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Sulzer solutions on offer at Facilities Show 2017

Sulzer will attend the Facilities Show this year for the first time, bringing an insight to the wide range of maintenance services that the company offers to those involved in facilities management.

This year, engineering experts from Sulzer will be available on Stand No. P840 to discuss the company’s extensive capabilities, both mechanical and electrical. In-house manufacturing and engineering centers provide extensive services for electric motors, generators, pumps, compressors and turbines, all of which are available through the local service center network.

2017 06 20 095117Sulzer is able to deliver a comprehensive range of services to facilities managers across the world, and predominately throughout the UK. [Source Shutterstock/hramovnick]

From one-off emergency repairs to cost effective, long term maintenance contracts, Sulzer is able to deliver a comprehensive range of services to facilities managers across the world, and predominately throughout the UK.

Sulzer offers global engineering resources through a network of local service centers, capable of delivering a full range of projects from complete equipment refurbishment to predictive maintenance solutions.

Held from 20-22 June at ExCel London, the Facilities Show is the world’s largest dedicated facilities management event, attracting over 11,000 visitors in 2016. This year’s show is expected to attract visitors from over 40 countries and offer them the prospect of discovering new business opportunities with a wide range of suppliers, advisors and specialists, such as Sulzer.

For more information about Sulzer, or to discuss individual capabilities, visit the experts on Stand P840.

2017 06 20 095138Sulzer is able to deliver a comprehensive range of services to facilities managers across the world, and predominately throughout the UK. [Source Shutterstock/hramovnick]

About Sulzer

Sulzer is the leading worldwide, independent service provider for large rotating equipment. With technically advanced and innovative service and maintenance support solutions, Sulzer provides a turnkey service that provides its customers with the peace of mind to focus on their core operations.

Included in this package is a highly efficient and dependable high-voltage coil manufacturing and supply service, delivered from a purpose built facility within the Birmingham Service Centre, UK. It is recognized for producing very high quality coils for high voltage motors and generators; designed, manufactured and shipped by a highly skilled and dedicated team to ensure fast and reliable service.

With an in-house copper rolling mill, Sulzer customers can benefit from round-the-clock manufacturing to ensure that every coil is delivered on schedule. In conjunction with constant quality control and full HV on-site testing facilities, Sulzer can deliver quality, precision and speed, any time, day or night.

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Endress+Hauser expands US production

Group extends Raman analyzer production and builds new plant for temperature measurement production

Measurement engineering and process automation specialist Endress+Hauser has further expanded its production facilities in the United States. The Raman analyzer manufacturing plant in Ann Arbor, Michigan was extended at a cost of 9 million US dollars. In Greenwood, Indiana, the company built a new 8 million dollar plant for temperature measurement production.

Kaiser Optical Systems, part of the Endress+Hauser Group since 2013, manufactures Raman spectroscopy devices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The analyzers, which are designed for examining the composition and material characteristics of solids, liquids and gases, are deployed in process and laboratory. Endress+Hauser is pursuing a strategy that involves the employment of advanced analytical engineering in process applications and supporting customers in lab and process.

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Construction of the new 9 million dollar plant took nearly one year and more than doubles the floor space to 8,100 square meters (87,000 square feet). With roughly 100 employees worldwide, Kaiser Optical Systems is thus gearing up for additional growth. “The expansion will allow us to produce our analyzers in even higher volumes and with the quality that our customers around the world demand,” emphasizes Tim Harrison, Managing Director of Kaiser Optical Systems.

Customer-specific production

Endress+Hauser has manufactured temperature measurement technology and system products since 2008, in Greenwood, Indiana, also the US sales center headquarters. The company has now invested more than 8 million US dollars in a 3,900 square meter (42,000 square feet) state-of-the-art production facility. The new plant will produce sensor elements, thermometers and thermowells as well as transmitters, system components and recorders.

