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India – has always been on the radar for Europe and especially for Germany. With the long standing relationship between the two countries since centuries, the prominence of India for Germany has only grown several manifolds and continues to be one of the most important markets in the Asian region. The VDMA India office offers a good many services which can support your endeavours in the Indian Market.
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Industry News

23.11.2020
One year after the conditions for awarding contracts for local industrial and agricultural mobile radio networks came into force, almost 90 applications have already been received by the Federal Network Agency.
11.11.2020
The transatlantic dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing is also a burden to companies in the mechanical engineering sector. A negotiated solution still must be found. Therefore, the VDMA calls for a constructive dialogue between the EU and the USA.
08.11.2020
The election victory of Joe Biden is good news for transatlantic relations. The mechanical and plant engineering industry expects a more predictable policy from the new US president, which will also involve the transatlantic partners in Europe more closely again.
04.11.2020
The Mechanical Engineering Industry in Germany is gradually recovering from the consequences of the corona crisis. After the seasonal setback in August, order intake returned to a positive picture in September 2020.
27.10.2020
Hydrogen and e-fuels are an important contribution to the climate protection strategy - Draft law for the national implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) is not ambitious enough and needs to be revised.
21.10.2020
The VDMA is calling for a reform of the wage sum rule. The negotiations on the Annual Tax Act would be the appropriate framework for this.
15.10.2020
The number of people employed in mechanical and plant engineering has decreased. Short-time work regulations prevent even greater declines.
14.10.2020
The ongoing subsidy dispute between the EU and the USA is also burdening companies in the mechanical engineering sector. A constructive dialogue is therefore needed quickly to abolish punitive tariffs.
12.10.2020
OPC UA for Machinery and OPC UA for Machine Tools released - umati community tests functionality of both specifications in umati demonstrator
29.09.2020
Letter to Dr Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development: Polemic against associations and companies is a distorted picture of reality
18.09.2020
Joint study by VDMA and McKinsey: Almost 80 percent of companies see the need to cooperate on digital business models
11.09.2020
With "20 concrete proposals", the Federal Minister of Economics wants to advance climate protection and strengthen economic power. Peter Altmaier's approach is important, but does not replace concrete policy.
08.09.2020
The corona pandemic is causing great reluctance to invest in mechanical and plant engineering. Production is also suffering as a result in the second half of the year. For 2021, the VDMA expects a small production increase of 2 percent.
26.08.2020
During the pandemic, the state must enforce hygiene regulations and, where necessary, make improvements. However, a general obligation to wear masks at the workplace would not make sense in mechanical engineering.
21.08.2020
The training of junior staff continues to play an important role in mechanical engineering. In the current year, the companies have taken on around 85 percent of their trained apprentices.
13.08.2020
The US punitive tariffs in the Airbus dispute also affect companies that have nothing to do with the aircraft subsidies. A relaxation of the trade dispute is urgently needed.
22.07.2020
The Covid 19 pandemic has caused a severe economic crisis. Any form of retaliatory tariffs will only exacerbate the situation. It is therefore important that transatlantic trade relations be relaxed, not escalated.
13.07.2020
The EU Parliament has retroactively extended the transitional periods for the installation and sale of engines which belong to the emission stage V. This extension of the deadline offers machine manufacturers an urgently needed planning security.
02.07.2020
Free trade and open borders are indispensable for prosperity and the preservation of many jobs in Germany and Europe. This applies all the more in times when protectionists are increasingly trying to restrict international trade.
25.06.2020
From January 2021, almost every manufacturer of machinery and equipment in Europe will have to enter information on chemical substances used into the database (SCIP) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
18.06.2020
By tightening the Foreign Trade and Payments Act, the Federal Government is sending out a completely wrong signal. If Germany wants to maintain its industrial base in the long term, foreign capital must flow into the country.
04.06.2020
The effects of the corona pandemic have hit the German machine and plant construction industry with force in April.
03.06.2020
A further increase in unemployment must be prevented by lowering the financial and legal barriers to new recruitment. This includes the temporary assumption of social contributions.
02.06.2020
A tightening of the Foreign Trade Ordinance, which would be negative for the mechanical engineering industry, is off the table for the time being. However, the risk remains.
02.06.2020
France has opted for purchase premiums for cars. However, the VDMA president warns against the erroneous path of a subsidy race among the EU states.

Events

28.08.2020
Value engineering is the process of having a systematic and organised approach to providing the necessary functions in a project at the lowest possible cost. Several organisations will benefit largely by applying this concept during their stages of production.
27.08.2020
VDMA - India welcomes Mr. Achim Burkart, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bengaluru!
20.08.2020
India has chosen to use coalmining and powergeneration to revive Indian economy post covid. India is the only country which is going to almost double coalproduction in next 3-4 years.
