Looking at the world of machine-tool demand can provide some vital clues to the performance of the global economy. After all, where the factories go, so does the economies of must nations. Recent trends indicate that the U.S. and Europe have demanded more machine-tool capability – to the tune of $1.6 trillion dollars! But what does this mean for your industry?
So why is machine-tooling such a great indicator of market resilience? Because machine-tooling in many ways is an indication that the leaders of individual factors are ready to get back to work and that they see growth possible on the horizon. In times of uncertainty, owners refuse to expand a plant, order new machinery or take a risk on a new capability. It’s simply too risky to sink capital into manufacturing when the outlook is uncertain. But once those machine-tool orders start rolling in, it is a sign that the makers of things in our economy are ready to get to work.
This should prompt every manufacturer to consider how the factory and machinery is performing at this time. In many ways, there are simple solutions to complex problems that can be solved with innovative design. For example, the streamlined design of a Komax inline static mixer can solve a host of mixing issues, whether a plant is cooking starch for paper, processing slurry for crude oil or even making ketchup for commercial sale! Available in a slew of sizes and configurations, such an innovative design can have massive implications for energy savings and efficiency.
Globally, of course, there are still factors that can prevent machine-tool orders from really coming into their own. Political instability, energy prices and other kinds of industrial activities all play a role in demand. Still, we should all take this as a sign of increased manufacturing optimism. How can Komax help take a problem you are experiencing and solve it through quality design?