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Internal weld flash removal is particularly important in the manufacture of cylindrical tubes where drawing is required to improve shape tolerances, e.g. B. in silencer pipes for the automotive industry, as they are subject to severe deformation. Reason: Deburring helps reduce nicks. Therefore, the formation of an appropriately small, flat burr is crucial in order to limit the cutting forces on the inner tube scarfing device to an absolute minimum. In conjunction with state-of-the-art high-frequency generators, our impeder meets this requirement through high efficiency. The resulting improvement in service life in turn leads to cost savings through a significant reduction in downtime for tool changes. In addition, high impeder efficiency allows the welding speed to be increased, which has a positive effect on the deburring process.


As an international developer and manufacturer of internal pipe scarfing tools for longitudinally welded pipes, we have gradually achieved the world market leadership position through constant improvements and exceptional developments.Confirmation at the national level This has been confirmed several times by relevant rankings such as TOP 100, the Mannesmann Innovation Prize, the Industry Prize and the Innovator of the Year award - all of which unanimously rank Blissenbach GmbH as one of the most innovative companies in Germany.

The pioneering spirit and innovations 

have made the company the most future-oriented pioneer in the field of inner tube deburring systems and the industry leader over the last 30 years. The high-end tools, some of which are patented, were developed from the customer's perspective in order to offer pipe and system manufacturers the highest level of robustness, sustainability and cost-effectiveness for their complex production processes. Pipe producers and plant engineers around the world rely on our products, process technologies and services. They develop Ideas for their clients and the innovations are sending a clear message: Ernst Blissenbach has been at the forefront of competition for years so the customers remain viable in future. With the BLISSart® Systems any production of longitundinally welded tubes becomes safer, easier, more environmentally compatible and more economical.

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Benchmarking for the BLISSart® products focuses on the special type of people who work at the Blissenbach company. These are employees who go out of their way every single day to achieve the exceptional and thus guarantee the success of the company. They develop and produce precision internal pipe scarfing systems of the highest quality and increase the efficiency of pipe production.

Who are these people whose ideas have made Ernst Blissenbach GmbH one of the world market leaders? They are people who literally move mountains. They belong to the elite group and are the company's most valuable asset due to their high level of qualifications and know what needs to be done. They want pipe production to be sustainably successful and these experts know what is important. You understand the requirements of the market, recognize industry trends and keep customers up to date.

Added value through support in process solutions
What good does the best ID scarfing product do if it is not perfectly integrated into the existing Tube production? With the right know-how and support for process solutions on site at the customer’s site, Ernst Blissenbach GmbH ensures that BLISSart tools can be smoothly integrated into future production processes. To do this, the specialists work with their customer contacts to create a needs analysis and adapt existing processes individually to the requirements. On this ideal basis, the innovations offer maximum quality assurance and ensure risk and cost reduction through efficient systems.

State-of-the-art technology “made in Germany” shapes the ideas and helps to derive economic benefit from environmental advantages. The aim is to provide robust and sustainable ID scarfing solutions for effective production of longitudinally welded pipes. Through close collaboration with customers, these solutions are tailored to their individual needs and specific requirements.
Blissenbach innovations do not remain in the idea phase, but conquer the market and set standards worldwide. Constantly new technologies ensure an enormous competitive advantage and long-term success for our clients. The mission: to offer robust, sustainable internal scarfing solutions and shape the future of pipe production.

Advancing new technologies
ID scarfing systems from Blissenbach stand for robustness, longevity and functionality. Their perfect design and construction reduce tool-related machine downtimes, avoid rising costs and significantly increase the quality of internal pipe scarfing.
At the same time, the company is actively involved in research to improve material and production technology. Through systematic and intensive collaboration with technology centers and technical universities, we are always able to provide new impetus. Ernst Blissenbach GmbH stands for a culture of innovation that transcends boundaries.

How does innovation actually come about at Blissenbach?
In order to be able to develop efficient ID peeling systems, the latest trends in industry, research and the environment are used. This is where the inspiration for the company's innovation and technology agenda lies. But that's not all: the innovative ability of new BLISSart products, BLISSart further developments and innovation processes as well as the impact on the market with regard to customers and the international ecological balance are also regularly evaluated. This requires the willingness to change and the courage to consistently implement the changes deemed necessary.

