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Sustainable transformation

The cold forming specialist Profiroll in Bad Düben has been dealing with the growing sustainability requirements for years. This openness to innovation is now helping the company to meet the new European CSRD obligations.


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Israel: Outrageously optimistic
Fewer people live in Israel than in Paris. The country is barely larger than the state of Hessen. But as a high-tech location, it is a global giant with many points of contact for mechanical and plant engineering from Europe.
Finding the perfect recipe
Companies around the world are working to automate and scale laboratory processes. As biological processes replace chemical ones, the world could become much more sustainable.
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By 2025 at the latest, many European engineering companies will be subject to the EU’s new sustainability reporting requirements. Undeniably, the CSRD rules are a bureaucratic monstrosity – but they also offer some opportunities.

A day with Raphael Kuttruf
As an automation engineer, Raphael Kuttruf needs strong nerves and stamina, because projects without challenges tend to be rare at Vollert. He benefits from his urge to get to the bottom of things and to question processes.
In the shadow of the lighthouse
The construction of new chip factories in Dresden and Magdeburg is becoming a challenge for the labor market in the east: machine and plant manufacturers are finding it increasingly difficult to find suitable skilled workers. Three companies report.
Towards a strong Europe
The European Parliament is the only directly elected institution in the EU. The outcome of the European elections therefore has a tangible impact on the economy and society. It is more important than ever to exercise our voting rights.
Becoming more resilient
One crisis after another, technological disruptions and Manufacturing-X require more open entrepreneurial mindsets. According to Dirk Vielsäcker, Vice President in the Siemens Motion Control Business Unit, resilience is becoming a strategic task.
More than just data exchange: experts break it down
Manufacturing-X goes far beyond the exchange of data between companies. This future-oriented project can only be implemented with the efforts of all VDMA organizations. Experts break down Manufacturing-X.
Strong presence
How can mobile robots from different manufacturers be integrated into a common control system? This is one of the fundamental questions that Susanne Junghans deals with at idealworks GmbH in Munich.

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