PM News: Maxcor, Inc. To Acquire ThyssenKrupp MetalCutting

Under its active portfolio optimization strategy, ThyssenKrupp Technologies (Carol Stream, Illinois) has now found a best-owner solution for Thyssen-Krupp MetalCutting.

Maxcor, Inc. To Acquire ThyssenKrupp MetalCutting

Under its active portfolio optimization strategy, ThyssenKrupp Technologies (Carol Stream, Illinois) has now found a best-owner solution for Thyssen-Krupp MetalCutting.The buyer is Maxcor (New York, New York), which concentrates on acquiring and developing medium-size manufacturing enterprises mainly in the mechanical engineering sector. This acquisition expands Maxcor’s product spectrum in the machine tool business.

ThyssenKrupp MetalCutting is a group of companies providing tailored, applications-oriented solutions in the area of metalcutting machine tools. It serves customers from the automotive, supply, aerospace, medical, energy, mechanical engineering, tool and die, mold making and job shop sectors. Contact Maxcor at (941) 907-3068.

Gibbs and Associates (Moorpark, California) has entered into a strategic collaborative partnership agreement to optimize support for Mazak’s (Florence, Kentucky) multitasking CNC machine tools, such as the Integrex, Integrex E-Series, Multiplex, Quick Turn Nexus and Super Quick Turn (SQT) model. The companies have entered into a non-disclosure agreement, which will allow them to exchange information about and collaborate on next generation products.

After working with Mazak, GibbsCAM will provide NC programming to support the variety of capabilities and configurations Mazak offers. Contact Gibbs and Associates at (800) 654-9399 or visit www.GibbsCAM.com.

All three of Macsteel’s (Jackson, Michigan) engineered steel bar manufacturing plants are now certified to the new automotive standards ISO/TS 16949:2002 by the Intertek ETL Entela Automotive Certifications Board (IEAC), an accredited third-party system registrar. In addition, the plants in Jackson and Monroe, Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, are also now certified to the environmental standard ISO 14001 by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.

These ISO/TS certifications are more than a screening process of company policies and procedures. They are positive proof that a company performs to a high level of quality, cost, delivery and safety standards. Contact Macsteel at (800) 976-7833.

Top Automazioni has announced the recognition and honor received from the Italian Department of Commerce for innovation in the industrial sector of Italian commerce and trade.

This recognition distinguishes the company as one of Italy’s premier organizations. The selection for the Unionecamere Award was made from a select set of companies within the agricultural, industrial and trade service sectors founded within the past 5 years in Italy. The three companies selected were each honored for their innovative capacity and creative values.

The Unionecamere Award was presented in Rome by the president of the Italian Senate Marcello Pera to Bruno Bargellini, owner and co-founder, together with Valeria Abati of Top Automazioni. The company plans to use the award funds toward new product development. Contact Top Automazioni at (352) 397-4326 or visit www.topautomazioni.com.

Davenport Machine (Rochester, New York) has closed a $2.7 million machine order from one of its major customers. The recent order for ten Model B screw machines, 20 Servo Retro Kit upgrades and five Servo B screw machines is evidence of the continued growth of New Davenport. Davenport anticipates the creation of jobs for the Rochester area with the addition of an engineering and machining staff at its Ames Street facility.

After acquiring the assets of Davenport almost 2 1/2 years ago, New Davenport has continued to improve processes and upgrade products, the company says. The cost reductions associated with these efforts have led to a major price reduction of the Model B screw machine. Contact Davenport at (800) 344-5748.

The University of Idaho Boise, College of Engineering offers Lean Manufacturing workshops from October through February. Classes offered include Lean Manufacturing 101, 5S Visual Workplace Workshop, Setup Reduction Workshop, Total Production Maintenance Workshop and more. Visit techhelp.org for a class schedule.