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European Engineering Dialogue

Bright ideas for a transforming industry

A unique event from 22./ 23. June 2022, which will both raise the current political and strategic challenges for companies and provide a new platform for exchange among each other.

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.

Hannover Fair 2022

Transforming Industry Together

Resource protection and climate neutrality need state-of-the-art technologies. The mechanical and plant engineering sector is developing the solutions for a climate-neutral future and will be showcasing its vast know-how at the Hannover Messe from 30 May - 2 June 2022.

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

Foreign Trade

Ukraine war slows down machinery exports
The war in Ukraine has put a noticeable damper on the export-oriented machinery and plant engineering sector. In the first quarter of 2022, exports increased by just 0.4 percent year-on-year, while March saw a 6.2 percent drop in exports.

Supply chains and conformity assessments

Conference on the Future of Europe

Order intake in mechanical engineering March 2022

Study "Future Skills in Mechanical and Plant Engineering".

Visit of the Indian Prime Minister

Planned phase-out of internal combustion engines from 2035

EU-India Trade and Technology Council

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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
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Mon. 30.05.22 Thu. 02.06.22

  • Digitalization
  • Energy Efficiency

The mechanical and plant engineering sector is developing the solutions for a climate-neutral future and is showcasing its vast know-how at the Hannover Messe: from software to components to the entire plant system.

The mechanical and plant engineering sector is developing the solutions for a climate-neutral future and is showcasing its vast know-how at the Hannover Messe: from software to components to the entire plant system.

Wed. 22.06.22 Thu. 23.06.22

  • European Union
  • EU-Contacts
  • European Office

Bright ideas for a transforming industry - towards a green and more resilient economy

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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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Political representation of interests
We represent the issues of mechanical 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 mouthpiece of mechanical engineering - engine of the industry

With 1.34 million people employed in Germany, the mechanical and plant engineering sector is Germany's largest industrial employer and the backbone of the German economy. Learn more about the VDMA.

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Largest industry network in Europe

Around 3,400 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 mechanical and plant engineering industry. It represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of the industry in Germany and around the world.

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