Goudsmit Magnetics Group has been a member of German Engineering Association VDMA since 2016. The VDMA represents around 3200 leading medium-sized companies in the capital goods industry, making it the largest industry association in Europe. It represents the shared financial, technical and scientific interests of the mechanical engineering industry, especially with respect to national and international authorities and business groups. For the purposes of safeguarding of their interests, members are entitled to instruction, advice and assistance.
VDMA's membership covers the entire process chain – everything having to do with machine and system construction, including the related tools and components, as well as process, production, drive-train and automation engineering, office and information technology, software, and product-related services. The association reflects the diverse customer-supplier relationships along the whole value chain and promotes sector-specific and overarching cooperation.
VDMA is divided into 38 trade associations, with branch offices in Berlin and Brussels. There are also liaison offices in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia. In addition, there are international committees and forums, six national associations and several service organizations.