News

03.09.2020
Orders in the Process Technology Division remain below the previous year's level in July. Orders fell by 21 percent in real terms compared with the same month last year. At minus 4 percent, sales are close to the previous year's level.
31.08.2020
IFAT impact Business Summit brings the industry together from 8 - 10 September
25.08.2020
The slump in orders in process engineering accelerated massively in June. Orders fell by 89 percent in real terms compared with the same month last year. In contrast, sales increased by 441 percent compared to the previous year's level.
06.08.2020
The ACHEMA organizer has confirmed the exhibition date of 14 - 18 June 2021 in mid-July. In a letter to all exhibitors the hygiene concept will be explained because of COVID 19.
23.07.2020
After the cancellation of IFAT 2020 due to corona, Messe München is planning to offer the first IFAT impact Business Summit as a platform for marketing and presenting solutions and products from the exhibitors who originally registered.
20.07.2020
The EU Commission is explaining on an Internet site the most important scenarios and consequences of the Brexit that could potentially arise in the business environment at the end of the transition phase from January 2021.
13.07.2020
The majority of the mechanical engineering companies across all branches of industry are confident that after a disappointing year 2020, nominal sales increases will be achieved again as early as 2021. At the same time, there are still some serious constraints on companies, with the result that a majority of decision-makers assess the current business situation as "poor".
09.07.2020
Orders also remain on a downward trend in the Process Technology Division. As expected, the significant decline in new orders continued in May. Orders fell by 21 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. Sales in May were also 12 per cent below the previous year's level.
09.07.2020
The Federation of German Industries (BDI), in close cooperation with the Competence Centre for Respiratory Protection of the German Employers' Liability Insurance Association for Raw Materials and Chemical Industry (BG RCI), has drawn up a recommendation for the wearing time limit when wearing mouth-nose cover (MNB) or mouth-nose protection (MNS).
23.06.2020
The vast majority of mechanical engineering companies are confident that they will return to the nominal sales level of 2019 in the medium term. This is the key message of the sixth VDMA flash survey on the corona pandemic, in which 658 member companies took part.
04.06.2020
The rate of change in new orders in process engineering in April is below the figure for mechanical engineering as a whole. New orders are also down very sharply compared with the same month last year. Sales, on the other hand, were significantly higher in April than a year earlier.
02.06.2020
According to a press release of the Russian accreditation authority Rosakkreditacia, in view of the current situation, COVID-19 is to enable the EAC certification of serial production temporarily by means of remote expert opinions.
29.05.2020
The 5th VDMA Flash Survey shows that all mechanical engineering companies in the field of process engineering machinery and equipment are suffering from the economic consequences of the corona pandemic. Impairments are noticeable for 100% of the companies. Especially the order situation remains very tense. But there are also rays of hope: supply chains are stabilizing.
28.05.2020
The Federation of German Industries (BDI), with the support of its members, has drawn up a document to provide compact, cross-sectoral support for restarting industrial production.
13.05.2020
Corona pandemic hits the mechanical engineering industry across the board: Loss of orders and cancellations are becoming increasingly noticeable. Travel restrictions are also causing major problems for companies.
11.05.2020
After the Hanover Fair, IFAT Munich was also cancelled. Abroad, the oil & gas trade fairs Neftegaz Moscow and CIPPE Beijing were postponed until June / July and have now been finally cancelled. The water technology trade fair WATREX Cairo is currently postponed to October 2020.
08.05.2020
The rate of change in new orders in process engineering is also below the value for the entire mechanical engineering sector in March. Order intake and sales were significantly lower than in the same month last year.
08.05.2020
ECWATECH will take place from September 8 - 10, 2020 - the week in which IFAT Munich was scheduled. Registration is risk-free, as the BMWi will cover possible cancellation costs. So if quarantine and other corona regulations were relaxed until September, ECWATECH - already the most important water technology trade fair in Eastern Europe - would suddenly become the only and most important international water technology trade fair of 2020! 25 German companies have already registered.
06.05.2020
At the beginning of April and in June, the BMWi / VDMA delegations and symposia on "Operation Excellence and Energy Efficiency in Chemical & Petrochemical Industry" should take place in the chemical clusters in Eastern Mexico and in the oil & gas region of Baku / Azerbaijan. Both are now being postponed.

