- Partner Association
Hans P Munster, President
Ralf Schmitz, Managing Director of the Association
The VDM (Association of German Metal Traders) – founded 1907 – is a modern service federation which, as the federal association of the Non-Ferrous Metal Wholesale and Recyling Traders, offers an extensive range of services to more than 135 member companies. The VDM is a member of the Federal Association of German Wholesale and Foreign Trade (BGA); the Bureau of international Recycling (BIR), the worldwide body representing the overall recycling industry; and the European Metal Trade and Recycling Foundation (EUROMETREC), which represents the interest of the national sectors at the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels.
Lobbying in Berlin, Bonn and Brussels; information about LME in London; weekly price bulletins; training on materials science, exchanges, recycling technologies etc; meetings of Metal Traders; individual advice on special topics; assistance with preparation for certification; arbitration board and proceedings.