6-axis robots for injection molding open possibilities for manufacturers

November 19, 2022

Could robotics-led injection molding support the manufacture of medical devices? Here, Nigel Smith, CEO of industrial robot specialist TM Robotics, explains how advanced automation and robotics can help manufacturers produce medical innovations.

Continental expands its Timisoara site with a 40 million EUR investment

November 18, 2022

Continental has announced the third expansion for its Timisoara plant since 2006, naming it a ‘Mega’ factory. German producer of solutions for the automotive industry Continental announced that it completed the expansion of the electronic components factory in western Romania, with an investment value of approximately EUR 40 mln.

Latest commodity prices: November 2022

November 18, 2022

Energy prices fell 7.5% in October, led by natural gas in Europe (-34%) and the U.S. (-27.6%). Non-energy prices fell 1.2%. Agricultural prices eased 0.7%.

All iPhone 14 models are now available in Romania

October 14, 2022

Apple introduced iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, featuring two sizes — 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches — in a sophisticated design with impressive camera upgrades and groundbreaking new safety capabilities. 

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the most advanced Pro lineup ever, featuring the Dynamic Island — a new design that introduces an intuitive way to experience iPhone — and the Always-On display. Powered by A16 Bionic, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone, iPhone 14 Pro introduces a new class of pro camera system, with the first-ever 48MP Main camera on iPhone featuring a quad-pixel sensor, and Photonic Engine, an enhanced image pipeline that dramatically improves low-light photos. 

The Software Toolbox for Production and Traceability

October 13, 2022

If  you are a manufacturer, a fabricator, a processor, or even a raw materials provider, you either already have or will soon be required to provide product traceability information to your customers. The pressing production problems are now accompanied by product liability and risk management, no matter your  industry.

ANTEMIE - production of unique parts for automotive, food, forestry and pharmaceutical industries

October 10, 2022

ANTEMIE SRL is a Romanian company established in 1992, owned by Simona Antemie, CEO, and brothers Razvan Antemie and Alex Antemie.

The company offers machining services in connection with both unique and mass-production parts, design and implementation of automation solutions, from concept through commissioning, steel, stainless steel and aluminum fabrications, and cutting and sewing of industrial textiles.

How ROMBAT boosts manufacturing using smart technology from KFactory

October 09, 2022

In recent years, companies with a history in Romania have understood that collaborating with local start-ups gives an opportunity to digitalize. KFactory assisted ROMBAT, one of the most renowned industrial businesses in Romania, in digitizing its production lines.

ROMBAT has been operating on the Romanian market for over 40 years and it is the market leader in batteries for cars, trucks or motorcycles. Also, the company from Bistrița has multiple collaborations with international manufacturers being their battery supplier.

Latest commodity prices: October 2022

October 05, 2022

Energy prices fell 8.1% in September, led by natural gas Europe (-15.6%) and crude oil (-8.1%). Non-energy prices fell 1.7%. Agricultural prices eased 0.8%.

CATL announces its second European battery plant in Hungary

September 26, 2022

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) officially announced it will invest 7.34 billion euros to build a 100 GWh battery plant in Debrecen of east Hungary, which is also its second battery plant in Europe following its German plant. Subject to the shareholder meeting approval, construction of the first production facilities will start within this year.

Covering an area of 221 hectares in the Southern Industrial Park of Debrecen, the project will supply both cells and modules to European automakers. 

Toyota will convert some engine plants into battery factories

September 07, 2022

Last week, Toyota announced a $5.6 billion push to expand EV battery production in Japan and the US, which includes an additional $2.5 billion investment in its North Carolina plant. Japanese automaker Toyota laid out last week an $5.6 billion investment plan to build batteries, making moves to convert two engine and powertrain plants near its Japanese headquarters to produce EV batteries instead.

Latest commodity prices: September 2022

September 06, 2022

Energy prices gained 1,3% in August, led by coal +14,1%, and natural gas Europe +36,5%. Non-energy prices changed little as a group.

Saint-Gobain acquired V-system Elektro, expanding in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

August 20, 2022

Saint-Gobain has finalized the acquisition of V-system Elektro, a company that has been active in the Czech and Slovak markets for 20 years in the field of solutions for passive or low-energy buildings.

Kuehne+Nagel supports the construction of one of Europe’s biggest biofuel facilities

August 20, 2022

Kuehne+Nagel is to organise the heavy-lift logistics and module transportation for the hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) biofuels project for Shell plc in the Netherlands. The project will be one of the largest commercial production facilities in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste.  

Volkswagen Group will supply MEB Electric Components for Mahindra’s new Electric SUV family

August 18, 2022

Mahindra and Volkswagen Explore Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Electrification of Indian Automotive Market. Both companies will explore further potential opportunities for collaboration in India in the field of e-mobility, including Vehicle Projects, Charging and Energy Solutions and Cell Manufacturing.

Latest commodity prices: August 2022

August 17, 2022

Energy prices fell 1,3%  in July, led by crude oil -10%, while European natural gas gained more than 50%. Non-energy prices fell 8,9%.