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6.12.2019
Wolfram N. Diener becomes new President & CEO at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Gathering on 4 December 2019 the Shareholders’ Meeting of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, presided over by the Chairman, Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, appointed Wolfram N. Diener (55) as the new President & Chief Executive Officer and Erhard Wienkamp (61) as the new Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business. The Shareholders’ Meeting has thereby followed the recommendation of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. In his new position, Wolfram Diener succeeds Werner M. Dornscheidt (65), who will retire at the end of June 2020 after almost 17 years at the helm of the Düsseldorf trade fair company. Diener will take up his post on 1 July 2020. Erhard Wienkamp will succeed Hans Werner Reinhard (49), who left the company on 30 September 2019, as Operative Managing Director on 1 January 2020.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
6.12.2019
FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2020: Craftsmanship Meets Technology
From 18 to 21 March 2020, wood and window specialists from all over the world will gather in Nuremberg for the combined FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK exhibition. The 17 halls of the fully booked exhibition centre will once again showcase the latest trends in the woodworking and wood processing trade and the window, door and facade segment. The more than 1,300 exhibitors expected from over 40 countries create a unique information forum for the participating segments and are set to once again attract some 111,000 international visitors.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
6.12.2019
Andina Pack 2019: Strong International Presence
Once again, Andina Pack has confirmed its position as the leading trade fair in the sector of processing and packaging technologies for the Andean region and Central America. From 19-22 November 2019, 545 exhibitors, with a 53.7 % international presence, from 25 countries including Colombia, presented their products and solutions for the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries in Bogotá, Colombia. One of the biggest growing participations was Brazil which had a presence of 67 companies, 45.6 % higher than the presence in the 2017 version. In addition, 17,789 trade visitors benefited from the unique access to innovations, trends and market solutions. Exhibitors especially highlighted the high increase in the quality of trade visitors showing in the first days of the fair, many machines sold, which boosted business throughout the week.
(Source: Koelnmesse SAS)
4.12.2019
MEDICA and COMPAMED Hold Their Own in a Demanding Market Environment
The demand market for medical technology and medical products is becoming increasingly challenging and discriminating worldwide. Providers are adapting to this on a flexible basis and furnishing appropriate answers that include innovations for modern and cost-efficient medical care. Visitors were able to see this for themselves at MEDICA, the world’s largest medical trade fair, and COMPAMED, the leading trade fair for the medical technology manufacturing supplier market, both of which took place in Düsseldorf. The slogan “Be Part of the No. 1” was embraced by experts from all areas of the health industry, who provided for a slight increase in the number of visitors to the fully utilised exhibition halls over the four days of the fair (18–21 November 2019).
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
4.12.2019
Oliver Frese named Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse
Oliver Frese will be taking on the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Koelnmesse. At its meeting on 25 November 2019, the trade fair company's Supervisory Board decided in favour of the 52-year-old, who served as a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Messe AG in Hanover until the end of 2018. As COO on the three-member Management Board in Cologne, he will be responsible for the operative development of Koelnmesse's event portfolio. Frese starts on 1 January 2020.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
3.12.2019
LUFTHANSA: Supervisory Board gives go-ahead for sale of LSG Group's
At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approved the planned sale of the LSG Group's European business to gategroup. The contract will be finalized and signed in the coming days. Lufthansa Group and gategroup will then advise on the contents of the contract.
A possible sale is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.
(Source: Lufthansa Group)
29.11.2019
Lackwerke Peters: Inkjet Solder Resists for Digital Manufacturing
The application of fine structures within a reliable process is enabled by the inkjet technology, a digital print method. Eliminating the process steps of pre-drying, exposure and development, steps which are essential in the processing of similar high resolution photoimageable solder resists, this method of inkjet application brings a tremendous potential for savings. Thanks to the direct digital realisation of layouts, it is possible to flexibly and rapidly modify the layouts; even small and very small series can be implemented in a cost-effective manner. One of the technical benefits of inkjet printing is the fact that different layer thicknesses can be applied on one pcb side, thus permitting a high edge coverage along with low layer thicknesses in critical areas. Vias and other areas, if necessary, can be directly saved out from the printing process to avoid the risk of defects as they may be generated by incomplete curing or the free development of photoimageable inks.
(Source: Lackwerke Peters GmbH & Co. KG)
29.11.2019
IPB 2019 a Big hHt With Exhibitors and Visitors
Highly satisfied exhibitors and visitors at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Processing Conference & Exhibition (IPB) in Shanghai: The three-day exhibition closed on 18 October 2019 with visitor numbers up 30 percent on the previous year and an increase in display area of 19 percent. Apart from the comprehensive range of innovative technology for particle, powder and bulk solids processing, the event also offered an impressive, high-calibre supporting programme with renowned speakers from all around the world. In 2020 the IPB will be rescheduled and will take place in July for the first time.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
28.11.2019
Arburg at Interplastica 2020: High-performance for the Packaging Industry
From 28 to 31 January 2020, Arburg will be in attendance at Interplastica in Moscow, Russia at stand 1B25 in hall 2. A Packaging version of the hybrid Allrounder 570 H will be demonstrating live how thin-walled IML containers are produced for the packaging industry. What's more, visitors will be able to speak to Arburg's experts and find out all about the company's comprehensive product portfolio, which includes automation, turnkey systems and digitalisation. "Despite the current economic situation and international trade conflicts, we have been able to maintain a strong position in Russia as well as in Eastern and Central Europe in 2019, and we have even managed to gain ground in some business fields, as has been the case with our solutions for the packaging and medical industries," explains Stephan Doehler, Sales Director Europe at Arburg.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
28.11.2019
AKL’20: Improving Productivity through Digitization in the Laser Industry
From May 6 to 8, 2020, laser manufacturers and users from various branches will meet at the AKL’20 for the 13th time. Featuring over 600 participants, 87 speakers and over 50 sponsors and exhibitors, the “AKL – International Laser Technology Congress” has established itself as the leading forum for applied laser technology in Europe. The program of events is already available at www.lasercongress.org – where you can also register now for AKL’20. The AKL’20 follows the proven structure of past years, so this time the first conference day, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, will be dedicated to the parallel expert forums with the trend-setting topics Additive Manufacturing and Process Monitoring & AI. For the first time, Fraunhofer ILT is also dedicating a separate forum to quantum technology. The Technology Business Day (TBT) gives participants an overview of different laser markets, and the Laser Technology Beginners Seminar provides an excellent opportunity for newcomers to enter the world of laser technology.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
27.11.2019
Lufthansa Executive Board approves sale of the European business of the LSG Group
Lufthansa Group confirms the decision of its Executive Board on the sale of the LSG Group's European business to Gategroup. The sale is part of the new strategy of Lufthansa Group to focus on the airline business. Furthermore, the sale enables the new owner to further develop the catering business. A possible sale is subject to the approval of additional bodies, in particular the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, as well as clearance by the competition authorities.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
26.11.2019
Covestro: Waste, plants, CO2 – the resources of the future
With sustainable raw materials from waste, plants and CO2, the chemical industry can support the transition to a circular economy. At the Raw Materials Summit 2019, which took place on Monday at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany representatives from business, politics and science called for the increased use of such sources instead of crude oil. Accordingly, non-fossil resources help to close the carbon loop and can contribute to climate protection. At the summit the “Resource Innovator” start-up prize was awarded to the young company Ineratec from Southern Germany. “The chemical industry is actively pushing ahead with the transformation to a circular economy,” said Dr. Klaus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management for Production and Technology at Covestro. The materials manufacturer organized the summit again joinly with the Technical University of Berlin and the Dechema Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
(Source: Covestro AG)
26.11.2019
BIOFACH 2020: The “Place To Be” for the International Organic
From 12 – 15 February 2020, the “Place To Be” for the international organic sector is Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, when BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, opens its doors again. The annual start-of-year gathering for the sector is set to welcome some 3,500 exhibitors from around 100 countries. The addition of two extra halls (7A and 3A) means that the next round of BIOFACH has room for even more exhibitors. As a result, there will be an even more diverse range of products on display for trade visitors – as many as 51,488 from more than 140 countries in 2019. Through its congress theme “Organic delivers!”, BIOFACH will put the spotlight on the positive effects of ecological agriculture in 2020. The new special show “All about Water: is the basis of all life endangered?” addresses another highly topical issue.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.11.2019
Evonik expands production capacity for ROHACELL® foams in the US
Due to increasing demand for lightweight construction materials for specialty applications, Evonik is expanding its production of ROHACELL® high-performance rigid, closed-cell foams at its Mobile, Alabama site in the United States. The production expansion is scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020. With this investment, the specialty chemicals company will significantly increase production capacity for high-temperature resistant polymethacrylimide (PMI) foams in North America. “The investment in Mobile strengthens our global position as a reliable partner and solutions provider of high-performance, lightweight PMI-based rigid foams and enables us to meet increasing demand in North America over the long term,” says Christina Walkosak, head of the High Performance Polymers business line, Americas, for Evonik.
(Source: Evonik)
21.11.2019
Arburg at the Swiss Plastics Expo 2020
Arburg is an industry pioneer in the fields of production efficiency, digitalisation and sustainability. The company will be in attendance at the Swiss Plastics Expo from 21 to 23 January 2020 in Lucerne, Switzerland at stand C1061 in hall 1. They will be showcasing “arburgXworld” as well as an IT-networked turnkey system enabling flexible and efficient injection moulding production. “arburgXworld” incorporates the customer portal of the same name as well as all digital products and services. “For our customers, digitalisation and automation are essential when it comes to maintaining and enhancing their production efficiency, innovative strength and competitive edge,” states Marcel Spadini, Managing Director of Arburg AG in Switzerland. “Through our ‘arburgXworld’ range and the customer portal of the same name, we offer significant added value – from support with machine design and provision of digital services, right the way through to online ordering of our new Allrounder 270 S compact.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
21.11.2019
Hannover Messe 2020: Keen Interest in Artificial Intelligence
Every seat was quickly taken – with standing room only – but that didn’t keep more and more people from following the discourse from the aisles. Whenever AI is the topic, the Industry 4.0 Forum draws in the crowds, and next year will surely be no exception. "At HANNOVER MESSE, Industry 4.0 is stepping up and taking its rightful place on center stage," commented Arno Reich, the Senior Vice President at Deutsche Messe in charge of the forum. "Once a sideline topic, digital transformation has quickly risen to become a megatrend, and the Industry 4.0 Forum has been instrumental in the process. The global industrial sector turns to HANNOVER MESSE and its supporting forums and conferences as a prime source of orientation and inspiration in times of technological transformation. The lead theme chosen for HANNOVER MESSE 2020 – ‘Industrial Transformation’ – is therefore the perfect choice."
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
21.11.2019
New Signing and a Focus on Production for XJet at Formnext
On its largest stand to-date, XJet Ltd. (Hall 12.1 booth C01), the additive manufacturing company, is showcasing a new high volume application at Formnext this week and has signed a new customer for its alumina material. Israeli based business, Tuvia Sharon, shook hands on the deal on the opening of the exhibition in Frankfurt. Tuvia Sharon is a family owned business, producing assemblies, parts and components – for amongst other sectors, the aerospace and medical industries. With more than 60 year’s manufacturing experience, and a meticulous customer-centric ethos, the business is perfectly positioned to beta test the alumina material. XJet’s newest ceramic material will also be beta tested by an unnamed customer in the USA, who is already successfully producing parts in zirconia with an XJet Carmel 1400.
(Source: XJet Ltd.)
20.11.2019
BASF invests US$ 4 Million in AgVentures II Fund Managed by SP Ventures
BASF Venture Capital is one of the main investors in the first closing of the Brazilian fund AgVentures II having committed US$ 4 million. The fund is managed by São Paulo-based SP Ventures and focuses on startups from the Latin American agricultural and food (AgFood) sector. The fund aims to support 20 to 25 new companies founded and headquartered in Latin America. Besides BASF, other investors include multinational companies as strategic investors as well as financial investors, international development finance institutions and local family offices. For BASF Venture Capital, this represents the first investment in Brazil.
(Source: BASF SE)
20.11.2019
Software AG Joins the Open Data Initiative
Software AG today announced that Software AG will participate in the Open Data Initiative (ODI) as a member of the Partner Advisory Council (PAC). Originally announced by Microsoft, Adobe and SAP last year, the ODI aims to help companies transform their customer experiences through real-time insights delivered from the cloud. Software AG joins a growing roster of enterprise software companies contributing to the initiative. As a member of the PAC, Software AG’s webMethods.io will play a key role in helping customers across the ODI ecosystem easily access and integrate data across multiple data sources and application areas. webMethods.io will provide pre-build connecters based on the ODI standard and integration recipes and templates, making it easier for members of the initiative to connect real-time data sources.
(Source: Software AG)
20.11.2019
Schuler Captures Indian Market with Yadon
Schuler’s affiliate Yadon is a success story also in India: In the last two years, more than 80 presses from the Chinese manufacturer have been sold in the country. About half of them with a press force ranging from 60 to 1,000 metric tons have already been installed at various metal forming companies. The complete product portfolio will be on exhibit at IMTEX Forming 2020 in Bangalore from January 23 to 28 (stand G82, hall 27). “Our customers are convinced not only by the attractive price-performance ratio of Yadon's presses, but also by Schuler's closely-knit service network”, says Managing Director Nitin Kulkarni. “This means that our employees are always close to our customers and can provide quick assistance for high plant productivity.”
(Source: Schuler AG)
19.11.2019
Alibaba Group Generated US$12 Billion of GMV in the First Hour of the 2019
Alibaba Group Holding Limited today kicked off the 2019 11.11 Global Shopping Festival at midnight in China. In the first minute and eight seconds, GMV settled through Alipay reached US$1.0 billion (RMB7.0 billion). In the first hour, GMV settled through Alipay reached US$12.0 billion (RMB84.0 billion). In the hours leading up to the shopping event, Alibaba’s video streaming platform Youku hosted the fifth annual countdown gala, which included interactive performances from Taylor Swift and other international and domestic celebrities. Hosted at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, the gala was broadcast live across nearly 30 platforms and TV channels.
(Source: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.)
19.11.2019
Closing of the sale of the Meyer Burger software business to S&T AG
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced today the closing of the sale of its subsidiary AIS Automation Dresden GmbH (Germany) to S&T AG in Linz (Austria). The two companies had signed a contract to this effect on October 24, 2019. S&T AG is taking over all business units of AIS as well as approximately 140 employees. The agreed purchase price is in the order of CHF 14 million in cash. Meyer Burger anticipates an accounting profit arising from the transaction of around CHF 2 million. This accounting profit arises net after a goodwill recycling charge of just under CHF 5 million.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
18.11.2019
Formnext 2019: 285 new exhibitors from 29 nations
The growth of Formnext has been driven by previous exhibitors increasing their booth sizes and a number of new exhibitors who have discovered the platform for themselves. This year, 285 new exhibitors from 29 countries will be presenting their products and services at Formnext for the first time. A significant 65 percent of these companies are from outside of Germany, most notably from China, partner country USA, the UK, Italy, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Due to the huge growth, Formnext 2019 will take place in Halls 11 and 12 for the first time, the most modern part of the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The high-quality and elegant architecture of the two halls, combined with the modern and spacious entrance building Portalhaus, provides a very special setting for the event.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
18.11.2019
opti 2020: Focus on Contact Lenses
Technical innovations in terms of contact lens material or performance: At opti, taking place from 10 to 12 January 2020 at the Fairground Munich, trade visitors can discover all of the new developments on the market. Hall C6, which serves as the entrance to opti 2020 and can be reached through the Entrance North-West, will accommodate 25 exhibitors focusing on the topic of contact lenses and contact lens supplies. Freedom of movement and stylish independence: Having shed their image as hard-to-use and unpleasant-to-wear products, modern-day contact lenses offer numerous benefits for over three million people around the world. Nowadays, contact lenses constitute a popular visual aid and an equivalent alternative or addition to glasses. We would like to introduce you to five companies that will be presenting their new products to opti 2020 visitors in Munich at the start of the year.
(Source: GHM)
18.11.2019
BMW at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019
The joy of driving, the excitement of sports performance and the passion for racing will greet visitors to the BMW stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place on 22 November – 1 December 2019. The joy of driving, the excitement of sports performance and the passion for racing will greet visitors to the BMW stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place on 22 November – 1 December 2019. Taking centre stage for the German premium carmaker are the world or show premieres of the latest new arrivals from BMW M GmbH. New high-performance models for the luxury class, Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) and premium compact segments add further variety to the line-up of models combining standout dynamics, agility and precision with unrestricted everyday usability.
(Source: BMW Group)
14.11.2019
Roscongress Foundation Takes Part in UNIDO General Conference
The 28th session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) General Conference was held in Abu Dhabi. The Innosocium Foundation, the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation, took part in the session as part of a delegation from the Russian Federation. The theme of the 28th General Conference is ‘Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future’. The Roscongress Foundation has been successfully cooperating with UNIDO since 2016. The two organizations have held a number of joint events. In December 2018, the Roscongress Foundation and UNIDO signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the UNIDO headquarters in Vienna. The Foundation’s participation in the 28th UNIDO General Conference marked a continuation of their cooperation in an effort to promote international projects in such areas as the development of creative industries, the creation of a women’s agenda, support for youth entrepreneurship as well as the shaping of a sustainable development agenda.
(Source: The Roscongress Foundation)
14.11.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Suffers from Poor Market Situation
CEO Clemens Iller said: "After a noticeable deterioration in demand had already been observed in the first half of the year, sales markets contracted on a broad basis in the third quarter. As in the first half of the year, the automotive industry was under the greatest pressure in a generally weak market environment. The downturn triggered by the usual seasonal decline in demand in the first two summer months was exacerbated by global political uncertainty and, in some cases, escalating trade disputes. Even in September, when order intake picks up again in a normal market environment, demand remained weak. Accordingly, the result for the third quarter was unsatisfactory despite ramped-up cost-cutting measures. As no reliable forecasts for future orders are made by customers, we have adjusted our expectations for the financial year in October downwards. At the same time, we announced a capital increase to strengthen the Company's financial base."
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
14.11.2019
Coherent Improves Metal 3D Printing Capabilities for the Dental Industry
As one of the world’s leading providers of laser-based technologies, Coherent is acutely aware of the interdependence of hardware and software to achieve maximum productivity and streamline workflows in production environments. The company’s metal 3D printing / additive manufacturing platform Coherent CREATOR has been successfully received by industry since its introduction in 2016, with increasing uptake across many industry sectors. However, the dental industry has proved to be a particularly smart fit for additive manufacturing, and the CREATOR more specifically, where it has emerged as an ideal production solution for dental laboratory applications thanks to its price/performance ratio with the ability to produce many small, precise yet complex, patient-specific parts in a single build.
(Source: ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH)
13.11.2019
Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Fall for Fourth Consecutive Quarter
Marking the fourth consecutive quarterly decline, worldwide silicon wafer area shipments totaled 2,932 million square inches in the third quarter of 2019, down 1.7 percent from the 2,983 million square inches shipped in the second quarter of the year and 9.9 percent lower than shipments during the same period in 2018, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. "Global silicon wafer shipments continue to ship at lower volumes relative to last year’s record levels,” said Neil Weaver, chairman of SEMI SMG and vice president of Product Development and Applications Engineering at Shin Etsu Handotai America. “Ongoing geopolitical tensions and the overall economic slowdown have negatively impacted silicon demand for the year.”
(Source: SEMI)
13.11.2019
SEMICON Europa Opens with SMART Mobility, MedTech, Design and Talent in Spotlight
SEMICON Europa, Europe’s largest event connecting the entire electronics design and manufacturing supply chain – from innovation to applications – opens today in strategic co-location with productronica at Messe München, in Munich, Germany. Themed Semiconductors Drive Smart, SEMICON Europa 2019 – Nov. 12-15 – highlights the vital importance of European sectors and ecosystems in propelling the semiconductor manufacturing industry and the broader electronics design and manufacturing supply chain worldwide. Olivier Schwab, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, kicks off the Executive Keynote Opening Ceremony with his presentation Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Thought leaders from the United Nations, Audi, IBM, Fraunhofer, Applied Materials and SOI Industry Consortium will present insights on sustainability, digital healthcare, smart automotive, IoT, quantum computing and other pressing topics surrounding the digital economy.
(Source: SEMICON Europa)
11.11.2019
Signing Ceremony im Rahmen Messe CIIE in Shanghai, China
Am 9.11.19 fand im Zuge der China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai eine Unterschriftszeremonie zwischen Tochterunternehmen des chinesischen Staatskonzerns CNBM Group, Peking, und der SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG statt. Ziel war die Bestätigung beider Parteien über die Einigung der maßgeblichen Parameter zur Lieferung von Produktionsanlagen der ersten Ausbaustufe mit 150 MW für die nächste Fabrik für CIGS-Solarmodule in der Stadt Xuzhou, China. Die rechtlich bindenden Verträge sollen nun innerhalb der kommenden Zeit zwischen den operativ beteiligten Unternehmen geschlossen werden. Das erwartete Projektvolumen liegt derzeit bei rd. 57 Mio. €. Nach Abschluss der Verträge ist kurzfristig mit den vereinbarten Anzahlungen und dem einhergehenden Projektstart zu rechnen. Nachdem in der ersten Fabrik für CIGS-Solarmodule in der Stadt Bengbu, China, die Produktion erfolgreich angelaufen ist, will CNBM seine ambitionierten Ausbaupläne weiterverfolgen und in Xuzhou nach den Städten Bengbu und Meishan den dritten Standort in China für eine 300 MW Produktion eröffnen.
