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NOV 2018

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November 2018 41 suppliers news continued we won't only be showcasing the diverse range of possible applications of lead- ing exhibitors' products, but will also be providing a platform for discussing the aims, potential and sustainability of new technology," said Mareile Kästner, bauma 2019 project director. Producing cleaner, quieter and more ef fi cient machinery is the future aim of electri fi cation, according to many man- ufacturers of construction machinery. In fact, more and more companies are al- ready upgrading smaller machines in the lower power range with electric drives. There is also growing interest in hybrid vehicles. As such, systems, which can handle light work but then engage a com- bustion engine where maximum power is required, are already under development. Will there only be autonomous and networked systems in the future? Are we now digitalizing everything? Not every- thing that is technologically possible is also useful and cost-effective. As such, ex- hibitors and trade fair attendees will have the opportunity to question aims and pro- vide fi tting responses together. Within the bauma FORUM in Hall C2 the thematic group "Driverless Vehicles, Electromobil- ity & Electric Drives and Zero Emissions" will focus primarily on aspects regarding autonomous driving. Among others the following companies have already signed up to take part: Hydac, Komatsu, Siemens, Wacker Neuson, Mecalac and ZF. In addition to the companies partic- ipating in the bauma FORUM, leading exhibitors in the fi eld of electromobil- ity and driverless vehicles, including Doosan Bobcat, MAN Truck, Mecalac, Liebherr, Perkins Engines and Bosch Rexroth will also be present in the halls of bauma 2019. Polydeck Celebrates 40 th On October 11, Polydeck Screen Corp. cele- brated its 40 th anniversary at the company's Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, campus. The celebration was a two-day event attend- ed by employees, partners and affiliates. The anniversary merits both grati- tude and praise, Peter Freissle, president, Polydeck, said in the opening speech. "The purpose of this event is to celebrate suc- cess and thank God," he said. "Less than 0.5% of companies make it to this point in their careers." The company was founded in 1978 in Spartanburg, and in the decades that followed, it expanded globally and even- tually opened facilities in Chile. Through- out, it remained private and family-owned. Jacobs Will Sell Resources Segment Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced it entered a definitive agreement to sell its More than 600,000 people are expected to attend bauma. The world's largest machinery exposition will be held in April in Munich, Germany.

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