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Verband der Automobilindustrie

The German Association of the Automotive Industry[1] or VDA (German: Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V.) is a German interest group of the German automobile industry, both automobile manufactures and automobile component suppliers.

The VDA represents carmakers including BMW, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler but also counts foreign suppliers and foreign-owned carmakers like Opel among its members.[2] The group is located in Berlin, Germany. Current president since March 1, 2018 is the previous Chairman of the Management Board at Ford, Bernhard Mattes. The former federal minister of transport, Matthias Wissmann was president from June 1, 2007 to February 28, 2018.

The VDA hosts the Europe's largest motor show, the biannual International Motor Show Germany (IAA) in Frankfurt.

The VDA published a series of standards and recommendations. Among those is the German quality management system (QMS) for the automobile industry. The fourth edition was issued in December 1998, and became mandatory for all German car makers on April 1, 1999.

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  1. ^ "VDA - Organization". VDA. Retrieved 2012-04-14. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) consists of [...]
  2. ^ Ilona Wissenbach and Jan Schwartz (July 25, 2017), Daimler board to discuss alleged German auto cartel - sources Reuters.

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