The turnover of the North Rhine-Westphalian mechanical and plant engineering industry is expected to settle at 43.5 billion euros in 2019, slightly below the level of 2018 (44.4 billion euros).
Order intake in September 2019 was up 6 per cent. Domestic demand changed by -8 per cent. International business improved by 14 per cent compared with the previous year's level. Orders from the euro zone rose by 39 per cent and from the non-euro zone by 6 per cent.
In order to provide all interested parties with appropriate information on the upcoming 5G.NRW funding competition, the Ministry of Economic Affairs is offering six information events throughout NRW.
Already for the fifth time and under the motto "Space Moves!" the INNOspace Masters is looking for innovative transfer ideas between space travel and other industries.
Exhibitors watch out! The state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) offers a top opportunity to become a co-exhibitor at the Hannover Messe (20 to 24 April 2020) at attractive conditions with its joint stands.
Light-flooded stand design, inspiring surroundings, turnkey organisation and favourable conditions – this is what the joint company stand "ProduktionNRW" of the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Economic Affairs offers exhibitors at WindEnergy Hamburg!
A top opportunity to take part in Automatica (16 to 19 June 2020) is offered by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia! The joint stand under the flag of ProduktionNRW makes participation with its favourable conditions and great services very interesting for machine and plant manufacturers!
The second meeting of the discussion group brought heavy lift specialists and manufacturers together. The result of the meeting on 17 September 2019 is clear: The problems with the approval and execution of large-capacity and heavy transports are now endangering the locations of mechanical and plant engineering.
The VDMA Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg (Benelux) has been online with its own website since the beginning of October 2019.
Order intake rose by 9 percent in August 2019. There was an 18 percent change in domestic demand. International business was 4 percent higher than in the previous year. Orders from the euro zone remained unchanged at /-0 and from the non-euro zone at 6 percent.
The members of the VDMA NRW Executive Board met on 17 September 2019 at Claas Industrietechnik GmbH in Paderborn. In addition to the current economic situation, the subject of the meeting was the political representation of interests at state, federal and EU level.
The VDMA NRW welcomes the industrial policy mission statement adopted by the state government on 25 September 2019. The mission statement outlines fields of action and objectives for the continuous further development of North Rhine-Westphalia as an industrial location.
For the 10th time, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia will award the Innovation Prize of the state of NRW 2020. The deadline for submission of proposals is 24 November 2019.
Make your trainees fit as mentors! The next VDMA trainee mentor training will take place on 26 and 27 November in Dortmund.
Business trips are part of everyday life for companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. Knowledge of and compliance with A1 certificates and reporting requirements are therefore mandatory. VDMA has summarized the most important aspects.
The state offers an attractive service package for North Rhine-Westphalian companies to participate in joint stands at selected leading international trade fairs in Germany.
Here you will find the news archive of the VDMA NRW.


Innovations are born in North Rhine-Westphalia. We would like to take the dialogue between the engaged parties in R&D in business and science to a new level. We provide contacts within university facilities and list some important projects to help you find the correct contacts.
North Rhine-Westphalia has the best prerequisites for the digital age. Companies in mechanical engineering and production technology are particularly in demand as enablers and problem solvers. They act as suppliers of industry 4.0 components, as integrators of IK technologies and sensor technology into their products, and last but not least as users of industry 4.0 solutions to optimize their own production processes.
Digitisation and Industry 4.0 bring with them a new value-added logic that is a complex challenge for all involved. ProduktionNRW has defined five thematic areas that need to be analysed, discussed and promoted.

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