Welcome to the March edition of Manufacturing Global, where our cover star this month is Europe’s largest motorbike manufacturer, KTM Group. Managing Director, Luca Martin, has been at the heart of the company’s expansion, where it has sought to tap into the flourishing Asian market. He discusses how the business has transformed its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Laguna, right in the heart of the Philippines and much more.
Designing and manufacturing sustainable packaging solutions for supermarkets and retailers, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TrakRap, Martin Leeming, also looks at how its investment in new digital solutions has impacted its packaging systems. Serge Corriveau, Vice President of Supply Chain at Emmerson Packaging, supports this vision, where he explores at how Emmerson’s innovative SmartPack has sought to reduce the company’s environmental impact without compromising on quality or lead times across the manufacturing space.
The explosion of new digital tools has not only impacted traditional manufacturers, but will also bring a multitude of benefits to sectors such as healthcare and automotive. While Ricoh has explored the impact of new printing technologies in European healthcare systems, Desktop Metal takes a closer look at how it continually supports automotive giants, such as Ford and BMW who have turned towards the implementation of 3D printed parts.
Elsewhere, we take a look at the top 10 Fast-Moving Consumer Goods companies worldwide and essential manufacturing events in 2019.
Don’t forget to also check out our company profiles with Flowserve and Rubie’s Costume Design.
The issue can be read here.
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