Federation of the German wood and plastics processing industry and related branches of industry (HDH)

The HDH (Hauptverband der Holz und Kunststoffe verarbeitenden Industrie) is the head association of the German woodworking and plastic industries with special associations, regional associations and confederacy associations as members. The largest special association in the HDH is the VDM (Verband der Deutschen Möbelindustrie), the association of the German furniture industries. Further pillars of the German woodworking industries are, apart from the furniture industry, the build near range and wood-based industry. Also represented by the HDH or its regional associations are the numerous member companies of the plastics processing industry, for example in the manufacture of construction elements or other plastic components. The primary task of HDH and VDM is to look after the economical, political and technical interests of the German woodworking- and furniture industry against the politics, the trade unions and the public. HDH and VDM is the contact organisation for the companies in their sectors.