In 2017 worldwide M&A activity surpassed $3 trillion for the fourth consecutive year and deal volumes hit record levels, growing 3% annually . This looks set to continue.
Last Friday, August 23, the Hong Kong Productivity council (HKPC) and 23 Chinese managers visited Mikron SA in Agno as part of a study trip. Mikron Machining showed the managers from different industrial companies how they can increase productivity and quality with Mikron's machining solutions. Following the presentation the participants engaged in interesting discussions, and Mikron was able to establish valuable contacts. The HKPC is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to increase productivity and the competitiveness of industrial companies in Hong Kong.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been commissioned by the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC), to increase the operating height of four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for APM Terminals Algeciras in southern Spain. The project has started in June this year, with the cranes returning to full operation in just four months, in October 2013.
Strong growth for the audio book streaming service BookBeat: The number of subscribers increased considerably in the Swedish, German and Finnish markets in 2018 and is now around 150,000 paying users.
A Dinesen HeartOak floor is part of the experience when the Danish fashion brand Bruuns Bazaar takes part in this year’s Premium International Fashion Trade Show in Berlin. The solid wooden planks in widths up to 50 centimetres and lengths up to 6 metres add a unique atmosphere to the trade show stand for this high-profile fashion brand.
Effective August 1st 2014, 36-year-old Sebastian Dierks has been appointed sole chief executive officer of Fotoformplus. The business graduate and experienced management consultant will succeed founder and shareholder Renke Detering who in the previous 14 years had established the company as a household name in the international photo production business. Since the beginning of the year, they had been working side by side as joint leaders to make the transition, as smooth as possible.
As 2012 gradually draws to an end, so too does the first year of OJ’s Customer Education Centre, where OJ Electronics provides training for our OJ-Air2 customers.
Damage control and hazard confinement: with the LIFT-O-MAT BF (Bonfire) gas spring from STABILUS GmbH (www.stabilus.de). This patented technology is ideally suited for hazardous materials logistics – especially hazmat transport containers and automotive cargo carriers that need to pass UN bonfire test 6 (c). LIFT-O-MAT BF was specifically designed for these applications and has a safety feature for degassing the gas spring automatically in case of fire. This prevents the uncontrolled behaviour of the gas spring, allowing it to pass any fire test without problems.
Nordic ID has decided to expand its product offering and launch NIDA: the Nordic ID Application platform. NIDA is flexible and easy to integrate and configure, which results in lower costs in RFID implementations.
Södra Interiör is acquiring flooring manufacturer Föllinge Golv AB. The company is situated just north of Östersund, employs six members of staff and produces around 40,000 square metres of solid wood flooring per year. Södra Interiör will be taking over on 1 January 2013.
The international energy-saving and climate debate will also determine the central issues of BAU 2013. One of the most important challenges for architects and planners is to create sustainable and safe solutions for energy efficient buildings. The intelligent product innovations of D+H Mechatronic AG support architects in their efforts to reduce the technical effort and investment costs involved in natural ventilation concepts, whilst ensuring maximal indoor air quality.
STid and the City of Marseille are pleased to announce the inauguration of Be-Weapon, the first police weapons and equipment management solution that uses RFID technology.
Platinum Towers broadens its dining offer and becomes a popular meeting place in the area. In the course of last weeks two new restaurants joined the insofar tenants of building’s retail gallery: Nakani sushi and Bio33, the first venue in the city offering certified bio cuisine.
STABILUS GmbH (www.stabilus.de) sets more in motion than trunk lids: From September 11 through 16, STABILUS will present its entire aftermarket product line, including its new products, at this year’s “Automechanika.” Visitors to booth D31 in Hall 3.0 of what is the world’s largest trade fair for the automotive industry will be introduced to several innovations, among them POWERISE - STABILUS' automatic drive for trunk lids.
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Inspired by the design of the new Volvo FH series, Volvo Trucks has produced a collection of clothing and accessories ideal for truckers and admirers of Volvo trucks. Take the distinctive design of Volvo's new FH truck and turn it into a collection for truck drivers. That was the brief the truck designers behind the new Volvo FH and FH16 received when they set out to make ‘Volvo Trucks Driver Gear - Travis'.
The lighting company Aura Light is featured in the 2012 IES Progress report with its Metal Halide- and High Pressure Sodium lamp. The IES Progress Report will be released in January and it presents significant developments and improvements in the lighting industry in North America.
Once again, Dinesen has received the highest credit rating available to a Danish company. The top rating, AAA, was awarded after a thorough analysis of Dinesen’s affairs, including the firm’s solid economy, ownership and payment patterns.
Leading fuel card provider, WEX Europe Services, has seen significant growth for Esso Card™ acceptance in the Netherlands. This has been achieved through ExxonMobil’s Branded Wholesalers growing the Esso branded fuel station network.
Optos plc (LSE: OPTS), a leading medical retinal imaging company, provides an update on current trading in advance of its interim results announcement on 16th May 2013.