December 7, 2022
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"It's a challenge to integrate advanced technologies into traditional industry"

Read the interview of our CEO, Hanoch Magid, published in People and Computers Magazine (in Hebrew) and learn how SMARTECH is revolutionizing the manufacturing sector by transforming traditional plants into smart and autonomous factories.

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November 23, 2022
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SMARTECH and Siempelkamp collaboration highlighted in Panels & Furniture Asia Magazine

We are proud that our partnership with Siempelkamp is featured in one of the leading panel industry magazines in Asia.

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November 23, 2022
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SMARTECH featured at Siempelkamp customer symposium in Turkey

Siempelkamp, one of the leading global wood panel equipment suppliers, held a successful customer day in Turkey and featured the collaborative work with SMARTECH on Autonomous Manufacturing.

Stephan Niggeschmidt, managing director of Siempelkamp Logistics and Service said positively: "This concept will enable wood-based panel plant operators to realise unimagined benefits by unlocking the potential in the data, enabling Prod-IQ · SmartPress to further increase the productivity of their plants".

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December 5, 2022
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MEDIA RELEASE: SMARTECH announces a strategic agreement with Siempelkamp to jointly commercialize their AI-based Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution that brings autonomy to press lines in the wood-based panel industry

SMARTECH, a pioneering Israeli hi-tech company that develops smart technologies for the traditional manufacturing sectors, announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with the giant Siempelkamp. The agreement calls for a technology and commercial collaboration to bring breakthrough autonomous process control to engineered wood panel manufacturing plants.

The two parties will jointly offer the closed-loop Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution for engineered wood panel presses. The Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution utilizes AI and machine learning algorithms and real-time data to directly increase press throughput and quality while lowering manufacturing costs.  

The Prod-IQ · SmartPress architecture aggregates real-time production parameters along with contextual input from various press operators, and then generates a new operational base-line for higher performance levels across the mill's shifts. Autonomous process decision-making has conventionally resided with the machinery operator, Prod-IQ · SmartPress now shifts autonomous decision-making to the plant itself.

Siempelkamp and SMARTECH have validated the unprecedented capabilities of Prod-IQ · SmartPress on a full-scale wood panel production line with a leading global engineered wood panel manufacturer.

Hanoch Magid, CEO of SMARTECH said: “We are delighted to offer this unique AI-based solution to the wood-based panel sector, and we expect it will quickly become the North Star for Industrial Autonomy in the industry. We are extremely proud to partner with Siempelkamp on Prod-IQ · SmartPress.”

Mr. Hansjoerg Prettner, SMARTECH’s VP Europe and Asia and a wood-panel industry veteran with almost twenty-years experience said: “The capabilities of Prod-IQ · SmartPress have shown that innovative AI technologies can bring unprecedented benefits to manufacturers by unleashing the potential of data and increasing productivity. SMARTECH and Siempelkamp are revolutionizing the wood panel sector with their AI-based solution that it is far beyond industry 4.0”.

Mr. Gregor Bernardy, Head of MES and Industrial IT Solutions at Siempelkamp added: “We are enthusiastic to offer the AI-based Prod-IQ · SmartPress closed-loop solution together with SMARTECH to help wood manufacturers extract even more value from their panel presses, and ultimately improve their bottom-line. This software tool will equip manufacturers with leading-edge technology to successfully face their operational challenges.”

Mr. Marc Müller, Head of Sales at Siempelkamp, underlined: "For many years we have been pursuing our strategy of a self-optimizing plant. With our Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution,we have now developed the final building block for this in our Prod-IQ® software family with a strong partner. This enables our customers to achieve operational excellence at the highest level.”

 

About SMARTECH

SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by unleashing the latent potential of raw materials and data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, autonomous, data-driven and sustainable assets. We spark new possibilities for manufacturing with intelligence.

SMARTECH, Manewfacturing™ Technologies is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information about SMARTECH solutions, visit www.smartech.com.

