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 and drive technology




Focus machinery industry

Production, sales and growth expectations in German machinery industry's sectors



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

Worldwide industrial production structurally changed

Symbolbild Weltwirtschaft



Focus automation technology



Market research to servo drives in machinery industry to 2020

Above average and dynamic growth of the use of servo drives at the machines to 2020


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

New trends in internationalization of global automobile production




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...






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...

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