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Germany-based Hahn Automation Components’ linear robots, grip systems, conveyor belts and safety systems business units have merged with Wemo Automation of Sweden and will be known under the name Wemo Automation. 29 May 2015
Chinese companies and government agencies are increasingly paying attention to energy efficiency requirements, including linking approvals for new investments to equipment that reduces power consumption. 27 May 2015
Haitian International Holdings announced at ChinaPlas that it plans to triple its Germany production capacity in the next two years. It also announced it will roll out a two-platen Jupiter II Plus in the second half of 2015. The upgraded machine, with enhanced speed and injection pressure, is targeted at customers in the US, Europe and Japan. 27 May 2015
Even before Chinaplas officially opened in Guangzhou, Arburg’s booth already started attracting traffic.
20 May 2015
With fireworks, confetti and a bevy of guests flown in from around the world, Ningbo, China-based injection moulding machine maker Haitian International Holdings christened a massive new facility for its high-end Zhafir Plastics Machinery subsidiary. 19 May 2015
Brazilian injection moulding machinery group Indústrias Romi is focused on export growth amid an economic slowdown in Brazil this year that’s suffocating demand in the plastics sector, according to the company’s director for plastics processing machinery.
14 May 2015
Auxiliary equipment producer Conair Group is in talks with potential Brazilian partners to start manufacturing in the country, after beefing up its commercial operations there in the last two years, a senior executive said at the Feiplastic 2015 trade show. 13 May 2015
Turkey’s injection moulding machinery makers were unprepared for an onslaught of Asian imports 15 years ago, and found themselves nearly drowned by a wave of globalisation. 11 May 2015
Engel, the Austria-based injection moulding machine manufacturer, said it achieved total turnover in the last financial year of “more than €1bn”, while the company’s UK operation recorded a 38% increase in sales. Speaking about Engel’s global performance to the end of March 2015 the company’s chief sales officer Christoph Steger said almost all markets had contributed to the latest numbers. 8 May 2015
Georg Fischer Piping Systems bought a KraussMaffei MXH injection molding press with 3,200 tonnes of clamping force to mould extra-large pipe fittings.  7 May 2015
The five-day Plast 2015 exhibition opened at Fiera Milano today with Assocomaplast, Italy’s machine and moulds manufacturers association, urging the country to look beyond its successful export business. Assocomaplast chairman Giorgio Colombo, who is in the last year of his five-year term in the role, said solely exporting is “not sustainable” for the future of the Italian plastics market. 6 May 2015
German machinery company Reifenhäuser has announced that it has opened a new sales and service office in Sumirago, Italy. The office opened in April. 5 May 2015
Ensinger Putnam Precision Molding ordered three turnkey work cells from Wittmann Kunststoffgeräte and anticipates having them operational by mid-summer. 5 May 2015
As much or more than any plastics company in the United States, Milacron is making a big bet on India. The Cincinnati-based company announced in 2014 it was investing $30m (€27m) to expand its factories here, including doubling capacity at its Ahmedabad facility for making injection moulding and blow moulding machines. 1 May 2015
Crizaf, the Italian maker of conveying systems and related parts-handling equipment, has opened a 14,000-square-foot manufacturing operation in Durham, North Carolina, to serve the United States, Canada and Mexico. 1 May 2015

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