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03/2023 | Source: DDW
Innovator of the Year 2023
Ernst Blissenbach GmbH nominated for the biggest audience award of the German economy.

09/2022 | Source: Bergische Wirtschaft
Presentation of the Ernst Blissenbach GmbH in the Official Publication of the Chamber of Commerce (IHK)
Report on the Career of Company Founder Ernst Blissenbach as an Entrepreneur as well as the Development of His Tools and the Associated Founding of a New Company.

03/2022 | Source: RGA
Award collector celebrates milestone birthday
Ernst Blissenbach GmbH from Remscheid is 25 years old.

06/2020 | Source: RGA
Remscheid Placed Twice in the Top Ten
Ernst Blissenbach GmbH is one of the two companies which received the coveted seal awarded to the most innovative SMEs – an honor bestowed on them for the fourth time already.

June 2020 | Source: Compamedia
Ernst Blissenbach Was Crowned Innovation Champion
Letting go of the old and trying new ways: As an innovative SME you cannot be afraid of change — you have to embrace it.

July 2018 | Source: Die Wirtschaft
TOP 100: Ernst Blissenbach ranks among the 3rd Time to the Innovative Elite
Mentor Ranga Yogeshwar honours Ernst Blissenbach as TOP 100-Innovator 2018

July 2018 | Source: Pressebox
TOP 100: Ernst Blissenbach GmbH is among the Leading Innovators of 2018
For Ernst Blissenbach GmbH it is already the third time that they have made it into this elite group of innovators.

May 2018 | Source: Die Wirtschaft
Interview with Ernst Blissenbach
A very good example of the generation Free Ager

July 2017 | Source: Huber Verlag
“Best of 2017” For the Third Time
Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH again recognizes Ernst Blissenbach GmbH.

June 2017 | Source: Remscheider General-Anzeiger
Ernst Blissenbach Receives TOP 100 Award For the Second Time
Blissenbach is part of the innovation elite of German KMU and impresses the Vienna University of Economics and Business with its Top Management and its climate of innovation.

May 2017 | Source: RGA Bergische Wirtschaft
Products In Demand Worldwide
Ernst Blissenbach GmbH manufactures specialty tools in Remscheid with great success.

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) will be exhibiting its award-winning fluid management technology at the Wine & Grape Symposium from January 23rd to 25th at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, California. At this leading event for enology, viticulture, and winegrape growing, WMFTS will showcase its technology at Booth 808 alongside Crush Fabricators, a custom stainless steel fabrication shop that uses WMFTS’s Certa Compact pump in their wine production.

Vintners at the show can experience first hand how WMFTS’s MasoSine Certa Sine® and Bredel line of pump solutions expand productivity and increase efficiency levels while maintaining pump quality. These pumps allow vintners to tackle complex challenges in the winemaking process, such as the handling of sensitive fluids and slurries with different viscosity levels and particulate sizes.

2024 01 05 112129Certa Sine pumps deliver a gentle pumping action that is ideal for highly viscous fluids via its sophisticated sinusoidal design. Built to the EHEDG Type EL Aseptic Class I standard with 3A and FDA certifications, these pumps are an ideal solution for winemaking, eliminating the risk of aeration and unwanted oxygenation. With a max flow rate of 1124 GPM under 217 psi max operating pressures, Certa Sine® ensures a smooth product flow.

The Certa Compact pump is the latest member of WMFTS’s family of Certa Sine pumps. With an innovative space-saving model, the Certa Compact enables 20% footprint reduction while maintaining the integrity of a premium pump. This unique pump is ideal for applications up to 87 PSI, and its novel design empowers vintners to maximize space without compromising pump quality.

WMFTS’s Bredel line of peristaltic hose pumps offers many benefits to wineries and bottling centers, with large-capacity pumps designed to handle heavy slurries with a high density of suspended particles. Peristaltic pumps ensure safe transfer of grape and berry must by pumping the must through a secure hose without seals or contact with moving parts. In addition to the transfer of must, Bredel pumps can successfully transfer wines between storage tanks and barrels by offering accurate and repeatable metering capabilities.

Visit WMFTS at the Wine & Grape symposium to see for yourself how cutting-edge fluid transfer technology can transform your business, while also providing high energy efficiency and low maintenance that leads to substantial cost savings.

About Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions is an award-winning, global leader in fluid management technology and for over 60 years has engineered components and systems for customers in the food processing and handling, pharmaceutical and industrial markets. The company is part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a FTSE 100 company. Learn more at

In line with the European Union’s push for a green transition, Volvo Car Corporation and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a €420 million financing agreement in support of the Swedish carmaker’s decision to become fully electric and carbon neutral. The operation is expected to contribute to the decarbonisation of road transport, a major source of emissions and pollution globally.

  • Volvo Car Corporation has signed a €420 million loan agreement with the EIB for the development of a new all-electric vehicle platform.
  • The investments will cover research and development, software development and implementing next-generation manufacturing technologies for fully electric vehicles.
  • The financing supports the brand’s strategy to become a fully electric car manufacturer by 2030, while simultaneously aiming to lower barriers for e-vehicle adoption.

2024 01 05 111344The EIB’s funding will support the development of a new, fully electric car platform, as well as the necessary research and development and roll-out of resource-efficient, advanced manufacturing technologies for electric cars. The European Union has introduced progressively more stringent environmental regulations for road transport, with the aim of making all new passenger vehicles sold emissions free by the middle of the next decade.

The project is expected to result in even safer and more sustainable technologies for e-vehicles, including reduced weight and faster charging, which can help lower the barriers to purchasing an electric car. As such, the operation is fully in line with the EIB’s goal to finance a just and swift transition to a net-zero economy, both in Europe and across the world.

EIB Vice-President Thomas Östros said: “I think Sweden can be proud of the leading role Volvo Cars is taking in making the automotive industry more sustainable. Making cars that run on electricity instead of fossil fuels is only one part of the puzzle. The industry itself is still very carbon-heavy, something that Volvo Cars is actively working on changing. As the EU climate bank, this is one of the many facets in the green transition that we are financing, and we’re glad to partner with Volvo Cars to accelerate the change.”

CFO of Volvo Cars Johan Ekdahl added: “Volvo Cars continues to work diligently towards the ambition of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040. One way in which we are aiming to do that is by eliminating tailpipe emissions from our model line-up and investing towards becoming a fully electric car company by 2030. We have a long-term relationship with the EIB and are happy that they continue to support us on that exciting transformation journey.”

Background information

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the long-term lending institution of the European Union owned by its Member States. It makes long-term finance available for sound investment in order to contribute towards EU policy goals.

Volvo Car Corporation has been active since 1927 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Metso has received an order from Winning Consortium Simandou (WCS) for the supply of key crushing equipment for their concentrator plant at Simandou Iron Ore Blocks 1 and 2 in the Republic of Guinea. The value of the order exceeds EUR 10 million, and it is booked in Minerals’ 2023 fourth-quarter order intake.

Metso’s scope of delivery consists of 16 Nordberg® HP900™ secondary and tertiary cone crushers. Metso’s Nordberg® HP Series has over 10,000 installations worldwide in the aggregate and mining industries.

“We are pleased to be chosen as the supplier of the state-of-the-art crushing equipment for the Simandou iron project by WCS. We will leverage our global knowledge and resources to support the success of this project,” says Xun Fang, Head of Metso’s Minerals Sales in Greater China.

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Winning Consortium Simandou has been set up by the founders of SMB Winning Consortium, namely Winning International Group from Singapore, China Hongqiao, and UMS Guinea. WCS won the public tender to develop Simandou Iron Ore Blocks 1 and 2 in November 2019 and signed a Base Convention agreement with the Guinean Government in June 2020.

Read more about Metso’s offering for the mining industry on our website.

Metso is a frontrunner in providing sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By helping our customers increase their productivity, improve their energy and water efficiency and environmental performance with our process and product expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Metso employs over 16,000 people in close to 50 countries and sales for 2022 were about EUR 5.3 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.  

Konecranes will modernize the industrial cranes at Fortum Power & Heat’s turbine hall in Imatra, Finland to ensure a continued steady supply of electricity for over 50,000 households annually. The order was booked in November 2023, with deliveries and installation scheduled for October 2024.

The modernization of the two aging cranes at the Imatra Hydropower Plant, which started operations in 1929, will enhance performance and extend the cranes' service life. The project involves working within the confines of a protected historical building, adding an extra layer of complexity to the task.

"We leveraged advanced technologies such as our Crane Reliability Study and RailQ to assess the cranes' condition, providing Fortum Power & Heat with a comprehensive solution tailored to their needs," said Jari A. Koskinen, Sales Manager, Konecranes Industrial Service & Equipment, Finland.

