Stéphane Itasse ♥ MM International

Stéphane Itasse


MM MaschinenMarkt

Redakteur für die Fachgebiete Umformtechnik, Oberflächentechnik sowie die Serie International.

Articles of the author

Easy-to-use machine tools for markets, that have not been tapped yet, are the target of Shenyang Machine Tool.
Business strategy

Digitalisation is supposed to make Shenyang global

The products of Shenyang Machine Tools, one of the world's largest machine tool manufacturers, are still relatively simple and the competition from Germany or Japan is far ahead. Technical innovations for productivity gains are not in sight - that's why the Chinese manufacturer is relying on digitization.

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US President Donald Trump ensures disquiet with the announcement of customs duties and the desire for re-negotiating the Nafta trade agreement.
Trade Policy

USA: Worrying protectionist policy

Since it became clear that Donald Trump was going to beocme the US President, the economic world has also turned upon its head. Because he had spoken very clearly against free trade, among other things, in the election campaign – and also represented this position even after the election.

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“Our supply chains’ sustenance is also ensured in future and will be adhered to”, assures Adnan Dalgakıran, President of the Turkish Machinery Federation, Makfed.
After the attempt to coup

Turkish machine engineering on the right course

In spite of turbulent times in Turkey, the machine engineering industry of the country continues to believe in a positive economic climate. The military personnel had indeed tried to coup against the government on 15th July. The Turkish Machinery Federation condemns it as informed by the export promotion agency of Turkish Machinery. Yet the numbers add up as before.

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The Industrial Internet Consortium is based on practical experience: For example, the Asset Efficiency Testbed is related to air and space travel.
Industrial Internet Consortium

USA: Industry 4.0 the American Way

The Industry 4.0 platform or the Industrial Internet Consortium? RAMI or IIRA? Observe the standards meticulously or just do it? In the matter of procedures to be followed for manufacturing in the future and the Internet of Things, the differences between Germany and the USA may not be unbridgeable, but they are definitely conspicuous.

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Products of German machine manufacturers are in great demand once again because deindustrialisation appears to have stopped in the USA.
Export markets

USA: German Machine Manufacturers Bet Strongly on the US

USA has arrived again – at least from the perspective of German machine manufacturers: in 2015 it became one of Germany’s biggest export destinations and this situation will persist in 2016 too, or so expects the VDMA. According to a survey conducted by the Association, the overwhelming majority of German machine manufacturers operating in the USA are expecting increased turnovers.

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„Alle deutschen Unternehmen, mit denen wir zu tun haben, loben das Engagement der Arbeitnehmer in Frankreich“, berichtet Didier Boulogne, Geschäftsführer von Business France in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz.
独家访谈

法国: 正成为更加有利的地方

作为德国的邻国,法国被视为德国企业最重要的商业市场和投资地。Didier Boulogne是德国、奥地利和瑞士地区法国商务投资署常务董事,他解释了目前使法国这一位置有利的相关原因。

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"All German companies, which are relevant for us, praise the commitment of the employees in France", reported Didier Boulogne, the Managing Director of Business France in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Exclusive interview

France: More favourable as a Location

As a neighboring country, France is counted as the most important business market and investment location for German companies. Didier Boulogne, the Managing Director of Business France in Germany, Austria and Switzerland explains the current reasons for involvement and the factors making the location France favorable.

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The Industrial Internet Consortium is based on practical experience: For example, the Asset Efficiency Testbed is related to air and space travel.
Industrial Internet Consortium

USA: Industry 4.0 the American Way

The Industry 4.0 platform or the Industrial Internet Consortium? RAMI or IIRA? Observe the standards meticulously or just do it? In the matter of procedures to be followed for manufacturing in the future and the Internet of Things, the differences between Germany and the USA may not be unbridgeable, but they are definitely conspicuous.

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Products of German machine manufacturers are in great demand once again because deindustrialisation appears to have stopped in the USA.
Export markets

USA: German Machine Manufacturers Bet Strongly on the US

USA has arrived again – at least from the perspective of German machine manufacturers: in 2015 it became one of Germany’s biggest export destinations and this situation will persist in 2016 too, or so expects the VDMA. According to a survey conducted by the Association, the overwhelming majority of German machine manufacturers operating in the USA are expecting increased turnovers.

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Energy chains of Igus are always in demand in Turkey which is why Igus opened its own branch in Istanbul.
Case study - Igus

Turkey: The currently small turkish market raises great expectations

Whether it is slide bearing or energy chains, when it comes to plastics, Igus GmbH from Cologne is always there. The company was founded 50 years back and today it is the world market leader in these areas. The company is represented by 2400 employees in 80 countries around the world, mostly via dealers. In 36 of these markets Igus is focussing on their own branches, recently even in Turkey.

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