Thanks to foreign demand for production equipment for the semiconductor and flat-panel display production equipment , the tenth largest mechanical engineering production centre in the world is expected to achieve sales growth in 2020 as well. However, most of the other machine groups are facing declining demand.
On 14 September 2020, Economics and Digital Affairs Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart and Petra Wassner, Managing Director of the state-owned economic development agency NRW.INVEST, presented the NRW.INVEST AWARD 2020 to four international companies.
As in previous start-up events, selected start-ups presented their innovative and digital solutions, which were primarily aimed at the mechanical and plant engineering sector. The English-language online event was attended by participants from the mechanical and plant engineering sector from Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg (BeNeLux), Austria and Germany.

VDMA – Tailored and valuable knowledge for mechanical engineering
The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association VDMA represents the common economic, technical and scientific interests of mechanical engineering vis-à-vis national and international authorities and business circles. Members benefit from its comprehensive and powerful network.
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Machine and plant manufacturers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg can benefit from VDMA's large network and its expertise and further expand their competitive position.
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The VDMA and its members have an excellent international network at their disposal as a strong lobby for the mechanical and plant engineering industry at EU level and offer a wide range of services to their member companies. Make a decisive contribution to shaping mechanical engineering and become a part of the VDMA. Find out what we can do for your company in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg!
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Arjan Cornelis Willem Schmits
Arjan Cornelis Willem Schmits
Business Development Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
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