Composites Germany was launched at a press conference on 17 September.
Composites Germany was launched at a press conference on 17 September.

The founding members of Composites Germany, which is based in Berlin, are:

  • AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe eV (AVK),
     
  • Carbon Composites eV (CCeV);
     
  • CFK-Valley Stade eV (CFK-Valley); and
     
  • Forum Composite Technology in the VDMA (VDMA).
     

Voice of the German composites industry

Composites Germany will aim to provide 'one voice' for the German composites industry.

 The member organisations will remain separate and independent. 

Composites are a key technology for Germany and this technology has to stay.
Dr Michael Effing, Chairman, Composites Germany

The organisation will focus its attention on areas such as:

  • public relations and representing the industry's interests to politicians and in the international arena;
     
  • promoting technology and innovation; and
     
  • participating jointly at trade fairs.

Dr Michael Effing, Chairman of the AVK and Managing Director of AMAC, has been elected Chairman of Composites Germany, a role which will rotate each year between the member associations.

"Composites are a key technology for Germany and this technology has to stay," he says.

"Especially in the field of lightweight materials and integrated production technologies for high wage count ries it is important that the four leading composites organisations work closely together and represent the interests of their members with one voice."

Dr Elmar Witten, Managing Director of the AVK, has been elected Spokesman for the Management of Composites Germany.