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MDA Technologies 2/2015

MDA Technologies 2/2015

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Maximum performance Worldwide News Continental concludes Veyance acquisition Continental has concluded its acquisition of the U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies Inc, of Fairlawn, Ohio, on January 30. On January 29, the Brazilian antitrust authority CADE (Council for Economic Defence) cleared the transaction with certain conditions, thus providing the approvals necessary for completion. International automotive supplier, tire manufacturer and industrial partner Continental is boosting its worldwide industrial business with this acquisition, which is the most significant acquisition in recent corporate history. The transaction is valued at € 1.4 bn. Web: Shop Finder Videos Lifetime www.contitech.de dryspin ® high-helix screw drive: New geometrie for 2.5 higher lifetime and 10% higher efficiency. Resistance against chemicals, low noise, low vibration. Lubrication-free, configure online and order from stock. dry-tech ® − don't lubricate: igus.eu/dryspin plastics for longer life ® ... from 24h! Ask for a free sample: Tel. 02203 9649-145 Visit-us: Hannover Messe - Hall 17 Booth H04 Schaeffler constructs new European distribution center Schaeffler AG will be investing around € 200 m in the expansion of its European distribution network, which will include the construction of a new European distribution center (“EDC Mitte”) in Kitzingen. Construction of the EDC Mitte, to which an investment of around € 150 million has been allocated, is set to begin in the first quarter of 2016. The start of operation is planned for the autumn of 2017, and the EDC Mitte will have up to 250 employees. In addition to the Kitzingen location, the European distribution network will also include locations in Sweden and Italy, while a further location in Western Europe is also planned. The construction of the European distribution center is one of the 20 initiatives that make up the “One Schaeffler” program. The aim of the project is to modernize the group’s logistics activities – particularly with regard to industrial business – and to optimize existing processes and significantly increase delivery speed. www.schaeffler.com 14 MDA Technologies 2/2015 Igus-Englisch.indd 1 10.03.2015 14:54:12

HAWE plant in Kaufbeuren passes EHS audit Hawe Hydraulik SE, Munich, had its new plant in Kaufbeuren undergo a first external EHS audit (EHS: Environment, Health, Safety). The audit was undertaken by an external certification agency, Intechnica Cert GmbH from Nuremberg. The Kaufbeuren site was examined pursuant to the environmental management standard ISO 14001, the energy management standard ISO 50001 and the occupational health and safety assessment system OHSAS 18001. www.hawe.com Business start of Ringspann Nordic In order to offer Nordic customers better service and to grow business in North Europe, Ringspann GmbH has set-up a new subsidiary. Ringspann Nordic AB will cover Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the Baltic countries. Product groups will include Power Transmission, Workholding as well as Remote Control Systems. The new company has started operation in January. Its office and warehouse are located in Trosa, Sweden, around 70 km south of Stockholm. www.ringspann.com Vacon to open a sales office in Turkey The global AC drives manufacturer Vacon will strengthen its market position in Turkey and ability to offer customerdriven services there by opening a sales office in Istanbul this November. Turkey is the 31 st country where Vacon will establish an office of its own. “Vacon has already been present in Turkey for many years via its distributor, installed base and strong after-sales support. GATES DIVERSIFIED PRODUCT RANGE Engineered for superior performance, reduced downtime and a cleaner environment. › Hydraulic system components › Belt drive components › Industrial hoses To learn more, visit Gates.com/europe. HANNOVER MESSE –MDA - HALL 024 B18 (3) Now the time is ripe for us to establish a sales office of our own and grow our existing network,” says Emre Gören, Managing Director of Vacon Turkey. Vacon’s own office in Turkey is a clear sign of the company’s determination to further strengthen its foothold in the country. The Turkish AC drives market has a good growth potential. The major business areas in Turkey for Vacon are the construction industry, infrastructure, shipbuilding, and energy efficiency applications. www.vacon.com POWERING PROGRESS Gates.com/europe

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