Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI., has a new representation in India. Through the company PIMA Controls Pvt. Ltd. customers in the federal state of Rajasthan will get an even better service in the future.

Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI., has a new representation in India. Through the company PIMA Controls Pvt. Ltd. customers in the federal state of Rajasthan will get an even better service in the future.

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RS Components supplies plant equipment providers, installation and maintenance companies all over the world with high-quality connection solutions..........

RS Components supplies plant equipment providers, installation and maintenance companies all over the world with high-quality connection solutions..........

for energy, control and data signals. Now Weidmüller’s connection components and solutions are being newly taken up into its range.

In this way RS Components sees a significant reinforcement of its position as the world’s leading supplier of industrial automation components, and for Weidmüller, too, the cooperation is a further step on the way to worldwide growth.
 

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In November 2014 new orders in the construction industry were 8.5% down on the figure for November 2013, allowing for price changes.

In November 2014 new orders in the construction industry were 8.5% down on the figure for November 2013, allowing for price changes.

However, the German Federal Bureau of Statistics (Destatis) has revealed that one reason for the steep drop in the month under report is that new orders were particularly high in November 2013.

Therefore building demand fell by 7.3% in building construction and by 10.0% in civil engineering. 

In the first eleven months of 2014 new orders fell by 1.6% in the construction industry in comparison with the same period in the prior year.

The combined turnover of the construction industry amounted to about EUR 59.6 bn from January to November 2014 (+5.0 % compared to the prior year).

The average number of employees rose by 1.2 %.

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According to ZVEI the industry’s turnover should increase correspondingly to just under EUR 174 bn in the year 2015. Despite the global conditions.........

According to ZVEI the industry’s turnover should increase correspondingly to just under EUR 174 bn in the year 2015. Despite the global conditions.........

becoming more and more unfavourable in the course of last year, the German electrical industry was able to raise its real production by 2.4% in the period from January to November 2014 compared with the corresponding period of the prior year.

The companies’ nominal turnover went up by 2.6% to EUR 156.6 bn in the first 11 months of last year.

In the year 2014 as a whole revenues are likely to have risen to EUR 171 bn. This means that in spite of sharp monthly fluctuations developments in the electrical industry were within the bounds of expectations under the line.

Between January and October 2014 exports (including re-exports) rose by 3.9% compared with the prior year to EUR 136.8 bn.

At EUR 83.2 bn (plus 3.4%) still just under two thirds of all the industry’s exports were sold in Europe.

The most exports went to China, which took EUR 12.3 bn worth of electrical exports from Germany, 15.9% more, thus supplanting the USA as the previous largest customer (+3.2% to EUR 11. 3 bn). France has remained the third-largest sales market (+2.9% to EUR 9.5 bn).

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With effect from 21st January 2015 Siegbert Lapp has taken over the chairmanship of the supervisory board at Lapp Holding from the founder of the company Mrs.Ursula Ida Lapp, who has been appointed honorary chairman.

With effect from 21st January 2015 Siegbert Lapp has taken over the chairmanship of the supervisory board at Lapp Holding from the founder of the company Mrs.Ursula Ida Lapp, who has been appointed honorary chairman.

The new innovation and technology director, and thus the successor of Siegbert Lapp, is Georg Stawowy, who has been responsible for innovation and technology in the company since 2013 in the position of Chief Technical Officer.

Ursula Ida Lapp has moulded the company since its foundation in 1959. When the founder of the firm Oskar Lapp died in 1987, Mrs.Lapp took over the running of the company with her sons Siegbert and Andreas. Under her management globalization was continued. Today the Lapp group is one of the leading suppliers of cable and fastenings technology.

In the 2012/13 business year the company generated a consolidated turnover of EUR 830 m. The company employs around 3,200 people all over the world, owns 18 manufacturing locations, more than 40 sales outlets and cooperates with about 100 agencies abroad.

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2014 was not a bad year for the Polish electrical wholesale trade, even though two important market participants had to declare insolvency at once in Ampli and Mors.

2014 was not a bad year for the Polish electrical wholesale trade, even though two important market participants had to declare insolvency at once in Ampli and Mors.

Both companies had already been having problems for some time. Now Ampli has sold its branches to the wholesale company Kopel, and Mors has closed the majority of its branches.

The turnover volume in the Polish electrical wholesale trade amounts to about EUR 1.8 bn. Over 85% of this is generated by the Polish wholesale association SHE, which currently comprises 13 members:

• ALFA-ELEKTRO (belongs to Sonepar/FR)
• ELEKTRO-HOLDING (purchasing association)
• ELEKTROSKANDIA Polska (belongs to Rexel/FR)
• ELMEGA (purchasing association)
• FEGA Poland (belongs to Würth/DE)
• FEGIME Polska (purchasing association)
• FORUM-RONDO (purchasing association)
• GRODNO (belongs to Fegime)
• INTER-ELEKTRO (purchasing association, belongs to IMELCO)
• ONNINEN (belongs to Onninen/FI)
• SOLAR Polska (belongs to Solar/DK)
• TIM
• WOJNAROWSCY

In addition the purchasing association El-Plus is likely also to join SHE in the next few days, raising the number of members to 14.

The association is led by Ryszard D’Antoni, a proven expert in the Polish wholesale trade and at the same time vice-president of ETIM.

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