Preliminary calculations by the Federal Statistical Office indicate that, adjusted for price, production in mechanical engineering rose by 3.1 percent last year, reaching a volume of around 212 billion euros thus exceeding the three percent growth predicted by VDMA's economists.
Incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector in Germany increased by 7 percent in real terms in December compared to the previous year. Orders from abroad recorded an increase of 5 percent.
VDMA Chief Economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers on the new outlook for the world economy:
Sales in mechanical engineering sector surpass EUR 220 billion mark for the first time in 2017- Increase in sales to more than EUR 230 billion expected for 2018
In September, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector continued their growth trajectory, gaining around 12 percent in real terms in comparison with the previous year.
People travel, use raw materials and live with digitalization. People need clean air. But how is all this being assured? On, the VDMA presents four new multimedia reports with answers to questions that arise in our daily lives.
In the year of its 125th anniversary, the VDMA is launching its Startup Machine: a new grouping that intends to bring together start-up companies and mechanical engineering companies.
In the first half of 2017, the good order situation in many countries drove the export business of mechanical and plant engineering in Germany considerably.
Positive outlook from OE-A members on the development of organic and printed electronics announced at LOPEC 2017

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Meeting schedule VDMA China
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Last Events

On July 14th, the 1st VDMA Robotics + Automation and EMINT Joint China Management Meeting was successfully held in the premises of SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd in Shanghai.
On 18th of November 2020, VDMA will be the main association sponsor for the 3rd Flagship Industrie 4.0 B2B event organised by GMECS. VDMA, the German Engineering Association, shaped the term Industrie 4.0. Today VDMA and its VDMA Forum Industrie 4.0 are constantly driving it forward, one of our main goals is to promote German Industry 4.0 products and solutions to this major market.
The 2020 VDMA China Management Meeting (CMM) of Agricultural Machinery was held online on June 3rd. The web meeting attracted over 60 participants from members in China and abroad.
On May 28, VDMA China Beijing Representative Office held its first offline event since the coronavirus pandemic.
The 28th China Management Meeting for the Construction Equipment Industry was held on April 28th, 2020 online with 31 participants.
The 21st Woodworking Machinery China management meeting was held at Wision Shangping Zhaipei factory in Foshan, Guangzhou.
3rd EMINT CMM was held at RCT Power in Suzhou.
In 2019 the main topic for the CEO Breakfast series was compliance.
The 15th Machine Tool Management Meeting was held at TRUMPF (China) Co., Ltd in Taicang.
Not everything can be predicted but some things are already foreseeable.
This time the CMM took place at the member company Ammann in Shanghai.
Regularly once a year the VDMA sector Mining is organizing a Management Meeting in China (CMM).
Digital Transformation in the focus.
The CMM took place in Weichai Group, a leading Chinese agriculture machinery producer.
On 24th October, VDMA Smart Manufacturing Forum took place during the PTC trade fair in SNIEC Shanghai.
The first VDMA Technical Brainstorming Meeting took place on October 23, 2019.
From September 23 to September 27, 2019 Mr. Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of VDMA, visited Beijing and Shanghai.
This time the conference took place at the Kunshan Start-up Factory.
The 2nd VDMA EMINT CMM was held at Manz Suzhou.
The VDMA China Technical Networking Meeting was held in Bosch Rexroth China in Beijing.
More than 20 member companies participated
A total of 70 participants took part in meeting at Ruhlamat in Suzhou.
Over 60 guests came to the joined sector CMM. The key topic is digital engineering.
The 26th China Management Meeting for the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Industry was held on May 7th, 2019 in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province upon the kind invitation of member company Wacker Neuson.
The CMM took place at the member company MASCHIO-GASPARDO in Qingdao.
14th VDW China Machine Tool Management Meeting was held at Beijing, CIMT 2019.
Claudia Barkowsky
Claudia Barkowsky
Chief Representative
VDMA China
Beijing Representative Office
+86 10 8773 0210 Ext. No. 808
Daniel Yoo
Daniel Yoo
Chief Representative
VDMA China
Shanghai Representative Office
+86 21 6248 8029 Ext. No. 708