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VDMA: Trump’s protectionism would be harmful for everyone!
The United States of America is the largest market for German machinery exports after the EU. The results of the US presidential election are thus subject of great concern in the mechanical engineering industry.
Breaking even in September
Incoming orders in mechanical engineering in September were on a par with those in the same month of last year. Domestic orders saw an increase of two percent (rounded), while orders from abroad stagnated.
VDMA: Stagnation followed by a slight increase in growth
Despite all the difficulties on many important foreign markets, mechanical engi-neering companies expect a slight upturn in their business in the coming year.
Incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector in August 2016 – Increase in August balances out July’s shortcomings
In August, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector increased by 2 percent in real terms compared to the previous year. Domestic orders saw an increase of 8 percent, while foreign orders fell slightly short of the previous year’s value, decreasing by 1 percent.

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22.11.2017
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the third and final EEG (Renewable Energies Act) bidding round for onshore wind energy in 2017
21.11.2017
Electric power as the foundation for other forms of energy provides solutions for a wide range of applications - Mechanical engineering is a key industry for climate protection - Third VDMA Future Business Summit presents scenarios and potential opportunities for the mechanical and plant engineering industry
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.
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.
Thilo Brodtmann: Forecast 2018
VDMA Executive Director Thilo Brodtmann talks about the economic outlook of German mechanical engineering in 2018, the most important markets and he explains the call of the mechanical engineers on the future German federal government.
Olaf Wortmann: Auftragseingang Oktober 2017
Im Oktober legte der Auftragseingang im deutschen Maschinen- und Anlagenbau um real 9 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr zu. Die Auslandsorders erreichten einen Zuwachs von 10 Prozent. Die größte Dynamik kam aus den Euro-Partnerländern.
Thilo Brodtmann: Forecast 2018
VDMA Executive Director Thilo Brodtmann talks about the economic outlook of German mechanical engineering in 2018, the most important markets and he explains the call of the mechanical engineers on the future German federal government.
Olaf Wortmann: Auftragseingang Oktober 2017
Im Oktober legte der Auftragseingang im deutschen Maschinen- und Anlagenbau um real 9 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahr zu. Die Auslandsorders erreichten einen Zuwachs von 10 Prozent. Die größte Dynamik kam aus den Euro-Partnerländern.

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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.
09.08.2017
Cybersecurity is vital when it comes to preparing for digitalization, which continues to be an unstoppable force in mechanical engineering.
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.