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Fanuc to supply Ford plant in Cologne with 500 robots

Fanuc to supply Ford plant in Cologne with 500 robots

Automation and robotics specialist Fanuc has received another major order in the field of e-mobility. Scheduled for delivery in 2022, the company will supply Ford’s Cologne plant with around 500 robots to assist in the construction of electric car bodies.


SABIC and Local Motors cooperate

SABIC and Local Motors cooperate

With the desire to improve the circularity of large format additive manufacturing (LFAM), SABIC and Local Motors, a next-generation vehicle manufacturer, completed a joint study on the feasibility of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts and shavings from the 3D printing process.


A track-proven tire with 46% sustainable content

A track-proven tire with 46% sustainable content

At the 2021 Movin’On Summit, Michelin is set to unveil a racing tire containing 46% sustainable materials, fitted to the GreenGT Mission H24 hydrogen-powered prototype developed for endurance racing.


Oerlikon signs agreement to acquire INglass

Oerlikon signs agreement to acquire INglass

Oerlikon announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-headquartered INglass S.p.A. and its innovative hot runner systems technology operating under its market-leading HRSflow business.


Southeast Asia: a growth frontier in the new normal

Southeast Asia: a growth frontier in the new normal

A US$1-trillion loss from the pandemic, estimated by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), is an expensive lesson to learn for global economies while recovery anticipated remaining lethargic in 2021.


Arburg acquires AMK's Drives & Automation division

Arburg acquires AMK's Drives & Automation division

Strategic investment in the future: Arburg’s entrepreneurial families Hehl and Keinath have acquired AMK Arnold Müller GmbH & Co. KG and with it the Drives & Automation division as of 1st January 2021.