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Hubert Sawicki
Head of AMT European Office

Born and educated in Poland, had a successful international career. Worked in several European countries, always within and for the engineering community. Various positions in trade of machine tools and tools. Had a very long spell in trade and business management in the UK. As a specialist for the markets of Central and Eastern Europe, joined AMT in 2006, thus re-establishing the AMT European Office. Gradually expanded the reach of the Office, following the developments and events in manufacturing sector of Europe and being at ease with local business and marketing practices and customs and the realities of business life, with a good knowledge of its legal aspects. Since the day one has been assisting members in many market endeavors across the continent, providing detailed information and research, and a practical support.

Born and educated in Poland, had a successful international career. Worked in several European countries, always within and for the engineering community. Various positions in trade of machine tools and tools. Had a very long spell in trade and business management in the UK. As a specialist for the markets of Central and Eastern Europe, joined AMT in 2006, thus re-establishing the AMT European Office. Gradually expanded the reach of the Office, following the developments and events in manufacturing sector of Europe and being at ease with local business and marketing practices and customs and the realities of business life, with a good knowledge of its legal aspects. Since the day one has been assisting members in many market endeavors across the continent, providing detailed information and research, and a practical support.

Posts by Hubert Sawicki
International
By Hubert SawickiSep 29, 2021

International News From the Field: Europe

This week we focus on Russia, the fifth largest economy on the European continent and the world’s 11th largest in terms of nominal GDP at $1.6 trillion. It remains both a major economy and a major market, and it remains on AMT’s radar for member ...

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International
By Hubert SawickiAug 24, 2021

International News From the Field: Europe

This week, we focus on the Netherlands, the seventh largest economy of Europe and fifth within the European Union (EU), a small country with a large economy. Its GDP is over $1 trillion. Famous as a food and plant exporter ...

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International
By Hubert SawickiJul 12, 2021

International News From the Field: Europe

The fourth-largest economy of the European Union (sixth in Europe overall), Spain, with a nominal GDP of about $1.5 trillion, was particularly affected by the pandemic. The recovery has been slow. However, the forecast for the year is for 5% growth.

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International
By Hubert SawickiJun 11, 2021

International News From the Field: Europe

In this week’s edition, we focus on France, with a few other general EU considerations. As the third largest economy in Europe, and the seventh in the world, France is not all about food. Their manufacturing PMI is hovering around 59 and relies heavily...

4m read
International
By Hubert SawickiMay 17, 2021

International News From the Field: Europe

With one of the industry’s major manufacturing technology shows, EMO Milano, coming up in October, we thought we would focus this week’s European news on Italy. With an April record-breaking PMI above 60, substantial government investment incentives...

4m read
International
By Hubert SawickiApr 19, 2021

International News From the Field: Europe

This week, we start with a focus on Germany, the driving force of the European economy, where manufacturing has shown the strongest growth in factory activity in three years. We then move on to European aerospace with interesting developments...

4m read
International
By Hubert SawickiMar 22, 2021

International News From the Field: Europe

In Europe, machine tool consumption is slowly recovering. It ended 2020 at nearly $15 billion (not including Eastern Europe), which was slightly better than projected. The demand is expected to continue to grow in 2021.

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International
By Hubert SawickiFeb 22, 2021

International News From the Field: Europe

Although Europe is often looked at as a whole, individual country status can vary widely. In 2020, the average loss of GDP was about 5% for the 27 countries of the European Union, but for some economies, it was more painful. However...

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International
By Hubert SawickiJan 26, 2021

International News From the Field: Europe

After a very sluggish 2020, due in no small part to the pandemic, European manufacturing metrics and opportunities are improving. The EU is making vast investments in the future of electric vehicles and renewable energy, and the defense sector remains...

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International
By Hubert SawickiDec 21, 2020

International News From the Field: Europe

It has been a particularly painful 2020 for machine tool sales in Europe due in no small part to reduced auto sales and output. On the bright side, the lull has allowed companies to focus on EV and hydrogen programs that will help drive the industry in...

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