Basf sales and earnings grow

Bock: “The positive demand development continued in the third quarter of 2017”

Marketing - Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Basf Group recorded significant sales and earnings growth in the third quarter of 2017. “The positive demand development continued in the third quarter of 2017. We achieved solid volume growth, even compared with the strong prior-year quarter,” said Kurt Bock, chairman of the board of executive directors of Basf...

Strongest quarter in company’s history

Covestro raises the bar and announces share buyback

Marketing - Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Materials manufacturer Covestro delivered the strongest quarter in the company’s history in the third quarter of 2017 as the positive trend of the first six months carried on. At 491 million euros, net income was up 89.6% on the prior-year quarter. At the same time, Ebitda was 50.2% higher, and sales rose 16.9% over the same period the previous year...

Rapid invests in Sweden

Three machining centres to improve productivity and quality control

Marketing - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is making a major investment in machining equipment at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. Installation of three high-precision, highly automated machining centres, with a total investment of 4.5 million euros, will provide the company with extra capacity to produce core components to...

Open house at Ripress

Three days devoted to a new technological style

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

From October 5 to 7, Ripress, at its facilities in Nova Milanese (Monza Brianza, Italy), presented the GB range of electric injection moulding machines built by South Korean manufacturer Dongshin, for which it is the sole distributor in Italy. These are fully electric machines designed for rapid moulding, mainly of packaging, although they are also...

Moss marks its half century

Fifty years of printing and decorating

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Headquartered in Reggio Emilia (Italy), Moss specialises in the manufacturing and sale of machines for printing on and decorating plastic containers. The company, has just reached its milestone half century in business. To celebrate this important anniversary, at the start of October the company threw a party which was attended by the owners and the employees...


Thirty years of growth in Italy

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Three decades have passed since a far-sighted Austrian engineering company specialising in control electronics and industrial automation systems, decided to invest in Italy. Over these thirty years, what began as a dynamic group of just three people has grown to almost 100 employees, making the Italian market the second largest for B&R...

formnext 2017

Frankfurt hosts the additive manufacturing from all over the world

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

With an impressive 50 percent increase in the number of exhibitors compared to last year, formnext powered by tct 2017 continues its strong growth trend. The formnext exhibition, which is scheduled to take place for the third time on November 14-17, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, also sets new standards thanks to its strong international...

Open house at Ripress

A range of electric machines and software for Industry 4.0

Marketing - Wednesday, 4 October 2017

From October 5 to 7, Ripress will be presenting its new DS range of electric machines at its Nova Milanese (in the province of Monza Brianza) headquarters, which were recently extended and equipped with a showroom for carrying out moulding tests. The new machines are the result of Ripress’ collaboration with South Korean manufacturer...

Gefit: 1967-2017

In the world thanks to a global thinking and, above all, to the employees

Marketing - Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Gefit has chosen to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary focusing on its main resource - its employees, gathered together with their families during a special evening. Overall, Gefit group counts more than 350 employees, split in the two Italian plants (in Alessandria and Fubine), and in China (Dalian), USA (Detroit), Hungary (Tatabanya) and...

After hurricane Irma

SPE permanently cancels 2017 Thermoforming Conference

Marketing - Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Shortly after cancelling the 2017 SPE Thermoforming Conference in response to the threat posed by hurricane Irma, the Thermoforming Division has announced that it will not reschedule the conference and has outlined refund options for registered attendees and exhibitors. The 2017 conference had been scheduled to begin on...

Italian manufacturers

Sustained growth in foreign trade

Marketing - Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Imports up by 9.1%, exports by 14.6%: these are the results of the first half of 2017 with respect to the same period in 2016 based on the analysis of Istat foreign trade data by the Amaplast Statistical Studies Center. The two trends point to further improvement in the positive balance of trade for the sector...

Purchase agreement

Basf to acquire Solvay’s global polyamide business

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Basf and Solvay have signed an agreement related to the sale of Solvay’s integrated polyamide business to Basf. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis would be 1.6 billion euros. Solvay and Basf aim to close the transaction in the third quarter of 2018, after customary regulatory approvals have been obtained and the formal consent of a joint ...