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Shanghai Kawata targets U.S. but wary over tariffs

Kawata Machinery Manufacturing (Shanghai) Co., a Japanese-invested auxiliary equipment manufacturer in China, is making a push into the U.S. market.


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Euromap unveils first digital 4.0 standard

The European machinery association Euromap is introducing what it's calling a significant step forward for the development of Industry 4.0, releasing the first common digital standard that allows machines from different companies to talk to each other.


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Yizumi launches expansion plan

With orders up sizably in recent years, Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. has announced plans to expand its annual production capacity to 4 billion yuan ($630 million).


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China's Haitian sees sales jump 25 percent

Haitian International Holdings Ltd., China's largest maker of injection molding machines, said sales rose 25.8 percent in 2017, with both exports and the domestic market showing similar gains.


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Push for electric vehicles means plastics may take charge

It should not be a shock to automotive suppliers that the plastics industry has an electric future. By 2025, electric and hybrid electric vehicles could account for 33 percent of total vehicle production worldwide, according to data from IHS Markit Ltd., and suppliers are being tapped by OEMs to put different composites and materials into real-world vehicle applications.


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Haitian to open new plant in India

Chinese injection press manufacturer Haitian International Holdings Ltd. is building a new factory in India, and already has plans to open another.


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Borche moving to new North American headquarters

Injection molding machine distributor Borche North America Inc. is acquiring a 39,000-square-foot facility for its U.S. headquarters and the first Cloud Net Service center outside China.


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Plastic Omnium sees a future in smart bumpers, tailgates

Watch out Apple, Plastic Omnium is getting into the facial recognition game too. Wanna open your tailgate? Just give it a look. The interactive tailgate was one of several smart exterior parts on display at the company's booth at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


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Austrian firms bring their apprenticeship model to China

Walk out on the floor at the Shanghai factory of Austrian machinery maker Engel Holding GmbH and toward the back of the plant, you'll find a group of industrious young adults, all under 20 years old, learning the ropes.
They're part of an unusual program in the plastics industry to bring intensive European-style apprentice training to China. The program, Austrian Apprenticeship Shanghai, is in its fourth year and this year graduated its first class.


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Plastics apprenticeships offer fresh path to China's students

For the young apprentices in an Austrian-led plastics training program in Shanghai, starting work at age 15 in a foreign-owned company can be a chance to follow a different path than their peers.


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