Interview zur Hannover Messe 2018
Herr Zelinger im Gespräch zur Hannover Messe 2018

Incoming orders clearly below previous year's level

From January to May, orders in Baden-Württemberg's mechanical engineering sector fell by a total of 15 per cent year-on-year (domestic -16 per cent, foreign -14 per cent).

training officer

The Erfa Circle for Training Managers in Baden-Württemberg met on 21 May at the Schunk company in Lauffen to discuss the topics of digitisation and training as well as finding young talent.

The regional association introduces itself

The VDMA regional association is the network for the capital goods industry in Baden-Württemberg. We support more than 800 member companies with the latest industry information and a lively...

Engineers in research and development - still wanted?

The current engineering survey among VDMA member companies has been underway since May 2019. The questionnaire will be sent to you in Baden-Württemberg from 24 June. Does almost every second...

start-up the future

Video of the event on 29 January in Ludwigsburg

April brings no revival

There is still no upward trend in incoming orders in Baden-Württemberg's mechanical engineering sector. From January to April, orders fell by a total of 16 per cent compared with the same...

Current Erfa events

The invitations to the exchange of experiences will be posted on the Internet about 4 to 6 weeks before the event. You can find the invitations in detail, including registration options, here.

labour law

An exchange of experiences on 10 April 2019 in Stuttgart focused on the topics of travel time and holiday regulations.

Manfred Wittenstein receives the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg

Minister President Winfried Kretschmann awarded the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg on 18 May, including the VDMA Past President Dr. Ing. h. c. Manfred Wittenstein. Kretschmann...

No upswing in the first quarter of 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, Baden-Württemberg's mechanical engineering industry recorded a 17 percent decline in incoming orders compared with the same period of the previous year (domestic...

Exports of machinery and equipment 2018

In 2018 as a whole, Baden-Württemberg's mechanical engineering sector recorded 3.2 percent growth in exports of machinery and equipment (2017: 41.497 billion euros, 2018: 42.948 billion euros).

At Industry 4.0, the VDMA is your partner along the value chain

Whether business models, technology or work - Industry 4.0 has many facets and at the same time offers endless design possibilities. We accompany you in your entrepreneurial process and give you...

Southwest mechanical engineering sales up 3 percent in 2018

In 2018, mechanical engineering in Baden-Württemberg increased its sales by 3.3 percent compared to the previous year to a record 85.4 billion euros. Measured by the total turnover of the German...

customer satisfaction analysis

At an exchange of experiences on 28 March, the VDMA presented the methods and challenges of customer satisfaction analysis.

Employee acquisition and retention with the help of social recruiting and specialist careers

"Man is the new scarce good. In the past, the employee came to the company without much effort. Much, on the other hand, has revolved around the topic of financing. This focus is shifting, the...

Top-level discussion on mechanical engineering with VDMA, IG Metall and Ministry of Economics

In order to discuss the current economic slowdown and its opportunities and risks, around 30 top representatives from business, research and politics met on Monday, 25 March 2019 in the New Palace...

Lightweight construction becomes easier with UV applications

UV technologies offer environmentally friendly solutions for increasing the efficiency of manufacturing processes in the area of drying coatings, curing adhesive systems and many other...

Prime Minister Kretschmann visits Allianz Industry 4.0

The Minister President of the State of Baden-Württemberg visited the Allianz stand at the Hannover Messe 2019 on April 2. With a total of 14 co-exhibitors, including start-ups, established...

February doesn't bring momentum

Order intake in Baden-Württemberg's mechanical engineering sector in February 2019 was 21 percent down on the same month last year. With a minus of 26 per cent (euro countries - 14 per cent,...