VDM has been representing the interests of the non-ferrous metal wholesale and the non-ferrous metal recycling industry since 1908. That includes new metals, scrap metals, and special metals.
VDM has more than 230 members from about 700 companies and, therefore, the organization covers about 90 percent of the metal market in Germany and Austria. Besides, the organization’s members also represent numerous companies from other European countries. Members are coming from metallurgical plants and smelters or are traders, recyclers, brokers working for the London Metal Exchange (LME), and other specialists from the metal industry.
VDM members generate an annual sale of 39 billion euros, are working with around 20 million tons of metals, and employ about 29,000 people. President: Petra Zieringer | Managing Director: Ralf Schmitz