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24.01.2020
Important visit to the VDMA: Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz discusses the major issues of global politics as well as the details of corporate taxation with the VDMA Executive Board. MEP Daniel Caspary calls on entrepreneurs to raise their voice for Europe.
The change in drive technology is affecting both the automotive industry and its suppliers. The aim is to strengthen value creation in Germany and Europe through state-of-the-art products and technologies. Change must not be based rigidly on one technology.
14.01.2020
The reluctance of the automotive industry to invest is a burden for the mechanical engineering sector, too. In order to avoid staff cuts, the conditions for extending short-time work must now be set.
18.12.2019
The annoying dispute within the Grand Coalition has led to a postponement of the urgently needed hydrogen strategy once again. The German government must finally do its homework regarding climate policy in 2020.
17.12.2019
The federal and state governments have found a reasonable compromise for the climate package.
13.12.2019
The European Council supports the EU Commission's Green Deal and reaffirms that a concrete action plan must be drawn up to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
02.12.2019
The Grand Coalition could continue to come under fire after the election of the new SPD leadership. With this leadership duo, the SPD is moving further away from the market economy.
21.11.2019
City state recognises EU standards - Last tariffs will be dismantled in the coming years - Agreements with further ASEAN states must follow
07.11.2019
The introduction of tax incentives for research marks an important milestone in German innovation policy.
06.11.2019
The Grand Coalition's mid-term review is sobering. The focus of its work was on a costly expansion of the welfare state, not on the country's economic future.
05.11.2019
The planned purchase premiums for electric cars will lead to expensive consequences. It would be better to invest taxpayers' money in technology-open research and development.
04.11.2019
Hydrogen technology is ready for the step from the laboratory into practice. For this reason, the Federal Government must now quickly provide its strategy with concrete measures. This opens up new competitive opportunities for the mechanical engineering sector.
29.10.2019
Significant Increase in Successful Security Attacks - Businesses Need Better Government Emergency Assistance - Cyber Resiliency as a Prevention Measure
23.10.2019
The Federal Cabinet today passed a resolution on CO2 pricing, which was evaluated by Matthias Zelinger, Climate and Energy Policy Spokesman of the VDMA.
21.10.2019
The VDMA calls on its members to participate in the survey on the German government's National Action Plan for the Business and Human Rights (NAP) by 31 October 2019 and provides extensive supporting material.
15.10.2019
The consequences of the trade dispute between the USA and China are becoming increasingly noticeable. Production and incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector have declined. The mechanical engineering industry expects more short-time work. At the same time, it stands ready to improve climate protection with its technologies.
11.10.2019
A new study by the IMPULS Foundation of the VDMA on digital market foreclosure shows that free data exchange is massively impaired. The effects are particularly hard on small and medium-sized enterprises.
24.09.2019
VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker criticises the climate package announced by the Grand Coalition: CO2 prices are set too low.
12.09.2019
The new VDMA guideline supports the topic of machine learning and shows step by step how the introduction can take place in your own company.
09.09.2019
"When it comes to tax incentives for research, we hope for 'Struck's law' - no law leaves the Bundestag as it is introduced," emphasises Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Managing Director of the VDMA, at today's hearing of the Bundestag Finance Committee on tax incentives for research.
05.09.2019
The British Parliament tries to make sure that there will be no hard Brexit after all. Nevertheless, companies must continue to prepare for it.
22.08.2019
The new building is the VDMA's clear commitment to Frankfurt as a location, whose central location in Europe represents a major advantage for its members. The existing building and the new building will in future offer an ensemble with an attractive campus character for dialogue and networking activities.
03.08.2019
The US and the EU have agreed on trade in beef and veal - now a free trade agreement must follow, eliminating all industrial tariffs.
23.07.2019
The French Parliament has ratified the CETA agreement. Now the Bundestag is called upon to follow suit quickly.
11.07.2019
Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier has announced the prospect of a rapid free trade agreement with the USA. The negotiations should be conducted without preconditions.
04.07.2019
Small and medium-sized enterprises and the Union are to find each other better again. CDU/CSU faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus wants to steer a clear course "pro Mittelstand" - and thus finds a lot of support in mechanical engineering.
02.07.2019
In May 2019, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector in Germany fell again by 7 percent in real terms. While domestic demand almost stagnated (minus 1 per cent), orders from abroad were 9 per cent below the previous year's relatively high level.
04.06.2019
Hardly any other lead environmental market profits as much from digitisation as the environmental service branch - it can become the decisive instrument for the dissemination and acceleration of the environmental service branch and for new opportunities through new business models.
24.05.2019
The resignation of Prime Minister May makes a chaotic Brexit more likely than ever. Businesses should take urgent precautions.
08.05.2019
Professor Claus Oetter, Managing Director of VDMA Software and Digitisation, calls for a stronger possibility of differentiation for industry at the meeting of the Data Ethics Commission and the question of an ethical design of society.
04.04.2019
Even medium-sized companies can successfully commercialize new business models - VDMA guide shows strategies for commercializing digital services in mechanical engineering - Manufacturers must act more frequently like software houses
03.04.2019
VDMA supports the new concept of Deutsche Messe AG as conceptual sponsor of Hannover Messe - Focus on industry transformation - More attractiveness and networking for exhibitors and visitors
20.03.2019
Thilo Brodtmann, Managing Director of the VDMA, misses a clear course for the future of the federal government when Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz presents the federal budget.
14.03.2019
The European Parliament has set new hurdles for a free trade agreement with the US. Even if the European Council makes the final decision, this is a signal against free trade.
27.02.2019
"Digitisation must become a top topic in engineering science university teaching", emphasises Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Executive Director of the VDMA, on the occasion of the annual report published on 27 February by the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI).
11.02.2019
Mechanical engineering industry benefits from Swedish customers' high standards - Partner country of Hannover Messe focuses on automation and Artificial Intelligence - Export growth of 3.3 percent, large number of branch offices
08.02.2019
Will protectionism or a "digitalized Leninism" overrun the economic order in Europe? Participants at the congress "Maschinenbau vorausgeDACHt" have defended the market econonmy concept - but it must be reformed.
07.02.2019
On Thursday in Tübingen, in the presence of the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, the Young Mechanical Engineers Foundation was officially presented at an official opening ceremony attended by more than 100 invited guests from industry, politics and science.
22.01.2019
Tomorrow's world of work must not be regulated to the letter. The ILO's proposals go to the wrong direction.
12.12.2018
The EU Free Trade Agreement with Japan is an important signal against protectionism and opens up new export opportunities for European industry.
26.11.2018
VDMA welcomes the decision of the Federal Network Agency to allocate local frequencies - Complete coverage mandatory for industrial applications - Coverage of 98 percent of households is insufficient
15.11.2018
Slow procedures affect important supply chains - Significantly more funds needed to rehabilitate dilapidated bridges - First improvements achieved in Hesse and other states
15.11.2018
Thilo Brodtmann, VDMA`s Executive Director, takes further responsibility to strengthen the interests of industry at European level.
07.11.2018
The economy is cooling down. Moreover, the uncertainties surrounding the election results in the USA are not diminishing. VDMA chief economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers calls on the federal government to finally prove its willingness and ability to act.
18.10.2018
Mechanical engineering is the most important employer of engineers. With its key technologies of intelligent production, our industry is the German innovation machine. Despite all the joy about the top position that Germany occupies according to a current analysis of the World Economic Forum, the following applies: Our innovation system must become even better.
17.10.2018
An award for entrepreneurs "with great technological vision and a lot of heart and soul", is how the jury describes the German Mechanical Engineering Award. Ten outstanding corporate leaders have already received it, now it has been awarded to a woman for the first time at the evening reception of the mechanical engineering summit.
21.08.2018
Matthias Zelinger, spokesman for energy policy for the VDMA, comments on Commissioner Canete's proposal to raise the EU's climate protection target for 2030. The behaviour of all states involved in the Paris climate process is crucial.
05.07.2018
In May 2018, incoming orders in the mechanical engineering sector in Germany fell slightly short of the previous year's result.
28.06.2018
At its ordinary meeting, the Main Board of the VDMA elected Henrik Schunk (on the left, next to VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker and VDMA Vice President Karl Haeusgen), a family entrepreneur, as Vice President of the association.
27.06.2018
A modern working world offers people the opportunity to combine work and family life well. The VDMA, as the largest industrial association in Germany and Europe, wants to be a role model for its more than 3,200 member companies and has therefore had itself examined by an independent body.
11.04.2018
Machine exports up 22.5 percent in 2017 - Sanctions continue to weigh on companies - China captures market shares
14.03.2018
The VDMA is tirelessly fighting for improved market surveillance in Europe. Online trading and fulfillment centers have not simplified the batch situation. The EU Commission has presented a new proposal for market surveillance.
08.02.2018
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.
06.02.2018
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.
22.01.2018
VDMA Chief Economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers on the new outlook for the world economy:
12.12.2017
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
02.11.2017
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.
13.10.2017
People travel, use raw materials and live with digitalization. People need clean air. But how is all this being assured? On www.mensch-maschine-fortschritt.de, the VDMA presents four new multimedia reports with answers to questions that arise in our daily lives.
29.08.2017
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.
22.08.2017
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.

