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17/10/14

VDMA organises TTIP Trade Policy lunch in Brussels

The machinery industry would benefit significantly from a free trade agreement between the EU and the US. To promote this message, VDMA organised a TTIP trade policy lunch in Brussels on 15 October where the agreements's potential for the industry was discussed.

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01/10/14

VDMA: A solid zero in August – mechanical engineering companies want growth in 2015

Incoming orders in the mechanical engineering industry in Germany stagnated in August 2014 compared with the previous year. The VDMA German Engineering Association announced in Frankfurt on Wednesday that domestic business expanded by 19 percent, and international business was down nine percent year-on-year.

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30/09/14

VDMA: Oettinger Takes the Right Focus on Industry 4.0

In his hearing in front of the European Parliament, Günther Oettinger has stated that he wants to approach the right issues as EU Commissioner for digital economy and society. Oettinger underlined the importance of Industry 4.0 for Europe and named the machinery sector as its key industry. “It is about more than just the ICT industry”

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29/09/14

VDMA: new Trade Commissioner Malmström gives TTIP new Momentum

VDMA hopes for new momentum in the negotiations on the free trade agreement (TTIP) after the nomination of Cecilia Malmström as new EU Commissioner for trade. After a difficult first few months of negotiations between the EU and the US, VDMA regards the Swedish commissioner as the right choice for establishing public trust in the benefits of transatlantic free trade.

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17/10/14
VDMA organises TTIP Trade Policy lunch in Brussels
01/10/14
VDMA: A solid zero in August – mechanical engineering comp...
30/09/14
VDMA: Oettinger Takes the Right Focus on Industry 4.0
29/09/14
VDMA: new Trade Commissioner Malmström gives TTIP new Mome...
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Additive Manufacturing at the Mechanical Engineering Summit

22/10/14 • 7th German Mechanical Engineering Summit gathers 3D printing experts from mechanical and plant engineering, research, and the user sector • Additive manufacturing between the poles of industrial use and basic research

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Optimistic about glasstec

21/10/14 German manufacturers of glass machinery and equipment can look back on while not rosy, stable business growth over the past two years. Turnover for the sector is estimated to stand at approx. Euro 850 m.

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VDMA: New growth opportunities provide optimism

21/10/14 “We are forecasting sales of EUR 210 billion for 2014,” commented VDMA President Dr Reinhold Festge at the Association’s press conference at the 7th Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin. This would be the highest level of sales ever recorded by the mechanical engineering industry. Ten years ago, in 2004, sales in the mechanical engineering industry amounted to EUR 143 billion. “This represents growth of 46% in a decade,” Festge observed.

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