After many years of working together in the same group, KREMLIN REXSON and SAMES have decided to increase their synergies by merging within the EXEL Industries Group.
The new company name is SAMES KREMLIN.
The merger brings together two market leaders with talented and tenured employees building on the proven success of their existing alliance, uniting innovative technologies, with common cultures and values that are completely customer focused.
The new CEO of SAMES KREMLIN, Cédric Perres, will lead the global development of the organization following these strategic lines of action:
Making manufacturers more competitive with a wide range of products, solutions, and services while delivering enhanced performance.
Bonding, Protecting, Beautifying are our focused missions in any industrial process worldwide.
Addressing industrial issues with technology and expertise, we will provide Innovation with an efficient Supply Chain to deliver the right solution to the right place at the right time with a focus on Customer Satisfaction.
· Create a global leader - the new company will deliver a wider range of products, solutions, and services
· Accelerate growth – a broader portfolio of products and solutions will increase innovation, improve execution, reduce costs, and enhance customer success
· Build a comprehensive and flexible offering across each market from concept to project delivery and beyond
We have also launched our newly designed global website: www.sames-kremlin.com The new design allows for streamlined menus, clear navigation, and a responsive layout for all platforms with improved structure of our content.
Our new global website reflects our global offering of 6 Product Ranges and Solutions with different value propositions:
· AIRSPRAY - “Since 1925, we have been an Airspray manufacturer bringing you the very best in finishing.”
· AIRMIX® - “Since 1975, creator of Airmix® technology, we provide the perfect mix between quality and productivity.”
· AIRLESS - “We provide premium Airless Products for finishers with demanding applications.”
· REXSON Dispense - “Pumping beyond possible, dispensing precisely.”
· ELECTROSTATIC Liquid - “Electrostatic expertise for high finishing quality & efficiency.”
· POWDER - “Powder coating solutions for the highest Productivity since 1960.”
For more information, please visit our website or contact our Marketing department at email@example.com.
Orderwerks is an online web application which is poised to improve the industry’s processes and practices. It almost magically erases problems for custom and semi-custom projects and keeps everyone on the same page – no more working out of your inbox!
Using today’s technology, Orderwerks streamlines manufacturing and account processes – ordering, client, project, shipping, rebates, catalog management and more.
Orderwerks gives users powerful and easy-to-understand features and includes real-time order collaboration, a catalog creator, a versatile print view and other incredible features.
Orderwerks is accessible on any Internet connected Desktop, Laptop or Tablet.
“Orderwerks is available anywhere you have the Internet!” said Stephen Bero, Orderwerks founder and creator. “It improves the standard ordering process and minimizes issues and saves significant time for anyone involved in a project.”
With more than 15 years of industry experience and 8 years as a software engineer, Bero’s aim was to create a much needed, problem-erasing tool. “Ordering mistakes and complex project revision errors cost time and money. Bottom line - Orderwerks solves both issues! I have built the best platform possible and will continue to add improvements.”
Based in San Diego, Orderwerks can be found online at www.orderwerks.com.
Upon the expansion of the parts and service department in America and Canada, Biesse Group has added the position of Parts Quality Assurance Group Leader and welcomes Maurizio Bailot to this position! Maurizio has over 30 years experience in mechanics, 17 of which were spent manufacturing machinery in the wood industry. Spending 8 years as a production manager, 4 years as a field service technician and 5 years as a quality assurance manager, Maurizio is a valuable addition to the Biesse America and Canada team.
As the Parts Quality Assurance Group Leader, Bailot will serve as a liaison between departments, implementing new procedures, growing communications between customers and Biesse Group and ensuring customer satisfaction. “I have been familiar with Biesse for many years, and now that I work with Biesse, I’ve discovered the professional and customer-oriented attitude that sets us apart” said Bailot.
To contact Maurizio, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 704-625-1029.
