Bystronic acquires majority interest in automation specialist

To serve growing demand from manufacturers for automation in sheet metalworking Bystronic is acquiring a 70 per cent share of Antil S.p.A., Milan, an Italian manufacturer of automated sheet metal handling plant. The majority shareholding will enable Bystronic to expand its existing range of automation technologies to include machine loading and unloading, robot-assisted bending, material storage and allied services.

Mollart Engineering expands sales team

Anthony Westwood has been appointed technical sales engineer for Mollart Engineering covering England and Wales as the Chessington, Surrey based company further expands its sub-contract and tooling operations.  As part of his responsibility he will also provide customer support to the deep hole drilling and honing machine sales operations in the area.

STUDER wins award in China

Fritz Studer AG, wins a user satisfaction award in China. This prize was awarded by the “AI Automobile Production” magazine during the Chinese Engineering Fair CIMES in Beijing. In total, 38 products and solutions for the automotive industry won awards.

Joint venture promotes high-temperature magnetic clamping

The Hilma division of German workholding specialist, Roemheld, has entered into a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with long-term co-operation partner, Rivi Magnetics, Sassuolo, Italy. The JV company, Roemheld Rivi GmbH based in Hilchenbach, Germany, intends to leverage both partners’ expertise to develop new applications for magnetic clamping technology and penetrate global markets more comprehensively.

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