Month: April 2018

  • Long-Time Customer Visits Caterpillar Production Facilities | Beyond The Numbers

    Louie Gobbi is about as loyal a Caterpillar customer as you can find. He’s the owner of G&G Heavy Equipment Rentals, LLC, in California. With over 60 years in the construction industry and 65 Caterpillar machines in his fleet, he jumped at the chance to visit some Caterpillar production facilities…

  • TEREX ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF BORIS SCHOEPPLEIN, PRESIDENT, TEREX PARTS & SERVICES

    Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) today announced the appointment of Boris Schoepplein as President, Terex Parts & Services, based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, effective June 1, 2018. He will report to John L. Garrison, President and CEO of Terex Corporation, and serve on the Company’s Executive Leadership Team.   “Boris is a highly…

  • “Trimble Introduces New Spectra Precision Green Beam Laser Tools for Interior Construction”

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today two new green beam lasers that are part of its industry-leading line of layout tools for commercial construction professionals. Robust, automatic self-leveling lasers with high-visibility green laser beams, the Spectra Precision® LT52G and LT58G are designed for use in a wide variety of interior construction…

  • “Handover Of The HS 8130 HD At The Intermat 2018 “

    Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH is presenting the following exhibits at the Intermat: the universal piling and drilling rig LRB 18 with vibrator type LV 20, the brand new package for slurry wall applications comprising the duty cycle crawler crane HS 8130 HD and the hydraulic grab HSG 5-18, as well as…

  • Benteler Automotive Expands Logistics Center in Kleinenberg

    Construction works for a new dispatch and empties hall have begun at BENTELER Automotive in Kleinenberg. The expansion reflects the positive development of the local BENTELER plant. The new lightweight building will cover an area of 1400 m2. Renovations should already be completed in July. Support customers quickly and agilely…

  • HARMAN Suzhou Phase II Facility Opens, Doubling Production Capacity

    HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for the automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets, today announced at the Beijing Auto Show 2018 that Phase II construction of HARMAN Automotive Electronic System (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “HARMAN Suzhou”) was successfully completed and the new…

  • Kiloutou Acquires Butsch & Meier

    French international rental group Kiloutou has acquired German powered access and telehandler rental company Butsch & Meier. Butsch & Meier operates from 13 locations in South Western Germany, mostly in Baden-Württemberg, including Freiburg, Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe. The company runs a fleet of 470 aerial work platforms plus telehandlers and is…

  • Magna and BHAP Create Joint Venture to Supply Door Modules to Automakers in China

    A new joint venture between Magna and Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. (BHAP) has been formed and has already netted new door module business for a German OEM in China. To accommodate the new business and meet the demands of the Chinese automotive industry, the joint venture partners will establish a…

  • Updating The Automotive Future: Zf Joins Esync Alliance

    Over-the-Air connected vehicle technology avoids recalls, saves money, and improves diagnostics Global initiative to drive standardized Over-the-Air solutions Open platform allows for synergy between automotive and non-automotive applications Friedrichshafen, Germany/Fremont, California. ZF has joined the eSync Alliance, a multi-vendor initiative for Over-the-Air (OTA) update and diagnostic data solutions that could…

  • Kiloutou Acquires Butsch & Meier

    French international rental group Kiloutou has acquired German powered access and telehandler rental company Butsch & Meier. Butsch & Meier operates from 13 locations in South Western Germany, mostly in Baden-Württemberg, including Freiburg, Baden-Baden and Karlsruhe. The company runs a fleet of 470 aerial work platforms plus telehandlers and is…

  • TOPCON ACQUIRES OUTSTANDING VIASYS VDC HOLDINGS

    Topcon Positioning Group announces the complete acquisition of Viasys VDC, an innovative infrastructure construction software development company based in Espoo, Finland. The purchase is designed to strengthen Topcon software development expertise and support delivery of advanced Topcon VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) solutions with seamless BIM (Building Information Modeling) interoperability…

  • Wex And Raízen Establish A Partnership To Exploit The Freight Sector; Segment Amounts To Brl 100 Billion/Year Spend In Brazil

    WEX, a company with more than 30 years’ experience in the global market of corporate payment solutions, and Raízen, licensee of the Shell brand in Brazil, have established a partnership for gas stations to begin accepting the WEX Frete card as an electronic payment method for independent truckers. According to market estimates, the…

