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Technical News

Support for the Instrumentation of Process Valves and the Initialization of Electronic Valve Attachments by Gemü
The new Gemü PLC-based multifunctional case is use...The new Gemü PLC-based multifunctional case is used for operating (independently of plants), programming and initializing the automated devices mounted on the process valves.

Exhibitions + Conferences

IFAT 2018: The Food and Beverage Industry as Promising Playground for Environmental Technology
Green technologies enjoy a special significance in...Green technologies enjoy a special significance in the food and beverage industries, particularly as water is a key resource in these sectors. Hence, these industries become important target groups for the offering at the environmental technology exhibition IFAT 2018. The world’s leading trade fair will take place at Munich’s exhibition center from May 14 to 18.

IFAT 2018: From Well Construction to Phosphorus Recovery
The first exhibitor announcements at the IFAT Medi...The first exhibitor announcements at the IFAT Media Dialog already showed: IFAT 2018 will cover all aspects of modern water and wastewater management. Expanded by two additional halls, which are fully occupied already, the World s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management will take place at Munich’s exhibition center from May 14 to 18.

Record-Breaking 2018 AHR Expo Smashes Six All-Time Highs
World’s largest HVACR event soars to new heights in visitor and total attendance, exhibitors, exhibit space and countries represented. By any measure, the 2018 AHR Expo, was an unparalleled success, setting six all-time highs including more than 72,000 in total attendance and 49,995 registered visitors, both records.

IFAT 2018: Preview of Novelties in Waste, Recycling and Municipal Technologies
Expanded by two additional halls, this year’s IFAT...Expanded by two additional halls, this year’s IFAT will take place from May 14 to 18 at Munich’s exhibition center. At the world’s leading trade fair, more than 3,100 exhibitors will demonstrate the state of the art in water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. At the IFAT Media Dialog held in January, participating companies gave an outlook on their trade fair innovations.

Books + Papers

New Bitzer Customer Magazine with a Focus on Electronics
In the 2-2017 issue of its digital Compact custome...In the 2-2017 issue of its digital Compact customer magazine, Bitzer, the specialist in refrigeration compressors, provides information in German and English about interesting innovations at the company and in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry. This issue focuses on the topic of electronics at Bitzer and features reports on the company’s sites in the US and Asia, successfully implemented references and well-founded technical articles.


Atlas Copco Appoints Gisela Lindstrand as SVP Corporate Communications
Atlas Copco has appointed Gisela Lindstrand as Sen...Atlas Copco has appointed Gisela Lindstrand as Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Governmental Relations, and member of Group Management. Gisela Lindstrand will start in her new position latest May 31, 2018.


Financial News

Impact of Free Trade on the $400 billion Combust, Flow and Treat Industry
After World War II the U.S. led the way to world prosperity with the attitude that a rising tide lifts all boats. The better each country does, the bigger the potential market. Now the world is facing trade restrictions which are based on the opposite philosophy.

Parker Hannifin Sets New Target of 19% Segment Operating Margins by 2023
Parker Hannifin Corporation reviewed progress being made under the new Win Strategy and provided an update to its five-year financial performance targets at an investor meeting in New York. The Win Strategy is the Parker business system and establishes goals for engaged people, premier customer experience, profitable growth and financial performance.

GFs Growth Well Above Target
GF grew substantially in all regions in 2017 with China showing the highest rates of growth and overall sales reached CHF 4‘150 million, an 11% increase.

ABB Positioned for Profitable Growth
Transition delivers streamlined and strengthened portfolio and operations.

Acquisitions + Mergers

Atlas Copco Acquires British Company Walker Filtration Ltd
Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has acquired Walker Filtration Ltd. The company is a British manufacturer of equipment for the treatment of compressed air, gas and vacuum.

Xylem Announces Acquisition of EmNet, LLC
Xylem announced that it has acquired EmNet, LLC, a rapidly growing provider of smart solutions that enable municipalities to manage the urban water cycle and wastewater and stormwater systems.

Contracts + Case Stories

Vacuum Specialist Leybold Supports Swissloop Team
ETH Zurich students have won the SpaceX competitio...ETH Zurich students have won the SpaceX competition of US entrepreneur Elon Musk with their Swissloop concept against thousands of other teams.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Supplies Vacuum Solutions for the World s Largest and Most Powerful Particle Accelerator
Pfeiffer Vacuum has received yet another major ord...Pfeiffer Vacuum has received yet another major order for turbopumps and turbo pumping stations from CERN.

Sustainable Cooling for a Famous Manufacturing Production Plant in Switzerland
Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems...Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems, through its brand Climaveneta, has supplied the cooling system to the Victorinox Swiss Army Watch in Delémont, Switzerland.


Alfa Laval Wins Prestigious Green4Sea Technology Award for Ballast Water Treatment System
Alfa Laval was among the recipients of the third a...Alfa Laval was among the recipients of the third annual Green4Sea Awards, which recognize outstanding performance in fostering environmental excellence and sustainable shipping.


Pentair Announces New Innovation Center in Apex, N.C.
Pentair has announced an expansion with plans to build a new, state-of-the-art innovation center in Apex, North Carolina.

BPMA Membership Continues to Grow
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and related pumping equipment on both the domestic and international stage, reports continued growth in its membership numbers, with another three companies recently joining the organisation.

German Pump Major Homa Seals JV with India’s Ekki Pumps for India and Neighbouring Markets
Homa and Ekki Pumps are pleased to announce their ...Homa and Ekki Pumps are pleased to announce their International Joint Venture alliance. Ekki and Homa have signed an agreement to create a focused waste water joint venture pump company, based in India to serve India and its neighboring markets.