17th Workshop on Change Management: “Restructuring - No, thank you?” How to motivate employees for difficult projects and to get things moving quickly

Restructuring in companies is often as unavoidable as it is unpopular. For the affected employees, it not only affects their work and thus their usual routine – but also their interaction with colleagues and especially with interfaces. Enthusiasm is (usually) limited. But now would be the time to work together to make things happen!

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Exchange of Experience on the Topic of Controlling: Planning and Budgeting

Planning and budgeting is a must for operational corporate management. But which approaches are our member companies pursuing? How can these processes be optimized? Does budgeting still make sense in light of volatile business situations? Participants of the exchange of experience event “Controlling” discussed these questions in great detail at KSB in Frankenthal.

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General Assembly RS Central: New Board Elected

On the occasion of the General Assembly of the Regional Subsidiary Central on June 1, 2017 at the VDMA in Frankfurt, the representatives of the member companies of the Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland regions elected the new board for the period 2017 to 2021.

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125 years VDMA: Launch of the VDMA Series of Events - Parliamentary Evening in Hesse

23.03.2017 The VDMA has launched a series of events to celebrate its 125th anniversary. On March 22, the Regional Subsidiary Central participated in the traditional “Politicians Reception” of the Vereinigung der hessischen Unternehmerverbände (VhU, Federation of Hessian Employers Associations), which took place at the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden. Around 180 guests from politics, business and society were present, including Hesse’s Minister President, Volker Bouffier, and several members of his cabinet.

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BoschRexroth finalist at Hessen Champions 2018

At the 27th Hessian Entrepreneur Day of the Association of Hessian Entrepreneur Associations (VhU) on 30.10.2018 in Wiesbaden, the Hessen Champions 2018 was awarded. BoschRexroth was a finalist in the Innovation category.

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Uwe Reifenhäuser from TREIF Maschinenbau receives business medal from Rhineland-Palatinate

04.12.2018 On 21.11.2018, Economics Minister Dr. Volker Wissing awarded the business medal to entrepreneur Uwe Reifenhäuser for outstanding achievements for the economy in Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Improvisation theatre meets change on 07.02.2019 in the VDMA workshop room: Out of the Box - active and innovative new thinking

Do you succeed in thinking new things? And if so - how do you manage this - reliably? Do you manage to reinvent yourself and your actions again and again? Many companies today are concerned with these questions and are aware that "we have to think "out of the box" more than before in order to prepare for future developments today".

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Project Management Experience Exchange Event on 5 March 2019 at Motec GmbH in Hadamar-Steinbach: Interdisciplinary Project Management and Turnkey Projects

Offering a project management experience exchange event on Shrove Tuesday was a risk, but it worked well with 24 participants. Jürgen Weiland introduced us to the company and the interdisciplinary project management in the Motec LEAN product development process. Vol-ker Stroh's contribution highlighted the requirements for contract design, project management and the corresponding company organisation of turnkey projects.

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Buss-SMS-Canzler celebrates 100-year anniversary

Innovative strength is the most important of the many competencies that distinguish the company. This will, not to remain in the existing and familiar, but to continue to develop or even to tread completely new paths, makes it possible to celebrate this great jubilee in 2019.

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6th meeting of the Chef-Erfa working group on 7 March 2019 at Drache Umwelttechnik in Diez

Ways out of the daily grind - how to prepare your company for upcoming changes

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VDMA Cyber Study and Online Tool Help with Risk Assessment

The study "Cyber Risks in Mechanical and Plant Engineering" by VDMA and VSMA confirms that many companies underestimate the risks. With the "Cyber Risk Analysis", VDMA member companies can check their hazard potential.

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Exchange of experience on environmental law on 28 March 2019 at Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG in Allendorf

Environmental management at Viessmann: AwSV, WEEE & RoHS, REACH...

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Behind the horizon it goes on: When "being agile" doesn't make you (sufficiently) happy

23rd Workshop Change Management on 21 May 2019 at Empolis in Kaiserslautern, Germany

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40th anniversary of bar pneumatische Steuerungssysteme GmbH in Dattenberg, Germany

bar GmbH was founded by Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Heise on 25.05.1979 in St. Katharinen. For 40 years, bar GmbH has been a reliable partner to many well-known industrial companies and is now part of Watts Water Technologies.

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Fit for Quality, incoming goods inspection, internal and external audits

ERFA Quality Management at Römheld GmbH in Laubach on 18 June 2019

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Retrofit - productivity increase combined with energy cost management - is that possible?

8th Factory-Tour I4.0 on 9.5.2019 at Bosch Rexroth AG in Erbach/Odenwald, Germany

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Corona-Virus: no event cancellations in Mitte so far

03.03.2020 At our Central Regional Association, events are held as long as there are no instructions from the VDMA main management to refrain from doing so, or if the no-show figures increase dramatically, or if member companies (have to) cancel corporate events.

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European Networks - Board of the Landesverband Mitte visits companies in Kottingbrunn and Vienna

The VDMA is a strong network that lives from the exchange of experience. For this reason, from 16 to 18 May 2019, the members of the Executive Board of the Landesverband Mitte and their colleagues from the Frankfurt office visited two member companies in Austria and the new office there.

