Verband der Automobilindustrie
The German Association of the Automotive Industry 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. The group is located in Berlin, Germany. Current president since June 1, 2007 is the former federal minister of transport Matthias Wissmann.
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.
- "VDA - Organization". VDA. Retrieved 2012-04-14.
The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) consists of [...]
- Ilona Wissenbach and Jan Schwartz (July 25, 2017), Daimler board to discuss alleged German auto cartel - sources Reuters.
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