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  • Eco-designed lubricants for cold heading operations on steel super alloys

    Posted in Industry 4.0, Lubricants on Dec 17, 2021

    CONDAT is an independent company with international presence, specialized in the field of industrial lubrication. Its lubricant range is recognized in metal working market, in particular for cold heading process. Concerned for the future, CONDAT is committed to a responsible approach and offers its customers technical solutions allowing them to reduce their impact on people and on the environment.


    LUBRISCORE®, a self-scoring system for eco-designed products

    Committed for many years to responsible performance, CONDAT is taking the lead by supplying the industry a greater readability on its eco-design lubricant offer. Its innovative self-scoring system Lubriscore® grants a number of stars to products showing a virtuous profile on life cycle criteria: Raw materials and design / Production / Transport / Use / End of life. The LUBRISCORE® rating is available for a wide range of CONDAT lubricants, including metalworking fluids and cold heading oils.


    EXTRUGLISS - Sustainable cold heading oil

    A 3 stars product: Extrugliss 268 WF

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    EXTRUGLISS 268 WF has been designed for warm forming application to perform under high temperature (between 400°c to 650°c). Showing high performances, EXTRUGLISS 268 WF is also a dual-purpose oil. It has been specially formulated to provide both superior lubrication characteristics to machinery, as well as outstanding lubrication for your warm forming process. Used as dual purpose in your machines, it will prevent cross contamination to sustain the lubricant best performances longer and extend your sump life. A direct economy when it comes to oil change and oil destruction cost. EXTRUGLISS 268 WF is a vegetable-based oil that makes it possible to produce most difficult parts while increasing the efficiency of your machine and reducing your tooling budget. Its high flash point ensures lower smokes and reduces fire hazard. EXTRUGLISS 268 WF oil reduces impact on the environment and gives operators a friendly working environment. Thanks to its responsible formulation, this lubricant has been awarded 3 stars at the CONDAT LUBRISCORE®

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    Author: CONDAT

  • CONDAT RECEIVES THE PLATINUM MEDAL ECOVADIS

    Posted in Award, Industry 4.0, Innovation, Lubricants on Nov 19, 2021

    Condat, international specialist in industrial lubricants for more than 165 years, has obtained the "Platinum" level recognition on the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform. With this result, Condat is now part of the TOP 1% of the best rated companies in the world by EcoVadis.

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    Committed to responsible performance

    Initiated several decades ago, Condat's responsible commitment is based on one of the Group's core values: BUILD TO LAST. Guided by this historical value, the company has been pursuing a long-term strategy since 1854 that contributes greatly to its longevity. Condat is thus one of the precursors of the development of industrial lubricants with reduced environmental impact, and launched more than 20 years ago its first biodegradable lubricants. Anchored in strong human values, the family group is structured around an assertive social policy.

    In 2018, Condat went further in its CSR approach by joining the international EcoVadis platform. Its CSR performance is evaluated each year by an independent body according to 21 criteria divided into 4 themes: Environment – HR and Human Rights – Business Ethics – Responsible Purchasing. These CSR assessments are based on authentic evidence and are internationally recognised. Initially silver, Condat progresses until obtaining in October 2021 the 'Platinum' level, the highest distinction awarded by EcoVadis.

    The company's objective is to reduce its ecological footprint and guide its organization towards sustainable value creation that takes into account social and environmental issues. It integrates, among other things, the Sustainable Development Goals at each stage of the life of its products, as evidenced by its unique system of self-evaluation of its eco-designed offer: the Lubriscore®. Condat also wants to influence its entire value chain, and relies on a collective of women and men involved to support customers and partners towards responsible performance, in a spirit of co-development.

    An award for the entire Condat Group

    The Platinum medal was awarded by EcoVadis to all the subsidiaries of the Condat Group. Indeed, if the group exists since 1854 in France, it has gradually developed internationally to favor customer proximity, with locations in the United States, China and Brazil. The group then diversified into the Health-Beauty market, through Laboratories specializing in the manufacture and distribution of organic and natural products (Laboratoires BEA and Sicobel) which today offer different ranges of cosmetic products (Brands BcomBio, Placentor...) and other products (Brands Green Tribu, Solens ...) dedicated to well-being through a varied offer open to the greatest number.


