The Government of Canada has launched a new funding competition, through the Strategic Innovation Fund, for national scale initiatives in automation and digital technology applications in the agriculture and agri-food sector. Funding of between $10 million and $50 million will be provided to a successful applicant in the competition.
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.
Emerson and AspenTech have announced they have teamed up to deliver asset optimization software solutions along with global automation technologies and operational consulting services. Together, the two will help customers optimize production and drive operational excellence, the companies say.
The Weidmüller Group, an international Industrial Connectivity and Automation specialist headquartered in Detmold, Germany, has announced the acquisition of the W Interconnections group companies in the USA, Canada and Mexico from Rockwell Automation, Inc. The W Interconnections group sells products for Industrial Connectivity and Automation.Read More
Turck has acquired the remaining 50 per cent interest in Turck Chartwell Canada of Markham, ON, and thus is 100 per cent owner of the new subsidiary. Read More