BIESSE S.p.A. - Biesse Group is a global leader in technology for processing wood, glass, stone, plastic and metal. It designs, manufactures and distributes machines, integrated systems and software for manufacturers of furniture, door/window frames and components for the construction, ship-building and aerospace industries. It invests on average 14 million Euro per year in R&D, boasting over 200 registered patents. It operates through 8 industrial sites, 34 branches and 300 agents and selected dealers, exporting 90% of its production. Its customers include some of the most prestigious names in Italian and international design. Founded in Pesaro in 1969, by Giancarlo Selci, the company has been listed on the Stock Exchange (STAR segment) since June 2001. It now counts 3.450 employees throughout the world.
John Ratzenberger, of the iconic NBC television show Cheers and Pixar movie fame, will keynote the AWFS Fair at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday July 20, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event is open to all registered AWFS Fair attendees. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. Limited general seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Prior to his career in the entertainment industry, Ratzenberger was a finish carpenter and has a strong connection to his skilled trade roots. He has been involved in multiple organizations which support manufacturing in America and encouraging young people to learn skilled trades. He produced and starred in The Travel Channel Show “John Ratzenberger’s Made in America” which showcased products and workers throughout the U.S.
Ratzenberger has a genuine focus and concern for the future of skilled trades. “Kids today are not making things,” he said. “We just need to teach kids the skills. Many today do not even know how to use simple tools,hammers and screwdrivers. Manufacturers today say high school kids can’t even read a ruler. How are they going to build airplanes, build homes, or even perform simple household repairs?”
Ratzenberger recently announced a collaborative partnership with the American Museum of Manufacturing, the American Libraries Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association to launch America’s Workshop, an ongoing, hands-on educational experience to teach kids vocational skills in libraries nationwide. Through woodworking curriculum, students will learn how to use basic tools, read plans, develop critical thinking and put real-life skills to work on their own project from concept to completion. Ratzenberger will rally woodworkers to support this effort to introduce these valuable skills to young people and consider career opportunities in our industry.
The full-scale international AWFS®Fair, scheduled for Wednesday - Saturday, July 19-22, 2017 in Las Vegas, has become a critical hub for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The AWFS®Fair brings together the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers. For more information on the AWFS®Fair, please visit: AWFSFair.org
Chadwick Industries, Corp., a Huntertown, Indiana-based custom woodwork manufacturing shop, is launching a new division, Bella Innovative Modern Cabinetry.
This new line of cabinetry is new and unique to the industry. They are easy to assemble and make renovating a breeze. The line can be ordered online in customized sizes to a 1/16”. All cabinets are sold knock down or RTA (Ready To Assemble). Using the Lockdowel assembly method will allow customers to assemble cabinets 80% faster than traditional RTA cabinets.
Bella IMC will be selling wholesale to kitchen cabinet dealers, home improvement professionals, and cabinet shops looking to outsource. Clients can order the cabinet box only, individual door and drawer fronts, or a complete cabinet.
Experience Bella IMC for yourself and see how it works; stop by our booth, S5193, on January 10-12 at KBIS. You can also visit our website at www.BellaIMC.com.
About Chadwick Industries
Prior to launching Bella IMC Chadwick Industries was a custom woodwork manufacturing shop for both commercial and residential cabinetry and millwork. They specialized in custom designed and one-off work from architects and contractors. Chadwick Industries has completed projects for many midwest hospitals, University of Notre Dame, W-Hotel in Austin, Venetian Hotel Las Vegas as well as homes in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Chadwick Industries is a fully automated woodworking facility with capabilities to complete several large projects simultaneously.
The latest edition of Alphacam, from Vero Software – the world’s number one CAM developer – is rich with new features ranging across the modules, making it easier to use and improve productivity.
Amongst the new and enhanced functionality:
The Work Plane Properties option in the Project Manager displays a window with a grid containing details of the work planes in the active drawing, such as the name and offset number, which can also be edited in the grid. Additionally, it is now possible to rename the move clamp/fixture operation in the Quick Edit window.
A new option in Drawing Notes means the Add-ins dialog will only be displayed if the opened drawing file already contains notes.
