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Cargotec's Kalmar SmartPort automation is key at Global Container Terminals' quay

Helsinki, 10/12/2012 - Global Container Terminals in New Jersey plans to implement Cargotec's Kalmar SmartQuay solution for six quay cranes as part of an ongoing automation project. The SmartQuay solution improves productivity during vessel operations and is delivered in partnership with APS Technology Group, part of the Kalmar SmartPort Alliance. The system automates data capture for all container movements, automatically builds ship plans and provides tools for managing traffic at the quay. The crane solution utilizes optical character recognition (OCR) technology to automate data capture for all container movements. Global Container Terminals is also implementing APS MatchMakerTM solution to automatically associate containers to terminal-owned trucks during handoff, and the APS X-ClerkTM exception handling system. more...


Södra acquires flooring manufacturer Föllinge Golv

Åbyhøj, 10/12/2012 - Södra Interiör is acquiring flooring manufacturer Föllinge Golv AB. The company is situated just north of Östersund, employs six members of staff and produces around 40,000 square metres of solid wood flooring per year. Södra Interiör will be taking over on 1 January 2013. more...


Lessons from a successful tradeshow

Galten, 05/12/2012 - The experience of STARCO Shaad at the recent Agrama trade show in Switzerland give important pointers about product focus. more...


CrazyDrill Flex receives Outstanding Innovation Award

Agno, 04/12/2012 - CrazyDrill Flex is one of the outstanding innovations to have emerged from Switzerland’s manufacturing industry in the past two years. That is the opinion of the judges responsible for the Prodex Award, Switzerland’s most prestigious manufacturing and production prize. more...


New CFO at Waberer’s International Inc

Budapest, 03/12/2012 - György Wáberer appointed dr. Erzsébet Antal as the new Chief Financial Officer at Waberer’s International Inc. Being a highly experienced professional in the field of financial and business management of large organizations and multinational companies, her primary mission is to further improve the efficiency and prepare the IPO of Europe’s sixth largest road freight company. more...


Waberer’s expands also in the domestic marketplace

Budapest, 29/11/2012 - Waberer's Logistics Ltd – entirely owned by Waberer’s International Zrt Inc. - and Szemerey Transport Inc. unify their complex logistics services and create Hungary’s largest domestic logistic power. The transaction will be realized through the exchange of company shares and stocks. Waberer’s Logistics Ltd., one of Hungary’s most important players in logistics will obtain 60% of Szemerey Transport Inc.’s stocks, and the leader of the Hungarian refrigerated freight and distribution market will obtain control over 40% of Waberer’s Logistics Ltd.’s shares. The agreement including the above was signed by György Wáberer and Lóránd Szemerey in Budapest, while the documentation regarding the licensing process of the transaction was submitted to the Hungarian Competition Authority. more...


Rockwell Automation Awarded $21.7 Million Contract From U.S. Navy for Control Systems and Engineering Support Services

Milwaukee, 26/11/2012 - Today announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company a $21.7 million contract for programmable automation controllers, variable frequency drives, software and engineering support services to operate machinery control systems onboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard surface ships. The award enables the Navy and other Department of Defense agencies to acquire engineered systems and services from Rockwell Automation vital to daily and strategic shipboard operations, domestically and globally. more...


Environics ChemPro100i Handheld Chemical Detectors to Poland

Mikkeli, 21/11/2012 - Inspektoratem Uzbrojenia, the Armament Inspectorate of the Poland Ministry of Defence, has awarded a significant contract to Environics to deliver Automatic Devices for Chemical Contamination Detection for Polish Armed Forces. The contract is the largest ever in the field of handheld chemical detection for the Ministry of Defence in Poland, including nearly 100 pcs of Environics ChemPro100i Handheld Chemical Detectors. more...


Nordic ID signes a cooperation agreement with Russian Future Store Project

Salo, 20/11/2012 - In June 2011, the three largest Russian companies – Corporation “RUSNANO”, OJSC “SITRONICS” and the leader of the Russian retail X5 Group - , signed the “Future Store” Project Investment Agreement in St. Petersburg. The key objective of the project is the creation of technological solutions for RFID technology implementation and operation for retail, and the investment for the project will reach 350 Million rubles. more...


Change in Mikron Group’s Board of Directors

Biel, 20/11/2012 - Next year, Prof. Dr. Peter Forstmoser, a longstanding member of the Mikron Group's Board of Directors, will reach the age limit defined in the Group's Organizational Rules and will therefore step down from the Board with effect from the Annual General Meeting on April 9, 2013. The Board of Directors will propose that the Annual General Meeting elect Dr. Andreas Casutt to the Board. Casutt is a partner in the well known law firm of Niederer Kraft & Frey. more...


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amplus AG

A plus for the internet

The world wide web has continued its ascent in popularity and is considered a must in all spheres of life. It allows businesses to attract custom and new ventures to source financing. Research calls on the input of thousands of online participants. More, accessible information calls for faster and stronger internet connections, and amplus AG is up to that challenge. Nothing less than the cutting edge is good enough for the tech company.

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