The future lies in intelligent material mixes
30/06/16 Cost efficiency and batch sizes are mutually dependent. An interview with Nicolas Beyl, Managing Director of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
"We also want to grow in the paper market": Interview with Dr. Joachim Schönbeck, Andritz Group
24/06/16 The Austrian technology group Andritz has a staff of about 24,500 around the world and posted sales amounting to nearly 6.4 billion euros last year – an all-time high in the more than 160-year history of the company.
Plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers see a faster-than-expected 2 per cent rise in sales in 2016
24/06/16 • German manufacturers continue to be world leaders in exports • Positive outlook for 2017
Ready for the future: particle foam machinery manufacturer Kurtz gears up for Industry 4.0
16/06/16 For the latest film in the series on Industry 4.0 at K 2016, Plas.TV visited Kurtz GmbH in Kreuzwertheim.
VDMA Photovoltaic-Equipment: Investments in solar equipment remain very highVDMA Photovoltaic-Equipment: Investments in solar equipment remain very high Incoming orders increase by 142 percent – Turnover 60 percent higher compared to last year
Economic representatives and Commission sign the Joint Initiative on European Standardisation
13/06/16 Having begun as the “Pact on European Standardisation” at the end of last year, the project reached its first milestone today in Amsterdam. In addition to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), representatives from other trade associations, the Commission and the national and European standardization organizations all signed the “Joint Initiative on European Standardisation” (JIS).
Brexit – yes or no? In a few days, the people of the United Kingdom will make a decision that will affect much more than their own future.
The EU tends to insist on making decisions that would be better made by the member states at a national level. Labor market policy is one example.
More and more, machines and humans work together as a team: VDMAimpulse reports how exoskeletons can help workers lift heavy loads or provide patients suffering from paraplegia with greater mobility.
Industrie 4.0 is the super-subject affecting the industry and is the determining factor for discussions about future industrial production. Its implementation is a complex challenge for everyone. SMEs in particular are considering how to launch into Industrie 4.0 with their limited resources.
Joint study from the VDMA and McKinsey: annual growth for machinery companies was 7 percent from 2010 to 2014 – EBIT margin was 10 percent – less momentum in the future from today's growth markets – digitization making new business models necessary.
Nach der Wirtschaft hat auch die Politik den afrikanischen Kontinent als wichtiges Zukunftsthema entdeckt. Richard Clemens, Geschäftsführer, VDMA Nahrungsmittelmaschinen und Verpackungsmaschinen, äußert sich in einem Kurzinterview zu den Motiven.