Economic Committee

The economic committee, chaired by Rainer Wegener of Stöber Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, is the central working group for sector-relevant questions and topics. Managers and sales managers from different product areas in power transmission engineering meet here.


The Trade Fairs/Marketing working group views itself as a platform for trade fair and marketing specialists from the member companies of the Power Transmission Engineering and Fluid Power associations.

Market Analysis

Business trip from 21 to 24 May 2019 to Stockholm and Gothenburg, focusing on automation and ICT. Interested companies can apply to participate until 8 February 2019.
The Goods Classification for Production Statistics (CP) is revised at regular intervals in order to adapt it to new product developments. For example, the Goods Classification for Production Statistics, 2009 edition (GP 2009) was revised and published as Goods Classification for Production Statistics, 2019 edition (GP 2019).
The Power Transmission and Fluid Power Association is involved in the VDMA foreign offices in China and India. Our colleagues on site regularly compile market reports from the point of view of drive technology.
VDMA has a comprehensive key indicator system, for which yearly economic surveys are conducted.
An economic report on the current state of the sector is published every six months in time for the trade association meetings.
The statistics on incoming orders and turnover, compiled by VDMA and the Power Transmission Engineering association each month, show developments in the sector compared to their customer sectors in an up-to-date and representative manner.
The mechanical and plant engineering sector is increasingly facing challenges which could endanger its position. New market players and global uncertainties are having a subduing impact on the income generated by new machine business.
The statistics database is available exclusively for staff at VDMA member companies – free of charge. Our database can be accessed 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.


The most important finding of the study is: "For mechanical engineering, the mobility transformation process offers opportunities for additional value creation," explained VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker on the occasion of the publication of core results of the study.
The manufacturing industry has clearly understood that predictive maintenance (PM) is a key issue, a precondition for efficient, sustainable service delivery in the future. Progress in the technologies required by PM is swift and significant.
Dirk Decker
Dirk Decker
Deputy Managing Director Power Transmission Engineering, EUROTRANS Secretary-General
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