The VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association serves as a lobbyist, service provider and information broker for the manufacturers of agricultural machinery. It gives information about current market developments or aspects concerning market access, for instance. VDMA’s core competence is to create networks, to make and maintain contacts and to earmark the industry’s image.
The Cleaning Systems Association within the German Engineering Federation VDMA consists of 40 members, mainly manufacturers of floorcare machines and high-pressure cleaners for commercial and industrial application. They represent approximately 90% of the German market volume.
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association is one of the 39 industry-specific associations within VDMA. With nearly 300 member companies it is one of the largest – and under the aspect of the diversity of the machinery products – one of the heterogeneous associations.
Just under 280 members or about 10 per cent of the companies in the VDMA or voluntarily organised within this Sector Association. These companies represent 90 per cent of the total turnover on the sector and about 80 per cent of all machine tool builders.
The Mining Equipment Association within VDMA consists of 135 manufacturers who offers equipment for mining nearly every raw material in every manner. The mainly medium-sized members of VDMA mining equipment represent approximately 90% of the entire trade volume.
German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers are the most important high-tech suppliers to the Indian Market since many years. These close relations are reflected in the activities of the plastics and rubber machinery association in and for India.
The Power Transmission Engineering Association represents the interests of the largest group of suppliers to the mechanical engineering industry. This association informs its members in a way relevant to their needs about all topics relating to power transmission technology and other areas of mechanical engineering.
About 130 of the most important manufacturers of textile machinery and accessories from all sectors of the trade are affiliated within the VDMA Textile Machinery Association. The largest parts of the companies are medium-sized firms and stand for approximately 90 per cent of the entire sector volume. In 2015, the branch produced textile machinery worth about 3.1 billion euros.
VDMA Metallurgy is the joint platform of metallurgical machinery producers. It includes the specialist associations Foundry Machinery, Metallurgical Plants and Rolling Mills, and Thermo Process Technology.
Just like China, India is also an important emerging market regarding robotics and automation. Therefore, the association is very much involved with the VDMA offices in India and is locally represented. The Mumbai office branch is responsible for R+A.
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