(Source: SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES)
11.11.2019
Art Düsseldorf 2019: International Performance with Strong Cooperation in the Region
"The third edition shows that we continue to strategically expand international networking and that Art Düsseldorf is also establishing itself as a driver for the local art scene. Our close cooperation with the private collections, institutions and galleries in the Rhineland emphasizes the dynamic networking within the region. The topic of young talent remains to be of central importance to us, which is why we have highlighted the young galleries at the fair with the rsvp sector. We are continuing our partnerships, such as the acquisition by Freunde des Kunstpalast, and are entering into new ones, such as with Rhineland Independent. As a platform for exchange on current and future-oriented topics, we deal with digital change in the art world in our talk program over the three days of the fair and have international speakers present their perspectives on the issue. As an international fair with strong regional roots, we exhibit the confidence to identify, communicate and promote quality. I am looking forward to welcoming numerous visitors, interested collectors and a committed professional audience that will contribute to a lively discussion, so Walter Gehlen, Director of Art Düsseldorf ."
(Quelle: art.fair International GmbH)
8.11.2019
BDI: The EU is the Solution – Not the Problem
In an interview with the Passauer Neue Presse, the BDI President pleads for a strengthening and unification of Europe. Dieter Kempf expects more courage from politics in Germany. The task of the Grand Coalition is far from finished.The impatience in the economy is growing. “The tasks of the GroKo is far from finished,” warns Dieter Kempf in an interview with the Passauer Neue Presse. The economy is slacking, the international competition is getting sharper. And yet, the parties in power seem to be more geared to their programmatic and political action, as they can gain half a percentage point in the next Sunday's poll. That is barely enough to prepare Germany for the future. “Policy makers in Germany are too busy with redistribution and not enough with investment in securing the future of the country,” the BDI president complains. For the promotion of forward-looking technologies such as artificial intelligence, the federal government wants to spend only three billion euros by 2025. Kempf criticizes: “The government doesn't spend money properly.” It takes smart investments to lay the foundation for the prosperity of tomorrow.
(Source: BDI)
8.11.2019
VDMA: Euro Zone Orders are a Small Ray of Hope
In September 2019, companies recorded a 4 percent decline in orders in real terms. "However, this monthly comparison is no reason for the all-clear," said VDMA chief economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers. In the first nine months of 2019, orders were 8% lower than in the same period last year, with domestic orders down 9% and foreign orders down 8%. "We do not see that the burdens resulting from the many trade disputes and increasing protectionism are now easing. And the global propensity to invest is not increasing," explained Wiechers. In September, a total of 2% fewer orders came from abroad than in the previous year. Growth from the euro zone (+ 11%) was offset by a decline of 6 per cent in orders from non-euro countries. Domestic orders fell by 9%.
(Source: VDMA)
8.11.2019
Meyer Burger Signed an Important Framework Contract
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced that it had signed an important framework contract with a solar cell manufacturing start-up company in North America for its heterojunction (HJT) core equipment. The contract volume is expected to reach around CHF 100 million and is subject to the customer successfully concluding a financing round. According to the latest information received from the customer, the financing round is still ongoing, although delayed as compared to the communicated expectations. It is currently expected to be completed in a few weeks at the earliest.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
7.11.2019
Baltic Sea Region Aims to Tap Potential of Tech Events
The Baltic Sea Region’s leading meetings and events industry trade show CONVENE is just four months away, and the eighth edition of the Hosted Buyer programme promises to deliver access to a bunch of destinations, world-class venues and top-notch services under one roof. However, these are a part of a much bigger picture and CONVENE 2020 will aim to bring attention to the characteristics that differentiate the Baltic Sea Region from other parts of Europe. Chief among them is the fact that the entire region is highly tech-savvy, which provides a certain direction for the meeting planners. “Our region’s meetings industry benefits from thriving startup hubs, a collaborative spirit between business and scientific institutions, and associations active in global networks, which is especially important for association events,” says Inga Romanovskien?, Director of Vilnius business development agency Go Vilnius.
(Source: Go Vilnius)
7.11.2019
Lufthansa Group achieves an Adjusted EBIT of EUR 1.3 billion in the third quarter
In a challenging operating environment, Lufthansa Group achieved an Adjusted EBIT of EUR 1.3 billion for the third quarter of 2019, only slightly below the EUR 1.4 billion of the prior-year period. Against the backdrop of higher fuel costs, which were EUR 171 million above their 2018 level in the third quarter alone, the Group delivered a sound business performance for the period. “Our airlines were able to translate their premium quality and market strength into solid third-quarter earnings,” confirms Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. “At Eurowings the turnaround measures are showing first results; and at Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo we will be taking tangible corrective action to improve earnings. As Europe’s leading airline group, we are on a sound and stable strategic course.”
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
7.11.2019
SolarEdge Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. “Our performance this quarter was at the upper range of our guidance, with record revenues, record non-GAAP profitability and record cash generation,” said Zvi Lando, Acting CEO and VP Global Sales of SolarEdge. “While we are pleased with the financial and operational results, this was a somber quarter for the Company due to the untimely passing of Mr. Guy Sella, Founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge. Guy was not only our CEO and Chairman but a technological visionary, a role model and dear friend and will be greatly missed. SolarEdge management, most of whom have been leading the company together with Guy for many years, are dedicated to continue to strive for excellence in innovation and execution. We believe we are well positioned for continued growth both in our core business as leaders of PV inverter technology and in our new businesses of lithium-ion cells and batteries, e-mobility powertrain solutions and uninterruptible power supply systems.”
(Source: SolarEdge)
6.11.2019
BIOFACH AMERICA: Satisfied Exhibitors and a Unique Range of Products
The international organic sector gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center on America’s eastern seaboard from 12 to 14 September this year. Together with Natural Products Expo East, BIOFACH AMERICA – ALL THINGS ORGANIC brought together more than 1,550 commercial brands and more than 30,000 visitors. Dedicated exclusively to certified organic products, BIOFACH AMERICA was held for the 17th time this year. From 24 to 26 September 2020, BIOFACH AMERICA – ALL THINGS ORGANIC and Natural Products Expo East will be held in Philadelphia.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
6.11.2019
Smart Energy Week 2020: Help shape the education for the largest energy event in North America
19,000 solar, storage, smart energy, wind, EV, and hydrogen + fuel cell attendees convened in Salt Lake City for the largest energy event in North America. Industry-leading experts and programming was featured across the jam-packed four days and hinted on an even larger and brighter future for the event. Liked what you saw in 2019? Here is your opportunity to get involved, shape the education, and showcase your expertise at the center of energy integration. Be among the thought-leaders for SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week, September 14-17, 2020.
(Source: Solar Power International)
5.11.2019
VDMA: "Fender bender in the market economy."
The federal government wants to promote electromobility with higher subsidies. Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Managing Director of the VDMA, comments: "The purchase premiums for electric cars are once again an attempt at the end of the value chain to buy a market with the help of taxpayers' money. This is the most expensive way with the highest scatter loss, because those buyers are also encouraged who do not need such a premium. It would be better to invest the money at the beginning of the value chain - in technology-open research and development. Intelligent production technologies to reduce product costs should be promoted. The tax incentives for research that have been promised for a long time are the right way to go, but the step envisaged here is far too small.
(Source: VDMA)
5.11.2019
Covestro Closed Sale of European Systems Houses Business to H.I.G. Capital
Covestro successfully closed the sale of its European Systems Houses business to H.I.G. Capital effective as of November 1, 2019. The sales proceeds amount to a high-double-digit euro million sum. The business comprises facilities in the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Germany and further businesses in Italy. Approximately 250 employees are generating annual sales of some EUR 230 million. The sale of the systems houses is part of Covestro’s ongoing efforts to optimize its portfolio. The systems houses are offering tailor-made polyurethanes systems for customers. With its new owner H.I.G. Capital, the European Systems Houses now have the perspective to position themselves as an independent, focused player for mid-sized customers. The newly formed business will trade under the name Plixxent.
(Source: Covestro AG)
5.11.2019
Closing of the Sale of the Meyer Burger Company Building
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announces the closing of the sale of its headquarters building in Gwatt (Thun) to the Helvetica Swiss Commercial Fund (HSC Fund). The City of Thun waives its pre-emptive right to acquire the building and granted the pending approval for sale. The change of ownership took place on October 31, 2019. The total purchase price amounts to CHF 42.5 million, of which approximately CHF 31 million were transferred to Meyer Burger today and the remainder will follow in tranches over the course of the next five years.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
31.10.2019
COLOGNE FINE ART 2019: Podium Discussion on the Development of the Art Market for Ancient Art
For its 50th edition, COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN is once again bringing an extraordinarily inspiring mixture of art, artistic craftwork and design to the cathedral city. The list of exhibitors includes famous dealers with first class exhibits from a wide range of epochs and styles, many of them are long-term exhibitors, however some of them are returnee exhibitors or newcomers. The special exhibition "Bauhaus original", which is paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of this pioneering movement, especially underlines the fact that design plays a prominent role at this trade fair. A further special event entitled "Utopia of Form" demonstrates the influence of Bauhaus on later designer generations and philosophies, which at the border between design and art, illustrates examples of radical minimalism and new design language. A podium discussion organised in collaboration with the Cologne University Institute of Art History will take a vivid look at the art market for ancient art also from different perspectives.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
31.10.2019
Covestro Supports Chem Startup Award
New chance for chemistry start-ups: The ChemCologne initiative and numerous industrial companies have presented the Chem Startup Award for the second time at StartupCon in Cologne, Germany. The eleven international finalists prevailed against a number of other teams in advance and have prepared themselves for the big final. In the end, the winner is start-up PolyLabs from Latvia. PolyLabs is a producer of biopolyols. These consist of renewable raw materials such as rapeseed or tall oil. The biobased polyols are produced for the polyurethane industry and can be used for polyurethane system houses, and insulating materials. This year, Covestro once again supports the initiative of ChemCologne by donating a special award, the participation in the first data science conference of the chemical industry, Chemalytix, which will be held in Leverkusen in December (www.chemalytix.de).
(Source: Covestro AG)
30.10.2019
Second Quarter of 2019: Solid Core Volume Growth in a Difficult Environment
Based on the results of the first half of 2019, Covestro has confirmed its guidance for the current fiscal year. As expected, ongoing intense competitive pressure and uncertainties in major sales markets persisted into the second quarter. Whereas core volumes rose by 1.1%, Group sales fell to EUR 3.2 billion (–16.9%) due to lower selling prices. At EUR 459 million, EBITDA stabilized at the level of the first quarter of 2019 (EUR 442 million), but remained well under the outstanding result achieved in the prior-year quarter (–53.4%). The decline in earnings resulted mainly from lower margins in the Polyurethanes and Polycarbonates segments. Net income declined to EUR 189 million, while free operating cash flow amounted to minus EUR 55 million on account of lower cash flows from operating activities and higher investments.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
30.10.2019
Kögel Exhibits at Solutrans 2019
At this year's Solutrans in Lyon, Kögel is presenting its range for the forwarding and construction industries at Stand 4L 162 in Hall 42 from 19 to 23 November 2019. At Solutrans, Kögel will celebrate products including the NOVUM trailer generation, which was awarded the “Trailer Innovation 2019” industry prize, under the slogan “Innovations made for you! – Kögel NOVUM: Light & Strong”. Visitors can look forward to the best-selling Kögel Cargo from the NOVUM generation. In addition to the Kögel Box dry freight box body and the Kögel Trailer Axle KTA, an enhanced service offer for trailers awaits Kögel customers.
(Source: Kögel Trailer GmbH)
29.10.2019
Global MEMS and Sensors Fab Capacity to Grow 25 Percent Through 2023, SEMI Reports
Total worldwide installed capacity for MEMS and sensors fabs is forecast to grow 25 percent to 4.7 million wafers* per month from 2018 to 2023, driven by explosive demand across communications, transportation, medical, mobile, industrial and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications, according to the new MEMS & Sensors Fab Report to 2023 published by SEMI. Listing more than 230 companies with over 400 facilities, the report is the first of its kind focused on MEMS and sensors front end facilities. The report, spanning the 12 years starting in 2012, predicts that MEMS fabs will account for 46 percent of all MEMS and sensors facilities by 2023. Image sensors fabs will represent 40 percent of the total, and other fabs – those producing both MEMS and image sensors – the remaining 14 percent.
(Source: SEMI)
28.10.2019
Barbara Leithner Promoted to Management Team at Reed Exhibitions Austria
Reed Exhibitions Austria has now raised Barbara Leithner to a new position in executive management. Mrs. Leithner succeeds Dietmar Eiden, the previous chief executive for B2B fairs, who has chosen to leave the company to return home to Germany. Barbara Leithner (43) joined Reed Exhibitions in 2010 and has served the company in a wide range of functions. As well as working in Corporate Affairs, she also oversaw the introduction of a new ERP system. Prior to this she played a decisive role in the development and implementation of successful shows, such as the VIECC Vienna Comic Con and the Wiener Immobilien Messe. Consequently, Mrs. Leithner is very familiar with every aspect of the business. Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein, CEO of Reed Exhibitions Austria explains: “In Barbara Leithner the management team welcomes an expo specialist with many years of experience, profound knowledge of our portfolio and the expertise to guarantee its ongoing development.”
(Source: Reed Exhibitions Austria)
28.10.2019
Covestro Generates Strong Volume Growth
In the third quarter of 2019 Covestro was able to achieve core volume growth of 5.3% over the prior-year period in a continuing challenging economic environment. At the same time, Group sales declined as expected by 14.6% to EUR 3.2 billion due to continued lower selling prices. At EUR 425 million, EBITDA forecast was achieved for the quarter but was down 50.5% from the prior-year quarter as a result of negative price effects. Net income fell to EUR 147 million (–70.4%), whereas free operating cash flow (FOCF) came in at EUR 243 million (–58.0%). This was primarily because of reduced cash flows from operating activities as well as scheduled investments.
(Source: Covestro AG)
25.10.2019
Meyer Burger is Selling its Software Business to S&T AG for CHF 14 Million in Cash
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced today that it is selling its subsidiary AIS Automation Dresden GmbH (Germany) to S&T AG in Linz (Austria). The two companies signed a contract to this effect on October 24, 2019. S&T AG is taking over all business units of AIS as well as the roughly 140 employees. The contract is subject to the customary completion conditions and has to be approved by the antitrust authorities in Germany. The transaction will therefore probably be completed towards the end of November 2019. The agreed purchase price is in the order of CHF 14 million in cash, which is about one times sales of AIS. Meyer Burger anticipates an accounting profit arising from the transaction of around CHF 2 million. This accounting profit arises net after a goodwill recycling charge of just under CHF 5 million.
(Source:Meyer Burger Technology Ltd)
25.10.2019
K 2019: Arburg Sets Trends
More of Arburg’s digital world than ever before, concentrated expertise on the circular economy, 20 exhibits on its own and partners’ stands, including exciting product debuts and innovative applications: at K 2019, Arburg showed itself to be an innovative and sustainable industry leader, helping its customers to achieve even more production efficiency in plastics processing. With “arburgXworld” and “arburgGREENworld”, the company has succeeded in catching the spirit of the times, as demonstrated by the extremely positive public response. “Many of our customers regard the current economic situation not only as a challence, but also as an opportunity. There were so many visitors at our stand who looked for information on innovations and trends in the injection moulding sector and who asked us very specific questions.” summed up Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesman for the Management Team.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
24.10.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Lowers Guidance for Fiscal Year 2019
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, has today lowered its earnings forecast for the 2019 financial year on the basis of business developments since the beginning of September. Adjusted EBITDA is now expected to be below the range of EUR 70 million to EUR 100 million issued in September. After the usual seasonal slowdown in the summer months, demand in September recovered from its lowest point in August, but at a much lower rate than expected. A noticeable recovery in order intake and order backlog also failed to materialize in the first weeks of the fourth quarter. Accordingly, the Company expects adjusted EBITDA to be below EUR 70 million. Due to the further increase in political and economic uncertainties and the seasonal decline in demand towards the end of the year, which is customary, the Company is refraining from issuing a more accurate forecast.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
24.10.2019
Meyer Burger Receives a Further Partial Order from Oxford PV for about CHF 18 Million
Meyer Burger Technology AG today announced that it has received a further partial order from its strategic partner Oxford PV. The order volume is around CHF 18 million. The new order comprises the expansion of the previously ordered heterojunction (HJT) key equipment into an integrated 125 MW production line for high-efficiency perovskite HJT tandem cells. The order includes development work on both line and process integration. Meyer Burger announced the first order from Oxford PV for an HJT production line, worth CHF 20 million, on August 8, 2019. The production capacity for tandem solar cells is to be expanded to 250 MW by the end of 2020. The current expansion stage represents the green light for industrialization of the groundbreaking tandem technology that will enable cell efficiencies in excess of 30%. Meyer Burger and Oxford PV are the forerunners in the industrialization of perovskite HJT tandem technology.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
24.10.2019
225,000 Visitors at the K 2019 in Dusseldorf (Germany)
K, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, has drawn to a close in Düsseldorf after eight days on Wednesday (23 October 2019). The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations proved impressively: plastics continue to be an innovative, indispensable, future-oriented material. But they also unanimously underscored the necessity of having operational circular economies along the complete material chain and to this end already presented concrete solutions. Companies struck a nerve with people with this focus because the approximately 225,000 visitors from 165 countries took great interest especially in recycling systems, sustainable raw materials, resource-saving processes. Furthermore, K 2019 was characterised by a high propensity to invest as before. The intention among the international trade audience to get perfectly geared up for the future with the latest technologies was clearly perceivable.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
23.10.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Plans Capital Increase
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, has informed today about its plans for a capital increase. The transaction is subject to the approval of an Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") to be held on December 2, 2019. The weakness in the most important end markets, such as the automotive industry, which went beyond the usual cyclicality, led to a crisis in the steel industry that SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH was unable to escape. The rapid development as well as the depth and duration of this weak demand require measures to strengthen equity. After examining all feasible options, the Board of Directors decided to propose to the shareholders an increase of the share capital. Martin Haefner is prepared to contribute up to CHF 325 million through BigPoint Holding AG, a company he controls, if this will enable him to acquire a stake of at least 37.5 % in the Company's new total capital as a result of the capital increase.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
23.10.2019
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts September 2019 Billings
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.95 billion in billings worldwide in September 2019 (three-month average basis), according to the September Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 2.4 percent lower than the final August 2019 level of $2.00 billion, and is 6.0 percent lower than the September 2018 billings level of $2.08 billion. “Monthly billings of North American equipment manufacturers declined for the second consecutive month,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “However, year-over-year billings shows signs of bottoming, and recent capital expenditure increases for leading-edge logic will provide near-term billings growth opportunities."
(Source: SEMI)
23.10.2019
Meyer Burger sells company building to Helvetica Swiss Commercial Fund
Meyer Burger Technology AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announces the sale of its company building at the corporate headquarters in Gwatt (Thun) to Helvetica Swiss Commercial Fund (HSC Fund). The purchase price is CHF 42.5 million, of which around CHF 31 million will be transferred at the time of change of ownership, with the remainder following in tranches over the course of the next five years. After repayment of the mortgage debt, Meyer Burger will retain approximately CHF 19 million of the payment due upon the transfer of ownership. The two parties have registered a purchase contract to this effect on October 22, 2019. Subject to the expected approval of the City of Thun, which currently holds a pre-emptive right to acquire the building, it is anticipated that the transaction and change of ownership will be concluded shortly.
(Quelle: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
22.10.2019
BIOFACH and VIVANESS: Jane Goodall to Give Keynote Address at Opening of Combined Trade Fair
On 12 February 2020, Dr Jane Goodall, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), primate researcher and UN Messenger of Peace will open the next round of the biggest industry gathering for the international organic food and natural cosmetics sectors. This means that the keynote address at the official opening of BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food and VIVANESS, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care, will be held by a highly acclaimed scientist who has made a name for herself around the globe through her huge commitment to the natural world, the human race and animals, worldwide species conservation, sustainability and the life of future generations. In doing so she embodies issues and values that do not just play a key role within the sector but are also reflected in the BIOFACH 2020 congress theme “Organic delivers!”.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
22.10.2019
K 2019: Covestro- Employees become Founders
The idea is promising: New plastic materials can contribute to faster charging times for batteries in electric vehicles. With its “Power Separator” idea, the winning team of this year's Start-up Challenge wants to use Covestro's know-how in the field of high-tech materials to launch a new generation of battery separators on the market. Their aim is to improve the reliability and operating efficiency of Li-ion batteries and contribute to the sustainable development of the electromobility sector. In this way, the idea supports several of the United Nations' goals for sustainable development. The winners were chosen at the K 2019 plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf.
(Source: Covestro AG)
18.10.2019
Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt 2019 presented Contemporary Art
The second edition of the Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt – with 80 exhibitors from 15 countries - will take place from 31 October to 3 November 2019. For four days – from Thursday to Sunday – works of art from more than 400 contemporary artists will be presented in the light-flooded Forum exhibition hall located on the Frankfurt fairgrounds. The Discovery Art Fair consciously unites established galleries with young, innovative art projects and top international names with emerging newcomers you should be paying attention to. This carefully curated mix is chosen deliberately. It promises a broad spectrum of contemporary art that is both relevant and exciting. The full report can be found in our section "Fair Messages".
(Source: the working smarter group GmbH)
18.10.2019
Germany & Silicon Valley: Shaping a Shared Digital Future
On October 27th - 29th, 2019 Transatlantic Sync offers you the opportunity to be part of the dynamic transatlantic community for technology collaboration. The conference builds a strong network for German-American collaboration in digital innovation, business, and policy-making. True to Silicon Valley spirit, the goal of the conference is for you, the participants, to share your ideas, ask questions, connect over topics you care about and to inspire each other. The result is a new dynamic transatlantic community for technology collaboration - made by you! Excite, connect and inspire: Participants meet the movers and shakers of the digital future from business, academia, and politics.
