VDA - German Association of the Automotive Industry

The VDA nationally and internationally promotes the interests of the entire German automotive industry in all fields of the motor transport sector, for example in economic, transport and environmental policy, technical legislation, standardization and quality assurance.

In addition, the VDA organizes, under its own auspices, the IAA International Motor Show, which is held every year. The IAA Passenger Cars is held in odd-numbered years, and in even-numbered years it is the turn of the IAA Commercial Vehicles. The next events are IAA Passenger Cars in Frankfurt/Main, 14- 22 September 2019 (Press days: 12-13 September 2019) are IAA Commercial Vehicles, held from 24 September - 01 October 2020 in Hanover. Please find more information on the website:

The members of the association are companies that operate a plant in the Federal Republic of Germany for the industrial production of motor vehicles and their engines, trailers, special bodies and containers and vehicle parts and accessories.

Last year 5.12 million passenger cars rolled off German production lines. The German automotive industry has thus once again proved that it is globally competitive. In Germany employment actually showed another slender increase. That is mainly the result of hard work, heavy investment in research and development, and an excellent model policy. VDA members have also a world-wide presence, with more than 2.500 production plants abroad. VDA understands itself as a platform for international cooperation.

Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)
German Association of the Automotive Industry
VDA Headquarters Berlin
Behrenstr. 35
10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 897842-0
Fax: +49 30 897842-600


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