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Comerio Ercole still at work, also to combat Covid-19

Calendering machines for non-woven fabrics used in the production of surgical masks

Technology - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

On Sunday March 22, the Italian government, as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of Covid-19, issued a prime ministerial decree (DPCM) extending until April 3 the restrictive measures that had already been introduced over the previous days. Italy’s manufacturers of machines for the processing of plastics and rubber are among those...

Essential activities

Italian companies continuing to manufacture, in compliance with the anti-coronavirus measures

Technology - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Following the Italian prime ministerial decree of 22 March 2020, and the 25 March amendment of the same, indicating what production activities can be defined essential in Italy, the companies that have been allowed to continue working have been keen to show that they are still operational, albeit with reduced staff numbers, differently organised...

Change at the top

Lorenzo Bottinelli is the new CEO at Basf Italia

Materials - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The board of directors of Basf Italia has appointed Lorenzo Bottinelli as the new CEO and vice president of the Italian branch of the German multinational. Bottinelli takes over from Andreas Riehemann, who has been at the helm of the Italian company since 2016. Born in 1973, Bottinelli is a chemist with a Master's degree in Business Administration...

Fair in Teheran

IranPlast delayed by one month

Marketing - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The 14th IranPlast, the leading trade fair in Iran for the plastic and rubber industry, which was scheduled to be held from 20 to 23 September in Teheran, has been postponed to 29 October to 1 November...

Much-needed help from China to Bergamo

Radici Plastics Suzhou sends medical equipment to Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital

Materials - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Radici Plastics Suzhou, a RadiciGroup company specializing in engineering polymer production and based in Jiangsu Province in China, has joined a fund-raising drive promoted by the Italian community in Shanghai to send Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo over 20,000 masks and other medical devices. This equipment...

Stratasys responds to Covid-19 pandemic

Production on large scale of 3D-printed personal protection equipment

Technology - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Stratasys announced a global mobilization of the company’s 3D printing resources and expertise to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, spanning its Stratasys, GrabCAD, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and partner network with donated printing capacity across all regions. The initial focus is on providing thousands of...

Management change

Michael Ruf succeeds Frank Stieler at the helm of KraussMaffei Group

Technology - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Frank Stieler resigned from his office as CEO of KraussMaffei Group on March 31, 2020 and Michael Ruf, present COO of the company, has taken over the position from April 1, 2020. Stieler has been CEO of KraussMaffei Group since July 2015 and of KraussMaffei Company Limited since May 2019...

Change from April 1

New managing director at Illig

Technology - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Illig Maschinenbau has appointed Carsten Strenger to the position of Managing Director. Beginning April 1, 2020 he will succeed Karl Schäuble, who has held this position for more than 30 years. Strenger will be responsible for production operations and business administration. Heinrich Sielemann is responsible for sales, service and development...

Let’s Do More: donation and fundraising of Biesse

100,000 euros to the San Salvatore Hospital in Pesaro for the measuring of vital parameters

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Biesse Group continues to provide tangible support for Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord as it battles the coronavirus. Right from the start, the Group actively participated with a network of local businesses in a solidarity effort for the purchase of equipment that was urgently needed to address the emergency in our province...

Donation by the Zoppas Group

One million euros for intensive care in Veneto

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Taking action in their local region, the Zoppas family is supporting those on the front line managing the coronavirus emergency. Through its companies - Acqua Minerale San Benedetto, Irca and Sipa - the group donated one million euro to purchase fifteen complete intensive care units for the hospitals in Veneto...

Coronavirus infection

In Austria Engel closes until April 15

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Another employee at Engel's large machine plant in St. Valentin, Austria, has been tested positive for Covid-19. Thus the company has six confirmed corona cases. Engel decided to close its production operations at its Austrian plants until April 15, 2020, due to the overall strong increase in the number of new infections especially in the...

Haitian International in 2019

Record in exports but decreasing in sales for the Chinese manufacturer

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Under the impact of trade conflicts between the major economies, 2019 was the most difficult year for the global economy since the financial crisis of 2008. Nevertheless, amid the lowest growth of the global economy in the last decade, Haitian Group's revenues still recorded about 1.29 billion euros for 2019, a decrease of 9.6% compared to 2018...


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