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ATS Automation Tooling Systems, a maker of factory automation systems in Cambridge, Ontario, has agreed to buy a German company M+W Process Automation and ProFocus, an automation contractor that serves manufacturing and process-based industries. 11 September 2014
Italian auxiliary equipment manufacturer Piovan SpA is eying the growing auxiliary market in India, and now plans to start assembling some equipment there before the end of the year. 9 September 2014
IPS (Intelligent Pelletizing Solutions) has announced that it has moved into new administrative and production premises in Niedernberg near Aschaffenburg, Germany. 5 September 2014
Germany-based Reimotech, a subsidiary of the Reifenhäuser Group, has announced that a major Chinese produce of strapping tapes has expanded its production capacities by purchasing a Reimotec line for the production of PP and PET strapping tapes. 3 September 2014
An undisclosed major Chinese pipe manufacturer has ordered 25 extruders from German-Austrian company Battenfeld-Cincinnati’s subsidiary, Battenfeld-Cincinnati Extrusion Systems in Foshan, China. 1 September 2014
Switzerland-based machinery company Sidel has opened a new training centre in Guadalajara, Mexico, featuring a virtual factory environment, augmented reality and authentic parts that trainees can handle themselves. 29 August 2014
Bunting Magnetics Europe, producer of magnetic products, has introduced a high-temperature metal separator for the removal of metal contaminants from the feed. The Machine-Mounted All-Metal (MMS) High-Temperature Separator can handle temperatures up to 350°C.  27 August 2014
Reiloy Westland will build a 4,180 square metre headquarters factory, as the Kansas maker of screws and barrels expands under the ownership of German machinery manufacturer Reifenhäuser Group. 26 August 2014
Some remarks that VDMA President Reinhold Festge made at a recent press conference in Tokyo turned into sensational headlines in China. 22 August 2014
Cincinnati-based Milacron plans to invest $30m (€22.6m) over the next three years in India. 21 August 2014
A German company is setting up a plastics chrome plating plant in Alabama, US. Bolta Werke said the facility will be its first in the United States for the Leinburg, Germany, firm.
20 August 2014
Austrian injection-moulding machinery company, Wittmann Battenfeld, has increased its capacity by a further 650 square metres following the commission of a new assembly hall for large machines April 2013. 15 August 2014
A standardised label has been designed by Euromap, the technical body for European plastics and rubber machinery makers, which shows the energy efficiency class of the processing machine to which it is fixed. The label, which should come into force by 1 October 2014, is part of a programme intended to make it easier for customers to compare energy efficiency between the products of different machine manufacturers. 15 August 2014
A trio of Italian plastic machinery companies has formed a network and is retaining Alliance Automation to market their products in the United States and Canada. Baruffaldi Plastic Technology, Engin Plast and Comav have formed the network called North Italian Plastic Technology, also known as NIP-Tech 15 August 2014
Husky Injection Molding Systems of Canada is filing new patents to get around its inability to enforce patent claims disputed by Athena Automation, also based in Canada. 11 August 2014


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