“The new facility demonstrates Endress+Hauser’s commitment to the market and customers in North America. It shows that we are dedicated to manufacturing and providing services close to our customers,” emphasizes Patrick McGlothlen, Managing Director of the plant. While producing for its home market in the US, the Greenwood facility also supplies customers in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile quickly and flexibly with customized products.

For more information, please visit www.us.endress.com/inaugurations.  

Strong presence in the United States

Endress+Hauser has been present in the US with its own sales center since 1970. The company relies on a nationwide network of select representatives to service customers. Endress+Hauser, in the US, produces instrumentation for flow, level, pressure and temperature measurements, liquid analysis technology, Raman spectroscopy instruments and laser-based gas analyzers. The Group employs more than 850 people in the US.

The Endress+Hauser Group

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The Group employs 13,000 personnel across the globe, generating net sales of more than 2.1 billion euros in 2016.

Structure

With dedicated sales centers and a strong network of partners, Endress+Hauser guarantees competent worldwide support. Our production centers in 12 countries meet customers’ needs and requirements quickly and effectively. The Group is managed and coordinated by a holding company in Reinach, Switzerland. As a successful family-owned business, Endress+Hauser is set for continued independence and self-reliance.

Products

Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. The company supports customers with automation engineering, logistics and IT services and solutions. Our products set standards in quality and technology.

Industries

We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact.

History

Founded in 1953 by Georg H Endress and Ludwig Hauser, Endress+Hauser has been solely owned by the Endress family since 1975. The Group has developed from a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, with constant expansion into new territories and markets.

About Endress+Hauser in the U.S.     

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. The Group employs 13,000 personnel worldwide and generated more than 2.2 billion dollars in 2016.

For more information on Endress+Hauser in the US, please visit www.us.endress.com.

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EXIN BCS SIAM® Foundation Certification receives itSMF UK endorsement

itSMF UK has formally endorsed the new EXIN BCS SIAM® Foundation Certification. The qualification scheme, announced at the ITSM16 Conference last November and jointly managed by examination institutes EXIN, BCS and service management start-up Scopism, provides a new opportunity for professional development in a burgeoning area of service management.

SIAM is a methodology for managing multiple service providers and integrating them seamlessly to provide high quality, innovative services. This is an increasingly popular approach to service delivery but one that demands a new skill-set from commissioning organisations, service integrators, retained IT staff and service suppliers.

exin logoThe new Foundation Certification allows candidates to attend an accredited training course or prepare for certification via self-study, followed by a 60-minute exam. It’s supported by an extensive Body of Knowledge, the work of the recently formed SIAM Foundation Architect Group, which can be downloaded for free from www.scopism.com/free-downloads or purchased as a hard-copy publication from Van Haren Publishing.

It will be followed by a higher-level certification, SIAM Professional, available later in 2017.

The programme is relevant for people working for commissioning organisations, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and retained IT organisations alike. It is a useful option to consider to build a level of understanding before embarking on a SIAM or similar multi-sourcing project.

According to the itSMF UK assessors, the SIAM Foundation “is a refreshingly practical approach for a service management training and certification programme. The body of knowledge content is well structured, well written and contains a host of practical guidance, clearly based on real-life experiences.

SIAM is an emerging area and the content is clearly original – not in terms of radically new ideas, but in the way it provides a pragmatic perspective on multi-sourcing that is not available in such detail elsewhere. The approach for developing the material reflects the output – based on a collaborative project using a cross section of 18 experienced SIAM practitioners.”

Suzanne Galletly, Head of Portfolio & Program Management at EXIN, said “We are delighted to receive this endorsement for the SIAM® Certification programme, which we believe will play a very significant role in the development of service management professionals in the months ahead, as multiple supplier models become increasingly the norm. The formal endorsement of itSMF UK as a professional body is confirmation that the programme hits the right mark in terms of quality and market relevance, and helps to further establish the programme as the de facto standard in SIAM® training and certification.”

