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Italcer Wins Sustainability Award out of 100 Top Italian Companies
Italcer – the Made in Italy ceramic design hub – won first place out of a shortlist of 100 Italian companies at the Sustainability Award 2022, an important recognition now in its second year devoted to Italian-based companies that have excelled in tackling today’s challenges – for example, climate change, changing employee needs, and the demands of multiple stakeholders – and in turning them into an opportunity to express innovation and far-sighted vision and to align to more positive energies for the country. This year, Italcer came out on top in the ranking of sustainable businesses, all with ESG ratings provided by ALTIS Università Cattolica and RepRisk, produced by Team Credit Suisse, Kon Group and Forbes.
On 1 November 2022, Dr Felix Grimm assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer at Zschimmer & Schwarz Chemie GmbH/DE. In this role, he is responsible for the areas of production, supply chain, purchasing and EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) of the Zschimmer & Schwarz Group on a global level.
The Indian company Neptune Industries Limited has successfully commissioned a fully automatic multideck green ware storage system at Jaguar, manufacturer of ceramic sanitaryware.
With the acquisition of QPS AS/NO, Wienerberger/AT is strengthening its market position for water management in the Nordics. QPS provides solutions for infrastructure pumping stations in Norway, offering complete solutions with a prefabrication degree of up to 100 per cent: customer-specific design, engineering, and assembly, all on a one-stop-shop basis. This acquisition is yet another step in Wienerberger’s strategic development into a full-range system provider for water management, extending the company’s footprint in the Nordic market. In this segment, Wienerberger supplies a comprehensive portfolio of innovative system solutions for sustainable and efficient water management, which is now broadened through the addition of a complete range of infrastructure pumping stations. In addition, Wienerberger is stepping into a new business opportunity with QPS related to energy transition: systems for seawater based heating and cooling applications, providing renewable energy sources for sustainable living.
The new vision system associates high resolution data acquisition devices, advanced data processing software and an anthromorphic robot. This achieves the complete automation of sanitaryware quality control operations to obtain objective and repeatable results. A further advantage lies in the possibility to store a history of the data.
TECNA 2022 continues to grow and expand its range of exhibits. The world's most important event for surface technologies and supplies will feature three new thematic routes this year: Future Lab, Decortech and Finishing. Future Lab in particular will focus on the world of Industry 4.0 and will include an exhibition area and a laboratory of ideas in Hall D5. The aim is to bring together the latest innovations and trends in the field of Industry 4.0 and continue the process of innovation undertaken by the manufacturing industry.