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NEWS

The Japanese corporation JTEKT expands its business in Romania
JTEKT intends to expand the production capacity at the Koyo bearings factory in Alexandria. The bearing factory has been operating since 1971, producing its first bearings in 1974 ... more

INGAS 2019 was held under the motto “Common Energy, Common Future
This year’s edition of the popular international forum for the gas industry INGAS took place on the 17th and 18th of October in the Halic Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey ... more

Orbico to deploy Gideon Brothers’ mobile robots in its warehouse facilities in Croatia
As part of the modernization, Orbico has deployed two robots, testing various “on demand” use-cases, such as transporting goods on repetitive runs between certain points of the distribution center – ... more

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is building a new production facility in Kragujevac
Production operations at the new factory are expected to be launched at the end of 2019, the Kragujevac city authorities further disclosed. The factory will be located on 18 500 ... more

Bosch inaugurated its new engineering center in Sofia
The new center allows around 200 software professionals to develop innovative technologies for the automotive industry in areas such as driving assistance, automated driving, and electric mobility ... more

Toyo Tire Corporation plans to construct a smart factory in Serbia
"IoT will be fully installed at this plant, which will operate as a sophisticated smart factory”, Toyo disclosed in a press release ... more

EIB invests in the diversification of energy supply in South-Eastern Europe
This will contribute to the diversification of energy supply in Bulgaria and South-Eastern Europe. It is part of a wider plan to better connect energy markets among neighbouring countries – ... more

The 14th water fair in Budva showcased the latest technologies in the field
The event took place together with its traditional parallel forums - the 41st Civil engineering fair and the 7th Energy fair in Budva. “The combination of these events represents an ... more

ELECTRONICS

PCB and EMS Industry in Bulgaria
The Bulgarian electronic industry has longstanding traditions and is supported by experienced and highly qualified workforce. The Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) is a dynamically developing pillar of the Bulgarian electronic ... more
Ensuring security when connecting industrial embedded systems to the cloud
The dawn of Industry 4.0 has seen factories become far more automated with remote manufacturing and control concepts. While this brings many benefits in terms of business efficiency it also ... more
Brake Resistors in Frequency Converter Applications
Self-protecting PTC brake resistors are often used for frequency inverters in the low power range as well as for servo controllers. Currently, there are very few manufacturers of these special ... more

INDUSTRY

Machine tools market in Romania
The machine tools market in Romania is a dynamically developing sector which constitutes an important pillar of the country`s economy. The industrial manufacturing sector consists mainly of: automotive OEM and ... more

SEE as a promising hub for the global automotive industry
A recent survey examines several SEE countries as attractive markets for automotive investments and growing in popularity manufacturing hubs. Among them are Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, North Macedonia and Bulgaria ... more

The CoLLaboratE project aims to revolutionize the way humans and robots cooperate
CoLLaboratE aims to revolutionize the way industrial robots learn to cooperate with human workers for performing new manufacturing tasks, with a special focus on the challenging area of assembly operation ... more

Metallurgy in Albania
Rich in natural resources, Albania is a part of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in order to modernise and promote good governance of the extractive industries ... more

EVENTS

productronica 2019 focuses smart factories and smart maintenance

productronica 2019 focuses smart factories and smart maintenance
The world’s leading trade fair for electronics development and production productronica 2019 will be held from November 12 to 15, 2019 in Messe Munchen. The main topics of this year’s ... more

SEMICON Europa highlights challenges and opportunities in smart segments

SEMICON Europa highlights challenges and opportunities in smart segments
SEMICON Europa will spotify challenges and opportunities in smart segments such as automotive, medtech, manufacturing and fab management including MEMS and sensors ... more

Next generation of machine technologies at Bumatech Bursa

Next generation of machine technologies at Bumatech Bursa
The event will present the latest novelties in the following product groups: machine tools for metal, sheet metal technologies; tools and turning lathes; drills, holders, cutting tools; press brakes, saws, ... more

BUSINESS

The metal fabricated parts maker in North Macedonia Aktiva expands production

The metal fabricated parts maker in North Macedonia Aktiva expands production
The Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced its plans to provide an EUR 5 million loan to one of the leading metal processing and construction companies in North Macedonia ... more

Largest ferronickel producing company in Kosovo receives EBRD funding

Largest ferronickel producing company in Kosovo receives EBRD funding
The largest ferronickel producing company in Kosovo NewCo Ferronikeli (NFN) will receive an investment worth EUR 25 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD. The funds are ... more

Sweden supports an UNDP energy management project in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sweden supports an UNDP energy management project in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The project aims to create favourable conditions for investments in energy efficiency projects, increase the number of green jobs, and contribute to environmental protection and economic development of Bosnia and ... more

Incandescent light bulbs to get banned in Serbia in 2020

Incandescent light bulbs to get banned in Serbia in 2020
New rules in Serbia will ban the use of some energyinefficient products including incandescent light bulbs. The new regulation will enter into force in mid-2020 ... more

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