INTERVIEW-German machine tool builders roar back from crisis

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* VDW industry association head sees 30 pct growth this year * Manufacturing lead time for special machines up to 12 mths * Times over when customers dictated prices-VDW head * Suppliers of special electronics take 1 year for delivery By Marilyn Gerlach FRANKFURT, Feb 25 (Reuters) - German machine tools builders, a backbone of the country's capital goods sector, expect output to grow 30 percent this year but some lead times are increasing because of component bottlenecks. "During ...

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