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Entering Iberia

This year’s Hispack show in Barcelona, Spain, will focus on four areas to help understand the challenges that are transforming packaging: sustainability, logistics, user experience...

PMC offers job satisfaction by deploying smart robot

US-based plastics injection moulding manufacturer Plastic Molded Concepts’ (PMC) has recently installed Rethink Robotics' Sawyer robot at its facility in Eagle, Wisconsin, in an...

Riverdale adds colourful automation to US facility

US-based Riverdale Global, a liquid colour management technology supplier, is nearing the completion of what it calls the first fully automated plant for manufacturing...

Festo achieves record growth and €3bn turnover

Pneumatic and electrical automation technology supplier Festo reached €3 billion ($3.6bn) turnover in 2017, with the business experiencing a record 14-15 per cent growth. International...

Industry 4.0: Perception or reality?

A study commissioned by provider of technology-enabled manufacturing solutions Protolabs, in collaboration with Censuswide, reveals that the role of web-connected industrial processes and digitisation...

Moretto in KruiseKontrol over patent dispute

Italy-based plastics automation company Moretto has won a legal dispute related to its KruiseKontrol plastics material conveying system. The European Patent Office (EPO) has now...

Revenue 4.0, Siemens states the worth of digitalisation

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has estimated that plastics manufacturers embracing digitalisation could increase revenues by approximately $40 - 60 billion. Launched at SPS IPC Drives...

Automated acquisition for Swiss firm

Swiss firm Mold & Robotics Group, which owns injection mould producer Müller, has agreed to acquire CBW Automation, based in Fort Collins, USA, and...

Orkla acquires Czech firm

Orkla has signed an agreement through its subsidiary Hamé to purchase Czech Republic-based frozen vegetable producer Agrimex. Hamé operate across the Czech Republic and Slovakia markets...

Gebo Cermex signs robot supply agreement

Packaging line manufacturer Gebo Cermex has signed a supply agreement with Chinese-owned German manufacturer of industrial robots and factory automation KUKA AG. The contract was finalised in...