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VDMA: EU proposals on cybersecurity are well-intended but poor in terms of implementation
“The proposals for a legal framework for cybersecurity published by the EU Commission in autumn fail to address many challenges and to some extent put forward the wrong solutions,” said Naemi Denz, Member of the VDMA Executive Directorate at the meeting of the VDMA Technology Policy Steering Group in Frankfurt. The VDMA therefore argues that the proposals from the EU Commission require considerable further development.
COP 23: Shipping Industry Demands a “Maritime Energy Transition”
VDMA: No Alternatives to International Climate Protection - Demands for Increased Commitment from IMO - Shipping Must Be Emission-Free in the Long Term
COP 23: Climate Agreement is in the Industry’s Best Interest
VDMA: No Alternatives to International Climate Protection. • Europe Can Only Achieve Climate Goals with Efficient Emissions Trading System
VDMA: Germany must not isolate itself
Mechanical engineers in Germany expect the new government will set the correct economic course immediately after its constitution. VDMA President, Carl Martin Welcker spoke to journalists at the 9th German Maschinenbau-Gipfel (Mechanical Engineering Summit) in Berlin: “We reject isolation tendencies and backwards-looking policies, irrespective of their complexion! Mechanical engineering and the entire German industry thrives on its cosmopolitan outlook and any reversal here would damage our society and our well-being,” Welcker reiterated.
South Korea’s visa policy derails progress and inhibits bilateral trade
South Korea’s current visa policy is turning out to be a burden for the mechanical engineering industry in Germany. Excellent ties, both on a personal and business level, are essential for successful business with the Republic of Korea.
EU reaches good compromise on protection against Chinese dumping
The EU has reached a compromise in negotiations to protect against Chinese dumping. European companies will finally be able to plan reliably if the proposal before the WTO is accepted.

News

13.11.2017
Good times for the European agricultural machinery industry – profitable harvests and reasonable prices for agricultural products, particularly milk and forage crops, have fuelled the demand for innovative agricultural machinery and tractors in numerous key markets.
07.11.2017
VDMA IMPULS Study: Industrial goods sector differs greatly from the consumer goods sector - Higher costs occur, innovations are inhibited
02.11.2017
In September, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector continued their growth trajectory, gaining around 12 percent in real terms in comparison with the previous year.
26.10.2017
The construction equipment and building material machine industry is performing well so far in 2017. “Although there is more chaos in the world today than ever before, we have thus far managed to cope with all the challenges that have come in rapid succession,” emphasized Johann Sailer, Chairman of the VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association at the Association’s general meeting on October 26 in Düsseldorf.
20.10.2017
VDMA views with cautious optimism the fact that the remaining EU Member States are willing to start preparations to negotiate the future trading relationship between the EU and UK.
16.10.2017
Exports increased in the first half of 2017 • Top 3 of the sales markets continue to grow • Focus Fakuma: Injection moulding machine exports with considerable plus
13.10.2017
People travel, use raw materials and live with digitalization. People need clean air. But how is all this being assured? On www.mensch-maschine-fortschritt.de, the VDMA presents four new multimedia reports with answers to questions that arise in our daily lives.
11.10.2017
Batteries are not only of crucial significance for E-Mobility - they are one of the key technologies. Against this background it is absolutely necessary to further develop the battery as an important power-component and to lower its costs in the future.
04.10.2017
Increase in turnover in 2017 and promising outlook for 2018 for the sector
27.09.2017
All quiet on the eurozone front. Good framework conditions in spite of some risk factors. The German Valve Manufacturers Association anticipates a moderate increase in turnover of 3 per cent.
27.09.2017
Exports to China and the United States are picking up again. Better framework conditions than in 2016. Risk factors remain. The German Valve Manufacturers Association anticipates a moderate increase in turnover of 2 to 3 per cent.
VDMA raises its 2017 growth forecast for the German robotics and automation industry from 7 to 11 percent.
19.09.2017
VDMA takes a positive view of the efforts by the European Commission to find a common approach to IT security. Nonetheless, industry warns against costly certification that would offer buyers only the appearance of security.
18.09.2017
The engineering industry gave a basically positive assessment of the European Commission's new industrial strategy. However, now the industry is expecting more than symbolic politics.
14.09.2017
Investments by the solar industry in the thin film technology contribute disproportionately to success. Record export rate of 97 percent, incoming orders declined in the second quarter after a strong start of the year.
12.09.2017
HUSUM Wind is not only the leading trade fair in the German-speaking wind-power market, it is also a key event in a decisive time for the wind industry in Germany.
06.09.2017
To celebrate its 125-year anniversary, VDMA discussed the future of European industry with representatives from the EU institutions at an evening reception in Brussels.
06.09.2017
There is every reason for the positive mood currently enjoyed by European agricultural machinery manufacturers.
01.09.2017
After the disappointing outcome of the latest round of Brexit negotiations, the mechanical engineering association VDMA is worried about an urgently needed agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom.
29.08.2017
In the year of its 125th anniversary, the VDMA is launching its Startup Machine: a new grouping that intends to bring together start-up companies and mechanical engineering companies.
22.08.2017
In the first half of 2017, the good order situation in many countries drove the export business of mechanical and plant engineering in Germany considerably.
18.08.2017
German Federal Ministery of Agriculture and VDMA confirmed their digitisation strategy for future agribusiness.
15.08.2017
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the second round of the EEG call for tenders for onshore wind turbines.
15.08.2017
Mining machinery manufacturers from Germany are back on track, with incoming orders increasing by 45 percent in the first half of the year. Closer cooperation with Australia is set to bring further growth.
28.07.2017
We only need water for drinking, cooking and washing, right? Not even close! Water is in everything around us – from paper to clothes, computers and cars. Do you know how much water runs through your hands every day without you knowing it?
Hartmut Rauen: Mobilität braucht Maschinenbau
Dem Maschinenbau kommt bei der Mobilität von morgen eine Schlüsselrolle zu: Er ist Anbieter und Anwender von Antriebstechnologien und liefert das Know-how für deren Produktion. Der VDMA schafft Transparenz zu den unterschiedlichen Technologien und bringt Industrie und Wissenschaft in seinen Netzwerken der Industriellen Gemeinschaftsforschung zusammen.
Dr. Ralph Wiechers: Auftragseingang Sept. 2017
Im September blieb der Auftragseingang im Maschinenbau auf Wachstumskurs, die Bestellungen legten insgesamt um real 12 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr zu. Sowohl aus dem Ausland (plus 13 Prozent) als auch aus dem Inland (plus 10 Prozent) wurden mehr Orders verbucht.
Hartmut Rauen: Mobilität braucht Maschinenbau
Dem Maschinenbau kommt bei der Mobilität von morgen eine Schlüsselrolle zu: Er ist Anbieter und Anwender von Antriebstechnologien und liefert das Know-how für deren Produktion. Der VDMA schafft Transparenz zu den unterschiedlichen Technologien und bringt Industrie und Wissenschaft in seinen Netzwerken der Industriellen Gemeinschaftsforschung zusammen.
Dr. Ralph Wiechers: Auftragseingang Sept. 2017
Im September blieb der Auftragseingang im Maschinenbau auf Wachstumskurs, die Bestellungen legten insgesamt um real 12 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr zu. Sowohl aus dem Ausland (plus 13 Prozent) als auch aus dem Inland (plus 10 Prozent) wurden mehr Orders verbucht.

