German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
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).
In the interest of all its members, the VDA is active in all areas of the motor traffic industry like economic and transport policy, technical legislation, quality assurance and taxation. In addition, the environment and climate protection are of particular importance.