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Die Imports Up 21.9 Percent Through July

Tuesday, October 29, 2002
 
Japan, Canada and Germany account for 86.6 percent of stamping dies imported by U.S. companies for use in the United States, according to statistics from the U.S. government. Comparing import data for the first seven months of 2002 compared to year-earlier statistics, Japan’s market share for imported dies dropped from 65.0 percent in 2001 to 55.8 percent this year. German die imports have nearly doubled, from a 3.9 percent market share in 2001 to 6.9 percent this year; Canada’s market share is up from 19.5 percent last year to 23.9 percent this year. What about Korea? Its imports are up over 400 percent, but market share still is minimal, 1.8 percent. Overall, die imports to the United States have increased by 21.9 percent from 2001 to 2002. Obtain more information at www.dataweb.usitc.gov.

Yarema Die & Engineering Earns Chrysler Award

Monday, October 28, 2002
 
The Chrysler Group has given one of its Gold Awards for the 2001 model year to Yarema Die & Engineering, Troy, MI, distinguishing the firm for its high ratings in quality, delivery, material cost management and special supplier sourcing. Yarema Die & Engineering, the first ISO/TS 16949 certified company in Michigan, supplies low- to high-volume stampings and metal fabrications and designs and builds progressive, line and transfer dies. It’s online at www.yarema.com.

Bosch Rexroth Launches
Service Automation Division

Friday, October 25, 2002
 
The newly formed Bosch Rexroth Service Automation division should be fully operational in January 2003, a move designed to unify U.S. field service and training for end-use and OEM customers in factory automation. The division will integrate service for four existing divisions—Industrial Hydraulics, Electric Drives and Controls, Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies, and Pneumatics. Its portfolio of services will include a customer help desk, field service, repair service, spare parts supply, retrofit and modernization, and training. Gary Blankenmeyer, a Bosch Rexroth vice president and business analyst, has been named vice president and general manager of the new division. Learn more at www.boschrexroth.com.

 

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