The Board of the Regional Subsidiary Central

The Board determines the priorities of the regional association work and represents the regional subsidiary in important matters outwardly.

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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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Regional funding options

Information on regional funding options – sorted by federal states – can be found in the Förderdatenbank des Bundes.

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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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Hesse: Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Darmstadt informs about digitalization

As a VDMA cooperation partner on the topic of Industrie 4.0, the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Darmstadt is offering numerous services for medium-sized companies. They are now available at the following website: www.mit40.de

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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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Lange Nacht der Industrie in Hesse enjoyed very good response

On June 20, 2017 the “Lange Nacht der Industrie” (long night of industry) was another opportunity to get an insight into industrial companies, which one rarely gets the chance to do.

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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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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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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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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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Profile Qbing Industrial Solutions GmbH

Qbing Industrial Solution is a solution provider for the integration of identification systems, specialized in RFID, with simultaneous optimization of production and intralogistics processes using technology.

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Mechanical Engineering Economy Rhineland-Palatinate Year 2018

01.03.2019 With 4.9 percent sales growth, mechanical engineering in Rhineland-Palatinate had a good year in 2018. The remarkable thing about this is that both domestic and foreign sales have increased at almost the same rate.

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Mechanical Engineering Economy Hesse Year 2018

01.03.2019 The mechanical engineering companies in Hesse had to accept a 4.0 percent decline in sales in 2018. The main reason for this was the 8.3 percent decline in foreign sales, which increased only in October 2018. Above all, sales to other foreign countries fell significantly by 12.6 percent.

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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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30 Years INP - Congratulations!

This year INP International Projects celebrates its 30th birthday.

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Profile IconPro GmbH

Increased productivity and quality with Production Process Data Mining. IconPro offers digital solutions, consulting and workshops for more intelligent and efficient processes.

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Deep Learning (DL)

Exchange of experiences at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence/Q-DAS GmbH in Weinheim on June 27, 2019.

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Congratulations on 35 years of Ekomat!

The specialist for hydraulic components and FCI gas measurement technology was founded in 1984 by Erich Weiss and since 2010 has been managed by his son-in-law, Ralf Zwiener, who was previously Managing Director of Barksdale.

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Profile Arxum GmbH

Arxum offers blockchain technology / distributed ledger technology for the manufacturing industry and enables secure & automated data exchange across company boundaries (between manufacturer / customer / supplier) down to the machine data level.

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Experience industry "live"! - LONG NIGHT OF THE INDUSTRY on 25 June 2019 in FrankfurtRhineMain again a success

25.06.2019 Today the LANGE NACHT DER INDUSTRIE FrankfurtRheinMain took place for the ninth time. Eight industrial companies from different sectors opened the factory gates at 6 p.m. and gave the 450 visitors a direct and personal insight into the company and its production. They formed a representative cross-section of the many interesting industries located in the region.

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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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Slight decline in sales in mechanical engineering in Saarland

24.06.2019 Only in March has sales growth been achieved in mechanical engineering in Saarland so far, otherwise only declines. This results in a decline in sales of 2.6 % for the first four months.

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Not a good start for mechanical engineering in Rhineland-Palatinate

24.06.2019 After the mechanical engineering sector in Rhineland-Palatinate had been generating sales growth for six years, the mechanical engineering sector in Rhineland-Palatinate did not make a good start to the year in the first quarter of 2019. The decline in sales of 7.2 percent overall is mainly due to the sharp 11.2 % decline in the particularly important foreign sales to other countries.

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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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Domestic sales and the euro zone in the mechanical engineering sector in Hesse are on the rise

13.06.2019 Domestic sales and foreign sales with the euro zone increased in all three months of the first quarter of 2019, resulting in growth of 8.5 % for the domestic market and 6.3 % for the euro zone. Total sales thus rose by 1.5 % compared with the first quarter of 2018.

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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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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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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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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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11th factory tour: Industry 4.0 in sales on 28 November 2019 at Maag Automatik GmbH in Großostheim, Germany

Thankfully, we can continue our Factory-Tour I4.0 series with implementation examples from our day-to-day business this time at Maag Automatik GmbH with a focus on industry 4.0 in sales.

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Long Night of Industry on 24 October 2019 in Saarland

Vehicle construction, mechanical engineering and the steel industry are the Saar's key industries. Behind this are products and manufacturing processes that you should get to know!

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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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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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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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