 

About Siempelkamp

As a technology provider for machinery and equipment, casting and nuclear technology the Siempelkamp group has an international footprint. We are a system supplier of press lines and complete plants for the wood-based panel industry, metal forming, as well as the composites and rubber industries. With one of the world’s largest hand-molding foundries, we manufacture large cast parts at our Krefeld location; these have a total unit weight of up to 320 t. We also provide transport and storage containers for radioactive waste, and specialize in the dismantling of nuclear plants. The wood-based panel industry forms one of our central markets and our core competence: We cover the entire production process for wood-based panels – from round log and raw material handling up to storage and handling solutions for the finished wood-based panels as well as new approaches of machine learning. We provide our customers with comprehensive after sales & service throughout the entire life cycle of their plant.

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December 5, 2022
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MEDIA RELEASE: SMARTECH and Siempelkamp announce today their upcoming collaboration to bring artificial intelligence technology to the wood-based panel industry

SMARTECH and Siempelkamp are proud to announce their collaboration to ignite a manufacturing revolution with artificial intelligence for the wood-based panel industry. Siempelkamp, one of the world's leading providers of wood panel manufacturing lines, and SMARTECH, an acclaimed and innovative hi-tech company, will partner together to bring a major transformation to the manufacturers of engineered wood panels.

“Siempelkamp is a global leader in supplying press lines to the wood-based panel industry and we are excited to be working together. Technology is the key for better growth and a better future. The synergy between Siempelkamp and SMARTECH will drive the market with a game-changing solution.” says Hanoch Magid, CEO of SMARTECH.

"We believe our collaboration with SMARTECH will drive the next generation of wood-based panel manufacturing. We look forward to working together to bring to market the most cutting-edge technology with a massive impact for our customers," says Gregor Bernardy, Head of MES and Industrial IT Solutions, Siempelkamp Logistics and Service GmbH.

About SMARTECH

SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company that provides game-changing technologies to the global manufacturing industry. SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing by unleashing the latent potential of raw materials and data, and helps industries upgrade their plants to smart factories by transforming existing production lines into high-performing, autonomous, data-driven and sustainable assets. We spark new possibilities for manufacturing with intelligence.

SMARTECH, Manewfacturing™ Technologies, is headquartered in Israel, with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information about SMARTECH solutions, visit www.smartech.com.

About Siempelkamp

As a technology provider for machinery and equipment, casting and nuclear technology the Siempelkamp group has an international footprint. We are a system supplier of press lines and complete plants for the wood-based panel industry, metal forming, as well as the composites and rubber industries. With one of the world’s largest hand-molding foundries, we manufacture large cast parts at our Krefeld location; these have a total unit weight of up to 320 t. We also provide transport and storage containers for radioactive waste, and specialize in the dismantling of nuclear plants. The wood-based panel industry forms one of our central markets and our core competence: We cover the entire production process for wood-based panels – from round log and raw material handling up to storage and handling solutions for the finished wood-based panels as well as new approaches of machine learning. We provide our customers with comprehensive after sales & service throughout the entire life cycle of their plant.

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November 23, 2022
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Media Release: SMARTECH and RoyOMartin Collaboration brings AI-based Autonomy to Manufacturing

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SMARTECH and RoyOMartin announced the successful integration of the SMARTECH AI-based Autonomous Manufacturing Solution (Autonomous MaNEWfacturing™) that was implemented in 2019 at the RoyOMartin Oakdale, Louisiana, Oriented Strand Board (OSB) facility. ‍

This achievement is the culmination of a long-running collaboration between these two industry leaders that has aimed for technology innovation and operational excellence. ‍

The collaboration began in 2015, when RoyOMartin became the first company to acquire SMARTECH’s patented SMARTWAX system for reducing wax and wax emulsion production costs. The SMARTWAX system, designed for the wood panel industry, also improves board quality and raw material efficiency – a green approach that both SMARTECH and RoyOMartin have valued since well before sustainability became a household term.‍‍

“RoyOMartin’s visionary approach and passion for new technologies was a great foundation for our alliance," says Hanoch Magid, SMARTECH CEO. “They were really ahead of their time – which is what makes them so successful, and we feel very fortunate to have an industry leader such as RoyOMartin as a strategic partner and as a first customer for both SMARTWAX and the SMARTPRESS module of our Autonomous MaNEWfacturing™ platform.

