Italy is traditionally an important partner for the German mechanical engineering industry. With deliveries of machinery and equipment worth just under €7 billion in 2020, Italy is the No. 5 export market. The Corona crisis hit Italy hard, and machinery deliveries from Germany also fell by 17.2%. The country is now pinning great hopes on funds from the EU's reconstruction fund. 209 billion are to ensure recovery in Italy - and thus also create new business opportunities for German companies
Distribution has had to adapt strongly to the Corona situation in the course of the past year. Many of the usual sales channels have been completely eliminated. At the same time, there was a wealth of new opportunities to address customers via digital trade fairs, showrooms and webinars.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
There is no change to your current settings or how your data is processed. We have merely improved the explanation of our procedures and explain to you in more detail what options you have to update, manage and delete your data.
We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously.
General information about the scope of processing of your personal data and about your data protection rights can be found at www.vdma.org/datenschutz.
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