The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) was founded in 1901 and headquartered in Berlin. It consists of more than 650 companies involved in production for the automotive industry in Germany. The members are divided into three manufacturer groups: automobile manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and trailers, special bodies, buses. These three manufacturer groups find their representation in three divisions each assigned a managing director. More than 100 employees in 16 departments actively pursue the interests of the German automotive industry.
The task of the VDA is to ensure the right framework conditions so that companies, from start-ups to global corporations, can realize their visions and successfully bring their offers to market. VDA is also the organizer of the top auto show IAA (IAA Mobility & IAA Transportation) in Germany with over 120-year history.