Partners & network

The abrasives industry today must face many challenges in the fields of technology, economy, environment, and occupational safety. In order to identify national and European or special industry-specific issues early and to take respective measures, the range of services offered by the VDS is expanded and strengthened by close cooperation with different associations. In cooperation with other companies affected, we try to prevent disadvantages for the abrasives industry, and to effectively organise and improve communication and cooperation with authorities and political decision-makers both at national and European level.

This network includes, for example, the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the German Engineering Association (VDMA), the Federation of German Ceramics Industry (BVKI), the German Tool Manufacturers Association (FWI) and of course the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives FEPA. Thematic cooperations, as, for example, with the Textile Federation, the Industry Association Metals WVM, the European Power Tool Association (EPTA) or the European Association of Manufacturers of Hydrocarbon Solvents (HSPA) round off our network.