Saturday, September 30, 2023

Carbonix scales-up drone production with Quickstep manufacturing deal

Australian drone manufacturer and solutions provider, Carbonix, is partnering with Quickstep Holdings, Australia’s largest independent manufacturer of aerospace composites to manufacture aerostructures for its Volanti drones. Volanti is Carbonix’s smallest all electric fixed-wing VTOL UAV (Vertical take-off and landing Un-crewed Aerial Vehicle). The deal is the foundation of a broader manufacturing partnership which will, in future, include all Carbonix platforms.
Patrick Keese, Executive Vice President and President of Floor Covering Business at Milliken & Company

Milliken appoints Patrick Keese to lead its Floor Covering Business

Milliken & Company, a diversified manufacturer with a portfolio of textile, specialty chemical, floor covering and healthcare innovations, named Patrick Keese as its Executive VP and President of Milliken’s Floor Covering Business. Effective July 25, Keese will lead Milliken’s international floor covering operation, spanning four continents and 290 product collections.
Prakash Govindan, COO of Gradiant

Gradiant acquires Advanced Watertek to expand manufacturing capabilities

Gradiant, a global solutions provider for advanced water and wastewater treatment, announced it has acquired Advanced Watertek, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and service provider for membrane-based water and wastewater treatment systems. This strengthens manufacturing resources for Gradiant’s custom-designed and integrated systems, which represent the leading edge of water & wastewater treatment for solutions in desalination and water reuse, minimum and zero liquid discharge, and resource recovery.

Lenovo opens first European in-house manufacturing facility in Ullo, Hungary

Lenovo has opened the doors to its first in-house manufacturing facility in Europe. Based in Ullo, Hungary, the factory focuses on building server infrastructure, storage systems and high-end PC workstations used by clients across Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions.
Left to Right: Jessica Stone, Director of Supply Chain in Hesston, KS; Rachel Giannini, VP of Communications, Chief Communications Officer; Tim Millwood, SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer; Maria Aleman, Production Supervisor; Russ Haug, Senior Manager of Operations; Ivory Harris, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer; Eric Fisher, VP Manufacturing, NA; Julie Reese, Corporate Communications Director

AGCO production supervisor Maria Aleman wins Women MAKE Award

AGCO Corporation, Your Agriculture Company, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and precision ag tech, announced Women in Manufacturing, has named Maria Aleman, production supervisor at AGCO’s Hesston, Kansas facility, a recipient of the 2023 Women MAKE Award. This honor recognizes women leaders in the industry and encourages them to lift up the next generation of female talent to pursue manufacturing careers.
Eric Hansotia, AGCO’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

AGCO Corporation brands recognised with ten AE50 Awards from ASABE

AGCO Corporation, the manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and ag tech firm, received ten AE50 Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for 2023. Each year, an engineering experts panel recognizes the 50 most innovative designs in engineering for the food and agriculture sector. The awards span the firm’s portfolio, like Fendt, Fuse, Intelligent Ag, Massey Ferguson, and Precision Planting.

Elite Robots coming back strong to Automatica with new top-of-the-line cobots and strategic global...

The world-renown trade fair for smart automation and robotics returns to Munich this year on June 27-30 to bring together the latest developments in industrial automation. Elite Robots will present a range of cutting-edge end-to-end solutions, developed in collaboration with its local partners, at HALL B4 - Booth 311. And the spotlight will undoubtedly be on the new top-of-the-line products launched by Elite Robots in 2023: EC64-19 and CS620.

Divi’s Labs turns to Juniper Networks for automated network infrastructure

Juniper Networks, a secure, AI-driven networks provider, announced that Divi’s Laboratories, one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) companies globally, has selected Juniper to deliver highly available, ultra-reliable networking solutions across its manufacturing operations, the largest API manufacturing facilities in the world.

PCI announces multi-million dollar expansion to UK manufacturing hub

PCI Pharma Services (PCI), a contract development and manufacturing firm (CDMO), announced a significant expansion of its world-class facility in Tredegar, Wales, UK, designed to help keep pace with the market growth of powerful, targeted oncology therapies.
Patrick Qian, Chief Executive Officer of Quectel

Quectel breaks ground for its new innovation headquarters in Shanghai

Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global IoT solutions provider, announced breaking ground for its new innovation Headquarter in Shanghai and also recently celebrated a significant milestone with the opening of its new Global Intelligent Manufacturing Center (GIMC) in Changzhou. Delivering advanced IoT automation, the new Global Intelligent Manufacturing Center facility features a fully functioning manufacturing production line that combines latest technologies, including edge intelligence, machine learning, robotics and machine vision solutions built with Quectel’s latest smart module technologies which significantly expands manufacturing capabilities to guarantee supply and reassure product quality for global customers.