VDMA Metallurgy pools the relevant VDMA expertise for metallurgical plant construction in the Foundry Machinery, Metallurgical Plants and Rolling Mills and Thermo Process Technology specialist departments.
Textile Machinery Association
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.
Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association represents 300 member companies at present. With a production volume of 12 billion euros (2013) the food processing and packaging machinery industry is one of the largest sectors of the German mechanical engineering industry.
Robotics + Automation
VDMA Robotics + Automation is one of 38 sub-sectors within VDMA and unites more than 240 members: companies providing components and systems from the areas of robotics, integrated assembly solutions (formerly assembly and handling technology) and machine vision.
Plastics and Rubber Machinery
China is the most important destination for German plastics and rubber machines, Germany is the most important supplier of this equipment for plastics and rubber converters in China. These close relations are reflected in the activities of the plastics and rubber machinery association in and for China.