Business Outlook

20.07.2018

Large industrial plant manufacturing in a VUCA world

The business environment in the large industrial plant manufacturing industry has been difficult in recent years, and this trend is likely to hold up for the foreseeable future.

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General market situation

29.08.2017

Growing risks for large industrial plant manufacturing

Given its internationalism and the long-term nature of the projects the sector is more reliant than other sectors of industry on stable political and financial framing conditions.

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29.08.2017

Mega-projects less in demand – flexible plants are becoming the focus

Mega-projects, i.e. complex projects with order values of over half a billion euros to several billion euros, were typical over many years of the demand for large-scale plants.

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Growing risks for large industrial plant manufacturing
Mega-projects less in demand – flexible plants are ...
Western Europe and United States

Stable demand from the industrialized countries

30.08.2017 The USA remained one of the core markets for German large-scale industrial plant manufacturers. In addition to power stations and chemical plants, demand in the USA included plants for wood processing.

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Eastern Europe and Russia

High level of new orders from Russia despite sanctions

17.07.2018 Despite the drop in demand, Russia was the third-biggest customer for large plant manufacturers in 2016.

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Near and Middle East

Difficult Environment in the Near and Middle East

Demand for large-scale industrial plants in the Near and Middle East fell by 25%. The most important customer country in 2016, measured by new orders, was Saudi Arabia.

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Kontakte

Klaus Gottwald

Press, Communications, Engineering Summit, Constructionmanagement

Phone: 069 6603 1264

Fax: 089 6603 2264

E-Mail: klaus.gottwald@vdma.org

Großanlagenbau

Klaus Gottwald

Press, Communications, Engineering Summit, Constructionmanagement

Phone: 069 6603 1264

Fax: 089 6603 2264

E-Mail: klaus.gottwald@vdma.org

Raw Materials
Strong swings on the commodity markets
 

18.03.2021

2020 was also a year of extremes in commodity markets; demand for crude oil fell in the wake of the pandemic.

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Domestic market
Domestic market: low level of activity
 

29.08.2017

Domestic orders rose by 42 % in 2016, to EUR 3.7 billion (2015: EUR 2.6 billion), thus regaining the level seen in 2014.

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North Africa
Business booming in Egypt
 

29.08.2017

Business is currently booming in Egypt. The country is planning to practically double its power generation capacities by 2018, and it is turning to German technology to achieve this.

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Asia
China: Demand dropped down
 

29.08.2017

The weakness in the Chinese market is persisting. Against that, in 2016 large-scale plant manufacturing succeeded in acquiring a few projects of over EUR 100 million, unlike in 2015. However, the level is too low to suggest a change in the general trend.

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