VDB & BTS – Two Associations
for a strong Railway Industry

Geschäftsführer des VDB e.V General Manager of VDB e.V.

Geschäftsführer des VDB e.V
General Manager of VDB e.V.

Zug DigitalThe German Railway Industry Association (VDB) is pleased to be joining forces with BTS Rail Saxony – for a strong and sustainable Railway Industry. Cross-association cooperation and trusting exchange of technical know-how are strong assets to create a favourable business environment for our member companies. It increases the industry’s competitiveness, its visibility and assertiveness. The VDB stands for sustainable mobility: efficient, climate friendly, socially responsible.

Our industry aspires to set standards around the globe. However, it faces obstacles:

  • European integration must be realised through a harmonisation of rail traffic control systems, more efficient
    authorisation procedures as well as through European research programmes.
  • International competition must remain fair and free. A global “Level Playing Field” must be established
    to this end.
  • The transport sector has not lowered its emission levels since 1990. Only a customer-friendly, efficient rail
    service can motivate people to switch from road to eco-friendly rail transportation.

The sector’s challenges must be tackled jointly. Cooperation enables the exchange of professional expertise. To
this end, the BTS and the VDB can collaborate within a diverse field of possibilities:

  • Coordinated Public Relations
  • Common Workshops as well as Further Education and Training Opportunities
  • Common Support of Initiatives, (e.g. “Schienenjobs.de”)
  • International Market Development through customized delegation trips and participation in foreign trade fairs
  • Joint Events