Press releases in 2017

VMI raises more than 96,000 Euro with Duchenne Heroes

September 27, 2017

With an impressive finish in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, the VMI Duchenne Heroes team completed their seven day mountain bike tour. A team of 38 mountain bikers and 14 support team members have participated last week in this event and raised over 96,000 Euros for the Duchenne Parent Project. Each year, VMI participates in a challenging…

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VMI opens new manufacturing facility in Poland

September 6, 2017

On September 5th, the new manufacturing facility of VMI in Leszno, Poland, was officially opened by Mr Lukasz Borowiak, mayor of Leszno and Mr Alexander van der Lof, Chairman of the Executive Board of TKH Group. The facility, built on an 8 hectare plot of land, comprises 13,500 m2 of manufacturing floor space, warehousing and…

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Major patents of VMI upheld in China

August 1, 2017

VMI is pleased to announce that major invention patents related to tire building technology are upheld in China. These patents were challenged by Safe-Run as their defense in the ongoing legal dispute, in which VMI is suing Safe-Run for infringement of VMI’s protected IP. The Patent Re-examination Board ruled recently that the challenged patents remain…

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VMI Participates in FLEX-PRO

July 24, 2017

VMI Holland B.V. works together with DEMCON Advanced Mechatronics B.V., DEMCON Bunova B.V., Bond high performance 3D technology B.V., Universiteit Twente and Stichting Saxion together on technical solutions, which enable predicting process parameters of complex product processes by means of modeling, simulation and system integration. All partners in this project have much knowledge and expertise…

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VMI South America Ltda, in Itatiaia Brazil, officially opened

May 17, 2017

On May 12th, the new facility of VMI South America Ltda was officially opened with an open house for customers and suppliers. VMI South America has relocated to a new and larger location in the city of Itatiaia, about half way between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Managing Director Robson Souza de Araujo and…

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VMI Appoints Dr Edward Holweg As New COO

March 30, 2017

Prof Dr Edward Holweg will be appointed as the new COO of VMI Group starting April 1st. He will succeed Guido Roncken MBA, who held this position for over 10 years. As COO, Dr Edward Holweg will be a member of the Global Executive Board of VMI Group and will be responsible for VMI operations…

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VMI introduces VMI PIXXEL

February 8, 2017

At the heart of VMI’s vision technology is a sophisticated system that effectively replaces the eyes of the operator, enabling complete hands-off and eyes-off production. In line with Industry 4.0, VMI continuously aims for greater connectivity, higher levels of automation and wider us of machine intelligence to drive speed, agility and production integration. That is…

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Press releases in 2016

VMI in Extended Product Life Cycle Management Project

November 25, 2016

Together, ten Dutch businesses started the Extended Product Life Cycle Management project (E-PLM). It is part of the Smart Industry field lab called “The Garden.” Those businesses recognize the need for secure and efficient information supply throughout the life cycle of their products. Businesses usually arrange their own information services. However, in The Garden they…

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