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VMI appoints Chen Xing general manager of VMI Yantai

VMI appoints Chen Xing general manager of VMI Yantai

18th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Chen Xing Chunjing has been appointed general manager of VMI Yantai. Chen succeeds Xu Kangyuan, who has retired after leading VMI Yantai for almost 20 years.

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VMI Extrusion relocates to Cham, Germany facility

VMI Extrusion relocates to Cham, Germany facility

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

On 12 September VMI’s new extrusion technology centre and manufacturing facility was officially opened by Karin Bucher, mayor of Cham and Edward Holweg, COO of VMI, in the presence of employees and invitees.

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VMI wins Pirelli Supplier Award 2018

10th September 2018 | 0 Comments

During a ceremony held at Pirelli’s headquarters in Milan, Italy recentlym VMI received the Supplier Award for high quality and support. Chief purchasing officer Matteo Battaini handed over the Award to Harm Voortman, CEO of VMI Group:

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VMI adds pallet lift to range

19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyre manufacturing equipment maker VMI has added a vertical pallet lift with high handling capacity to its product portfolio. The lift is for large batch-offs, mainly for the tyre industry.

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VMI exhibiting retreading equipment at Tire Cologne

28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

VMI reports that it is paying special attention to retreading at Tire Cologne, taking advantage of the fact that the show has a dedicated retreading hall and the Global Retreading Conference running alongside it. Organized by Koelnmesse and the European retreading association BIPAVER, the global conference for the retreading industry will take place for the very first time in the context of The Tire premiere in Cologne.

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VMI launches new website

VMI launches new website

11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In early January VMI launched a new company website. According to the tyre manufacturing machinery maker, the new site is entirely styled in the firm’s new corporate branding. It is also said to features “more information on the VMI products and services”. Company representatives explained that the site has been designed to give “an improved browser experience with easy navigation and is furthermore optimized for mobile usage”.

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VMI Americas appoints new sales manager

11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Bill Bisson has joined VMI Americas as area sales manager. In his new role, he will oversee sales of VMI’s extruder-gear pump systems.

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VMI raises over 96,000 Euro with Duchenne Heroes

28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The VMI Duchenne Heroes team completed recently complete a seven day mountain bike tour for charity. A team of 38 mountain bikers and 14 support team members have raised over 96,000 Euros for the Duchenne Parent Project.

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VMI opens factory in Poland

6th September 2017 | 0 Comments

On 5 September VMI opened a new factor in Leszno, Poland. The location was officially opened by Lukasz Borowiak, mayor of Leszno and Alexander van der Lof, chairman of the executive board of TKH Group.

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Safe-Run hails ‘significant progress’ in VMI dispute

10th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Safe-Run has announced that it has made “significant progress” in the patent invalidation and patent litigation process against VMI Holland B.V. Safe-Run explained that the Patent Reexamination Board of State Intellectual Property Office declared that the VMI’s invention patent “Assembly for and Method of Making a Tyre Component” is “entirely invalid”. According to the company, the patent declared invalid is deemed to have “not existed from the very beginning”. In addition, the court has dismissed VMI's litigation action against Safe-Run for this patent infringement. For its part, VMI stated that it made progress in the same series of cases and that it would appeal a number of adverse verdicts.

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Major VMI patents upheld in China

2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

China’s Patent Re-examination Board has upheld important patents relating to tyre building technology developed by VMI. Commenting on the board’s decision, VMI Group chief executive officer Harm Voortman said “this decision further strengthens our position in the legal dispute with Safe-Run and reaffirms our confidence in the Chinese legal system.”

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‘Growing’ VMI opens new South America headquarters

‘Growing’ VMI opens new South America headquarters

17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Machinery manufacturer VMI says it is increasingly active in South America, and in response VMI South America Ltda has moved to a new and larger location. On 12 May, VMI South America opened its new facility in the Brazilian city of Itatiaia, approximately half way between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Managing director Robson Souza de Araujo and his team now have approximately 1,350 square metres of floorspace at their disposal, an area divided into workshop and office space.

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VMI appoints Dr Edward Holweg as COO

VMI appoints Dr Edward Holweg as COO

30th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Prof Dr Edward Holweg will be appointed as the new COO of VMI Group effective 1 April 2017. Dr Holweg succeeds Guido Roncken MBA, who held this position for over 10 years.

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TTX Award “confirms” VMI’s value & innovation-based strategy

TTX Award “confirms” VMI’s value & innovation-based strategy

16th February 2017 | 0 Comments

VMI edged ahead of fellow shortlistee Comerio Ercole in what is said to be a very tight race to win Tire Industry Supplier of the Year for the second time. The 2017 award was received by Harm Voortman, VMI Group president and chief executive officer, at the TTX Award gala dinner on 15 February.

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VMI launches Remote Guidance

10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

VMI has introduced what it calls VMI Remote Guidance, which is designed to ensure “immediate support 24/7 on VMI equipment.” The system uses high resolution video to enable VMI’s remote support engineer to guide the customer through the faultfinding procedure in order to quickly resolve the issue without the need to travel to site.

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