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28/10/14

VDMA interview about TTIP: ‘Free trade is the basis for growth and prosperity’

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.

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18/10/14

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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28/10/14
VDMA interview about TTIP: ‘Free trade is the basis for gr...
18/10/14
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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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