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Worldwide News Ringspann

Worldwide News Ringspann begins operations at the centre of Italian industry NEWS AND MARKETS Ringspann strengthens its international presence with new a subsidiary near Milan. Following the establishment of subsidiaries in China (2006), Benelux (2009), India (2011), Sweden (2014) and in South Africa (2015), Ringspann Italia commenced its operations in 2016 from the small town of Lainate in Milan’s industrial belt. “In the north of Italy in particular we have large base of regular customers, whom we can now supply even faster and more efficiently with our product and system solutions via our new subsidiary”, says Fabian Maurer, Managing Director, Ringspann. With the new subsidiary, which is now the company’s 12th overseas branch, Italian machine engineers and transmission manufacturers have a complete range of high-quality freewheels, brakes, shaft-hub connections, overload and shaft couplings on their doorstep as well as precision clamping fixtures and remote control systems. This location just outside Milan strengthens the company’s position in the European market in particular. “Ringspann Italia will surely not be the last of our overseas subsidiaries; we are currently setting our sights further ahead”, says the head of the company, Fabian Maurer. www.ringspann.de Arntz Optibelt Group completes plant expansion in Romania Arntz Optibelt Group has now successfully completed the construction of its facility in Tauthi Magheraus, Romania. The new facility consist of a two-storey administrative building with 1,200 sq. metres floor area, a production warehouse of 5,400 sq. metres, and a pre-production plant of 3,500 sq. metres. All things considered, the location has thus been expanded by around 10,000 sq. metres. “With the new production capacities we intend to start a three-shift operation by the end of the second quarter. We seek to increase manufacturing in 2016 by minimum 2.5 Million pieces and in 2017 by about 4 Million pieces. In the long run, the belt production in Romania is supposed to double its output” said Konrad Ummen, member of the management board of Arntz Optibelt Group. The expansion in Romania is primarily a response to the continued growth of Arntz Optibelt Group in its core business, that is, the production of drive belts. The workforce will be stepped up from currently 300 to about 375 employees by the end of the year. www.optibelt.com ruhfus.com Large-dimension hydraulic cylinders are our speciality. As a German specialist in large customized hydraulic cylinders and control systems, our precise products are in use for a long time - worldwide. Since 1907. sales@ruhfus.com +49 (0) 2131 9146

Kübler further strengthening its presence in Turkey The Kübler Group is a specialist worldwide in the fields of position and motion sensors, functional safety, transmission technology, process technology. Kübler Turkey started its activity in 2013. Since then, the company is constantly growing in the Turkish market. The increasing demand for Kübler products and service led to the decision to go on expanding the team. This development in the market demand allowed Kübler in strengthening the technical support and application consulting areas. The Company hired specialists with longstanding experience, who will from now on support the customers in all aspects. In order to meet the increasing demands and requirements of the Turkish market, the Kübler Turkey team moved to new premises in Istanbul. The Company also decided to establish a co-operation with the Robosan Company. Robosan is a system provider in the automation technology sector and offers not only individual components, but a comprehensive solution and direct advice up to the implementation of the solution. The Robosan cooperation now enhances Kübler’s competitiveness and positions itself also in Turkey as a complete solution provider. www.kuebler.com Forecasts for German machine tool industry in 2016 For 2016, the German machine tool industry is cautiously optimistic. The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), is expecting a moderate growth of 1 % in 2016. This prognosis is based on capital investment from the major customer sectors, global figures for machine tool consumption, and the order bookings at Germany’s machine tool manufacturers. The principal drivers for capital investments are traditionally the automotive industry, electrical engineering and electronics industries, metal product manufacturers, and the mechanical engineering sector. For 2016, Machine tool consumption is predicted to rise by 4.2 %. Order bookings show a moderate rise of 1 % in 2015, amounting to Euros 14.9 billion. Last year, the German machine tool industry produced machines worth Euros 15.1 billion, corresponding to an increase of 4 %, with 70% of the goods being exported. In 2015, the sector’s workforce increased by an annual average of 1.5 % to around 68,500 employees. Capacity utilisation was running at an annual average of just over 88 %. Overall, these figures show the sector has once again performed very well. Better protection EAS ® -Compact ® The airbag for your machine “In our high quality filling and packaging systems, we only integrate components that offer very high quality and reliability. Therefore, for overload protection, we have been relying exclusively on EAS ® -torque limiters by mayr ® Antriebstechnik for several years.” Markus Kröger Franz Tölke GmbH, Sondermaschinenbau. Attention! Never without an airbag for the machine. Use only EAS ® -torque limiting clutches. www.vdw.com D-87665 Mauerstetten, www.mayr.com info@mayr.com, Tel.: +49 (0) 8341/8040 your reliable partner

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