Mechanical engineering in figures and pictures
A deep insight into the numerical world of mechanical engineering
Mechanical and plant engineering is one of the world's most important industrial sectors. We show the wide range of its economic indicators - presented in interactive charts and tables.
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.
Viewpoints and Press Releases
VDMA member statements and VDMA position paper
Fourth Meeting of the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council
Labor market policy
Stopping the new emissions standard is the right thing to do
Export 1st quarter 2023
Business climate survey
Stifterverband balance sheet for 2021
The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the 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.
Years of experience
Trade associations of the industry
Regional associations near you