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Automation Technologies 2/2014

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Automation Technologies 2/2014

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News and Markets IA North America covers the whole industrial manufacturing industry From 8 to 13 September 2014, the INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION NORTH AMERICA, International Trade Show for Process, Production and Industrial Building Automation will take place for the second time. Collocated once again with IMTS and the addition of the Motion, Drive & Automation North America will make the 2014 event the most comprehensive manufacturing technology event in the Western Hemisphere. Both trade fairs drew 100 200 visitors in 2012 already, a number that may have been a new record. Considering that 91 % of the visitors were looking for products to find ideas to increase their productivity and that 65 % even actually intend to purchase within the year, the 2 nd one promises to become even more impressive. Motion, Drive & Automation (MDA) North America is also part of the package of IMTS and INDUSTRIAL AUTO- MATION NORTH AMERICA 2014. More than 109 companies from 19 countries will exhibit their products and solutions. Rittal to build new administration and logistics centre in Seoul Rittal continues to invest in East Asia: by the end of the year a new administration and logistics facility equipped with modern technology will be completed in the free trade area of Incheon Songdo in South Korea. Rittal will carry out construction work and heavily invest in the expansion of its logistics performance not only in Haiger, in the German region of Hesse, but also in South Korea. While the new centre for the international logistics of the enclosures and systems provider is currently being built in Haiger, authorisation has also been given for the construction of a new administrative and logistics facility near the South Korean capital Seoul. “With this investment, we are keeping our promise to deliver faster, better, worldwide really at a global level. Furthermore, delivery times and availability of our core products will be of standard top quality worldwide,” says Dr. Guido Stannek, Managing Director of the Purchasing and Logistics Department. The estimated construction period is nine months, and completion is scheduled in October 2014. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 2/2014

Measurement specialist Acam expands into new markets Wiska establishes subsidiary in China By founding its 6 th subsidiary, Wiska continues its international expansion strategy. Although the shipbuilding and industry supplier has already done successful business in China since 2003, Wiska is sure of further growth potential by means of the new company. “China still is a market of big economic growth. Our business success together with our local agents by now encourages us to realize our subsidiary´s economic potential”, says Ronald Hoppmann, General Manager of Wiska. The German company is putting strong focus on the industry sector. Tim Reimann, responsible for the Chinese market at Wiska: “Especially with our products ‘made in Germany’ we can establish Wiska in the industry sector.” The measurement technology manufacturer Acam, based in Stutensee, Germany, is now also represented in the Australian and Turkish markets. Since the beginning of 2014, the company has been working in Australia with Braemac, a distributor of semiconductors based in Sydney. Since December 2013, the company Turkuaz Aktif Pasif Elektronik, based in Istanbul, has been the distribution partner in Turkey. According to Acam, Turkey is currently one of the strongest growth markets for the company in the field of water and heat meters. The Australian market also offers great potential. At present, mostly positive results are being achieved in Australia for high-precision scales. The TDC (Time-to-Digital Converter) technology developed is used for high-precision scales and water and heat meters. So far, the lowpower SoCs (System-on-Chips) have been used mainly in Europe and China.