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Robert Zimmermann to retire from AZO Management

From 2018 on, Rainer Zimmermann will be solely responsible for the success of the AZO Group.
AZO Group Management: Rainer Zimmermann to become sole Managing Partner
By the end of 2017, Robert Zimmermann is going to retire as one of the managing partners of the AZO Group in Osterburken. The management responsibility, which is currently shared by Robert and Rainer Zimmermann, will be transferred to Rainer Zimmermann as the sole managing partner, thus keeping the AZO Group as a family business owned by the Zimmermann families.

World First Agribusiness Project for Atherton Tableland, Australia

Biorefinery Project
The sugarcane industry is set to fundamentally change in Far North Queensland, Australia, following an announcement on July 10, 2017, by the Minister for State Development, Dr Anthony Lynham, of State Government support of MSF Sugar’s biorefinery project on the Atherton Tableland. According to MFS Sugar, once operational, the company's biorefinery project will be a world first initiative that will see the company produce sugar, green base load electricity and ethanol from one location, with all three products manufactured through the effective and efficient use of biomass materials grown locally on the Atherton Tableland.

Grabbing for Wheat

Sennebogens 840 M Special unloading wheat at Hamm Harbour (Germany)
Ship Unloading
At Hamm harbor a Sennebogen 840 M Special is at work in a demanding materials handling application. Hourly the machine unloads up to 400 t of wheat from arriving ships for Jäckering Mühlen- und Nährmittelwerke.

New Range from Striker

Striker’s Etrac range are suited to all forms of mineral and extractive industry applications.
Crushing Technology
Recently, Striker’s R & D group have completed development of the Etrac solution. According to the manufacturer, Etrac provides for the lowest operational cost, is the most automated, has the highest plant availability and is the most environmentally friendly in terms of carbon and noise emissions.

Vale and Japan celebrate 60 Years of Partnership

The partnership between Vale and Japan has intensified over the decades, translating into joint ventures and investments in ferrous metals, coal, logistics, steel, fertilizers and base metals.
1.2 Billion Tonnes of Iron Ore
Over these last six decades Vale has exported more than 1.2 billion metric tons of iron ore to the Land of Japan. In 1955, Vale signed its first contract to supply iron ore to Japan, followed by an initial shipment of 9 million metric tons. In 2014, the company's exports leapt to 27.2 million metric tons. These days, Japan is one of the company's three major markets. Vale sold 6,572 million metric tons of iron ore and pellets to the country in the first quarter of 2015 alone.

Metso partners with Rockwell to create IoT solutions for Mining

Metso began working with Rockwell Automation on a pilot program in 2015, remotely monitoring an African-based mining crusher from a location in Wisconsin.
Internet of Things
Metso has selected Rockwell Automation to deliver a global industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform that connects, monitors, and performs analytics for Metso's equipment and services, resulting in improved efficiency and profitability for its mining and aggregates customers. The digital solution will securely collect and store data from Metso's equipment around the globe, including new equipment as well as machines already in operation.

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