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VDMA General Assembly on Wartburg/Eisenach Confirms New Board

In the historical ambience of Wartburg in Eisenach/ Thuringia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, an estimated 40 VDMA members of firms came together from the foundry industry.

The mix of the glamorous surroundings and the substantial content from presentations were excellently chosen by Dr. Wurz (VDMA) and Dr. Ioannidis (Oskar Frech) regarding the current economic situation.

Despite the rather stagnant economy worldwide, the German equipment manufacturers view next year with optimism, especially with the GMTN (GIFA) in Dusseldorf on the way and their undisputed leading technological competence.

Below are the main themes of the event here on online after the deallocation.

In addition, the board was confirmed by election:

Current Elected Board in 2014:

  • Dr. Ioannis Ioannidis, Oskar Frech (Chairman)
  • Rudolf Wintgens, Laempe & Moessner (Deputy Chairman.)
  • Dr. Wolfgang Andree, ABP Induction Systems
  • Frank Donsbach, OTTO JUNKER
  • Stephan Eirich, Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich
  • Dr. Christian Fuchs, JÖST
  • Bernd Schmitz, Kurtz
  • Klaus Wilbert, HEINRICH WAGNER SINTO Maschinenfabrik


Trade association VDMA Report
Dr. Timo Wurz, VDMA

GIFA 2015 - International Main Event for the industry
Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, Messe Dusseldorf

Environmental conditions of the global foundry industry and their impact on the foundry machinery industry
Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Büchner, IKB German Industrial Bank AG

Economic and Political Situation in Iran and prospects for the future of Iran business
Bernd Erbel, 2009-2013 German Ambassador to Iran

3D printing: competitive or complementary for casting?

Current economic situation of the industry


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