The ADK formulates and coordinates collective bargaining, labor and social law, and labor science issues for the future of the industry.
Industry-specific governing bodies:
The German Institute for Rubber Technology (DIK) is one of the world's leading research and development centers for rubber and, as an independent research institution, cooperates closely with Leibniz Universität Hannover and industry
The common goal of the more than 1,000 personal and corporate members of the DKG is to promote research and development in the field of elastomers and to spread knowledge about this.
The wdk is an organization of 120 German manufacturers of tires and technical elastomer products and their suppliers. Measured in terms of industry sales, the wdk represents around 85% of the German rubber industry.
The Reapir Café Gelnhausen
Since January 2021, the Repair Café of BUND Gelnhausen is located on the first floor of our administration building. Together with expert volunteers, electronic and mechanical household appliances, consumer electronics and many other things can be repaired here once a month. The aim of the Repair Café is to extend the lifetime of consumer goods and thus avoid waste and conserve resources.
Technical school for plastics and rubber technology
As a member of the Fördervereins zur kautschuk- und kunststofftechnischen Berufsausbildung e.V. (Association for the Promotion of Vocational Training in Rubber and Plastics Technology), we actively participate in the promotion of young professionals in the region.
We regularly support:
The foundation Kinderzukunft has been providing sustainable help for children in need since 1988.In addition to numerous worldwide projects, it maintains its own children's villages in Guatemala, Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina. There, children are not only provided with a safe home and basic necessities, but also with a sound school education and vocational training as a basis for a later life without poverty.