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By Hubert SawickiApr 19, 2021

This week, we start with a focus on Germany, the driving force of the European economy, where manufacturing has shown the strongest growth in factory activity in three years. We then move on to European aerospace with interesting developments...

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By Hubert SawickiMar 22, 2021

In Europe, machine tool consumption is slowly recovering. It ended 2020 at nearly $15 billion (not including Eastern Europe), which was slightly better than projected. The demand is expected to continue to grow in 2021.

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By Hubert SawickiFeb 22, 2021

Although Europe is often looked at as a whole, individual country status can vary widely. In 2020, the average loss of GDP was about 5% for the 27 countries of the European Union, but for some economies, it was more painful. However...

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By Hubert SawickiJan 26, 2021

After a very sluggish 2020, due in no small part to the pandemic, European manufacturing metrics and opportunities are improving. The EU is making vast investments in the future of electric vehicles and renewable energy, and the defense sector remains...

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By Hubert SawickiDec 21, 2020

It has been a particularly painful 2020 for machine tool sales in Europe due in no small part to reduced auto sales and output. On the bright side, the lull has allowed companies to focus on EV and hydrogen programs that will help drive the industry in...

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By Hubert SawickiNov 23, 2020

November: The European macroeconomic figures for the third quarter show a positive trend. For the month of September, GDP growth for the EU was 12.7%, compared to –11.8% just three months ago. Similar growth is seen in non-EU countries like the U.K....

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By Hubert SawickiOct 26, 2020

Europe’s economic recovery continues to struggle with a resurgence of the pandemic, jeopardizing progress. Industrial production was down double-digits from a year ago but has been improving since June to a recent -7.7%. September’s Purchasing...

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By Hubert SawickiSep 24, 2020

The economies and industries of Europe were hit hard by the effects of the pandemic and are only now stabilizing a bit and starting to turn around. The auto industry is still upside down due to excess capacity but defense, aerospace, and medical...

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By Benjamin MosesDec 12, 2019

I attended the EMO Hannover exhibition event in Hannover, Germany to better understand new trends and manufacturing technologies. This event is produced by CECIMO (European Association of the Machine Tool Industries and related...

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By Peter R. EelmanApr 09, 2019

AMT and IMTS have a history of building a network of strategic partners to bring the best value to our members and events. A prime example is our relationship with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in South...

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