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Conchi Aranguren
AMT's Representative for Europe

Conchi Aranguren was appointed AMT’s representative for Europe in January 2023 and has been involved in the machine tool industry for the better part of 30 years. In 1997 she became the managing director of Spain’s Machine Tool Association (AMT) which later merged with the present Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Association (AFM) where she served as the internationalization and markets manager. After 20 years on the association side of the industry, she took a position as the sales and marketing manager for Fresmak SA, a Spanish workholding manufacturer. In 2018, Conchi started her own company, NEBEN Consulting, assisting companies in the manufacturing technology space with global expansion. She holds a bachelor’s degree in applied management from the University of Navarra and an MBA from the Institute for Executive Development. Based in San Sebastian, Spain, Conchi speaks fluent Spanish, English, German, and Basque.

Conchi Aranguren was appointed AMT’s representative for Europe in January 2023 and has been involved in the machine tool industry for the better part of 30 years. In 1997 she became the managing director of Spain’s Machine Tool Association (AMT) which later merged with the present Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Association (AFM) where she served as the internationalization and markets manager. After 20 years on the association side of the industry, she took a position as the sales and marketing manager for Fresmak SA, a Spanish workholding manufacturer. In 2018, Conchi started her own company, NEBEN Consulting, assisting companies in the manufacturing technology space with global expansion. She holds a bachelor’s degree in applied management from the University of Navarra and an MBA from the Institute for Executive Development. Based in San Sebastian, Spain, Conchi speaks fluent Spanish, English, German, and Basque.

Posts by Conchi Aranguren
International
By Conchi ArangurenFeb 13, 2024

International News From the Field: Europe

European industrial manufacturing grows despite energy costs and material shortages. ContiTech chases carbon neutrality. The first major generative AI factory is coming. BMW's headquarters goes full EV. For more industry intel and other tidbits, read on.

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International
By Conchi ArangurenJan 16, 2024

International News From the Field: Europe

Economic instability, uncertainties, and a new crisis surround European markets. While some shy away from risks, others navigate the storm and take advantage of opportunities. For more industry intel and other tidbits, read on.

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International
By Conchi ArangurenNov 22, 2023

International News From the Field: Europe

Europe sees continuous growth but with reduced momentum given the challenges on the economic and political fronts. Recent trade show turnout was positive, but how far is Europe from a sharper recovery? For more industry intel and other tidbits, read on.

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International
By Conchi ArangurenOct 25, 2023

International News From the Field: Europe

Europe loses momentum amid the war in Ukraine and the current Israel-Hamas war. Inflation drops, delivery times improve, and inventories are growing, but is that enough to sustain economic recovery? For more industry intel and other tidbits, read on.

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International
By Conchi ArangurenSep 27, 2023

International News From the Field: Europe

EMO 2023 set the pace and tone to address Europe’s current challenges through a great display of innovation, with a clear focus on automation, digitalization, connectivity, and sustainability. For more industry intel and other tidbits, read on.

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International
By Conchi ArangurenAug 22, 2023

International News From the Field: Europe

With inflation, uncertainty, and other enduring issues continuing to hold up the European Union's economic recovery, all eyes turn to EMO Hannover. Will the trade show help stabilize volatile exports? For more industry intel and other tidbits, read on.

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International
By Conchi ArangurenJul 18, 2023

International News From the Field: Europe

The German robotics and automation sector is gearing up for another record-breaking year. Meanwhile, the Paris Air Show in June shined as a symbol of progress for the aviation industry. For more industry intel and other tidbits, read on.

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International
By Conchi ArangurenJun 21, 2023

International News From the Field: Europe

Europe's economy has been marked by a mixed performance across various industries in 2023. While aerospace and automotive show growth in volume and investments, others face challenges and uncertainties. For more industry intel and other tidbits, read on.

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International
By Conchi ArangurenMay 24, 2023

International News From the Field: Europe

Despite a pinch of political and economic uncertainty, the Old World maintains its positive outlook. A moderate-to-strong backlog, improved machine tool recovery, and new projects are on Europe's radar. For more industry intel and other tidbits, read on.

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International
By Conchi ArangurenApr 26, 2023

International News From the Field: Europe

Europe continues pushing toward a greener future, investing almost $1 trillion to develop renewable energy, sustainable transport, energy-efficient buildings, and other green technologies. For more industry intel and other tidbits, please read on.

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