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Italian woodworking machinery industry reports strong growth in 2017
20/02/2018 - 12:01 PM
Preliminary figures from Acimall, the Italian woodworking machinery manufacturers association, suggest that 2017 was a good year for the industry. Production value reached EUR2.29 billion, up 11.6 per cent on the previous year
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IFS | Italian Finishing School 2018
12/02/2018 - 03:29 PM
IFS 2018 will be hosted by Cefla in Imola – April 16 – 20. Check out more details and discover how to enrol here
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Raute to deliver LVL lay-up and pressing lines to North-East Asia
12/02/2018 - 01:35 PM
Raute Corporation has received an order for LVL lay-up and pressing lines worth almost EUR 20 million from a North-East Asian customer. The customer’s name will not be released due to the customer’s request.
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Wood Taiwan 2018 showcases innovative woodworking machinery
12/02/2018 - 09:53 AM
Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA), Wood Taiwan 2018 will be unveiled in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 from April 2-5, 2018 to showcase the latest and innovative woodworking machinery and technologies. It is just a few months away; make sure to participate in the biggest woodworking show in Taiwan
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Ponsse and Epec to collaborate in Finland

11/10/2017 - 07:14 AM

Ponsse and Epec jointly establish a product development unit in Tampere Ponsse and Epec jointly establish a product development unit in Tampere The two companies have announce they will jointly establish a product development unit in Tampere, Finland. It will be used for designing the software and automation of mobile work machines.

Ponsse aims to ensure the continued availability of top experts in the fields of software and automation. With Finland’s improving economic situation, competition for the top professionals in various sectors has become more intense. Given the change in the situation, the aim is to ensure the competitiveness of Ponsse and Epec and the availability of personnel by expanding the product development activities of the two companies to southern Finland. With the rapid development of technology, the importance of software in forest machines is growing rapidly. Ponsse wants to remain at the forefront of development. 

Tampere was chosen as the location of the new product development unit, since the city has become a growth centre for the work machine industry. The Tampere region also has strong training expertise and business operations in software and automation. Ponsse’s product development will continue to focus mainly on Vieremä and Kajaani, so there will continue to be good communications between customers, manufacturing and product development. With the Tampere product development unit, they are seeking to ensure the continued availability of a skilled workforce.

Engineers will be recruited for the Tampere R&D unit to meet the needs of Ponsse’s subsidiary Epec also. Epec is actively seeking growth as a supplier of smart control system solutions. Managing Director Teemu Raitis says that having the unit in Tampere also enables the company to cooperate more closely with its customers in southern Finland. The focus of Epec’s product development will continue to be its headquarters in Seinäjoki.

The R&D unit will be located in Kampusareena, which is a hub of science, research and technology located at the heart of the campus of Tampere University of Technology. Ponsse and Epec will arrange a recruiting and information event in the new premises on November 3, 2017 and the operations are scheduled to begin before the end of the year. The product development unit will have approximately 20 employees by the end of next year.



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