Festo Group based in Esslingen, Germany, has appointed Oliver Jung as the family-owned global automation company’s new Chairman of the Management Board, effective Nov 1. Jung brings to Festo a wealth of experience from major internationally operating family-owned companies.
Winters Instruments of Toronto has extended its 5-year warranty to cover all products effective immediately. This includes all pressure gauges, thermometers, pressure transmitters, pressure switches, temperature sensors, diaphragm seals, valves, thermowells and all accessories.
Leverkusen, Germany–based pharmaceutical giant Bayer has completed the biggest acquisition in its history in the second quarter of 2018, when it acquired Monsanto for US$63 billion. Bayer considerably expanded its seed business through the acquisition of Monsanto, particularly for corn and soybeans, the company says.
Shell Canada Energy, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has announced it has taken a final investment decision (FID) on LNG Canada, a major liquified natural gas (LNG) project in Kitimat, BC, in which Shell has a 40 percent working interest. With LNG Canada’s joint venture participants also having taken FID, construction will start immediately with first LNG expected before the middle of the next decade.
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the latest EcoXpert partners in Canada. These partners are trained by Schneider Electric to leverage the latest in IoT-enabled technology to deliver improved power availability, safety and operational efficiency to their customers.
AltaGas of Calgary expects to hold approximately 37 to 45 percent of AltaGas Canada Inc. (ACI) at the close of a forthcoming Initial Public Offering (IPO). Equity proceeds from the IPO, combined with the debt repayment by ACI to AltaGas, are expected to result in significant repayment of the bridge facility with total cash proceeds approaching $1 billion.
Evermark Automation of Sarnia, ON, has announced the creation of this new entity that will offer products, services and expertise for Process Control and Analytical Solutions. At the same time, Evermark has announced that ABB, a manufacturer of instrumentation and control products, has appointed them as the unique representative for all its Process Analytical products, in Ontario and Manitoba.
Hardy Process Solutions of San Diego, CA, was founded in 1918 as Hardy Scale Co. Since then, Hardy has established itself as an innovator of weighing instruments, load cells and scales. In 1984 Hardy Scales was purchased by Dynamic Instruments, Inc. and changed its name to Hardy Instruments, Inc., and in 2011 changed to Hardy Process Solutions, as a reflection of a redefined business focus.