According to a CECIMO inquiry, data-driven business models are high on the agenda of European machine tool builders. Building a hybrid skills pipeline that merges ICT and production technologies is seen as an important priority too.
Greater certainty on the right to access different types of data generated by machines would be a necessity for machine tool builders to tap into new business opportunities;
The European machine tool production is growing slightly to a level above 24,2 billion euro in 2016;
Exports will remain stable this year at 18,7 billion euro;
European machine tool production global market share is growing and exceeds 40% in 2016.