Verband der Deutschen Lederindustrie e.V.

Our national memberships

  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (Federation of German Industry)  (BDI)
  • Forschungsgemeinschaft Leder e.V. (Leather Research Association)  (FGL)
  • Verein für Gerberei-Chemie- und Technik e.V. (Association for Tannery Chemistry and Technology)  (VGCT)
  • Verein zur Förderung des Forschungsinstituts für Leder- und Kunstledertechnologie gGmbH e.V. (Support Association for the Research Institute of Leather and Plastic Sheeting)  (FVLK)

Our international memberships

The VDL is a member of the European tanners’ association COTANCE in Brussels and the International Council of Tanners (ICT) based in Great Britain.

VDL management

1. Chairperson: Thomas Strebost
Representatives: Thomas Heinen und Thomas Bee
Managing Director: Andreas Meyer


VDL brochure

Information brochure

You will find comprehensive information, history and interesting details about leather in the VDL information brochure, which you can download here:

Download: VDL Information brochure

The printed brochure is available from the VDL for a nominal fee of EUR 4.00. Please submit your order with shipping address to: