Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Manufacturing Operations News

Stefan Sedersten, CEO Berg Propulsion says: “This change signifies the consolidation of manufacturing operations currently located in Singapore and Sweden. With this move we will form a single campus operation across all product lines located in Sweden just next to our R&D group.”

Berg Propulsion Invests in Sweden Manufacturing Campus

Berg Propulsion will invest in the centralization of all manufacturing operations for controllable pitch propellers, azimuthing and transverse thrusters, and associated control systems to a single campus location in Sweden.Currently, manufacturing operations are located across two separate campuses in Sweden and Singapore. Investments made by Berg Propulsion to merge manufacturing operations at one global location will enable increased warehouse capacity for spare parts and swing…

Stefan Sedersten

Gula Skrinet AB to Acquire Caterpillar Propulsion AB

Gula Skrinet AB reached an agreement with Caterpillar Luxembourg Sarl to acquire Caterpillar Propulsion AB and its subsidiaries. The sale is expected to close on June 30, 2020. Caterpillar Propulsion AB, formerly Berg Propulsion AB, is a manufacturer of mechanically and electrically driven propulsion systems and marine controls for ships.The proposed acquisition includes Caterpillar Propulsion AB and its subsidiaries, including Caterpillar Propulsion Production AB, as well as Caterpillar Propulsion Pte. Ltd, its subsidiary Caterpillar Propulsion International Trading (Shanghai) Co.

File Photo: Caterpillar

Marine Engines Market: $14.4Bln by 2026

The global marine engines market is estimated to grow at CAGR above 4.5% over the forecast time frame 2019 to 2026 and reach the market value around $14.4 billion by 2026.The shifting trends in the shipping industry and the increase of worldwide amounts of sea trade are projected to fuel the development of the market in marine motors, said a report by Acumen Research and Consulting.Increased use of low-sulfur fuels due to public emissions reduction standards will fuel demand for the item.

Photo courtesy of Alfa Laval

New Shanghai Training Center for Alfa Laval

Recently, Alfa Laval inaugurated the Alfa Laval PureSOx Training Center in Shanghai, China. Focused on the training of commissioning engineers, the new facility will be instrumental in ramping up the skilled workforce prior to the global sulphur cap. But with its full-sized PureSOx scrubber, it will also provide crew training opportunities for customers.Alfa Laval has not only invested heavily in PureSOx manufacturing operations, but is also working to further expand its service and training resources in exhaust gas cleaning.

Tim Mullen (Photo: CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group)

Mullen Joins CLARCOR EMG as Supply Chain Director

Tim Mullen recently joined CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group (EMG) as Director, Supply Chain. In his new role, Mullen will assume responsibilities for the organization’s supply chain with an initial focus on the domestic United States facilities. Mullen most recently served as the Director of Global Sourcing at SPX Flow in Charlotte, N.C. He has spent 18 years working in supply chain management across several industries. Mullen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Operations and a Masters of Business Administration in Operations Management and Technology…

John Iain Barrowman (Photo: Cummins)

Cummins VP Awarded MBE by Queen Elizabeth

John Iain Barrowman, Vice President - High-Horsepower Operations and a senior director of Cummins Ltd., has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2016 Honors List in recognition of his contribution to British industry. Barrowman was appointed as an MBE by Queen Elizabeth following a recommendation submitted by Prime Minister David Cameron. The MBE investiture ceremony will take place at Buckingham Palace at a date to be advised. Barrowman MBE has overseen the development of Cummins U.K.

Dr. Sathya Motupally (Photo: Doosan Fuel Cell)

Motupally Named COO of Doosan Fuel Cell

Doosan Fuel Cell has appointed Dr. Sathya Motupally as its chief operating officer (COO), the company’s president and CEO Jeff Hyungrak Chung announced. Dr. Motupally, a 13-year industry veteran who previously served as Doosan’s vice president of research, will be the company’s first COO. “We embrace the opportunity to promote individuals within our company,” said Chung. “The COO position was created to help us to achieve our strategic company vision. The growth of Doosan’s leadership team coincides with the company’s expansion in the global fuel cell market…

Roanwell Enters Marine Market: Acquires Bees Manufacturing

US-based Roanwell Corp. purchases Bees Manufacturing LLC gains entry to marine market. Roanwell, a maker of rugged communications equipment and contract manufacturer of high precision close tolerance machined parts, will be able to enter the marine marketplace through the acquisition. Bees Manufacturing, LLC, ("Bees"), est. 1929, of Weymouth, MA, is a contract manufacturer of various alloy and plastic precision machined components for OEMs in the deep sea marine, medical, and industrial markets.

Carsten J. Reinhardt, Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG

Voith Taps Reinhardt as President & CEO

Carsten J. Reinhardt Becomes Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. Heidenheim, Germany June 14, 2012 – This is to announce the appointment of Carsten J. Reinhardt as Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and as President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. As of July 1, 2012, Reinhardt will succeed Dr. Hubert Lienhard who had held this function since January 1, 2012 in addition to his office as President and CEO of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH.

Opening of Newport News Plant Delayed

According to an August 19 report from www.dailypress.com, AREVA Newport News has delayed the start of manufacturing operations by at least a year due to a slower-than-expected process of federal government approval of new nuclear power plants. The yet-to-be-built facility in the north end of Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Newport News shipyard will not begin manufacturing components for nuclear power plants until at least 2013. The French nuclear company, in a partnership with Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding…