Industrials Tag

Spotlight Kforce: Creating the Workplace of the Future

19 May, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Kforce is a professional staffing and technology firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Each year this Knowledge Leader provides more than 30,000 opportunities to professionals who work for 3,000 clients, including a significant majority of the Fortune 500. Founded in 1962, this firm’s intellectual property is...

Spotlight Equifax: Building Credit for 123 Years

16 Mar, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Known for its status as one of the top three US credit bureaus, Equifax is a global data analytics company with a goal of “helping people live their financial best.” The firm was founded in 1898 by two brothers, Cator and Guy Woolford. The former,...

Spotlight Recruit: The Ribbon Model

11 Feb, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Recruit Group delivers the digital meeting spaces of choice for matching individuals and business clients. Founded in 1960, in Tokyo, Japan, the firm’s first project launched a job-hunting magazine that created an open job market connecting new college graduates with corporations. Since then, the firm...

Spotlight Kurita: Water as Breakthrough Technology

12 Jan, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Kurita Water is a global leader in water management and water treatment chemicals. Since its founding in 1949, when the firm began making chemicals to manage sediment buildup in boilers, Kurita Water has been at work innovating to solve water and...

Spotlight ALS: Getting Under the Surface of Global Testing

23 Nov, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Recognized globally as one of the largest analytical test, measurement and inspection service providers, Australia’s ALS conducts environmental monitoring, food and pharmaceutical quality assurance, mining, minerals and commodities certification, and equipment maintenance. For example, ALS’s labs perform the analysis that identifies Salmonella and Listeria outbreaks...

Spotlight GEA Group: Processing Half of All Beer on Earth

29 Sep, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

GEA is one of the largest global suppliers of food processing technology, building the machinery, plants, processes and systems that help producers deliver food to people. GEA aims to be the partner-of-choice in each industry it serves, including food, beverage, chemical, pharma, dairy and marine....

Spotlight ABB Group: Electrifying Industry Everywhere

23 Sep, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Based in Switzerland, ABB Group makes products for electrification (like breakers and switches), robotics and motion, industrial automation, and power grids plus the software behind the scenes that runs them. The firm’s chief goal is to push the boundaries of technology and embed sustainability into...

Spotlight KION Group: Forklifting the Future of Supply Chains

17 Sep, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, KION Group is one of the world’s leading makers of forklifts, warehouse equipment, and associated integrated automation technologies. The company was founded in 2006 when Linde AG merged its truck business with STILL and OM under the umbrella of KION Group....

Spotlight Interpump: Pumping Profits

16 Sep, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Italy’s Interpump is the world’s largest producer of pumps used in high-pressure cleaners for surfaces like ships, car washes and tooling machines, and also for cutting asphalt, stone, cement and metal. It is also the world’s largest manufacturer of pumps and cylinders for hydraulic systems...

Spotlight Wienerberger AG: Smarter, Affordable Construction for a New World

21 May, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

The Wienerberger Group makes building products for infrastructure, new construction, and renovations with a focus on enabling energy-efficient, healthy, climate-friendly, affordable living. The firm aims to help make the building process smarter and more efficient through its innovations in digital services and prefabrication. For example,...

Spotlight Sandvik: The Future Will Be Printed in 3D

11 Jan, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

One behavior demonstrated by innovative companies is a tendency to embrace change, to apply the tools of the digital revolution to drive innovation within companies that then permeates entire industries. One example of an old school company embracing new tools is Sandvik. Based in Stockholm,...

Spotlight Elbit Systems: The Brains Behind Border Security

22 Feb, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Pilots used to say, “speed is life.” But things have changed, says former F-15 pilot Bob Edmonds, now of Elbit Systems, in a recent white paper. Today, “information is life.” Because for military pilots, lack of data can lead to spatial disorientation, or worse, fatalities....

Is European Industrial Machinery Headed for a Breakdown?

07 May, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Uncategorized

The volume of new orders received by German industrial firms unexpectedly fell in March, according to data released today: In contrast to expectations for a slight rise (+0.3% m/m), the -2.8% m/m decline was led by a steep decline in export orders and, in particular,...