Press releases

20.03.2020
Europe as a stabilizer of the growth path
28.02.2019

EU-28 as stabiliser for the growth path
The German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to increase their exports to more than one billion euros for the first time in 2018. Compared to the previous year, exports increased significantly (plus 3.9 percent) to around 1,038 million euros (2018) compared to around 999 million euros (2017).
14.05.2018
Export market China booming with 54 percent growth
German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to stabilise their exports at a high level in 2017. Compared to the previous year, exports rose slightly (plus 0.4 percent) to around 993 million euros (2017) compared to around 990 million euros (2016).
28.07.2017
We only need water for drinking, cooking and washing, right? Not even close! Water is in everything around us – from paper to clothes, computers and cars. Do you know how much water runs through your hands every day without you knowing it?
28.04.2017
The German manufacturers of components and systems for water, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to maintain their exports in 2016 at the high level of the previous year (minus 0.1 percent)
01.06.2016
In 2015, the German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to increase their exports by nearly 3 percent.
26.03.2019
At the special show "Process Industry 4.0: The Age of Modular Production" ISPE, NAMUR, ProcessNet, VDMA and ZVEI show how the flexibility of plants in the process industry can be significantly increased through modularization.
30.03.2020
China largely responsible for growth
07.06.2016
After 5 years of steady growth, the German production of process machinery and equipment dropped by 10 percent to 6.9 billion euros in 2015. Exports of process engineering machinery and equipment reached a volume of 5.5 billion euros. This is an increase of 1 percent compared to last year.
14.03.2018
ACHEMA from 11th to 15th of June 2018 is the leading exhibition for the manufacturers of process plants and equipment. Richard Clemens, Managing Director of VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Association is pleased „that her in Frankfurt we will once again have an opportunity to see “live” and for ourselves what German engineers have to offer when it comes to process plant and equipment. For the manufacturers of process plants and equipment ACHEMA takes place in an economically positive surrounding.
14.05.2018
Making the world a good deal cleaner, conserving resources and maintaining good air and clear water - that requires state-of-the-art mechanical engineering. Around 3,300 exhibitors are demonstrating at IFAT in Munich that the technologies are ready to efficiently separate and recycle recyclable materials, clean water from plastic waste or purify polluted air. The machine manufacturers from Germany play a leading role here.
20.11.2017
Lectures & German / European Pavilion at GASTECH Barcelona in September 2018 - register now!.

Publications

14.06.2018
The 13th edition of the brochure "Water and Wastewater Technology" was published for IFAT 2018. In addition to information on markets, trade fairs and topics, the water-specific excerpt from the list of process engineering machinery and equipment is the core of the brochure.
13.11.2019
The "VDMA Technology Guide Oil - Gas - Petrochemistry 2019/2020" has been published under the title Combining Fossil and Renewable Systems - Achieving Decarbonisation.
15.05.2018
Just in time for IFAT, the product directory Process Plant and Equipment has been published.
20.11.2017
The new „VDMA Technology Guide Oil – Gas – Petrochemistry 2017/2018“ has been published under the tigle Fossil and Renewable Ressource for sustainable Processes / Fossile und Erneuerbare Ressourcen für zukunftsfähige Prozesse.
05.09.2017
The July issue of the VDMA Nachrichten published the article "Beverage industry - Water technology with cleanliness" in its column Focus Technology. This article dealt in depth with the foodstuff water.
28.05.2016
In this brochure, member companies of the VDMA Water and Wastewater Technology Group provide a compendium of their range of supplies and services. The 12th edition 2016 is introduced at IFAT and is available for download.
22.05.2013
Document for support of enquiry, offer, order processing etc. at the in the title described elastomer sealing material.
Monika Mages
Monika Mages
Process Engineering Department: Consultant for Statistics, Marketing, Press and Public Relations, Marketing Working Group of the Process Engineering and Equipment Association / Member Support / Events and Publications
+49 69 6603-1395
+49 69 6603-1421
Richard Clemens
Richard Clemens
Managing Director
+49 69 6603-1431
+49 69 6603-2431

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