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Twin statues of Ebisu, Japan’s Shinto god of prosperity, guard the gates. A stone marker proclaims that this is “Fanuc Forest.” It’s the home of the best-kept secret in corporate Japan, a $50 billion-plus industrial powerhouse that hides away in the woods near Mount Fuji. Inside the complex, scores of…

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European Union antitrust regulators have suspended their investigation into Siemens' $7.6 billion bid for U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group while waiting for "important information" from the German company. The European Commission suspended its probe on March 19, a filing on its website showed on Wednesday. "The clock was stopped…

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ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, and Samsung SDI, a leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote microgrid solutions globally. The two companies will establish a global commercial alliance to develop and market modular and scalable microgrid solutions, utilising lithium-ion batteries…

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Graybar officials said Tuesday they have entered into an agreement to acquire Advantage Industrial Automation, headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. Terms of the deal, which is scheduled to close April 1, were not disclosed. Advantage provides control and automation solutions to industrial users, original equipment manufacturers and system integrators. St. Louis-based…

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ProMat Show 2015 -- The demands put on new material handling systems are increasing. Faster machine build, installation and start up, consuming a smaller footprint and increased flexibility of control system architecture are just a few of the demands from machine builders and end-users today. Siemens brings answers to these…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $12 million from the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) of Kuwait to refurbish and upgrade three existing substations. This is to help ensure reliable power supply in the greater Kuwait City metropolitan area. The order was…

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Rotork has increased its range of flow control products and services for the worldwide marine and offshore industries with the acquisition of Masso Ind s.p.a., an established and respected manufacturer of innovative shipboard valve remote control systems (VRCS). Designed for critical safety applications, Masso VRCS solutions encompass hydraulic and electro-hydraulic…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth over $160 million from Eskom, South Africa's national electricity provider, to supply control systems,software and instrumentation for the 4,800 megawatt (MW) Kusile coal-fired power station under construction near Witbank in the country’s north east. Kusile will be…

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today it will invest approximately four billion yen, or approximately 33 million USD, in its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. (MEAA) to expand and newly construct facilities for the increased production of high-efficiency alternators. The move is the latest step in an ongoing expansion of…

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Honeywell Process Solutions introduces ZipLine web scanner designed to provide faster, lower cost measurement for continuous web solution (CWS) applications such as plastics, films, non-wovens and other flat-sheet applications. ZipLine Scanning Measurement Device is a self-contained scanning measurement device that provides high-speed measurement of flat sheets without the cost, size,…