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Core requirements Bundestag election 2021

The German Bundestag elections in 2021 will mark the culmination of the super election year. Until then, the parties will be jockeying for program and position. The VDMA is providing critical and constructive support for the democratic contest under #btw21.

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.

EU politics

Our home market Europe

A united and strong Europe is more important now than ever. In the second year since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, it is essential to emerge from the crisis resilient. But what exactly is in store for European policy in 2021?

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"New coalition must set market- and innovation-oriented framework conditions"
Germany needs a constructive transformation of its economy and society, above all because of climate change. There must be no dispute between the future coalition partners of the new federal government that they will set market-oriented framework conditions in a joint government.

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Events and Trade Fairs

Wed. 06.10.21 10:30 – 12:30 Uhr

  • Regional Subsidiary North Rhine-Westphalia

The digital service and after-sales business has sustainably supported the mechanical engineering industry in the pandemic. At almost 20 per cent, services make a significant contribution to turnover.

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Tue. 12.10.21 14:00 – 15:00 Uhr

  • China
  • Asia, Australia, Africa

Part 6 of our digital event series "Connect2Discover@VDMA" and the second in English. Join us and get an idea of how mechanical engineering and important customer industries are developing in China, what facts and figures we will provide you with and how our local offices abroad can support you!

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Tue. 26.10.21 Wed. 27.10.21

  • Maschinenbau-Gipfel

This year's programme for the 12th German Mechanical Engineering Summit 2021 on 26 & 27 October has been finalised. A fresh concept, a new location, once again top speakers and once again an absolute networking event are waiting for you - and we are building on it: personally!

This year's programme for the 12th German Mechanical Engineering Summit 2021 on 26 & 27 October has been finalised. A fresh concept, a new location, once again top speakers and once again an absolute networking event are waiting for you - and we are building on it: personally!

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Do you have individual questions or need professional advice? Our experts will be happy to advise you in person, by telephone or at your premises.
Events and trade fairs
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.
Networking and collaboration
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.
With our VDMA newsletters we inform you by email about current trends, news, and events from the VDMA and the world of mechanical 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 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.
Training courses and seminars
The VDMA offers comprehensive professional development with relevance to mechanical engineering: conferences, training courses, seminars, as well as digital learning.
Standardization and regulations
Stay on top of technical legislation with our help. The VDMA supports the competitiveness of the mechanical engineering industry through its participation in the DIN Standards Committee Mechanical Engineering.
Research activities and trend scouting
By participating in research activities and utilizing the results, we offer your company access to the best minds in science. What is more, we help you to recognize relevant mechanical engineering trends and disruptions at an early stage to make them useful for your business.
VDMA Magazine
The VDMA Magazine is aimed exclusively at VDMA member companies and provides insights outside the box on the mechanical engineering industry.
Company and product search
With cost-free listings in our online directories, you can present yourself to potential customers.
Key data and benchmarks
We provide you with survey results and benchmarks from various business areas that will help you evaluating and classifying your company’s performance, amongst other things.
Studies, guidelines, publications
With our publications we impart knowledge and provide insights in the latest developments of our industry and in our association.


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With 1.41 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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Around 3,300 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.

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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.