(Source: GACC Wes - German Business)
18.10.2019
Meyer Burger: REC Group Starts Mass Production of New Alpha Panels
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. announces today that pioneering solar module manufacturer with Scandinavian heritage, REC Group, has started mass production of its new Alpha modules. This new generation of modules is manufactured on Meyer Burger HJT/SmartWire core equipment and features the world's most powerful 60-cell solar panel and best-in-class power output of 380 Wp, representing 217 watts per square meter and providing 20% more power than conventional panels in the same area. REC Group’s Alpha Series with heterojunction (HJT) technology rolls off the lines in October 2019 at the manufacturing site in Singapore.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
17.10.2019
Research Project Investigates Energy System Transformation in Industry
Germany’s manufacturing industry employs seven million people but is also responsible for one fifth of the country’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2018, a research project has therefore been examining how the energy transition can be successfully implemented in industry. The final report on Work Package 1 of the 'Energy Transition in Industry' research project has recently been published. The report looks at what industrial companies can do to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The impact that this will have on the energy sector is also examined. By 2021, there needs to be a clear idea about what contribution industry can make to making the economy almost greenhouse gas neutral whilst still safeguarding its successful position in international competition.
(Source: GACC West - German Business)
17.10.2019
German Mobility Start-up Enters US Market
The Hamburg mobility start-up Wunder Mobility opens a business branch in the state of California – and enters into competition with Uber and Lyft. Wunder Mobility offers a wider range of products compared to its US competitors, including ride-sharing, fleet division, and car rental as well as other services, such as data analysis. In cooperation with local communities, the latter are intended to be expanded, for instance, to ensure an optimal use of parking spaces. While Uber and Lyft employ drivers, Wunder Mobility does not offer any cab services on its platform. Instead of hiring these people, the two US competitors give orders to private drivers, who are neither socially insured nor entitled to the minimum wage. In mid-September, Californian lawmakers passed a law to put an end to this practice. On January 1st, 2020 the law will come into effect and could cause significant rises of human labor costs. Consequently, this could dramatically change the so-called Gig Economy – the part of the labor market where small orders are placed at short notice to self-employed contractors, freelancers, and marginal workers.
(Source: GACC West - German Business)
17.10.2019
Zeitgeist Event "Tradition meets Future"
On October 26, 2019, the GACC West and the InnovationCamp BW will be part of the KIT LINK Event. Join us and be part of the dialog between society, industry and academia at the historical Woman‘s Club of Palo Alto. KIT alumnus Cyriac Roeding (former CEO of Shopkick & investor) will open the event and will be joined by keynote speaker Torsten Kroeger (Director at X, the moonshot company & Professor of Computer Science at KIT) who will focus on the topic of "Humans and Robots - A Collaborative Future". The event will include a short overview of the economic region Baden-Württemberg and InnovationCamp BW by Annika Hoeltje (Director Innovation Solutions & Innovation Scout for the German State Baden-Württemberg in Silicon Valley).
(Source: GACC West - German Business)
16.10.2019
Suntrace and BayWa r.e. Support B2Gold in Implementing the Fekola Solar Project
Solar energy has become the most competitive energy source. In off-grid energy systems, solar energy combined with conventional energy generation and battery storage can provide secure power during day and night. B2Gold Corp. (CA) operates the Fekola gold mine in Mali, West Africa. Suntrace GmbH with its partner BayWa r.e. had completed a preliminary study earlier this year evaluating the technical and economic viability of adding the solar battery plant to the Fekola mine site. Following the study results, B2Gold has approved the US$ 38million project for implementation in 2019-2020, which will be one of the world's largest off-grid solar battery hybrid systems. Construction shall start end of 2019 and is scheduled for completion in August 2020. Suntrace together with its partner BayWa r.e. were selected to support B2Gold during implemention of the project as solar experts, providing all relevant technical expertise, such as detailed engineering, procurement support and support during construction and commissioning until completion of the project.
(Source: BayWa r.e.)
16.10.2019
EIT Turns up the Volume on Creative & Cultural Industries
Plans to launch Europe’s new creative and cultural industries’ Knowledge and Innovation Community will be presented today in Budapest at INNOVEIT, the European Institute for Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) annual innovation forum. This is part of the European Commission’s plans for the EIT’s 2021-2027 strategy that includes a 25% budget increase to EUR 3 billion. By giving new opportunities to the 12.5 million Europeans employed in the EU’s creative and cultural sector - that is 7.5% of all employment in the EU economy - the EIT’s new Knowledge and Innovation Community will be of strategic importance to powering innovation in the creative and cultural sectors. Almost 400 participants from the innovation, business, research and education sectors as well as policy makers will gather in Budapest today for INNOVEIT. They will discuss the EIT’s key role in driving innovation across Europe and celebrate the EIT Awards, showcasing some of Europe’s top innovations. The high-level conference takes place with the participation of Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport; László Palkovics, Hungarian Minister for Innovation and Technology; Sanja Damjanovi?, Montenegrin Minister of Science and leading entrepreneurs, cutting-edge innovators and policymakers, including keynote speaker Michela Magas.
(Source: EIT)
16.10.2019
Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
Proxy advisors ISS and Ethos have recommended that shareholders of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) reject the election of the representative of the shareholder group headed by Sentis Capital PCC ("Sentis") to the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger. ISS and Ethos therefore support the recommendation by Meyer Burger’s Board of Directors which unanimously recommended that shareholders reject the election of Mark Kerekes to the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger. ISS and Ethos have explained their rejection of Mark Kerekes in their recommendations to Meyer Burger’s shareholders: Proxy advisor ISS noted that Meyer Burger's Board of Directors has recently been refreshed with two (out of four) new directors. The newly constituted Board of Directors recognised the business issues and appears to have reacted appropriately to address current challenges. ISS also noted that the shareholder group around Sentis appears to support the new business model and they have not presented a sufficiently compelling case that would warrant additional changes at this time.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
15.10.2019
Preparations in full swing for GaLaBau 2020
From 16 to 19 September 2020, GaLaBau, the leading international fair for the design, construction and maintenance of urban, green and open spaces, will open its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg for the 24th time. The scheduled break in the event cycle in 2019 offers the ideal opportunity to implement some new features for the next round of the gathering for the landscape gardening sector. These changes range from a modified hall configuration to a new product group “Private garden equipment and furniture” and an extended supporting programme. Start-ups from the landscaping and gardening sector will have the opportunity to be part of the special International Start-up Area. Around 1,300 exhibitors and 72,000 trade visitors are expected to attend GaLaBau 2020. The honorary sponsor and founding father of GaLaBau is the BGL, Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e.V. (Federal Association for Gardening, Landscaping and Sports Ground Construction).
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
15.10.2019
Cloos Schweisstechnik: Efficient Welding of Small Batch Sizes Without Programming Effort
Quick and easy welding of single parts – particularly in steel and metal construction, the programming expenditure for automated welding of small batch sizes is often disproportionally high. With the IRPS Instant Robot Programming System users create programs for automated welding in a short time. So the automated welding of workpieces in batch size 1 pays off now. Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH offers the new system in cooperation with the Dutch company INSTANTpro B.V. The operator freely positions the tacked workpiece on the robot working station. Then he starts scanning at the IRPS screen. The scanner mounted at a linear track scans the working surface of the robot system and saves the result. The IRPS converts the saved scanner data into a 3D model. Then the IRPS sends the completely generated robot program including all welding data to the robot controller. The operator starts welding via a button at the IRPS screen. Individual changes and parameter adaptations can be made easily and intuitively.
(Source: Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH)
15.10.2019
Messe Düsseldorf Moscow Celebrates Anniversary
Messe Düsseldorf celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Moscow subsidiary. By opening the official representation on 15 October 1979 it laid the foundation for its success story on the Russian market. 2002 saw the subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf Moscow being established, which today employs 49 members of staff and organises 14 trade fairs and trade fair participations in Moscow, Novokuznetsk, Kazan, Ufa and Yekaterinburg. This year Messe Düsseldorf Moscow already looked after 2,097 exhibitors (previous year: 1,894). They reached more than 190,000 visitors (previous year: 170,652) – this is evidence of the vibrancy and attractiveness of the Russian trade fair market. Generating revenue of EUR 31.2 million in 2018 and accounting for a 44% share in the sales made by Messe Düsseldorf Group abroad, Russia is the group’s largest foreign market.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
14.10.2019
Satys Announces its Takeover of ATE's Paint Site in Châteauroux (France)
The Commercial Court of Toulouse on 10 October 2019 chose the industrial project of the Toulouse Satys Group to take over the ATE (Aéro Technique Espace) aircraft painting site in Châteauroux. ATE has been in recovery proceedings since 17 May 2019. Based at the Marcel Dassault Airport in Châteauroux, ATE employs about forty people and has four paint hangars for wide-body aircraft. This site will complete Satys Group's range of services, a key industrial player that has experienced steady growth over the last few years.
(Source: Satys Group)
14.10.2019
Covestro Plans to Promote Circular Economy
With a long-term program, Covestro plans to place a strong focus on the circular economy and to be a creative force for the entire plastics industry. In particular, the company aims to use raw materials from sustainable sources such as waste, plants and CO2 as much as possible in production. The aim is to achieve the greatest possible departure from fossil resources such as crude oil. Above all, used plastics must be recycled systematically and to the greatest possible extent. Covestro intends to develop new technologies exactly for this purpose. Overall, the company wants to shape the transition from a disposable economy to a circular economy with as many partners as possible and expects this to open up entirely new business opportunities. “The great challenges of our time, such as climate change and the increasing consumption of resources by the growing world population, make truly sustainable ways of living and economies an indispensable necessity. The linear patterns in consumption and production based on one-time use have become obsolete – we must rather strengthen the idea of recycling and consistently align our actions accordingly, ” stresses Covestro CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
11.10.2019
ZEISS and Senorics Establish Partnership
The partnership aims to further the joint development of small and cost-effective sensors for industrial use in quality assurance and in process monitoring, e.g. on production lines for foodstuffs, agricultural products, plastics and medicine. ZEISS can draw on its longstanding, extensive knowledge in the development, manufacturing and marketing of optical and photonics systems, as well as the digital solutions that go with them – particularly in quality measuring technology. At the same time, the company is actively shaping global markets in the field. Senorics now stands to benefit from this expertise. And ZEISS will get the chance to use the Senorics technology to tap into new applications that it was previously harder to do with the technologies in its portfolio. “We will begin by examining common application cases. Senorics’ innovative technology has the potential to create compact, cost-effective sensors for applications such as compositional analysis. The investment is a way of consistently implementing our strategy in the field of Advanced Sensor and Data Solutions,” says Dr. Philipp Strack, Head of ZEISS Ventures.
(Source: ZEISS Gruppe)
11.10.2019
HRSflow at K 2019 in Dusseldorf (Germany)
At K 2019, which takes place from 16 to 23 October in Düsseldorf, challenging state-of-the-art applications of HRSflow’s FLEXflow hot runner technology will be presented at several booths of partnering machine producers. Some of these will use the company’s FLEXflow One electrically driven valve gate technology, where an additional control unit is not required during the injection process. At their own booth (Hall1, Stand D05) HRSflow will present challenging applications of their FLEXflow hot runner technology together with recent developments targeted to improve the injection molding process. These include examples for perfectly balanced Family Tools with extremely different part volumes, an extended cylinder range including a new series of Pneumatic Cylinders, the new SA series of nozzles for small shot weights and HRScool, HRSflow’s innovative solution for hot runner injection molding in which water cooling of the associated actuators can be completely eliminated for the most common applications.
(Source: Nglass S.p.A.)
11.10.2019
K 2019: When Antimicrobial Silicone and 3D Printing Become One!
In 2016, STERNE, specialist in manufacturing silicone items, developed a new additive manufacturing technology by depositing filaments using a 100%UV cured silicone. In 2018, the company improved its technology on filaments thinness and its capacity to print from little to medium series. Today, the SME combines technological and material developments by bringing together 3D printing and antimicrobial silicone. The interest is to avoid the development of bacteria both inside and outside the product, to improve items hygiene and thus strengthen its immune barrier. This specificity also allows the silicone to avoid being impregnated with odors. As reminder, the additive manufacturing technology by depositing filaments allows printing layers from 0.55 to 0.1mm (100 microns). A panel of colors is available, for materials meeting quality requirements according to FDA or USP class VI medical grade. SiO-shaping 3D silicone printing technology offers the following possible manufacturing dimensions: 205 x 200 x100 mm allowing to print very small pieces till medium one into a range of hardnesses from 30 to 60 Shores A, according to standard tolerances of ISO 3302-01 :2014 (M2).
(Source: STERNE SAS)
10.10.2019
Hamburg Boat Show Sails Out Into the Colorful World of Water Sports
The second edition of the Hamburg Boat Show from October 23 to 27, 2019, at the Hamburg Fair Grounds promises experiences with water sports and fresh themes. From motorboats and sailing yachts to kiteboards and SUP boards, and with approximately 300 exhibitors – at the Hamburg Boat Show, visitors will find everything a water sports fan could want when it comes to information and options for shopping. “As an important boat show for the north, this year the Hamburg Boat Show once again leaves nothing to be desired and is further expanding its offerings and expertise," explains Torsten Conradi, president of the German Boat and Shipbuilders Association (DBSV), which organizes the show. In addition to a large variety of brands and boats, an extensive program of lectures will ensure technical depth. The new Diving Center as well as the SUP pool will invite visitors to test equipment in the cool water.
(Source: Hamburg Messe + Kongress)
10.10.2019
Leading the Way with INTERNORGA 2020
Explore tomorrow’s trends today. Yes, you can with INTERNORGA, the leading trade show for food service and hospitality! From 13 to 17 March 2020, INTERNORGA brings together the brands, the leaders and companies from food service and hospitality, bakeries and confectioneries at the Hamburg Messe und Congress site for the most important industry meeting of the year. This unique mix with more than 1,300 international exhibitors gives trade visitors five days of first-hand information on impressive product innovations and visionary concepts, helping them to move their business forward. Any company that wants long-term business success has to take the decisive steps today – and INTERNORGA 2020 gives them the right environment to do that.
(Source: Hamburg Messe + Kongress)
10.10.2019
it-sa 2019: Experts make Nuremberg the “Home of IT Security”
nternational IT security experts and decision-makers are gathering at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 8 to 10 October to share ideas on challenges and trends in cyber security. With 750* exhibitors (2018: 698) from 25 countries (27) expanding into four halls for the first time, the scale of the venue is just right for the leading platform for industry dialogue. Pavilions from the Basque Country, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic emphasise the international importance of it-sa. In addition to the expo, with around 350 forum presentations, specialist knowledge will also be on offer in the congress programme, now comprising 30 events. Professional associations, organizations and IT security providers will provide information on the benefits of artificial intelligence, data protection and data security, and IT security for SMEs and industrial production. This year, too, the IT Baseline Protection Day organized by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) and the annual conference of State and municipal IT security officers will be held as part of Congress@it-sa.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
9.10.2019
Carsten Spohr and Armin Laschet Promote Sustainable Technology in Aviation
The name of Lufthansa’s first Airbus A321neo is “Aachen”. Armin Laschet, Minister-President of the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia and a native of Aachen, signed the naming certificate of the Airbus A321neo at Düsseldorf’s airport together with Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The state-of-the-art successor to the Airbus A321, the A321neo, uses up to 20 percent less fuel, is much quieter and emits significantly less CO2 than the previous model. By the year 2025, forty A321neo-model aircraft will have been delivered to the Lufthansa Group. Overall, the company will be welcoming a new airplane every two weeks on average for the next ten years.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
9.10.2019
Broadband World Forum 2019: DECT Forum Showcases Smart Home IoT at the Fair
The DECT Forum, the worldwide association of the wireless home and enterprise communication industry, exhibits at the Broadband World Forum 2019. DECT Forum together with partner ULE Alliance and its member company Jazz Hipster will present their latest products and solutions for Voice, IoT and Smart Home applications (October 15-17, 2019, Amsterdam, RAI, booth F52). DECT Forum as well as the ULE Alliance and member companies will provide a comprehensive industry update of the latest technology developments and products in HD Voice and ULE (Ultra Low Energy) providing an opportunity to meet key representatives of leading chipset providers and product manufacturers and get latest first-hand information about core DECT based technologies for broadband audio, video and IoT applications.
(Source: DECT Forum)
9.10.2019
SEMICON Taiwan 2019 Opens with Smart Tech, Innovation, Digital Future in Spotlight
With Taiwan expected to lead the world in semiconductor equipment investments in 2019, SEMICON Taiwan 2019 opens today, gathering the world’s top technologists, visionaries and innovators for insights into the latest trends and opportunities across smart vertical markets including manufacturing, automotive, healthcare and data. September 18-20 at Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall I, in Taipei, SEMICON Taiwan 2019 spans the entire semiconductor and microelectronics supply chain – from design through systems. Registration for the event remains open. Taiwan is on track to boost semiconductor equipment investments 21.1 percent this year and vault past South Korea to top the world in equipment spending, an increase driven by advanced manufacturing processes and capacity, according to SEMI's latest market report. In addition, for the ninth consecutive year Taiwan is the world's biggest consumer of semiconductor materials with spending of US$11.4 billion.
(Source: SEMI)
8.10.2019
Outcomes of the Russian Energy Week International Forum 2019
The central event of the first day of the Russian Energy Week was the ‘Energy Partnership for Sustainable Growth’ plenary session attended by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Along with the Russian leader, the speakers included Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); Darren Woods, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation; Robert Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP; Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer, OMV AG; Pekka Lundmark, President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation. The discussion touched upon the issues of global energy market, challenges facing the global energy and key problems of international cooperation in the energy sector.
(Source: ROSCONGRESS)
8.10.2019
SolarEdge Files Three Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Huawei in China
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. a global leader in smart energy, announced today that it has filed three lawsuits for patent infringement against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity. SolarEdge is evaluating filing additional actions to protect its patents. The lawsuits, filed in the Regional Courts of Jinan and Shenzhen in China, cite unauthorized use of patented technology, which is prohibited by law, and are intended to protect SolarEdge’s significant investment in its innovative DC optimized inverter technology. Seeking damages and an injunction, the lawsuits are intended to prevent the defendants from selling any products infringing upon SolarEdge’s patented PV inverter and power optimizer technology. The recently filed lawsuits follow the filing of three other lawsuits in Germany by SolarEdge in June and July 2018 against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity, Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH, a German entity, and WATTKRAFT Solar GmbH, a German distributor relating to three patents.
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.)
8.10.2019
EU: EIB Lends Fazua EUR 12 Million
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR 12 million to the rapidly growing e-bike company Fazua GmbH. The funds are being made available through the EU bank’s Venture Debt Product, a type of risk capital for innovative companies. The loan is backed by a guarantee from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EFSI is a core component of the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE) – also known as the Juncker Plan – under which the EIB and the European Commission are working together as strategic partners to boost the competitiveness of the European economy. Fazua GmbH, which is based in Munich, intends to use the funds for the expansion of the company and for research and development activities.
(Source: European Investment Bank)
7.10.2019
SEMI, SUNY Poly Awarded $6 Million National Science Foundation Grant for Pilot Program
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced that they have been awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund workforce development initiatives for the microelectronics manufacturing industry. The funding, to be provided over three years, will support the development and implementation of a semiconductor workforce certification program designed to meet the industry’s most pressing needs.
(Source: SEMI)
7.10.2019
MOTEK & BondExpo 2019: Arena of the Future!
There's just one month to go before the industry comes together at the 38th Motek international trade fair for automation in production and assembly. Together with the 13th Bondexpo – the international trade fair for bonding technology – it provides a unique overview of the latest information and process-oriented industrial manufacturing. The focus is on the Arena of Integration (AoI) theme park where expert visitors will see demonstrations of how systems, processes and components can be integrated in ways that are ready for deployment in daily industrial practice. More information about the Fair and our new Trade Fair Journal "NEWS from MOTEK 2019" (ePaper) can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, MOTEK 2019".
(Source: P.E. Schall)
7.10.2019
Alexander Novak and Mikhail Kotyukov Hold ‘Dialogue as Equals’ as Part of REW 2019 Youth Day
Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov held a ‘Dialogue as Equals’ with young specialists, schoolchildren, and students as part of the Youth Day programme during the Russian Energy Week International Forum. Novak said this format makes it possible to get a better understanding of the needs of future and aspiring workers in the industry. “I am glad that you are here today – students and schoolchildren from different parts of the country. I know that young specialists and students from other countries are also present here. Thank you for being with us today”, Novak said. Novak noted that the Russian Energy Week International Forum is being held for the third time. This major industry event has brought more than 10,000 people together, a record number of participants.
(Source: ROSCONGRESS)
4.10.2019
Agenda and Proposals for Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting 2019
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. today published the formal invitation for the extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting on October 30, 2019 in Bern and sent the voting rights documents to its shareholders. The extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting will be held at the request of the shareholder group around Sentis Capital PCC ("Sentis"). The election of Mark Kerekes, Co-CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Sentis, to the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger will be voted upon. If Mark Kerekes is elected, an increase in the total remuneration of the Board of Directors will also be voted upon.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
4.10.2019
BlechExpo 2019: Upgrading servo presses for Industry 4.0 with Schuler
Schuler now offers a package for the MSD series that can also be used to upgrade existing systems for Industry 4.0. It consists of an IIoT connector, which uploads the required data from the control system of the servo presses in encrypted form to the internet, and provides access to the "mySchuler" portal. The processed information can be accessed from anywhere and at any time with a smartphone, for example, and the correct password. Visitors to the Schuler stand at the Blechexpo trade fair from November 5 to 8, 2019, in Stuttgart (Hall 8, Stand 8511) can see this for themselves.
(Source: Schuler AG)
4.10.2019
Coperion: Digital Solutions for Networked Plastics Production
As part of its new “C-Beyond 4.0” portfolio, Coperion will present digital concepts and applications for networked plastics production at K 2019 (16-23 October, Dusseldorf) at Booth B19 in Hall 14. Among these are a concept study addressing a uniform user interface for human-machine interfaces (graphical user interfaces or GUIs for short). These can depict Industry 4.0 functionalities and are being gradually implemented into all Coperion extruders, compounding machines, and material handling systems for the compounding industry. The intelligent support programs (Smart Machine Features) include intelligent diagnosis and monitoring functions that contribute to increased productivity and machine availability. They will be on display at the show on iPads, in an application similar to an app; in future, they will then be integrated into the GUI.
