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Ukraine War

VDMA Infoportal Ukraine War

The machinery and plant engineering sector condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. The VDMA will support its member companies in word and deed in order to master the many challenges that are now arising.

European Policy

For a united and strong Europe

For the mechanical engineering industry, as one of the largest industrial sectors in the EU economy, Europe is a home market. Therefore, VDMA is committed to a strong and capable EU.

Corona virus

Corona-Virus: Current VDMA Information

The VDMA closely monitors the developments concerning the corona virus and provides VDMA members with specific information on legal and insurance-related issues.

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Viewpoints and Press Releases

Order intake in the machinery and plant engineering sector October 2022

Reluctance to make new investments
Following two months of unexpected growth in order books (August and September), orders in the machinery and plant engineering sector were down 12 percent year-on-year in real terms in October.

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Energy crisis
The war in Ukraine has thrown the energy markets into severe turmoil - with consequences that are also clearly being felt by the machinery and plant engineering sector.

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The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the VDMA

The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the VDMA
The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the VDMA
The audio blog for trend topics from mechanical and plant engineering
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 35
IT in the supply chain
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 34
"Europe needs China, but China needs Europe even more"
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 33
Additive manufacturing
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 32
The comeback of trade fairs

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Events

Tue. 13.12.22 Tue. 13.12.22

  • Vocational Education, Training (VET)

In December, Connect2Discover@VDMA focuses on the tense situation of the labor market in Germany and shows how our departments VDMA Economics and Statistics and VDMA Education support you with information and services.

Places available

Wed. 14.12.22 Thu. 15.12.22

  • Apprenticeship Placements

The VDMA's virtual career fair for young technicians will enter its third round with a live event on 14th and 15th December 2022. As an exhibitor, you should definitely be there at TechTalents!

Places available

Tue. 06.12.22 Tue. 06.12.22

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  • Software and Digitalization
  • Informatics

Changes in the markets, political influences and new regulations are currently shaping the mechanical engineering ecosystem. We discuss with you the challenges and opportunities in the context of digital transformation

Places available

Mon. 05.12.22 Mon. 05.12.22

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  • Energy Tax

As a result of Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine, which is contrary to international law, energy prices have soared to unprecedented heights. The German government is trying to mitigate the dramatic impact on business and private households with extensive energy cost relief packages. For companies, there is a need for action on a variety of fronts. In addition to considering emergency aid, the focus is on investments in climate technologies and the switch to alternative energy sources

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Tue. 06.12.22 Tue. 06.12.22

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  • EU-Lobbying
  • EU Business Law
  • Law

The Commission adopted on 28 September 2022 proposals to adapt EU liability rules: a revision of the Product Liability Directive and a new AI Liability Directive. With these proposals the European Commission will substantially change EU liability rules. However, VDMA always believed the Product Liability Directive, thanks to its technology-neutral provisions, has created legal certainty while at the time allowing technological innovation.

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Take advantage of the many opportunities at VDMA for networking and collaboration along the entire industrial value chain and mechanical engineering topics - in person or online.
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We represent the issues of mechanical engineering in Germany and Europe on your behalf. Our technical expertise, our knowledge of the industry, and our straightforward positioning makes us a recognized and valued contact for companies, as well as for the public, science, administration, and politics.

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The mouthpiece of mechanical engineering - engine of the industry

With 1.31 million people employed in Germany, the mechanical and plant engineering sector is Germany's largest industrial employer and the backbone of the German economy. Learn more about the VDMA.

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Largest industry network in Europe

Around 3,500 primarily medium-sized member companies in the capital goods industry make the VDMA the largest industrial association in Europe and the most important network organization in the industry.

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The VDMA is the most important voice of the mechanical and plant engineering industry. It represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of the industry in Germany and around the world.

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More than 500 VDMA employees worldwide support you with practical services to make the right decisions in your company - along the entire value chain.