Lufthansa strikes and weather allowing, MyTradeTV will be visiting glasstec, the world’s biggest exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany.
It starts today (Tuesday) and our coverage should have encouraged any doubters to take the one hour flight to see what the latest developments are.
According to the German manufacturers of glass machinery and equipment (VDMA), while the year has not been ‘rosy’ it has been stable. Given the massive importance of the German economy to the European Union (EU) in general and this sector in particular, the need for a secure and sustainable growth is essential.
“Given that globally the glass industry invested less last year we have done very well,” said Dr Bernd-Holger Zippe, Chairman, VDMA Glass Technology Forum, summing up the mood in the sector. “Over-capacity in flat and solar glass, especially in Europe, is making life hard for plant manufacturers. Nevertheless, the prospects are good in the medium term.”
MYTradeTV will be having a comprehensive report on the show next week.