Legal DKG members
can become all companies, research institutes and associations from Germany and abroad.

As a registered association in Germany (e.V.), the DKG is a recognized professional association. You can therefore claim a membership fee as a business expense for tax purposes, if applicable (Possible framework condition: Only, if you are liable to pay tax in Germany with your company.).

Please print out the application and send it by e-mail to 

When joining the Society, permanent employees of legal members have acquired the right to participate at legal member conditions in all further education and training measures for which DKG is the organizer or co-organizer.

Other benefits that are interesting for you:

  • Take advantage of the DKG offers in the Foreign Trade Fair Program (APM) of the Ausstellungs- u. Messe-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. (AUMA). As an association and top organization of the German economy, the DKG is listed in the APM distribution list of AUMA. Only the organizations listed here can submit applications for the inclusion of foreign trade fairs via AUMA to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) / Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). You can find out here which forms of participation by the federal government are available for such foreign trade fairs. 
  • Take advantage of the ceramic DKG online job market. Your company is looking for (ceramic) specialists, researchers, PhD students or students? The costs for advertisements in the DKG online job market are included in the membership fee for members, only a processing fee (approx. 40 EUR/per advertisement plus VAT) is charged.
  • Take advantage of the association magazine cfi/Berichte der DKG. With the association magazine, free of charge for members, you will have the latest information on the industry. Application-oriented articles on products and materials of the ceramics and supplier industries are the thematic focus. Promote your company and/or products; publications in the association magazine may be subject to discounted rates for members.
  • Take advantage of the reduced subscription prices for international ceramic journals, for example the Journal of the European Ceramic Society (printed and electronic subscriptions).
  • Take advantage of the (confidential) offer and customer referral services provided by the company. If requested by you, DKG will inform third parties specifically in case of material or product inquiries. We establish contacts to potential suppliers and/or customers for you – without you/your company having to appear personally in the first phase. Should your interests coincide with the offer portfolio of the contact person, we will be happy to pass on your contact details after consultation with you.
  • Take advantage of exclusive access to specialist information through active participation of your employees in DKG specialist committees. Scientific studies show that only companies that participate in joint activities and that also seek dialogue with competitors are the more successful in the market.
  • Take advantage of the DKG offers for further education and training, conferences and events. All permanent employees of your company can receive discounted participation conditions for DKG events.
  • Use the DKG as your professional association. The DKG is not only a point of contact between industry, science and academia, and thus a unique source of information in the ceramic field. The society also functions as a ceramic professional association and represents the interests of its members at the political level; with other associations also the general interests of the ceramic supplier industries.

Below you will find companies, research institutes and associations from the DKG network. Our suggestion: If you still need support for the decision to become a member - contact us personally via the business office or get information about the DKG from one of our members.