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Crisis in Saarland mechanical engineering now clearly visible, dire prospects for 2020

15.04.2020 Double-digit declines in new orders, both domestic and foreign, now show the consequences of the crisis. The graph clearly shows the downward trend that will continue from 2019.

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Mechanical engineering in Rhineland-Palatinate: Declining sales and poor prospects

18.03.2020 In December 2019, there was a slight increase in new orders in Germany, resulting in a cumulative decline of almost 4 percent for 2019 compared with the same period of the previous year. Incoming orders from abroad fluctuated even more strongly than domestic orders, but the overall balance is still significantly worse at -12.2 percent for 2020.

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Only the euro zone is doing well in Saarland mechanical engineering, but the outlook is bleak

16.03.2020 In 2019, incoming orders will decline by a total of 7.9 percent, mainly due to domestic orders, while foreign orders will only fall by 1.9 percent. The outlook therefore remains cautious.

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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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Regional funding options

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

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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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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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Dr. Jörg Friedrich

Geschäftsführer

Phone: 

(+49 69) 66 03-19 35


Fax: 

(+49 69) 66 03-29 35


joerg.friedrich@vdma.org

Dr. Nora Lauterbach

Referentin im Landesverband Mitte

Phone: 

+49696603-1267


Fax: 

+49696603-2267


nora.lauterbach@vdma.org

Marcel Dietz

Sachbearbeiter

Phone: 

+49 69 66 03-11 58


Fax: 

+49 69 66 03-21 58


marcel.dietz@vdma.org

Daniela Struck

Management Assistentin

Phone: 

+49696603-1696


Fax: 

+49696603-2696


daniela.struck@vdma.org

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