Must Reads

13.09.2017
Intensified cooperation with international leading trade fair for additive manufacturing - The Association demonstrates industrial applications in the User Case Area and contributes to the fair’s lecture program from November 14th to 17th, 2017, in Frankfurt
06.09.2017
The update of the ITRPV will be presented and released on September 6th, 2017 in Shanghai. The information on the technology maturity is now implemented for selected parameters.
31.05.2017
How will the world of mechanical engineering look in 2030 with respect to what today are considered to be “future materials”? Which different scenarios can be foreseen and what would their consequences be for the industry? Answers are given in the new VDMA report “Future Materials 2030” – a VDMAimpulse coverage.
29.03.2017
Please enjoy reading our latest issue of 2017.
10.02.2015
VDMA’s fears that a common European Sales Law would increase transaction costs and legal uncertainty, and would therefore not be a true added-value for companies, have been recognised by decision makers in Brussels.
Humans – Machines – Progress – The film
Machines improve our lives – on a large and small scale. Whether for our health, food or the many means of transportation that we use; whether we are looking at the ground deep below the sea or from high above – we need machines and people who utilize their skills to make the world a better place to live. That is the aim of mechanical and plant engineering. Humans – Machines – Progress.
What humans create with machines
What are the biggest challenges facing mankind? And what contribution are machines and mechanical engineers already making today to solve them? VDMA has been providing the general public with knowledge on mechanical engineering for 125 years.
The VDMA Startup Machine goes live
In the year of its 125th anniversary, the VDMA is launching its Startup Machine: a new grouping that intends to bring together start-up companies and mechanical engineering companies.
Europe – Trailblazer for democracy and digitalization
Mechanical engineers and all other companies in Europe agree that democracy is the necessary basis for the domestic market. And digitalization opens the doors to new ideas, technologies and customers. Europe was the pioneer of democracy and Europe also wants to be a pioneer of digitalization.