Challenges and Perspectives in the Plastics and Rubber Industry

VDMA Calls for Courage and Innovation in Difficult Times

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Despite a 22% decline in incoming orders in 2023, the German plastics and rubber machinery industry achieved a price-adjusted sales increase of 13%.


Impact of Geopolitical Changes on the Machinery Industry


Decline in Order Intakes Despite Revenue Growth

This growth is gratifying and shows that companies were able to acquire many orders in recent years, which are now being successively fulfilled.
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Causes of the Challenges

Outlook and Strategies to Overcome the Crisis

Outlook on K 2025


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