About us

Welcome to the German Association of the Plastics Converters (GKV).GKV is the umbrella organisation of the German plastics converting industry

As an umbrella organisation it brings together and represents the common interests of its member organisations and acts as a voice to politicians and the public.

The German Plastics Converting Industry with an annual turnover of about 72,5 billion Euro and over 319.264 employees in 2.997 enterprises is one of the most important economic sectors in Germany.

The predominantly medium-sized companies of our sector are characterized by high level of innovation and a diverse range of products. Plastics are converted into packaging, builders' ware, technical parts, semi-finished products, consumer goods and many other products.