Rockwell Automation inks deal for Italy’s ASEM
February 20, 2020Rockwell Automation Inc. has signed a purchase agreement to acquire digital automation technologies provider ASEM S.p.A.
IFR releases ‘Top Trends 2020 Robotics’
February 19, 2020The International Federation of Robots (IFR) has forecasted an uptick of 2 million industrial factory robotic units in the next two years.
Scanfil CEO: ‘Our operations are making good progress’
February 19, 2020The last quarter of 2019 was the strongest one for the EMS provider. Scanfil recorded a turnover of EUR 155 million, a growth of EUR 15 million or 10% year-over-year.
Teslas German venture comes to a halt following court order
February 17, 2020A court in Germany has ordered the US electric carmaker to stop clearing the forest at its future location outside Berlin.
Garz & Fricke acquires Keith & Koep
February 14, 2020Hamburg-based Garz & Fricke Group has acquired Keith & Koep GmbH, located in Wuppertal, Germany. With this move, a new powerhouse for ARM-based embedded technologies in Europe has been formed.
Arçelik A.Ş files IP lawsuit against LG
February 14, 2020Arçelik A.S, owners of the Beko and Grundig brands, filed a lawsuit against LG Electronics and its subsidiaries in Germany and France for patent infringement in relation to the unlicensed implementation of the company’s direct drive technology in LG Electronics’ “6 Motion” washing machines.
BASF to set up cathode active material production in Germany
February 12, 2020BASF is planning a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, as part of its multi-step investment plan to support the European electric vehicle (EV) value chain.
Cepton nails major funding from Koito
February 11, 2020Lidar technology specialist Cepton Technologies Inc. has secured USD 50 million in Series C funding from Koito Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a Tier 1 provider of automotive lighting systems.
Atlas Copco to partner with German machine vision specialist
February 10, 2020Atlas Copco and German company, ISRA VISION AG, have signed a Business Combination Agreement (BCA) to create a new division for ISRA VISION within the Business Area Industrial Technique.
PCB Connect opens new office in United Kingdom
February 06, 2020PCB Connect, the Swedish PCB supplier, has opened a new office in United Kingdom, located in Devizes Wiltshire.
Enics names new Chief Operations Officer
February 04, 2020Enics is strengthening its operations to further improve its abilities as a EMS provider via the appointment of a new COO.
Saft & PSA to invest millions in European battery manufacturing
February 03, 2020Total, through its affiliate Saft, and PSA with Opel, are announcing their plan to combine their know-how to develop EV battery manufacturing activity in Europe. The partners intend to establish a joint venture named Automotive Cell Company (ACC).
TDK Ventures invests in electric air mobility company AutoFlightX
January 31, 2020TDK's subsidiary, TDK Ventures, has made an investment in eVTOL air-cargo and air-taxi company, AutoFlightX.
Czech company acquires German PCB manufacturer
January 28, 2020Gatema a.s. has completed the biggest acquisition in its history to date. The Czech Republic-based company has purchased Germany's Kubatronik – Leiterplatten GmbH Company, a company focused on the development and manufacturing of prototype and test boards.
Eltas new plant paves way for more complex electronics
January 28, 2020Slovenian electronics specialist Eltas recently inaugurated its new production facilities in Šentjernej. An investment that will see them expanding their product portfolio to include more advanced solutions.
Jenoptik to acquire 100% of Spanish company
January 27, 2020Jenoptik is strengthening its position as a full-service provider of automated manufacturing solutions via the acquisition of Spanish company INTEROB. The contract was signed on January 25th and is expected to close in the coming weeks. The purchase price was slightly less than twice the revenue in 2019.
Bosch increases its stake in fuel-cell expert Ceres Power
January 24, 2020Bosch has increased its stake in Ceres Power from 3.9% to circa 18%. Bosch’s total investment in the company will be approximately 90 million euros.
Haldex Heidelberg staff urges management to reconsider the closure
January 24, 2020It was back in October of 2019 that Haldex announced that it was streamlining its production in Europe, a decision that would see the move of production from Heidelberg in Germany to Szentlörincskáta in Hungary.
Hanwha Precision Machinery launches tech centre in Germany
January 23, 2020Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas' – formerly Samsung C&T Automation – unit, Hanwha Precision Machinery, has launched an integrated tech centre for Europe in Germany to accelerate its global expansion.
Sono Motors hits its target - community funding worksLoad more news
January 22, 2020The Munich-based mobility provider Sono Motors has successfully completed the extension of its campaign to finance the company and has exceeded its target of EUR 50 million.