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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES - Industrial Automation 3/2017

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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES - Industrial Automation 3/2017


NEWS AND MARKETS Hannover Messe expands in North America Deutsche Messe AG has finalized two partnerships that expand its portfolio of Hannover Messe events in North America. From 25 to 28 September 2017, Deutsche Messe will co-locate five trade fairs – Industrial Automation Canada, MDA – Motion, Drive & Automation Canada, ComVac Canada, parts2clean Canada and CeMAT Canada – with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS). From 6 to 9 November 2017, Deutsche Messe will stage Industrial Automation North America and MDA – Motion, Drive & Automation North America parallel to Fabtech at McCormick Place in Chicago. “We have been very successful co-locating our Hannover Messe brands with IMTS in Chicago. Our partnership with CMTS gives us a good foothold in Canada and with Fabtech we now have a strong annual presence in the U.S.,” says Marc Siemering, senior vice president of Hannover Messe. “Our topics broaden the appeal of these two fantastic events and will attract even more exhibitors and visitors to both.” Organized by SME, CMTS showcases machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing. The biennial event takes place in close proximity to Toronto at “The International Centre in Mississauga”, Ontario, and hosts more than 700 exhibiting companies and 9,000 visitors. Hannover Fairs Canada, Deutsche Messe’s subsidiary in Canada, will organize the Hannover Messe events at CMTS. Fabtech is North America’s largest event for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing. The show is co-organized by The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l (FMA), SME, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), and the American Welding Society (AWS). In 2017, Fabtech will host more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and 40,000 visitors. Hannover Fairs USA, Inc., Deutsche Messe’s U.S. subsidiary, is responsible for the Fabtech partnership.z More information is available: CMTS: Fabtech: WORLD OF INDUSTRIES – INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION 3/2017

Worldwide News Basler expects strong growth in 2017 Basler AG, one of the leading global manufacturer of industrial cameras, is presenting today its audited annual report 2016. In line with the the strategy, in fiscal year 2016, group’s sales increased by 14 % to € 97.5 million (previous year: € 85.4 million). Basler AG grew by approximately 10 percentage points stronger than the German industry for image processing components that is statistically recorded by the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, German Engineering Federation) and thus represents a key indicator for the global market development. Therefore, in the elapsed fiscal year, Basler AG again gained market shares and expanded its market leadership. The complete annual report is available on the website of the company. Friedhelm Loh Group named a top employer For the Friedhelm Loh Group, success goes hand in hand with strong values and a sense of community. The familyowned company has a global outlook and regional roots in Haiger (Germany). It aims for international growth and is firmly committed to a value-driven corporate culture. That is why the Top Employers Institute this year again voted the Friedhelm Loh Group one of Germany’s best employers. This accolade was chiefly the result of superlative scores in the categories “Skills development”, “Communications” and “Corporate culture”. Jörg Müller, Jörg Müller, the global player’s Senior Vice President for Human Resources, is well aware that workplace digitisation will be a major issue going forward. “As our processes become increasingly integrated, all of us will develop new skills. This is an exciting task, and we will make sure all employees are fully prepared to master it,” he says. Picture: Jörg Müller (left), accepted the award from Steffen Neefe (right), Country Manager for the DACH region at the Top Employers Institute. Yokogawa promotes the development of IIoT Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841) announces that it will work with Microsoft Corporation, FogHorn Systems, Inc., Bayshore Networks, Inc., and Telit IoT Platforms, LLC to integrate their technology into an industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture for the delivery of new services. With this architecture, Yokogawa aims to transform its business model, expand its business scope, and help its customers run their businesses more efficiently. With its wide range of expertise in fields ranging from sensor technology to control logic and applications technology, Through this architecture, business process applications can be configured that enable plug-and-play sensors, sensing clouds with automatic provisioning, database clouds, historian (data storage) clouds, and application development environments to work together. These four companies each possess technologies that will be key components of this IIoT architecture. WORLD OF INDUSTRIES – INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION 3/2017


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