The Hoffmann Group in Germany specializes in the supply of high-quality production tools sourced from leading manufacturers worldwide as well as its own Garant and Holex brands. With roots tracing back to 1919, it began the internationalization of its activities in 1995 with licensee partners in Spain, Switzerland and Slovenia. In 2003, a major expansion of its international presence was launched, including the establishment of an Italian subsidiary, Hoffmann Italia S.p.A. In 2013 it celebrated ten years of virtually unbroken, strong growth.
Whether the chemical and petrochemical industry or the areas of mining, metallurgy as well as power plants and other heavy industries, they generally produce a lot of waste and require special solutions in terms of waste management and cleaning. Buchen Industrial Services N.V. with headquarters in Olen is an expert in the field of industrial cleaning offering a full range of services to support its customers in the minimization of waste, reducing their ecological footprint as much as possible.
Progress in silicone and thermoplastics processing has been tremendous in recent years, allowing for all kinds of demanding applications. One of the companies that have contributed to this development is Topsil Global sp. z o. o. sp. k. in Warsaw, Poland. Using all currently known technologies, especially injection and extrusion moulding, the company serves renowned international concerns and a wide range of industries. Mould 3D design and tool making services complement the offer.
Time-saving domestic appliances fuelled the lifestyle revolution of the post-war period. Today, white goods are a fixture in every home in the developed world and give us more time for family life and work. Concerns regarding the environment are now the driving factor for new developments in the market. One manufacturer that has accompanied the development of the white goods sector from the 1960s to the present day is German company AWECO. It was recently taken over by the Chinese company Sanhua to form SANHUA AWECO Appliance Systems GmbH.
To mark the completion of the full integration of the Swiss Gebrüder Schaad company into the STARCO organization, the new entity STARCO GS held a distributor day between November 4th and 6th at the company’s facility in Sübingen, Switzerland.
The Allen-Bradley Stratix 5900 services router is the first in the Rockwell Automation network product portfolio to deliver virtual private network (VPN) and firewall capabilities simultaneously. These capabilities make the router well-suited for securing cell/area zones, as well as connecting to a cell/area zone from a remote location over an untrusted network.
Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, is giving back to the electrical distribution industry with an initial contribution of $200,000 to the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) Education and Research Foundation.
Tanks come in all different materials, sizes and shapes, and are used in the most diverse applications. But when it comes to tanks for the oil and gas industry, it all becomes more complex and difficult. This is exactly what S.T. Special Tanks S.R.L. from Annone di Brianza is looking for – real challenges where standards do not fit and but individual solutions are needed.
In general, welding is described as a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing coalescence. Commonly used are energy sources like gas flames, electric arcs or electron beams to work the respective material. Konko S.A. from Mysłowice in Poland specializes in this field of operation. The Polish company manufactures and distributes welded products, for example belt conveyors, stage loader pans or components for monorail transport systems.
A buzzword in today’s society is ‘integration,’ and GW St. Pölten Integrative Betriebe GmbH, based in St. Pölten, Austria, takes this approach to its work. One of only eight ‘integrative enterprises’ in the country, GW St. Pölten has 420 employees, 70% of whom have a physical or mental disability.
The construction industry conjures up images of heavy machinery, massive building sites and burly men in hardhats. What most people do not consider, however, are all the smaller parts that hold a project together and complete the job. Excavators and concrete elements fall quickly into view, but anchors of all sizes are just as important. A major supplier is Sormat Oy, located in Rusko, Finland. For nearly half a century now, Sormat has been involved in the development of anchors and light fixings for construction and other industries.
Conveyor belts and drive systems and components are needed in many different industries. The food and beverage industry, the engineering sector as well as all producing companies with automated production processes need means to transport their products. In the Netherlands, Noten B.V. from Belfeld is a pioneer in the conveying industry. With roots dating far back to 1925, the company, which already is a household name in its field, is now getting ready to enhance its position in the market and to become the undisputed market leader within the next five years.
At first glance, it seems to be easy to estimate the costs of a screw: material, production costs, done. But this calculation is in fact a fallacy, since it overlooks a lot of aspects, especially concerning the industrial application of screws. Bossard France knows better and can explain to its customers exactly where the true costs of using fasteners are hidden.
New product suppliers, machine builders and Solution Partner program members offer manufacturers access to best-in-class engineering expertise and product resources.
STABILUS GmbH, world market leader in gas springs and hydraulic vibration dampers headquartered in Koblenz, Germany, has produced one million POWERISE drive units in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, in just three years. STABILUS built its first Mexican factory in 1991, and it has already been extended several times. Assembly started there in September 2009. Exactly three years after production started, the one-millionth POWERISE drive unit rolled off the production line. This positive development is supported by the strong demand for technology, quality and service from STABILUS.
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.
At December 11th 2011, the global tire manufacturer and distributor STARCO turned 50 year. This has been marked through out STARCO the entire year – ending at December 11th 2012.
Sometimes it is just the small thing within that makes all the difference – well, it certainly does for Suomen Helakeskus Oy from Finland. In its home country Finland, the company is one of the big players when it comes to fittings and accessories for kitchen manufacturers and the construction industry. The company’s products are to be found inside kitchen cabinets and in door and window frames alike.