BTGA – A portrait
The Bundesindustrieverband Technische Gebäudeausrüstung, BTGA for short, is one of the oldest business organisations in Germany. It was founded as early as 1898 in Munich as the Association of German Central Heating Industry (VDCI). The founding fathers were Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rietschel, Prof. Hartmann and Kommerzienrat Henneberg. Names that still have a good reputation in the industry today. With the years there were some name changes, until the association was registered 2012 with the current designation into the register of associations.
Today, the association works as an umbrella association of industrially oriented and plant producing companies of the technical building equipment with their own engineering capacities as well as with supra-regional or even international activity. The organisation consists of 8 regional associations as well as direct and supporting members and currently comprises around 500 large and medium-sized companies with a total of approx. 47,000 employees. The BTGA sees itself as a representation of the interests of its industry and ensures that the concentrated engineering knowledge of its member companies is incorporated into the social discussion and the government’s decision-making on important issues of current and future development in our country and the European Community.
The fields of work of the Bundesindustrieverband Technische Gebäudeausrüstung
The association concentrates primarily on the areas of technology, vocational training, collective bargaining and social policy, business, law, standardization and public relations. Appropriate committees and central committees have been set up to deal with these diverse tasks, in which representatives from the federal states or larger regions participate. These bodies and committees are in detail the:
- Central Vocational Training Committee
- Central Social Policy Committee
- Central Technical Committee
- Central Economic Committee
- Committee of Experts on Legal Affairs
The advisory board of the member companies has a special role to play here, as the members can make suggestions directly and outside the specialist committees and report on serious problems.
Head office of the association
The office is still located at its long-standing headquarters in Bonn. Since 2014 there has also been a TGA representative office in the Berlin House of the Federal Press Conference. The BTGA operates the representative office together with the other 3 leading industry associations Fachverband Gebäude-Klima e.V. (FGK). (FGK), the Federal Association of the German Heating Industry (BDH) and the Association of Ventilation and Air Conditioning Manufacturers (RLT). This ensures a joint, coordinated appearance of all industry representatives and a short route to the contact persons at political parties and the government as well as the ministries.
The Felderer AG in the Federal Association for Technical Building Equipment
We at Felderer do not see ourselves as an isolated individual company, but as part of the industry and thus of the entire society of our country. We would like to contribute our experience and technical knowledge to the solution of the social tasks and problems facing us. Climate change, which can no longer be denied, and the necessity of using energy- and environmentally friendly solutions are just two keywords. Felderer offers innovative and energy-efficient solutions for all questions around air handling components. We are convinced that we can best apply our experience and solutions in associations and in cooperation with other responsible industry companies. For this reason, we have been a supporting member of the Bundesverband Technische Gebäudeausrüstung since May 2017.