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The German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers Association (VDMA) has established an office in India which acts as a bridge-head between the German and Indian Industry and shares expertise and experience with its member companies from different industrial sectors.
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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.
Senior Experten Service (SES) has been helping people to help themselves for over 25 years, aided by its bank of specialists in various fields who have left their professional lives behind them. The Senior Experts pass on their knowledge on a voluntary basis and are financially independent, possessing the key qualities of high motivation and extensive professional experience. More than 11,000 Senior Experts are registered on their database. Expertise honed over a lifetime makes them ideally placed to support businesses (small and medium-sized), public institutions and local authorities, educational establishments and international organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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