Photo: Fortum Power & HeatPhoto: Fortum Power & Heat

"The heritage protection status of our facility meant there were significant restrictions on how to carry out the project. Konecranes played an active role in planning the modernization so the historical integrity of the power plant was preserved," said Petra Väisänen, Project Manager, Fortum Power & Heat.

Konecranes used a variety of advanced Consultation Services, such as a Crane Reliability Study and RailQ, coupled with a steel structure analysis to take a deeper look at the crane and its components. This analysis formed the basis for the modernization plan, addressing specific challenges posed by the aging cranes. The modernization includes the installation of two 87-ton hoists (SMT1925) and two 10-ton (CXT6022) auxiliary hoists, along with the replacement of electrical cubicles, cables and wiring.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

For a concise overview of Konecranes’ business, please click here. Konecranes’ leading solutions for the power industry can be found here. For a useful glossary of crane and lifting terms, please click here.

Konecranes is a global leader in material handling solutions, serving a broad range of customers across multiple industries. We consistently set the industry benchmark, from everyday improvements to the breakthroughs at moments that matter most, because we know we can always find a safer, more productive and sustainable way. That's why, with around 16,500 professionals in over 50 countries, Konecranes is trusted every day to lift, handle and move what the world needs. In 2022, Group sales totalled EUR 3.4 billion. Konecranes shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

April 2024 is all set to be a particularly exciting time for Unison Ltd, the inventors of all-electric tube manipulation; Nukon Lasers UK, and wire bending machinery manufacturer, Pneuform Machines Ltd.

These three innovative British companies make up the Unison family – and MACH 2024 will provide the first opportunity for their respective technologies to be presented side by side since Pneuform was acquired by Unison Ltd in 2023. At the same time, over at Tube Düsseldorf, the tube and wire bending capabilities of Unison and Pneuform machines will be showcased together.

On show and operational at Stand 550 in Hall 20 at MACH 2024, will be an all-electric Unison Breeze ‘Twinhead’ tube bending machine, a Unison Synergy hybrid dual-stack tube bender, and a Pneuform 3D wire bending machine. A highly powerful European-built Nukon Rex 6kW flat sheet metal fibre laser machine from Nukon Lasers UK will also be on display.

At Stand G27 in Hall 6 at Tube Düsseldorf, visitors will be able to discover the tube and wire bending technologies offered across the Unison and Pneuform machine tool ranges. One of Unison’s manually operated, CNC-controlled EvBend machines will also be on display. Highly affordable and specially developed for low-volume precision tube bending, EvBend models are widely used across the aerospace, MRO, motorsport and oil & gas industries.

Unison Synergy, hybrid dual-stack tube bending machine.Unison Synergy, hybrid dual-stack tube bending machine.

“We are incredibly pleased to be showcasing machines from all three Unison machine tool  companies at MACH 2024, and to be presenting technologies from Unison and Pneuform at Tube Düsseldorf,” comments Unison Ltd’s joint managing director, Alan Pickering. “With our world-class, British-built Unison tube bending machines, Nukon’s highly accessible premium-quality fibre laser machines, and our recent acquisition of Pneuform, we now offer what I believe is the most comprehensive choice of quality machine tool technologies for organisations and subcontractors wanting to provide precision tube and wire bending and/or laser cutting. We have also made significant enhancements to the Pneuform model range for 2024 and are proud to support Pneuform machines with our uncompromising levels of aftersales care.”

Unison Breeze ‘Twinhead’ machines

The UK’s leading manufacturer of tube bending machinery, Unison Ltd pioneered ultra-precise, all-electric tube manipulation and today offers the largest range of all-electric tube and pipe bending machines for diameters from 4 mm to 275 mm. Unison’s range of ‘Twinhead’ machines has been developed for the high-speed manufacture of symmetrical tubular shapes, such as those typically used in automotive, agricultural, transport and furniture applications. Models include a 5-axis machine with optional weld-seam detection, end forming, tube marking and barcode batch reading, and an 11-axis multi-stack, multi-radius option for more complex shapes.

Unison Synergy hybrid machines

Developed to make Unison quality and reliability accessible to organisations that typically carry out repetitive tube bending tasks and don’t require the rapid setup time and all-electric operation of Unison’s Breeze tube bending machines, Unison Synergy models combine electric control with advanced hydraulic operation. Available in 50 mm and 80 mm (maximum tube diameter) versions, Synergy models offer exceptional power and robust design with user-friendly touchscreen control and a choice of industry leading motors and drives. 

