• 13 April 2023

    Maire Tecnimont completes the acquisition of the majority stake of Conser

    The subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont, NextChem Holding, has finalized the acquisition of an 83.5% stake of Conser, a technology licensor and process engineering design company based in Rome, Italy, as already announced last January. With this acquisition, Maire Tecnimont strengthens its leadership in...
  • 05 April 2023

    In 2022 Italian manufacturers beyond all expectations

    The year-end figures for 2022 are official and the picture painted by the Mecs Statistical Study Center, which published them, is a year worth framing: the plastics and rubber technology industry represented by Amaplast (Italian association of manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds) closed the year with a turnover of…
  • 05 April 2023

    An Italian at the helm of Kem One from next June

    The board of directors of Kem One announced the appointment of Paolo Barbieri as CEO and as a member of the board of directors as of 3 April 2023. He will succeed Laurent Lenoir who has served as interim CEO since June 2021 and will continue in his role as chairman of Kem One board of directors.
  • 22 March 2023

    Star Automation Europe in Kazakhstan

    The signing of an agency agreement with Astana-base IDS Metra Robotics brings Star Automation Europe to Kazakhstan. Specialising in industrial robotic systems, digital logistics, positioning systems and metrology equipment, IDS Metra Robotics focuses in particular on supporting companies committed to increasing their performance in production in…
  • 22 March 2023

    Lanxess continues to grow in Italy

    Despite an environment characterised by many upheavals, specialty chemicals company Lanxess continues to grow on the Italian market. Sales in 2022 reached 296.4 million euros in Italy increasing by 31.4% compared to previous year's sales of 225.6 million euros.
  • 14 March 2023

    LyondellBasell announces decision to acquire Mepol Group

    LyondellBasell and Mepol Group announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for LyondellBasell to acquire Mepol Group, manufacturer of recycled, high-performing technical compounds located in Italy and Poland, consisting of Mepol and its subsidiaries Polar and Industrial Technology Investments Poland.
  • 13 March 2023

    Gefran revenues grew by 13.3% in 2022

    The Gefran Board of Directors, chaired by Maria Chiara Franceschetti, met in the company’s offices in Provaglio d’Iseo (Brescia, Italy) and approved the company’s draft Financial Statement, Consolidated Financial Statement and Non-Financial Consolidated Statement at 31 December 2022.
  • 13 March 2023

    A two-face 2022 for Wittmann Group

    For the Wittmann Group, the fiscal year 2022 was characterized on the one hand by a high order intake, which was well above average especially during the first half of the year. On the other hand, the tight situation regarding the supply of purchased parts, in particular electronic components, prevented the realization of an increase in sales over…
  • 28 February 2023

    New co-CEO at the helm of the online Gindumac platform

    Daniel Kaiser, former Managing Director of DMG Mori, and Benedikt Ruf (on the left in the picture), Co-Founder, form the top management of the Gindumac Group as Co-CEOs and Managing Partners. In recent years, Gindumac has established itself as the leading online platform for used machinery in metal working, sheet metal and plastics processing.
  • 22 February 2023

    For a century, substance has come before style for Arburg

    In February 2023, Arburg celebrated the first three events marking "100 years of the Hehl family company". Regional guests, German and international customers and other associates closely involved in Arburg's success story were invited to the event in Lossburg. Celebrations that will also continue at the Anniversary Days...
  • 17 February 2023

    Giovanni Rivi, founder of Rivi Magnetics, passed away

    Giovanni Rivi, founder of Rivi Magnetics, passed away on 14 February. In 1968 he created the company that bears his name, first operating in the ceramic sector and later, with the entry of the second generation and the expansion of its skills and capabilities, also in other industries, such as plastics, rubber, and sheet metal forming...
  • 16 February 2023

    Biesterfeld will have a new CEO

    With effect from 1 April 2023, the supervisory board of Biesterfeld has appointed Stephan Glander as CEO of the Biesterfeld Group, a leading international distributor of plastics, rubber and specialty chemicals. Glander takes over from Thomas Arnold, who is...
  • 15 February 2023

    Preliminary consolidated results of Gefran as on 31 December 2022

    The Gefran Board of Directors met in a session chaired by Maria Chiara Franceschetti in the company offices in Provaglio d’Iseo (Brescia, Italy) to examine the company preliminary results as of 31 December 2022. Revenues amounted to 134.4 million euros, an increase of 15.8 million euros (+13.3%) over 2021 revenues of 118.6 million euros...
  • 14 February 2023

    Victrex with Hromatka also in Benelux, Greece and Austria

    With the beginning of 2023 the Hromatka Group has taken over the distribution for Victrex in the Benelux countries, as well as in Austria and Greece. With this move, the group not only expands its transnational network, but also brings Victrex, a world leader in PEEK polymer solutions, into its portfolio in the Alpine Republic...
  • 08 February 2023

    Solvay will divest its stake in Rusvinyl

    Solvay confirms it is in advanced negotiations to divest its stake in Rusvinyl, an independent 50/50 joint venture in Russia, to its joint venture partner, Sibur. In addition to the recently obtained preliminary clearance from Russian governmental authorities, the potential...