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

The power transmission and fluid power industries are expecting growth of around 3 percent in 2019. The industry focusing on industry 4.0 solutions at the Hannover Messe. The World trade share on the rise.
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.
As a decisive system supplier, power transmission engineering still ranks first among the branches of mechanical engineering.
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 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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