The EU is placing tighter controls on substances which can be used to produce home-made explosives. The Council today adopted a regulation imposing stricter rules regarding the marketing and use of explosive precursors throughout the EU, with a view to limiting their availability to the general public and ensuring the appropriate reporting of suspicious transactions throughout the supply chain.
For the new edition of Technology at Heart, Orgalim visits Germany and zooms in on the mechanical engineering industry. Traditionally a powerhouse of innovation in the B2B sphere, the sector has in recent years been a key driving force in the digital transformation of industry more broadly. Now, German mechanical engineering companies are taking Industry 4.0 to the next level, leveraging digital and data to not only revolutionise their own processes but to reinvent how entire sectors operate.
Orgalim’s economists compile and analyse the latest data and forecasts for Europe’s technology industries twice a year, looking at economic trends across the branches mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and ICT, and metal technology. Their latest report shows steady growth in turnover and employment across the tech industries in 2018, while warning of the risks posed by creeping protectionism and a shortage of skilled workers.
Status on April 2019.
Orgalim, Brussels, 6 March 2019.