VDMA Sectors in China

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.

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The Sector Association Machine Tools and Manufacturing Systems at a glance

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.

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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.

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Woodworking and processing machinery

The Woodworking Machinery Association within the VDMA (Fachverband Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen) is the German industrial association which represents approximately 90 % of the German producers of machines, systems and tools for woodworking.

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VDMA Garment and Leather Technology

The VDMA Garment and Leather Technology brings together the following sectors: sewing and garment machinery, shoe and leather technology, laundry and textile cleaning machinery as well as machines for processing technical textiles. The extensive portfolio of products, technologies and services tailored to individual solutions ranges from sewing and joining technology, including needles, to ironing and finishing technology, IT and software as well as material handling and logistics.

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Fluid Power - hydraulics and pneumatics

Fluid power is German cutting-edge technology characterized by reliability, sustainability and energy efficiency. Low investment costs and lifecycle costs lead to high economic viability. This is why fluid power “made in Germany” is a top export hit.

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Power Transmission Engineering

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.

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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.

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Metallurgical Plants and Rolling Mills

The companies which are members of VDMA’s Metallurgical Plants and Rolling Mills specialist association stand for modern, high-efficiency, environmentally compatible solutions.

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Foundry Machinery

The companies which are members of VDMA's Foundry Machinery specialist association stand for modern, high-efficiency, environmentally compatible casting solutions.

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Thermo Process Technology

Thermal processes play a key role in the production and processing of a wide range of industrial and consumer products as well as for the recovery of raw materials.

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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.

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Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery

We represent 300 companies which supply machines for the construction, building material, ceramics and glass industry. We are spokesman of the industry, its service and information provider and offer a local network for our companies in China. About one third is operating on the Chinese market, 30 of them even have local production facilities.

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