125 years of VDMA: Humans - Machines - Progress

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VDMA was founded as the Verein deutscher Maschinenbau-Anstalten in Cologne on November 15, 1892, and will celebrate its 125th anniversary next year.

VDMA was founded as the Verein deutscher Maschinenbau-Anstalten in Cologne on November 15, 1892, and will celebrate its 125th anniversary next year. Under its motto “Humans – Machines – Progress”, VDMA plans to use this anniversary to put the spotlight on the intelligent connection between humans and machines, which leads to progress and the benefit of all. A large number of events, publications and campaigns will highlight the enormous role mechanical engineering plays in shaping the future. This will include a ceremony in Berlin on October 16, 2017 and an Industrie 4.0 congress in Cologne on the exact anniversary of the Association's foundation, November 15.

In addition, on a brand-new website with twelve multimedia reports, VDMA will highlight the role mechanical and plant engineering plays in solving big social problems, such as the energy supply of tomorrow, the working world of tomorrow, and reliable food supplies. Designed and implemented by VDMA's various associations, these multimedia reports will be available to all online from January 16, 2017 at www.mensch-maschine-fortschritt.de and www.humans-machines-progress.com.