Dave Kelsey, Global Product Partner Manager at BCS, said “We are pleased itSMF UK has officially endorsed the SIAM® certificate. We believe, with this backing, we can promote the benefits to individuals and organisations of the value that training and certification in this area can have. As more and more organisations continue their SIAM transformation projects the skills required of those involved need to evolve and this programme meets those needs in a practical way, using the knowledge and experience of a very focused architect development team. We look forward to seeing the value this will bring to organisations and individuals in the coming months.”

Claire Agutter, director at Scopism, said “The project to create the SIAM Foundation Body of Knowledge brought together SIAM practitioners from around the world.  The combined experience of companies including Atos, Kinetic IT TCS, Sopra Steria, Syniad IT, ITSM Value and ISG has helped us to deliver something that will be of value to anyone involved in a SIAM transformation.  We’re delighted to receive the itSMF UK endorsement for the scheme.”​

For further information about the endorsement, please contact:

Mark Lillycrop, itSMF UK, 0118 918 6500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pöyry and Betulium sign co-operation agreement to unlock full value chain benefits for clients in bio-based businesses

Pöyry and Betulium have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for co-operation that will enable both companies to serve their clients better in bio-based businesses. Pöyry and Betulium share common objectives in bioindustry: together they have the know-how and experience which can be used especially in the field of nanocellulose for composites, plastics and similar materials as well as for wood-based nanocellulose and material testing in both the forest and chemical industries.

2014 07 29 092805 poyry logoBetulium Oy is a Finnish clean-tech company established in 2013. Betulium provides renewable, biodegradable, and high-performance water-based cellulose materials to replace or supplement synthetic organic polymers in a vast number of industrial applications. Betulium runs a pilot plant producing material on an industrial scale in Espoo, Finland. Nanocellulose can be used in the manufacture of paper, feeds, foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Pöyry has a proven track record in process engineering excellence in the chemicals and biorefining sectors and knows the complex bioindustry value chain, megatrends, drivers and business partners. Pöyry's highly-skilled experts can help clients to identify value added opportunities and commercialise bioproducts with engineering solutions that maximise profitability, sustainability and health, safety and environmental (HSE) aspects.

"Our services in bio-based solutions cover the whole project life cycle from identifying opportunities through market studies and developing the business idea to the design and start-up of industrial scale production plants. This co-operation initiative will benefit both parties but especially our clients who can make use of the whole value chain advantages reached from one source, enabling smoother and more efficient R&D operations," says Nicholas Oksanen, Executive Vice President of Pöyry's Industry Business Group.

Did you know? Pöyry has been delivering bioindustry solutions for 60 years.
http://www.poyry.com/services/smart-solutions/bioindustry

About Poyry

Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company that delivers smart solutions across power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals & biorefining, mining & metals, transportation and water. Pöyry's net sales in 2016 were EUR 530 million. The company's shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki (POY1V). Approximately, Poyry has 5500 experts. 40 countries. 130 offices.

www.poyry.com

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Computerworld Names International Paper to 2017 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

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Computerworld have just announced that International Paper has been recognized as a 2017 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. Organizations will be included in coverage in Computerworld along with results from the 24th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

IP ranked 26th, on Computerworld's 2017 list for IT professionals in the large company category. The company's 1,400 IT team members deliver technology solutions for business advantage and support services to the company's 55,000 global team members, using information resources across 645 locations, speaking 13 languages and doing business in 44 currencies. 

"I am proud of this team and really happy to see them recognized for helping International Paper become one of the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world," said Bob Wenker, Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "Being listed as one of the Best Places to Work in IT is a great achievement, made possible by a committed group of talented team members. I am extremely proud of them." 

About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and Russia.  We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; papers that facilitate education and communication; and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employ approximately 55,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries.  Net sales for 2016 were $21 billion.  For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB's 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

SOURCE International Paper