Industry and Economics

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.
Use of mouth-nose covers and masks
The state of Baden-Württemberg has decided to make it compulsory to wear so-called everyday masks covering mouth and nose when shopping and in local public transport from 27 April 2020. But what about the wearing of breathing masks in factories or in production? We have compiled some information and sources on this topic.
Corona aids: Support for companies in Baden-Württemberg
For your information and convenience, we have compiled an overview of the measures taken to support companies at state and federal level as well as the corresponding contact details and web addresses. We hope that this will support you in your work. If you have any questions or general queries or concerns in these difficult times, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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.