(Source: Coperion GmbH)
3.10.2019
Natural Gas Fuel Development Strategy to Accelerate
2 October 2019 during the 3rd Russian Energy Week an industrial meeting on ‘Accelerated Infrastructure Development: Strategy for the Development of the Natural Gas Motor Fuel Market’ took place under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak. In 2013–2018 a large-scale pilot project has been completed, which resulted in numerous gas fuel stations open all over the country. Now, vehicles that run on CNG are a mainstay in the utilities sector and in mass transit. According to Dmitry Kozak, in order to improve the competitiveness of the transportation industry while improving the environmental situation, 2019 saw the new stage of market expansion: implementing accelerated development strategy. It will allow for the investment to go into expanding the gas fuel fleet.
(Source: The Roscongress Foundation)
3.10.2019
Futurebuild Events and Easyfairs Management Teams Collaborate
Easyfairs, the world’s largest privately-owned exhibition organiser, today announces the acquisition of Futurebuild Events, a London-based independent events company that boasts an experienced team of events professionals dedicated to the built environment sector. Retaining the Futurebuild Events management and staff, the two organisers will combine strengths to work with the industry to deliver a portfolio of events dedicated to the needs of the market. Futurebuild Events is the organiser of leading built environment event, Futurebuild. Taking place on the 3-5 March 2020 at London’s ExCeL, it will connect leading brands with over 27,000 industry influencers and shapers. The event commits to being a catalyst for change with a focus on innovation to shape the future of the industry, combining a world class programme of content with over 400 exhibitors.
(Source: Easyfairs)
3.10.2019
Fine Art Asia is the leading fine art fair in Asia
Fine Art Asia is recognised by the international art world as Asia’s leading fine art fair. On display are museum-quality art works spanning over 5,000 years of cultural history, from ancient Chinese bronzes through to contemporary art. Fine Art Asia is staged during the peak art season in Hong Kong. The fair coincides with major fine art auctions held in the same venue, and attracts a high-profile, sophisticated audience of leading dealers, collectors, curators, connoisseurs and art lovers from all over the world. The Masterpiece Pavilion will be launched at Fine Art Asia 2019, bringing this renowned London art fair’s established vision of cross-collecting to Hong Kong. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fair News".
(Source: MasterArt)
2.10.2019
BIOFACH INDIA: India’s Must-do Event for the Organic Industry goes Into its 11th Round
From 7 to 9 November 2019, BIOFACH INDIA will open its doors for the 11th time. The India Expo Centre (IEML) in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR will then become the gathering place for Indian and international organic industry players. Taking place simultaneously is the NATURAL EXPO INDIA, which showcases semi-natural products including some that are undergoing the process of organic certification. The event expects to welcome more than 200 exhibitors and some 10,000 global decision-makers from the service, production, retail and manufacturing segments. The organisers, NürnbergMesse India and APEDA, are relying on the proven exhibition concept of wide-ranging product display and international conference with high-calibre speakers.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
2.10.2019
Upgrading Servo Presses for Industry 4.0 with Schuler
Schuler now offers a package for the MSD series that can also be used to upgrade existing systems for Industry 4.0. It consists of an IIoT connector, which uploads the required data from the control system of the servo presses in encrypted form to the internet, and provides access to the "mySchuler" portal. The processed information can be accessed from anywhere and at any time with a smartphone, for example, and the correct password. Visitors to the Schuler stand at the Blechexpo trade fair from November 5 to 8, 2019, in Stuttgart (Hall 8, Stand 8511) can see this for themselves. As with mobile phones, the information is available in the form of various mini-programs. For example, the "Production Monitor" displays the operating status, the running die and the current stroke rate.
(Source: Schuler AG)
2.10.2019
Arburg at the Moldplas 2019 in Portugal
Digitalisation is Arburg's main topic (hall 20, stand 3 B10) at Moldplas from 6 to 9 November 2019 in Batalha. For the very first time presented at the K in Düsseldorf, Germany, "arburgXworld" will celebrate its premiere in Portugal shortly after. The digital world of Arburg includes the customer portal with the same name as well as digital products and services. In addition, a "smart" allrounder exhibit using the example of tension straps will demonstrate in a practical manner how digital networking can be used to produce products "on demand" in a variety of ways and economically in series production.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
30.9.2019
IPB 2019: A grand Powder Event with 230 Exhibitors
IPB 2019 will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center from 16th to 18th, October. The number of exhibitors has increased year-on-year by 30%. The final number of exhibitors is expected to be 230 (IPB 2018: 163 exhibitors), in which 40% are with international exhibits brands. Over the past 17 years, IPB has been grown and become the leading “one-stop” exhibition in the field of powder and bulk solids in China. IPB is a perfect exchanging and communicating platform for international and domestic exhibitors, important buyers, associations, universities etc. in powder industry in China. Nearly 10,000 trade buyers from chemical, pharmaceutical, food, new energy, addictive manufacturing, packaging, quarrying, construction, ceramics industries will visit IPB to find powder technical solutions. IPB 2019, an upgraded unmissable powder event, .will see you in Shanghai.
(Source: NürnbergMesse GmbH)
30.9.2019
ZEISS Opts for Continuity with New CEO
At its meeting on 24 September 2019, the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG unanimously voted in favor of the following changes to the Executive Board: Dr. Karl Lamprecht, currently a Member of the Executive Board, will become the new President & CEO effective 1 April 2020. With this appointment, the top position at the company has once again been filled from within the organization. Dr. Karl Lamprecht will succeed Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke, the long-serving President & CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. As planned, after holding this office for 10 years, Prof. Dr. Kaschke will not seek another reappointment when the term of his contract expires in 2020. Dr. Markus Weber has been appointed the new Member of the Executive Board and Head of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) segment effective 1 October 2019. He currently heads the Research Microscopy Solutions strategic business unit at ZEISS.
(Source: Zeiss Group)
30.9.2019
Covestro Expands Open Innovation in China
Covestro expands its concept for open innovation with various partners starting from the Asia-Pacific Innovation Center in Shanghai. “China is setting the pace for technologies and solutions driving the next wave of industrial and informational revolution,” said Sucheta Govil, Chief Commercial Officer of Covestro, as the company is announcing its concept of „Open Innovation Hub“. The multi-industry ecosystems in China have evolved through open innovation principles that push the boundaries of the traditional industry sectors. “Covestro is ready to adapt to future trends and will be the preferred partner for customers when it comes to open innovation”, Govil continued.
(Source: Covestro AG)
27.9.2019
ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH 2019: An Art Forum for Lively Exchange
The 21st edition of ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH will be held from 26 to 29 September 2019 at Puls 5 Zurich. Every year, ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH offers many opportunities for personal contacts, sales and cultural exchange - not only for art professionals, but for all people interested in art. ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH is once again transforming the historic foundry hall PULS 5 with international exhibitors into an impressive art palace. The fascination of ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH resides mainly in the diversity of the exhibits - ranging from classical forms of expression such as painting and sculpture to multimedia, photography and installations. Thus figurative and abstract, conceptual and impulsive works are presented in small to large formats.
(Source: BB International Fine Arts GmbH)
27.9.2019
Digital Solar & Storage 2019: Innovating the New Energy World
While solar is the most versatile, popular and often lowest cost power generation source in Europe today, its potential is largely untapped. Investors are increasingly getting excited about solar in Europe but to fully exploit solar for Europe’s citizens and industry, it is key to plan now to benefit from energy storage & digitalisation. The event is timed to welcome the new European Parliament and Commission and discuss with key stakeholders from industry and politics what’s needed to keep up the new solar momentum. The European solar power market is expected to grow by over 80% YoY to more than 20 GW, adding more capacity than any other power generation source in 2019 in the EU. The fair will take place from 5-6 November 2019 in Brussels.
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
27.9.2019
Co-operation: Dieffenbacher and Arburg Combine their Expertise
Dieffenbacher and Arburg, both family-owned companies from Baden-Württemberg, will in future cooperate to develop new solutions for the transfer moulding of hybrid components. This allows them to combine their expertise in the fields of press systems and automated presses as well as injection moulding technology, bringing together the advantages of both worlds. Arburg and Dieffenbacher recently demonstrated their successful cooperation as part of the MoPaHyb research project "Modular production plant for heavy-duty hybrid components", which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Together with Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, and nine other partners, a modular production system for hybrid components was developed and realised. It combines a size 4,600 modular injection unit for fibre direct compounding (FDC) from Arburg with a Dieffenbacher 3,600-ton vertical press located at the ICT. The system makes it possible to implement component dimensions and complexities that could not be manufactured before.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
26.9.2019
Business Value of Internet of Things in Smart Cities
Smart cities have been one of the strongest enablers of Internet of Things. Cities today need to cater to dynamic demands of citizens. Many cities are competing to provide improved living conditions, environmental sustenance and economic vitality. With the advent of technology and digitalisation there has been an evolution of an integrated approach to a smart urban ecosystem. This has led to a huge marketplace and demand for Internet of Things. City planners and governing bodies are on a continuous lookout to innovate and adopt Internet of Things solutions that meet their town’s priorities.
(Source: Exhibitions India Group)
26.9.2019
Toy Exhibition Spielwarenmesse and NürnbergMesse Arrange Early Contract Extension
One game, three winners: Spielwarenmesse eG and NürnbergMesse GmbH have made an early agreement to extend their contract through to 2028. Ernst Kick, Chairman of Spielwarenmesse eG, sums up with satisfaction: “Our aspiration is to remain a leading trade fair in our sector, and the plans to develop the site and modernise the infrastructure will be a big help. That’s why we are very keen to continue this arrangement that we know and trust.” There are happy faces at NürnbergMesse too. CEO Dr Roland Fleck is pleased: “Nuremberg will continue to be the global capital for toys and games in the years to come.” And for Fleck’s fellow CEO Peter Ottmann, this has a number of simultaneous effects: “In our view, extending the contract is a threefold win – for Spielwarenmesse, for NürnbergMesse and for our customers in particular, in other words our exhibitors and trade visitors.”
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
26.9.2019
FoodTec India & PackEx India 2019 with 48 % International participation
“The Trade show Duo”- ANUTEC - International FoodTec India & PackEx India once again underscores its position as the leading event for the suppliers of the food & drink and packaging industry in the SAARC region. The exhibition ended on a high note for all 470 exhibitors witnessing over 10,000 one-time registered trade visitors during its three-day trade fair. The exhibitors were satisfied with the quality and quantity of the visitors who attended the trade fair. Key visitors from different industry sectors were present during all three days. The exhibition once again confirmed its position as the best business platform that provides customized solutions for the Indian and neighbouring markets. The exhibition was actively supported and promoted by IPMMI (Institute of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers of India) and IFCA (Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association) both being the leading industry association leaders for Packaging Industry.
(Source: Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd .)
25.9.2019
VIVANESS 2020: Trailblazer for the Natural and Organic Cosmetics Sector
From 12 to 15 February 2020, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will become the home of the international natural and organic cosmetics sector when the 14th round of VIVANESS, the international trade for natural and organic personal care, takes place alongside BIOFACH, the world’s leading fair for organic food. With its move from Hall 7A to 3C, the forthcoming event is pleased to be able to offer even more space for the some 300 exhibitors from around 40 countries to showcase their new and improved products to visitors (51,488 in 2019). Alongside the diverse product range that has to meet stringent admission criteria, the VIVANESS Congress, Novelty Stand and inspiring special display areas like “Let’s talk VIVANESS” are what make the event the highlight of the industry calendar.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.9.2019
BIOFACH 2020: Even More Space for Organic Products and Even More Variety!
From 12 to 15 February 2020, BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, will open its doors again in Nuremberg. The annual start-of-year gathering for the sector is set to welcome some 3,500 exhibitors from around 100 countries. The addition of two halls means that the next round of BIOFACH has room for even more exhibitors. As a result, there will be an even more diverse range of goods on display for trade visitors to the combined BIOFACH and VIVANESS event, which welcomed 51,488 visitors in 2019. In 2020, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care will take place parallel to BIOFACH for the 14th time. VIVANESS will be moving into Hall 3C and will also display a greater range of products thanks to the 300 exhibitors expected. Through its congress theme “Organic delivers!” BIOFACH will put the spotlight on the positive effects of doing business in an environmentally friendly way. The world’s leading fair for organic food will address another highly topical issue with its new special show “All about water – is the basis of all life endangered?”.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.9.2019
Messe Essen Celebrates the Conclusion of the First Construction Phase
A festive ceremony with around 500 invited guests from the political, economic, media and fair sectors took place at Messe Essen today in order to celebrate the conclusion of the first phase of the modernisation of the fair site right on time. With the opening of the new glass foyer which covers an area of 2,000 m² and has directly adjoining new congress rooms, the construction project started in May 2016 is reaching its most important milestone. The first half of the new Hall 6 which covers an area of 11,000 m² and offers a direct view into the Grugapark is going into operation at the same time. The North Rhine-Westphalia Minister for Economic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, personally congratulated the city and the fair company on its new architectonic landmark.
(Source: Messe Essen)
24.9.2019
International Real Estate Investment Forum PROESTATE Begins
The International Real Estate Investment Forum PROESTATE began in Moscow, an annual event that brings together leading Russian and foreign experts in the industry. Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation Vladimir Yakushev opened the exhibition talking the major outcomes of construction industry development. “Further development of the industry requires an ongoing dialogue between the authorities and the market players and PROESTATE is a forum that may help provide a communication means to discuss the existing problems and find solutions, to share success stories, inspire each other to new productive work,” said the Minister.
(Source: EverEstate GmbH)
24.9.2019
Meusburger at the K 2019 with Market Innovations
At this year's K trade fair in Düsseldorf (16 to 23 October), the Meusburger stand (hall 1, stand C30) will feature the new and one-of-a-kind configurator for hot runner moulds. In addition, the new cavity pressure sensors and many other Meusburger products will be presented. Of course the divisions of hot runner and control systems, Knowledge Management, and ERP will also be presented. A special highlight at this year's K 2019 is the new configurator for hot runner moulds, which is offered exclusively in cooperation between Meusburger and PSG. The complete mould base including hot runner manifold can be customised with just a few clicks and shipped shortly thereafter in the usual high quality in just one order. In addition to the hot runner mould, the required components and the right accessories can also be ordered directly from Meusburger. This way the customer receives everything from just one source and with only one order.
(Source: Meusburger Georg GmbH & Co KG)
24.9.2019
Meyer Burger: Confirmation of Company's Strategic Realignment
In a letter to shareholders, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. today announced the Board of Directors' voting recommendation for the extraordinary Shareholders'Meeting on October 30, 2019. A shareholder group headed by Sentis Capital PCC ("Sentis") requests the election of Mark Kerekes, Co-Managing Director and Board member of Sentis, as member of the Meyer Burger Board of Directors. After an analysis of the proposal and the persons and interests behind Sentis, as well as extensive discussions with the candidate, the Board of Directors is unanimously recommending shareholders to reject the election of Mark Kerekes to the Meyer Burger Board of Directors. A further important consideration is that Meyer Burger's technological and strategic realignment is closely associated with its CEO, Hans Brändle, whose outstanding technological and strategic competence is internationally recognized. Since Sentis is demanding the resignation of Hans Brändle without acceptable justification and with no proposal for a convincing successor arrangement, Mr Brändle has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to resign in the event of the election of a Sentis representative to the Board of Directors.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
20.9.2019
Technology Days for Laser Blanking Line from Schuler
Customers form Germany, the US, and China have already invested in laser blanking lines from Schuler. Recently, Schuler received another order from the People’s Republic—this one by one of the largest Chinese steel producers for a plant in Tianjin—as well as an order from a customer in South Africa. Around 50 visitors took advantage of Schuler’s invitation to learn about the benefits offered by the technology on two days, where they also had a chance to look at the actual system that will be delivered to China. South African automotive supplier VM Automotive is expected to begin producing blanks for the plant of a high-end German automaker in South Africa (among other jobs) on a Laser Blanking Line 2.18 in the fall of 2020. The newly established blanking operations will handle the full scope of material logistics for the car manufacturer, thereby increasing the value it adds in South Africa.
(Source: Schuler AG)
20.9.2019
Dr. Constantin Häfner Named New Fraunhofer ILT Director
Effective November 2019, renowned laser physicist Dr. Constantin Häfner will be taking on the Directorship of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen. He is currently Program Director for Advanced Photon Technologies at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, where he has led the development of the world’s most powerful laser systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is one of the world’s leading centers for contract research in laser development and applications, with more than 540 employees and facilities covering a floor space of more than 19,500 m². The institute specializes in the development of advanced laser beam sources and their applications in manufacturing, medicine and environmental science, and the development of laser test and measurement systems.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
20.9.2019
Covestro in new Circular Plastics Alliance
Covestro, together with numerous other organizations and companies, wants to promote the recycling of plastics in Europe. To this end, approximately 100 partners signed the founding act of the Circular Plastics Alliance in Brussels on Friday. The alliance, which was set up by the European Commission, covers all areas of the value chain - including manufacturers and processors of plastics, large retailers as well as disposal and recycling companies. The main objective of the alliance is to help ensure that by 2025, ten million tons of recycled plastics will be used each year in the European Union, in line with the EU Commission's plastics strategy. The ceremony was attended by more than 350 participants, including Frans Timmermans as First Vice-President of the EU Commission and Elzbieta Bienkowska , the Commissioner responsible, among other things, for the single market and industry.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
18.9.2019
Fraunhofer ENAS: Individualization of Products in Mass Production
Six Fraunhofer Institutes have demonstrated the individualization of single products in mass production environments by the employment of digital printing and laser technologies. This substantial progress provides completely new opportunities for design and weight reduction by material savings. Six Fraunhofer Institutes (ENAS, IFAM, ILT, IOF, ISC and IWU) have succeeded to manufacture electrical conductor patterns, sensors, and high-tech lighting modules, individually integrated into components by using digital printing and laser technologies. The result: individualization of components in mass production environments with new opportunities for design, material savings and weight reduction. The demand for customized components with sophisticated electrical or optical functionalities in industrial production has been growing for years. By integrating digital printing and laser technologies into existing mass production environments, the challenges of individualization can be faced successfully. Thus, the development of entirely new products becomes feasible.
Source: Fraunhofer ENAS)
18.9.2019
BIOFACH and VIVANESS: Combined Trade Fair goes Into 2020 with Two New Halls
A total 3,266 exhibitors from 98 nations impressed the 51,488 visitors from 144 countries at the last round of the combined exhibition consisting of BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, and VIVANESS, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care. The next round of the event will be from 12 to 15 February 2020, when the sector will present its new products, trends and innovations from around the world in two extra halls. BIOFACH will expand into Halls 7A and 3A, while VIVANESS moves into Hall 3C. The two inspiring, daylight-flooded halls bear the signature of London architects Zaha Hadid. The ultra-modern Hall 3C was opened in November 2018. Both halls have won awards. The auditors from the DGNB (German Society for Sustainable Building) awarded Halls 3A and 3C a “platinum” certificate for their sustainable design. According to DGNB experts, there is no other exhibition hall in the world that can match the standards demonstrated by Halls 3C and 3A in Nuremberg.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
18.9.2019
VIVANESS to Move into Sustainability Award-winning Hall 3C in 2020
From 12 to 15 February 2020, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will once again become the home of the international natural and organic cosmetics and organic food sectors. At next year’s event, VIVANESS, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care and BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, will then impress attendees with even more display area. The last round of VIVANESS had already broken records, with 51,488 visitors from 144 countries and 283 exhibitors from 41 countries. To offer the international trade fair plenty of expansion and configuration options in the future, it will be moving from Hall 7A to Hall 3C, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, in 2020.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
16.9.2019
EU PVSEC: Photovoltaic Solar Energy will Open a New World for Mobility Fuelling Zero Emissions Cars
The 36th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) closed its doors today in Marseille, France, after five days of Conference and four days of Exhibitions. The EU PVSEC 2019 was chaired by Florence Lambert, Director of CEA Liten, France. During the Conference the worldwide community of photovoltaics (PV) ranging from policy to research and technology, met to focus on the contribution of PV in solving the challenges posed by climate change. The Closing ceremony featured a summary of the most significant achievements of a very innovative community of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and enterprises, followed by awards for the best student work and poster presentations, and Florence Lambert in her final words announced the venue of the 37th EU PVSEC which will be in Lisbon, Portugal.
(Source: WIP GmbH & Co Planungs-KG)
16.9.2019
EEF 2019 Discussed Ways to Increase Life Expectancy in the Far East
The approach to healthcare in the Far East and the specifics of implementing the national projects in the region were discussed at the panel sessions on the sidelines of the 5th anniversary Eastern Economic Forum. Participants of the ‘Pathways to a Healthy Life in the Far East’ session were Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation Maxim Topilin, Rector of the Pacific State Medical University Valentin Shumatov, and many others. The region is currently characterized by a low birth rate and life expectancy, as well as high mortality and outward migration. The federal project ‘Strengthening Public Health’ was launched to change the situation. It focuses on preventative medicine and remote medical care, and public health programmes tailored to the region. During the session, Director of Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology, a branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Radiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Oleg Apolikhin proposed to compliment the project with the pilot program ‘Male Reproductive Health and Active Social Longevity’.
