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VDMA: Politicians must speed up the broadband expansion!
Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Executive Director of the VDMA, accuses policymakers of recklessly putting the competitive opportunities of industrial medium-sized companies at risk during the expansion of Industrie 4.0. “Germany needs to shift up a gear especially in the field of broadband expansion,” demands Rauen.
ASEAN states continue to offer opportunities
Machinery exports to South East Asia are increasing, but growth by competitors from China and Korea is significantly stronger
Production in mechanical engineering kicks into gear
The effects of the improved market situation in many important sales regions are leaving their mark on the production of mechanical engineering companies in Germany. According to preliminary figures for the first half of 2017, companies ramped up their production capacities by 2.4 percent (adjusted for price) compared to previous year’s levels.
VDMA: Russia must not become a second Iran
Mechanical engineers disapprove of the new US sanctions resolutions against Russia
Incoming orders in mechanical engineering June 2017 – Mechanical engineering starts full-swing into the second half of the year
Mechanical engineering companies in Germany are optimistic for the second half of the year. In the first half of 2017, incoming orders rose by four percent in real terms.
Things we take for granted
On the "Humans-Machines-Progress" Internet portal, VDMA shows what is truly behind the things we take for granted in two new multimedia reports

News

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?
27.07.2017
Gross expansion of onshore wind energy by 2,281 megawatts (MW), which equals 790 wind turbines, as high as expected in the first half of 2017
25.07.2017
• Solar industry is investing heavily at the beginning of the year • Record export rate of 95 percent
14.07.2017
Following a good start to the new year, the upward trend has continued both in the construction equipment and the building material machinery industry. The sector expects to increase its total turnover by 5 percent by the end of the year to around 14.6 billion Euros.
Dr Ralph Wiechers: Incoming Orders June 2017
Die Maschinenbauer in Deutschland gehen gut gelaunt in die zweite Jahreshälfte. Im ersten Halbjahr 2017 legten die Auftragseingänge um real 4 Prozent zu. Der Zuwachs der Auslandsorders von 5 Prozent wurde maßgeblich getrieben durch den Bestellzuwachs aus den Euro-Partnerländern (plus 12 Prozent; Nicht-Euroländer plus 3 Prozent). Das Inland wies im ersten Halbjahr ein leichtes Plus von 1 Prozent auf.
Carl Martin Welcker: Germany needs a decade of innovations
VDMA-Präsident Carl Martin Welcker erläutert zentrale Forderungen der Maschinenbauer an die nächste Bundesregierung.
Dr Ralph Wiechers: Incoming Orders June 2017
Die Maschinenbauer in Deutschland gehen gut gelaunt in die zweite Jahreshälfte. Im ersten Halbjahr 2017 legten die Auftragseingänge um real 4 Prozent zu. Der Zuwachs der Auslandsorders von 5 Prozent wurde maßgeblich getrieben durch den Bestellzuwachs aus den Euro-Partnerländern (plus 12 Prozent; Nicht-Euroländer plus 3 Prozent). Das Inland wies im ersten Halbjahr ein leichtes Plus von 1 Prozent auf.
Carl Martin Welcker: Germany needs a decade of innovations
VDMA-Präsident Carl Martin Welcker erläutert zentrale Forderungen der Maschinenbauer an die nächste Bundesregierung.

Must Reads

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.
10.11.2016
VDMAimpulse talks to automation as well as plastics and rubber machinery experts.
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.
Promote Europe - together!
In stormy times, Europe has to move on - together! To share knowledge, to act in unison, to secure peace: there are many good reasons to support the European Union. That's why VDMA has started the online-initiative #europeworks; to send a strong pro-European signal and to face off the threats of nationalism and populism. The topics "Euro" and "know-how" have now been added under: www.europeworks.com
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.