KraussMaffei appoints industry expert to head IMM division
D r . K a r l h e i n z Bourdon, a manager with 22 years of industry experience, took over as managing director of the Injection Moulding M a c h i n e r y ( I M M ) division of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH in Munich on February 1. Dr. Bourdon moved to KraussMaffei from Milacron, where he was president of global plastics machinery, responsible for Milacron's worldwide operations in injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion machinery. 揑 m delighted that i n D r . B o u r d o n KraussMaffei has gained a manager with substantial international experience and many years?know-how in our industry. He will continue our drive to expand the outstanding p o s i t i o n o f o u r injection moulding machinery business,? emphasized Dr. Dietmar Straub, CEO of KraussMaffei AG.
www.kraussmaffei.com Alibaba.com enters content sharing partnership with Ringier
Alibaba.com, the world's largest business website connecting buyers and suppliers, and Ringier Trade Publishing, Switzerland's largest media group and a leading publisher of trade magazines entered into a content sharing partnership in Asia. Alibaba.com will provide Ringier's trade related articles and technical information to its online community of members. In return, Ringier will include a page highlighting product and supplier leads from Alibaba. com members in both print and electronic versions of its Asian trade magazines. 揂libaba.com wants to partner with best-in-class organizations to bring more value to our members,?said Kenneth Liu, Alibaba.com Vice President of Global Operations. 揜ingier's high quality information can help our members keep abreast of the latest trade news and enhance our suppliers? technical know-how. By delivering trade information in multiple media formats we can connect buyers and sellers around the world who have different media consumption habits.? “The content swap agreement with Alibaba.com is an excellent example of how print and online media can support each other and offer our respective media users with relevant information that is vital to their business,?said Mike Hay, President of Ringier Trade Publishing Ltd, Hong Kong. 揂libaba. com's content in our trade journals will provide our readers with new sales leads and potential business. At the same time, our high value technical articles and trade news will provide Alibaba.com members with important technical and marketing news.?
www.industrysourcing.com Evonik supports sustainable development in Asia at the Boao Forum for Asia
As a longstanding member of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), Evonik Industries AG, Essen, Germany, supports the BFA Annual Conference 2008 themed: 揋reen Asia: Moving Towards Win-Win Through Changes?as diamond sponsor this year. The event and theme make it the ideal time for Evonik, a company focusing on innovation and sustainable growth, to contribute its relevant experience and expertise in one of the world's most dynamic regions. In fiscal year 2007, 4,200 employees of Evonik in the Greater China Region generated sales of 754 million euros, which is a 28 percent increase in the region's sales growth. Evonik is aiming to achieve sales in the area of 1 billion euros in the Greater China Region by 2009.
www.evonik.com Professional Plastics opens new distribution center
Professional Plastics, Inc. (USA) expands into Southeast Asia with the opening of its full-service warehouse distribution facility and sales office in Singapore. The company's subsidiary, Professional Plastics Pte Ltd, carries a complete range of plastic sheets, rods, tubing and Films. Stock materials include: Torlon? Vespel? Rulon?Air Max 95 Stussy