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VDA – German Association of the Automotive Industry

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) nationally and internationally promotes the interests of the entire German automotive industry in all fields of the motor transport sector, for example in international trade and economic, transport and environmental policy, technical legislation, standardizing and quality assurance.

In addition, the VDA organizes, under its own auspices, the IAA International Motor Show, which is held every year. In even-numbered years it is the turn of the IAA Commercial Vehicles (next event: 67th IAA, Commercial Vehicles Hannover. 20 -27 September 2018, Press day: 20 September 2018). The IAA Passenger Cars is held in odd-numbered years (next event 68th IAA Cars Frankfurt/Main, September 12-22,2019, Press days: September 10 & 11, 2019).

The members of the association are companies that operate a plant in the Federal Republic of Germany for the industrial production of motor vehicles and their engines, trailers, special bodies and containers and vehicle parts and accessories.

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) consists of about 600 member companies, who have come together to research and produce clean and safe auto-mobility for the future. In the country that is known for its successful invention of both automobiles and trucks, the VDA represents the automotive manufactures and supply companies to ensure the continued competitive utilization of their experience and skills. The cooperation between manufactures and suppliers in the VDA is unique in the world of motoring.

Since 1946, the VDA has lobbied nationally and internationally for the creation of the best possible auto-mobility. Our goals are safety, quality and sustainability at the highest technical level. As the representative of the key industry in the German economy, the VDA is responsible in the meantime for every seventh job in Germany and leads a lively dialogue with the industry, the public, politicians and customers, for example, as the organizer of the world’s largest automobile exhibition, the International Motor Show (IAA).

The quality of the German motor industry’s products, processes and systems is high. The Quality Management Center of VDA (QMC) is an operative center of quality management for the German motor industry. QMC has offices is China and Russia and cooperation partners worldwide, also in India. The main office of the association VDA itself is situated in Berlin. The VDA also has an office in Brussels.

Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)
German Association of the Automotive Industry
Behrenstr. 35
10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 897842-0
Fax: +49 30 897842-600

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