"WE UTILIZE THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF VDMA"
When it comes to taking a company onto the international arena, good contacts are the hardest currency of all. Pere Girbau Pous, CEO of Girbau S.A. in Vic near Barcelona in Spain, talks about the successful expansion of his business.
VDMA EMINT: PHOTOVOLTAIC EQUIPMENT AND BATTERY PRODUCTION NOW ALSO ON BOARD
Batteries are crucial to electromobility, so staying a step ahead in battery production is vital. Photovoltaics is just as important as batteries, albeit for energy production. The two fields have now been interconnected at VDMA in a very special way.
VDMA EMINT: EVER SMALLER AND MORE PRECISE
Be it micro pumps that are capable of dosing minute quantities of insulin, or tiny components for mechanical watches with an accuracy down to the nanometer range, the motto of the Electronics, Micro and Nano Technologies association, or EMINT for short, is not "bigger, higher, and faster", but rather "smaller and more precise".
PRINTED ELECTRONICS - MOVING AHEAD
Sensors, batteries and circuitry can be printed directly on films. The OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association) is bringing industry representatives, material manufacturers and researchers together to turn ideas into products. This is how displays become flexible and packaging starts to interact.
EUROPE NEEDS INDUSTRY - BUT MUST DO MORE TO STRENGTHEN IT
When Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the European Union speech in Strasbourg on September 13, the state of European industry was one of the first topics he mentioned. "I want to make our industry stronger and more competitive. This is particularly true for our manufacturing base and the 32 million workers that form its backbone," said the President of the EU Commission in the European Parliament and announced a new "industrial policy strategy" to promote European companies.