Swagelok Company of Solon, OH, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of its new global headquarters and innovation center. The 124,000-square-foot facility includes an innovation laboratory and the Edward A. Lozick Customer Collaboration Center and is directly connected to the company’s main plant.
Detmold, Germany-based electronics specialist Weidmüller Group has acquired the team and assets of Emphatec Inc. of Markham, ON. Weidmüller extends its portfolio, especially when it comes to PLC migration and C1D2 (Class 1 Division 2) solutions, the company says.
Schneider Electric, in collaboration with software partner AVEVA, has announced the launch of Schneider Go Green 2022, its annual student competition to find the latest bold ideas in digital and sustainable innovation.
Global Food and Ingredients Inc. of Toronto has announced the acquisition of a plant-based pet food ingredients production facility in Bowden, AB, and the creation of GFI’s new Plant-Based Pet Food Ingredients business unit. The facility produces custom blends of milled red lentils, green lentils, chickpeas, pinto beans, yellow peas, and green peas to produce specific nutritional profiles for pet food manufacturers.
Blackline Safety Corp. of Calgary, a developer of gas detection and connected safety solutions, has announced the close of two contracts with UK water authorities valued at $2.2 million. With this, Blackline has now secured its 5th water authority contract in the United Kingdom.
KBR and Petron Scientech Inc. (PSI) have signed an alliance agreement to license differentiated, energy-efficient, and sustainable technologies for renewable chemicals production. Under this agreement, KBR will be the exclusive licensor for PSI’s Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol (K-MEG), Alcohol Dehydration (K-SEET) and Maleic Anhydride (Max-Leic) technologies, which are used to convert ethanol into ethylene and further derivative chemicals used in a wide range of industry and consumer products.
Montreal’s Institute for data valorization (IVADO) has announced a strategic collaboration with Hitachi ABB Power Grids to explore the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to power grids. With this agreement, Hitachi ABB Power Grids joins IVADO as a member, and will help to bring focus to the digital evolution of power grids to support the transition to renewable energy.
Everest Automation and Sylvan Automation Ltd. have announced that they have combined forces and will now form one unified company to better serve their mutual customer base through four offices in Ontario: Oakville, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, and Sudbury.
Bosch Rexroth, EPLAN, Festo, Murrelektronik, PILZ, Rittal and WAGO, seven companies in automation and advanced manufacturing, based in Canada with their headquarters in Germany, are hosting Canada’s third series of German Technology Days.
SinnovaTek has appointed Jim Holbrook to become chairman of the board of directors, a veteran CPG (consumer packaged goods) executive. In his new role with SinnovaTek, Holbrook will be a key advisor to the business as it continues to expand its current operations and refine its B2B strategy.