Verband Deutscher Maschinen und Anlagenbau (VDMA) is the German Engineering Federation. It represents 3,000 mainly small and medium sized engineering companies. It is one of the largest industrial associations in Europe.
The VDMA covers the entire process chain - everything from components and plant manufacturers, system suppliers and system integrators through to service providers. It aims to reflect the varied customer-supplier relations all along the value adding chain, permitting both industry-specific and inter-industry cooperation.