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11.01.2021
Even in times of Corona, machine manufacturers have to fulfill their social responsibility and to maintain production. A legal home office requirement with fines would therefore be absurd.
07.01.2021
The chaotic scenes from the US Capitol are harrowing. Nevertheless, the outcome of the Senate elections in the state of Georgia is an important success for Joe Biden. The new administration can now more easily implement its ambitious election promises - a more predictable trade policy can be expected.
30.11.2020
The tax loss carryback is an effective and at the same time uncomplicated instrument to support the economy. Therefore the VDMA welcomes the initiative of federal states Hesse, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.
24.11.2020
VDMA General Manager Thilo Brodtmann spoke out against a women's quota in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung".
04.11.2020
The Munich family entrepreneur Karl Haeusgen was elected as the new VDMA President in October 2020. He will be the voice of the mechanical and plant engineering industry for the next four years, representing the interests of the approximately 3,300 member companies. He will focus on the further Europeanization of the association and the positioning of the SME industry in coping with the corona pandemic, climate policy, digitalization and foreign trade.
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21.10.2019
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.
15.10.2019
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.
22.01.2018
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.
12.12.2017
VDMA Executive Director Thilo Brodtmann talks about the economic outlook of German mechanical engineering in 2018, the most important markets and he explains the call of the mechanical engineers on the future German federal government.
17.08.2017
The broadband networks and the digital infrastructure have to be upgraded quickly, demands VDMA Executive Director Thilo Brodtmann from the next German government.