CHINA > U.S based BASF opens its first chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Caojing, Shanghai China

basf logo Opening its first facility in the Asia Pacific region, BASF – a worldwide leader in chemical catalysts manufacturing and supplies – opened its new world- scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Caojing, Shanghai, China. To serve the region’s growing chemical industry, BASF plant in China produces base metal catalysts and absorbents that combine localized production and application technology for customers. More …

GERMANY > U.S based Baldwin Technology Company is set to acquire German based Ahlbrandt System GmbH

baldwin logo A world leading in providing process automation solutions, Baldwin Technology Company Inc is set to acquire Ahlbrandt System GmbH and the acquisition is pending German government approval. Ahlbrandt is a top quality Corona Treatment, Spray Coating and Hot Air Drying company. It has 87 members and is headquartered in Lauterbach, Germany. The products and services Ahlbrandt offers complement Baldwin’s product More …

MOROCCO > USA based Varroc Lighting Systems is building a manufacturing facility and product development center in Tangier, Morocco

Varroc logo For producing headlamps and rear lamps for customers in Morocco and southern Europe, USA based Varroc Lighting Systems sets up a manufacturing facility in Tangier, Morocco. For producing and reinforcing its global capabilities as a premier developer and manufacturer of next- generation external lighting systems for the automotive industry, Varroc Lighting Systems has allocated the factory in located in “Tanger More …

BRAZIL > Ahlstrom-Munksjö is set to expand its Louveira plant in Brazil

Ahlstrom-Munksjo LOGO Ahlstrom-Munksjö, manufacturer of filtration media for transportation and industrial applications, is set to expand its Louveira plant in Brazil. Ahlstrom-Munksjö employs around 110 people and the Louveira plant is located in the San Paolo region in Brazil. According to Fulvio Capussotti, Executive Vice President of the Business Area Filtration & Performance: “Demand for filtration media in South America is expected to continue More …

GERMANY > Denmark based Arla Foods and Germany based dairy company DMK Group enter into agreement to rebuild DMK’s Nordhackstedt site

arla logo Arla Foods and DMK Group, who have already entered into a joint venture ARNoCo, have signed a third party manufacturing contract in which DMK will produce 35,000 tons of mozzarella cheese for Arla in its Nordhackstedt site in northern Germany. The Nordhackstedt site will be fully focused in mozzarella production and DMK will invest 15 million euro ($17.78 million) to More …

SLOVAKIA > Canada based Magna Mirror relocated its existing manufacturing factory in Nove mesto nad Vahom to a larger facility investing additional $30 million

Magna logo Due to business growth, Magna Mirror has relocated to a larger facility investing $30 million and creating additional 150 new jobs. The new investment will go primarily to refurbish the building and install a new automated paint line. Almost twice the size of the existing facility, the new factory will be 27,820 square meters. Magna is already serving its customers More …

USA > Germany based Siemens and Chromalloy to create JV headquartered in Hillsborough County, Tampa, USA investing $139 million

Siemens logo Advanced Airfoil Components, the new joint venture of Germany based Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation, is essentially a manufacturing facility for producing components that will maximize gas turbine performance. The joint venture is set to create 350 new jobs that will mostly comprise of a range of skilled positions such as technical engineers, manufacturing technicians and production workers. The More …

NORWAY > France based Saint-Gobain finalizes acquisition of Glava

Saint Gobain logo After receiving permission from the Norwegian Competition Authority, Saint- Gobain has announced that it has been holding exclusive talks with the founding families and shareholders of Glava. Glava is one of the market leading companies in the insulation market in Norway and has reported sales of over  €140 million ($185.5 million) in 2016. Glava has two glass wool plants in More …