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Sep 27, 2018, 08:53 ET Mattes: IAA Commercial Vehicles Exceeds our Expectations

Leading international trade show sets new standards with 435 world premieres and 282,000 sq m - Very many purchasing agreements - Focus on...


Sep 18, 2018, 07:11 ET Mattes: IAA Presents Entire Commercial Vehicle Sector Full of Anticipation

Statement delivered by Bernhard Mattes, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the IAA opening press conference in...


Jul 19, 2018, 16:15 ET Statement by Bernhard Mattes, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the Public Hearing of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Bernhard Mattes delivered a statement at the Public Hearing of the U.S. Department of Commerce on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of...


May 01, 2018, 04:00 ET VDA: Driving Tomorrow - Commercial Vehicle Industry Drives the Mobility of Tomorrow

- 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles with new slogan, key visual and conference format - VDA President Mattes: Healthy economy supports the IAA - Focus on...


Jan 15, 2018, 10:18 ET VDA: German OEMs Increase Market Share in the US

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) announces that sales in the US rose by a good 1 percent to 1.35 million new vehicles. The...


Sep 11, 2017, 11:59 ET Wissmann: The IAA Stands for "Future now"

Statement delivered by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the IAA's opening press conference ...


Jan 09, 2017, 08:25 ET Matthias Wissmann, President of the VDA, States: German Automotive Industry has Strong Production in the US

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) announces "model offensive" for electric mobility and an increasing share of the light truck...


Sep 29, 2016, 08:44 ET Wissmann: IAA Has Exceeded Our Expectations

Statement delivered by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the final IAA press conference on...


Sep 22, 2016, 10:18 ET Wissmann: The IAA Opens Wide the Window on the Future of Transport and Logistics

"Stars of the Year 2017" awards at the IAA Media Night "This IAA Commercial Vehicles opens wide the window on the future of transport, logistics and...


Sep 22, 2016, 07:27 ET 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover - The World's Largest Mobility Trade Show Opens its Doors

Wissmann: New Ideas are Driving This Industry "We are living in times of huge change - and it is the companies that are shaping it - with more than...


Sep 19, 2016, 06:09 ET Wissmann: We Are Very Confident as We Go to Hannover

66th IAA Commercial Vehicles is About to Start: 332 World Premieres - 2013 Exhibitors From 52 Countries - Megatrends: Digitization, Electric Mobility ...


Sep 05, 2016, 04:04 ET Wissmann: IAA Drives Digitization Forward

Statement delivered by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the IAA advance web press...


Aug 24, 2016, 10:45 ET Invitation to the VDA's Pre-IAA Live Web Press Conference on September 2, 2016

The International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicles in Hannover is the world's most important trade show for transport, logistics and mobility....


Aug 11, 2016, 11:47 ET Commercial Vehicles on the Way to Digital Transformation

Experience the megatrends of the future: digitization and electric mobility - IAA Commercial Vehicles with New Mobility World logistics The 66th IAA...


Aug 03, 2016, 09:53 ET Wissmann: IAA Commercial Vehicles as Platform for Digital Transformation

Preparations for the most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics running at top speed - 2,000 exhibitors - New Mobility World...


Jan 11, 2016, 08:56 ET Wissmann: German Manufacturers Increase US Sales to Around 1.4 Million Light Vehicles

"The economic situation is healthy as this auto show - the most important one for the US - takes place. Estimates put growth of the gross domestic...


Sep 25, 2015, 12:02 ET Wissmann: More Visitors, More World Premieres, More Exhibitors - This IAA is a Resounding Success

The 66th IAA Cars ends at 7 p.m. on Sunday. "This IAA is recording more visitors, more world premieres and more exhibitors than the IAA two years ago....


Sep 17, 2015, 08:07 ET Wissmann: IAA is the Great Showcase for Tomorrow's Digital Mobility

The world's most important trade fair shows that the digitization of mobility is the mega topic driving the automotive industry forward with...


Sep 15, 2015, 05:26 ET 219 World Premieres - 1,103 Exhibitors from 39 Countries - Megatrend Connectivity

Statement delivered by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the IAA's opening press conference ...


Jan 12, 2015, 08:09 ET German Manufacturers Increase US Sales to Nearly 1.4 million Light Vehicles

In 2014 the German manufacturers pushed up their sales of light vehicles on the US market to almost 1.4 million units (+2 percent), stressed Matthias ...


Sep 20, 2013, 09:07 ET Wissmann: This IAA is a Total Success

Electric mobility and connectivity form the focus - 159 world premiers - weekend visitors expected to stream in again The IAA ends on Sunday at 7 p.m....


Jan 14, 2013, 09:19 ET Statement by Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), at the VDA's Press Conference in Detroit on 14 January, 2013

The results from the automotive year 2012 here in the USA are positive through and through for the German manufacturers and suppliers. We are...


Jan 03, 2013, 10:49 ET VDA Press Conference in Detroit on 14 January 2013

The Detroit Motor Show - the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - will take place in Detroit (MI), USA, from 14 to 27 January 2013. The...


Dec 12, 2012, 04:00 ET German Automotive Companies Start Clean-diesel Offensive in USA

Economical, clean, and powerful - joint website for diesels Six German automotive companies - the passenger car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler,...


Sep 28, 2012, 09:50 ET World's Largest Mobility Trade Fair Closes, Recording Huge Rise in Visitors - 354 World Premieres is a New Record

Wissmann: The 64th IAA Commercial Vehicles is a resounding success! Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my pleasure to welcome you most cordially to our...