The Power Transmission Engineering and Fluid Power Associations within VDMA provide their 390 member companies and the companies of these with:
- Market information: statistics, trends and working groups
- Trade fairs and exhibitions: in Germany and all over the world
- Buyers' Guides
- Public Relations: press releases and newsletter
- Representation of technical interests in national and international standards committees and through VDMA position papers
Joint research is conducted by the ample resources of the Power Transmission Engineering Research Association (FVA, www.fva-net.de) and the Fluid Power Research Fund (www.vdma.org/fluid). In the field of international cooperation, the two Associations provide the General Secretaries of the European industry associations EUROTRANS (www.euro-trans.org) and CETOP (www.cetop.org) and act as the secretariat for international fluid power statistics.
Outside Germany, the first ports of call are the VDMA Representative Offices.