Panasonic to drive autonomous and connected supply chain project with Blue Yonder acquisition

Key Insights and Signals in Industrial

Mergers and Acquisition 
Panasonic completes acquisition of Blue Yonder 
Blue Yonder is a leading end-to-end digital fulfillment platform provider that will help Panasonic realize the vision for an autonomous supply chain. The investment values Blue Yonder at USD 8.5 Bn. Read More>>
Thyssenkrupp sells Acciai Speciali Terni to Arvedi 
Steelmaker Arvedi will purchase fellow Italian stainless-steel producer Acciai Speciali Terni (AST) from Thyssenkrupp. The sale will be completed during the first half of 2022. Read More>>
Allison Transmission acquires assets of India-Based AVTEC 
The acquisition of the transmission portfolio of AVTEC’s off-highway business and associated IP will accelerate Allison’s pursuit of opportunities in these segments in India and global markets with purpose-built products delivering performance and productivity to customers. Read More>>
Pentair announces definitive agreement to acquire Pleatco
The planned acquisition also expands Pentair’s Industrial Filtration portfolio, with complementary air filtration products to serve the needs of its industrial customers. It will provide Pleatco entry to Pentair’s global distribution and sales channels, deliver increased production capacity and utilization, and build on Pleatcos track record of product innovation. Read More>>
Liebherr and ABB accelerate all-electric mine transition 
The collaborative efforts of Liebherr and ABB will improve both companies’ understanding and awareness of potential electrification combinations for the mining industry and drive future research and development opportunities. Read More>>
Exyn, Sandvik team up to offer Level 4 autonomous drone surveys
Exyn Technologies and Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology have teamed up to provide aerial robot surveying for complex industrial environments lacking GPS availability. The mapping technology can detect underground voids, whether stopes, drifts, or storage. Read More>>
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Applus+ Idiada to collaborate on AV test facilities 
Mitsubishi and Applus+ Idiada’s combination of virtual and physical settings will be developed to test AVs in controlled weather and lighting conditions efficiently. The new capabilities are expected to accelerate the expansion of operational design domains (ODD) and the improvement of the safety and reliability of AVs. Read More>>
Hanwha Systems will produce automotive semiconductors 
Hanwha Systems will develop and manufacture automotive semiconductors, namely, infrared (IR) sensors for vehicle parts, with Truwin Co. The two companies are planning to supply some of their semiconductors to Hyundai Motor Group. Read More>>
Executive Movement 
RHI Magnesita appoints new COO 
Rajah Jayendran will succeed Gerd Schubert as COO. His track record and experience make him the right choice to follow Gerd Schubert as COO. Read More>>
Schaeffler India Ltd appoints directors 
Ms. Corinna Schittenhelm has 27 years of experience in technology and has worked with Schaeffler Group for more than two decades in different roles. Read More>>
Deal and Deal Renewal 
Tata Steel opts for Optimum Voyage weather routing platform 
Danish weather routing specialist Optimum Voyage will deliver a monitoring module for Tata Steel. Optimum Voyage will utilize its advanced optimization algorithms to continuously simulate the upcoming voyages for Tata Steel vessels carrying cargo. Read More>>
Metso Outotec to provide unique, sustainable screening tech to iron ore project
Metso Outotec will supply unique, sustainable screening technology for an iron ore project in the Southern Hemisphere. The innovative and patented BSE Series screens enable iron ore processing even with higher natural moisture content without adding water. Read More>>
Hitachi ABB to supply GSUs for giant Abu Dhabi solar PV plant 
Hitachi ABB Power Grids will supply large generator step-up (GSU) transformers, protection, and telecommunication systems for the Al Dhafra PV2 Solar project in Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest single-site solar farm, featuring a total of 3 million solar panels. Read More>>
Honeywell and Aramco ink digital technology solutions deal 
Honeywell and Saudi Aramco will co-develop and commercialize the next-gen digital technology solutions to improve industrial companies’ productivity, sustainability, and operational excellence on a global scale. Read More>>
Centre Setup and Expansion 
Schaeffler opens first production plant dedicated to electro-mobility 
The new plant also doubles up as the company’s new center of excellence to produce components and systems. Schaeffler aims to make its production carbon-neutral by 2030 globally, and this plant is a significant step for the company to achieve the same. Read More>>
Diversey opens an R&D center 
The Innovation Zone brings Diversey’s North American R&D groups into a single facility. Having all R&D staff in one facility creates a more collaborative environment for streamlining the development of innovative products. Read More>>
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Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Leveraging AI, AR/VR, and 3D printing have accelerated the design and development of new products and processes. 

  • Siemens Digital Industries Software developed ‘Solid Edge 2020’ to digitize design-to-manufacturing processes by leveraging augmented reality, advanced validation tools, and 2D Nesting. 

  • Schneider Electric is providing electrical designers, ‘Autodesk Forge,’ a cloud-based developer platform with connected offerings to accelerate key design capabilities through real-time collaborations. 

  • Honeywell Aerospace partnered with VELO3D to leverage its ‘Sapphire Systems’ as a manufacturing platform for 3D print production of aircraft components and fulfill the material requirement for qualification. 

Intelligent automation is a vital technological application to increase production and maintenance process efficiency across manufacturing operations. 

  • HPVolkswagen, and GKN partnered to develop a 3D printing process to produce vehicles by integrating HP’s printing capabilities into GKN’s structural component development for lightweight design. 

  • FL Smidth providing IoT-based predictive maintenance, condition monitoring solutions to cement plants for real-time monitoring of running machines, enabling quick response by the operations team to avoid any breakdown. 

  • Shell will be providing an AR-based helmet to frontline workers with a voice-controlled built-in computer with microdisplay and camera to send real-time images and get assistance for proper fault diagnosis from experts. 

Industries can perform real-time life-cycle management, fleet tracking, and demand planning and management with autonomously initiated processes. 

  • SKF and Swisslog partnered to use ‘SynQ’ Warehouse Management System Software to integrate warehouse operations and monitor them through AR/VR technology. 

  • Rockwell Automation and Mecco partner to use Mecco’s laser to mark each component with a unique number scanned in every process, ensuring a good quality inventory is used in the manufacturing process. 

  • Schneider Electric invests in EeIQ Mobility to evaluate a powerful EV analysis tool that integrates energy consumption data to determine which part of the fleet should first be electrified. 

Investment Alert

Peppermint gets INR 5 Cr (USD 677K) funding from Venture Catalysts and others 
Peppermint, an industrial robotics startup, will use the funding to fuel its manufacturing, R&D, and expansion in India and the Middle East. Peppermint built India’s first industrial floor-cleaning robot, which automates housekeeping and service operations. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company –  MachineMetrics  
Total Funding – USD 37.65 Mn
About: MachineMetrics is IIoT analytics and machine monitoring platform. It provides visualizations of real-time manufacturing production data, predictive notifications, and historical analytics for making decisions based on real-time data. Read more>>

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Badger Meter Account Intelligence Report: Badger Meter providers water solutions encompassing flow measurement, quality, and other system parameters. With critical applications, the Badger Meter collaboration improves performance, accuracy, and minimizing system maintenance. Read More>>
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