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Wittmann unifies the sales management and entrusts it to Domenik Nikollaj

As of July 1, 2020, Domenik Nikollaj is appointed to the newly-created position of the Head of Sales at Wittmann Kunststoffgeräte in Vienna. Thus far, the international sales duties and responsibilities have been executed by the sales managers of the respective product divisions, namely; robots and automation, tempering technology, and material Handling...

Also for Sumitomo safety is the highest priority: no Fakuma 2020

The Management Board and Works Council of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag mutually agreed to refrain from actively participating in Fakuma - in case the exhibition will be executed this year at all. The safety of employees, visitors and customers is of paramount importance, therefore neither employees nor machine exhibits will be sent to Friedrichshafen...

KraussMaffei skips Fakuma 2020

Due to the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus and its adverse effects on daily life and business, KraussMaffei does opt against the familiar and usual active participation in FAKUMA 2020 trade fair - should the event take place. For KraussMaffei, the Fakuma is one of the most important platforms for showcasing new...

ACF optimized for EPS thermoforming

Since its first presentation at K 2016 the ACF is constantly evolving and is counted among the flagship products designed by Amut-Comi. This die-cutting model is available in two, three and four station versions in three sizes: ACF600, ACF820 and ACF980. Constant investments in research and innovation have recently resulted in the...

Luca Galluzzi new CSO of B&R, Marzio Grattieri at the head of the Italian branch

On August 1, Luca Galluzzi will join the executive management team of automation specialist B&R. As the new Chief Sales Officer (CSO), he will succeed Peter Gucher, who will be entering a well earned retirement after 34 years at the company. In his new role, Galluzzi will be responsible for all of B&R's global sales activities and...

Appointment with the technological innovation

“E-Vent: Digital In Action”, a digital event by Biesse, scheduled for June 24 to 26, offers a unique and innovative opportunity to learn about all the changes in the wood and advanced materials industries. Using an innovative digital platform that enables live demonstrations and educational...

Scae Europe business operations acquired by Amutec

One of the Europe’s largest sustainability-focused private equity investor, Ambienta SGR, announced the acquisition of the business operations of Scae Europe by its portfolio company Amutec. Amutec, based in Greve in Chianti, Florence (Italy), is a leading manufacturer of machinery for the production of...

Wittmann Group will abstain from active participation at Fakuma 2020

In the event of a Fakuma 2020 trade fair actually being held, the management of the Wittmann Group has decided to abstain from active participation this year, due to the well-known health risks caused by the Covid-19, and the resulting uncertainty as to how a trade fair booth could be set up and run in compliance with the necessary safety measures...

Melt pressure sensors for high-temperature polymers

The Italian multinational group specialised in the design and production of sensors, industrial process control systems, electric drives and automation components, Gefran, upgraded its range of Melt transducers and pressure transmitters for high temperatures, designed to meet the highest safety standards, while fully respecting the environment...

A “green loan” for Sacmi from BNL BNP Paribas Group

BNL BNP Paribas Group has provided Sacmi with a 50 million euros loan to support the company's business development and its environmental and social sustainability projects. This “Positive Loan” scheme, in fact, offers specific terms and conditions designed to stimulate further enhancement of in-factory environmental performance. The terms of this...

The latest sorting technologies launched by a worldwide streaming event

June 9, 2020, marked the global launch of Tomra Sorting Recycling’s latest advanced sorting solutions to meet demand for faster, more efficient and smarter material sorting - both now and in the future. Under the theme of “Symphony of all Sorts”, Tomra Sorting Recycling formally launched two brand new products - Tomra’s new generation technology...

Stefan Moll at the helm of the technical development of Kiefel

Member of the Brückner Group and market-leading engineering company for plastics processing, Kiefel is reinforcing its management. Stefan Moll has been responsible for technical matters as CTO since May 1, 2020, with a particular focus on global medical engineering business. Moll complements the existing management team of...

Thermoformed face masks

The thermoforming division of the multinational Amut Group, Comi, has recently designed a special purpose version of the automated ACF820 thermoforming machines, helpful in limiting the spread of Covid-19. The ACF series, featuring die-cutting technology, is a flexible solution to adapt to different kinds of production. The basic model of the machine...

Positions secured, the look towards digitalization

Volumes of over 1.25 billion euros, growing employment (4,650 people), a net equity of 676 million euros: this is the picture that emerges from the Sacmi Group's 2019 Annual Report, presented at the Sacmi Imola shareholder's meeting. “The year 2019 saw Sacmi maintaining its market shares”, began the President of Sacmi...

Luca Ceresa new commercial director of Saip

Effective June 1, 2020, Luca Ceresa has been appointed as then Commercial Director of Saip. He joined Saip in 2012 and since then has been holding the role of Area Manager for Americas, West Europe and North Europe, with exciting results. Ceresa graduated at the Liceo Scientifico high school and attended the law courses at...

Remote commissioning is possible with WM’s thermoforming machines

In 2019 the company Upax-Unity, based in Perm, Russia, has purchased three thermoforming machines by WM Thermoforming Machines, to enlarge their existing fleet of over 10 units by a well-known German supplier. The equipment by WM was delivered to the facility in Perm just before the world faced the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic...

High-volume production of test swabs to start shortly

The demand for test swabs for nasal and throat swab tests will continue to grow strongly due to Covid-19. Injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel and Hack Formenbau are jointly committed to ensuring the global supply of test swabs. By providing an integrated system solution and process technology consulting, they are helping plastics...

Community masks from Fröbel injection moulded with Wittmann Battenfeld technology

Domiciled in Blaufelden, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Fröbel has developed a high-quality community mask for the fight against Covid-19 together with its partner company AKO Kunststoffe Alfred Kolb in Hoffenheim. The parts for this mask are produced at Fröbel using latest injection molding technology from Wittmann Battenfeld...

Simplified use of servo-controlled valve gate systems

Introduced in early 2020, Flexflow Evo is an advancement of the Flexflow technology for servo-electrically driven valve gate systems from HRSflow, which had revolutionized sequential injection molding. With actuators directly fixed on the manifold, the result is a ready-to-install system for quick and safe installation on the mold. The...