Value creation study to be published at DVS CONGRESS + EXPO 2021

Every four years, DVS - Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e. V. (German Welding Society) publishes the economic figures from the fields of joining, cutting and coating technology (FTB). This year, the value-added study* will be presented on 14th September at the press conference of the DVS CONGRESS + EXPO trade event at Messe Essen.

For this study, all available data from the official statistical surveys are compiled and evaluated in order to consider the importance of joining technology in the overall economic context. The particular challenge here is the calculation, as joining technology is a cross-sectional technology. This means that the statistical data is taken from various specialist areas. In the process, the employment figures are also determined as part of the value added contribution generated by this industry in the national economies studied from 2017 to 2019. The current study not only analyses the value added generated in Germany, but also the data of other countries within Europe that are important for joining technologies, as well as the entire European Union (EU28).

Originally, the industry experts would have received the economic figures for the world's leading trade fair SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN 2021. Since the international trade fair was cancelled for this year due to the current situation, the study will now be made available on a smaller scale at the start of the DVS CONGRESS + EXPO, first to the press and then to DVS members and all interested parties.

For 20 years, DVS has regularly commissioned scientific studies on the economic significance of various joining technologies. In the course of time, the value-added study has established itself as a permanent fixture in the professional world.

Your contact person for the value-added study:

Dr.-Ing. Ursula Beller

T +49 211 1591-187



* Full title of the study: "Total economic and sectoral value added from the production and application of joining technology in Germany, selected European countries and the EU as a whole".