Pneuform wire bending machines

Pneuform was a pioneer of CNC 3D wire bending. Today its wire and small diameter tube bending machines have become the industry standard with many manufacturers of beer coolers, drink dispensers, HVAC equipment, and small diameter automotive parts. Pneuform’s range of wire bending machines includes rotary head models, flat rotary line bending machines and enamelled wire bending machines. Available in 2-axis and 3-axis versions, Pneuform machines cater for outside tube diameters ranging from 3 mm to 11 mm in stainless steel and 3 mm to 15 mm in copper.

Nukon Lasers UK

The Nukon Rex fibre laser machine that will be on display at MACH 2024 combines powerful 2D flat sheet metal cutting capability with optional pipe and tube cutting and marking features. Developed primarily for subcontractors and organisations cutting small batches of varying shapes and sizes, Nukon Rex machines have an extremely compact footprint and are available with power outputs ranging from 2kW to 6kW. Nukon Rex fibre lasers offer high-spec features that are standard across the wider Nukon range. These include advanced Lantek Expert CAD/CAM nesting software and American-made nLIGHT fibre lasers. Nukon Lasers UK is the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Nukon’s European-built 2D, 3D and tube fibre laser cutting machines and loading & unloading solutions. Nukon fibre lasers combine high speed and high precision with exceptional value and build quality, as well as exceptionally low running costs.

ABB Robotics and technology company Automated Architecture (AUAR) have won the prize for ‘Best Use of Robotics or Automation in Construction’ at the 2023 Robotics & Automation Awards. The winning initiative sees ABB robots being used by AUAR to transform the way homes are designed and built.

Automated Architecture (AUAR) aims to redefine building construction to make it suitable for robots, while also bringing it closer to communities and meeting the needs of users. The start-up’s innovative solution uses ABB robots to make standardised components that can be assembled into complete buildings at a network of community micro-factories close to construction sites.

The London-based company is already using ABB robots to build customised, robotically assembled dwellings. The resulting homes make efficient use of materials and radically reduce CO2 emissions across the entire supply chain compared to traditional construction.

AUAR was founded by two architects and associate professors at UCL, Mollie Claypool (CEO) and Gilles Retsin (CTO), who had been working for over 10 years on robotics, automation, construction and architecture. They have relied extensively on support from ABB to realise their vision, according to Retsin.

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“ABB understands that the construction market is the next place to go for robotic automation and we got incredible support from the very first email. ABB gave us a lot of engineering support to help us figure out our first robot cell, even giving us our own space at its Milton Keynes centre to play around and experiment,” he says. 

The concept of fabricated buildings is attracting growing interest as the building industry looks for ways to build sustainable homes faster and more cost effectively. Using automation enables this, whilst also addressing skills and labour shortages that are delaying project times. This is further enhanced by AUAR’s approach to establishing microfactories staffed with local contractors and suppliers to help in delivery of the finished structures.

“We are thrilled that our work with AUAR has been recognised with this award,” says Julian Ware, ABB Robotics UK & Ireland Sales Manager. “Their approach clearly shows how automated construction can transform the future of housing whilst helping the sector to tackle issues such as cost, labour shortages, flexibility and time to build. We are proud that ABB technology has played such a big role in helping AUAR to realise its vision.”

Run by Akabo Media, the Robotics & Automation Awards highlight innovation demonstrated by both British and international organisations in the application of robotic or automated systems across a range of industries.

ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation, as one of the world’s leading robotics and machine automation suppliers, is the only company with a comprehensive and integrated portfolio covering robots, Autonomous Mobile Robots and machine automation solutions, designed and orchestrated by our value-creating software. We help companies of all sizes and sectors - from automotive to electronics and logistics – become more resilient, flexible and efficient. ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation supports customers in the transition towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future. The business area employs approximately 11,000 people at over 100 locations in approximately 53 countries.

Registration opens for Emerson Exchange EMEA 2024, users to share best practices for achieving step-change operational and sustainability improvements.

