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  • Key figures

Competing companies focus on key figures to determine their own market position. IBU offers regular analyses of balance sheet figures, staffing and energy costs, but also collects special comparative values:

  • analysis of monthly reports of the regional offices for statistics: provides an overview of the industry-specific trends in sales, orders received and further key performance indicators.
  • Comparison of key performance indicators between companies: Collection of balance sheet, performance, personnel and earnings ratios of the companies in the sector.
  • Collection of cost trends as a result of changes not due to collective wage agreements.

The association supports investment in equipment , machines and ERP systems through recommendations for best practice, and our purchasing pool for SMEs.


With any manner of an exchange of experience and in the debate about subjects classed as close to the market, the association observes compliance required by the trade association for steel and metal working (WSM).

Do you have any questions about our association or specific topics? We are happy to help you further.

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