Eight new substances have been added to the REACh (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical) candidate list by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
The ‘German Mittelstand’ is Germany’s engine for innovation, technology and business, with a diversity that is unique in the world, writes Andreas Falke, Geschäftsführer of the FBDi
Europe’s world market share of electronics is falling and is on its way to 8% writes Andreas Falke, Managing Director of FBDi, the German component distributor association.
The importance of the environment and human health should be beyond question in these times.
Nearly three out of four Germans say that they are better off than ever before – and yet most Germans are worried about the future. The “German Angst” – as it is referred to in the English-speaking world – always shows itself when we are doing well, writes Andreas Falke, Executive Director of FBDi, the German distribution association.
Overcoming the supply shortages affecting numerous electronic components, German distributors reported continued growth during the first quarter of 2018. For the period January to March 2018, the distribution companies organised under the Fachverband Bauelemente Distribution (FBDi e.V.) reported sales of 978m Euros – up 7% compared with Q1/2017.
Andreas Falke has become the Managing Director of the Gernam distributor association the FBDi. He replaces Wolfram Ziehfuss, who has retired. For Falke, the new role marks a return to his roots.
The start of the new year has heralded the introduction of several new regulations and ordinances, which according to the German component distribution association, FBDi, are also relevant to the distribution of electronic components.
The EU 2017/852 ‘Mercury Regulation’ defines measures and conditions for the use and storage of and the trade in mercury, mercury compounds and mixtures a well as the production, use of and trade in mercury-added products.
Climbing high: German component distribution sales show no sign of abating
Growth spurt: German component distribution sales continue stellar 2017