16.07.2020
VDMA India in association with Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, (CMTI), Bangalore, as Associate Partner, will be organizing an interactive session on “Fostering Frugal Engineering – the way forward in the new normal” on Tuesday, 16th July 2020 at 4:00 PM IST which received an overwhelming response across different sectors of the mechanical engineering industry.
03.07.2020
Four months ago, nobody would have thought that the whole world would come to a standstill. The infamous coronavirus has spread across the globe like wildfire in a short period.
16.06.2020
As you are aware what started as a health crisis is now turning into a ‘black swan’ event for the global economy and society. Social distancing has emerged as our only protection against this biological malware that has affected our collective culture and systems.
09.06.2020
In the recent past months, Covid -19 has presented serious challenges for both human and business. From the business perspective, the manufacturing industry is one of the most severely impacted.
05.06.2020
The history of relation between Indo-German is marked by decades of friendship and cooperation. In 1956, the diplomatic tie-ups had been found by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and still today the collaborative relationship is achieving all its bi-lateral trade goals.
28.05.2020
Three months ago, who knew a mysterious virus could send almost the entire world under some form of lockdown and affect billions of lives & businesses. The ongoing lockdown has put a lot of strain on the manufacturing industry, which contributes almost 20% of the GDP. Of this, 50% is contributed by the auto industry.
26.05.2020
In the backdrop of “Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent”, and to provide some insights to the VDMA members, in particular and the Indian manufacturing industries in general on the “ SAFE start of the manufcaturing actvities, a webinar was organised on Rebooting Manufacturing activities SAFELY Post Covid" on Tuesday, on 26th May 2020”
21.05.2020
The unfolding of COVID-19 pandemic is a human crisis of historic scale and complexity. Along with an unprecedented human toll, COVID-19 has triggered a deep economic crisis.
15.05.2020
Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India’s overall development and enjoys intense focus from Government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world class infrastructure in the country.
14.05.2020
In continuation to reaching out to our members and to interact closely during these unprecedented times, VDMA India organized an interactive session jointly with the German Embassy & German Consulates on "Impact of COVID-19 on Indo-German trade and challenges faced by German companies in India" on the 14th May, 2020.
13.05.2020
Besides saving human lives, most important at this moment are the measures and policies undertaken by the Government in reaffirming the support and providing the right direction to the Industries amidst these difficult times. Thus, during such unprecedented times, it is extremely crucial for each one of us to be able to understand the Impact of COVID 19 on our business activities.
28.04.2020
COVID-19 is all over the world. More than 180 geographies have reported a confirmed case of coronavirus and almost everyone on this planet is adversely affected from its impact, directly or indirectly.
23.04.2020
COVID-19 pandemic can be compared to the butterfly effect, in that small things can have non-linear impacts on a complex system. The concept is imagined with a butterfly flapping its wings and causing a typhoon.
17.04.2020
Along with an unprecedented human toll, COVID-19 has triggered a deep economic crisis. The global economic impact could be broader than any that we have seen since the Great Depression. The big difference now is that unlike the financial crisis of 2008, which could be surmounted by creating demand, here we have issue of both demand and supply which is a unique situation.
06.03.2020
India currently produces around 89 minerals under different groups, with fossil fuel, metallic minerals, non-metallic minerals, atomic minerals and minor minerals. The country has immense potential for mining resources and reserves and is currently among the top 10 global producers of many minerals.
04.03.2020
Information technology is revolutionizing Manufacturing process of Quality products. The changing nature of products is also disrupting value chains with existing processes, forcing companies to rethink and retool nearly everything they do internally.
02.03.2020
The German Engineering Federation, VDMA India organized the 7th ECTS symposium on “Mechanization in Traditional Indian Clay Brick and Tile Industry” in the Hotel Starottel in Ahmedabad on 2nd March 2020. Five companies from different parts of Europe, from Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey and the Netherlands presented technical solutions for production of high-quality bricks and tiles to the local industry in Gujarat and other neighboring states in the western region.
26.02.2020
As you are aware Assam is, slowly but surely, making its presence felt as a state with immense potential to be among the front runners in myriad sectors and emerge as the Manufacturing Hub of North Eastern India.
19.02.2020
VDMA India had the honor to host a CEO Roundtable for the German Parliamentarians along with VDMA member companies with the support of the German Consulate on the 19th February in Pune.
13.02.2020
In pursuit of our strengthening relationship with the port sector in the eastern region, VDMA India organized an interactive session with Mr. S. Balaji Arunkumar IRTS, Dy. Chairman, Kolkata Port Trust on Thursday, 13th February 2020. Dr. Michael Feiner, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kolkata also joined the meeting.
