Bavarian Industry Association

A strong Community

The Bavarian Industry Association (vbw—Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V.) is the voluntary, cross-industrial, interest group of Bavarian industry. We represent the interests of the Bavarian industry and provide support through our expertise and experience, our partners and networks as well as through our projects, programmes and our comprehensive range of services.

For detailed information please see the German site.
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Competent Creator

Competent Creator

We and our members represent a broad spectrum of industries and interests. This strengthens our political influence. Together, we give an identity to the Bavarian industries and economy and enhance its profile.

  • We are the central point of contact for policy makers.
  • We give focus to the competence and experience of the Bavarian business community and regard ourselves as an active part of our pluralistic society.
  • Together with our members we develop the political base for decision-making.
  • We communicate the facts, demands, and positions of business to politics, society, politicians and governmental administration, as well as to the media and the public.
  • We inform and advise our member organizations and companies and initiate an intensive exchange of opinions and experiences.

A short selection of our members

A short selection of our members

  • Bavarian metalworking and electric industry
  • Bavarian paper-mills
  • Bavarian sawmill and woodworking industry
  • Textile and apparel industry
  • BMW AG
  • German glass industry
  • Insurance companies in Germany
  • Bavarian agriculture and forestry
  • Bavarian utility companies
  • Independent professions
  • Food industry
  • Association of Bavarian Brewers
  • E.ON Energie AG
  • Flughafen München GmbH (Munich Airport GmbH)
  • Alliance of the self-employed
  • Print and media in Bavaria
  • State association of wholesale and foreign trade
  • Bavarian skilled crafts
  • Material recycling in Bavaria
  • Bavarian plastics industry
  • German engineering industry
  • Private hospitals in Bavaria
  • Knorr Bremse AG
  • Messe München GmbH (Munich Trade Fair Corporation)
  • Bavarian transport and logistics companies
  • System catering
  • Webasto AG
  • Allianz
  • German film & television producers
  • German Dialog Marketing Association
  • Bavarian Local Broadcasting Association

More about vbw

The most important information about the vbw at a glance.


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