(Source: Roscongress)
16.9.2019
Covestro to Sell European Polycarbonate Sheets Business to Serafin Group
Materials manufacturer Covestro has signed an agreement with Serafin Group for the sale of Covestro’s European polycarbonate sheets business, which comprises manufacturing units in Belgium and Italy, central management operations and sales support in Europe. The business generates total revenues of around EUR 130 million (2018). Polycarbonate sheets are highly break-resistant and are mostly used in industrial protection, construction systems or signage applications. The decision was made as part of Covestro’s ongoing portfolio optimization process, which includes the divestment of all polycarbonate sheets businesses. The sale of the European outlets thus concludes the previous divestments of the respective facilities in North America and India in 2018, and the conversion of its production in Guangzhou, China, into a specialty films site.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
13.9.2019
AUMA: German Exhibitions Post Further Positive Results
A cooling German economy and the rising threat of international trade conflicts had little effect on exhibitions in Germany in the first half of 2019. The number of exhibitors at the country’s 107 international and national fairs rose by an average of a good 1% over their respective preceding events to 115,000. The total number of 5.7 million visitors showed a slight increase of 0.3%. And exhibitor stand space increased by 1.5% to 4.2 million square metres. These figures are the result of preliminary calculations by AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. The results also show that the growing range of digital trade and information platforms has thus far hardly affected the exhibition business. Of further note is the 3% rise in the number of both exhibitors and visitors from abroad. This reflects the high international reputation of German exhibitions. “In the first half of the year alone, more than 70,000 exhibiting companies and their staff travelled to Germany, and made 1.9 million international guests visits at exhibitions here,” noted AUMA CEO Dr. Peter Neven.
(Source: AUMA)
13.9.2019
Lufthansa Group Airlines Raise Number of Passengers to more than 14.1 Million in August 2019
In August 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed more than 14.1 million passengers. This shows an increase of 2.9 percent compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometres were up 1.8 percent over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 2.7 percent. In addition as compared to August 2018, the seat load factor rose by 0.8 percentage points to 87.2 percent. Cargo capacity increased by 8.9 percent year-on-year, while cargo sales increased by 1.5 percent in revenue tonne-kilometre terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding reduction, decreasing by 4.2 percentage points to 58.8 percent.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
13.9.2019
Arburg makes K 2019 digital!
Digitalisation will be a focal point of Arburg’s appearance at the K 2019 trade fair. But the company is offering more than a presentation of its range of digital products and services – it’s going a big step further and enables K 2019 visitors with free Wi-Fi so that they can be online whenever they want. “We’re always thinking outside the box,” commented Juliane Hehl, Managing Partner responsible for marketing and technology. “And we're also well aware that digitalisation isn’t purely related to products, but is also quite simply to do with the availability of basic digital prerequisites, such as a fast Wi-Fi.” Juliane Hehl added that the issue of digitalisation was something that touched people’s hearts and emotions, as well as their brains and intellect. She hoped that visitors to the fair would therefore “feel” that Arburg was supporting and accompanying them in every respect when it came to digitalisation.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
12.9.2019
Call for Speakers: 5G and Beyond Leadership Summit
The 5G and Beyond Leadership Summit will provide the opportunities to take a wide-ranging look at how 5G will impact our lives and businesses. The summit will bring together industry leaders, leading mobile operators, policymakers, and end-users from across the broad range of industries that will be disrupted and/or enabled by 5G. Key areas being covered include the future deployment and business model impacts. The summit will explore what the 5G world will look like in the future and how Indian businesses can harness the network to realise digital transformation, new services, competitive advantage and a reduction in operating costs.
(Source: Exhibitions India Group)
12.9.2019
EU PVSEC 2019 opened its doors in Marseille
The EU PVSEC has opened today in sunny Marseille, France and is chaired by Florence Lambert, Director of CEA Liten (the Laboratory for Innovation in new Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials). The programme covers fields of interest to all stakeholders, ranging from concepts, materials and cells, to applications, systems, policies and markets. Dedicated plenary sessions provide an excellent overview of the current status of our ever more important renewable energy source. The conference has started with the Scientific Opening and the Becquerel Prize Ceremony. Delivery of the prize, Becquerel Prize Winner, Pierre Verlinden, Consultant to PV Companies, Visiting Professor at SunYat-sen University (Guangzhou), highlighted during his presentation: “The World has just one generation to accomplish a complete transformation of the Energy Economy to zero CO2 emissions. As members of the PV Industry and the PV research community, our work is critical and faces many challenges, not so much technical rather political and educational”.
(Source: WIP GmbH & Co Planungs-KG)
12.9.2019
Coperion K-Tron Announces a Completely New K3 Line of Vibratory Feeders
Coperion K-Tron is proud to announce a completely new K3 line of vibratory feeders for dry bulk solids which will be exhibited at K 2019 (16.-23.10.2019, Düsseldorf, Germany) on their booth 14B19 in Hall 14. The innovative new feeder design features a unique, patent-pending drive system combined with an advanced control package. The new K3 vibratory feeder is able to achieve accuracies averaging 35% better over traditional vibratory technologies. This revolutionary new generation of Coperion K-Tron loss-in-weight vibratory feeders offers gentle handling of the bulk material, higher accuracy and faster product changeover, resulting in less product waste, less downtime and better end product quality as well as improved sustainability.
(Source: Coperion GmbH)
11.9.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH adjusts guidance for fiscal year 2019
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, today lowered its earnings forecast for the 2019 financial year on the basis of the preliminary figures for the first eight months of 2019 available at the end of August. The company is now forecasting adjusted EBITDA of between EUR 70 million and EUR 100 million. Demand for steel weakened further during the third quarter due to political uncertainties and escalating trade conflicts. The order backlog continued to decline, as subdued demand from automotive was aggravated by softening orders from mechanical engineering. This is triggering a more pessimistic outlook. Subsequent to the deteriorated results and outlook, SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH is reviewing the value-in-use of its operating assets. SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH continues to decisively counteract to the adverse market development and to minimize the impacts on the company. The operating improvement and cash preservation measures will be intensified.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
11.9.2019
SEMICON Europa: SMART MedTech Forum Focuses on Innovation, Future of Medical Technology
Cutting-edge medical technology will highlight SEMICON Europa, 12-15 November, 2019 at Messe München, in Munich, Germany, as the SMART MedTech Forum gathers industry experts for insights into the latest developments and trends in medtech innovations driven by semiconductors. The SMART MedTech Forum is Europe's first event to foster collaboration across the semiconductor and medtech value chains. SEMICON Europa registration is open for visitors and exhibitors. The SMART MedTech Forum takes the stage at the Inspiration Hub (Hall B2), where attendees will connect with companies behind medtech innovations, experience leading medtech products, and discover startups shaking up the healthcare scene. The forum features the following sessions focused on the critical role of semiconductors and medtech in enabling technology innovation and solutions to the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges.
(Source: SEMI)
10.9.2019
Priority Plastics Expands Capacity for UN-Rated Tight Head Containers
Priority Plastics has invested over five million dollars in equipment, molds, training and technology for a new high speed tight head machine in its Portland, Indiana facility. The new machine, internally called “The CYCLONE” supports the rapid growth that Priority has experienced in the UN-rated tight head pail market. In addition to high speed quality, the new technology includes automated processing, multi-layer manufacturing capabilities and high tech mold design allowing strength improvement in bottle manufacturing. The mold design supports light weighting and other eco-friendly product improvements as part of Priority Plastics commitment.
(Source: Priority Plastics)
10.9.2019
parts2clean 2019: Trends, Ideas and Know-how for Consistently Clean Parts
Whether digital transformation, redesigned parts and the new challenges they pose, innovative manufacturing technologies and materials, or tougher demands in terms of the stability, reproducibility and cost efficiency of processes – the changes now taking place in many sectors of industry also have direct implications for parts and surface cleaning. “parts2clean is the world’s biggest showcase of technology for consistently reliable and efficient parts cleaning,” said Olaf Daebler, Global Director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe, adding: “The exhibitors will be presenting effective ways of meeting today’s and tomorrow’s standards.” The leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning runs from 22 to 24 October in Stuttgart.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
10.9.2019
CLOOS at SCHWEISSTEC 2019
At the trade fair duo of Blechexpo and Schweisstec from 5 to 8 November 2019 in Stuttgart, the visitors can inform themselves about all innovations of industrial sheet metal processing and cutting and joining technologies. This year, the theme of the exhibition booth of Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH is "100 Years CLOOS: Pioneers of Welding Technology" because the long-established company celebrates its 100 year anniversary. In hall 7, booth 7413 CLOOS will present innovative solutions future welding technology.
(Source: Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH)
9.9.2019
Tendence 2020: New Dates and Extended to Four Days
To meet the needs of the market and the relevant industries, Messe Frankfurt will be making changes to its consumer goods trade fair Tendence. They primarily concern the days of the week that are involved, the number of days and the dates of the next event. Tendence will be held from Saturday 27 June to Tuesday 30 June 2020, i.e. a week earlier in the exhibition calendar, while also being extended from three to four days again, so that it includes the Tuesday. This means there will be two days over the weekend and then again two weekdays when Tendence can be visited by all retail channels and retailers. The new dates of the trade fair have been changed so they are before the summer holidays of the German states of Rhineland Palatinate and Hesse. There will also be a longer gap between Tendence and Trendset in Munich, held from 11 to 13 July 2020. The structure of Tendence 2020 will stay the same, and exhibitors will again be showcasing their products according to retail channels, lifestyles and target groups. The four areas Style City, Moment Market, Design City and Sunshine State will merely be consolidated into a more compact space to keep walking distances short.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
9.9.2019
New International Trade Fair for Lightweight Construction Solutions
A new trade fair for lightweight construction will be launched in June 2020 in Hannover. Named "LightCon", the new fair will showcase the latest trends and solutions in the field of lightweight construction, spanning all materials, technologies and sectors of industry. The event will initially run as a two-day conference and supporting trade fair on the theme of lightweight construction, taking place every year thereafter. The new fair's organizer is Deutsche Messe, with Composites United as the technology sponsor. Both partners have already formalized their plans in a joint Memorandum of Understanding. LightCon will kick off next year with a conference and supporting exhibition on 23 and 24 June. From 2021 onward, LightCon will evolve into a full-fledged trade fair, with the conference remaining an integral component. In addition to Composites United, related networks and associations from other technology fields have confirmed their participation, allowing LightCon to cover the entire spectrum of lightweight construction themes.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
9.9.2019
parts2clean 2019: Trends, ideas and know-how for consistently clean parts
Whether digital transformation, redesigned parts and the new challenges they pose, innovative manufacturing technologies and materials, or tougher demands in terms of the stability, reproducibility and cost efficiency of processes – the changes now taking place in many sectors of industry also have direct implications for parts and surface cleaning. “parts2clean is the world’s biggest showcase of technology for consistently reliable and efficient parts cleaning,” said Olaf Daebler, Global Director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe, adding: “The exhibitors will be presenting effective ways of meeting today’s and tomorrow’s standards.” The leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning runs from 22 to 24 October in Stuttgart.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
6.9.2019
MOMENTIVE to Showcase new Silicone Technologies at K 2019
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (“Momentive”), a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, will introduce a range of new silicone technologies at K 2019, the industry’s largest trade fair for the global plastics and rubber industries. Momentive will introduce new and innovative silicone solutions including silicone elastomers, specialty silanes and coatings. Live demonstrations will highlight the real-world application of these technologies. At K 2019, Momentive will showcase its complete portfolio of Silopren* liquid silicone rubber and other silicone elastomer solutions. The new self-bonding Silopren LSR 27x9 family addresses the rising demands for hard-soft designs, helps to achieve the bonding between silicone and thermoplastics, reduces assembly steps and meets various complex design requirements.
(Source: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.)
6.9.2019
SAERTEX® INCREASES Range of Carbon Materials Through Acquisition of TK-Industries
In July 2019, SAERTEX® acquired one hundred percent of shares in the Bavarian company TK Industries GmbH, further expanding its range of heavy-tow carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics. TK Industries is a highly specialized, medium-sized fabric manufacturer based in Selbitz, the district of Hof (Germany). At its production site, the company only processes carbon fibers with the latest multiaxial production technology. The manufacturing technology is optimized for the use of cost-efficient 24k and 50k rovings and according to this, the products manufactured by TK Industries perfectly complement the SAERTEX range of high-quality multiaxial fabrics. Customers can be found in the industrial and transport sectors, especially in boat building and automotive industry. Other areas of application include wind energy and infrastructure. In addition to new opportunities for the SAERTEX Group, there are also advantages for the customers.
(Source: SAERTEX Group)
6.9.2019
Dr. Timo Berger is Weidmüller's new Chief Sales Officer
Dr. Timo Berger was appointed as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of the Weidmüller Group in Detmold on September 1, 2019. Together with Jörg Timmermann (Chief Financial Officer [CFO] and Speaker of the Board) and Volker Bibelhausen (Chief Technology Officer [CTO]), he forms the Executive Board of the international market leader in Industrial Connectivity and Automation. Dr. Berger has been with Weidmüller since 2005 and most recently spent three years as Managing Director and Regional Manager responsible for sales in Germany and the Central European region. He had already been working closely with his predecessor José Carlos Álvarez Tobar since March 2019 to prepare for his new management role. Álvarez Tobar retires after 40 years with Weidmüller and almost four years as Chief Sales Officer.
(Source: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG)
5.9.2019
Trina Solar Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2018
Trina Solar, the world leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has released its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report for 2018. The annual CSR report was based on the framework of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Since 2011, Trina Solar has continued to compile and release its annual CSR report, which details the company's strategy, concept and practices in relation to CSR and sustainability as well as the commitment to creating value for all stakeholders. The report elaborates Trina Solar's efforts in reducing both energy consumption and emissions, engaging in development projects that are environmentally responsible, caring for employees, creating a corporate culture that respects these principles and fulfilling the CSR obligations in a new 3.0 era with a focus on governance and development, protecting planet earth, assuring a development and maintenance of a supply chain that respects these obligations, providing a caring workplace and making a meaningful contribution to society.
(Source: Trina Solar)
5.9.2019
SAERTEX® Increases Range of Carbon Materials Through Acquisition of TK Industries
In July 2019, SAERTEX® acquired one hundred percent of shares in the Bavarian company TK Industries GmbH, further expanding its range of heavy-tow carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics. TK Industries is a highly specialized, medium-sized fabric manufacturer based in Selbitz, the district of Hof (Germany). At its production site, the company only processes carbon fibers with the latest multiaxial production technology. The manufacturing technology is optimized for the use of cost-efficient 24k and 50k rovings and according to this, the products manufactured by TK Industries perfectly complement the SAERTEX range of high-quality multiaxial fabrics. Customers can be found in the industrial and transport sectors, especially in boat building and automotive industry. Other areas of application include wind energy and infrastructure. In addition to new opportunities for the SAERTEX Group, there are also advantages for the customers. "The acquisition of TK Industries will provide us with additional capacity in the short term to meet the ever-increasing demand for carbon fiber fabrics and thus enable improved delivery times for our customers," says Christoph Geyer, CEO SAERTEX Group.
(Source: SAERTEX Group)
4.9.2019
BUSS at K2019: New Models Extend Applications for COMPEO Compounders
BUSS's new COMPEO 88 and COMPEO 110 kneaders for plastics and elastomers are to be introduced at K2019 in Düsseldorf, adding two higher throughput models to the COMPEO range of compounding systems. They join the smaller COMPEO 55 which was launched to the market around one year ago. All three models are available with process lengths from 13 L/D to 25 L/D, the model size indicating the screw diameter in mm. Typical throughputs for processing thermoplastics are 150-300 kg/h (COMPEO 55), 600-1200 kg/h (COMPEO 88) and 1200-2400 kg/h (COMPEO 110). This gives operators the opportunity to use a system size optimally adapted to their requirements and thus work with maximum efficiency. In hall 16, booth A59, BUSS is presenting their current largest system, the new COMPEO 110, with a processing length of 18 L/D, including a downstream side feeder alongside their new conical twin screw discharge unit.
(Source: BUSS AG)
4.9.2019
Dr. Timo Berger is Weidmüller's new Chief Sales Officer
Dr. Timo Berger was appointed as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of the Weidmüller Group in Detmold on September 1, 2019. Together with Jörg Timmermann (Chief Financial Officer [CFO] and Speaker of the Board) and Volker Bibelhausen (Chief Technology Officer [CTO]), he forms the Executive Board of the international market leader in Industrial Connectivity and Automation. Dr. Berger has been with Weidmüller since 2005 and most recently spent three years as Managing Director and Regional Manager responsible for sales in Germany and the Central European region. He had already been working closely with his predecessor José Carlos Álvarez Tobar since March 2019 to prepare for his new management role. Álvarez Tobar retires after 40 years with Weidmüller and almost four years as Chief Sales Officer.
(Source: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG)
4.9.2019
Fraunhofer FEP: Porous Silicon lLyers for More Efficient Lithium-ion Batteries
The Fraunhofer FEP has developed coating processes for industry for several years. Recently in the project PoSiBat (funding reference 100275833), Fraunhofer FEP scientists were able to develop a non-toxic and efficient manufacturing process for porous silicon layers. The results of the recently completed project will be presented at the Thin Film Technology for Energy Systems workshop at V 2019 and at the Fraunhofer FEP booth No. 22 (October 8?–10, 2019, in Dresden, Germany).
(Source: Fraunhofer FEP)
3.9.2019
Innovations and Know-how for Optimised Processes for Deburring and Surface Finishes
Never before has there been such a concentrated and comprehensive exhibition of solutions for deburring, chamfering and the production of precision surfaces: At the DeburringEXPO from 8 to 10 October 2019, over 170 exhibitors will present innovative and advanced technologies, products and services for these quality-critical production steps. This unique range of exhibitors is complemented by an attractive frame programme with theme parks, research pavilions and a bilingual expert forum. With over 170 exhibitors, the 3rd DeburringEXPO not only boasts an increase of around 15 percent compared to 2017’s event, but is also able to present the world’s most comprehensive range of solutions for deburring, chamfering and the production of precision surfaces. “This concentration of technologies, services and providers in a focussed framework enables visitors to have a kind of overview which would not be possible at any other fair,” remarks Hartmut Herdin, CEO of fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG and organiser of the DeburringEXPO.
(Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)
3.9.2019
Hatch and Samsung Extend 5G Cloud Gaming Partnership to Europe
New streaming subscription service brings instant, on-demand access to more than 100 premium mobile games for Samsung Galaxy users Pioneering cloud gaming service Hatch and global smartphone leader Samsung are deepening their partnership to cover major markets in Europe, after first introducing Hatch to Samsung Galaxy users in Korea and America earlier this year. As part of their cooperation, Hatch Premium is now available for Samsung users through the Galaxy Store in the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. Hatch and Samsung will also collaborate on special events at Samsung experience retail stores, with casual eSports tournaments on Galaxy devices showcasing the benefits of cloud gaming. Hatch Premium is a streaming subscription service that includes instant, unlimited access to more than 100 high quality, premium mobile games, including Hatch Originals like Arkanoid Rising and Angry Birds GO! Turbo Edition. The paid service (6.99 EUR/6.99 GBP per month) also unlocks Hatch Kids, where children can play, create and learn online with content from top kids studios like Toca Boca and Dr. Panda, in a safe environment completely free of advertising and in-game purchasing.
(Source: Hatch Entertainment Oy)
3.9.2019
New Fraunhofer Coating Process Provides Effective Protection for Brake Discs
More than many other auto parts, brake discs are subject to repeated mechanical loads. As a result of this continual abrasion, they produce fine particulate matter, which pose a substantial environmental burden. Now, however, a new coating process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and RWTH Aachen University can significantly reduce this impact. By using “Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition”, known by its German acronym EHLA, it has proved possible to provide brake discs with an effective protection against wear and corrosion in a procedure that is both fast and economic.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
30.8.2019
Save the Date! AKL’20 from May 6–8, 2020
With over 600 international participants, more than 80 speakers and more than 50 companies at the Sponsors‘ Exhibition accompanying the conference, the “AKL – International Laser Technology Congress” has established itself in Europe as the leading forum for applied laser technology in production: In May 2020, laser manufacturers and users from various industries will meet for the 13th time at the AKL’20, organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
30.8.2019
Fraunhofer ILT: Optimizing the use of Lasers With Artificial Intelligence
The ingenuity of pioneering breakthroughs can be witnessed in Aachen before the year is out. At its “AI for Laser Technology Conference” on November 6 and 7, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be tackling the question of how lasers can be used more efficiently with the help of artificial intelligence. Experts from companies including Daimler, Intel and Microsoft have already signed up for the event. The conference topics will range from machine learning in industrial settings to the use of augmented reality and analysis of neural networks.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
30.8.2019
FAULHABER: Successful in France for 10 years
With the acquisition of MUVMO SA, FAULHABER has been able to intensify its sales and marketing activities in one of the most important markets in Europe, thereby becoming the leading sales and service organization for miniature drive systems in France over the last 10 years. "We saw the potential for FAULHABER and seized the opportunity to be active with a sales organization in France. The objective was and is to achieve strong growth in the important French market, "explains FAULHABER CEO Gert Frech-Walter," and from the very beginning with ambitious goals". To achieve this goal, a stable and effective organization under the new leadership of Robert Dattola, Managing Director of FAULHABER France SAS, was established following the acquisition. As part of the FAULHABER Group, FAULHABER France was able to benefit from the modern group infrastructure and could rely on the support of the group members right from the start.
(Source: Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG)
29.8.2019
MeKo Presents Numerous Innovations at COMPAMED / MEDICA 2019
For more than 25 years MeKo has produced components with narrow tolerances and perfect surface quality as a contract manufacturer for all well-known medical companies. At COMPAMED / MEDICA in Düsseldorf MeKo presents innovative techniques and materials on booth #J07 in hall 8a. High-precision laser systems make it possible to achieve tolerances of less than 5 µm by machining metals and bioresorbable materials using lasers. Not only do MeKo’s modern ultra-short pulse lasers cut and drill precisely, they also create clean, perfect surfaces. In addition to the precise laser cutting of implants, such as stents and heart valve frames, one of MeKo’s primary competencies is laser drilling microholes for Drug Delivery Balloon Catheters (DDB). It is possible to achieve hole diameters from 2 µm. Thanks to these tiny holes, DDBs can dispense drugs directly using dilation.
