„Trades“ contains everything you can buy nearby and throughout all of Germany. You can make business contacts using B2B directories.
At home and abroad, this association represents the economic interests of German industry: the Association of German Industry (BDI) is the umbrella organization of the industry trade associations in Germany. Its members include trade associations - from the automotive industry to the sugar industry - for which the BDI functions as spokesman and service provider.
Aerospace industries as a technology driver: As a key industry for future technologies, the aerospace industries are currently exhibiting significant growth in the German economy. The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) represents its members’ interests and is also an exhibitor at the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA).
Representing the food industry: The German Food Industry Association (BVE) is the economic umbrella organization of the industry. The BVE represents the interests of one of the most important branches of industry in Germany vis-à-vis politics, administration, market partners and the general public. The aim is to increase the competitive edge of the companies.
With 750.000 employees, the Confederation of the German Construction Industry (Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauindustrie) represents the interests of a large single branch of industry. The website displays the building blocks of the federal sections (Bundesfachabteilungen), regional associations, other organizations and construction portals.
This is where the employers of this key German industry speak up: the umbrella organization of the employers‘ associations in the metal and electrical industry, also known as “Gesamtmetall“, represents regional M+E employers‘ associations in Germany.
From mechanical to electronic, from analog to digital: Media technologies have advanced at breathtaking speed during the past few decades. The German Association for Entertainment and Communications Electronics (gfu) - a network of manufacturers - provides information on the trends in this fast-paced industry. In cooperation with Messe Berlin, the gfu organizes the IFA: Consumer Electronics Unlimited each year.
The German Association of the Automotive Industry (Verband der deutschen Automobilindustrie e.V., VDA) has existed for more than 110 years. This umbrella organization brings together more than 620 industrial manufacturers of automobiles and motors, trailers, body superstructures and containers as well as automobile parts and equipment.
As an engineering network, the German Federation of the Engineering Industries (VDMA – Verband der Investitionsgüterindustrie) offers its members, large companies and medium-sized enterprises alike, an opportunity to take part in common activities and to exchange thoughts and ideas.
The German chemical industry is one of the key industries in this country and the third largest chemical producer in the world. The German Chemical Industry Association (VCI – Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.) represents the economic interests of more than 90 percent of all German chemical companies and subsidiaries of foreign corporations located in Germany.
The ZVEI represents the interests of its members on a national and international level. The ZVEI is the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.). The umbrella organization with over 1600 member companies promotes the development of new technologies and provides information on the economic, technical and legal situation of the electronics industry in Germany.