Marketing

  • 17 January 2024

    Kautex Machinenbau taken over by Jwell Machinery

    After the German law firm AndresPartner, advisor for the sale of Kautex Maschinenbau, announced in recent days the transfer of the company under the control of the German subsidiary of a Chinese investor without providing further details on the identity of the latter, the German manufacturer itself has now announced that...
  • 17 January 2024

    Management change at the KraussMaffei Group

    The Supervisory Board of the KraussMaffei Group has reorganized the management of the Group. The previous Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chi Zhang, has been appointed as the new CEO with effect from January 10, 2024. The previous CEO, Yong Li, will take on the newly created position of...
  • 17 January 2024

    SKZ training arrives in Italy

    At the beginning of 2024, SKZ Plastics Center entered the Italian plastics market together with its new sales partner Prochema, an integral part of the Italian plastics market for many decades in the areas of plastics processing machinery, extrusion and recycling, and already...
  • 10 January 2024

    Oerlikon HRSflow increases production in Italy with a new facility

    The hot runner manufacturer Oerlikon HRSflow will start the construction of a new fully automated plant in San Polo di Piave (Treviso, Italy) to expand its capacity to better serve its European partners. The plant will increase Oerlikon HRSflow Italian output by 30% to meet growing demand in packaging, consumer goods and automotive sectors...
  • 10 January 2024

    Management change at Basf

    Effective at the end of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 25, 2024, Markus Kamieth will take over as Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Basf. This was decided by the Supervisory Board in its meeting on December 20, 2023. Markus Kamieth has been a member of the...
  • 10 January 2024

    New managing director of VinylPlus and ECVM

    As of 1 January 2024, Charlotte Röber has assumed the position of Managing Director for VinylPlus and the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM). In both positions, she succeeds Brigitte Dero. Charlotte has spent the last ten years at the European PVC Window Profiles and related...
  • 20 December 2023

    Italian manufacturers: encouraging preliminary results, despite a few shadows

    According to estimates by the Amaplast-Mecs Statistical Study Center, in 2023 the Italian plastics and rubber machinery production could set a new all-time record for the sector of over 4.8 billion euros, racking up a gain of at least three points over 2022. This is mainly due to a positive trend in exports - which improved progressively...
  • 20 December 2023

    Arburg Senior Partner Eugen Hehl passed away

    On 12 December 2023, Eugen Hehl, Senior Partner of Arburg, passed away at the age of 94. In addition to his entrepreneurial vision, the trained master mechanic was recognised above all for his services to the development of global sales at Arburg and the company's construction infrastructure, as well as...
  • 13 December 2023

    Sirmax to build its fourteenth production plant in India

    A specialist in the production of thermoplastic pellets for various application sectors, Sirmax is building its fourteenth production plant near Hosur, India. The Italian group is already present in India with two plants, one in Palwal and one in Valsad. In addition to the greenfield project in Hosur, the company’s expansion plans in...
  • 13 December 2023

    Solvay and Syensqo are effectively two separate companies

    Solvay has completed the spin-off its specialty activities to Syensqo, a pivotal moment in its rich history. This move marks a significant strategic shift for the Group, positioning it as a frontrunner in essential chemicals on a global scale. It prepares Solvay to enter a new stage of sustainable growth, sharpening its focus on...
  • 06 December 2023

    Moretto UNI EN ISO 50001 certified

    Obtaining the UNI EN ISO 50001 certification, recognised and applied globally in the attestation of the adoption of an energy management system compliant with international best practices according to the ISO 50001 standard, Moretto made a further step towards sustainability...
  • 06 December 2023

    Scholarships for children of RadiciGroup employees

    At the RadiciGroup headquarters in Gandino (Bergamo) the ceremony for the awarding of scholarships to the children of employees who graduated from university (three-year, master's or single-cycle) in 2021 or 2022 was held on 1 December. A tradition that is repeated periodically to celebrate the...
  • 05 December 2023

    New president and CEO at NatureWorks

    NatureWorks, a leading manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers made from renewable resources, announced the appointment of Erik Ripple as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ripple will succeed interim President and CEO, Jill Zullo, who has served in the role since...
  • 29 November 2023

    Masterbatch market in Asia driven by China

    The masterbatch market in Asia has been a remarkable success story within the plastics industry. Over the last 15 years, the sector has been characterised by strong growth in most markets and the evolution of new products and market sectors. This was reported in the recent report Masterbatch Markets Asia 2023 published by AMI...
  • 29 November 2023

    PETcore Europe has a new executive director

    PETcore Europe announced that Roberto Bertaggia has been appointed as Executive Director as of 23 November 2023. He replaces Martin Stephan, who previously served in the role. Roberto Bertaggia has spent over 30 years of his career in managing both complex contractual sales and coordination roles...
  • 22 November 2023

    Macchi chooses Wiku Plastic for Germany

    The Italian extrusion equipment manufacturer Macchi is expanding its international presence thanks to a new partnership with the German company Wiku Plastic, which will represent it in Germany on a technical and commercial level. Headquartered in Röthenbach an der Pegnitz...
  • 22 November 2023

    Engel to open production facility in Mexico

    Following its company philosophy, “Close to the customer,” European injection moulding manufacturer Engel will expand its production footprint by building a new multi-faceted facility in Mexico. The company's goal is to establish optimal sales, logistics, and production structures for each of the three major regions...