Press releases

The monthly figures on incoming orders in East German and all-German mechanical engineering complement our quarterly trend survey.
The majority of East German machine and plant manufacturers are currently looking to good business. However, the outlook is slowly becoming gloomier.
New sales record and the highest number of employees since the mid-1990s. Thüringer Maschinen- und Anlagenbau transferred the momentum of the previous year to 2018.
A mixed balance leads to a standstill in mechanical and plant engineering in the capital region. This is shown by the 2018 figures of the Berlin-Brandenburg Statistical Office.
A new all-time high in total sales and again more than 13,000 employees: The machine and plant manufacturers from Saxony-Anhalt continued their growth course in 2018.
The 2018 figures of the State Statistical Office show a remarkable development of Saxon mechanical and plant engineering.
The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Statistical Office has published the data for mechanical and plant engineering in 2018. Accordingly, the companies achieved a solid result.
VDMA, IG Metall and Federal Economics Minister Altmeier have committed themselves in the industry dialogue to using the economic opportunities arising from digitisation and artificial intelligence to secure the future of mechanical engineering.
The good economic situation in the mechanical engineering of Eastern German continued at the end of 2018. And despite multiple risks, companies remain optimistic.

Background information

The regional association offers a strong industry network and is your contact for all questions concerning mechanical and plant engineering in East Germany.
A brief profile of the industry
High international orientation after structural change: A portrait
Sustainable Success: A Portrait
The cradle of mechanical engineering with cutting-edge technologies: A portrait
High Innovation Potential: A Portrait
Best Growth Opportunities: A Portrait
Katrin Blanke
Katrin Blanke
Press and public relations, member communication, statistics
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