VDZ gGmbH – Research ■ Technology

The non-profit organisation VDZ gGmbH pools the joint activities of German cement manufacturers in order to promote knowledge, technology and research and development in the field of manufacture and use of hydraulic binders. VDZ gGmbH has 140 years of experience in research, and collects and develops new findings in order to:

  • Ensure the performance of cement and concrete
  • Tap into new fields of application for cement-bound building materials
  • Combat difficulties in the manufacture and use of cement and cement-bound building materials
  • Investigate use of alternative input materials in manufacturing cement and concrete
  • Improve the performance of kilns and grinding plants
  • Reduce energy consumption in cement manufacture
  • Reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other substances that have an impact on the climate and environment in cement manufacture
  • Carry out ecological assessment of cement-bound building materials

In addition, researchers from VDZ convey these findings to VDZ's member companies, authorities, universities and the public. Issues of standardisation and quality assurance play a special role. At the same time, VDZ's experts work to improve environmental protection and promote industrial safety measures. With its training programme VDZ offers seminars, workshops, online options and training courses lasting several weeks as a comprehensive further education offering for the quarrying industry. In order to fulfil its tasks, VDZ gGmbH provides services in the fields of environmental and operating technology, chemistry and mineralogy and concrete and concrete constituents.


Dr. Volker Hoenig

Dr Volker Hoenig

+49-211-45 78-254

+49-211-45 78-400


Dr. Christoph Müller

Dr Christoph Müller

+49-211-45 78-351

+49-211-45 78-296

Quality standards

The management system of VDZ gGmbH is certified by DQS according to ISO 9001.

Furthermore, the VDZ gGmbH is accredited by the Germany's National Accreditation Body (DAkkS) according to



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