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Dual study programs in Hesse

Today in the auditorium. Tomorrow in the company. Future in Hesse. The dual study contains an scientifically sound and at the same time practically oriented education: A combination model with future, which offers students and companies numerous benefits.

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Rhineland-Palatinate: Events at the SmartFactory in Kaiserslautern

Our cooperation partner – the Kompetenzzentrum Mittelstand 4.0 in Kaiserslautern – is offering interesting events on the topic of Industrie 4.0.

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Mechanical engineering in Rhineland-Palatinate: no state in sight yet

19.11.2020 Incoming orders from abroad rose for the first time since February and, at 28 percent, were also particularly strong. With the exception of June and August, they had each fallen by double-digit percentages since March. The results fluctuate very strongly, so that one must wait and see how things develop.

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New orders index up for the first time for domestic new orders, increase in non-domestic turnover with the euro area

17.11.2020 In September 2020, the domestic new orders index showed growth of 6.1 percent for the first time since July 2019. Is this the first glimmer of hope that everyone is waiting for?

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Saarland mechanical engineering still in negative territory

09.11.2020 There is a second slight ray of hope for domestic order intake after July ( 11.2 %) with -3.2 % in September, as the negative results in Germany are significantly lower than in August (-27.2 %). However, there is still a lack of orders from abroad.

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Mediation service of the Landesverband Mitte

At this point we would like to draw your attention once again to the use of the mediation service, which is attached to this article as a pdf download and regularly updated.

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Exchanges of experience in the Regional Subsidiary Central

You can find the latest overview of our events for 2017 to download here.

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The advantages we offer you

The Regional Subsidiary Central is a point of contact and problem solver for the 379 member companies in Hessen, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, and the quickest link between VDMA and its network.

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Electronic Newsletter of the Landesverband Mitte

The regional association sees itself as the local mouthpiece and network for the industry. We provide our members with up-to-date information relevant to mechanical engineering from the VDMA and the region.

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Discover foreign markets

As part of its foreign trade programme, the Ministry of Economic Affairs supports companies in Rhineland-Palatinate in expanding their position on international markets.

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Saarland international: to the world's marketplaces

With its integrated foreign trade promotion programme, the state government offers Saarland's small and medium-sized enterprises a demand-oriented service package for opening up new markets. It contributes to improving the competitiveness of companies abroad.

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Opening up new target markets with Hessen

Medium-sized companies, the basis of the Hessian economy, have to demonstrate innovative strength and flexibility with their products and services worldwide in order to be able to survive against the constantly growing competition in globalised markets. HTAI's Foreign Trade team supports Hessian companies in exploring new target markets in the global market.

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Coronavirus: Information for the Saarland economy

28.07.2020 The Saarland state government is expanding its package of measures to help Saarland companies in the Corona crisis.

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Vecoplan receives Red Dot Award Product Design 2020

24.07.2020 With the new VEZ 3200, Vecoplan AG is one of this year's winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design.

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Coronavirus - Support for companies in Hesse

21.07.2020 All information specific to the state of Hesse has been compiled on a single Internet site for all departments. Among other things, all ordinances and general ordinances on combating the corona virus are available here at a glance and as downloads.

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The MWVLW Rhineland-Palatinate informs: Support of enterprises in coping with the Corona crisis

10.07.2020 The worldwide spread of the corona virus (2019-nCoV) also leads to numerous questions for companies. The Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture publishes important information and contact persons for affected companies.

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We congratulate: For the fourth time Innovation Champion

Already for the fourth time GAL Digital 2020 won the desired honor "TOP 100" and may rank itself further among the 100 most innovative middle class companies in Germany.

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Roth helps to contain the Corona pandemic

29.04.2020 With a donation of 12,000 mouth and nose protection masks, the Roth family business supports old people's homes and nursing homes as well as outpatient care services in the hinterland region.

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Corona information page

24.03.2020 The corona pandemic presents us all with new challenges every day. Our entire day-to-day operations are currently being put to the test, and will continue to be so in the coming weeks. In this situation, the mechanical engineering industry must stick together! VDMA wants to help you to get through this crisis as well as possible.

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Corona-Virus: no event cancellations in Mitte so far

03.03.2020 At our Central Regional Association, events are held as long as there are no instructions from the VDMA main management to refrain from doing so, or if the no-show figures increase dramatically, or if member companies (have to) cancel corporate events.

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FrankfurtRhineMain Long Night of Industry on May 27: Apply for places now!

03.03.2020 This year the Long Night of Industry FrankfurtRhineMain celebrates its tenth anniversary. Since 2011, 53 companies from the region have participated in the event format. A total of almost 7,700 people visited the industrial companies and more than 9,800 people registered for the Long Night of Industry.

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Frankfurt Future Congress at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences on 2 April 2020

11.02.2020 There are congresses on digitisation, congresses on new work, congresses on sustainability. Oh, and future conventions anyway. Then why another one? Because so far there is no one who thinks these three future topics together.

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