Agoria: 'Now more than ever, industry is a cornerstone of the Belgian economy.' Today, Agoria publishes its exclusive study #ManuMatters or ‘Manufacturing Matters – Industry, a fundamental cornerstone of the Belgian economy’. For the first time ever, Agoria has compiled insights into the developments over the last few decades, the positive impact of recent policy measures, the position of the Belgian manufacturing industry with regard to neighbouring countries, the new, changing and continuous challenges, and the engagement of Agoria itself.
Eurotrans Board meets for its first session in 2021 On 4 February 2021, the EUROTRANS Board met online via video-conference for their traditional first quarter Board Meeting, presided by Salim Haffar, I-MAK Gearboxes and Drives, and André Thuswaldner, Novagear AG.
Automotive Technology Club welcomes Johan Smeyers (Arkite) as its new club president Johan Smeyers (CEO of Arkite) has been elected by the Automotive Technology Club's Steering Committee as its new president, succeeding Gert-Jan Vogelaar of Punch Powertrain, who was president of the Club since its inception at the end of 2016.
Do you spent 76 working days to read all the online terms and conditions before engaging? The ISO committee on consumer policy (COPOLCO) proposes to develop an ISO standard about “Guidelines for organizations to increase consumer understanding of online terms and conditions”. The scope of the proposed standard would be : « Specification of guidance to the providers of goods, services and digital content on the clear design and presentation of online terms and conditions to maximise consumer understanding and reduce detriment. »
Tenneco and Mercedes AMG set a record at the Nürburgring Last November, celebrations were in order at Tenneco, a member company of Agoria. The Mercedes sports car, for which they develop and produce the suspension system in Sint-Truiden, set the fastest lap time of any production car on the Nordschleife of the legendary German Nürburgring circuit.
Webcast: Is there enough electricity to achieve the complete electrification of the car fleet? An important topic in the debate on the electrification of passenger vehicles is whether there is enough electricity to achieve the complete electrification of the car fleet. We listened to what Elia, the transmission system operator in Belgium, had to say. Watch the webcast here.
ISO/TC 333 Lithium - Strategic Business Plan The importance and usage of lithium is constantly raising. Lithium is used as battery materials 65%, ceramics and glass 18%, lubricating greases 5%, polymer production 3%, continuous casting mold flux powders 3%, air treatment 1% and other uses 5%. Especially the use a battery material is raising sharply together with the forecasted raise in electric mobility.
World Energy Outlook: 5 predictions for the post-COVID-19 energy sector More than 350 energy experts and stakeholders gathered online to listen to the predictions of Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), during the first virtual edition of the World Energy Outlook, organised by Agoria's Energy Technology Club and the FPS Economy. Here is what we learned.