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Haier and Fagor to open factory in Poland through joint venture

Sep 17, 2013

Haier and Fagor have announced a cooperation agreement to establish a joint venture company, with the aim of setting an industry benchmark. The joint venture, to be held at 51% by Haier and 49% by Fagor, will oversee the construction, use and development of a new refrigerator production factory in Wroclaw, Poland. Company leaders from Haier and Fagor announced the decision today at a press conference held at the IFA trade fair in Berlin, Germany.

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Next Saturday, Fagor Ederlan will be holding a day of open doors with the confirmed participation of more than 1,500 people

Sep 12, 2013

Saturday, September 14, is expected to be a festive and commemorative day in Fagor Ederlan. The cooperative founded in 1963 has organized a day of open doors with the goal of teaching families about the working environment and share with them its great day. Events will begin at nine in the morning with different guided tours along the production and innovation plants of the cooperative in Alto Deba.

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Prizes awarded for the fifth “MAIER International Design Competition”

Sep 06, 2013

All the projects taking part were linked to the Colour & Trim field, which deals with the design of colours, materials and textures for vehicle decor. There was a prize fund of €15,000 for the winners of this year’s competition. A total of 93 projects were put forward from countries such as France, Holland, Italy, Germany, Spain, China, India, Brazil and the USA. The prize-giving ceremony took place on 6 September at the Automotive Intelligence Center in Zornotza (Bizkaia) and was attended by Imanol Pradales, the Director of Economic Development from the Provincial Government of Bizkaia; Txema Gisasola, President of MONDRAGON Corporation; and Jean Pierre Ploué, Design Manager from the Peugeot-Citroen Group, among others.

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LKS will design the new site for the Bombay high court in Panaji (India)

Sep 05, 2013

The current site for the Bombay High Court at Panaji (Goa State) is located in the Altinho district and it is insufficient for the current needs. Thus, it is proposed to be transferred to the area of Penha da Franca, in the municipality of Bardez, Taluka.

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CIC microGUNE bets for microtechnologies as the driving force for the competitiveness of the Basque industry

Sep 04, 2013

The Basque Cooperative Research Centre CIC microGUNE has the aim of promoting microtechnologies to become a driving force for the competitiveness of products, processes and services of the Basque Country. This is the main goal of its Science, Technology and Specialization Plan, that will guide its activities over the next three years, until 2016.

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Canadian Professor embarks on a European bike tour for co-operation

Aug 27, 2013

A Canadian Professor has started a cycling tour of Europe where he will visit co-operatives in nine countries. André Martin from the Institute for Research and Education for Co-operatives and Mutuals of the University of Sherbrooke (IRECUS) started his tour at the Rochdale Pioneers Museum on August 3rd. Inspired by the International Year of Co-operatives, and connecting with other co-operators, Prof. Martin said: “I felt the strength of the movement; my work involves researching co-operatives and 2012 presented us with a great opportunity to speak about co-operatives."

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