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EUROTRANS Board Meeting at Harmonic Drive in Limburg

This year´s Board Meeting took place at Harmonic Drive AG in Limburg from 17-18 October 2019 at the kind invitation of Ekrem Sirman.

This year the board meeting of the European Committee of Associations of Manufacturers of Gears and Transmission Parts (EUROTRANS) took place at Harmonic Drive AG. The participants discussed the difficult economic environment and the continuous further development of drive technology. Modularization and networking of machines, new legal regulations and standards as well as increasing demands on reliability, efficiency, noise behaviour and functional diversity place rapidly changing demands on drive components, especially on gearboxes, and thus have an enormous influence on the industry.

"Due to our many years of commitment to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), we are delighted to host the EUROTRANS board meeting this year. The fact that our highly developed drive solutions can be found all over the world today is a fact that would not have been possible without Europe. In the course of globalisation and the increasing pressure of global competition, a united Europe and a united industry are indispensable. European drive technology must strengthen itself internally in order to become more capable of acting externally. EUROTRANS is a priceless network for this," says CEO Ekrem Sirman.


Jean-Claude Reverdell becomes Artema's new president

On September 26, 2019, Jean-Claude Reverdell - CEO of Sew Usocome was elected President of Artema for 3 years.

Artema's Board today comprises 15 industrials representing each sector of Artema.

Following the end of the term of President Didier Sepulchre de Condé elected on September 30, 2016, Jean-Claude Reverdell, currently CEO France of SEW USOCOME, a member company of Artema, was elected Artema's new president on September 26, 2019.

Jean-Claude REVERDELL, mechanical engineer, studied in France and Germany. He has held managerial positions in various companies whose parent company is located in Germany. With over 25 years of experience in the field of drive systems, he joined the SEW USOCOME group in 2008. He first held the position of Commercial Director, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer France in January 2015.

The SEW Group is a major player in the industry of the future. Jean-Claude Reverdell is convinced that the use of the new technological bricks of industry 4.0 will enable French companies to promote operational excellence and thus develop the industry in France. Inaugurated in 2015, the SEW USOCOME factory in Brumath was among the first companies to be labeled "showcase of the industry of the future" in France.

"Artema, the trade association of mechatronics, plays a leading role in this technological breakthrough and in the development of digitization in the industry" according to Jean-Claude Reverdell.


About Artema:

Artema, the trade association for Mechatronics manufacturers, brings together 150 companies that design, produce, market and maintain the components, solutions or systems they manufacture. The members are SMEs, ETI or international groups of the following fields : Sealing technology; Fasteners; Mechatronics; Linear motion,  Bearings; Fluid Power and Mechanical Transmissions.

This represents :

• 7.9 billion turnover, 50% of which is exported,

• 35,000 dedicated employees.

Artema is a member in France of the FIM (Federation of Mechanical Industries) and of 4 European committees : CETOP, EIFI, EUROTRANS and FEBMA.

REGISTRATION is still open! Eurotrans gears training Geometry & Design, October 21-25/10/2019

Improve your knowledge on Gears Geometry and Design Technology and meet your peers during this 5-days course! EUROTRANS members enjoy a reduced registration fee. There are still free places available.


From 21st to 25th October, the module on 'Geometry and Design' of the Eurotrans Gear Training program will take place in Munich in close collaboration with FVA GmbH and the University of Munich FZG, Germany. 

