Following the application of the limitations written into Euro VI for trucks, the construction machinery sector is also preparing for new measures for reducing polluting emissions. The European Commission is getting ready to revise Emissions Directive 97/68EU for such non-road mobile machinery as front loaders, excavators, backhoe loaders and other construction machinery with the aim of...
With an investment of $US 10 million, The Italian company, Zanini Auto Group, will open a production plant in Tamaulipas to manufacture plastic automotive parts. The Secretariat of Economic Development and Tourism (Sedet) of Tamaulipas, stated that the project will generate about 240 jobs. The company plans to construct the plant in the border city of Reynosa. In a press release, the company...
The 2010 figures reported by Italian packaging machinery manufacturers show that the industry has put the crisis firmly behind its back. The sector's turnover totalled 3,759 million euro at current prices, 16,4% up on 2009, when it slumped to 3,229 million euro. Last year's turnover even surpassed that of 2007 (3,610 million euro) and was not far short from the record figure of 3,827 million...
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We are pleased to announce the winners of the Fourth Annual Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards (IMTTA). They are: Joseph Akyeampong, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, N.C.; Brandon Christeson, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Rachel Decker, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Roger Harrison, Lawrence Technological University...
Amafond, the trade association of Italian equipment manufacturers and suppliers to the metalcasting industry, on the occasion of the 12th edition of the GIFA Show (June 28 - July 2, 2011), published a new directory of its members. "Italian Foundry Technology Machinery & Products Directory, a 176-page volume, heavily bound and in full color, is available upon request to foundries and...
Italian manufacturer OMET Srl, a leading manufacturer of of narrow- and mid-web printing presses and converting equipment, opens its first US Subsidiary, OMET America Inc.  The US Operations will provide various advantages to its American, Carribean, and South American customers including: Local parts inventory, providing the shortest lead time; Technical engineers available for...
Within the next few months, Italy's MTA SpA's US subsidiary, MTA USA Corp. plans to relocate its current 5,000 square-foot office to a 30,000 square-foot facility in Schaumburg (Illinois). The expansion will add manufacturing and assembly operations, as well as an estimated five new jobs. According to Jim Feltman, vice president of development with the Schaumburg Center for Economic...
ASSOCOMAPLAST, the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers Association, will be exhibiting at the upcoming PLAST-EX Show, taking place in Toronto, from June 21 to 23 - Booth 2425. Founded in 1960, ASSOCOMAPLAST represents and promotes 170 leading Italian plastics and rubber machinery, ancillary equipment and moulds manufacturers. ASSOCOMAPLAST organizes PLAST...
Antonio Marcegaglia, the chief executive of Italian Marcegaglia predicted that hot rolled coil (HRC) price should climb up by €20-€30/ton. He analyzed that this was mainly because Japan has been recovering from the disaster and China has been developing its housing plan. Also, the prices of tubes and other final steel products would hopefully outpace an expected increase in raw material...
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Comer Group SpA, a world leader in the design and manufacture of highly engineered power transmission systems, has acquired Tecnostile, which manufactures wheel-drive gearboxes for forklifts and materials handling and other battery-operated equipment. "Tecnostile fits very well with our strategy of being a supplier of special products dedicated to OEMs in mobile equipment," says Stefano Mion,...

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