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Himoinsa and All Generating

open a new logistics warehouse

in Bucharest

Power generators and lighting towers manufac-

turer Himoinsa together with its distributor in Ro-

mania, All Generating, has officially opened a new

logistics warehouse in Ilfov, Bucharest. The facility

allows to serve markets like Albania, Bulgaria, Croat-

ia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia.

The building occupies 1500 sq. m and has a

large generator storage area, which will help cut

delivery times and offer a fast local service and

spare parts distribution point.

"The facility will offer lighting towers and gener-

ators with a wide power range, primarily 20 to

500kVA, as these models are the most popular in

this region," stated EMEA Region Direcor of Himoin-

sa Guilermo Elum at the official opening ceremony.

Himinosa has been present on the Romanian

market since 2010. It has worked on the supply of

a set of transformators for Transgaz, the national

company responsibe for gas transportation, which

include emergency power to the control centres in

the handling stations.

A deep conversion complex to be

made at Gazprom's Pancvo

Refinery in Serbia

Gazprom Neft has started the construction of a

new deep conversion complex (DCC) with delayed

coking technology through Naftna Industrija Srbije

(NIS), who is 56-percent owned by the company.

The new complex will be situated at Pancevo Re-

finery and will have a capacity of 2000 tonnes per

day, allowing conversion rate to reach 99,2%. Addi-

tionally, the refinery's production of high-quality die-

sel duel is forecast to increase by more than 38%.

The project is a substantial part of the second

phase of Gazprom Neft's major programme to mod-

ernize the refining capacity at NIS. The total invest-

ment for this projects amounts to over EUR 300

million, making it the current largest investment

project in Serbia. It is expected to be completed

somewhere in 2019.

Within the project NIS will commence produc-

tion of petroleum coke (pet coke) which is current-

ly not produced in Serbia. Once the complex be-

comes operational, the refinery will cease the pro-

duction of high-sulphur fuel oil (mazut), which will

result in improved environmental performance and

will enable Serbia to meet its international obliga-

tions in limiting the use of high-sulphur fuels.

Source: Gazprom Neft

Source: Himoinsa

nology for secure data transfer, new business mod-

els and much more. Almost half of all attendees

expressed an interest in milling machines, machin-

ing centres and flexible manufacturing - 44%, while

38% were interested in lathes. 33% were looking

for precision tools, workpiece/tool holders, 24% for

measuring technology and quality assurance, 21%

for industrial electronics and robotics, and another

21% for software, manufacturing and process au-

tomation. Another major point of interest was the

topic of additive manufacturing, which mirrored the

interests of a fifth of the show's attendees.

A promising economic environment

surrounded the event

The record participation and an incredible amount

of signed deals during EMO Hannover 2017 were

accompanied by a promising economic environ-

ment with key economic indicators pointing up-

wards. British-based Oxford Economics, the fore-

casting partner of the German Machine Tool Man-

ufacturers' Association (VDW), which produces

EMO, revealed that industrial production and in-

vestment on the part of the machine tool industry's

main client industries is expected to grow this year

by 3,4 to 5,6 percent. Asia is expected to take the

lead with a 6,5% investment growth, followed by

Europe and the Americas. At the same time, ma-

chine tool consumption is expected to grow at a

rate of 3,2%, Europe being in first place here with

growth of 4%.

"The southern European nations of Italy and

Spain, but also France - all three large machine

tool markets within Europe - continue to be stable

drivers of European growth. Asia is expected to in-

crease its machine tool consumption by 3,5% in

2017. On the one hand, China has emerged from

its dry spell and is expected to grow at a rate of

3,9%", added the experts from Oxford Economics

in an official statement.

In Germany, the situation is just as positive, with

production up 3% and employment increase by

2,3%. As for the Americas, analysts are expecting

the machine tool market to stabilize there following

the downturn in 2016. For 2017, the forecasts are

for 0,5% growth.

"On the whole, the international economy is

providing the ideal prerequisites for increased

sales, which can be prepared and even conclud-

ed at EMO Hannover," stated Dr. Heinz-Jurgen

Prokop, Chairman of VDW.

The show's supporting program re-

vealedevenmore technology trends

In line with the various topics of interest, the rich

supporting program of EMO Hannover gave impor-

tant insight into the present and future manufactur-

ing technology trends. The visitors were able to at-

tend a wide array of conferences seminars and spe-

cial displays which put an emphasis on Industry 4.0,

future production scenarios, additive manufactur-

ing, intelligent tools, machine safety, training for fac-

tory workers and promising markets.

One of the special displays was an aerospace

show presenting process chain in chip removal. It

was organized by The Machining Innovations Net-

work - an amalgamation of companies and re-

search institutes that have established a common

integration and partner platform in the technology

field of chip removal. This event covered the as-

pects of simulation, tools, price monitoring, machin-

ery control systems and more, explain every step

from planning to reworking.

For the first time, a special joint pavilion on start-

ups for intelligent production & product pitches was

held during the entirety of EMO Hannover. The

booth was supported by the Federal Ministry for

Economic Affairs and Energy and its purpose was

to give platform to young companies in marketing

their innovations.

An outlook for the future

The substantial rise in participation for this year's

EMO Hannover lie in the fact that after four years,

the show returned to Hanover, the venue that has

been acknowledged as an international sectoral

highlight and a superlative platform for showcasing

innovations, suggested Carl Martin Welcker. The

next iteration of the event will again be held in Han-

nover - from 16 to 21 September 2019.

Pictures Source: TLL Media