    Author: Nathalie VIDAL CONDAT Communication Manager

  • SPIROL Receives 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award

    Posted in Industry 4.0, Innovation on Jul 19, 2021

    SPIROL is pleased to announce the receipt of the 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award. Two of SPIROL’s locations, SPIROL International Corporation in Danielson, CT, USA and SPIROL Industries Limited in Winsor, Ontario, Canada, each received notification of the awards on July 1, 2021. A Senior Supplier Quality Engineer at General Motors stated, “Suppliers who receive this award recognition have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization for the calendar year 2020.”

    SPIROL has received the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award every year since it was originally presented in 2012. According to a video presentation by General Motors’ top executives for Supplier Quality Development, “Each year, GM recognizes their top performing Supplier Manufacturing DUNS locations around the globe. This General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award is for those locations who consistently deliver quality products, on-time, and at-rate and with zero disruptions throughout the year.”

    SPIROL manufactures Coiled Spring Pins, Slotted Spring Pins, Solid Pins, Alignment Dowels & Bushings, Spacers, Compression Limiters, Inserts for Plastics, Disc Springs, Precision Metal Shims, Installation Technology and Vibratory Feeding Equipment. SPIROL supplies millions of engineered fastening components to General Motors’ assembly plants located around the world from several global stocking facilities.

    Tom Buchta, President of SPIROL Industries in Canada, said appreciatively “This award is a testament to our foundational belief in providing high quality product and exceptional service to our customers. SPIROL is committed to being a reliable supplier to General Motors, and we are proud to have received this prestigious award once again – especially during a turbulent year filled with so much uncertainty attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    SPIROL Connecticut’s 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award Certification

    SPIROL Canada’s 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award Certification

    View SPIROL’s quality certifications at all of their global locations.


    SPIROL is a leading manufacturer of a diverse line of engineered components for fastening and joining. SPIROL can be found on 4 continents within the following 12 countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland, South Korea, Spain, and the United States. Since 1948, SPIROL has been providing technical expertise in fastening, joining and assembly to the world's leading manufacturers.


    Author: Christie L. Jones

  • EJOT: Facing the challenges of the digital world

    Posted in Industry 4.0 on Jul 12, 2021

    15 shareholders founded DIGITALUM Wittgenstein Ggmbh

    ​​​​​​​Wittgenstein/Bad Berleburg. Organizing digital transformation, realizing the promotion of digital skills as a cross sectional task, and developing perspectives for a strategic implementation in our area: These are the goals of the DIGITALUM Wittgenstein project. 15 partners met in the community center in Bad Berleburg and founded the DIGITALUM Wittgenstein gGmbH.

    The joint project is about digitalization and new learning. DIGITALUM Wittgenstein is the local future workshop, it makes global development very tangible for our region: regardless of age and previous education, all people will have the chance to educate and train themselves digitally. The goal is a long-lasting digitalization for the benefit of the entire region. The project is supported by strong partners from business and society.

    The formal foundation of the non-profit DIGITALUM Wittgenstein gGmbH by notary Dr. Sabina Bald was followed by the first shareholders' meeting. Dirk Pöppel (REGUPOL BSW) was elected as chairman of the supervisory board, Angelika Wetzstein (EJOT) is the deputy chairwoman.

    "Digitalization is certainly not a panacea," said Dirk Pöppel in an initial address, in which he also referred to the downsides of progress, for example through psychological stress, fears and risks related to cybercrime. Overall, however, he sees a ray of hope in the project: "It makes a lot of sense to make a common approach to the challenges and opportunities of the digital world. Increase synergies, experience community, turn ignorance and frustration into a correct use of digitalization - these are just a few goals. May it become different through the DIGITALUM, may it become even better!"

