VDMA Metallurgy is the joint platform of metallurgical machinery producers. It includes the specialist associations Foundry Machinery, Metallurgical Plants and Rolling Mills, and Thermo Process Technology. It groups together the common topics and interests of the members of these three specialist associations who supply plant, machinery, equipment and process technology for metal production and processing. It will be used for internal and external communications and is intended to raise awareness of the sectors concerned and to allow us to represent their interests more effectively. It groups together the information and services of the three associations. Specific interests of the individual sectors will continue to be represented by the specialist associations concerned.
Sales of the German Thermo Process Technology industry were down slightly for the second year in succession (minus 2 percent) in 2016. Especially on markets outside the EU, sales fell. In contrast, there was a rise of 9 percent in sales to customers from the Eurozone and sales to customers in Germany were up by 16 percent compared with the previous year. On the other hand, fewer orders were received from the euro countries and Germany in 2016, resulting in an average overall fall of 13 percent in orders received from all the regions. Production of industrial furnaces, burners and firing systems in Germany only rose slightly (plus 1 percent).
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