In Machining, the Cylindrical Parallel strategy now gives the option of setting the width of cut as a distance, and when editing settings, the Drawing Area will update with a preview of the tool and holder, if applicable. The machining area is indicated by a transparent shaded region around the part that is automatically updated when settings are changed in the dialog, allowing the user to visualize the effect that a change has on the operation.
Alphacam Router now includes improved foul avoidance for sawing. Previously when using a saw to cut parts, the risk of fouling other parts was increased due to the size of the blade. Alphacam 2017 R1 sawing operations now checks for fouling against all geometries selected for the same operation, resulting in toolpaths being trimmed, if necessary. This means that parts can be laid out on a sheet and all sawn as the same operation, using the automatic fouling check. The operator can use the new path extensions tool with options for extending saw paths by either, Distance, to Boundary or Pick Point, with reversing options.
For Simulator, the new release sees XY configurations supported on both the head and table.
The transfer of 5-axis toolpaths between Alphacam and the simulator has been optimized, meaning that complex operations containing toolpaths comprising thousands of individual elements are much faster. Furthermore, if program stops are included in the operation, they will now be recognized. All these improvements make the user experience more realistic and speed up the simulation process.
Automation Manager sees several new options that provide flexibility and performance improvements, these include:
Work Volume support has been added for the Parametric Sketcher – useful with many post processors that require the work volume dimensions for the NC controller.
User configurable Default Layer Setting – useful when creating designs with set layer configurations.
Improved Solid Model Assembly Splitting Support for SOLIDWORKS and Solid Edge assemblies.
The Area Estimate routine has been improved to take account of drilled holes.
Alphacam’s Network License Profiles allow users to save their own selection of system and module licenses as a single profile, making it quick and easy to select pre-defined license options. For example, all network licensing users can create their own set of License Profiles and copy them to a shared folder on a nominated network PC, ensuring that all users can access the same ones. A particular profile can be specified when Profiles are being configured, or an option can be checked to select one from the list displayed when the licensed application is run.
About Vero Software
Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market.
The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, Surfcam, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.
Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.
Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
For more information, please visit verosoftware.com.
And what you can do.
Over the last several years, a perfect storm has been swelling in regards to re-valuing the inclusion of skilled trades in public schools. While change doesn’t come easy, educational institutions have been advancing in a direction of re-instating hands-on classes and touting them as critical to a comprehensive curriculum as well as to a country that direly needs to grow its manufacturing base.
That message has been heard in Washington as more and more Congressional members heard from constituents that their businesses were suffering from a lack of trained employees. They have been responding with the creation of legislation to benefit Career Technical Education, Apprenticeships and other skill-based training. So education is on board, Congress is on board…
The third leg of the stool must be the efforts on the part of industry. What is our industry doing to make its voice heard?
A number of trade associations which have a history of calling on legislators in Washington are now making Career Technical Education (CTE) a top priority when speaking with representatives. In addition to AWFS, such groups include Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA), Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), Wood Component Manufacturers Association (WCMA) and the Hardwood Federation. These groups are making treks to Capitol Hill to advance legislation that will ultimately serve you by developing the next generation of skilled workers.
Also, the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA), the group responsible for creating the Wood Manufacturing Skill Standards for our industry, has produced a second edition that now includes over 100 tool and machine tests recognized by industry to assist in determining the skill level of new or existing employees; WCA is also working tirelessly with schools to integrate the standards into the curriculum of wood programs. WCA had the forethought to design a high school level proficiency test that leads to a “Sawblade Certificate.” As schools look to reinvigorate CTE programs, they are particularly interested in being able to offer industry certifications that students can complete before they graduate, to enhance their job marketability. Check out www.woodworkcareer.org.
Efforts to interest the younger generation in careers in manufacturing must also come from you, the suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and others whose companies will be able to grow successfully in the coming decades if there is a pool of applicants to draw from.
Confucius said that a journey begins with the first step. Which of these will be yours?
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