VDMA interview about TTIP: ‘The Americans most certainly are envious of our harmonised standards in Europe’
30/10/14 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement between the European Union and the USA has polarised society. The mechanical and plant engineering industry welcomes the planned creation of a large economic area without tariff barriers, but with common regulations and standards for more than 800 million people. In a series of interviews, the VDMA gives representatives from the various sub-sectors of mechanical engineering the chance to have their say about TTIP.
Lightweight construction is pure functional integration
24/10/14 Interview with Rolf Trippler, managing director of Hennecke GmbH. The Sankt Augustin-based firm develops and builds polyurethane processing plant and machinery.
Ten Years OE-A – A Success Story
23/10/14 OE-A, the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. A look at the progress of the technology and the important impact the OE-A has had on it.
A week after his appointment as EU Commissioner for Digital Economy, Günther Oettinger is already on the right track in the view of VDMA. In an interview with “Welt am Sonntag”, Oettinger promised to drive forward the digitalization of industry over the coming five years. “Industry 4.0 must not just be a buzzword” .
With the election of Mrs. Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik, for the first time in its long history the VDMA Textile Machinery Association will be chaired by a woman.