VDMA Construction - Equipment and Plant Engineering Association
The association represents the interests of more than 300 manufacturers of construction machinery and building material plants. 11% of all equipment sold worldwide comes out of German production, and Germany is the third largest supplier to the Chinese market.
The association covers four construction machinery subsectors, namely building construction equipment, earthmoving and civil engineering equipment, road construction equipment, and handheld light construction equipment. The building material machinery division covers cement plant engineering, minerals and building materials processing equipment, concrete stone machinery, ceramics machinery, and glass machinery and plants.
China has been the most relevant place for the construction equipment industry for a number of years. It is not only the largest market in the world but also the largest producer of equipment.
Association Activities in China
Since its launch in 2004, the VDMA China Office supports member companies in their China business endeavors. Today, more than 40 member companies have an own manufacturing footprint in China, and a further 30 have local sales subsidiaries. The VDMA China Office also regards itself as the first point of contact for companies entering the Chinese market.
Representatives of member companies meet twice a year for the VDMA China Management Meetings at members’ premises. These meetings provide an information and networking platform where construction industry perspectives and dedicated focus topics are discussed, often times with high-level external speakers.
Another important service of the China office are the quarterly industry reports. These publications highlight current topics for the construction equipment and building material machinery industry and its customer sectors in China. But the China office is also there for individual questions and issues on any subjects like market information, technical regulation, or general business conditions.
Trade Shows in China
VDMA is a fervent supporter of the concept of leading global construction equipment exhibitions in a three-year cycle on the European, American, and Asian continents. From its launch in 2002, VDMA has been a strategic partner of bauma China which takes place at Shanghai New International Exhibition Center in Shanghai Pudong. VDMA initiates German Pavilions at every bauma China edition.
Your contact in Frankfurt (also for Newsletter):
Mr. Sebastian Popp
Phone: +49 69 6603-1678