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B2B Directories

The Federation of German Industries (BDI)
German suppliers, search by company name, products, services
Home BDI | German Export Database BDI  

Wer liefert Was (wlw)

B2B suppliers, industries, products for Germany, Austria, Switzerland
B2B Platform

Eco-Finder by Industrie- und Handelskammern (IHK)
German experts for environment and energy
Company Database

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
German healthcare market
Home Export InitiativeCompany Directory

Industry Associations

The Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Umbrella organisation. Members are 40 sector associations.
Home BDI | Member Associations BDI 

German Aerospace Industries Organisation

Represents all industry segments and company sizes from engineering service providers to medium-sized suppliers to international system manufacturers. 
Home BDLI | Members BDLI 

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

Members are divided into three manufacturer groups automobile manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and trailers, special bodies, buses.
Home VDA | Members VDA

Building Materials
Die Baustoffindustrie (BBS), only in German 
Home BBS | Members BBS  

Members lists according to material groups: 

Bundesverband Keramische Industrie (BVKI), only in German
Home BVKI | Members BVKI

Members lists according to ceramic product groups:

Association of the Chemical Industry (VCI)

Home VCI | Member Companies VCI | Member Branch Associations VCI

Verband Bauindustrie, in German only
Home | List of German Construction Companies

Consulting Engineers
Verband Beratender Ingenieure (VBI), in German only
Home VBI | Consultant Database VBI

Digital Economy
Bitkom e.V. 
Home | Members

Electric and Electronic Industry
Zentralverband Elektroinustrie (ZVEI)
Home ZVEI | List of Suppliers  

Federation of German Food and Drink Industries (BVE)
Home BVE | Member Companies BVE | Member Branch Associations BVE

Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (BV Glas)
Home BVG | Members BVG

Logistics Alliance Germany
Home | Members | Matchmaking

Metals (non-ferrous)

Gesamtverband Aluminiumindustrie (GDA)
Home GDA |  Product and manufacturer database

Metals (copper, brass, bronze, nickel, tin)
Gesamtverband der Buntmetallindustrie (GDB)
Home GDB | Members Semi-finished Products and Production

Metals Foundries
Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie (BDG), only in German
Home BDG | Database Foundries 

German Industry Association for Optics, Photonics, Analytical and Medical Technologies (Spectaris)
Home Spectaris

Members lists according to product groups:

Neue Verpackung Portal


Die forschenden Pharma-Unternehmen (vfa), Pharma companies doing research
Home vfa | Members vfa

Bundesverband der Pharmazeutischen Industrie (BPI), only in German
Home BPI | Members BPI

German Solar Association
Home | Members

Mechanical and Plant Engineering (VDMA)
Home VDMA | Manufacturers Database

Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl
Home | Members

Trade Associations

German Trade Association (WGA)
Umbrella organisation that supports different trade associations and individual companies from wholesale and foreign trade in their day-to-day work in international trade: tea, gums, herbs, spices, cocoa, chemical and pharmaceutical raw materials, food supplements, additives, essential oils and herbal raw materials for pharmaceutical and food use
Home WGA | Member Associations 

Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA)
Home BGA 

Includes list of Federal Trade Associations acc. to product groups, among others: 

Federal Association of German Associations for Commercial Agencies and Distribution
German platform for commercial agents and manufacturers/suppliers (


Import Promotion

German Import Promotion Desk
Exporting to Europe: Fruit, vegetables, natural ingredients, cut flowers, technical wood, sustainable tourism
Home IPD 

CBI Netherlands

Exporting products to Europe
Market Information and Studies

German Chambers of Commerce Abroad

German Chambers of Commerce Abroad 
Locations worldwide

Many chambers publish online member directories, e.g.
United Arab Emirates