Verband kommunaler Unternehmen (VKU)

Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU) is theĀ German Association of Local Public Utilities of municipally determined infrastructure undertakings and economic enterprises. These are companies that provide services of general interest in Germany within the framework of local self-government. Working in the context of an economic system driven by competition, they serve the interests of citizens by maintaining a service structure that counteracts the forces of market concentration and forms an integral part of Germany’s social market economy.