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Lifts and Escalators
VDMA Lifts and Escalators represents the interests of the German elevator industry. We stand for nearly 90 member companies from the lift, escalator and component sectors, which, with a turnover of more than 2 billion euros, account for around 90 percent of the lift and escalator market in Germany.
The main objective of our work is to represent our members' interests politically. We participate nationally and internationally in the drafting of standards and guidelines. We provide our member companies with concentrated expertise on technical regulations, on the economic situation and training in order to promote their economic development.


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Topics in Focus
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Circular Economy

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Climate-Neutral Production

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Europe and China

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Made ING Germany

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Global production language


Groups & Working Groups

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Economic & Social Policy Working Group

Committee Business Development WG Economy


The elevator and escalator industry meets economic and climate policy challenges with forward-looking, sustainable (mobility) solutions

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Education & Modern Working Working Group

Committee Business Development WG Knowledge and Training


The elevator and escalator industry

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Management & Business Strategies Working Group

Marketing and Communication Committee


In line with the vision of the trad

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Technical Regulations & Standardization Working Group (Standardization)

Technical and Standardization Committee


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Management & Business Strategies Working Group

Advocacy Committee


We actively represent the inter

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Sustainability & Energy Working Group

Taskforce Digitalization


The German elevator and escalator industry uses the given possibilities of digitalization to increase customer benefits in terms of more efficient operation of the systems, i

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Sustainability & Energy Working Group


We are committed to a sustainable economy and a climate-neutral world. To this end, we want to design elevator systems and escalators that are energy-efficient, optimally confi

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Mobility Working Group

Taskforce Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring that all spaces in and around buildings are accessible to all people, whether physically impaired or not.


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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.
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.
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.
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.
Studies, guidelines, publications
With our publications we impart knowledge and provide insights in the latest developments of our industry and in our association.
VDMA Magazine
The VDMA Magazine is aimed exclusively at VDMA member companies and provides insights outside the box on the mechanical engineering industry.

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Benefits for you as a member

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

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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.