The year 2017 ends with a stable economic environment and decent general conditions for the machine tool industry. For HELLER, too, 2017 was a good year. The group’s turnover has increased by 7%. The past year’s sales mix has improved our earning power. The year-on-year changes primarily illustrate the diverse possibilities open to us in the market which we also intend to seize in the future. Worthy of special mention in 2017 are crankshaft machines, coating projects, the modification of production systems and a significantly improved single-machine business. Order intake increased by 16%, thus providing a solid basis for 2018 as well high planning certainty for 2019 due to the projects in hand. We have been able to strengthen our sales in Europe and to intensify market cultivation. The positive order intake on our home continent confirms the measures we have taken. Similar steps are being taking in the US and in Asia.
ONA will be present at the BIEMH 2018, to be held in the Bilbao Exhibition Center from May 28 to June 1; in Hall 1, Stand F03 with an exciting showing of both wire and die-sinking EDM machines. At the same time, on May 29 and May 31, it will be hosting the ONA OPEN HOUSE AND TECHNOLOGY TALKS 2018 in its headquarters in Durango.
Today’s 116th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT welcomed approx. 450 shareholders. Thus some 88% of the share capital were represented. The shareholders voted with a clear majority to adopt the resolutions proposed by the Executive Board and Supervisory Board. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board were approved for financial year 2017 by a large majority. Subsequently, the Supervisory Board today voted Dr. Eng. Masahiko Mori as its chairman. He succeeds Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Klinkner, who retires from the board on the best terms.
Following the acquisition of Plascoat Systems Limited, Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will be presenting a comprehensive portfolio of thermoplastic powder coatings at this year’s Wire (hall 14, booth F06). The world’s most important trade fair for the wire and cable industry will take place from 16 to 20 April 2018 in Düsseldorf (Germany).
The HARTING Technology Group is ready for e-mobility. At the 88th Geneva International Motor Show (March 8-18, 2018), the family-owned company will be presenting its innovative fast-charging technology on Rinspeed's Snap vehicle. Drawing on decades of experience in connection and transmission technology for data, signals and power, HARTING is an expert partner to almost all national automotive manufacturers as well as major OEMs.
The HARTING Technology Group intends to further expand its market position in North and Central America over the coming years. The comments were made by Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING Americas, in front of a group of journalists in Silao. Since 2016, HARTING has been producing overmolded cables and wiring harnesses in its own factory in the industrial city of Silao in the state of Guanajuato, and has a presence in the country's capital via a sales company. Mexico will be the 2018 partner country of HANNOVER MESSE (April 23 to 27, 2018).
KUKA Group completed the 2017 financial year successfully and was able to surpass the previous year’s results by a considerable margin in some cases. “We continued to profit from the digitization trend over the past year. The demand for intelligent automation solutions remains strong,” states Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG. “At the same time, we have had to set the right course for a successful future. To a significant extent, our success is founded on our investments – in key technologies and innovative products for Industrie 4.0, in partnerships, in new business segments such as consumer robotics, and in the growth market of China,” he stressed.
DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT achieved record figures in financial year 2017 in order intake, sales revenues and free cash flow. Earnings also rose markedly. The high demand for our innovative machines and technology solutions continued. Order intake rose by +16% to € 2,754.8 million (previous year: € 2,369.9 million). Adjusted for the effects of the realignment in 2016 − including the changes to the sales and service organization in Asia and America − order intake rose even by as much as 23%. The worldwide machine tool consumption rose by 4.5%. Hence DMG MORI has grown stronger than the market. Sales revenues rose by +4% to € 2,348.5 million (previous year: € 2,265.7 million). Adjusted for realignment effects, sales revenues grew by +9% compared with the previous year. This development shows that by concentrating on the core business and further developing strategic future areas, DMG MORI has successfully taken and implemented the right measures. All figures are provisional and subject to audit and the approval of the financial statements by the Supervisory Board.
Already for several years now, Messe Stuttgart has taken electromobility seriously: Photovoltaics on the hall roofs, charging infrastructure at the trade fair site and electric or hybrid vehicles in the car pool are standard features.
Kick-off for K 2019: Starting now, exhibitors from all over the world can register for the world’s No. 1 trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry – the relevant documents are all available. A high-quality print version of the exhibitor invitation has been sent to all participants in the prior event K 2016 and further interested parties.
KUKA acquires Visual Components and defines the next level in intelligent automation
For more than 15 years the globally known SIGMA Plastics Group has put its trust in recycling machines from NGR, the plastics recycling machine manufacturer from Upper Austria. In December, NGR’s machine number 1,000 was delivered to a Sigma plant New Jersey.
Two strong partners are combining their know-how to speed up the development of innovative automation solutions: DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT and HEITEC AG are founding the joint venture “DMG MORI HEITEC“ – perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, the leading trade fair in Europe for electric automation.
Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market and ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, has signed a three-year European supply agreement related to the purchase of a complete range of maintenance lubricants, technical support and associated services.
For many sheet metal processing companies, the expansion of their production portfolio to include tube processing is a logical step in order to differentiate themselves from their competitors thanks to a wide production range. In future, Bystronic will support this demand with even more comprehensive solutions than they have until now. To achieve this, Bystronic is entering into a strategic partnership with the Italian specialist for laser-based tube and profile processing, TTM Laser S.p.A.
Okuma, represented in Hungary by Smartus, adds the GENOS M460V-5AX to its ever-growing portfolio. With its simultaneous 5-axis machining capability, the affordable machining centre delivers swift and efficient parts production for the tightest tolerances. When manufacturing complex aerospace components or performing one-chuck multi-sided operations, operators benefit from superior quality and capability without having to compromise to reduce costs.
FocalSpec, the Finnish expert in high-precision quality control devices, will launch their first 3D imaging and metrology system UULA at MEDICA Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. UULA can be used both in at-line quality control and in laboratories. It works especially well in measuring 3D topography and dimensions in medical device manufacturing as well as studying seal integrity of medical packages.
The CERATIZIT Group, headquartered in Mamer, Luxembourg, today announced the acquisition of the KOMET GROUP, headquartered in Besigheim, Germany, effective October 12, 2017. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities.
On 11. October 1952, 65 years ago to the day, Messe Düsseldorf opened the first K – the trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry that is still the leading event for this sector today. We are taking a look back at the year in which K began and invite you to accompany us as we return to what was both an eventful and momentous time.
EuroBLECH 2018, the 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, will take place from 23 – 26 October 2018 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. One year ahead of the world’s leading sheet metal working technology exhibition, which is once again occupying eight halls in Hanover, the stand reservation at the organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions has already begun. The last event in 2016 closed with very positive results: with 1,505 exhibitors from 41 countries exhibiting on a net exhibition space of 87,800 square metres and 60,636 visitors from 102 countries.