Quest Trend Magazine

Automation of packaging machines - new Quest study

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Focus worldwide industrial production






Focus export markets of machinery industry





Focus Industry 4.0 in machinery industry's sectors



Focus machinery industry



Structural problems of machine exports: highly concentrated, lagging behind absorbing power of export markets

Export structure 2018: 9% of the export countries for 73% of the exports

Comparison machine exports and industrial production of export countries 2008 - 2018




Focus global economy




Focus automation technology




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 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...



Focus automobile industry




The world regions of car production from 2000 to 2018.

World region automobile production 2018 to 2000: Shift to Asia

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






Slight growth trend in production of F&B industries since 2016

This slight growth trend began in mid-2016 and has lasted since then until June 2019. more...

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