Meeting schedule

Meeting schedule VDMA China
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Last Events

04.11.2020
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.
03.06.2020
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.
28.05.2020
On May 28, VDMA China Beijing Representative Office held its first offline event since the coronavirus pandemic.
28.04.2020
The 28th China Management Meeting for the Construction Equipment Industry was held on April 28th, 2020 online with 31 participants.
04.12.2019
The 21st Woodworking Machinery China management meeting was held at Wision Shangping Zhaipei factory in Foshan, Guangzhou.
28.11.2019
3rd EMINT CMM was held at RCT Power in Suzhou.
27.11.2019
In 2019 the main topic for the CEO Breakfast series was compliance.
21.11.2019
The 15th Machine Tool Management Meeting was held at TRUMPF (China) Co., Ltd in Taicang.
12.11.2019
Not everything can be predicted but some things are already foreseeable.
07.11.2019
This time the CMM took place at the member company Ammann in Shanghai.
01.11.2019
Regularly once a year the VDMA sector Mining is organizing a Management Meeting in China (CMM).
29.10.2019
Digital Transformation in the focus.
29.10.2019
The CMM took place in Weichai Group, a leading Chinese agriculture machinery producer.
24.10.2019
On 24th October, VDMA Smart Manufacturing Forum took place during the PTC trade fair in SNIEC Shanghai.
23.10.2019
The first VDMA Technical Brainstorming Meeting took place on October 23, 2019.
27.09.2019
From September 23 to September 27, 2019 Mr. Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of VDMA, visited Beijing and Shanghai.
21.06.2019
This time the conference took place at the Kunshan Start-up Factory.
29.05.2019
The 2nd VDMA EMINT CMM was held at Manz Suzhou.
24.05.2019
The VDMA China Technical Networking Meeting was held in Bosch Rexroth China in Beijing.
20.05.2019
More than 20 member companies participated
19.05.2019
A total of 70 participants took part in meeting at Ruhlamat in Suzhou.
13.05.2019
Over 60 guests came to the joined sector CMM. The key topic is digital engineering.
07.05.2019
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.
05.05.2019
The CMM took place at the member company MASCHIO-GASPARDO in Qingdao.
18.04.2019
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