”‍‍In 2019, recognizing the importance of adopting artificial intelligence into the manufacturing industry, RoyOMartin became the first company in the world to acquire and implement the SMARTPRESS module. The module is built upon SMARTECH’s Autonomous Manufacturing platform, which utilizes AI, machine learning, neural networks and reinforcement learning to allow many critical production processes to operate autonomously, thus driving manufacturing line improvements. Provided as on-premise software, it harmonizes the performance between different shift operators and stabilizes production, enhances press efficiency and enables higher productivity, so that the manufacturer can expand the capacity of its facility using its existing equipment.‍‍

“We have seen significant value from our collaboration with SMARTECH" says Scott Poole, RoyOMartin President and COO. "The SMARTWAX systems continue to provide significant cost savings. With the AI-based SMARTPRESS, we unlocked additional line capacity at a time when board market demand is near an all-time high. We are committed to innovation and technology and are happy to cooperate with the SMARTECH team in a journey that will lead us even beyond Industry 5.0. We look forward to further technology projects."‍‍

About RoyOMartin
Martco L.L.C. is a subsidiary of Martin Sustainable Resources L.L.C., the Martin family-owned parent to several companies which focus on land, timber, and mineral resources, with a particular emphasis on sustainable forestry and the manufacture of forest-products. It is best known by its trade name RoyOMartin, which honors the entrepreneurial spirit of Roy O. Martin, Sr. who began the family’s first business (a sawmill operation) in 1923. RoyOMartin currently operates two manufacturing facilities in Louisiana. A third facility is operated in Texas by its wholly-owned Texas subsidiary, with a fourth facility currently under construction. With more than 1,200 employees, we are a leading employer in every region in which we operate. For more information, visit www.royomartin.com.

About SMARTECH
SMARTECH is a hi-tech company that provides ground-breaking technology that includes engineered systems and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the global manufacturing industry. We revolutionize traditional manufacturing by unleashing the latent potential of raw materials, data and equipment. SMARTECH spurs industries to upgrade their production sites to smart factories by transforming traditional production lines to high-performing, autonomous, data-driven and sustainable assets. We are sparking new possibilities for manufacturing with intelligence.
SMARTECH is headquartered in Israel, and has a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information about SMARTECH solutions, visit www.smartech.com.

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November 23, 2022
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SMARTECH Featured in Engineered Wood Journal

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November 23, 2022
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Wood & Panel Journal Europe

Real-time optimization algorithm AI solutions Maximizes production value by combining historical data, machine-learning and operator expertise.

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November 23, 2022
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Top 10 Smart Factory Solution Companies 2020

Smartech is proud to be awarded one of the 10 Smart factory solutions companies by the Manufacturing Technology Insights.

In today’s digitalized world, where new technologies andconsumer experiences take center stage, organizations are racing to implementinnovative digital solution to provide more value. As this digitalizationcontinues to impact the way manufacturing organizations…

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November 23, 2022
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Top 10 Smart Factory Solution Companies 2019

Smartech is proud to be awarded one of the 10 Smart factory solution companies by the Manufacturing Technology Insights.

Automation is not a new term in the manufacturing realm. Smarttechnologies like AI, machine learning, data analytics have begun to revolutionizeindustries as experts realize the enormous potential these innovations have to offer.

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December 5, 2022
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SMARTECH: Most Innovative Manufacturing Solutions Company - Middle East

Smartech is proud to be the recipient of the 2021 Most Innovative Manufacturing Solutions Company - Middle East by the Acquisition international
Once again' we have made te impossible!

The process:

Acquisition International are delighted to present the 8thannual Business Excellence Awards, proudly calling all companies, businesses and enterprises from across the globe.

Every year Acquisition International is proud to offer their readers an insight into some of the world’s finest businesses. Ranging from small traders and solo practitioners through to multi-national conglomerates, our winners are handpicked by expert judges because of their commitment to client service and excellence in their respective sectors.

The AI Business Excellence Awards are judged purely on a merit. In order to determine the lucky few, the in-house research team carefully analyses the information that is available both online and in the public domain as well as any materials supplied by nominees.

Additionally, nominees are provided the opportunity to prepare a short case file disclosing details of their chosen business sector and practice, as well as any previous accolades awarded.

Awards are based on merit, not the number of votes received. The process works to ensure that parties based on their excellence in the industry, the quality of their products and their dedication to service are rewarded.

