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Core requirements Bundestag election 2021

Mit der Bundestagswahl erreicht das Superwahljahr 2021 seinen Höhepunkt. Bis dahin ringen die Parteien um Programme und Positionen. Der VDMA begleitet unter #btw21 kritisch-konstruktiv den demokratischen Wettstreit.

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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Supply chain law requires corrections
The Supply Chain Act means more bureaucracy and higher costs for companies without achieving the desired goal. Corrections to the law are therefore required.

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Europe and China

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Climate-Neutral Production


Events and Trade Fairs

Tue. 04.05.21 10:00 – 11:30 Uhr

  • Arbeitsorganisation
  • Innovation Management

Changes in the world of work are inevitable in times of volatility and as a result of increasing digitalization. In many cases, companies must be able to adapt quickly to a changing environment.

Places available

Thu. 06.05.21 14:00 – 15:00 Uhr

  • Future Business
  • Startups

Discover startup contacts and trends worldwide?! The new digital startup search platform for mechanical engineering makes it possible. By participating in the web seminar, you will receive an introduction to the possibilities of the new dashboard as well as your personal access to use the tool to search for startups yourself.

Places available

Thu. 06.05.21 14:00 – 14:45 Uhr

  • Märkte und Konjunktur

How is the economy developing in the international mechanical and plant engineering sector?

Places available

Wed. 19.05.21 11:00 – 12:30 Uhr

  • Economic Situation and Forecast
  • Regional Subsidiary Baden-Wuerttemberg

The order situation in Baden-Württemberg's mechanical engineering sector remains changeable; despite encouraging economic signs, setbacks must be expected in the further recovery.

Places available

Tue. 22.06.21 Thu. 24.06.21

  • Exhibition Organisation
  • Messe
  • Robotics + Automation

In times of pandemic, the community wants an attractive marketplace and a viable solution from automatica. Together with all stakeholders, a new event concept was developed for June 22 - 24, 2021: automatica sprint.

In times of pandemic, the community wants an attractive marketplace and a viable solution from automatica. Together with all stakeholders, a new event concept was developed for June 22 - 24, 2021: automatica sprint.

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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.


The mouthpiece of mechanical engineering - the engine of the economy

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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Largest industry network in Europe

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.

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.