VDMA: Fall in the rouble makes future unpredictable
18/12/14 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.
LOPEC 2015 Demo Line – Live production at the fair: Electroluminescent film by the meter
17/12/14 Thousands of electronic elements printed onto film or paper in a few hours: A Demo Line at LOPEC 2015 in Munich will show how it's done. During the fair, a complete production line will produce glowing examples of printed electronics "to go".
VDMA: Wind industry rolls out its safety culture initiative in 2015
17/12/14 Wind turbine manufacturers and subcontractors stand shoulder to shoulder to establish their own safety culture. Leading enterprises will be using video und printed information material to reinforce and disseminate their common position on safety issues across the industry in 2015.
The big task for the new EU Trade Commissioner, Sweden’s Cecilia Malmström, is to make the TTIP a reality – and she believes Germany holds the key.
VDMA sees the EU2030 climate objectives as an important signal for investment in eco-friendly technologies.