Event United States of America Machinery & Equipment

IMTS Spark

Meet our GTAI experts at the virtual IMTS Spark!

Event: Sep 21, 2020 - Mar 15, 2021 Location: Online, United States of America
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Though IMTS 2020 cannot take place as a physical event, a digital platform, IMTS Spark, has been launched to connect suppliers and buyers and inform about current trends in the global industry. Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) will be part of it. Visit our virtual showroom to find out more about the German market and personally discuss business opportunities with our industry experts.

IMTS Spark will officially ignite on September 21, 2020, and will run until March 15, 2021.

Click here to visit our virtual showroom.

A free registration might be required to access all content.

Live Demos

Moreover, two live demos by our industry experts took place in October:

Recording: "3D Printing - Why You Should Invest In Germany" by Max Milbredt


Recording: "Market Opportunities in Germany: Industrie 4.0 & Robotics" by Claudia Grüne

Please take a look to find out more about promising business opportunities in Germany!

Machinery & Equipment industry in Germany

Germany’s Machinery and Equipment (M&E) sector is the world’s leading supplier of machinery with 16 percent share of global trade. German M&E industry strength is driven by a combination of Germany’s proven engineering tradition, its position as a technology development leader, and a highly diversified industrial base.

Current major industry trends include robotics and automation as well as 3D printing, which both play an important role in fighting the coronavirus, e.g. automated lab testing and fast and uncomplicated 3D printing of spare parts for medical devices such as fans.

Robotics & Automation

Germany’s robotics and automation (R&A) industry has enjoyed unprecedented success over the last decade. The R&A industry turnover has more than doubled from 2009 to 2019 (6.2 bn EUR to 14.7 bn EUR) and with a density of 338 robots per 10,000 employees, Germany is Europe’s Robotics & Automation hub. This is also related to the fact that all major robotics application industries are located in Germany.

3D printing

Germany is Europe’s number one market for industrial and consumer 3D printing. The country is the base for Europe’s largest 3D printing and additive manufacturing adopter industries including the aerospace, automotive, machinery, and dental sectors. According to Ernst & Young's 3D Printing Report, 16 percent of all German companies surveyed in 2019 already used 3D printing to manufacture end products. By 2022, the share is expected to be 49 percent.

Examples from the federal states

The machinery & equipment sector plays an important role in all German federal states. Exemplarily, you can find more information from Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the following:

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