With full throttle from the crisis of new orders index Berlin/Stuttgart bounced back, July 22, 2010 – the majority of the Baden-Wurttemberg machine and plant constructors comes out surprisingly quickly and strongly from the crisis. Since the low point was bottomed out in August 2009, it goes uphill with the machine production from month to month. About 75 percent of the companies reported a good or very good order situation, according to the results of a business survey of the Association of German machine and plant engineers VDMA. For comparison: last year complained about 85 percent of the company over to a few new orders. “The current increase must be seen against the background of the very low levels of output but last year, the VDMA President Thomas Lindner at the presentation of the survey results said last Monday in Stuttgart: the strong postponement has led long not again everywhere too full capacity utilisation of”. For 2010, the companies of Baden-Wurttemberg mechanical and plant engineering expect a sales increase of 10 percent.
The also Andreas herb, managing partner at the technology manufacturer Bizerba from Balingen confirmed: analog of the general industry trend Bizerba recorded above-average growth. Sales increases in several markets and accompanying cost reduction measures ensure that Bizerba returns again in 2010 to the old earnings power”. Overall growth in the double-digit percentage range is increasing. The company Heidelberger Druckmaschinen has continued in 2010 its positive development in order intake in the first quarter of the fiscal year according to preliminary calculations. The job situation is still internationally inconsistent. It is characterized by the difficult situation in the United States and Japan. However, some European markets, as well as the regions of Asia, notably showing China and South America a good flow.
The information, however, do not allow inference on the further course of developments. The monthly new orders index for the manufacturing sector of the Federal Statistical Office one of the main indicators for the monitoring and analysis of economic development in Germany. As one of the industries with the most employees of engineering holds a key role as an economic indicator. Here, the new orders index was in 2009 with a value of 37.2. Since January 2010, the index is steadily rising. In may, he reached a peak of 45,6.