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Worldwide News Mann+Hummel establishes new office in Colombia In February 2017, Mann + Hummel opened an office in Bogota and therefore for the first time has its own business premises in Colombia. The filtration specialist with headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany has already opened a sales company in the South American country in November 2016. They will primarily support automotive aftermarket customers and industrial customers in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Products and solutions of the brands Mann - Filter and WIX Filters will be provided. As a result of this new location, the company is now represented in South America with 9 locations in 4 countries. Josef Parzhuber, President & GM Automotive Aftermarket at the Mann + Hummel Group says: “After Brazil and Argentina, Colombia is the third largest economy in South America and its automotive market is characterized by a significant growth potential. This allows us to strengthen our position at the continent. We are close to our customers in terms of location and the solutions we offer.” Kisssoft acquired by Gleason US manufacturer Gleason has acquired Kisssoft, the Swiss developer of design software for tooth systems and gearboxes. Gleason reports that together they will be able to “offer added value by directly connecting drafting and production know-how,” adding that design efficiency can also be “radically improved” now. The entire management and staff of Kisssoft are being acquired. Gleason is a leading provider in the development and manufacturing of machines for the production of gears including accessories, automation solutions and plastic gears. Siemens Mechanical Drives division to become independent Siemens is restructuring its Mechanical Drives division. To expand its scope of action, it will act in the future as an independent company. The reason for this is that the market environment is currently marked by weak growth, which is associated with growing competition from the Asian region, excess capacities and accompanying price pressure. Siemens is also planning to invest in its locations worldwide and its product portfolio. With two brands on the market, Flender and Winergy, the Mechanical Drives (MD) division focuses primarily on applications with high torques such as wind energy and the cement industry. The business division has about 6000 employees worldwide and belongs to the Process Industries and Drives division. NEWS AND MARKETS tailor made in germany. The internal gear pump EIPS3. Visit us: Hall 21, Booth D39 Faulhaber strengthens its presence in Malaysia Products and services of Faulhaber drive systems have been distributed in Malaysia by Faulhaber Malaysia Sdn Bhd. since January 2017. The recently founded sales company is headquartered in Penang. “The Malaysian market has become increasingly important for us,” explains Marcus Remmel, Sales Director of Faulhaber and Managing Director of Faulhaber Malaysia. “On the one hand we have business transfers to Malaysia, on the other hand there is a growing demand for products offered by domestic companies. The company’s own new branch brings our customers even closer. We are looking forward to exchanging ideas with them in extensive discussions about our joint development efforts for products tailored to individual customers. Our presence on site will be a milestone in the further development of the Malaysian market.” WORLD OF INDUSTRIESMOTION, DRIVE & AUTOMATION 2/2017 Eckerle.indd 1 08.03.2017 09:50:36

WEG acquires steam turbine manufacturer in Brazil Drive technology manufacturer WEG has acquired TGM, the Brazilian manufacturer of industrial steam turbines and gearboxes. Located in the state of São Paulo, the company is a leading provider of drive solutions for generating electrical power in South America. TGM drives are used mainly to generate electrical power from thermal and renewable energy sources, especially wind energy. The company also produces mechanical gearboxes for fans, blowers, shredders, water pumps, grinders, sugar cane straightening machines, turbo compressors and fans as well as industrial processes. In addition to the headquarters in Sertãozinho, the company has two branch offices in the Brazilian cities of Maceio and São José dos Campos, as well as an office in Nuremberg, Germany. The company has about 1000 employees, including 75 at the office in Germany, TGM Kanis Turbinen. Reintjes opens a new office in England Drive specialist Reintjes is pleased to be able to offer its customers around the world another contact point in the market. The new Reintjes Britain & Ireland office was the outcome of the previous sales partner, European Marine and Machinery Agency, shutting down in the mid 2016. With headquarters in South England, the new branch will be serving the markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The office will be managed by the Reintjes Benelux subsidiary in Antwerp, Belgium. Philip Martin will take over management on site, bringing with him many years of experience in the drive sector. Before coming to Reintjes, Philip Martin’s responsibilities included the United Kingdom and Ireland markets for MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd, including both slow and medium-fast running engines as well as turbochargers, propellers and drive systems. Schaeffler’s net income for 2016 rises by 45 %, creates 2,500 new jobs Global automotive and industrial supplier, Schaeffler continued its successful run in 2016. The company increased its revenue to € 13.3 billion. At constant currency, this represents a growth rate of 3.4 %. Net income of the parent company increased by 45 % to € 859 million. The company lowered its net debt by € 2.3 billion in 2016. Last year, Schaeffler invested around € 1.1 billion for capacity expansions and machinery. The company also generated around 2,500 new jobs. The Automotive division for Schaeffler was the main driver of growth with 6 % revenue rise at constant currency. The Industrial division declined in a challenging market environment. Its revenue declined by 4.8 %. Region-wise; Revenue in Europe was up 1.8 %, the Americas were stagnant and driven by the automotive business, revenue in the Greater China and the Asia/Pacific region increased by 13.3 % and 4.7 %. © GÜDEL More power ! ROBA ® -guidestop rail brakes –more braking force –more holding force –more safety Visit us at: Hannover Messe, Hall 25 Booth D30 your reliable partner MAYR.indd 1 16.03.2017 10:28:26 WORLD OF INDUSTRIESMOTION, DRIVE & AUTOMATION 2/2017


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