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13/01/15

Incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector November 2014 – Setback in November

In November 2014, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering industry in Germany were down ten percent on the previous year. The VDMA German Engineering Association announced in Frankfurt on Tuesday that domestic business fell by nine percent and international business was down 11 percent year-on-year.

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29/12/14

VDMA: Fall in the rouble makes future unpredictable

The depreciation of the rouble and a lack of investment activity have been impacting German mechanical engineering companies’ business in Russia since mid-2013. In the first three quarters of 2014, mechanical engineering exports to Russia fell by 16% to EUR 4.9 billion. The current fall in the rouble significantly exacerbates the situation for mechanical engineering firms operating in Russia and means that investments are unlikely to pick up in the near future.

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18/12/14

VDMA: Mechanical engineering achieves production record of EUR 199 billion in 2014

German machinery and plant manufacturers are confirming the production forecast of 1% for 2014 that they first issued in the summer. “In the first ten months of the year, production of machinery and plants in Germany was up 1.0% year-on-year in real terms. We are therefore very optimistic that we will achieve our forecast,” explained VDMA President Dr Reinhold Festge at the Association’s annual press conference in Frankfurt on Thursday.

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03/12/14

How Europe can succeed with Industry 4.0

The EU sees Industry 4.0 as a chance to lead Europe’s economy to greater prosperity. On 3 December, Commissioner Oettinger explained his plans for Industry 4.0 in Europe at an event in the permanent representation of Baden Württemberg in Brussels together with VDMA’s former president, Manfred Wittenstein, who expressed his view on the future of mechanical engineering.

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Onshore wind energy 2014: Record 4,750 megawatt rise in installations in Germany

29/01/15 Additional volume is due to the allocation of land for wind farms and the special legal situation in Germany in 2014. Number of turbines dismantled and replaced by more efficient machines has also reached an all-time high. German wind industry well positioned in booming global market. Reliable political framework needed for continued expansion in order to meet government targets.

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First steps towards a mechanical engineering chapter in TTIP

29/01/15 The free trade agreement with the U.S. could cut export costs by up to 20% for mechanical engineering companies. Now, first steps have been taken to ensure that the mechanical engineering industry is adequately taken into account in TTIP.

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Award for PrintPromotion Calendar 2015

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