WELCOME to the Municipal Vehicles and Equipment Industry Association (VAK)

The VAK member companies develop and produce innovative, energy-efficient and resource-saving equipment and municipal vehicles. In this way, they create values for all interest groups: customers, stakeholders, employees and society as a whole.

The member companies are organised in five technical working committees in which the manufacturers, suppliers of accessories and truck manufacturers work together on specific topics.

The executive committee comprises the president and five executive committee members who are also chairpersons of the working committees which discuss subjects of relevance to the industry and develop solutions. Technical experts bring together the expertise of around 80 member companies and represent their interests in national and international markets.

> Refuse Collection Vehicles
> Roll-Off Tippers, Skiploaders, Containers and Cranes
> Liquid Waste Disposal and Pipe Cleaning Systems
> Road-Sweeping Vehicles and Devices
> Snow-Clearing and Gritting Vehicles and Devices


The VAK has organised a joint pavilion for all its members at IFAT – the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management. We act as an endorsing sponsor of IFAT and maintain close relations with its organiser, Messe München, as well as all other partner associations, such as BDE, VKU, VDMA and DWA.  

Members can participate in the joint VAK pavilion tent in the outdoor arena at IFAT or present their vehicles and products at the Truck in Action Show. This professionally presented live multimedia demonstration introduces the latest trends and developments in the municipal vehicles and equipment industry.

For the first time, the VAK will present an Innovation Award at IFAT 2016. This year, applications have exclusively been received from members who will present their new developments at IFAT in the form of vehicles, equipment, modules, components and control systems. From 2018 onwards, industry-related firms and universities can also take part in the competition.  

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Helmut Schmeh wird neuer VAK Präsident


Helmut Schmeh wird zum 28. April 2017 neuer Präsident des Verbandes der Arbeitsgeräte und Kommunalfahrzeug-Industrie e.V. (VAK e.V.). Oliver Dippold übernimmt die Position als Vize-Präsident.


Swingo 200+ Koanda räumt die Goldmedaille ab

Die Kompaktkehrmaschine von Schmidt überzeugt beim Neuheitenwettbewerb an der demopark.


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WasteExpo 2017

09.-11.Mai 2017 New Orleans


Bundeskongress der VKU-Sparte Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung VKS

30. und 31. Mai 2017 in Berlin


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VAK Training: Aufbaukehrmaschine

Div. Termine und Orte mehr>

VAK Seminar: Organisations- und Personalentwicklung im Fuhrpark

21. Juni 2017 in Essen mehr>

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