    The idea for the DIGITALUM and the voluntary preparatory work essentially go back to three people who will continue to work for the project in the future. "We have been lucky to have a special tercet here," emphasized Dirk Pöppel. His sincere thanks went to Andreas Kurth, "who is known for combining creative thinking with consistently good workmanship.” Together with Jun.-Professor Dr. Thomas Ludwig (University of Siegen), who provided the essential theoretical and scientific impetus for the project, he is considered the initiator of the DIGITALUM. The team is supported by Winfried Schwarz, who contributes many years of experience in the field of administrations and as a lawyer, as well as managing director of the Bildungszentrum Wittgenstein (Wittgenstein Education Center).

    They will all continue to be the movers and shakers in the development of DIGITALUM. In the management Andreas Kurth will be responsible for products and services, marketing and public relations, sales and customer relations, technology & infrastructure and quality. Winfried Schwarz will be responsible for finances, law, data protection, compliance, insurance, human resources, political contacts as well as funding & grants.

    The scientific part continues to be the responsibility of Thomas Ludwig, who informed the shareholders about the further project steps: DIGITALUM plans to offer the first formats at the beginning of 2022, initially in existing rooms. A new DIGITALUM building is already being planned. The project has already been awarded the first star in the REGIONALE 2025 in South Westphalia. The application for the second and third REGIONALE star is currently underway, and further project development will be based on this award and the associated funding.

    Shareholders:

    • BERGE-BAU GmbH & Co. KG
    • BLB-Tourismus GmbH
    • Dekor-Kunststoffe GmbH
    • EEW Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    • EJOT Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    • Protestant Church District
    • Community of Erndtebrück
    • Youth Promotion Association Bad Berleburg Veranstaltungs-GmbH
    • Kurt Obermeier GmbH & Co. KG
    • Osterrath GmbH & Co. KG
    • REGUPOL BSW GmbH
    • Wittgenstein Savings Bank
    • City of Bad Berleburg
    • City of Bad Laasphe
    • Volksbank Wittgenstein eG

    Further information on the project website: www.digitalum-wittgenstein.de

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    Author: Andreas Wolf

  • CONDAT launches the LUBRISCORE®

    Posted in Coatings and treatments, Innovation, Lubricants on Feb 17, 2021

    CONDAT is taking the lead by supplying the industry greater readability on its eco-design lubricant offer. Its innovative self-scoring Lubriscore®...

  • 32.BI-MU concluded. It was on stage at FieraMilano Rho from 14 to 17 october

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Medical on Oct 31, 2020

    At a fieramilano Rho, Saturday, 17 October was the last day of 32.BI-MU, the first exhibition dedicated to the sector of machine tools, robot, automation, digital and additive manufacturing, and auxiliary technologies...

  • REYHER is ‘Supplier of the Year’

    Posted in Fastener distribution, Fastener suppliers, Hardware on Mar 02, 2020

    REYHER has once again received an award from the CLAAS Group as best supplier in the ‘Service’ category. During ‘Supplier Day 2020’ at Harsewinkel in Eastern Westphalia...

  • Building a bridge for hardware business in Asia, interpreting the development trend of the hardware industry

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions on Jan 10, 2020

    Brilliant Closing of China International Hardware Show 2019 with high internationality. Improving the exhibition quality and focusing on the exhibition effects. New industry summit and...

  • Smart Factory 4.0 Berardi Bullonerie

    Posted in Fastener distribution, Fastener suppliers, Industry 4.0 on Nov 15, 2019

    In the year of the celebrations for its centenary Berardi Bullonerie gets on the podium of “Premio Negotiorum Fucina Award” for the third consecutive year...

  • International Fastener Expo Produces Another High-Quality Event

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fasteners manufacturers on Oct 25, 2019

    LAS VEGAS, NV – October 15, 2019 – The International Fastener Expo (IFE) 2019 has announced more than 5,000 professionals in the fastener, machinery and tooling, and industrial-related industries...