The German Powder and Bulk Association (in German Deutscher Schüttgut-Industrie Verband e.V., abbreviated DSIV registered association) is an interest group of persons and companies working in various fields of the powder and bulk industry: production, warehousing, transportation and handling. The Association supports exchange of ideas and best practice within its members and provides information on technical issues.
A foundation of a German Association on Powder and Bulk was long overdue. Over 1,000 companies in the German speaking countries work closely with powder and bulk handling industries. The spectrum ranges from facility planning to powder and bulk handling components suppliers. Powder and bulk handling industries themselves represent a wide variety of branches, e.g. pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, mining, food industries etc. Estimated 60,000 employees are working with bulk and powder materials: from winter service vehicle drivers to pharmaceutical production technicians.
The Association represents interests of both persons and companies and offers benefits to both membership groups. DSIV safeguards companies´ interests in the dialogue with institutions and economy as a whole. Qualification, information and training of junior employees and management personnel is the Association´s main task.