Industry and Economics

December brings a slight increase, annual balance 2019 disappointed
December brought a positive end to the year for the mechanical engineering industry in Baden-Württemberg. However, the outlook for the full year 2019 is sobering.
Baden-Wuerttemberg's economy demands massive relief from federal government for short-time work benefits
In a joint letter under the leadership of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, the VDMA Baden-Württemberg together with Südwestmetall, IHK, IG Metall and Agentur für Arbeit (Employment Agency) call on Federal Labour Minister Heil to adopt generous regulations in order to secure as many jobs as possible.
Number of engineers in mechanical engineering in Baden-Württemberg on the rise
The number of engineers* employed in mechanical engineering in Baden-Württemberg continues to rise. In the meantime, around 17.5 percent of the total number of employees are engineers.
Allianz Industry 4.0 celebrates 5 years of digitization in companies
More than 150 award-winning industry 4.0 lighthouses in Baden-Württemberg / KI to focus even more strongly in future
Financing Day 2019: How is mechanical engineering positioned in rough times?
Over 180 company and bank representatives used the VDMA Baden-Württemberg Financing Day in Fellbach this year to exchange views on economic developments and current challenges in mechanical engineering. The focus of the event on 24 October 2019 was the role of mechanical engineering in the most important international export markets as well as digitisation strategies of companies.
August brings minus of 22 percent
Order intake in Baden-Württemberg's mechanical engineering sector was 22 percent in August, well below the previous year's level. Domestic orders fell by 16 per cent, orders from abroad by 25 per cent (non-euro countries: -28 per cent, euro partner countries: -19 per cent).

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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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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).
The current business report has arrived!
On the occasion of the general meeting of VDMA Baden-Württemberg on 27 November, the regional association published a new annual report. Find out more about the current focal points of its activities and the contact persons in the regional association. We look forward to your feedback!