EXCLUSIVE: VDMA looks beyond Covid


In an exclusive interview with iVT, Joachim Schmid, managing director for construction, equipment and plant engineering with the highly influential VDMA, signals his hope for industry solidarity and speaks of the post-Covid future.

In a wide-ranging discussion, which features on the latest episode of the iVT Podcast, Schmid talks of how members have adjust to the pandemic, Machines in Construction 4.0 – a joint research initiative between manufacturers, contractors and universities – and a VDMA working group to establish the uniformity of data within digitised worksites.

The VDMA represents over 3,300 mechanical engineering companies across Europe, including all major industrial vehicle manufacturers. This makes is the largest association in Europe representing the common economic, technological and scientific interests of the industry.

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Saul Wordsworth is deputy editor of the iVT brand - which includes digital and print editions of a quarterly magazine and Off-Highway Annual, as well as ivtinternational.com. He is a keen cyclist and lives in north London.

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