Belgian Textile Technology Industry gears up for strong showcase at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020 Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic continues to have an impact on international business travel, the Belgian textile machinery technology industry is gearing up for what is expected to be the first major Asian showcase towards the post-pandemic relaunch of the economy. Preparations for the seventh edition of ITMA ASIA + CITME are going as planned!
INFOGRAPHIC – The manufacturing industry, de ‘little known' driver of the Belgian economy Does the general public really understand the Belgian manufacturing industry? Do people know that products and components used to manufacture electric cars, agricultural and textile machinery are developed and assembled within 100 km of their homes? Do they know these products are then exported all over the world, or that almost one in four Belgians make a living from industry? We have produced this animated infographic to explain this in a clear, fun way. The infographic can be found here; please share!
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.
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.