(Source: MeKo Laser Material Processing)
29.8.2019
Register now for the “AI for Laser Technology Conference”
The ingenuity of pioneering breakthroughs can be witnessed in Aachen before the year is out. At its “AI for Laser Technology Conference” on November 6 and 7, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be tackling the question of how lasers can be used more efficiently with the help of artificial intelligence. Experts from companies including Daimler, Intel and Microsoft have already signed up for the event. The conference topics will range from machine learning in industrial settings to the use of augmented reality and analysis of neural networks.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
28.8.2019
Visitors Numbers up Once Again at BIOFACH AMERICA LATINA 2019
Brazil’s organic sector continues to enjoy positive development. All the evidence was there at the Anhembi exhibition venue in São Paulo between 5 and 8 June 2019, when the exhibition pairing of BIOFACH AMERICA LATINA – BIO BRAZIL FAIR, held in parallel with NATURALTECH, drew a total of 36,980 visitors. This figure is up 20 percent on the previous year (2018: 30,816). Coming from all parts of the world, the 191 organic exhibitors (2018: 175) introduced the many exhibition visitors to the latest trends and products in the organic sector.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
28.8.2019
DeburringEXPO: Innovations and Know-how for Optimised Processes for Deburring and Surface Finishes
Never before has there been such a concentrated and comprehensive exhibition of solutions for deburring, chamfering and the production of precision surfaces: At the DeburringEXPO from 8 to 10 October 2019, over 170 exhibitors will present innovative and advanced technologies, products and services for these quality-critical production steps. This unique range of exhibitors is complemented by an attractive frame programme with theme parks, research pavilions and a bilingual expert forum. With over 170 exhibitors, the 3rd DeburringEXPO not only boasts an increase of around 15 percent compared to 2017’s event, but is also able to present the world’s most comprehensive range of solutions for deburring, chamfering and the production of precision surfaces. “This concentration of technologies, services and providers in a focussed framework enables visitors to have a kind of overview which would not be possible at any other fair,” remarks Hartmut Herdin, CEO of fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG and organiser of the DeburringEXPO.
(Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)
26.8.2019
50th Anniversary of Exhibition Centre in Düsseldorf
The Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in the district of Stockum is celebrating its 50th anniversary: on 26 August 1969, the foundation stone was laid for the then largest and most expensive building project in the City of Düsseldorf to date. The city invested DM 395 million in the new exhibition centre in the north of Düsseldorf – one third of its annual budget at the time and three times more than the Rheinkniebrücke bridge. The good reputation that Düsseldorf had acquired over more than 150 years as a trade fair and exhibition city was at stake: the capacities of the old trade fair grounds on Fischerstrasse in the city centre were exhausted, while trade fairs in other cities continued to grow. The Düsseldorf site was not able to keep up with the demands from the different sectors – especially the leading international trade fairs drupa, K and interpack. Relocating the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre to maintain its competitiveness was unavoidable. On 20 September 1968, after careful examination, the city council unanimously decided to relocate the exhibition grounds to Düsseldorf-Stockum. One year later, on 26 August 1969, the foundation stone for the new exhibition centre was laid. Construction took almost two years. The new grounds were fully functional for the first time at K in 1971.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
26.8.2019
Solar Impulse: Bertrand Piccard at G7 to Push Ambitious Climate Action
The explorer and pilot of Solar Impulse has been selected by the French government as one of the representatives of civil society that will address the G7, calling for brave policies that will turn the tide in the climate crisis. Bertrand Piccard, who has long advocated for more ambitious climate policies thanks to financially profitable solutions, has been invited as part of the One Planet Lab organized by the French government to contribute to this year’s G7, to be held in Biarritz from August 24th to 26th. The 45th edition of the G7, under the French Presidency, will be more inclusive than previous editions, introducing representatives from other major democracies as well as civil society, and will focus on fighting inequality in its many forms - a recognition of the destabilising impact that disparities between the haves and have-nots creates on global politics. Recognizing that climate change impacts will do much to exacerbate such inequalities, protection of the environment will be a cornerstone of this edition of G7.
(Source: Solar Impulse Foundation)
26.8.2019
Thomas Kamphausen to become new CFO of Schuler
Schuler AG is to get a new Chief Financial Officer. The Supervisory Board has appointed Thomas Kamphausen (56) as a member of the Executive Board of Schuler AG as of September 1, 2019. Mr. Kamphausen will take over as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and Labor Director on the departure of Norbert Broger on November 1, 2019. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of SSI Schäfer, a leading international logistics company based in Neunkirchen, Germany. SSI Schäfer employs over 10,500 people around the world and is regarded as a pioneer of digitalization in the procurement, storage and transport of goods for industry and commerce. CFO Norbert Broger had already announced in spring that he would not be prolonging his current contract with Schuler in order to take on new tasks. He is leaving the company on the best of terms with CEO Domenico Iacovelli and the Supervisory Board.
(Source: Schuler AG)
23.8.2019
SolarEdge: Board of Directors Has Appointed Zvi Lando as Acting CEO
SolarEdge Technologies Inc. ("SolarEdge"), announced today that in the past few days, Co-Chairman, CEO and founder, Mr. Guy Sella’s previously disclosed health condition has declined significantly. In that connection, he has taken a leave of absence, effective immediately, to address his health issues. The Board of Directors has announced that Mr. Zvi (Zivi) Lando, has been appointed to serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer. “As is well known, Mr. Lando has been a part of the executive management team since 2009, and has a proven track record on sales and execution,” said co-chairman Nadav Zafrir. “The circumstances of this appointment are very sad. Having said that, the Board of Directors is confident that he will continue to take the Company forward on its current path of growth and success.” Mr. Lando has served as EVP Global Sales since joining SolarEdge in 2009. Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Lando held several different technology and management positions at Applied Materials, including in his last role, as Vice President and General Manager of Baccini Cell Systems Division in the Applied Materials Solar Business Group.
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.)
23.8.2019
PORTWELL Launches Compact and Robust IOT Gateway PC
Mitwell, a Portwell subsidiary and world-leading innovator for Industrial PC (IPC) and embedded computing solutions, and associate member of Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Alliance - today announces the market entry of the Kuber-212G- a compact-sized, fan-less embedded system featuring the latest 14nm Intel® Celeron® N3350 processor (codenamed Apollo Lake). It’s compact 99 (L) x 63 (W) x 92 (D) mm design, low power consumption, high-performance computing and powerful graphics engine make the Kuber-212G a perfect IoT gateway for harsh industrial automation applications, factory automation and demanding applications.
(Source: European Portwell Technology B.V.)
23.8.2019
Semiconductor Equipment Industry: Billings Higher than June 2019
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.03 billion in billings worldwide in July 2019 (three-month average basis), according to the July Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 0.4 percent higher than the final June 2019 level of $2.03 billion, and is 14.5 percent lower than the July 2018 billings level of $2.38 billion. “Total billings of North American equipment manufacturers for July were slightly up over June billings,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “Demand for semiconductor equipment this year is being driven by leading-edge logic and foundry, though memory segment growth is soft due to weak market sentiment.” The SEMI Billings report uses three-month moving averages of worldwide billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.
(Source: SEMI)
22.8.2019
BIOFACH 2020: New Special Show on “Water”
A topic of the utmost current concern will be the subject of special attention at BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, at its next event on 12-15 February 2020, which will include the special exhibition “All about water – is the basis of all life endangered?”. Water is an essential foodstuff for everyone, and access to clean water is a basic human right. But at the same time, water is under threat everywhere. The new special show at BIOFACH will therefore take a detailed look at this subject, which is highly relevant to the future of nutrition overall, in the form of table-tops, showcases and presentations. The following focal points are planned: “Purity under threat: the challenge of water pollution”, “Maintaining the basic preconditions for life: opportunities and challenges of a collective commitment to water protection”, and “Water as a foodstuff: a contemporary look at quality”.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
22.8.2019
Schuler Develops Forging Press With Hirschvogel
A completely new drive concept, which ensures quieter operation due to lower vibrations: Automotive supplier Hirschvogel draws this conclusion around one year after the start of production on a servo press in a compact design which was newly developed in collaboration with Schuler. In comparison with the previous installed presses at Hirschvogel, this faster working press is the first one with transverse instead of longitudinal shaft drive. Two counter-rotating eccentric gears in the head of the press balance the mass forces which improve quietness and precision. The widely spaced pressure points also increase the available die area in the process flow direction. This creates space for another forming step which also allows the production of more complex forging parts. The transverse shaft drive also leads to a higher tilting rigidity of the press and lower deflection of the two crankshafts, and thus to a lower spring back of the entire machine.
(Source: Schuler AG)
22.8.2019
Brabender Technologie: New Equipment and Software Applications at “K 2019”
Brabender Technologie (Hall 10, stand A41) is showing the full range in Düsseldorf: The company comes to the K 2019 with new equipment, new smart control features and a wide range of proven solutions. Many new developments follow the “Easy Clean” premise – simple cleaning and fast removal for easy product changeovers. Some of the existing equipment was also revised and optimized in this regard. “This year, we are presenting our new and existing designs and ideas both virtually and physically,” reveals Bruno Dautzenberg, Managing Director of Brabender Technologie. “Our objective is to illustrate our portfolio and our skills as clearly as possible, not only to make our visitors curious but also to allow them to grasp our solutions immediately.”
(Source: Brabender Technologie)
20.8.2019
TDK Corporation to Establish a Corporate Venture, TDK Ventures, Inc.
TDK Corporation today announced it has established TDK Ventures, Inc., a corporate venture company (CVC) to invest in early-stage innovative startups to bolster innovation in material science, energy/power and related areas typically underrepresented in venture capital portfolios. TDK Ventures, established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of TDK Corporation, will have an initial fund size of $50 million. Building on TDK’s 85 years of experience commercializing magnetic and electronic materials, TDK Ventures will focus its investments on technologies and solutions that leverage fundamental material science to unlock an attractive and sustainable future for the world. These would include but not be limited to magnetics, MEMS, piezoelectrics, dielectrics, semiconductors, organic materials and neuro-electricals. TDK Ventures expects to identify and explore new ideas and technologies, fund and support promising companies and provide access to markets where TDK operates.
(Source: TDK Corporation)
20.8.2019
embedded world 2020: “Safe for the Future” With top-class Speakers
The panel discussion “Safe for the Future”, once again featuring high-calibre speakers, will be making its third appearance at embedded world. As in previous years, the event at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will cover all aspects of the security of embedded systems and the protection of computers and communication channels. The main thematic focus will be the protection of networked embedded systems in the Internet of Things. This time round, the key issues to be explored will include the measures that can be implemented to protect critical infrastructures, what critical infrastructures and applications are, and which measures can be adopted for supposedly non-critical applications.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
20.8.2019
Winner of the Red Dot Award: The KOSTAL Solar App
The new KOSTAL Solar App was awarded the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019. The jury, consisting of 24 international experts, reviewed more than 8,000 submissions this year. The Solar App impressed with its high design quality, creative performance and intuitive handling. With the free app of KOSTAL Solar Electric, solar systems can be easily and conveniently monitored on any mobile device at any time. The design is centrally based on the target group of the private customer and is oriented to the customer needs of a simple, intuitive operation and monitoring of a complex, technical product - the photovoltaic inverter. "With the new app, we offer our customers a simple way of monitoring systems – intuitive, easy to use and
visually appealing. Nice that it was awarded the Red Dot Award. We are happy to celebrate the award with our partners Generationdesign GmbH, whose creative team has designed the app, and Web Wikinger UG, who have implemented our requirements perfectly, "says Dennis Hollenbeck, product manager PV inverters and storage systems at KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik GmbH.
(Source: KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik GmbH)
19.8.2019
Milacron Launching Wide Range of New and Upgraded Mold-Masters Solutions at K 2019
Milacron Holdings Corp., leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry announces additional key technologies for K 2019, the world’s largest plastics trade fair. K 2019 will take place October 16th-23rd in Düsseldorf, Germany. Milacron will be displaying its Advanced Plastics Processing Technologies (APPT) featuring Milacron and Ferromatik product branded injection, and extrusion offerings, as well as Milacron’s Melt Delivery and Control Systems (MDCS). Displays will feature Milacron’s product brands: Mold-Masters, DME, TIRAD, and CIMCOOL in Hall 1, Booth C05. Mold-Masters is excited at the opportunity to showcase to customers a selection of innovative new products as well as enhanced engineering to improve the performance, quality and technical capabilities of our customers. This is the first time many of this is being shown in Europe and there are even a few Global Product Launches in store.
(Source: Milacron)
19.8.2019
SEMI Unveils Technology Showcase Finalists for MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit
SEMI Europe today announced finalists for the Technology Showcase for MEMS & Sensors and the Technology Showcase for Imaging Sensors at SEMI MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit, 25-27 September, 2019 in Grenoble, France. The finalists are innovators of leading-edge MEMS and imaging sensors for applications spanning wireless sensor nodes in harsh environments, secure-by-design Internet of Things (IoT) devices, non-invasive wrist-worn blood glucose monitors, and 3D eye tracking that more naturally captures user attention in consumer devices. Registration is open now. Selected by a committee of industry experts, Technology Showcase finalists will demonstrate new enabling products and platforms that are advancing MEMS and imaging sensors in biomedical, IoT, transportation, vision systems, and other consumer and industrial markets as they compete for audience votes. The Technology Showcases will take place during concurrent sessions on 26 September. Winners will be announced that evening during the gala dinner.
(Source: SEMI Europe)
19.8.2019
Perimeter Protection Still on Track for Growth
Perimeter Protection, the international trade fair for perimeter protection, fencing technology and building security, has enjoyed impressive growth. As it opens its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg for the sixth time from 14 to 16 January 2020, it will provide further proof that its distinct focus on the security of outdoor sites and facilities is really striking a chord with the sector. It is expected that there will once again be a significant increase in the total of 135 exhibitors that took part in the previous event. Of the companies already registered for 2020, 12 percent are new exhibitors taking part in Perimeter Protection for the first time. They will showcase the entire spectrum of mechanical, electrical and electronic security solutions for perimeter protection. Trade visitors, including security officers for local and long-distance transport networks, airports, football stadiums, industry and power plants, representatives from the police and armed forces as well as architects and building services designers, are also set to significantly grow in number. A new feature this year is a free forum that delivers a wealth of specialist expertise on various security-related issues.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
16.8.2019
Meyer Burger Plans to Adapt Business Model and Enter Strategic Collaboration with REC
Meyer Burger Technology AG today announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic collaboration with REC Solar Pte. Ltd. (REC). This MoU is in line with the announcement on 22 July 2019 that the Board of Directors plans to explore all strategic options for Meyer Burger’s business model with increased focus on shareholder value creation. Based on the ground-breaking module efficiency and value achieved with its Alpha module production, REC plans to increase its 600 MW HJT / SmartWire (SWCT™) manufacturing capacity to multiple GW, using equipment from Meyer Burger and in cooperation with a potential strategic down-stream partner.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
16.8.2019
BIOFACH SOUTH EAST ASIA 2019: Successful second round
The buoyant mood among exhibitors, visitors, partners and organisers confirmed that the second round of BIOFACH SOUTH EAST ASIA was also a resounding success. In combination with the NATURAL EXPO SOUTH EAST ASIA, it turned the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok into the key hub for South-East Asia’s organic industry from 11 to 14 July 2019. The joint event brought together 403 exhibitors from 14 different countries. The total 24,196 visitors, up 14 percent from 21, 209 in the previous year, were highly impressed by the international product showcase, wide range of special display areas, high-calibre conference programme and a royal visit.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
16.8.2019
SolarEdge Appoints New Director to Serve as Co-Chairman
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. a global leader in smart energy, announced today the appointment of Mr. Nadav Zafrir as co-chairman and member of the board of directors. The appointment was approved unanimously by the board of directors and is being made to further strengthen the executive management of the company in light of the continued illness of Guy Sella, founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge. Mr. Zafrir brings to SolarEdge twenty-five years of experience in cyber leadership and technology development. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Team8, a leading think tank that focuses on building and accelerating the growth of companies that specialize in cyber resilience and data science. He was previously the Commander of the Israel Defense Forces’ Technology Intelligence Unit. “Nadav Zafrir and I have worked together for decades, going back to our years of managing complex technological developments in the army,” stated Mr. Sella.
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.)
15.8.2019
Meyer Burger Impacted by Weak Demand in Photovoltaic Sector in H1 2019
Meyer Burger Technology AG reports business performance in the first half year 2019 below expectation. The solar sector was marked by weak demand in China, the largest end customer market, during the first half of 2019. A global surplus in production capacity for multicrystalline wafers, cells and modules was accompanied by supply bottlenecks for high-efficiency mono-products. Although investments in standard PV increased because of declining prices for PERC equipment, cell and module manufacturers often postponed major investment decisions in new technologies. The transformation programme launched in October 2018 is on track to achieve its key objectives and is constantly being adapted to market dynamics. Thanks to the sale of non-core businesses and substantial cost reductions in continuing operations, the break-even level is falling steadily.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
15.8.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Slowed Down by Weak Market Development
CEO Clemens Iller said: "Contrary to our expectations, the gradual normalization of demand from the end markets did not materialize in the second quarter. Unresolved trade conflicts and political uncertainties affected our business and led to reduced growth in the end markets. The automotive industry was hit hardest, with demand remaining at a persistently low level. There are still no clear signs of an acceleration of demand. Therefore we do not expect a broad-based recovery before the end of the year. In the current unfavorable market setting, we have taken further measures to keep the adverse effects on the Group as small as possible. At the same time, however, we are sticking to our strategic investments in order to be ready for a possible economic upswing in the coming months".
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
14.8.2019
Bosch is Shaping Present and Future Mobility
Bosch wants to make mobility as emissions-free, safe, and fascinating as possible. At the IAA 2019, the technology and services company is showcasing its latest solutions for personalized, automated, connected, and electrified mobility. You will find Bosch in hall 8, booth C 02 as well as at the Agora exhibition space. Bosch IoT Shuttle – vehicles for the future of urban mobility: In the future, driverless shuttles will be a common sight on city streets around the world – whether they are transporting goods or people. Thanks to their electrical powertrains, the shuttles will glide through city centers and be seamlessly connected with their surroundings. Bosch technology for automating, electrifying, personalizing, and connecting can be used in these sorts of shuttles.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
14.8.2019
Main Congress Theme for BIOFACH 2020: “Organic Delivers!”
Organic works – on many levels. It protects our water, improves soil fertility, and boosts biodiversity. Organic protects the climate, is holistically healthy, and ensures the basic preconditions for life. Organic agriculture, foodstuff production and trade benefit the common good all around the world. When BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, brings the international organic sector together to launch the new year at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg between 12 and 15 February 2020, the sector will discuss the key challenges of the future and the answers and solutions that an environmentally friendly way of doing business can offer.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
13.8.2019
SPI, ESI, and NASEW 2019 Presents: The Grid of Grids
Join Brian Patterson, president of the EMerge Alliance, for this premier presentation on the future of Microgrids. This webinar focuses on the evolving implementation of a "Grid of Grids" to serve both utility and non-utility stakeholders in the developing "energy-as-a-service" environment. Following the presentation, get a sneak peek of what's in store at SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week's Microgrid Marketplace. This year’s event will host extensive discussion on how distributed renewables are used in microgrids on both sides of the meter. Attendees will learn more about the exclusive demonstrations and features to be rolled-out at North America Smart Energy Week this September in Salt Lake City, UT. The smart energy microgrid area will feature a “live” microgrid that powers part of the convention hall show floor.
(Source: SolarPower International)
13.8.2019
BIOFACH AMERICA: Best Prospects for Trade Fair and Market
The international organic sector will gather at the Baltimore Convention and Exhibition Center from 12 to 14 September 2019 for BIOFACH AMERICA – ALL THINGS ORGANIC. Held in parallel with Natural Products Expo East on the east coast of the US, the show offers businesses from all around the world the opportunity to present both raw materials and new developments in the food and non-food areas. About 1,600 exhibitors, including about 200 organics companies, and about 30,000 visitors are expected. Once again, the public can look forward to an event with a highly international flavour: Bosnia and Herzegovina will be there with its own pavilion for the first time. Argentina will also have its own national pavilion, and the German pavilion, sponsored by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), will be larger this year.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
12.8.2019
The Indonesians Fighting the Scourge of Plastic Pollution
A two-month stopover in Indonesia has come to an end for the Race for Water team, who are leaving with strong images carved into their minds, and overwhelmed by deep emotion in the face of the harsh reality affecting the children, women and men who spend their lives on heaps of waste, which often comes from all over the world. The problem lies in several areas: dangerously fast economic and demographic growth, without the basic infrastructure able to keep up; a lack of public awareness of the impacts of this pollution; the invasion of plastic packaging which is often not recyclable, for the profit of multinationals under the guise of providing cheap consumer goods to those most in need; and finally, the unscrupulousness of some Western countries sending their own waste, often illegally, into a country that is not even able to manage its own.
(Source: RACE FOR WATER FOUNDATION)
12.8.2019
Bosch is Paving the Way for 3D Displays in Vehicles
Bigger, more visually attractive, and with more and more features, digital displays are becoming a key feature of vehicle cockpits. Neither drivers nor passengers want to be without the display and control features they now enjoy on devices such as smartphones and televisions. But there is more to it than that: in the cockpits of the future, digital displays will play a key role in the interaction between drivers and their vehicles. With its new 3D display products, Bosch is responding to this trend. The products use passive 3D technology to generate a realistic three-dimensional effect that allows visual information to be grasped faster than when displayed on conventional screens. “Displays are increasingly becoming interactive systems that can better anticipate drivers’ individual needs,” says Dr. Steffen Berns, president of Bosch Car Multimedia. “There is huge business potential for Bosch here.” Forecasts suggest that the global vehicle display market will double from 15 billion dollars (13.4 billion euros) to 30 billion dollars (26.7 billion euros) by 2025 (source: Global Market Insights). Whether curved, equipped with organic LEDS (OLEDs), or freely configurable – Bosch regularly sets the benchmark for vehicle displays.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
8.8.2019
KUKA Stabilizes Results
KUKA Group posted orders received totaling €914.0 million in the second quarter of 2019. This corresponds to a 4.8% decrease on the second quarter of 2018 (Q2/18: €960.2 million). Compared with the first quarter (Q1/19: €895.2 million) however, the Group succeeded in winning more orders especially in the Europe and Americas regions. The order backlog decreased slightly by 2.1% from €2,341.1 million as at June 30, 2018 to €2,293.1 million as at June 30, 2019. The difficult economic environment at present has led customers to hold back on placing orders. For this reason, there was a decline in revenues, which were down 6.0% to €801.9 million (Q2/18: €852.7 million). An improvement was achieved compared to the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 /19: €737.7 million). The book-to-bill ratio – in other words the ratio of orders received to sales revenues – stood at 1.14 in the past quarter (Q2/18: 1.13). Values above 1 mean good capacity utilization and are an indicator of growth.
