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Production of German machinery industry November 2017

Growth expectations of the sector rubber and plastics machines compared to machinery industry to 2020.

Rubber and plastics machines compared to machinery industry: Growth expectations to 2020

Growth expectations are split as they are in machinery industry. more...

Robotics + automation: Dynamic growth sector of machinery industry

Compared to the machinery industry the sector robotics and automation is showing a dynamic growth. However, the impact of the four product segments on this growth is quite different.  more...

Industrial production in Germany, the US, EU and Japan from 2008 to 2017.

Worldwide industrial production 2017: Partly stagnating, partly growing total tendency

The industrial production in regions that take 81% of the machinery exports from Germany is characterized by a partly stagnating, partly growing total tendency. more...



Worldwide crisis overcoming: Coined by new structural changes

China's industrial production 2017: Since 3rd quarter 2016 dynamic growth

Machine-builders in Germany are content with IO-Link, boost expected until 2016

Quest study: How content with IO-Link?

Machine-builders evaluating IO-Link

Increasing market penetration of real time Ethernet and Safety Ethernet in the German machinery industry

Market shares of real time Ethernet protocols

Safety Ethernet growing reluctantly

Machine-builders demanding compatibility of protocols

The world regions of car production from 2000 to 2015.

World region automobile production: Shift to Asia

The world region of automobile production has drastically been changing since 2000. more...

Increasing use of robots in the F&B industries until 2014

53% of the manufacturers of food and packaging machines are already implementing robots at the machines. The article reports how this use will develop until 2014 based on the Quest study. more...

The two main trends in automation technology since 1980

The two main trends in automation technology and how these trends affect the current and future suppliers' market structure. more...

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Page Impressions from countries in November 2017.

Top 25 countries
of 62 countries
of our readers
in November 2017.


Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey


Canada, USA




China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand