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VDMA is celebrating its 125th anniversary


Under the motto "man - machine - progress", the association addresses important challenges for mankind and the importance of machine and plant construction as a solution provider.

125 years ago (1892), 29 machine factories in Cologne (Germany) laid the foundations for the VDMA. The aim of the founding fathers was to establish a network of contacts for the mechanical engineering sector, which communicated common interests with one voice and in which the members agreed on specific positions on individual issues. These are still central tasks of the VDMA and many services for the member companies have been added.

Today, the VDMA is the largest industrial association in Europe with around 3,200 member companies, and in Germany alone, machine construction is the largest industrial employer with 1 million employees. In other European countries and in the world, machine and plant engineering is also an important employer, an economic factor and a trading partner. Therefore, the VDMA is represented abroad, for example in India, China and South America.

New website:

For the anniversary, the website shows in German and English in the form of multimedia reports how important machine and plant engineering is for everyday life. Almost every product is produced by machines, from nano to giga, in all dimensions and application areas. Topics of the reports are for example: energy supply, infrastructure and mobility, food supply and human-robot collaboration.

"Our members design and facilitate their daily lives with their products and services. They make progress possible. The VDMA has been the joint representation of all these machine building companies for 125 years. We see this long tradition as an obligation to contribute our part to the path to the future. The new Internet portal is a successful example in which the various specialist branches of the association contribute jointly, "says VDMA chief executive ThiloBrodtmann.

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Fawad, Ajmal
Fawad, Ajmal