VDMA – Europe's largest industrial association
Around 300 companies, of which over 100 are from the packaging machinery sector, are actively involved in the German Association of Food Processing and Packaging Machinery - VDMA for short. Since spring 2019, we have also been a member.
The VDMA is still Europe's largest industrial association and is considered a centre of competence. Here we exchange information about the latest technical approaches, discuss the digital challenges of "Industry 4.0" and find out about safety, guidelines and specifications. A membership counts internationally as a seal of quality. And quality will continue to move you, as well as us, towards the future.
More information on www.vdma.org
Packaging Valley Germany e.V.
Around 100 leading companies with more than 20,000 employees as well as some public institutions have joined this network: The members of "Packaging Valley Germany e.V." include manufacturers of packaging systems, machine components and software solutions as well as providers of services related to packaging and automation - among them numerous world market leaders.
Together we combine our strengths, act on short paths and like to be one step ahead of the future. The result is impressive: With an export share of over 80 percent, the technologies from "Packaging Valley" are in demand worldwide.
More information on www.packaging-valley.com
Family Business Foundation
The non-profit Family Business Foundation is the largest sponsor of science and research in the field of family business. Its task is to provide information about the special features of family businesses.
The "Stiftung Familienunternehmen" is the contact for media, science and politics in legal, tax and economic policy issues. It facilitates studies by renowned scientists, promotes interdisciplinary research institutions and the interest of young employees in family businesses.
Beate Beck-Deharde is a member of the foundation's board of trustees. Here, entrepreneurs and experts provide impulses for family businesses in Germany and Europe and complement the know-how from research and science with their own practical experience.
More information on www.familienunternehmen.de
Familiy companies and young entepreneurs
The family companies are the strong voice of entrepreneurship and represent the economic policy interests of 180,000 family businesses in Germany. We have been a member for a long time.