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21/04/15

“We lose several million annually in business we are unable to take on”

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement between the European Union and the USA has polarised society. The mechanical and plant engineering industry welcomes the planned creation of a large economic area without tariff barriers, but with common regulations and standards for more than 800 million people. In a series of interviews, the VDMA gives representatives from the various sub-sectors of mechanical engineering the chance to have their say about TTIP.

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17/04/15

Chinesische Unternehmen treiben Modernisierung ihrer Industrie voran

Das Interesse der chinesischen Unternehmen an der vernetzten Produktion und dem von deutschen Maschinenbauern geprägten Konzept Industrie 4.0 ist enorm.

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16/04/15

VDMA: Regulatory cooperation is the core of TTIP

Previous to the 9th round of TTIP negotiations from 20 to 24 April in New York, VDMA called for permanent dialogue between the EU and the US concerning upcoming technical regulation.

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14/04/15

VDMA reception: Commissioner Oettinger calls for EU strategy concerning Industrie 4.0

Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, raised the decisive question right at the beginning of his speech. “The digital revolution is happening now,” said Oettinger at the reception on 13 April organised by VDMA and Deutsche Messe AG at the Hannover Fair. Industrie 4.0 is a huge opportunity, Oettinger stressed.

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21/04/15
“We lose several million annually in business we are unabl...
17/04/15
Chinesische Unternehmen treiben Modernisierung ihrer Indus...
16/04/15
VDMA: Regulatory cooperation is the core of TTIP
14/04/15
VDMA reception: Commissioner Oettinger calls for EU strate...
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Process technology: Growth in production and exports

22/04/15 Germany manufactured process plant and machinery with a value of EUR 7.8 billion in 2014, up 2.3 percent on the previous year.

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VDMA: Process engineering on the road to Industry 4.0

22/04/15 In 2014 the production of machinery in Germany increased by 1.6% to EUR 198 billion. Process engineering manufacturers accounted for 12.5% of this with production of approximately EUR 25 billion (up 4%).

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Exports of food processing and packaging machinery rise again in 2014

21/04/15 For the fifth year in succession, exports of German food processing and packaging machinery increased again in 2014 to almost eight billion euros.

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Keeping a consistently high course

Sales in the mechanical engineering industry in North Rhine-Westphalia levelled off at more than EUR 42.8 billion in 2014, or about EUR 500 million below the previous year’s figure. Sales levels are currently sitting at a constantly high level.

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