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November 23, 2022
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Media Release: Walker Industries & SMARTECH announce partnership

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Helping engineered wood manufacturers cut costs, improve products

Walker named North American vendor for SmartWaxSys wax suspension technology

Walker Industries and Smartech are pleased to announce a partnership naming Walker as the exclusive vendor for North America of Smartech’s proprietary, patent-protected SmartWaxSys wax suspension system.

Serving Canadian and U.S. markets out of operating locations in Ontario, South Carolina and Oregon, Walker’s emulsions division provides a wide range of wax emulsions used by the wood product industry to provide water repellency characteristics and improve the dimensional stability of oriented strand board, medium density fiberboard and other engineered wood products.

Smartech SmartWaxSys transforms the way wax is used, enabling engineered wood manufacturers to reduce costs significantly, improve product quality and gain superior control over the manufacturing process.

“We’re thrilled to offer customers an innovative new solution that will help them produce high-performing products for less cost while also reducing their environmental footprint,” says Archie Reynolds, EVP, Walker Emulsions. “This technology has already proven its value in other markets, generating savings and numerous benefits for engineered wood manufacturers.”

Smartech’s patented and proprietary suspension technology allows manufacturers using SmartWaxSys to significantly reduce costs – typically by at least 20 per cent – for wax and emulsions for all types of engineered wood panels (MDF, OSB, Particle Board and others).

The system also provides green benefits. Overall consumption of hot melt wax is significantly reduced while maintaining performance standards. In addition, fewer trucks are required because water is added at point of production rather than being pre-mixed, resulting in fewer shipments. Reducing the number of trucks on the road translates to lower carbon dioxide emissions, which supports environmental sustainability.

“We are excited to partner with Walker industries, which shares our focus on providing real value to the manufacturers,” says Hanoch Magid, CEO, Smartech. “The combination of Smartech’s innovative SmartWaxSys technology, Walker’s extensive market reach, and both companies’ complementary areas of expertise will bring significant savings and advantages to Engineered Wood manufacturers in North America.”

To learn more, please visit here. About Walker Industries: Walker Industries is a fifth generation, family-owned Canadian company that has operated from its base in the Niagara Region for more than 130 years. With facilities across Canada and the United States the company employs more than 1,200 people in environmental waste management and recovery, renewable energy, paving and construction, aggregates, and emulsions. For more information about Walker, visit walkerind.com.

About Smartech: Smartech is an Israeli and American-owned technology developer of game-changing technology solutions that create transformational changes in the way manufacturing works. It provides proprietary technologies for the smart use of materials and offers Autonomous Manufacturing modules for significant improvement of critical manufacturing processes. Smartech is headquartered in Israel, and has a presence in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. For more information about Smartech, visit www.smartech.com

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December 5, 2022
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The Smartech Team

The secret of MDI cost reduction?

Following the smashing success of our SmartWax system in reducing wax costs, we are now moving full-speed ahead to provide our customers with a new and revolutionary cost reduction solution, this time for MDI resin.

Smartech is on a mission to provide manufacturers with new technologies that will have a notable and measurable impact on their financial performance. We call production driven by these new technologies MaNEWfacturing™.

With this motion in mind, we have tasked the Smartech X-force, our research innovation teams, with a laser-focused goal – create a new technology that will significantly reduce engineered wood resin costs. The teams have started the race to meet the goal targeting all types of resins. We have not limited them in the type of technology nor we have limited them in the cost of the development process.

It is always a fascinating process to challenge what seems to be impossible, and we are excited and proud to come to our customers and friends in the industry with a real success:  

MDISmartResin technology.

MDI resin is commonly used in themanufactured wood industry in its liquid form. Some attempts to create MDI emulsions were made and several emulsifiable MDI types were developed, but these did not ultimately make their way to the industry and they faced priceand performance challenges.

We use our patented suspension technique just before the resin is applied to the wood, in real time in the production line. This enables improved distribution and better reactiveness. We test the boards to ensure performance parameters remain the same. These test shave confirmed that our unique technique provides the benefits of cost reduction and has no adverse effect on MDI responsiveness. It also has the added advantage of reducing dependency on the stability of the resin.

