Industry and Economics

Do you have industry 4.0 talents?
With the "Industry 4.0 Talents" competition, the Baden-Württemberg Industry 4.0 Alliance would like to make the implementation of Industry 4.0 projects in training at industrial companies visible.
Slight relaxation in August
In August 2020, the order intake in the mechanical and plant engineering industry in Baden-Württemberg is 3 percent below the figure for the same month of the previous year.
Suppliers' Day Automotive Industry BW
The Suppliers' Day for the Automotive Industry BW on 5 November 2020 looks ahead, provides important impulses and ensures an exchange of ideas even in times of distance!
Load test for mechanical engineering in Baden-Württemberg
The companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector in Baden-Württemberg are facing major challenges. In a survey conducted by VDMA Baden-Württemberg, 70 percent of the companies describe their current order situation as weak, poor or very poor.
July offers a chance to bottom out
In July 2020, new orders in Baden-Württemberg's mechanical and plant engineering sector were 7 per cent below the figure for the same month last year. Orders from Germany and abroad fell by 7 per cent in each case.
No ray of hope in June
In June 2020, incoming orders in the Baden-Wuerttemberg mechanical and plant engineering industry are 11 percent below the level of the same month last year.
Overview: Corona assistance from the federal and state governments
The federal and state governments support the companies with support measures - for example, bridging aid, liquidity assistance or guarantees. Here you will find an updated overview of these offers.
Deep cut by Corona
As expected, the massive effects of the corona pandemic on mechanical engineering in Baden-Württemberg are becoming apparent in April with a minus of 41 percent compared to the same month last year.
Mechanical engineering in Baden-Württemberg struggles with corona effects
The mechanical engineering industry in Baden-Württemberg is increasingly feeling the consequences of the corona pandemic and is taking active countermeasures. A current VDMA survey shows that 88 percent of the companies from the southwest that were surveyed have already made capacity adjustments.
Corona: Baden-Wuerttemberg mechanical engineering on hold
In March 2020, incoming orders in Baden-Wuerttemberg's mechanical engineering industry were 4 percent lower than in the same month last year.

Current events

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.
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Our monthly newsletter contains current event information and invitations from the regional association. We also inform you about topics from Baden-Württemberg that directly concern mechanical engineering.
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Dr. Dietrich Birk
Dr. Dietrich Birk
Managing director VDMA Baden-Württemberg, Corporate management, Personell management, Economic policy
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VDMA Baden-Württemberg - Invitations and Topics
The VDMA Baden-Württemberg offers its members around 80 experience exchange and information events per year as well as a monthly newsletter. Please select the topics for which you would like invitations and information and send the completed form by e-mail to Julia Vollmer (, 071122801-25).
Top-level discussion on the economic consequences of the corona virus
At a meeting with the heads of employers and trade unions, chambers and associations as well as the regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency, the VDMA Baden-Württemberg emphasised the importance of liquidity support for companies.