Frankfurt am Main, 24 February 2021: The main focus at METAV digital, the industry event for production technology from 23 to 26 March 2021, will be on precision tools and processing machines. Besides machining technologies, the spotlight will also be on automation solutions designed to raise the efficiency levels in production.Read more
Frankfurt am Main, 24 February 2021. – The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), Frankfurt am Main, expects production in the German machine tool industry to grow by 6 per cent to around 12.6 billion euros in 2021. At the association's annual press conference, Chairman Dr Heinz-Jürgen Prokop stated that the improved mood in the economy is raising the willingness to invest. "After two years of great restraint, there is now a strong need to make up ground," he said. The global Purchasing Managers' Index and the German ifo Business Climate for the capital goods industry are on course for growth.Read more
Frankfurt am Main, 10 February 2021: The digitalisation and networking of entire factory floors and the new processes in Industry 4.0 scenarios are raising ever more questions surrounding the role which employees play in this environment and how their supervisors need to respond. Above all, the dynamics of production lines supported by artificial intelligence (AI) necessitate giving human beings working at machines greater decision-making authority and responsibility than many organisational charts provide for at present. For their part, the supervisors, relieved of routine activities by the algorithms, must cast off their classic control function and shift their emphasis to the role of coach. Industry 4.0 will have more far-reaching consequences than many think. Most experts agree, however, that this should not be taken as grounds for delaying the digitalisation process. Indeed, the sooner this is started, the better. As a consequence, METAV digital from 23 to 26 March 2021 will be presenting many solutions in the field of Industry 4.0. and Work 4.0.Read more
Supply chains: From endurance test to new alliances - METAV digital to showcase solutions for more flexible value chains
Frankfurt am Main, 28 January 2021: The reliability of supply chains has become one of the major topics of discussion since the beginning of the corona pandemic. Some organisations are struggling to procure masks and vaccines, others are having to contend with suppliers with furloughed employees or disruptions in the raw materials market. And major imponderables such as trade conflicts and political influence hover over everything. Are all of these factors triggering a trend towards deglobalisation? Are there emerging signs of a preference for domestic sourcing, i.e. searching for suppliers in the domestic market? In the machine tool industry, the question of value chain resilience is likely to be closely linked to digitalisation and networking – topics that will also feature prominently at METAV digital from 23 to 26 March.Read more
Frankfurt am Main, 11 December 2020: “If anything good has come out of this difficult time, it is the stimulation of creativity,” stated Dr Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the VDW, (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) at the METAV 2020 reloaded Preview on 10 December 2020. The press conference was originally intended to pave the way for the METAV 2020 reloaded fair next March. But the trade fair has now been completely reinvented as “METAV digital”. It will be held from 23 to 26 March 2021.Read more
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