MDI SmartResin is a proprietary technology and system that utilizes Smartech’s experience and success with suspension technologies. It is an inline, just-in-time MDI suspension system that overcomes all the hurdles of prior technologies and provides customers with a significant resin cost reduction. How significant? More than 15% – are duction that ‘moves the needle’ of cost of production and goes directly to the net profit margin of our customers.

While some may say MDI and water do not seem an obvious combination, our MDI SmartResin technology has overcome any and all obstacles and enables the provision of improved distribution, better resin reactiveness and superior performance.

Smartech MDI SmartResin Systems deliver:

Performance: Superior resin performance enabling the reduction of more than15% of the resin cost, translating to a reduction of millions of dollars per year.

Stability: Controlled MDI suspension stability enables a stable and fluent manufacturing process.

Reliability: A stable process, fully supported by the current MDI process, which remains as a backup.

Flexibility: Any type of MDI resin may be used.

Coming soon: A completely different technology and approach – PF SmartResintechnology.

 

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November 23, 2022
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Smartech team

LUEBKEN Automation will support distribution, service & sales in China

We are happy to announce the signing of a sale, distribution and service agreement with Mr. An Hui the owner of LUEBKEN Automation Shanghai. Mr. An Hui has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the wood panel industry in China.

LUEBKEN Automation Shanghai is a high-technical enterprise, it is refer to whole set technology about automatic process control and installation system for wood-based panel industry, assemble all kinds of control panel, cabinet, non-standard control box, and distribute-power cabinet. Founded in 2013, LUEBKEN Automation Shanghai has an agency agreement with Argos and Lubcon lubrication.

 

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November 23, 2022
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SMARTECH Team

We are in the news: SMARTECH: transforming manufacturing with smart technology

As other major industries reap the benefits of technological advancements, how can the manufacturing sector keep up? Smartech is focused on bringing game-changing technologies to the industrial manufacturing world.

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"It's a challenge to integrate advanced technologies into traditional industry"
"It's a challenge to integrate advanced technologies into traditional industry"
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SMARTECH and Siempelkamp collaboration highlighted in Panels & Furniture Asia Magazine
SMARTECH and Siempelkamp collaboration highlighted in Panels & Furniture Asia Magazine
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SMARTECH featured at Siempelkamp customer symposium in Turkey
SMARTECH featured at Siempelkamp customer symposium in Turkey
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MEDIA RELEASE: SMARTECH announces a strategic agreement with Siempelkamp to jointly commercialize their AI-based Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution that brings autonomy to press lines in the wood-based panel industry
MEDIA RELEASE: SMARTECH announces a strategic agreement with Siempelkamp to jointly commercialize their AI-based Prod-IQ · SmartPress solution that brings autonomy to press lines in the wood-based panel industry
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MEDIA RELEASE: SMARTECH and Siempelkamp announce today their upcoming collaboration to bring artificial intelligence technology to the wood-based panel industry
MEDIA RELEASE: SMARTECH and Siempelkamp announce today their upcoming collaboration to bring artificial intelligence technology to the wood-based panel industry
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Media Release: SMARTECH and RoyOMartin Collaboration brings AI-based Autonomy to Manufacturing
Media Release: SMARTECH and RoyOMartin Collaboration brings AI-based Autonomy to Manufacturing
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SMARTECH Featured in Engineered Wood Journal
SMARTECH Featured in Engineered Wood Journal
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Wood & Panel Journal Europe
Wood & Panel Journal Europe
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Top 10 Smart Factory Solution Companies 2020
Top 10 Smart Factory Solution Companies 2020
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Top 10 Smart Factory Solution Companies 2019
Top 10 Smart Factory Solution Companies 2019
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SMARTECH: Most Innovative Manufacturing Solutions Company - Middle East
SMARTECH: Most Innovative Manufacturing Solutions Company - Middle East
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Media Release: Walker Industries & SMARTECH announce partnership
Media Release: Walker Industries & SMARTECH announce partnership
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The secret of MDI cost reduction?
The secret of MDI cost reduction?
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LUEBKEN Automation will support distribution, service & sales in China
LUEBKEN Automation will support distribution, service & sales in China
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We are in the news: SMARTECH: transforming manufacturing with smart technology
We are in the news: SMARTECH: transforming manufacturing with smart technology
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