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Ukraine War

VDMA Infoportal Ukraine War

The machinery and plant engineering sector condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. The VDMA will support its member companies in word and deed in order to master the many challenges that are now arising.

European Policy

For a united and strong Europe

For the mechanical engineering industry, as one of the largest industrial sectors in the EU economy, Europe is a home market. Therefore, VDMA is committed to a strong and capable EU.

Corona virus

Corona-Virus: Current VDMA Information

The VDMA closely monitors the developments concerning the corona virus and provides VDMA members with specific information on legal and insurance-related issues.

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Viewpoints and Press Releases

Order intake in machinery and plant engineering December 2022

Significant minus at the end of the year
The overall economic situation and international supply chain problems did not make things easy for companies in the machinery and plant engineering industry last year. The 2022 annual financial statements bear a clear minus. Demand for capital goods slumped noticeably in the fourth quarter of 2022 in particular.

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Energy crisis
The war in Ukraine has thrown the energy markets into severe turmoil - with consequences that are also clearly being felt by the machinery and plant engineering sector.

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Europe and China

The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the VDMA

The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the VDMA
The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the VDMA
The audio blog for trend topics from mechanical and plant engineering
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 37
Talents wanted - recruiting young professionals
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 36
MES is the window to production
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 35
IT in the supply chain
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 34
"Europe needs China, but China needs Europe even more"

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Events

Mon. 24.04.23 Mon. 24.04.23

  • Industrie 4.0
  • Digitalization
  • Software and Digitalization
  • OPC UA Companion Specifications
  • OPC UA
  • Automation Technology

The manufacturer-independent communication standard OPC UA is a central building block for the implementation of Industry 4.9 and the Internet of Things (IoT). The seminar lays the foundation for the technology and provides an insight into the application possibilities in practice.

The manufacturer-independent communication standard OPC UA is a central building block for the implementation of Industry 4.9 and the Internet of Things (IoT). The seminar lays the foundation for the technology and provides an insight into the application possibilities in practice.

Tue. 14.02.23 Tue. 14.02.23

  • Industrial Security

Connect2Discover@VDMA kicks off the year with a brief look at the topic of cybersecurity and industrial security for mechanical and plant engineering, and highlights current assistance and support options.

Places available

Thu. 16.03.23 Thu. 16.03.23

  • Higher Education Policy / Engineering Sciences

How can we recruit and retain more women for technical professions? The conference will present the study "Women Engineers in Mechanical Engineering" and give practical impulses.

Places available

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We offer various networking events, including high-level congresses and target-group specific experience exchanges on expert level. In addition, VDMA connects you with your customers during numerous trade fairs and exhibition activities; in Germany and all over the world.
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Take advantage of the many opportunities at VDMA for networking and collaboration along the entire industrial value chain and mechanical engineering topics - in person or online.
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With our VDMA newsletters we inform you by email about current trends, news, and events from the VDMA and the world of mechanical and plant engineering - you decide which newsletters you need.
Market and business cycle information
Access to an extensive statistics data base, forecasts, country reports and much more will help you manage your business activities.
Political representation of interests
We represent the issues of mechanical and plant engineering in Germany and Europe on your behalf. Our technical expertise, our knowledge of the industry, and our straightforward positioning makes us a recognized and valued contact for companies, as well as for the public, science, administration, and politics.

Der VDMA

The voice of machinery and equipment manufacturing - the engine of the industry

The mechanical and plant engineering companies employ around 3 million people in the EU-27, more than 1.2 million of them in Germany alone. This makes mechanical and plant engineering the largest employer among the capital goods industries, both in the EU-27 and in Germany.

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Largest industry network in Europe

More than 3,500 primarily medium-sized member companies in the capital goods industry make the VDMA the largest industrial association in Europe and the most important network organization in the industry.

Strong representation of interests

The VDMA is the most important voice of the machinery and equipment manufacturing industry. It represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of the industry in Germany and around the world.

A wide range of services

More than 500 VDMA employees worldwide support you with practical services to make the right decisions in your company - along the entire value chain.