Thyssenkrupp elevator unit: Kone withdraws bid, private equity groups in the running

German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp has been struggling significantly in recent months. CEO Martina Marz has had to take emergency measures due to several profit warnings...

/ February 13, 2020

Coronavirus Gives Chinese Manufacturing Market a Chill

The Chinese economy, which experienced a difficult 2019 due to slowing domestic consumption and the impact of the Sino-US trade war, is once again facing...

/ February 12, 2020

Robotic Fork Trucks Set for Lift Off

Whilst mobile robots used in ecommerce and fulfilment centers – or ‘bots’ as they’re sometimes known – have received most of the attention in recent...

/ February 10, 2020

Our Top 5 Industrial Trends in 2020

A version of this article was originally published in Manufacturing Automation magazine – Jan 2020. It’s a new decade – read on for what our...

/ February 6, 2020

Incumbent OEMs Should Be Worried About Arrival’s 10,000 Electric Truck Order From UPS

UPS orders 10,000 electric trucks from UK-based start-up Arrival making it the second largest pre-order of electric trucks in Europe and North America behind Amazon’s...

/ January 30, 2020

Warehouse Automation Market Off to a Strong Start in 2020

After a fairly sluggish first half, the warehouse automation market ended 2019, and the decade for that matter, on a high. Despite the political uncertainties...

/ January 28, 2020

Auto Industry Must Use New Simulation Tools, Business Models and Be Faster. Or Die.

Multiple OEMs with low profits exposed to higher costs and nimble competitors Simulation tools have potential to be a golden bullet, creating multi-billion dollar opportunity...

/ January 27, 2020

The Industrial Robot Market – 2019

The slowing global economy, trade wars and uncertainty in the global automotive industry have all contributed to a period of slower than expected growth for...

/ January 27, 2020

There is a New Behemoth in Hydraulics

Acquisition means Danfoss over-take Bosch to become global #1 mobile hydraulics vendor With acquisition, Danfoss is the 2nd largest supplier of industrial hydraulics globally Danfoss...

/ January 24, 2020