10.02.2016

VDMA study: "Industrie 4.0 Readiness"

The "Industrie 4.0 Readiness“ study of VDMA´s Stiftung IMPULS – Foundation for mechanical engineering, plant engineering, and information technology – is now available in English. The study examines where companies in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering currently stand, focusing on what motivates them and what holds them back.

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16.12.2015

VDMA: EU data protection reform is a step towards a single market for Industrie 4.0

The EU’s agreement on data protection reform is essentially a good sign for the mechanical engineering industry. On 15 December, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the 28 Member States agreed on further harmonisation of data protection in Europe.

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09.09.2015

VDMA: Juncker must not neglect Industrie 4.0

In his State of the Union address on 9 September, Jean-Claude Juncker called for closer integration within Europe in many sectors – in most cases rightly, the VDMA considers – but he also ignored one issue of particular importance for the EU.

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11.06.2015

Robots secure competitiveness and jobs

The German robotics and automation sector saw a new record in 2014 by achieving a turnover increase of 9 percent to 11.4 billion euros. In the current year a turnover growth of 5 percent is expected.

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13.04.2015

VDMA is calling for a European initiative for Industrie 4.0

"We are calling for a European initiative for Industrie 4.0" said VDMA President Dr. Reinhold Festge on 13 April at the Hannover Exhibition Centre in the context of the European policy reception of VDMA and Deutsche Messe AG, which was also attended by EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger.

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03.12.2014

How Europe can succeed with Industry 4.0

The EU sees Industry 4.0 as a chance to lead Europe’s economy to greater prosperity. On 3 December, Commissioner Oettinger explained his plans for Industry 4.0 in Europe at an event in the permanent representation of Baden Württemberg in Brussels together with VDMA’s former president, Manfred Wittenstein, who expressed his view on the future of mechanical engineering.

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VDMA study: "Industrie 4.0 Readiness"
VDMA: EU data protection reform is a step towards a single...
VDMA: Juncker must not neglect Industrie 4.0
Robots secure competitiveness and jobs
VDMA is calling for a European initiative for Industrie 4.0

03.12.2014

How Europe can succeed with Industry 4.0

The political framework conditions need to be right

Whether Germany as an industrial nation succeeds in turning Industrie 4.0 into a business model depends on more than just the companies – important framework conditions need to be agreed with policy-makers and society.

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