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.
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.
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.
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.
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.