Process Plant and Equipment Association

VDMA Verlag

The Process Plant and Equipment Association represents more than 300 manufacturers of machines, apparatus and plants for the process industry. Our services focus on the topics: market + economics, technology + environment, trade fairs + symposia. Our industry-specific information helps our members to make better decisions and, therefore, to reduce their risks.


Member companies of the Process Plant and Equipment Association provide engineering, components and plants for the following industries:

  • Chemical and petrochemical industry
  • Pharmaceutical and cosmetical industry
  • Power generation and distribution
  • Mineral oil and offshore technology, transport and processing
  • Coal, steel, metallurgy
  • Environmental protection (industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment)
  • Food and beverage industry

Tasks and services

The topics the Process Plant and Equipment Association addresses and the initiatives it takes come directly from the member companies themselves and are geared to their specific need. We offer our members:

  • A platform for the exchange of ideas amongst each other, e. g. via topic-specific working groups
  • Industry-specific information, e. g. on markets, relevant trade fairs, research projects, technology, guidelines and legislation
  • Primary and secondary statistics
  • Common representation at trade fairs abroad and organisation of specialist symposia
  • Sales support, e. g. via publications and global distribution of industry catalogues, maintenance of an online directory containing details of all member companies and answering of individual enquiries
  • Image promotion via industry-specific press and public relations in publications at home and abroad