The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) promotes the interests of the German automotive industry worldwide. The association works closely with its more than 620 members, which include automobile, trailers, special bodies and containers manufacturers as well as suppliers. The VDA provides interested companies relevant statistics, a directory of the automotive industry and other useful tools on its website.
The German Auto Parts Distributor Association's (GVA) main goal is to ensure a free market for auto parts and vehicle repair services in Germany. It strives to maintain equal opportunities in the sale and distribution of auto parts and services by supporting a smooth market entrance for suppliers.