Verband der Keramischen Industrie e.V. (VKI)
of German Manufactures in the German Industry (Verband der Keramischen
Industrie e.V. (VKI) has evolved from two organizations:
the Association of Bavarian Porcelain Manufacturers founded
at Selb in 1898 and the Association of German Porcelainware
Manufacturers headquartered in Berlin until 1945.
a German industrial association with nationwide functions,
and a Bavarian regional employers' association for the following
- Porcelain pottery and decorative products
- Crockery and earthenware
- Technical ceramics
VKI represents and promotes the interests of its member companies
in the economic and social policy arena and in official wage
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Via the "Federation of the German Fine Ceramic Industry"
(AKI), the German Ceramic Industry Association is a member
of the Federal Association of German Industry [(BDI)
Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie] and the Confederation
of German Employers' Associations [(BDA)
Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände].
It is also a direct member of the European Union of Ceramics
VKI also supports the following organizations: