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LiSEC to present several product innovations at glasstec 2018
LiSEC is planning to present several product innovations at the upcoming exhibition glasstec 2018. The company will focus on the areas of glass cutting, glass processing, flat glass lamination, and insulating glass production. “In 2016, we were able to greet 7000 visitors to our booth; this year, we clearly raised the bar and increased our goal for the number of visitors and qualified leads,” explains Filip Miermans, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at LiSEC. ... more
E. Miroglio launched production in the former Prvi Maj facilities
E. Miroglio commenced manufacturing in the former Prvi Maj facilities in the Serbian town of Pirot. The Italian company currently employs 50 workers in the factory but it plans to hire 200 more during the initial phase of the operations and a total of one thousand employees when the production project achieves full functionality. ... more
Elektroprivreda Srbije started building a new thermal plant
Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) started the construction of a new 350 MW thermal plant - Kostolac B3. This will be the third unit of Serbia’s TPP Kostolac B and is the first large thermal capacity being built in the country after almost three decades, EPS noted in its official press release. The TPP’s expected annual generation is about 2,5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. ... more
German trailer maker opened a modern facility in Turkey
The German trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull officially commissioned a modern manufacturing facility for reefer semi-trailers and curtainsider semi-trailers in Turkey. The factory is located in the northwestern province of Adapazari and has a planned production capacity of over 3000 trailers per year. ... more
Over 60 papers were presented at the Balkan Light conference
There were several thematic areas: Energy Efficiency in Lighting; Vision and color; Technology and Methodology of Physical Measurements of Optical Radiation; Design and ergonomics in lighting technology; Lighting and signalling in transport; and others ... more
International Corrosion Prevention conference in Bulgaria
Corrosion and its huge economic and environmental impact on all facets of the world’s infrastructure topic will be in the focus of the “Corrosion Prevention Balkans” international conference with parallel exhibition area on 28-29 June in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Leading experts from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and the UK will share their experience and knowledge. ... more
LEM completed its range of transducers dedicated to leakage current measurement
LEM introduces the DVC 1000-P model for insulated nominal voltage measurements in traction and industrial applications. This device measures a nominal voltage of 1000 VRMS and incorporates isolating amplifier technology. Despite achieving very high levels of isolation with a safety insulation voltage of 4,2 kV, the DVC 1000-P transducer is really compact, measuring only 37 x 43 x 23,5 mm and can be mounted on printed board for a total volume of only 37,4 cm3. ... more
Rutronik holds its first Automotive Congress
The first Rutronik Automotive Congress was held in Pforzheim on June 5 and 6. It opened with a guide tour of the Rutronik Logistics Center, which included a presentation of innovative logistics concepts. The event addressed the numerous strategic challenges faced by the automotive segment. Speakers at the event included representatives from Hella, Infineon, Rohm, and ST. ... more
LEM makes voltage measurement more compact
LEM announced its range of low cost and lightweight transducers dedicated to the measurement of leakage current in PV inverters. The new LDSR model is dedicated to measuring the leakage current of 300 mA nominal up to 900 mA peak at 2 KHz frequency. The sensor is mounted onto a PCB for primary and secondary connections & provides an analogue voltage output. ... more
Microchip introduced new 8-bit microcontroller families
Advancements in the architecture of PIC and AVR 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) have optimized the devices for implementing closed-loop control, enabling systems to offload the Central Processing Unit to manage more tasks and save power. To help designers maximize performance and efficiency in these systems, Microchip Technology Inc. has introduced the new PIC18 Q10 and ATtiny1607 families, featuring multiple intelligent Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that simplify development and enable quick response time to system events. ... more
Coca-Cola expands its Bulgarian operations
The Bulgarian unit of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (HBC) is investing 20 million euro by the end of 2018 in the expansion of its factory in Kostinbrod, near the capital Sofia, the company announced. It plans to construct a water main to the town in order to improve the facility’s operations and its production capacity. The project is expected to improve the working capacity of the factory with 30%, Svetoslav Atanasov, CEO of Coca-Cola HBC Bulgaria, said in an official statement. ... more
Yaskawa is building a robot factory in Slovenia
Yaskawa has launched the construction of a new robot manufacturing facility in Slovenia, the Japanese automation company announced. It plans to produce 80% of its European robot demand in the facility. In addition, the factory will manufacture the first Motoman robots that are purely European production, the company added. ... more
Himoinsa and All Generating open a new logistics warehouse in Bucharest
Power generators and lighting towers manufacturer Himoinsa together with its distributor in Romania, All Generating, has officially opened a new logistics warehouse in Ilfov, Bucharest. ... more
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. ... more
Litens sets up its second European plant in Romania
The Canadian Automotive group Litens has opened its second European manufacturing plant in Romania. ... more

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Kranj will become the first smart city in Slovenia thanks to digital technologies

Kranj will become the first smart city in Slovenia thanks to digital technologies

The smart solutions implemented in Kranj are expected to ease the local authority’s overall planning and emergency response, reduce utility losses and provide a tool for consumption control to the ... more
Glass producer in Kosovo achieves market growth through SME competitiveness programme

Glass producer in Kosovo achieves market growth through SME competitiveness programme

The investments enabled the company to increase its productivity, replace old technology with environmentally friendly one and enhance quality, as well as improve health and safety standards ... more
EBRD encourages green growth in the industrial real estate sector in Romania

EBRD encourages green growth in the industrial real estate sector in Romania

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed an agreement with Warehouses De Pauw (WDP) for a financing package of EUR 150 million, which will contribute to the implementation of a sustainability management framework, comprising international building ... more
Eta Bio signs licence agreement with Clariant to build cellulosic ethanol plant

Eta Bio signs licence agreement with Clariant to build cellulosic ethanol plant

Eta Bio, a family-owned agricultural business, will produce 50 000 tonnes of cellulosic ethanol per year by processing around 250 000 tonnes of wheat straw in their production facility in the Northeastern Bulgaria. Their partnership with Clariant, a ... more

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