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MDA Technologies 1/2016

MDA Technologies 1/2016

Ebm-Papst buying Spanish

Ebm-Papst buying Spanish electronics specialist Ikor The ebm-papst Group, the worldwide company in fans and motors, acquired a majority shareholding in Spanish electronics specialist ‘Ikor’. In doing so, the company with its headquarters in Mulfingen Germany is boosting its competence in the field of developing and manufacturing electronics. Moreover, the acquisition is set to strengthen its market position in North America and China, among others. Andreas Gerstenberger takes charge of ContiTech’s industrial hose business Andreas Gerstenberger, former head of the European trading companies under ContiTrade’s umbrella, has now taken over as the head of ContiTech’s global industrial fluid systems business unit and the industrial hose segment. Gerstenberger has worked for Continental Corporation for 21 years and for almost half of this time has managed various organizations in North America. In his new role he will be based in the Ohio, US. Industrial Fluid Systems operates globally with around 2,500 associates at 27 locations in 14 countries. The business unit is divided into two product market segments: Industry Hose and Oil & Gas, with development, production and sales centers for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries among many others. Ikor, based in San Sebastian/Spain (€ 60 million turnover / 600 staff), has an R&D center as well as 3 modern production sites in China, Mexico and Spain. Founded in 1981, the focus of the company is the development and production of customized electronics with extensive knowledge in controls and controllers for industrial applications. “For us as system supplier, acquiring the electronics specialist IKOR means that our technology expertise and know-how is enhanced and boosted even further”, explains Rainer Hundsdörfer, chairman of the ebm-papst Group management. “The additional production capacities especially in China and Mexico lead us to expect new market potential and thus further growth.” 34 th Motek und 9 th Bondexpo shine with record number of visitors The international trade fairs, Motek and Bond-expo in Stuttgart, Germany, presented a new hall layout this year and increased the visitor count by 8 %. The expo organiser P.E.Schall informed that 38,568 visitors had access to 908 exhibitors in Motek and 112 exhibitors in Bondexpo. Even the area of the expo has increased significantly to 68,000 m 2 . The new, block type division of halls led to a situation that the visitor flow was uniform. In addition, a focus on process and system solution competence in the production and assembly automation has expanded the target group spectrum. NEWS AND MARKETS Heinrichs: A reliable partner in business for more than 80 years, ISO/ TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certified. Serving the automotive, hydraulic, machine tool and pneumatic industries with more than customized solutions! 100 million parts produced annually, including metric, BSP and UNF threads. Let us be your global partner for sealing plugs and custom-designed solutions. Heinrichs & Co. KG | Germany | It’s our turn! HydraForce moves to Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Birmingham Hydraforce, manufacturer of hydraulic clamp-in valves, customerspecific control blocks, electrohydraulic controllers and electrical vehicle controllers, has moved into a new hub in Birmingham. The specially constructed plant has an area of 11.150 m². Production and test benches are in the ground floor and the top two floors have design and sales offices as well as training rooms. There is also a new “Application Engineering Laboratory”. With this new building, Hydraforce is adding 7 000 m² of production capacity. Heinrichs-Englisch.indd 1 10.02.2016 08:28:51 12 MDA Technologies 1/2016

International Bearing Conference in Hanover Bearing world – the expert forum for the Bearings industry, is organizing an international bearing conference on 12 th and 13 th April, 2016, in the German city of Hanover. The main theme of this international event is the “Industrial Research and Science in Dialogue with Practical Application”. Bearing World addresses all aspects of bearings industry, with the aim of promoting the exchange of concepts, knowledge and experience between universities, researchers in industry and engineers in the development, design, manufacturing, and assembly of technical systems wherever bearings are involved. For more information and registration: Hannover Messe 2016: global stage for integrated industry Hannover Messe 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology runs from 25 to 29 April in Hannover, Germany. This international trade event features five parallel trade fairs: Industrial Automation, Digital Factory, Energy, Industrial Supply, and Research & Technology. The show will be jointly inaugurated by President Obama of United States along with Chancellor Merkel of Germany. As this year’s Partner Country, the U.S. along with their German partners intend on leveraging the fair to promote the TTIP free trade agreement. The TTIP promises to promote growth and employment on both sides of the Atlantic in the mechanical, electrical and the electronics industry. With a strong lineup of some 5,000 exhibitors from 70 countries, Hannover Messe proves to be the perfect stage for transparent and constructive dialogue to shape up the economic policies of the future. The lead theme of this year’s fair is “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions”. Here, the visitors can learn how they can systematically turn their production plants into smart factories, and also find solutions on how to digitalize their energy systems. As this year’s Partner Country, the U.S., will be injecting even more power and appeal to the show. Leading American companies like General Electric, Eaton, Molex, Microsoft, AT&T and IBM will present their latest solutions for advanced manufacturing. “Hannover Messe 2016 will serve as a crucible for Industry 4.0 expertise from around the world. The show delivers major gains for everyone who takes ‘Integrated Industry’ as an invitation to find out how digital integration can help them gain and maintain a competitive edge,” says Jochen Köckler, the Deutsche Messe Managing Board member responsible for the event. Video: The link for your free e-ticket: Cost down ... Life up! Lubrication-free dry-tech ® bearings – Improve technology and reduce costs: rotate, oscillate, linear motion with low friction polymer bearings from igus ® . Lubrication-free, durable and cost-effective for a variety of different applications. .eu/dry-tech ® Tel. +49-2203-9649-145 Fax -334 Mon-Fri 7 to 20 h Sat 8 to 12 h plastics for longer life ® igus-Englisch.indd 1 12.02.2016 15:01:50 MDA Technologies 1/2016 13