Yep. Since the 70s we've forgotten how to build stuff, and the Germans haven't. Cars being the most obvious example, but I know more about my industry - printing. If I was asked for a list of major European litho press or print finishing equipment manufacturers I'd definitely include KBA, ManRoland, Heidelberg, Polar, Wohlenberg, MBO, Horauf, Kugler-Womako, Renz - all German. Try finding a British equivalent, it's just not something we do anymore. I also find it hard to source proper old-fashioned engineering work; if we want a replacement part making, or a repair, we have a little engineering workshop in Hyde we can send stuff to, but all the guys in there are over 50 and there is no succession plan. No-one wants an apprenticeship there, so when the last guy retires the business will close and those skills will be lost.