BREXIT - AN ACCIDENT CONTINUING TO HAPPEN
One year after the British voted to leave the EU, it is still unclear what the Brexit may look like. Businesses are calling for an EU-UK agreement which will moderate the economic consequences - but time is pressing on.
INTEGRATED FUTURE OF INDUSTRY
Uniform interfaces are an important prerequisite on the way to Industrie 4.0. VDMA is currently focusing on the interface standard OPC UA. This standard should make Industrie 4.0 viable in a few defined steps. A review.
ON THE WAY TO GREEN SHIPPING
The complete electrification of shipping is not an option with today’s state of the art technology. However, this is not a reason to continue to rely on heavy fuel oil, emphasizes VDMA expert Peter Müller-Baum. The “Maritime Energy Transition” dialog paper published by VDMA guides the way to more sustainable shipping.
THERE IS NO PRODUCTION WITHOUT TOOLING
They give their customers real competitive advantages and are as solid as a rock. Even in times of crisis, precision tools remain stable in their economic development. Why that is and where the industry is heading in the future is the focus of VDMA Precision Tools Association.
AIRPORTS: BIG AND SMALL
What characterizes the smallest and the biggest airports worldwide? VDMAimpulse checked the facts and presents two astonishing locations…
THE DAYS AFTER BREXIT - A SCENARIO
In spring of 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the EU. Nobody knows what will happen afterwards, but there are concerns what a hard Brexit might look like. A fictitious worst-case scenario.
THIS TIME INDIA
While working for the Bosch Group for over 35 years now, Hans Bangert has had the chance to get to know many different cultures, countries, climates and colleagues. This time, his responsibility is named: Managing Director Bosch Rexroth in India.
OF WINNERS AND LOSERS - TRUMP'S ECONOMIC COURSE
Donald Trump will definitely leave a mark as President. The list of his protectionist announcements is long and growing. None of them have been implemented yet. But some direct and indirect consequences of Trump's policies can already be seen. An analysis.
BEVERAGE INDUSTRY - WATER TECHNOLOGY ACCORDING TO PURITY LAW
In the beverage industry, there are strict requirements on the quality of fresh and process water and the hygiene of the processing and filling processes. Members show how they meet these demands using innovative processes.
DO WE NEED MORE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION OR LESS?
The Vice President of the European Parliament and a professor for Economic Policy voice their opinions on the topic.
CHINA - SUCCESSFUL EXECUTION OF TECHNICAL PROJECTS
Mechanical and plant engineers from Germany, whose systems are in particularly high demand in Asia, enjoy a huge competitive edge on the Chinese market. Success stories of several members who are realizing technical projects in the People's Republic provide ample testimony to this fact.