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    SAT Partners with ALIT to Commercialize Technologies for Coating Lines

    Surface Aluminium Technologies (SAT) S.R.L. and ALIT Technologies SRL, both based in Italy, signed a commercial agreement, which will enable SAT to exclusively sell ALIT’s paint stripping machines for vertical coating lines. “We are all very excited about this collaboration and we really look forward to working with ALIT to carry on new challenging projects […]

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for the new SMS Campus in Germany (L-R): Torsten Heising, CFO, SMS group; Holger P. Hartmann, architect and general planner; Hans Wilhelm Reiners, mayor of Mönchengladbach; Peter Peskes and Elke Paul, city works council chairpersons; Heinrich Weiss, chairman of the shareholders' committee of SMS Holding GmbH; Marco Kubiak, project manager; and Burkhard Dahmen, CEO, SMS group.

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    SMS Starts Construction of New Technology Campus

    SMS group held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction of its new SMS Campus in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The new campus will be the home of a new technology, service, and digitalization center, enabling the company to expand its pioneering position in the development of extrusion, rolling, forging, and other equipment and technology for the aluminum […]

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    Primetals Technologies Continues Move to New Manufacturing Facility

    Primetals Technologies is moving to a new manufacturing and office facility in Sutton, Massachusetts, which will house its long rolling manufacturing and service operations. The new facility will complement the company’s 13 other U.S. locations. “In the past few years, we have made significant investments in our manufacturing and service workshop capabilities,” said Ralf Hanneken, president […]

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    Butech Bliss to Expand Its Equipment Manufacturing Operations

    Butech Bliss invested $1.25 million in the purchase of a new manufacturing facility in Salem, Ohio, located adjacent to the company’s existing operations. The 50,000 sq ft space will add much needed room for growth, enabling the company to meet its expanding manufacturing needs. “This is going to be a great building for us and finally resolves […]

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    SMS Expands Its Extrusion and Forging Portfolio

    SMS group has completed the acquisition of two Italian companies located in Brescia — OMAV S.p.A. and Hydromec S.R.L. Both companies are experts in their area of manufacturing, thus strengthening the company’s position as a global technology leader and enabling the further expansion of its product range in the extrusion and forging sectors. The two […]

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    Extrusion Partnership to Support North American Extruders

    Representing a major commitment to the North American extrusion market, SMS group and R.L. Best have joined forces as of January 1, 2020 to further support extruders with spare parts, modernizations, field service, and installation capabilities. The combined knowledge of each company will enable them to service a variety of extrusion brands, including Sutton, SMS, […]

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    Younsgstown Tool & Die Installs Two New HPGQ Vacuum Furnaces

    Youngstown Tools & Die (YTD) upgraded their existing heat treatment capabilities by installing two new high-pressure gas quench (HPGQ) vacuum furnaces. YTD, located in Ohio, specializes in manufacturing aluminum extrusion dies (since 1961) and are in the process of moving into a larger facility to accommodate increased production needs due to rising demand. This May, the city […]

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    Combilift Improves Safety and Productivity Throughout the Aluminum Value Chain

    Tuesday, June 9th was National Forklift Safety Day. To celebrate, Combilift in Monaghan, Ireland, is spreading the word about how their state-of-the-art products and services contribute to safer plants and warehouses. Traditional forklifts only move forward and back, but Combilift’s multi-directional trucks are able to move laterally to handle long aluminum loads in smaller spaces. The […]