Engineering & Mining Journal

NOV 2018

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NOVEMBER 2018 • E&MJ 71 SUPPLIERS REPORT Inkonova's products will be rebranded to sync with Terra Drone products. Motion Industries Acquires Hydraulic Supply Company Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., an- nounced it acquired Hydraulic Supply Co. (HSC). Headquartered in Miami, Flori- da, U.S., and with 30 locations, HSC is a full-service distributor, offering more than 8,000 hydraulic, pneumatic and in- dustrial products. With annual sales of $5 billion, Motion Industries is an industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and indus- trial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic compo- nents, industrial products, safety prod- ucts, and material handling. Normet to Cooperate With Oulu University Normet Corp. and Oulu University signed a partnership agreement to initiate devel- opment, research and training coopera- tion, and to strengthen the development and testing conditions of vehicle technol- ogy. Finland's Oulu University of Applied Sciences focuses on automobile and vehi- cle technology. Sulzer to Sell, Service Nidec MV Drives Sulzer signed a service and sales agree- ment with Nidec Industrial Solutions. The former will sell and service the me- dium-voltage drives of the latter. Sulzer's fi eld service teams will offer support on site, and its local service centers are equipped for doing repairs with minimal downtime, the company reported. Komatsu Partners With NHL Team Komatsu America Corp. announced it will partner with the Chicago Blackhawks for the 2018-2019 National Hockey League season. The Komatsu logo will appear on the ice for all regular season home games. That will raise the company's local profi le and expose the brand to a national and in- ternational TV audience, Komatsu report- ed. It will also provide events that allow Komatsu sales teams to continue deep- ening customer relationships during the slower, winter months and fi nd distributor cross-collaboration opportunities, the com- pany reported. Separately, the company announced it will build a new headquarters and man- ufacturing campus near the company's original machine shop in Milwaukee, Wis- consin, USA. Partnering with the state of Wisconsin and the city of Milwaukee, Komatsu will invest nearly $300 million in the company's future at the site, the com- pany reported. Plans for the campus in- clude an advanced machine shop, research and development labs, a data solutions center, a training and conference center, a museum and a riverwalk. The new campus facilities will be built to produce near-zero emissions, the company reported. CONTRAC Wins Dealership Agreement With PRINOTH PRINOTH announced a dealership agree- ment with CONTRAC Equipment of Spruce Grove, Alberta. The latter will be a full-service dealer who will sell, lease, rent and service PANTHER vehicles, PRINOTH reported. CONTRAC offers rental equip- ment, including dozers, excavators, artic- ulated trucks, wheel loaders, graders, and packers. Their fl eet has more than 250 units, and their sales and support teams have been handpicked for their knowledge and experience, PRINOTH reported. Martin Engineering Opens New Facilities Martin Engineering announced its new fa- cilities in Mansfi eld Nottinghamshire will enable the expansion of its U.K. and Scan- dinavian operations. The facilities include a new offi ce, training center, production area and warehouse. The facilities will reported- ly further the company's goal to offer wider service, faster equipment delivery, and ex- tensive employee training to customers. Fairmont Opens 2 New Locations in Coal Country Fairmont Supply Co. opened two new branch locations, one in Wharncliffe, West Virginia, and one in Cumberland, Kentucky. The expansion takes the com- pany's total sites to 22. The move was strategic. The expansion positions Fair- mont to increase market share within each of the respective industries, includ- ing coal, energy, and manufacturing, the company reported. In addition, each site is staffed with personnel with skills and knowledge sought by local customers. Davis Celebrates 10 Years With New Branch Davis Industrial, formerly known as BMG Conveyor Services of Florida, celebrated their 10-year anniversary and the opening of a new branch in Miami, Florida, U.S. The branch will enable regional facilities to take advantage of 24/7 emergency ser- vices, the company reported. LOESCHE Re-certifi ed Per ISO 9001 LOESCHE GmbH announced it was suc- cessfully re-certifi ed according to ISO 9001 by LRQA Business Assurance. The company was fi rst certifi ed in 1998. The certifi cation states the management of the company meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. LOESCHE GmbH develops and produces grinding plant technology. The certifi cation is widely seen as a base- line standard for international businesses. Komatsu reportedly will invest $300 million in a new campus with zero-emissions facilities. Inset: The Komatsu logo will be visible to an international TV audience during certain games, increasing brand recognition, the company reports. (Photos: Komatsu)

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