Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliances: Danfoss Makes Offer, Hardinge Acquires Assets, and Fanuc and Rockwell Collaborate
Danfoss made a public tender offer for all shares of the Finnish ac drives company Vacon. Hardinge, international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, agreed to acquire the assets of the Voumard internal diameter (ID) grinding business from Peter Wolters GmbH in Rendsburg, Germany. Maverick Technologies, acquired CQS Innovation, a system integrator specializing in control and information systems for life sciences, chemical and metals industries.
By Joe Feeley
Oct 15, 2014
Danfoss made a public tender offer for all shares of the
Finnish ac drives company Vacon.
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Our content creation is based on what you, as machine control technology users, tell us are the important issues for which you need information, and now you can call our voice mail and tell us what's important to you.
Editor in Chief Joe Feeley constantly wonders how we can better present content to you, without wasting your time, and in a way that heads you in the right direction in your product research on the web.
One part of a well-planned tactical assault on potential customers seems to include making your web site a place for customers to painlessly contribute to, comment and critique what you make, deliver, and support.
If you dont try to approach a level of expected reliability with your more knowledgeable customers, you might find that if you need a new machine and dont buy it, you pay for it without ever getting it.
It's easy to make plans that appear to validate that what we do is well-conceived, but unless those actions are measured, tested and challenged, they usually have little value and can end up in a drawer.
Editor in Chief Joe Feeley expects the pursuit and corralling of operating and lifecycle factory-floor data will do nothing but increase in the future, and he offers more evidence of how this will impact machine OEMs.
Maybe the decisions and actions of an industrial machine builder dont have galaxy-threatening implications if things go wrong, but it can have a profound impact on the viability of a customer and its employees.