W RLDWIDE NEWS New sales director with international expertise at NKE Austria Austrian bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH has appointed a new sales director as of April 2018. Jesús Monforte, an engineer with qualifications also in business administration, has extensive international experience in industrial product and market development. Before joining at NKE, Jesús Monforte was active at ABB and Mann + Hummel in Spain, Asia Pacific and Germany. He now brings his international expertise to the Austrian bearing manufacturer, which, together with Spanish company Fersa Bearings established the Fersa Group 2 years ago. Both NKE and Fersa are active internationally in the development, production and sales of bearings for the global automotive and industrial markets, with Fersa covering the automotive and NKE the industrial sector. The Group is represented on all continents, with 4 production sites, 6 distribution centres, 4 R&D facilities, as well as sales offices and trade partners in more than 86 countries. Engineering, product development, production and final processing of components, assembly, quality assurance, logistics, and sales and marketing are centralised at its Steyr headquarters. Turck’s new sales venture in South Africa Turck and Banner Engineering have established a new joint venture in South Africa, by acquiring RET Automation Controls, their long-standing sales partner. The name of the new sales company will be changed from RET Automation Controls to Turck Banner South Africa, and it will be managed by Brandon Topham and Garth Cubitt, previous RET shareholders. The 14 existing RET employees will also remain in the new organization to keep providing support and expertise to sales partners and customers. The joint venture in South Africa is a logical www.nke.at/en NEWS AND MARKETS On to Optimize Supply Chain with Setlog´s OSCA System www.setlog.com In order to make global delivery flows transparent, the Switzerland-based sports shoe manufacturer On AG has introduced the supply chain management software Osca. The cloud-based SCM system of Bochum-based Setlog GmbH controls all transport-relevant processes from the order to the delivery. The system replaces e-mail and Excel lists as the central communication platform for all suppliers. The first manufacturers in Vietnam went live in May and China will follow in the upcoming weeks. continuation of both the company’s dynamic internationalization process over the last years. This is the first step on the African continent, the joint ventures in South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore are not the first joint ventures of the two companies. Turck and Banner have been working together very successfully in Europe with joint ventures in England, France, and Italy. In many other regions, Turck is the sales partner for the entire product portfolio of Banner Engineering. Bild Caption: Previous RET shareholders, Brandon Topham and Garth Cubitt, will also manage the new Turck Banner joint venture in South Africa www.turck.com 8 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 5/2018
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