Month: December 2017

  • Judge Won’t Dismiss Saint-Gobain Suit

    CONCORD — A federal judge kept alive Wednesday nearly all of a class-action lawsuit brought against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics that charges the firm with contaminating wells near the company’s Merrimack plant. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph LaPlante’s 32-page decision is procedural in nature and it will require future arguments and rulings…

  • 6.6 Million Euros will Give CLAAS to Expand the Plant in Krasnodar

    A well-known agricultural machinery manufacturer, the Krasnodar plant, received support from the CLAAS administration. Thus, for 6.6 million euros, the investor company proposes to increase the area of ​​the enterprise and create a new infrastructure to expand the plant’s capabilities. More than 150 million euros have already been invested into…

  • Holland Automotive Tech Supplier Gets Boost From Silicon Valley Investment

    An investment from one of the world’s largest suppliers positions AlSentis LLC to penetrate the automotive market far further with its touch-control technology. Faurecia Ventures, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based investment arm of Faurecia SA, invested in Holland-based AlSentis as part of a broader strategy to access emerging technologies for interior controls in a new…

  • BASF and SINOPEC Expand Production Capacity for Neopentylglycol in Nanjing

    BASF and SINOPEC will expand the production capacity of Neopentylglycol (NPG) at the state-of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co., Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. The plant was established in 2015 with an annual capacity of 40,000 metric tons. Following the expansion, the annual capacity will be doubled to…

  • Designed For Heavy Lifting: Genie Updates Four Telescopic Boom Models

    Genie has revamped four of its telescopic boom models to perform a wider range of heavy lifting tasks on construction and industrial job sites. The Genie telescopic S-60 XC, S-65 XC, S-80 XC and S-85 XC booms now offer a dual lift capacity of 300 kg unrestricted and 454 kg restricted. As…

  • Terrena Plan to Merge with Two French Co-Ops Approved

    A merger between French co-ops Terrena, Terrena Poitou and CAM has been backed by the business’ members. Cereals co-op Terrena Poitou and CAM – a co-op supplying crops, animal nutrition products and providing agricultural distribution services – were already “autonomous” members of the Terrena co-op but, this summer, the three…

  • Claas Opens a New R & D Center Dedicated to Electronic Systems

    Claas has recently opened in the city of Dissen , south of Lower Saxony, in Germany, on a surface of 5 hectares a new center of research and development dedicated to the creation of electronic systems . For the construction of the site – extended over an area of 5…

  • Alcoa Corporation Announces Decisions on Smelting Assets

    Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, today announced decisions regarding smelting assets in the United States and Italy. The actions support the Company’s strategic priorities to reduce complexity and to strengthen the balance sheet. In the United States, Alcoa intends to permanently close its Rockdale…

  • Agrial Announces the Proposed Acquisition of Brittany’s Charcuterie Firm Brient

    The proposed acquisition of Tallec, after that of Brient in February this year, marks a new stage in the development of Agrial’s Meat Division. The Tallec company, based in Bannalec (29), operates in the market for high-end deli products such as traditional hams, in which it is the top specialist.…

  • Gestamp Inaugurates a New R&D Center in Shanghai

    Gestamp, the multinational company specializing in the design, development and manufacture of highly engineered metal components for the automotive industry, recently opened a new R & D center in Shanghai (China). The main objective of this new installation of Gestamp is to strengthen its collaboration with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) based…

  • LafargeHolcim Ends Talks With PPC

    LafargeHolcim confirms that the Group has ended its ongoing talks with Pretoria Portland Cement Ltd. (PPC) on a possible transaction in Africa that were announced on October 27, 2017. PPC is a leading regional cement manufacturer with a presence in southern and eastern Africa. About LafargeHolcim LafargeHolcim is the leading…

  • Nexteer Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Plant in Liuzhou

    Nexteer Automotive, a leader in Intuitive Motion Control, broke ground on an Electric Power Steering (EPS) manufacturing plant in Liuzhou, China today.  Mr. An Wei, Deputy Mayor of Liuzhou Municipal Government and Nexteer Asia-Pacific executives attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Li Jun, Vice President and Asia-Pacific COO of Nexteer Automotive said…