07.02.2020
VDMA is organized a CXO Round Table on Electric Mobility and Charging Infrastructure, on 07th February 2020 at Taj Lands Mumbai.
04.02.2020
Sessions on Union Budget 2020 were organized by VDMA in association with Roedl & Partner in Pune on 04th February 2020, Bangalore and in New Delhi on 07th February 2020, then in Ahmedabad on 11th February 2020 and finally in Kolkata on 20thth February 2020.
04.02.2020
The 3rd workshop of the SES representatives held at Savera hotel Chennai on 4th February 2020.
08.01.2020
Neotec Hub, the Incubation centre of Ambuja Neotia Group, organized a workshop on Startup Bridge to Germany, in partnership with German Indian Startup Exchange Program (GINSEP) at their incubation facility in Kolkata, at on January 8, 2020.
11.12.2019
The 17th India Management Meeting of Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Division under VDMA was held on Wednesday, 11th December 2019 as a breakfast meet during EXCON 2019 in Bangalore.
10.12.2019
A six member VDMA delegation led by Mr. Sandip Roy, Regional Head – East, met Mr. C.K. Mishra, secretary, MoEF & CC and Ms. Nidhi Khare, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC), on 10th December 2019.
05.12.2019
The State Government of Punjab, adopted a red-carpet approach for all investors and organized the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit on 5th and 6th December 2019 in Mohali.
20.11.2019
There are almost 1 billion motor vehicles worldwide, 700 million of them are cars and this number is expected to more than double, no later than 2030. The Indian Government's policies and initiatives have been to advancing electric mobility and supporting the increasing use of electric vehicles.
16.11.2019
The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) in association with Eirich India organized a Customer Meet, "Eirich – The World of Mixing Technology" on Saturday, 16th November 2019 at Hotel Trident in Bhubaneswar.
05.11.2019
The 1st India Management Meeting of Mining Machinery Division under VDMA was held on Tuesday, 5th November 2019 at the premises of thyssenkrupp Industries India Private Limited, Kolkata.
04.11.2019
The Mining industry in India is a major economic activity which contributes significantly to the economy of India. India currently produces around 95 minerals under different groups, with 4 fuel related minerals, 10 metallic minerals, 23 non-metallic minerals, 3 atomic minerals and 55 minor minerals.
03.11.2019
A German delegation of mining machinery manufacturers, organized by EnergieAgentur.NRW, VDMA Mining and VDMA India (German Engineering Federation), comprising of 12 delegates from 7 German companies in opencast as well as underground technology visited Kolkata from 3rd to 5th November 2019.
16.10.2019
The 5th Forum Process management meeting comprising Pumps, Valves, Compressors and Process plant equipment members held at Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai on 16th October 2019 concurrent to IFAT India's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Solid Waste and Recycling which would be held from 16-18th October.
27.09.2019
Interactive Workshop on "Intercultural Business Behavior in Germany" this session was organized by VDMA India on 27th of September 2019 at Prestige Trade Tower, Bangalore.
26.09.2019
Worldwide, the new concept - "Additive Manufacturing" or better known as AM is fast gaining momentum and which is transforming industrial processes and ushering in a new future for factories.
06.09.2019
2nd VDMA Manufacturing Excellence Awards aimed at recognizing the VDMA members who have implemented methods either in energy efficiency and conservation or improvement in work conditions and work safety in their manufacturing process.
06.09.2019
The 8th VDMA Mechanical Engineering Summit was held on 6th September 2019 at Hotel Sheraton, Bangalore and was attended by around 250 people from various industrial segments.
04.09.2019
We, the German Engineering Federation VDMA, have recently introduced an AI-based startup-radar to our members that enables easy navigation through the global startup scene.
13.08.2019
Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI), Okhla, New Delhi is one of the leading vocational training institute in Delhi. Operating since 1971, DBTI has trained over 20000 youth, some of whom are placed in the senior positions in various sectors.
08.08.2019
The 19th Management Meeting of the members under Fluid Power & Transmission of VDMA in India of both associations was held at Stauff India Pvt Ltd, Pune on 8th August 2019.
26.07.2019
In yet another initiative to sensitize local manufacturing Industry on 4.0 and its implication, VDMA India in association with ifm Electronic and Pilz India, as partners, organized a event on "Implementing Industry 4.0 to Manufacturing Industry in India" at hotel Sayaji in Indore on 26h July 2019.
17.07.2019
Odisha is, slowly but surely, making its presence felt as a state which has immense potential to be among the front runners in myriad sectors and emerge as the Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India.
27.06.2019
The 16th India Management Meeting of Construction Equipment & Building Material Machinery division under VDMA was held on Thursday, 27th June 2019 at the premises of ZF India Private Limited, Pune.
