VDMA posts record year, concerned over skills shortage

Frankfurt, Germany – Germany’s plastics & rubber machinery industry has posted a record year with a 5% year-on-year growth in sales in the year 2017, and looks set for another strong performance this year.

According to the German plastics and rubber machinery association VDMA, the increase was above the 4% level estimated for the year, and continued a lengthy run of growth for the industry.

“Since the economic crisis… this has been the eighth year of growth in a row. The current boom has been lasting unusually…

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