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Member Country Data - 2015

Members of Association

152 companies

Employees in Printing and Paper Technology


Turnover of the Printing and Paper Technology Industry

5.2 billion €


4.3 billion

Export Rate


Name of President

Mr. Kai Büntemeyer
Kolbus GmbH

Name of Secretary General

Dr. Markus Heering
VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Assocation)

VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association

Lyoner Strasse 18
D-60528 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: +49 69 6603 1451
Fax: +49 69 6603 2451

VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) represents more than 3,200 mostly medium-sized companies in the capital goods industry, making it the largest industry association in Europe. The association represents the shared financial, technical and scientific interests of the mechanical engineering industry, especially with respect to national and international authorities and business groups.

The German mechanical engineering industry is an international leader – in 25 of 31 comparable subsectors, German firms are among the top three providers in the world, and global market leader in as many as half.

Mechanical engineering is Germany’s biggest industrial employer with more than 1 million workers. It develops and produces key technologies for the global market. The export ratio is 77 percent. With revenue of EUR 218 billion (2015), it is one of the leading branches of industry in Germany.

VDMA is divided into 37 trade associations, the Printing and Paper Technology Association is one of them.