21.06.2019
VDMA India in association with Universal Robots India Private Limited and SCHUNK Intec India Private Limited as partners organized a Presentation on “Increasing Productivity & Quality on your Shop Floor, using Collaborative Robots (Cobots) for Automation” on 10th May, 2019 (Friday) at Sayaji Hotels Ltd, Kolhapur and on 21st June 2019 (Friday) in Rajkot.
19.06.2019
The 2nd Technical Management meeting on Standardization & Conformity Assessment under VDMA was held on 19th June, 2019 (Wednesday) at the premises of Schaeffler India Limited
18.06.2019
VDMA India on association with GIZ India organized and Indo German Workshop on Standardization & Conformity Assessment on 18th June (Tuesday) 2019 in New Delhi.
13.06.2019
The 9th VDMA Robotics + Automation India Management Meeting was held on 13 June, 2019 in Pune.
24.05.2019
The 2nd VDMA Members Meet Northern Region was held on 24th May 2019 at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza, New Delhi which was attended by 75 people. India is the second-largest sales market in Asia for the German engineering industry.
25.04.2019
Riding on the success of the last year symposium, and to create more awareness, building strategies and road maps to migrate/build the business/ machines oriented towards Industrie 4.0, which is the contemporary technology for the Mechanical & Plant Engineering globally, for the Indian manufacturing industry, we are once again organizing the 2nd International Symposium on "Industry 4.0 - the Future Concept of Manufacturing" on 25th and 26th April 2019 in Ahmadabad and Chennai respectively.
10.04.2019
During bauma 2019 in Munich a country special session on India named as the "India Day Sympoosium" was organized by the VDMA Mining and VDMA India on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the bauma forum in Hall C2, which offered the next good opportunity to sound out new perspectives for new business.
04.04.2019
On eve of this occasion, VDMA India organised "India Day" once again in the Forum Motion & Drive in the morning session on 4th April 2019 comprising presentation and panel discussion. The objective of the program was to project India as huge market and investment destination for investments in the Heavy Engineering and Power Control and Transmission technologies and also to inform the audience on regulatory and tax reforms toward ease of doing business undertaken by the Indian government. It also aimed to provide a platform for sharing experience from both the countries of the doing business in India
05.02.2019
The 12th India Management Meeting in Chennai (Plastic & Rubber) was held on 5th February 2019 in Chennai.
19.01.2019
German Engineering Federation ( VDMA) organized a "Country session - Germany on 19th January 2019 under the theme "GERMANY & GUJARAT - PARTNERS IN GROWTH". The session focussed on the policy regime in the state, sector outlook in engineering, emerging investment opportunities, presentation and panel discussion.
12.12.2018
The 15th India Management Meeting for the Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery division under VDMA, on the occasion of bauma Conexpo India 2018, was held as a breakfast meet on Wednesday, 12th December 2018, the 2nd day of the exhibition at the Westin Hotel in Gurgaon. Haryana, India.
15.11.2018
The 1st Technical Management meeting on Standardisation & Conformity Assessment under VDMA was held on 15th November, 2018 (Thursday) at the premises of Rittal India.
13.11.2018
GIZ – the German Agency for International Cooperation in collaboration with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) under the framework of the Indo-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Indian Ministry for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution organized a Seminar on Innovation and Safety: Machinery Regulations and Standards in Germany and India on 13th November, 2018 in New Delhi.
06.09.2018
VDMA India in association with Universal Robots India Private Limited and SCHUNK Intec India Private Limited as partners organized a Presentation on "Smarter Shop Floors: Increasing Efficiency with Collaborative Robots and Innovative End-of-Arm Modular Systems” on 6th September, 2018 (Thursday) in Indore.
27.07.2018
The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) in association with ifm electronic India Private Limited and Pilz India Private Limited as partners organized a Presentation on "Implementing Industry 4.0 in the Manufacturing Industry in India" on 27th July, 2018 (Friday) in Ahmedabad.
21.02.2018
After the recent visit of Mr. Patrick Schwarzkopf, Managing Director, VDMA Robotic + Automation to India for the VDMA Robotics + Automation Management meeting for the first time in September 2017 and subsequent member interactions, there was a need for creating a platform for the VDMA Robotic + Automation member companies in India to reach out to the end user with VDMA supported platforms and events. To take this endeavour forward, we are planning a VDMA Robotics + Automation Symposium focused on latest technology and market needs and in 2019 in Pune, India.
09.02.2018
The 11th India Management Meeting (Plastic & Rubber) as held on 9th February, 2018 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat within PlastIndia 2018. Mr Thorsten Kuehmann, VDMA Frankfurt & Mr Sandip Roy, Senior Manager, VDMA India presided over the meeting.
06.10.2017
Germany has conferred the ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’, the highest civilian honour awarded to individuals for their services to the country, to Mr Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India.
Rajesh Nath
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