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Wittmann Battenfeld Italia celebrates its 30th anniversary in Varese

About 100 people, including customers, employees and journalists of the technical press, took part in the celebrations for the thirtieth anniversary of Wittmann Battenfeld Italia, held on 30 September in the evocative scenery of Villa Esengrini Montalbano with a spectacular view on Lake Varese (Italy)...

Grupo Reyma acquires two more ALLrollEX from Colines

Two more ALLrollEX 3000mm lines were supplied by Colines to Grupo Reyma, thus reinforcing a collaboration started about two years ago. Manufacturers since 1970 of plastic materials (bags, jars, cups, containers, plates and other food packaging, as well as cling film and stretch film reels), the Grupo Reyma has...

“Ready-to-perform” program by Bandera: the SmartDuty plant to a new Italian customer

The SmartDuty PET foil extrusion plant by Bandera, whose construction began in mid-2021 to be available for delivery starting from the end of October, has been sold to a major Italian converter. This line is part of the “Ready-to-Perform” production programme developed by the...

Alpla acquires German PET recycler

The global packaging solutions and recycling specialist, the Alpla Group, is acquiring BTB PET-Recycling based in Bad Salzuflen (Germany). The company turns PET bottles into recycled material which is then predominantly used for the production of new beverage bottles. Its bottle-to-bottle packaging cycle is a closed loop...

A tour to discover “winning companies” in Italy

There is also Icma San Giorgio among the companies selected for the third edition of "Imprese Vincenti" (“Winning Company”), an initiative of Intesa Sanpaolo bank taking place in these days. The company from San Giorgio su Legnano (near Milan) was one of the protagonists of the first of eight virtual stages, held on...

Amaplast assembly: the sector is recovering and confirms as solid and dynamic

Amaplast, the Italian national trade association of some 170 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds, and a member of Confindustria, held its annual member assembly on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese (Milan)...

Moss acquires company branch of Martinenghi

On September 9 Moss completed an important transaction to initiate a phase of further company growth and market expansion. The operation consisted in the establishment of Martinenghi and the entering in its capital with a majority stake to complete the acquisition of Martinenghi company branch...

Automated self-supporting warehouse at the Coim site in Offanengo

On September 13, Coim inaugurated a new automated self-supporting warehouse at its facility in Offanengo (near Cremona, Italy), following an investment of over 10 million euros. The purpose of the project, aimed in part at supporting the increase in Coim business, was to create a warehouse inside the factory but...

Versalis to acquire technologies and plants for mechanical recycling in Porto Marghera

The chemical company of ENI, Versalis, has acquired on an exclusive basis the technology and plants of Ecoplastic, an Italian company of the De Berg group specializing in the recovery, recycling and transformation chain of styrenic polymers. The agreement guarantees Versalis the expertise developed by Ecoplastic, allowing it to...

Piovan closes the first half of 2021 with satisfaction

The Board of Directors of Piovan approved the consolidated half-year financial report as of June 30, 2021. “The excellent results obtained in this first half of 2021 confirm the soundness of the group's strategy in the long term and of the choices made by the management during the pandemic...

Arburg welcomes 77 new apprentices and university students

The starting signal was given on September 1, 2021: a total of 77 new trainees and students from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) started their training at Arburg. This proud number underlines the high value that the well-founded and triple-certified training has for the Lossburg mechanical engineering company...

Sace and Intesa Sanpaolo to support Sacmi

A financing agreement for a loan worth 40 million euro was recently signed by Intesa Sanpaolo and Sacmi to achieve specific research and development targets with the aim of improving the environmental sustainability of production processes, in particular in the field of rigid packaging and ceramics, and promoting the circular economy principles...

KraussMaffei High Performance becomes Netstal again

All activities of the former KraussMaffei High Performance will be transferred by KraussMaffei Group into an independent unit effective October 1, 2021. This will operate under the traditional name Netstal. Renzo Davatz will head Netstal as CEO and in this function will report directly to the KraussMaffei Group‘s CEO, Michael Ruf...

Five “pillars” for an ever more efficient welding

The structure of Hermann Ultraschall services has been optimized under the umbrella term “Herrmann Engineering”. Every single step, from the initial contact with the customer to delivery and start-up of the complete system, is secondary to achieving the best weld results. The ultrasonic specialists can provide a unique combination of services...

Paul Walach becomes managing director of Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating

Effective July 1, 2021 Paul Walach has become Managing Director of Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating together with Karsten Kratz. With this move, the Reifenhäuser Group business unit specializing in cast film, sheet and extrusion coating lines introduces a generation change at executive management level. Bernd Reifenhäuser...

Italian manufacturers: all indicators good for the first half year, turnover and orders are growing

A positive trend for plastics and rubber processing machinery in the first half of 2021 announced by the trade association Amaplast: the latest mid-year survey conducted by the Mecs Statistical Study Center records double-digit growth in both turnover and orders, consolidating the cli-mate of renewed faith in the sector after...

ABB to acquire Asti Mobile Robotics to drive next generation of flexible automation with AMRs

A leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite, Asti Mobile Robotics Group will be acquired by ABB. This will expand ABB’s robotics and automation offering, making it the only company to offer a complete portfolio for...

New head of sales and business development for Ferromatik Milacron in Europe

The pan-European full-range supplier of servo-hydraulic and all-electric injection moulding machines, Ferromatik Milacron, announced the appointment of Peter Kochs as Director Sales and Business Development. Peter Kochs, 54 years old, previously held a senior position at Windsor for 12 years...

Basf CEO Martin Brudermüller to receive 2021 Icis CEO of the Year Award

The Icis CEO of the Year Award will be presented to Martin Brudermüller, Chief Executive Officer of Basf, for outstanding achievement as voted on and recognised by his peers in the ICIS Top 40 Power Players. This prestigious global chemicals industry award will be presented to Brudermüller at the Icis Power Players Awards virtual event on...