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Sector Group
Machine Vision
In the Machine Vision sector group more than 120 companies are represented. They cover the entire spectrum of image processing and supply components and systems for all areas of application in industrial and non-industrial environments. The machine vision industry is characterised by record sales and dynamic growth.
Our sector group is an industry-driven platform. We support our members through a wide range of activities and services. The main focus is on statistical analyses and the annual market survey. In addition, we organise marketing activities, networking events and conferences and are involved in public relations and trade fair policy.


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Europe and China

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Global production language

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Made ING Germany

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Circular Economy

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Climate-Neutral Production

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Press releases

World's leading trade fair for machine vision

VISION Opening - VDMA Machine Vision presents new market data

VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632 "Machine Vision" series of standards

VDMA Machine Vision sector group meeting


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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.
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.
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.
VDMA Magazine
The VDMA Magazine is aimed exclusively at VDMA member companies and provides insights outside the box on the mechanical engineering industry.
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.
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.
Training courses and seminars
The VDMA offers comprehensive professional development with relevance to mechanical engineering: conferences, training courses, seminars, as well as digital learning.
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.
Studies, guidelines, publications
With our publications we impart knowledge and provide insights in the latest developments of our industry and in our association.
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.

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Our leading trade fair

Our leading trade fair

VISION - World's leading trade fair for machine vision

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Benefits for you as a member

Largest industry network in Europe

More than 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 machinery and equipment manufacturing 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.