Welcome to the Association of the German Wood-Based Panel Industry (VHI)

As an industrial association, VHI represents the professional, economic and technical interests of the manufacturers of particleboards, MDF, and OSB as well as plywood, Wood-Polymer-Composite (WPC) and internal doors.

The focuses of its activities are:

  • Supervision of the entrepreneurs’ platforms and the working groups.
  • Processing and interpretation of branch-specific market data.
  • Monitoring of economic developments as well as of legislative and regulatory activities.
  • Consulting with regard to economic, technical and political issues.
  • Creation of common standards and directives.
  • Public relations.


With an annual turnover of 4,71 bill. EUR (+8 %) in 2014 and 12.000 employees, the German wood-based panel industry is the market leader in Europe. With 6.600 employees, the German internal doors industry achieves an annual turnover over 1 bill. EUR.