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Plastics and Rubber Machinery
VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery is the interest group of more than 200 European manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery. We represent over 90 percent of the industry companies in Germany.
Ten percent of our members come from Austria, Switzerland and France. The German member companies represent a turnover of 7 billion euros in core machinery and 10 billion euros including peripheral technology. We give our members the opportunity to exchange experiences on diverse topics with other companies through participation in various committees and working groups and to actively participate in shaping important association tasks.

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Made ING Germany

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Europe and China

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Climate-Neutral Production

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The VDMA offers comprehensive professional development with relevance to mechanical engineering: conferences, training courses, seminars, as well as digital learning.
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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.
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With our publications we impart knowledge and provide insights in the latest developments of our industry and in our association.
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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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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

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.

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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.