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Red wedge-shaped chassis, black stepped driver protection roof frame, overhead tilt cylinders: The striking design of the combustion engine powered 392/393 truck series from Linde Material Handling in the lifting capacity range from 2.0 to 3.5 tonnes shaped the internal goods handling of countless companies in Europe and around the world for 18 years. This era ended on July 1 with the production of the last order for one of the largest brick manufacturers in North America. A total of almost 161,000 vehicles were produced. In future, only models of the new Linde H20 to H35 diesel and LPG series, which were launched at the beginning of 2020, will come off the assembly line at the Aschaffenburg assembly plant.

Staying connected: TE launches a virtual series on the future of data connectivity systems

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has announced the launch of a new virtual series, outlining the latest technological developments in data connectivity systems. The series, which will debut on June 30 with a webinar entitled “Data Connectivity for Railway Architecture,” offers an opportunity for engineers and customers to virtually engage with TE’s technical experts.

HERMES AWARD 2020 - the nominated solutions have been determined

The three companies nominated for the HERMES AWARD 2020 have been determined. Chaired by Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the independent jury chose the entrepreneurs Friedhelm Loh Group, Schneider Electric and Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen (listed in alphabetical order). The winner will be announced and the prize awarded during the HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days on July 14, 2020.

TÜV SÜD and Cofense join forces to help companies defend themselves against phishing

TÜV SÜD, the independent expert for cyber security, risk awareness and data protection, is now a partner in the Cofense® Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program. Together, the two companies will offer state-of-the-art anti-phishing services for organizations.

Every lead counts – Konica Minolta rolls out its Microsoft-certified Automotive CRM powered by Dynamics 365

Never have successful conversions of customer leads been more important for car dealerships than in the current economic situation. A strong relationship with the customer is very important for this. In order to support its automotive retail customers in this area, Konica Minolta has developed Automotive CRM. Built on Microsoft Dynamics 365, this Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution provides a powerful tool for capturing, managing and successfully utilising customer information in an car dealer’s marketing and sales activities.

Growth spurt at Nextrade: More than 1,500 registered retailers and 250,000 articles

The current developments around the Corona pandemic do not allow on-site trade fair meetings at the moment. This is a difficult situation for exhibitors and trade visitors to maintain business relations during this time. Against this background in particular, the order and data management portal Nextrade offers new opportunities with a digital 24/7 business relationship between trade fair participants. As a result, retailers can place their orders with the connected suppliers around the clock and thus independently of current official measures.

KONE introduces solutions for healthier and safer people flow environments

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has introduced a range of people flow solutions to help make buildings and cities safer and healthier places to live, work and commute. The solutions are built on KONE's deep expertise and knowledge of people flow, which is vital when addressing the challenges of adapting to a new way of life in the face of the current pandemic.

Optimised spare parts logistics with KoLibRi

Focus on the efficiency of delivery processes

"Collaborative delivery system with mobile rendezvous traffic for time-critical shipments" or in short (KoLibRi) is the name of a project under the leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML). A 24/7 Smart Terminal from Kern is an essential component of this project, which involves the needs-based and contact-free delivery/transfer of spare parts.

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