This training is a must for everyone who is active in the gears sector in Europe. The entire subject matter of the training course is extensively illustrated with examples and best practices. 
Please note that special prices apply for Agoria members and for members of the other associations of Eurotrans. 
Venue of the training
This course will be held at the FVA GmbH, Business Campus Munich, Parkring 6, Garching bei Munchen, Germany - access map
Room reservations should be made directly with the hotel. Accommodation is not included in the price of the training.
Hotel Hoyacker Hof 
Freisinger Landstrasse 9a, 85748 Garching bei München 
Tel: +49 (0) 89 32 69 900
Email: info@hoyackerhof.de
Block booking code: Eurotrans
Price per room € 82 (breakfast included)


Social program
The training package includes evening diners and social activities. The social program can be subject to changes.
The program and the registration form can be found & downloaded from this link
Please send a completed registration form to comm-training@agoria.be 
Contact Agoria
Jean-Marc Timmermans (Business Group Leader, Manufacturing Industries)
Mobile: +32 477 89 49 83 - jean-marc.timmermans@agoria.be
Marleen Poelmans (Agoria Communication-Training Team)
Mobile: +32 495 50 11 84 - comm-training@agoria.be

50th Anniversary of EUROTRANS – 50 years of global networking

EUROTRANS – the European Committee of Associations of Manufacturers of Gears and Transmission Parts – celebrated its 50th Anniversary on the occasion of the 5th International Drive Technology Meeting in Hanover, Germany, on Saturday, 30th March 2019.

The power transmission industry is one of the oldest and most innovative branches in the EUROPEAN Mechanical Engineering Industry. In 1968, several companies and associations, mostly small and family owned companies, created a EUROPEAN networking platform in Paris – nowadays known as EUROTRANS.

The 50th Anniversary Celebration was followed by the 5th International Drive Technology Meeting on 31th March with interesting speeches from industry experts covering the topics of global economy, European trade as well as AI and automated driving. Both events took place before the IAMD Hanover, 1-5 April 2019.

New Member of EUROTRANS – MIB from Turkey

At the EUROTRANS Board Meeting in Istanbul on 2nd October 2018 by kind invitation of the ASSOCIATION OF TURKISH MACHINE MANUFACTURERS (MIB), Nail Türker (General secretary of MIB) and Eric Goos (president of EUROTRANS) sign the membership contract with EUROTRANS during the machinetool show MATEK.
Both emphasized the importance of deepening the networking activities between the Turkish Industry and EUROTRANS for a successful future.

European drive technology well prepared for the challenge of digitalization!

Press Release European Drive Technology 2018

•    4% growth for 2018 in Europe
•    Turkish Association MIB new member of EUROTRANS
•    Eric Goos from Hansen Industrial Transmissions N.V. re-elected as EUROTRANS President

Please find the full text here

EUROTRANS Gears Training: module on "Geometry and Design"

SAVE THE DATE: 15-19 October 2018 in Munich

If you are interested to participate at this training program, please feel free to send your contact details to comm-training(at)agoria.be

More information can be found here

EUROTRANS goes social network!

EUROTRANS is now on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network. Follow us and keep up to date with current events and news! 

FLYER European Drive Technology Conference 2018 now available!

The flyer for the European Drive Technology Conference 2018 is now available and can be downloaded here

REGISTRATION is now open! European Drive Technology Conference in Antwerp 2018

The next European Drive Technology Conference along with the EUROTRANS Annual Meeting will take place in Antwerp by kind invitation of AGORIA on 21-22 June 2018. The registration is now open and can be accessed via the website: www.edtc2018.be 

EUROTRANS Gears Training in Newcastle on June 11-15, 2018

Interested to improve your knowledge on quality and failure of gears? Save the date and preregister now for the upcoming EUROTRANS Gears Training in Newcastle University from 11 till 15 June 2018!
For more info, click here:

Industry Confidence in Europe

Edegem, 4th January 2018: The Grand opening of the Global R&D Centre for gearbox of Sumitomo Drive Technologies (SHI) in Edegem/Belgium on 4th January 2018 marks the start of the 95 years celebration of Hansen Industrial Transmission N.V.
Shaun Dean (Vice-President Sumitomo Drive Technologies) and the management team from Japan celebrated the opening of the new Global R&D Centre. The opening is a clear signal for the continued commitment and trust of SHI in Europe as a globally attractive production place.

Interview Eric Goos "Driven by Digitalization"

Please find here the interview of Eric Goos published in the magazine "InMotion" in the October 2017 issue

European Drive Technology