  • Henkel Invests in Kriya Materials

    Henkel Adhesive Technologies further strengthens its expertise for functional coatings by co-investing in Kriya Materials (Kriya), the Netherlands. Based on its metal oxide nanotechnology platform, the advanced materials company provides customized multi-functional coatings and master batches in a range of product applications for the flexible film and glass markets. “Functional coatings…

  • Major Orders From Premium OEM

    As a longstanding supplier to an internationally operating premium European OEM, Rheinmetall Automotive AG has now booked additional orders in various product segments with a total value of around €200 million. Among these components, for which Rheinmetall is in some cases the sole supplier, there are gasoline- and diesel-engine pistons…

  • BorgWarner Presents Broad Product Portfolio for Combustion, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles at Auto China 2018

    BorgWarner will present its broad product portfolio at the 15th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2018), taking place from April 25 to May 4 at the China International Exhibition Center. Echoing the theme of “Steering to a New Era,” the company will show its broad product portfolio of technology…

  • Haulotte Launches Into Electric

    All future self propelled boom products launched by Haulotte will be electric powered, the company announced at Intermat. The new Haulotte Pulseo Generation range of rough terrain self propelled booms marks the beginning of the strategy and is first represented by the 21m working height HA20 LE and HA20 LE Pro,…

  • BorgWarner’s Highly Modular and Robust Ignition Coils Power Gasoline Engines

    BorgWarner supplies its highly modular and robust 90mJ single spark ignition coil for Daimler’s new M260 and M264 4-cylinder in-line gasoline engines for the European and Chinese markets. Locally produced in Germany and China from 2017 and 2018, respectively, BorgWarner’s tried-and-tested ignition technology provides a robust solution for the premium…

  • Cat Financial Announces First-Quarter 2018 Results

    Cat Financial reported first-quarter 2018 revenues of $690 million, an increase of $28 million, or 4 percent, compared with the first quarter of 2017. First-quarter 2018 profit was $91 million, a $24 million, or 21 percent, decrease from the first quarter of 2017. The increase in revenues was primarily due…

  • World Premiere At Hannover Messe: Zf’S Highly Automated Forklift Can See, Think And Act

    High-speed innovations: Technology company transfers expertise from other divisions to the Industrial Technology Division ZF Innovation Forklift is trade fair highlight: networking and highly automated driving functions for forklift trucks ZF solutions with automation, electrification and digital networking New ZF Cloud increases the efficiency of industrial applications Hanover/Friedrichshafen. ZF links…

  • “Trimble And Kobelco Announce Trimble Ready Option For Select Kobelco Excavator Models”

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Kobelco announced today the introduction of a Trimble Ready® option for select Tier 4 Final Kobelco excavator models. Select excavators that ship from the Kobelco factory are now ready for the installation of the Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform for excavators, which can significantly reduce the cost…

  • TOPCON ANNOUNCES NEW MODULAR 3D MACHINE CONTROL EXCAVATION SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY

    Topcon Positioning Group announces a new 3D machine control system designed to offer a faster, modular and easily upgradeable aftermarket solution for excavation — the X-53x. “It features fully integrated GR-i3 receivers for precise positioning of the boom, stick and bucket at all times, as well as the MC-X1 controller, which offers…

  • TOPCON MAGNET ENTERPRISE RELEASE INCLUDES AUTODESK BIM 360 INTEGRATION

    Topcon Positioning Group announces the MAGNET® Enterprise software system has been updated to expand integration with Autodesk solutions through a new Autodesk BIM 360 cloud connection. The integration with BIM 360 is designed to allow MAGNET Enterprise operators to manage 2D plans, 3D models, and any other project documents in the BIM 360…

  • Trimble to Acquire Viewpoint To Create The Industry’s Most Complete Construction Management Solution

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Viewpoint from Bain Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.2 billion. Viewpoint is highly complementary to Trimble’s e-Builder business, and will extend Trimble’s ability to provide more complete and integrated project, jobsite and business…

  • “Trimble Acquires The Assets Of Fabsuite To Expand Its Steel Fabrication Software Portfolio”

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired the assets of Williamsburg, Virginia-based FabSuite, LLC, a North American supplier of Management Information System (MIS) solutions for steel fabrication. With the acquisition of FabSuite software, Trimble’s portfolio now includes the complete structural steel workflow for planning, managing, designing, modeling and…