(Source: KUKA AG)
8.8.2019
Bayer on Track in Operational Business
The Bayer Group continued to grow in the second quarter of 2019. “Bayer is on track in its operational business,” said Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board of Management, when presenting the half-year financial report on Tuesday. “Sales at Crop Science were primarily held back by the extreme weather conditions in North America, while at Pharmaceuticals we recorded encouraging growth,” he said. Business was also up at the Consumer Health Division. Baumann confirmed the Group outlook for 2019, but noted that it was becoming increasingly ambitious. Sales of the Bayer Group rose by 0.9% on a currency- and portfolio-adjusted basis (Fx & portfolio adj.) to 11.485 billion euros in the second quarter. On a reported basis, sales were up by a substantial 21.1%. EBITDA before special items increased by 24.7% to 2.927 billion euros. Negative currency effects arising primarily from hedging diminished earnings by 59 million euros compared with the previous year. EBIT declined by 31.2% to 926 million euros after net special charges of 859 million euros (Q2 2018: 362 million euros).
(Source: Bayer Group)
8.8.2019
AstroNova to unveil new products at the FachPack 2019
AstroNova GmbH, the European headquarters of AstroNova Inc. (RI, USA), which is responsible for sales and service in Europe, the Near East and Africa (EMEA), celebrates 30 years of innovation this year. AstroNova®, along with their brands, QuickLabel®, TrojanLabel® and GetLabels®, will release several additions to their comprehensive product line-up at both FachPack in Germany and Labelexpo in Belgium. QuickLabel will be showcasing the newly released QL-120X, which includes an industry-best extended two-year warranty, extended printhead life and extended lifetime benefits. With a highly efficient ink laydown process and economical ink cartridges, the QL-120X delivers superb print quality, while printing labels at a saving of up to 35% compared with pigment-based colour labelling technologies. With the emphasis firmly on exceptional quality, the QL-120X establishes a new standard in colour labelling.
(Source: AstroNova GmbH)
7.8.2019
Bayer and LANXESS to Sell Their Stakes in Currenta to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Bayer and LANXESS sell their stakes in the chemical park operator Currenta to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the world's largest infrastructure investor. Both companies signed corresponding agreements with MIRA today, August 6, 2019. The transaction still requires the approval of the responsible authorities. Currenta manages and operates infrastructure, energy supply and other essential services across the chemical parks in Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen and is currently a joint venture of Bayer (60%) and LANXESS (40%). Currenta, including a transferred real estate portfolio by Bayer, is valued with a total enterprise value of EUR 3.5 billion before deduction of net debt and pension obligations.
(Source: LANXESS)
7.8.2019
LANXESS Remains on Track After a Stable Second Quarter
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is on track despite the weaker economy and geopolitical uncertainties and can look back on a stable second quarter. EBITDA pre exceptionals declined only slightly by 1.4 percent to EUR 286 million, nearly reaching the figure of the strong prior-year quarter of EUR 290 million. Due in particular to the weak demand from the automotive industry, sales volumes declined in the Engineering Materials and Specialty Additives segments. In addition, earnings were burdened by a weak chrome ore business. However, this development was nearly offset by the company’s stable portfolio and advantageous exchange-rate effects, especially from the strong U.S. dollar. The EBITDA margin pre exceptionals remained stable at 15.8 percent after 15.9 percent in the prior-year quarter.
(Source: LANXESS)
7.8.2019
SolarEdge: Record Revenues of $325.0 Million
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. a global leader in smart energy, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. “We are pleased to conclude a strong second quarter of record revenues, record non-GAAP net income and record non-GAAP net diluted EPS. We continue to generate strong cash flow while strengthening our position as the global leader in the inverter market,” said Guy Sella, founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge. “Despite the effect of increased tariffs on certain Chinese made products, our non-GAAP solar business gross margin was strong, at approximately 37%, slightly higher than the same quarter last year. The integration of the acquired non-solar businesses is proceeding on schedule and we expect growth in each new line of business in the upcoming quarters. We see strong customer demand for our products worldwide and we are building the needed capacity both in China and outside of China to meet the needs of our customers.”
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc)
2.8.2019
opti to Get a New Home in 2021
Onwards to new horizons: in 2021, 2023 and 2025 opti will be held at the Messe Stuttgart. The reason: in these odd years, Fairground Munich is only able to give opti exhibitors a narrow window of time in which to construct their stands due to the BAU the world’s leading trade fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems taking place beforehand. As this called the timing in January into question, the International Trade Show for Optics & Design will move to a different location during these years. “opti is the first optical trade show of the year, the first trade show for new products and product launches in the new business year, offering visitors in January everything they require for a successful year of business,” says Dieter Dohr, chairman of the GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, organiser of opti. And that will remain so. From now on, however, the exhibitors will have more valuable time – even in the odd years – to deck out their stands for opti. Because the entirety of Fairground Munich is occupied by the BAU trade show in January of odd years, opti will take place in these odd years at Messe Stuttgart starting in January 2021.
(Source: GHM)
2.8.2019
IFAT Africa 2019: Approaching Southern Africa’s Environmental Challenges with Enthusiasm
The third IFAT Africa, held from July 9 to 11, 2019, was able to reinforce its reputation as the leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling in Southern Africa. The growing numbers of exhibitors and visitors created a spirit of enthusiasm on the fair ground in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as optimism with regard to the environmental technologies market in this part of the world. IFAT Africa 2019 welcomed 172 exhibitors from the environmental industry which presented their solutions at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. This means a growth of 13 percent compared to the previous event in 2017. Whereas there was still an equal share of local and foreign companies, the international participation continued to diversify: companies from 19 nations came to South Africa for this big event. Back in 2017, the international participation included 16 countries. The successful national pavilions included China, Germany, The Netherlands and, for the first time, Italy and Austria.
(Source: Messe München)
2.8.2019
SMTConnect 2019 Statistics: Event Facilitates High-quality Exchange
The SMTconnect strives to be a meeting place for all the areas involved in microelectronic production, including electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The statistics of the previous event, which took place in Nuremberg from 7 - 9 May 2019, confirms the position of the event as an important platform for exchange within the community. A total of 417 companies from 26 countries presented their products and services on an area of 26,200 sqm. The proportion of international exhibitors was 40%, reflecting the exhibition's relevance for the European market. The SMTconnect 2019 attracted 13,050 visitors, 35% of whom came from a total of 60 countries. In addition to the DACH region, the following countries were the most strongly represented: Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Great Britain, China, the Netherlands, Poland and France.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
29.7.2019
Successful Premiere for analytica Lab Africa 2019
The first analytica Lab Africa took place from July 09 to 11, 2019, at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg: 148 exhibitors from 15 countries presented their tailor-made solutions from laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics for the African market. analytica Lab Africa also was a success in terms of visitor numbers: 3,232 trade fair visitors attended the event. Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München, sums it up: “The past three days have shown that there is a high market demand for the technology and know-how we bring together at analytica Lab Africa. Exhibitor and visitor expectations were exceeded. The Exhibitors noted the high quality of visitors to their stands, especially from market end-users.”
(Source: Messe München)
29.7.2019
MARINE INTERIORS 2019: Culinary Delights at High Sea
A cruise ship is a floating town. Providing all the guests with meals takes prudent planning, organisational talent, and above all, the right equipment. At the MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, top-ranking exhibitors will present solutions for hospitality on board cruise vessels. All in all, about 100 suppliers from nearly 20 countries will participate in the trade fair debut which takes place in parallel with the Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise Convention at the Hamburg Messe fair complex from 11 to 13 September 2019.
(Source: Hamburg Messe + Congress)
29.7.2019
ESOF2020 Trieste: A Record of Applications
“We have received the highest number of proposals in the last three editions of the EuroScience Open Forum. We have surpassed even our most optimistic expectations and we can only be extremely satisfied” states Bruno Della Vedova, Scientific Programme Manager for ESOF2020, following the deadline for applications to the scientific programme of this major event that will take place in Trieste on 5-9 July, 2020. “A total of 598 proposals have arrived. The 2016 Manchester and 2018 Toulouse editions received 351 and 394 respectively. We have virtually doubled those figures. What pleasantly surprised me is the large number of proposals for the section of the programme devoted to science and business and for the one focusing on young people and their careers, in addition to the excellent participation of the Eastern-European countries.” Proposals submitted by Eastern-European countries, the geographical area on which the 2020 edition of ESOF is focusing, account for 12% of the total (71). In fact, Trieste was chosen as the European City of Science 2020 also for its pivotal role between the East and West of the Old Continent.
(Source: EuroScience)
26.7.2019
AddSteel Project: New steel materials for 3D Printing
North Rhine-Westphalia has launched the NRW Leitmarkt project AddSteel, which is aimed at digitalizing the steel industry. Coordinated by SMS group GmbH, a plant engineering company based in Mönchengladbach, this three-year project will develop new function-adapted steel materials for additive manufacturing. One of the project’s key areas of focus is the qualification of the developed materials for laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), a metallic 3D printing process, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen. One of the AddSteel project team’s first successes was the development of the first case-hardening and heat-treatable steel powders designed specifically for LPBF applications.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
26.7.2019
“Superbrand” Award for Arburg Hungary
After winning its first award in 2014, Arburg’s subsidiary in Hungary was once again presented with the “Superbrand” award this year. Gábor Kövesdy, Brand Manager of the Superbrands programme, presented the award to László Csizmadi, Managing Director of Arburg Hungária Kft., and Stephan Doehler, Arburg’s Sales Director Europe, at the Arburg “Juniális” open-house event held in Budapest on 20 June. According to the Superbrands definition, awards are given to companies around the world that “offer consumers significant emotional and/or physical advantages over their competitors which (consciously or sub-consciously) consumers want, recognise, and are willing to pay a premium for.”
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
25.7.2019
parts2clean Supporting Program: Information, Innovation and Expertise
Users of industrial cleaning technology are facing major changes and new challenges. This applies to a variety of sectors, including the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, medical technology, aviation, electronics, precision engineering and micromechanics, optics and semiconductor suppliers. Manufacturers are looking for ways to remove not only particulate residues, but also surface films. At the same time, new materials and manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing, as well as ever-smaller production runs, and not least the move towards electric power in the automotive industry, are all driving the need for specialized cleaning solutions. “The exhibitors at parts2clean will be showing how industrial users can solve new problems and meet the changing needs of their customers,” says Olaf Daebler, Global Director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe. “They will be showcasing solutions for improved energy and resource efficiency, increased cost-effectiveness and flexibility, as well as the automation of parts cleaning and its integration into networked processes.” parts2clean takes place from 22 to 24 October in Stuttgart.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
25.7.2019
Bosch: Driverless Parking Without Human Supervision
Bosch and Daimler have reached a milestone on the way to automated driving: the two companies have now obtained approval from the relevant authorities in Baden-Württemberg for their automated parking system in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage in Stuttgart. The automated valet parking service is accessed via a smartphone app and requires no safety driver. This makes it the world’s first fully automated driverless SAE Level 41 parking function to be officially approved for everyday use.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
24.7.2019
Meyer Burger Technology: Shareholder Requests Agenda Item for Future Annual General Meeting
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has recieved a request from Sentis Capital PCC ("Sentis") for an agenda item for the next Annual or, if held at an earlier date, Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting. The shareholder proposes the election of Anton Karl, Co-Managing Director and Member of the Board of Sentis, and Mark Kerekes, Co-Managing Director and Member of the Board of Sentis, as additional members of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger. The request for an agenda item references Article 699 of the Swiss Code of Obligation (OR) which enables shareholders representing shares with a total nominal value of CHF 1,000,000 to request an item be added to the agenda of a Shareholders' Meeting. The Board of Directors of Meyer Burger confirms receipt of the early request for an agenda item and intends to review it in connection with the next Shareholders' Meeting.
(Sourece: Meyer Burger Technology)
24.7.2019
SEMICON Europa Drives Smart: Transportation, MedTech, Design and Workforce
SEMICON Europa, Europe’s largest event connecting the entire electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, from innovation to application, will spotlight smart technologies and the talent vital to continuing industry growth 12-15 November, 2019 at Messe München, in Munich, Germany. Registration is open for visitors and exhibitors. Co-located with productronica, SEMICON Europa will highlight challenges and opportunities in Smart segments such as automotive, medtech, manufacturing and fab management including MEMS and sensors. Europe’s research and development hubs, chipmakers, and materials and equipment companies are strategically positioned in the global electronics value chain to shape the development and growth of Smart applications.
(Source: SEMICON Europa / Messe München)
23.7.2019
KOSTAL Continues to Deliver the Most Efficient PV Storage System
At the recently published energy storage inspection 2019 by the solar storage systems research group at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin, the hybrid inverter PLENTICORE plus 5.5 from KOSTAL in com-bination with the BYD Battery Box H11.5 once again achieved the highest system efficiency and thus defended its title as test winner. Already last year, the DC-coupled system delivered the best result with a System Per-formance Index (SPI) of 91.4%. In addition, a second KOSTAL system - the PLENTICORE plus 5.5 with the BYD Battery Box H6.4 - with an SPI of 90.3% is now among the top 3 most efficient storage systems. It is no coincidence that two of the best three systems come from KOSTAL, because the company recognized the need for efficient storage systems at an early stage. In addition to the savings potential in electricity costs, they also make their contribution to climate protection. After all, the reduction of CO2 emissions depends to a large extent on the efficiency of the system.
(Source: KOSTAL Solar Electric GmbH)
23.7.2019
Arburg Receives “Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019”
Arburg has received a “Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019” as part of the international ceremony to present the supplier awards of the technology and services company Bosch GmbH on July 10, 2019. With these awards, Bosch honoured its 47 best global suppliers. Arburg received the award in the “Indirect Purchasing” category. The award was presented to Arburg Managing Partner Renate Keinath by Jaroslav Moravek, Senior Vice President Global Business Services, and Andreas Reutter, Executive Vice President Business Services Logistics.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
22.7.2019
Meyer Burger Publishes Preliminary Results for the First Half of 2019
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd today announced preliminary unaudited results for the first half of 2019. Margins remained under pressure due to the drop in prices for standard PV equipment, especially in the PERC business. Meyer Burger is in advanced discussions with potential customers for its Heterojunction core equipment and SmartWire Cell Connection technology, however new order completions have been delayed. Overall, business activity fell short of expectations. Meyer Burger expects to report for the first half of 2019 orders of approximately CHF 94 million (H1 2018 CHF 137.9 million, adjusted for sale of the wafering business CHF 94.5 million), net sales of approximately CHF 122 million (of which CHF 3 million in wafering equipment; H1 2018 CHF 232.3 million, adjusted for sale of wafering business CHF 200.7 million). Despite a substantial reduction in costs, EBITDA was negative (H1 2019 CHF -14 million; H1 2018 CHF +29.2 million). The total order backlog was at CHF 166 million as of 30 June 2019. Meyer Burger expects a breakeven net result following the extraordinary income of the sale of the wafering business.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd)
22.7.2019
Arburg Awards for Outstanding TUM Graduates
Since 2016, Arburg has been honouring outstanding dissertations and master's theses at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as part of a close cooperation. In 2019, the Arburg Awards were presented to Dr.-Ing. Hannes Löwe and Maria Gabriele Bauer. As part of the “Day of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering” at the TUM on 12 July 2019, Dr.-Ing. E. h. Herbert Kraibühler, former Arburg Technology Director and Honorary Doctor of the TUM, and Arburg Training Manager Michael Vieth presented the cash prizes and certificates to the two graduates. The aim of the Arburg Award is to advance research in plastics and medical technology. Two scientific papers are honoured each year with this award.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
22.7.2019
Meyer Burger Signs Major Contract for its Heterojunction Core Equipment
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd today announced the signing of a major framework contract with a solar cell manufacturing start-up company for its Heterojunction (HJT) core equipment. The North American manufacturer was founded by solar industry veterans. Subject to closing of the company's financing round, the contract volume is expected to be approximately CHF 100 Mio. Meyer Burger expects to recognize the order intake with the contractual down payment in the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2019.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd)
19.7.2019
New, modern, future-oriented – please welcome Lufthansa’s 15th A350-900 to Munich
Lufthansa is consistently moving forward with the sustainable modernization of its fleet. Yesterday, the 15th Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed in Munich for the first time. The brand new airplane will be joining the long-haul fleet at the Munich Lufthansa hub moving forward. The A350-900 is considered one of the world’s most modern and eco-friendly long-haul aircraft: it uses 25% less fuel and emits correspondingly lower amounts of CO2 as a result. The Airbus with the registration D-AIXO is named after the German city of Ulm. It landed on the southern runway of Munich Airport yesterday at 4 p.m.. Once the cabin has been completed by Lufthansa Technik, the newest member of the Munich fleet will begin transporting passengers on 23 July.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
19.7.2019
PCIM Europe Conference 2020: Call for Papers launched Vineeta Manglani
The PCIM Europe Conference 2020 will once again be opening up the stage to experts to present their latest research findings and developments. The qualified audience attending the Conference can annually benefit from a lecture or poster presentation. Experts are invited to submit their abstracts by 15 October 2019. “PCIM Europe is an excellent opportunity to share my research and be inspired from experts around the globe,” explains Dr. Marco Denk, developer from Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH Bamberg, Germany. The conference topics include recent developments on power semiconductors, passive components and energy storage. In addition, the topic “Packaging and Interconnection Materials” will be addressed at PCIM Europe Conference.
(Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
19.7.2019
Oliver Zipse appointed new Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG
Oliver Zipse will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG effective on 16 August 2019. The company’s Supervisory Board made this decision today during its meeting in Spartanburg, South Carolina (USA). Zipse will succeed Harald Krüger, who informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the beginning of July that he would not seek a second term of office. Krüger will resign as Chairman and will leave the Board of Management by mutual agreement on 15 August 2019. “With Oliver Zipse, a decisive strategic and analytical leader will assume the Chair of the Board of Management of BMW AG. He will provide the BMW Group with fresh momentum in shaping the mobility of the future,” said Dr Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG.
(Source: BMW AG)
18.7.2019
All in CARAVANING 2019 Successfully Concluded
Held at the Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center in Beijing the All in CARAVANING 2019 from 14 to 16 June has exceeded all expectations and succeeded in topping very clearly last year’s record results yet again. The indoor and outdoor exhibition areas totalled 37,000 square meters, with more than 200 brands from 22 countries and regions, 48% of which were international exhibitors. The three-day exhibition attracted more than 24.000 visitors from Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan Region, Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Canada, India, Mongolia, South Korea, Japan and other countries/regions, an increase of 8% over the previous edition. About 500 RVs of varying grades and brands were showed onsite, demonstrating a booming Chinese market. “When All in CARAVANING started here in China in 2012, this was a very new topic, not known to many people in china. Meanwhile, caravaning is becoming more and more popular, and we are sure that alongside the show will grow and coming here a very bright future. We see the rise in visitor numbers as a clear indication of the great and uninterrupted interest in caravan vacationing. The innovations presented here went down excellently and the sales concluded also exceeded expectations”, said Wolfram N. Diener, Managing Director of the Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
18.7.2019
Arburg at K 2019: Two Views of One World
Arburg's presence at the leading international trade fair K 2019 from 16 to 23 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany, will focus on the topics of digitalisation and circular economy. With "arburgXworld" and "arburgGREENworld", Arburg provides answers to important and pressing questions for the world of plastics processing and use – a world which includes an increasing number of perspectives. The primary goal is to conserve resources and thereby make a significant contribution to production efficiency. In hall 13, stand A13, trade visitors can experience how Arburg has always been a pioneer in dealing with important future issues, providing answers to current questions and offering practical solutions. A number of new machines, processes and digital products and services are contributing to this.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
18.7.2019
Messe Friedrichshafen Decides to Postpone the New Outdoor Event
Messe Friedrichshafen has decided not to go ahead with the premiere of OUTDOOR Friedrichshafen scheduled for 17 to 19 September 2019 and to postpone the new format. The decision is intended to give all those involved the opportunity to continue developing the newly initiated concept. "We have experienced a great deal of encouragement as well as good registrations from strong producers for our OUTDOOR Friedrichshafen. We would therefore have also proceeded directly into the implementation stage for an initial event of this type. Nevertheless, in total we have unfortunately not been able to generate a sufficient response for a first commitment within the sector with which we are so familiar. We are postponing our new activities in the outdoor segment and consciously leaving the date and the direction open for the time being”, announced Klaus Wellmann, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Friedrichshafen.
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
17.7.2019
Bosch is Expanding its Involvement in Cyber Valley
Bosch plans to ramp up its activities in the emerging technology of artificial intelligence (AI): in Tübingen in Germany’s Cyber Valley, the supplier of technology and services intends to invest some 35 million euros in a new “Bosch AI Campus.” Bosch is currently in talks with the city of Tübingen to negotiate the purchase of a roughly 12,000 square-meter plot on which to build the campus. The move into the new research complex is planned for the end of 2022. Roughly 700 experts will work on applied AI there. “Bosch aims to be among the global leaders in industrial AI research,” said Bosch CDO/CTO Dr. Michael Bolle. “The new Bosch AI Campus will bring us a step closer to achieving this goal.”
