Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Robotation Academy in Foshan

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was in China for a few days, and paid a visit to the Robotation Academy (officially opened in October 2017) in Foshan on the Friday. The HARTING Technology Group is a founding member of the Robotation Academy. Dr Ellen McMillan, General Manager Greater China for the HARTING Technology Group, talked to Read more about Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Robotation Academy in Foshan[…]

Fuzhou Wuhang Steel orders TMbaR mill from SMS group

Fuzhou Wuhang, China, has placed an order with SMS group (www-sms-group.com) to upgrade its existing mill with the TMbaR technology for thermomechanical rolling of rebar. This is the third order for a TMbaR mill in China within one year, right after Yancheng Lianxin Steel and Laigang Yongfeng Steel placed their orders. Fuzhou Wuhang, located in Read more about Fuzhou Wuhang Steel orders TMbaR mill from SMS group[…]

World’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry with record exhibition space: positive economic outlook offers potential for growth

Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2019, the world’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry, will take place from 19 – 21 March 2019 in halls 1, 3 and 5 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Due to a further expansion of the exhibition space this year, offering a total of 22,000 net square metres Read more about World’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry with record exhibition space: positive economic outlook offers potential for growth[…]

ANDTEX – First Edition of Nonwovens and Disposable Hygiene Technology Exhibition & Conference in Bangkok

The first Southeast Asia Nonwovens and Disposable Hygiene Technology Exhibition & Conference (ANDTEX) is organized by E.J.Krause & Associates, Inc. and supported by the Asian Nonwoven Fabrics Association (ANFA), All Nippon Nonwovens Association (ANNA), Indonesian Nonwoven Association (INWA), Taiwan Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Association (TNFIA) and Hong Kong Nonwovens Association (HKNA). The three-day event will take Read more about ANDTEX – First Edition of Nonwovens and Disposable Hygiene Technology Exhibition & Conference in Bangkok[…]

PIAE 2019 – Tradition meets innovation

PIAE 2019 presents itself in a new guise. The traditional VDI Plastics Congress will present its completely new, revised event concept from 3 to 4 April 2019 in Mannheim: More content, interactive program items and modern entertainment. Relying on proven traditions, opening up new space for innovations and new products – The international VDI Plastics Read more about PIAE 2019 – Tradition meets innovation[…]

Shandong Rizhao grants SMS group FAC for high-capacity hot strip mill

Chinese steel producer Shandong Iron & Steel Rizhao has issued the Final Acceptance Certificate for the new high-capacity hot strip only seven months after rolling the first coil. The hot strip mill is part of a large-scale order which the Chinese steel producer had placed with SMS group (www.sms-group.com). The complete order comprises the hot Read more about Shandong Rizhao grants SMS group FAC for high-capacity hot strip mill[…]

Are export shares of German machines synchronous with the industrial production of export countries?

These countries accounted for 75% of machine exports from Germany in 2017. The comparison of machine exports and industrial production is useful as industrial production is an important economic indicator for the demand for machines. The Quest Export Report identifies synchronous and asynchronous developments between machine exports from Germany and the industrial production of the Read more about Are export shares of German machines synchronous with the industrial production of export countries?[…]

Machine exports to China again ahead of the USA – for the first time since 2014

Machine exports to China saved the German mechanical engineering industry from a sudden crash in the global economic crisis of 2008/2009. The export ratio to China climbed from 6.6% to 9% in the crisis, then 10.7% and reached its previous peak of 11.5% in 2011. At the same time, machinery exports to the USA, the Read more about Machine exports to China again ahead of the USA – for the first time since 2014[…]

Trade war of the US with China: Trump’s reasons for protective tariffs are misleading and hypocritical

According to Trump, the protective tariffs are intended to eliminate the "unfair" US trade deficit with China, protect jobs in the US and prevent further "theft" of intellectual property and American technology. The fact is that the numbers of the trade deficit "do not capture the true size of US business in China," according to Read more about Trade war of the US with China: Trump’s reasons for protective tariffs are misleading and hypocritical[…]

Growth trends in production and sales of the German automotive industry at new ten-year high – new Quest Report

The growth trend in car production is 2.4% per year from the beginning of 2014 to July 2018. This is almost on par with the 2.6% annual growth in world automobile production from 2007 to 2017. This July the growth trend in production reached a new ten-year high of 107.0 index points. The Quest Trend Read more about Growth trends in production and sales of the German automotive industry at new ten-year high – new Quest Report[…]