VDMA Power Transmission Engineering Association

VDMA China

The VDMA Power Transmission Engineering Association represents the interests of approximately 200 manufacturers of power transmission engineering in Germany and is therefore the largest supplier sector in mechanical engineering.

The degree of representation is over 80 percent, measured by the estimated production in Germany.

Our association provides its members with targeted information on all topics in the fields of power transmission engineering and mechanical engineering. It is the leading national and international sector network in power transmission engineering.

Our members are manufacturers of:

  • Gearboxes, gear components
  • Roller bearings, plain bearings, spherical bearings
  • Transmission elements (brakes, drive shafts, chains, clutches and more)
  • Linear motion systems
  • Electrical Drives
  • Geared motors, frequency converters
  • Motion control

The association is engaged in current social issues such as mobility, sustainability, energy efficiency, and energy production in the respective VDMA forums or initiatives, such as those for wind turbines, Industry4.0, OPC-UA or electromobility.


International networking

Through the European Drive Technology Committee EUROTRANS and the International Drive Technology Meeting our association is in close contact with the European and international sister associations and thus is having an excellent international network. The VDMA representative offices in Peking, Shanghai, Calcutta, Moscow and São Paolo are international contact points for the member companies of the Power Transmission Engineering Association. A further element of international networking are the management meetings in China which are organized for the members of the power transmission engineering and the fluid power association. Last but not least we support our member companies in China with a special newsletter, networking and individual services.


Trade Fairs in Germany and abroad

The market development at home and abroad is of major importance for the strongly export-oriented drive technology sector. The activities of the Power Transmission Engineering Association take this particularly into account. With participations at fairs in Germany, with the organisation of joint booths as well as with the establishment of German pavilions in target markets the Power Transmission Engineering Association specifically supports its member companies.
In P.R. China the annual PTC – Power Transmission and Control-Show is of special interest for our member companies. Since more than 20 years the Power Transmission Engineering Association supports this show with a German Pavilion and in addition for some years with the Smart Manufacturing Forum.

Your contact in Frankfurt (also for Newsletter):

Mr. Dirk Decker
Phone: +49 69 6603-1685
E-Mail: dirk.decker@vdma.org