Bundesverband der deutschen Sicherheits- und Verteidigungsindustrie

Centrally located at Friedrichstraße in an inconspicuous building, Bundesverband der Deutschen Sicherheits- und Verteidigungsindustrie (BDSV) carries out some of the most decisive lobbying activities for the armament industry. The BDSV e.V. can best be characterized as a trade group of the most important German arms manufacturers.1 Through the association, the interests of more than 220 companies, like e.g. Heckler & Koch, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann & Co., Rheinmetall, Diehl Defence & Co. und thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, are being politically and publicly represented.2
Address: Friedrichstraße 60, 10117 Berlin

1 See Bank, Heidi/ Deckwirth, Christina/ Lange, Timo/ Müller, Ulrich (Ed.): LobbyPlanet Berlin. Der Reiseführer durch den Lobbydschungel, Köln 2015, p. 44
2 According to the official website of the BDSV e.V (last access: 15.02.2019)