Press releases in 2017

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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VMI expands manufacturing capacity with new facility in Poland

November 10, 2016

On 3 November, the ground breaking ceremony for the new manufacturing facility of VMI Group took place in Leszno, Poland in the presence of the mayor of Leszno and other government officials. In the first phase, a 13,500 m2 facility will be built on an 8 hectare plot of land to extend the current manufacturing…

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VMI wins first patent invalidation case against Safe-Run

October 27, 2016

As part of ongoing legal actions commenced by VMI against Safe-Run, VMI filed for invalidation of a number of Safe-Run patents. Recently, the Chinese Patent Review Board has ruled in this case and invalidated the first Safe-Run patent in its entirety as the patent was based on prior art. Further claims for invalidation of other…

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VMI takes legal steps against Safe-Run

September 12, 2016

Despite repeated warnings, Safe-Run did not stop the infringement on several of VMI’s patents. VMI therefore decided to take legal steps against Safe-Run. Harm Voortman, President & CEO of VMI Group: “VMI is determined to continue to take strong legal actions against violations. We have faith in the law and we are confident that justice…

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VMI awarded punitive damages in civil action against Shuangjun

June 30, 2016

A huge victory in VMI’s fight against patent infringement! The Chinese Intellectual Property Court supported VMI on all claims and awarded the full compensation requested by VMI to be paid by Shuangjun Plastic and Rubber Machinery Ltd. