The VDMA NRW is adjusting its production forecast to minus two percent. At the beginning of the year, the VDMA NRW had still assumed an increase in production of one percent.
Order intake in May 2019 was down 1 percent. There was a change in domestic demand of -15 per cent. Foreign business was 6 per cent compared with the previous year's level. Orders from the euro zone and non-euro zone increased by 6 percent each.
Business trips are part of everyday life in mechanical and plant engineering. But how do companies organise their journeys and the associated formalities?
The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia is planning a "5G.NRW funding competition" in the second half of 2019. The focus will be on innovative business models based on 5G, research and development projects and the application and testing of 5G in industry, for example through campus networks.
What actually prevents companies from implementing their target image of their own corporate culture? The "Corporate Culture" workshop showed what prevents them from doing so and what puts them in a position to do so.
Member of the Parliament Markus Töns (SPD) talks to Dr Jan Olaf Petzold, Managing Director of GHH Fahrzeuge from Gelsenkirchen, about the importance of open markets for mechanical engineering.
The Arab markets have great potential for German mechanical engineering and plant construction – but there is a lot to consider in terms of business culture, working habits, communication behaviour and time management.
Digitalization also offers great opportunities in production logistics in order to achieve its overriding goals of "reducing production costs – meeting deadlines – ensuring or increasing product quality".
SMEs need good framework conditions in order to fully exploit their digital competence. During a company visit by FDP economic policy spokesman Reinhard Houben (MdB), Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik explained why.
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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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