China is a very important trading partner for the mechanical engineering industry. In an interview with the Logistik Journal, VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker explains why politicians must push for genuine market economy reforms in China
Mechanical engineering companies from Germany have to hold their own in an increasingly difficult economic environment. The year 2019 was marked by a weak global economy, increasingly harsh threats and sanctions in the global trade disputes, as well as a far-reaching structural change in the automotive industry.
Small and medium-sized enterprises and the Union are to find each other better again. CDU/CSU faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus wants to steer a clear course "pro Mittelstand" - and thus finds a lot of support in mechanical engineering.
Dieter Janecek, member of the Bundestag of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, visited Haimer GmbH in Igenhausen near Augsburg on February 25, 2019 as part of his VDMA internship. The mechanical engineering association, whose regional chairman Claudia Haimer is at the same time the managing partner and co-founder of Haimer GmbH, has been running this format for several years. Janecek's predecessors included the current Minister of the Interior of Baden-Württemberg Strobl (CDU) and the current Minister of Employment Hubertus Heil (SPD).
Zwei Redner, drei wichtige Themen: Zur Eröffnung des Deutschen Maschinenbau-Gipfels 2019 in Berlin sprachen VDMA-Präsident Carl Martin Welcker und Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel über das Klimapaket der Bundesregierung, über Freihandel in der Welt sowie über Bürokratieabbau. Sehen Sie im Video die jeweiligen Passagen aus den beiden Reden.
A rapid economic upswing is not in sight for the mechanical engineering industry, but companies are using difficult times to get in shape. A trade agreement between the USA and China would bring a noticeable tailwind.
VDMA-Hauptgeschäftsführer Thilo Brodtmann schildert die Haltung des deutschen Maschinenbaus zu der geplanten Neuauflage der Großen Koaltion und fordert alle Beteiligten auf, sich an die Sondierungsergebnisse zu halten und darüber hinaus die wichtigen Zukunftsthemen nicht aus den Augen zu verlieren.
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