As part of a new series of interviews, we talk to Dr Volker Lederer, managing director at Lederer GmbH, about his thoughts and insight into the main factors impacting the fastener and fixing market.
In this first part we discuss the current situation within the fastener market, the impact of trade wars and protectionism, as well as the impact of raw material prices:
Upcoming sections include:
Part 2: The role of distributors and VMI (available now, click here to view)– a look into how the role of distributors has changed; how regulatory developments impact the sector; and the role of quality within the market; as well as the future role of Vendor Managed Inventory.
Part 3: Digitisation and the Future (available now, click here to view) – concentrating on the advantages of embracing digitisation and the opportunities and challenges for the future.
Will joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine in 2007 and over the last 12 years has experienced every facet of the fastener sector - interviewing key figures within the industry and visiting leading companies and exhibitions around the globe.
Will manages the content strategy across all platforms and is the guardian for the high editorial standards that the Magazine is renowned.