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Printing and Paper Technology
VDMA Printing and Paper Technology is the voice of manufacturers of machinery and systems for prepress, printing and post-print processes, paper production and paper converting as well as components and devices.
We represent the interests of around 170 member companies that generate a turnover of around 9 billion euros. With our activities and services we strengthen a continuous exchange in the industry and steer the success-oriented transfer of knowledge. Together with PrintPromotion GmbH we offer our members a wide range of services relating to topics such as trade fairs, public relations, technology and research.


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Circular Economy

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Climate-Neutral Production

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Europe and China

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Groups & Working Groups

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Markets & Economy Working Group

Market research working group

Members of the Market Research Working Group

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Research, Innovation & Technology Working Group

Working group on industrial printing

Printed products are ubiquitous. And industrial printing ensures that you appear more and more often in unexpected places. Today, vehicle windows are printed just as much as touch screens, operating

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Research, Innovation & Technology Working Group

Electrical engineers working group

The target group of the electrical engineers working group are the heads and interested employees from the electrical design department. In addition to information on current topics in electrical e

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Digitalization & Industrie 4.0 Working Group

OPC UA printing technology

The OPC UA Printing and Paper Technology Working Group sees OPC UA as an opportunity to obtain standardized interfaces. Communication with the machines in the pressroom is to be made possible, commun

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Research, Innovation & Technology Advisory Board

Technical Advisory Board of the FGD

The Research Working Group has the task of bringing together the research areas of the various member companies for exchange.

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Our Services
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.
Company and product search
With cost-free listings in our online directories, you can present yourself to potential customers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Studies, guidelines, publications
With our publications we impart knowledge and provide insights in the latest developments of our industry and in our association.
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.
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.
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.

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Benefits for you as a member

Largest industry network in Europe

Around 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 mechanical and plant engineering 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.