• 10 May 2023

    A new Asian market manager for Syncro Group

    Per Benny Larson joined Syncro Group as the new head of business development in Asia. Larson has been working in the plastic industry for over forty years, more specifically about twenty years in plastic production and then in extrusion machinery service and sales...
  • 10 May 2023

    Versalis is still Platinum for corporate social responsibility

    EcoVadis has confirmed the “Platinum” rating of Versalis - Eni’s chemicals company – for the second year in a row. As a result, Versalis is now ranked in the Top 1% for its industry, placing it in the highest segment for corporate social responsibility ratings. “The confirmation of such an important milestone proves that our constant commitment to…
  • 09 May 2023

    Ground-breaking for Haitian production plant in Serbia

    Haitian International is expanding its production and logistics network in Europe and investing in the construction of a modern plant with a total area of 250,000 square metres at its site in Ruma, Serbia. The plant is scheduled to go into operation in the first quarter of 2025. With this investment in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula...
  • 09 May 2023

    Eumeps elected its new board of directors

    On 26 April, the Association of the European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (Eumeps) held its general assembly, and the members elected a new board of directors. In the board of directors elections, Eumeps members have reconfirmed Klaus Ries from Basf as President...
  • 02 May 2023

    Whole Novamont to Versalis

    Versalis - Eni's chemical company and a shareholder of Novamont (36%) - and Mater-Bi - a company controlled by Investitori Associati II and NB Renaissance - announce today the signing of an agreement for Versalis to acquire the remaining 64% of Novamont’s shares currently held by Mater-Bi. Next steps...
  • 26 April 2023

    Arburg Italia also celebrates 100 years of the German parent company

    2023 is a special year for Arburg as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Following the celebrations held last February and March at the German headquarters in Lossburg, on May 18 and 19 the Italian branch based in Peschiera Borromeo (near Milan) will open its doors and continue the celebrations...
  • 19 April 2023

    Founder of Gefran, Ennio Franceschetti has died

    Ennio Franceschetti, founder, and also honorary president since 2018, of Gefran, has passed away suddenly. The sad news of his death, in the night between 16 and 17 April, was announced by the company in a press release. Ennio Franceschetti founded Gefran in 1969 as a manufacturer of electrical panels for...
  • 14 April 2023

    Engel has hit the highest turnover in its history

    The 2022-2023 fiscal year of Engel, that ends in March, closed at a record high, with a turnover of 1.7 billion euros, confirming the group’s strategic direction. Engel surpassed last year’s turnover of 1.5 billion euros by 13%. “Closing at 1.7 billion euros, we reached the highest turnover in the company’s history...
  • 13 April 2023

    Maire Tecnimont completes the acquisition of the majority stake of Conser

    The subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont, NextChem Holding, has finalized the acquisition of an 83.5% stake of Conser, a technology licensor and process engineering design company based in Rome, Italy, as already announced last January. With this acquisition, Maire Tecnimont strengthens its leadership in...
  • 05 April 2023

    In 2022 Italian manufacturers beyond all expectations

    The year-end figures for 2022 are official and the picture painted by the Mecs Statistical Study Center, which published them, is a year worth framing: the plastics and rubber technology industry represented by Amaplast (Italian association of manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds) closed the year with a turnover of…
  • 05 April 2023

    An Italian at the helm of Kem One from next June

    The board of directors of Kem One announced the appointment of Paolo Barbieri as CEO and as a member of the board of directors as of 3 April 2023. He will succeed Laurent Lenoir who has served as interim CEO since June 2021 and will continue in his role as chairman of Kem One board of directors.
  • 22 March 2023

    Star Automation Europe in Kazakhstan

    The signing of an agency agreement with Astana-base IDS Metra Robotics brings Star Automation Europe to Kazakhstan. Specialising in industrial robotic systems, digital logistics, positioning systems and metrology equipment, IDS Metra Robotics focuses in particular on supporting companies committed to increasing their performance in production in…
  • 22 March 2023

    Lanxess continues to grow in Italy

    Despite an environment characterised by many upheavals, specialty chemicals company Lanxess continues to grow on the Italian market. Sales in 2022 reached 296.4 million euros in Italy increasing by 31.4% compared to previous year's sales of 225.6 million euros.
  • 14 March 2023

    LyondellBasell announces decision to acquire Mepol Group

    LyondellBasell and Mepol Group announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for LyondellBasell to acquire Mepol Group, manufacturer of recycled, high-performing technical compounds located in Italy and Poland, consisting of Mepol and its subsidiaries Polar and Industrial Technology Investments Poland.
  • 13 March 2023

    Gefran revenues grew by 13.3% in 2022

    The Gefran Board of Directors, chaired by Maria Chiara Franceschetti, met in the company’s offices in Provaglio d’Iseo (Brescia, Italy) and approved the company’s draft Financial Statement, Consolidated Financial Statement and Non-Financial Consolidated Statement at 31 December 2022.