  • Bocar Targets Construction Start $115 Million Alabama Parts Plant

    Executives from global auto supplier BOCAR Group said construction on a $115 million manufacturing facility in Alabama will begin in the spring, with production launching at the site two years later. The 350,000-square-foot plant, to be built on Bibb Garrett Road just off Interstate 65 in the Limestone County portion…

  • LafargeHolcim Consolidates Holdings In Bangladesh

    Lafarge Holcim Bangladesh has agreed to acquire Holcim Bangladesh Ltd for a reduced price of US$62 million. The deal consolidates LafargeHolcim’s holdings in the country into one entity. Previously known as Lafarge Surma Cement, Lafarge Holcim Bangladesh was established as a joint venture between two multinationals: Lafarge and Cementos Mollins.…

  • Rheinmetall Automotive Expands Piston Production in China

    Founded in 1997 as a joint venture between KS Kolbenschmidt and today’s HUAYU Automotive Systems and as a member of the SAIC Group (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation), KSSP has meantime grown into one of the key piston producers for the Chinese domestic market. The Company has an annual output of…

  • Magna Collaborates with New Chinese Automaker NIO on Vehicle Launch

    As China’s environmental plan takes shape and start-up companies develop and launch their new-energy vehicles, the support of strong and capable suppliers will be essential. The latest example occurred today with new Chinese startup NIO, and the launch of their NIO ES8 electric SUV, a vehicle that comes to market…

  • Wayne​ ​Dalton​ ​Launches​ ​New​ ​Flexible​ ​Bottom​ ​Interior​ ​High​ ​Speed​ ​Fabric Door

    Wayne Dalton has launched Model 880 ADV-X, a flexible bottom interior  high speed fabric door, to satisfy commercial applications where safety, reliability and end-user focused features are of the utmost importance. Equipped with a flexible bottom, the new Model 880 ADV-X reduces damage in case of accidental collisions, unlike traditional…

  • Genie Expands its Sales Team in North America

    – Committed to earning customers’ business with responsive support, Genie has hired six new sales representatives in North America to represent the company — Dickey Bennett, Justin Kelley, Dave Porter, Tim Schmidt, Mike Shaw and Brad Trask. These gentlemen will support all Genie products and services for the company’s customers,…

  • Riwal Adds New JLGs

    Dutch international rental company Riwal has taken delivery of a number of the new and upgraded dual capcity 60ft JLG 600S and 66ft 660SJ telescopic boom lifts. The new 600S provides a maximum outreach of 15.29 metres with the new unrestricted capacity of 272kg, while the new 454kg maximum capacity,…

  • New Stanley Tool Plant To Bring 500 Jobs To South Carolina

    Stanley Black & Decker says it is building a new plant in South Carolina to make cordless power tools. The company said the $31 million plant to be built near Fort Mill will create 500 jobs. Stanley Black & Decker says the plant will make Dewalt cordless power tools. A…

  • Toyota Tsusho Investing and Participating in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Start-up – Promoting Virtual Power Plants Using Electric Vehicles While Adding Value to Vehicle Ownership –

    Toyota Tsusho Corporation (“Toyota Tsusho”) announces today that it has invested and participated in the U.S. based start-up company Nuvve Corporation (“Nuvve”), a world leading Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) service provider. The investment was made through Toyota Tsusho’s Next Technology Fund established in April 2017. A board member of Nuvve will be…

  • Hydro to resume production on Husnes line

    In the restart of the line, which was shut down in 2009, Hydro will introduce new technology elements that will give better results. The line is expected to begin operations in the first half of 2020 and will create 90 new positions. “We have great faith in continued aluminium production…

  • Daikin Industries Opens R&D Base for Inter-Industrial Exchanges

    In November 2015, Daikin Industries, air conditioner and refrigerant manufacturer, opened Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) as an R&D base aiming for innovation by its positive introduction of not only the booming AI and IoT, but also the technologies and expertise of different industries and fields. Jun Kobayashi of TIC’s information…

  • Emerson’s Level Transmitter With New Process Seal Antenna Delivers Reliable Measurement In Extreme Conditions

    With the aim of providing reliable level measurement in the most challenging applications, Emerson has introduced an all-PTFE process seal antenna for the Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter. The new antenna has been developed specifically for demanding applications and media, such as reactors, mixers, and solids, and is ideal…