Verband der Deutschen Lederindustrie e.V.

Welcome to the trade association of the German leather industry

The Verband der Deutschen Lederindustrie e.V. (German Leather Federation) (VDL) considers itself a service provider for the entire leather sector. Protecting and representing the economic and political interests of leather producers is our primary mission.

The VDL is your competent contact for the following services:

  • Point of contact for and organisation of expert committees in the industry
  • Politico-economic and business management matters
  • Information on industry statistics and market data
  • Organisation of pre-competitive leather research
  • Information on environmental and consumer protection
  • Standardisation, quality assurance and fair competition
  • Contact for upstream and downstream economic sectors
  • Trade fair management
  • Information on training and continuing education
  • International representation of interests