Registration is now open for Emerson Exchange Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2024, which will take place at the Congress Center Düsseldorf, in Germany, from February 27-29. This will be the first Emerson Exchange in Europe to be held in-person since 2018, following the COVID-19 pandemic. With a theme of ‘Explore, Engage, Evolve’, the Emerson users’ event will highlight how industrial manufacturers exploring greenfield project developments or modernisation of existing sites can employ powerful software and advanced automation solutions to achieve step-change improvements in sustainability and operational performance.

Emerson Exchange is an industry-leading technical conference, where professionals from process, hybrid and discrete manufacturing gather to share ideas, collaborate on solutions and get expert advice on how to extract the most from their automation technology investments. Thousands of delegates from more than 50 countries are expected to attend the conference, where they can network with their peers and hear more than 150 users sharing their experiences and presenting solutions to some of their most challenging automation projects.

Emerson Exchange Europe, Middle East and Africa 2024 will take place at the Congress Center Düsseldorf, in Germany, from February 27-29.Emerson Exchange Europe, Middle East and Africa 2024 will take place at the Congress Center Düsseldorf, in Germany, from February 27-29.

“Emerson Exchange EMEA 2024 provides the perfect platform to present our latest advanced automation software and technologies designed to help organisations meet their operational, decarbonisation and sustainability goals,” said John Nita, president of Emerson Europe. “Attendees will have the opportunity to explore transformative ideas and gain inspiration and insights from industry leaders to accelerate their own improvement programmes.”

A highlight of the conference will be a summit focusing on the key topic of sustainability, where executives from leading global manufacturers will hold roundtable discussions about meeting decarbonisation targets. Emerson’s Women’s Impact Network employee resource group will host a summit focusing on the significant impact of women in business and providing valuable insights from inspirational women at the forefront of the engineering and tech industry. In addition, the event will feature a range of industry forums, with experts meeting to discuss the latest trends and technological developments in the chemical, energy, food and beverage, life sciences, LNG and metals and mining industries.

“The Emerson Exchange EMEA 2024 will be one of the largest gatherings of industry leaders exchanging ideas, forming collaborations and discovering innovations that will drive our industry forward,” said Mathias Schinzel, president of Emerson Middle East and Africa. “The remarkable level of interest we've seen from the Middle East and Africa serves as a clear signal that the region is not just keen to embrace the future of manufacturing and energy, but actively shape it by fully committing to advancing sustainability and decarbonisation journeys.”

Emerson Exchange delegates will share best practices and get expert advice on how to extract the most from their automation technology investments.Emerson Exchange delegates will share best practices and get expert advice on how to extract the most from their automation technology investments.

The 5000m² EXPO will be divided into zones focused on sustainability and decarbonisation, industries, technologies and expertise. Delegates will be able to hold in-depth discussions with industry experts about their specific applications and learn about Emerson’s portfolio of software solutions and its Boundless Automation™ vision for implementing a next-generation automation architecture across an enterprise, enabling significant business improvements.

The event will also feature the largest training programme ever held at an Emerson Exchange in Europe, with 600 places available on a range of certificated courses, giving delegates the chance to develop their skills as a means of enhancing their career. Further supporting talent development, the event will also include a STEM open day for university students.

For more information, go to

About Emerson  
Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is a global technology and software company providing innovative solutions for the world’s essential industries. Through its leading automation portfolio, including its majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps hybrid, process and discrete manufacturers optimise operations, protect personnel, reduce emissions and achieve their sustainability goals. For more information, visit

Konecranes will provide 16 cranes to Hybar, an environmentally sustainable scrap metal recycling and steel production company in the United States. These cranes, including ladle, charge, rolling mill, and shipping bay cranes, will be instrumental in supporting Hybar's steel rebar production. The order was won in September 2023, with deliveries scheduled in 2024 and early 2025.

A Konecranes ladle crane in action.A Konecranes ladle crane in action.Hybar’s first mill is currently being built to produce a full complement of high-yielding rebar for large industrial projects. Once operational, Hybar expects its greenhouse gas emissions to be the lowest among all North American steel producers, and likely the lowest in the world’s steel making community. Furthermore, it will be directly connected to an adjacent solar panel field to tap renewable energy. For this transformative initiative, Konecranes will deliver a diverse array of heavy-duty cranes that are engineered to withstand challenging conditions including high temperatures and dust.

The cranes offer unique features and technology tailored to Hybar's specific needs. For example, two Shipping Cranes are equipped with specialized magnets for the efficient handling of spooled rebar coils and long flat bundles, and two ladle/charge cranes come equipped with operator cabins designed for optimal visibility, ensuring safe and precise handling of molten metal.

