HDH – about us:
The HDH (Hauptverband der Holz und Kunststoffe verarbeitenden Industrie) is the head association of the German woodworking and plastic industries with 13 special associations, 10 regional associations and 3 confederacy associations as members.
The largest special association in the HDH is the VDM (Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie), the association of the German furniture industries, which himself is a head association with special and regional associations as its members. Both associations are non-profit-organisations. The substantial four legs of the German woodworking industries are, apart from the furniture industry, the build near range (from the prefabricated constructions to the windows), the wood-based industry (from the particle boards to the plywood boards) and the other special lines, which, as for example the piano industry and the bonded wood construction, have a world-wide reputation. The turnover of the industries represented by HDH reached about 39,4 milliards € in 2001, 22,3 milliards € of those for the furniture industry. For the year 2002 we expect an increase of max. 6 – 7 %.
The main task of HDH and VDM is to look after the economical, political and technical interests of the German woodworking- and furniture industry against the politics, the trade unions and the public. HDH and VDM is the contact organisation for the companies in their sectors. International contacts and meetings with European economical associations, for example for the matter of tariff questions or technical and ecological problems in connection with the product wood are cultivated permanently and with high intensity and knowledge.
Public relations is the second important task for the two associations.
Hauptverband der Deutschen Holz und Kunststoffe verarbeitenden Industrie und verwandter Industriezweige e. V.
53604 Bad Honnef
Tel: +49 (0) 2224 93770
Fax: +49 (0) 2224 937777
Further information: http://www.hdh-ev.de