Bob Martin appointed new Senior Vice President Global Sales at KraussMaffei

As the new Senior Vice President Global Sales (Injection Molding, Extrusion, Reaction Process Machinery, Automation and Additive Manufacturing), Bob Martin will also be responsible – in addition to the global strategic orientation of sales – for operational responsibility for the global sales of the KraussMaffei Group. Bob Martin, who is from the US, will report to Xiaojun Cui and will based at the KraussMaffei location in Florence, Kentucky. His responsibilities include EMEA, APAC, LATAM, and China along with North America.

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Datwyler expands O-ring production to North America and Asia

“O-rings require a local production footprint as our customers are looking for more supply chain security, particularly after the pandemic,” said Richard Katona, Key Account Manager at Datwyler. “Equipping our sites in Asia and North America with this technology ensures there is consistency of supply that can be reinforced by other global sites if required. In addition, as skilled labor shortages continue to be an issue, the high level of automation associated with the process takes further pressure away from the production element, delivering high quality product with high efficiency and minimum waste.”

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Guill Tool introduces the new 500 Series crosshead with MAGS gum space adjustment

Guill Tool introduces the NEW 500 Series crosshead with MAGS gum space adjustment. The 500 Series is designed specifically for the flow characteristics and unique processing challenges of elastomeric compounds. One of the key features engineered by Guill on this new crosshead design is the mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment system. This new method of gum space adjustment allows the operator to make an effortless adjustment from a single point using a common socket wrench. No more need to struggle with multiple nuts and bolts in order to adjust gum space, which leads to faster adjustments. The visual indicator on the core tube allows the operator to see how far the gum space has been moved, making those adjustments much more accurate and repeatable.

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KraussMaffei opens new headquarters outside Munich

November 29, 2022 marked the beginning of a new era for KraussMaffei: As planned, on this day the Group took delivery of the keys to its new plant and corporate headquarters in Parsdorf from the project developer VGP. Not only does this mark the start of one of the largest relocation projects in the greater Munich area since the airport was moved from Riem to Erding in 1992, but the commissioning is above all the final and decisive building block in the modernization of the almost 185-year-old traditional group. Since 2018, the company has invested a three-digit million euro sum in four new sites in Germany and China.

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Yokohama’s ADVAN tires to come factory-equipped on the new Lexus RX

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that it is supplying its ADVAN V61 tires to Lexus for use as original equipment (OE) tires on the fifth-generation RX. The luxury SUV has undergone a complete renewal, pursuing the Lexus Driving Signature performance and next-generation Lexus design. Launched in Japan and overseas, including Europe, from this November, the new RX is being fitted with 235/60R19 103V size ADVAN V61 tires.

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Goodyear names Norma Clayton to board

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced the election of Norma B. Clayton to its Board of Directors, effective Nov. 28, 2022.
“We are very pleased to welcome Norma Clayton to Goodyear’s Board of Directors,” said Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Richard J. Kramer. “Norma’s global leadership experience in manufacturing, operations, technology, innovation and human resources will be invaluable to Goodyear and its shareholders as we build our business and fulfill our role of enabling mobility in a fast-evolving industry.”

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Global automotive off-road hoses market forecast with a CAGR of 5.4 percent

As per Fact.MR’s analysis, the global automotive and off-road vehicle hoses market is expected to expand steadily at a CAGR of around 5.4% from 2021 to 2031.Growing number of on-road vehicles with rise in demand for passenger cars, increase in material advancements by manufacturers, and rising number of manufacturing facilities, distributors, and suppliers in countries such as China, India, and the U.S. are driving demand for automotive and off-road vehicle hoses. Increasing demand for two wheelers and three wheelers in countries such as China and India is also accelerating market growth.

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