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Europe and the United States adjust the policy of the machine tool industry to deal with the 'post-crisis era'
The financial crisis has had a huge impact on the world's major machine tool producing countries. The machine tool output in Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan and other countries has dropped sharply, and the import and export trade has shrunk severely. However, with the gradual recovery of the global economy and the remarkable recovery of the machine tool industry, governments and industry associations in Europe and the United States have launched policies to help the industry return to the track of rapid development. The European Council for Promoting Technological Upgrading and Enterprise Transformation (CECIMO) proposed that the future competitiveness of the European machine tool industry will be based on advanced production technology, high Ru0026D investment, rapid innovation cycles and highly skilled labor, and introduced a series of measures. improve its market competitiveness. First of all, CECIMO has implemented a 12 billion euro 'factory of the future' plan in state-owned and private enterprises to ensure that European technologies can have a foothold on the platform and have a decisive voice in future European investment projects. At the same time, since more than 85% of European machine tool manufacturers are small and medium-sized enterprises, they will pay more attention to small and medium-sized enterprises in terms of technological innovation in the future, promote their participation in project research and development, and maximize their interests. CECIMO also promotes the adoption of the European Unitary Patent, which encourages innovation by reducing the overall fee for patent applications. Secondly, CECIMO is carrying out self-disciplined innovation in the industry to meet the requirements of eco-design, and thus promote enterprise transformation. The European Machine Tool Industry Adjustment Committee and Energy Working Group, composed of experts, academics and engineering designers, will initiate self-regulatory activities to meet eco-design requirements and coordinate with standards bodies such as ISO and CEN. In addition, promote a comprehensive industrial policy that can promote social economy, finance, and trade, maintain the status of European machine tool production and research bases, establish a long-term talent training mechanism through a method similar to half-work and half-training, and strengthen market research, focusing on the development of Emerging markets led by China and India are all important elements of the future development strategy of the European machine tool industry. According to the German Machine Tool Builders Association (VDW), the German government has recently adopted two economic revitalization plans. The funds are mainly used for the construction of public facilities in cities and communities. Because equipment manufacturing, electronic industry or professional technical services will promote Related companies purchase machine tools, therefore, the machine tool industry will benefit indirectly. The United States passed the Manufacturing Promotion Act US President Obama signed the 'Manufacturing Promotion Act' on August 11, and pointed out that it is hoped that the passage of the Act will enhance the competitiveness of the US manufacturing industry and further consolidate the creation of new jobs. The status of manufacturing as a key driver of the U.S. economic recovery. According to the bill, the U.S. government will temporarily cancel or reduce the tariffs that manufacturing companies need to pay when importing some raw materials. An increase of $4.6 billion to create or support 90,000 jobs. The machine tool industry, as a very important production sector in the US manufacturing industry, will also benefit from the bill.