Fluid Power

VDMA

We are a sector specific service provider for manufacturers of the hydraulic, pneumatic and sealing technology industry.

Our service for you

We are a sector specific service provider for manufacturers of the hydraulic, pneumatic and sealing technology industry. With about 200 member companies we nearly cover 90% of the German market. Amongst other things our focuses comprise market information and statistics, trade fairs, technology and standardization as well as the promotion of research and innovation. We drive forward areas of activities like Industrie 4.0 which are important for the future.

German Fluid Power has defended its top position on the world market once again and proved its status as the technology leader. Employing more than 30,000 people and achieving sales of EUR 8,2 billion, Fluid Power is a vital segment of the German mechanical engineering industry.

Market information - tailored to the needs of Fluid power

We provide our members with a wide range of exclusive market information tailored to the interests of the industry.

  • National and international market data
  • We organize national and international industry meetings for our members to discuss current topics:
  • Economic Committee
  • Market research working groups
  • Working Groups Sealing Technology
  • International Fluid Power Summit Meeting

Public Relations - Improve industry image

  • We design high-content publications. We produce brochures in German and English including manufacturer's certificates. These provide an excellent overview of the diversity of the industry.
  • At fluid.vdma.org you will find everything you need to know about the fluid power industry.
  • As a member you can subscribe to our quarterly newsletter.

Technical representation of interests - expert knowledge of the industry

  • We offer you cooperation in national, European and international standardization organizations. VDMA – DIN – CEN – ISO.
  • We plan with you application-oriented research projects in cooperation with colleges and universities. We are committed to the qualification of junior staff: 
  • Fluid Technology Research Fund
  • Endowed Chair for Mobile Machines
  • We create dialogue platforms for you, for example: 
  • International Fluid Technology Colloquium (IFK)
  • International Poetry Conference (ISC)
  • Forum Mobile Machines (MOBIMA)
  • Workshops with customer groups