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Victor Technologies Acquires CNC-Controller Manufacturer

Monday, July 23, 2012
Robotronic Oy, the parent company of shape-cutting controller manufacturer ProMotion Controls, Inc., has been acquired by Victor Technologies, St. Louis, MO. ProMotion, Medina, OH, also supplies nesting software, torch-height controls and associated products for cutting systems employing plasma, oxyfuel, laser, waterjet and router technology. ProMotion Controls president and CEO J. P. Kinos joins Victor Technologies as vice president brand management, automated plasma. Victor Technologies will incorporate all of the acquired technology into its Thermal Dynamics automated plasma-cutting brand; Learn more about ProMotion Controls at

Woman Takes Charge of Confederation of British Metalforming

Monday, July 23, 2012
For the first time, a woman has taken charge of the Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM), as operations director Geraldine Bolton has been appointed head of the trade association, headquartered in West Bromwich, England. Bolton, who previously served CBM as secretary, recently earned a degree in business management at Essex University. She expects to increase the association’s emphasis on technology initiatives to improve member competitiveness, and to develop closer relationships with other related trade associations. Learn more at

Colt Automation Under New Ownership

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Press-automation equipment manufacturer Colt Automation, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was recently sold to a private consortium. The firm remains under the helm of general manager Rick Adams. Colt Automation manufactures coil-handling equipment including coil cars, upenders, uncoiler reels and cradles; press-feed equipment such as straighteners and roll feeders; and servo-transfer systems;


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