry, from the component to the plant, from system suppliers to system integrators and service providers.
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association is one of the 38 industry-specific associations within VDMA and comprises more than 300 companies at present. The association provides comprehensive support to its members in their day-to-day work.
VDMA – Mechanical Engineering Industry Association
Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association
Lyoner Str. 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 6603-0