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
17.7.2019
WITTENSTEIN at EMO 2019
The Galaxie® Drive System will be at the center of the WITTENSTEIN SE exhibit at the upcoming EMO 2019 in Hannover. The claim “superior on principle” has been confirmed by several groundbreaking applications in the machine tool industry as well as by eminent scientists and researchers, who have praised Galaxie® as an independent gearbox generation. Smart gearboxes with “cynapse” functionality– in other words, integrated, industrial grade sensors and IO-Link connectivity – will be another highlight at the WITTENSTEIN stand. premo®, the fully scalable servo actuator platform, and linear rack-and-pinion systems with a wide range of gear ratios will round off the portfolio of technologies on show for demanding engineering applications.
(Source: WITTENSTEIN SE)
17.7.2019
Dream Tours at CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2019
The “Traumtouren” (Dream Tour) Cinema at CARAVAN DÜSSELDORF (August 31 to September 8, 2019) has become an absolute classic inspiring visitors with spectacular images and breathtaking impressions year after year. Our Dream Tour trio Janette Emerich, Konstantin Abert and Uwe Hamm will once again present an exciting programme in Hall 7.1 (1st floor) and report in six daily multi-vision shows on fascinating caravanning trips to distant lands. Visitors to this year’s CARAVAN SALON can look forward to the following destinations: France, Mongolia and Central Asia, the Panamericana, Japan, Norway and Russia as well as an adventure trip by land to Australia.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
16.7.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Lowers Guidance for Fiscal Year 2019
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, today lowered its earnings guidance for the 2019 financial year on the basis of preliminary figures for the second quarter of 2019. The company is now forecasting adjusted EBITDA of between EUR 130 million and EUR 170 million. Contrary to the Group's expectations, the global economy continued to lose momentum in the second quarter as a result of ongoing trade conflicts and political uncertainties. Demand from key end markets especially from the automotive industry was restrained in the wake of the economic slowdown. The order backlog continued to decline, although in individual cases the normalization of customer inventories was reflected in new orders. Based on the preliminary figures, SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH expects sales volumes to fall by around 16% and revenue by 11% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter 2018. Furthermore, adjusted EBITDA of EUR 40.5 million will be lower than in the prior-year quarter (EUR 84.9 million).
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
16.7.2019
SEMI Teams with FIRST Global to Inspire Young Students Worldwide
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with FIRST Global, a non-profit that organizes the FIRST Global Challenge, an annual international robotics event dedicated to inspiring a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among young students worldwide. Under the agreement, SEMI will leverage its global platform to help bring the FIRST Global Challenge to more young students around the world and inspire them to pursue a STEM education. The MOU aligns with SEMI Works, the holistic SEMI program designed to improve the industry's image and provide educational programs for all age groups across the education continuum. SEMI Works aims to strengthen the semiconductor industry’s talent pipeline and overcome its shortage of skilled workers.
(Source: SEMI)
15.7.2019
Robert Bosch GmbH Salls Bosch Packaging Technology
Bosch plans to sell its packaging machinery business, based in Waiblingen, to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC). The company and its Pharma and Food units will remain intact. Based in Luxemburg, CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with 24 offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States. It currently manages more than US$75 billion of assets. The parties signed an agreement on July 11, 2019 effecting the transfer of the entire packaging technology business and its 6,100 associates in 15 countries. It has been agreed that the purchase price and other details of the purchase agreement will not be disclosed. Completion of the sale is subject to the approval of various bodies, including antitrust authorities, and is expected to close at the turn of the year.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
12.7.2019
SEMI – 2019 Market Reset With 2020 Recovery
Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are projected to drop 18.4 percent to $52.7 billion in 2019 from last year’s historic high of $64.5 billion, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, reported today in its Mid-Year Total Equipment Forecast. Released at SEMICON West 2019, the forecast shows growth in equipment sales resuming in 2020, with an 11.6 percent jump to $58.8 billion. The current forecast reflects recent downward adjustments in capital expenditures and rising market uncertainty due in part to geopolitical tensions. The SEMI Mid-Year Forecast shows wafer processing equipment sales falling 19.1 percent in 2019 to $42.2 billion. The other front-end segment, consisting of fab facilities equipment, wafer manufacturing, and mask/reticle equipment, is expected to slide 4.2 percent to $2.6 billion this year. The assembly and packaging equipment segment is on track to decline 22.6 percent to $3.1 billion in 2019, while semiconductor test equipment is forecast to decrease 16.4 percent to $4.7 billion this year.
(Source: SEMI)
12.7.2019
Bosch Continues to Expand its Digital Supply Chains
On its path to becoming a leading provider of IoT and mobility solutions, Bosch is further expanding its digital supply chains. By 2021, the company wants to use cloud and platform solutions to handle more than 85 percent of its global purchasing volume. “In a connected world, digitalized supply chains are crucial if we are to meet the personalized, highly specific requirements of our customers more quickly. Those who fail to digitalize will lose out,” said Prof. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, deputy chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at the international ceremony to present the Bosch Global Supplier Awards. “Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular still have a lot of potential to generate further growth and improve their competitive positions.”
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
11.7.2019
CyberOptics MRS Sensor Wins 2019 Best of West Award
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and Semiconductor Digest today announced that the CyberOptics NanoResolution MRS Sensor has won the 2019 Best of West award at SEMICON West, the flagship event for the U.S. semiconductor industry. The award recognizes important product and technology developments in the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Best of West finalists were selected based on their financial impact on the industry, engineering or scientific achievement, and/or societal impact. The proprietary MRS sensor technology, deemed best-in-class, enables metrology-grade accuracy by inhibiting optical measurement distortions and reflections. CyberOptics’ unique sensor architecture simultaneously captures and transmits multiple images in parallel while proprietary 3D fusing algorithms merge the images. The result is ultra-high quality 3D images and high-speed inspection.
(Source: SEMI)
11.7.2019
DeburringEXPO 2019: Component Quality Masters the Balancing Act
Many industrial sectors are currently undergoing future-oriented change. There can be no question that characteristics such as burr-free parts, surface finish and cleanliness have a decisive influence on component quality. As the only international trade fair for deburring technologies and precision surface finishing, DeburringEXPO presents corresponding offerings in a concentrated and comprehensive fashion which is unparalleled by any other event. The 3rd leading trade fair for deburring technologies and precision surface finishing, which will take place at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from 8 to 10 October 2019, will also provide valuable know-how at its bilingual expert forum.
(Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)
10.7.2019
Bosch Packaging Technology Demonstrates Out-of-the-box-solutions at FachPack
At FachPack 2019, Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase its portfolio in secondary packaging with new cartoning and case packing solutions. The Midrange Endload Cartoner Kliklok MEC will be launched for the European market. It stands out for its future-proof sanitary design, tool-less changeover and good operator access. In addition, Bosch will introduce the new Elematic 2001 WA case packer, which complements the proven Elematic series for one-piece and shelf-ready two-piece cases. The machine has a reduced footprint compared to the previous edition and it offers a maximum flexibility in terms of different pack styles. The Kliklok MEC is designed to handle a wide range of carton sizes, reaching from a 20-millimeter-thick pizza to a 100-millimeter-tall cake. It packs up to 170 cartons per minute. “We have designed the Kliklok MEC to meet our customers’ needs for future-proof sanitary construction as well as ease of use and maintenance. It also stands out for its fast format changes and good access,” Janet Darnley, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology, summarizes.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
10.7.2019
Waymo Wins SEMI Award at SEMICON West
Waymo , a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around, has won the 2019 SEMI Americas Award. SEMI honored the Mountain View, California-based firm for leading the development of the first fully autonomous self-driving car and initiating a fully self-driving, ride-hailing service in Arizona in December 2018. The award was presented today at SEMICON West 2019. The SEMI Americas Award recognizes technology developments with a major impact on the semiconductor industry and the world.
(Source: SEMI)
10.7.2019
1,000th SEMI Industry Standard Marks 40+ Years of Microelectronics Innovation
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, announced today at SEMICON West the publication of the 1,000th SEMI international Standard since the launch of the program in 1973. A linchpin of innovation for electronics manufacturing, SEMI Standards make possible smaller, faster and smarter electronics that have transformed the way we live and work. “SEMI Standards are the oxygen of the electronics industry, speeding product development, boosting product reliability, driving down manufacturing costs, and increasing factory efficiency while improving worker safety,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “Electronics have evolved to deliver greater social good across automotive, healthcare, agriculture and countless other industries that touch our daily lives. These innovations all start with SEMI Standards.”
(Source: SEMI)
9.7.2019
DUO PLAST AG Strengthens its Position for Further Growth with New Shareholder
The Lauterbach-based high-performance film manufacturer DUO PLAST AG has been taken over by the Munich-based investment company Paragon Partners GmbH. The previous owner, Frankfurt investment company VR Equitypartner GmbH, together with the co-investor Süd Beteiligungen GmbH (SüdBG), is selling the majority stake in DUO PLAST Holding GmbH acquired about six years ago. The current management team is investing in DUO PLAST along with Paragon, thereby expanding the owner-managed culture.
(Source: DUO PLAST AG)
9.7.2019
Schuler Presents Fully Networked Stamping Press
Schuler is gradually networking and digitizing its entire product portfolio so that customers are optimally prepared for the Industrial Internet of Things. The most recent example is the completely redesigned MC 125 stamping press, which now also offers smart functions to medium-sized companies. Schuler will show the new machine at the Blechexpo trade fair from November 5 to 8, 2019 in Stuttgart (Hall 8, Stand 8511) for the first time. Thanks to additional integrated sensors, the condition of the MC 125 can be fully monitored at all times. This ensures the productivity of the stamping machine and can prevent unplanned shutdowns. Visitors to the Schuler stand at Blechexpo can experience these functionalities on their mobile devices themselves.
(Source: Schuler Group)
8.7.2019
Arburg Packaging Summit: “Solutions, innovations, visions”
On 25 and 26 June 2019, Arburg hosted the second “Packaging Summit”. The event – which was attended by around 120 guests from all over the world – was conceived to bring together leading experts from industry, research and professional associations, providing a platform for sharing knowledge on trends, resource efficiency and the circular economy in the packaging sector. Participants were impressed by the varied programme of expert talks, innovative live demonstrations and excellent networking opportunities. The 2019 Packaging summit focused on the currently discussed topic of plastics. “At Arburg, we’ve been looking closely at the topics of resource efficiency and the circular economy for some time now. We have understood the problem and acknowledged its scale, and are doing everything we can to contribute to the solution”, explains Gerhard Böhm, Arburg’s Managing Director Sales. He concludes with a positive outlook for the future: “At the two-day event, we collaborated with well-known experts to explain and discuss how the circular economy can be put into practice in the packaging sector.”
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
8.7.2019
Uniloy Announces Completion of Transaction with Milacron
Uniloy, Inc., a leading blow molding machine and mold manufacturer in the global plastics processing industry, today announces the completion of the purchase of its U.S. and European operations from Milacron, LLC, with transactions related to Mexico and India expected to follow later in Q3 2019. The new Uniloy organization has a global footprint ensuring close proximity to its customers that will deliver world-class sales, service, and aftermarket support. A robust, regional organization is in place, with inventories of spare parts, and expert teams of field service technicians strategically located across the globe.
(Source: Uniloy, Inc.)
4.7.2019
25 years of Arburg in Switzerland
On Thursday 27 June 2019, Arburg AG in Münsingen, Switzerland, celebrated its 25th anniversary. The open house event offered the approximately 130 guests a varied programme of expert presentations and technical highlight. As a highlight, Managing Partner Juliane Hehl presented the traditional Arburg anniversary sculpture to Marcel Spadini, Managing Director of Arburg AG. In her speech, Juliane Hehl emphasised the outstanding achievements of the Swiss Arburg team over the past 25 years: "Important factors in Arburg's success story are its high level of expertise and its continuity, both of which are highly prized by its customers." She pointed out that many employees had been working for Arburg AG for many years, and two had even been involved since the beginning.
(Source: Arburg AG)
4.7.2019
Bühler Technologies Celebrating "40 years of ATEX Pumps"
Quality is once again making history at Bühler Technologies: Bühler Technologies has now been a pioneering distributing and developing ATEX certified sample gas pumps for 40 years. A good time to highlight the successful development in this product segment and introduce the sample gas pump P 2.2 ATEX. "Whilst taking inventory of a customer system our field engineers recently came across an ATEX sample gas pump which has been in service since 1979", so Markus Beck, Sales Manager at Bühler Technologies. "This discovery made us extremely proud. It’s impressive testimony we have always met our responsibility for maximum quality in the sensitive ATEX field."
(Source: Bühler Technologies)
4.7.2019
14th Asia Outdoor a Great Success
The 14th edition of Asia Outdoor in Nanjing, China, concluded on Sunday, June 30, after four successful exhibition days. For the first time, the trade fair was accompanied by a consumer-focused ‘carnival’ event. A total of 312 brands presented their latest products and services across a combined indoor and outdoor area of 48,000 sqm (approx. 517,000 sq ft) on the grounds of Nanjing’s International Exhibition Center. A total of 16,731 visitors came from all over China, as well as Turkey, Ukraine, Korea, and Hong Kong. Once again, Asia Outdoor compellingly staked its claim as the outdoor industry’s key platform in the region. Sales meetings, product presentations, matchmaking, and networking were just as much a focus of the event as the search for new knowledge, trends, and innovations. The 15th edition of Asia Outdoor will take place from July 18 to 20, 2020. For further details, visit www.asian-outdoor.com.
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
3.7.2019
Arburg Packaging Summit: “Solutions, innovations, visions”
On 25 and 26 June 2019, Arburg hosted the second “Packaging Summit”. The event – which was attended by around 120 guests from all over the world – was conceived to bring together leading experts from industry, research and professional associations, providing a platform for sharing knowledge on trends, resource efficiency and the circular economy in the packaging sector. Participants were impressed by the varied programme of expert talks, innovative live demonstrations and excellent networking opportunities.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
27.6.2019
BlockState Launches Digital Equity Offering
The Swiss security tokenisation provider BlockState today announces the issuance of its own digitised company equity on the BlockState platform. BlockState’s digital company shares will be on public sale until July 12, 2019. BlockState is offering its own tokenised shares to demonstrate how token-based issuances of financial products can be used to flexibly address institutional, professional and retail investors to participate in a public equity round. The team is backed by international investors from the finance industry and advisors from leading companies including Airbnb, Google, Credit Suisse and Pictet. Patrick Storchenegger, Swiss notary and board member of the Ethereum Foundation, acted as the legal architect.
(Source: BlockState)
27.6.2019
100 years of Kaeser Kompressoren
Kaeser Kompressoren is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Established in 1919 as a machine workshop in Coburg by Carl Kaeser Sr., the company has developed into a compressor manufacturer and provider of compressed air system solutions with a global presence – while remaining true to its roots. It all began with a small operation producing gears and overhauling automobile engines. Capitalising on its expertise in engine manufacturing, in 1948 KAESER took the groundbreaking decision to add reciprocating compressors to its range of products. That was the first big milestone. Others were to follow with the development of Kaeser's rotary screw compressors with Sigma Profile rotors in the early 1970s, the start-up of Germany's most advanced manufacturing facility for refrigeration dryers in Gera in 1994, and the launch of Sigma Control, the revolutionary compressor controller, at the turn of the millennium. The roll-out of the innovative compressed air management system Sigma Air Manager 4.0 in 2001 paved the way for digitalisation and Industrie 4.0.
(Source: Kaeser Kompressoren)
26.6.2019
CIBUS TEC 2019: More Halls, More Buyers and More Sectors
Cibus Tec 2019: 30% more exhibitors and 25% more exhibition ar-ea. Practically sold out 4 months before the opening. A total of 1,300 companies (+ 30% compared to the previous edition) that, also thanks to the support of ICE-Agenzia, the Italian Trade and Investment Agency, will have access to the largest Top Buyer program of all FoodTec exhibitions, with over 3,000 international professionals coming from 70 countries. International brands such as Coca Cola, Dean Foods, Del Monte, Fonterra, Jbs, Kraft Heinz, Lactalis, Nadec, PepsiCo, Pinar, Schreiber Foods, Smithfield, Tiger Brands have already joined the Top Buyer program.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
26.6.2019
Photovoltaics – Game Changer in the Global Energy System
The dramatic decline in the price of PV-generated electricity and the rapid expansion of production capacities make PV a game changer in the global energy system. In the future, solar power will not only be relevant for the electricity sector, but will also supply the transportation and heating sectors as well as industry and chemical processes. This presents both opportunities and challenges – on the energy system level as well as for R&D and industry. Leading international PV researchers gathered by the Global Alliance for Solar Energy Research Institutes describe the key points of the future developments in an article which appeared on May 31, 2019 in "Science". The Global Alliance of Solar Energy Research Institutes GA-SERI is made up of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST (Japan) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL (USA). Since 2016, this group of international experts, joined by researchers from other groups and countries, has been discussing the challenges for and arising from the deployment of PV and how to meet the global climate goals.
(Source: ETIP PV)
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This year’s Start-up Challenge at Covestro is now getting down to the facts: The six best international start-up ideas have now been picked and the teams are preparing for the grand final. The winner of the company’s internal contest will be selected at the K 2019 trade fair for plastics and rubber in Düsseldorf in October. Covestro’s objective with the Start-up Challenge is to promote creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset among its almost 17,000 employees and find the best business idea of 2019. The founders are then given the chance to put their idea into practice and test whether it is ready for the market. To enable that, the winners are given leave from work for up to one year and can work as a start-up within the company. As part of that, they receive seed funding of up to one million euros.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
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SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a global smart energy leader, is launching its StorEdge® Solution with power backup for European PV markets. Based on a single inverter SolarEdge’s StorEdge is a DC coupled storage solution that allows home owners to gain energy independence and stay powered even when grid power is down. With StorEdge, unused solar energy is stored in a battery and used when needed to maximize self-consumption and reduce electric bills. StorEdge also supports Time-of-Use management, which promotes energy consumption when electric demand from the grid is low (off-peak rates) and lower consumption when demand is high (peak rates). The backup function allows homeowners to store solar energy and use it during electric outages to power pre-selected devices. “By adding this feature to our already popular StorEdge solution, SolarEdge now enables homeowners to easily and cost-effectively include backup power in their PV plus storage system,” stated Alfred Karlstetter, General Manager of SolarEdge Europe. “This provides homeowners with the peace of mind that that they will be able to power important devices during electric power outages."
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.)
20.6.2019
2019 drupa Prize awarded to Sonia Ben Hedia
For her thesis “Gemination and Degemination in English Affixation: Investigating the Interplay between Morphology, Phonology and Phonetics” Ms Sonia Ben Hedia (30) was awarded the 2019 drupa Prize on 17 June 2019. In her doctoral thesis written at the Philosophical Faculty of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf the linguist uses phonetics to investigate how affixed words are processed and stored in the brain. With her empirical research the prize-winner closes a gap in linguistics thereby creating scope for further fundamental research. The drupa Prize, accompanied by prize money of Euro 6,000, is endowed and presented annually by Messe Düsseldorf to honour exceptional achievements in the humanities at the Faculty of Philosophy of Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. This year’s drupa Prize was presented on 17 June 2019 in the presence of invited guests at Düsseldorf Industrie-Club by Rainer Hundsdörfer (CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG)
(Source: Messe Duesseldorf)
19.6.2019
SolarPower Europe and ARE of Kazakhstan Signs Cooperation Agreement
SolarPower Europe and the Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan (AREK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange knowledge, best practices and create business opportunities for solar companies in the European and Kazakhstani solar markets. “Kazakhstan has seen a steady increase in solar power generation, with 150 MW annually installed in 2018 alone, leading to a threefold growth of total installed capacity and is still far from reaching its full potential. We are very pleased to kickoff this cooperation with AREK, to exchange industry experience and know-how, ultimately accelerating solar and the energy transition on both continents,” said Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe. Arman Kashkinbekov, CEO of Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan, commented: “Our cooperation will allow developers, investors and scientists from Europe and Kazakhstan to work together to promote green projects and achieve our country’s goals of reaching 3% of renewable energy by 2020, 10% by 2030, and 50% by 2050, as indicated in the Concept of Moving Kazakhstan into the Green Economy.”
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
19.6.2019
ACTITO acquires SmartFocus
ACTITO S.A., the European leader in marketing automation, announced today the acquisition of SmartFocus for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition strengthens the company's position in the MarTech sector (“Marketing Technology”) and supports its ambitious growth plans in Europe. SmartFocus is a SaaS (“Software as a Service”) digital marketing platform created in 1999. The company is headquartered in London and operates worldwide with a strong presence in Europe and North America. The company serves many sectors including retail and e-commerce, media, automotive, transportation and leisure. The acquisition of SmartFocus supports ACTITO’s plans for geographic expansion and growth following the sale of its subsidiary MediQuality to the US company WebMD Health Corp.
(Source: ACTITO S.A.)
19.6.2019
Lufthansa Group Airlines Win Four Airline Oscars
Lufthansa was chosen as “Best Airline in Europe” and “Best Western European Airline” for the third straight year. The award was presented this year at a Skytrax ceremony held within the context of the Le Bourget aviation and aerospace exhibition in Paris. SWISS and Austrian Airlines also notched up successes and were each given one award. Austrian received the award for its catering in the Premium Economy Class – "Best Premium Economy Class Onboard Catering" and Swiss in the category "The Worlds Best First Class Lounge" for the outstanding SWISS Lounge in Zurich. Skytrax, the market research institute specialising in aviation, had previously surveyed some 20 million passengers from over 160 countries worldwide. “To be given four awards by our customers is both an honour and an incentive. In particular, our colleagues in the cabin, cockpit and on the ground can be very proud of this. They are the ones who keep our premium promise day after day," says Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Commercial Officer Network Airlines of Lufthansa Group AG.
(Quelle: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)

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