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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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11/09/14

VDMA: Decline of European industry is alarming and dangerous

VDMA urges the European Commission and the German government to intensify their efforts in the reindustrialization of Europe. “An industrial share of 15.1 per cent is alarming and dangerous. Germany for example suffered less than other countries during the economic crises because its strong industry stabilized the whole economy,” says Thilo Brodtmann, VDMA’s Deputy Executive Director.

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10/09/14

VDMA: Oettinger becomes Commissioner for the future of industry

VDMA welcomes Günther Oettinger’s nomination as the next EU Commissioner for the digital economy. The associations expect Oettinger to build a framework for the digitalization of the European industry. Industry 4.0, the combination of mechanical engineering and IT, is regarded as the promising future of industry and will help to secure jobs in Europe.

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01/09/14

Incoming orders July 2014 - International growth, domestic decline

In July 2014, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering industry in Germany stagnated compared to the previous year. The VDMA German Engineering Association announced in Frankfurt on Monday that domestic business fell by six percent and international business was up four percent year-on-year.

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01/10/14
VDMA: A solid zero in August – mechanical engineering comp...
11/09/14
VDMA: Decline of European industry is alarming and dangerous
10/09/14
VDMA: Oettinger becomes Commissioner for the future of ind...
01/09/14
Incoming orders July 2014 - International growth, domestic...
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Wind industry takes the initiative for more safety

01/10/14 According to the European Risk Observatory on occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector the wind industry reported 1,370 accidents. 'But it’s not just numbers. There are human beings behind every accident, every incident, every near-miss!’ said Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, chairman of the steering committee for wind turbines of VDMA Power Systems.

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3D printing makes machinery manufacturers thirsty for knowledge

30/09/14 • More than 100 participants from machinery manufacturing companies and user industries at the VDMA “Additive Manufacturing“ Technology Day at Denkendorf • A lot of interest in “Game changer 3D printing”

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“Made in Germany” still has pulling power

25/09/14 Functional integration lowers costs and safeguards the country’s manufacturing base – Interview with Ralf Simon, managing director of Nordson BGK and Heiko Weber, Head of Project Management at Herbold Meckesheim GmbH.

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