With more than 3,200 members, VDMA is the largest network organization for mechanical engineering in Europe. Out of these, some 130 companies offer pumps, valves, compressors, drilling rigs, separation technology, pipeline, tank, unloading and transport technologies for the natural gas, LNG, industrial gases and petrochemical industries. Many of these are family businesses, which are deeply rooted in high-performance networks of industry and science. This structure provides power to the mechanical engineering sector and gives companies the tools to set new standards in the context of global competition. VDMA represents the issues of the mechanical and plant engineering sector in Europe.