The increasing networking of machines requires more cooperation between manufacturers and customers. Machine language, data management and data security are just a few keywords. The new working group was founded in Munich on 8 April to enable this work to be carried out in a more structured manner and with all actors involved in the value chain.
On the eve of bauma, five companies and one university received the bauma Innovation Award 2019 for the best technical innovation in their category. The prize was awarded for developments that point the way to the future, are economical, environmentally friendly, practicable and take particular account of people in their working environment.
The fourth Building Material Plants Day was held in Frankfurt on March 7 and 8, with “big data” the burning issue amongst the participants. The building material plants sector is also affected by increasing digitalization, encompassing the collection, evaluation and use of data. How will companies deal with this in the future?
Preparations are in full swing. As the technical and conceptual sponsor of the bauma trade fair and partner of Messe München, VDMA organizes events for the partner country of Canada and for future apprentices, supports the bauma Forum and will be a point of contact at the trade fair throughout the week.
At the VDMA Construction Machinery group conference held in Frankfurt, the mood was very clear: Construction machinery manufacturers are concerned about a no-deal Brexit and the beginning of a possible disintegration of the European Union.
The Board of the VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association unanimously elected Franz-Josef Paus (55), Executive Director of Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH in Emsbüren, as their new Chairman for the next three years during their General Assembly in Düsseldorf.
The construction equipment and building material machine industry is performing well so far in 2017. “Although there is more chaos in the world today than ever before, we have thus far managed to cope with all the challenges that have come in rapid succession,” emphasized Johann Sailer, Chairman of the VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Association at the Association’s general meeting on October 26 in Düsseldorf.
Following a good start to the new year, the upward trend has continued both in the construction equipment and the building material machinery industry. The sector expects to increase its total turnover by 5 percent by the end of the year to around 14.6 billion Euros.
In order to carry out core-drilling work on construction sites exactly and with optimal results the core-drilling equipment used must be safely fastened to the ground. To give users an idea of the ideal fastening system the core-drilling equipment working group of the construction equipment and building material machinery association of VDMA, the German Engineering Federation, has now issued the information brochure entitled "Safe fastening of core-drilling equipment" in German and in English. The brochure is aimed at companies doing work in this field.
Despite all heterogeneity, German manufacturers of building material machinery are expecting a broadly based boost this year. Even at the end of 2016 the orders received in most subsectors had risen considerably compared with the previous year.
Canada is one of the world’s most important markets for the international construction machinery, building material plant and mining machine industry. It is the world’s seventh biggest construction machinery market.
In 2016, German manufacturers of construction equipment achieved a turnover of 9.3 billion euros which is an increase of 3 percent compared to 2015. Within the same period world sales of construction equipment declined by 1 percent.
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