A State of Design & Make Special Edition
Spotlight on Industrial Machinery
External factors test resilience
From digitalization to war in Ukraine, a combination of recent macro trends and unexpected crises have had a major impact on increasingly connected global industries. The industrial machinery sector has been hit particularly hard. The industry’s business structures are often centralized and rely on teams that can collaborate on a global scale. This has led to a highly specialized technological landscape full of midsize companies, many of which are less resilient than large multinationals to the impact of such external factors.