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This coalition agreement must result in stable government work – a stable majority is not everything. We welcome the fact that at least tax burdens are not going to increase and that German industry is being given fundamental importance. However, this on its own is not sufficient for leading our country into a robust economic future.
The Technical University of Berlin is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Quality Management Department at its Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management. In his speech at today’s celebratory colloquium, Dr Ulrich Eichhorn announced that a new chair in "Quality Strategy and Quality Competence” at the TU Berlin would be created with sponsorship from the VDA’s Quality Management Center.
Today Dr. Ing. E.h. Bernard Krone was given honorary membership of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in recognition of his outstanding services as long-serving VDA Vice-president and chairman of the Manufacturer Group "Trailers, Special Bodies and Buses.”
The global passenger car market was buoyant in October: the Chinese market increased by one third, while sales in the US grew by nearly 11 per cent, and in Japan by a good 18 per cent. The Western European market continued its recovery, expanding by just over 4 per cent.
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