... a Business Association
- that continuously adapts its activities to the increasing demands of the market and offers an extensive range of services, and
- that supports its members in both word and deed and paves the way for their future plans.
... Representatives of our Members Interests
Together with VDMA, the German Engineering Federation, we represent the interests of this sector before legislators, the government, authorities, customer industries, and the public.
... the Information Pool for the Sector
Permanent committees and workgroups ensure the extensive exchange of opinions and experience gained in the sector. Members are informed at regular intervals on technical, economic, and legal issues.
... committed to Joint Research
For the benefit of both our members and the whole sector we run committed joint research in machine tool construction in close cooperation with the institutes of the WGP Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktionstechnik (Scientific Association for Production Technology).
... Organisers of Trade Fairs
As an industrial organisation, we organise trade fairs aligned along our industrial sector. With over 80 years of experience in the running of machine tool and metalworking exhibitions we provide optimal presentation platforms for developing and cultivating markets, for demonstrating efficiency and power of innovation, and for forging links to users in other countries.
Commissioned by the CECIMO (European Committee for the Cooperation of the Machine Tool Industries) in Brussels we organise the EMO Hannover every four years in the "odd" years. Since 1980, with the support of other associations, we have been organising the METAV Düsseldorf, every two years in the "even" years, and as from 2004 onwards the METAV München as well.
Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V.
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 (0)69 75 60 81-0
Fax: +49 (0)69 75 60 81-11
Further information: http://www.vdw.de/