“The team at Konecranes understands the complexities of moving steel,” said Ari Levy, Hybar’s Chief Financial Officer. “They also share our dedication to operational efficiency, environmental stewardship and, above all else, safety.”

"Hybar’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions aligns very well with our sustainability approach, which makes this order for high-quality steel mill cranes that support Hybar's financial and environmental initiatives a perfect fit for both companies,” said Juergen Gieske, VP of Process Cranes Sales, AME, Konecranes.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

For a concise overview of Konecranes’ business, please click here. Konecranes’ leading solutions for the metals production industry can be found here. For a useful glossary of crane and lifting terms, please click here.

Konecranes is a global leader in material handling solutions, serving a broad range of customers across multiple industries. We consistently set the industry benchmark, from everyday improvements to the breakthroughs at moments that matter most, because we know we can always find a safer, more productive and sustainable way. That's why, with around 16,500 professionals in over 50 countries, Konecranes is trusted every day to lift, handle and move what the world needs. In 2022, Group sales totalled EUR 3.4 billion. Konecranes shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

The technical and commercial tasks carried out by AFRY will contribute to have operational offshore renewable energy farms in Malta in coming years.

AFRY’s work for the state-owned company Interconnect Malta (ICM) is supporting the process of defining and awarding offshore renewables concessions in Malta’s exclusive economic zones in the Mediterranean Sea.

The process of awarding offshore renewables concessions ensures that the development of clean energy sources is carried out in a well-regulated, sustainable, and beneficial manner, addressing energy needs, environmental concerns, economic growth, and climate change mitigation. The work will be delivered by AFRY Management Consulting together with AFRY’s Energy engineering team, and will cover two complementary aspects: Technical and Commercial.

2019 11 25 090513The technical tasks are helping the Maltese government to identify geographical areas, technologies, impacts on the network and development processes, to have operational offshore renewables farms in coming years. The commercial tasks will allow the Maltese government to evaluate the relationship between risk versus return and prices, enabling informed business decisions and ensuring optimal resource allocation as well as alignment with long-term objectives.

AFRY’s strong international team of experts will provide ICM several services along the whole offshore renewables value chain, from engineering to strategy, commercial and financial aspects.

“At AFRY, we are fortunate to have experts that cover all aspects of energy-related projects, providing us with a 360-degree view of our client projects that allows us to quickly gain an understanding of the optimal way forward. I am pleased that we can contribute to this exciting project with ICM and the Maltese Government and be part of Malta’s transition towards a clean energy future” says Bülent Mutlu, Head of the Expertise Cluster Power & Heat Generation at AFRY Management Consulting.

“We take pride in bringing our interdisciplinary skills to the forefront to support Malta’s transition towards sustainability. Our holistic approach, encompassing technical and commercial expertise, positions us as a valuable partner in this strategic project. It’s noteworthy that our recent acquisition of BLIX Consulting has significantly bolstered our offshore wind competencies with its unique and specialised expertise, further empowering us to play a pivotal role in Malta’s green energy transition”, says Peter Plug, VP and Global Head of Renewable Energy at AFRY.

“Malta is working to attain its forward-looking ambition to substantially increase the share of renewables in its energy mix, for increased environmental sustainability and energy security. In this regard, the Maltese Government is focusing on developing its offshore (floating) renewable potential, through the establishment of the necessary administrative and regulatory frameworks, enabling future deployment of larger-scale energy projects. In January 2021, Malta joined other EU member states in a non-binding agreement for the deployment of offshore renewables in the South and West offshore grid priority corridor, with our country aspiring to develop offshore floating clean energy installations in Malta's economic zones. We look forward to continue empowering the development of Malta’s renewable energy sector,” says Ismail D’Amato, CEO of Interconnect Malta (ICM).

Established in 2021, Interconnect Malta Ltd (ICM) is a government-owned company under the responsibility of the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise. It is entrusted with the development of major energy infrastructure projects, including Interconnector 2, the second electricity HVAC Cable link between Malta and Italy, the Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) project at Marsa and Delimara, offshore renewables and the Melita TransGas Hydrogen-Ready Pipeline, which has been identified as a Project of Common Interest (5.19) by the European Union.

AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services, with a global reach. We accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.

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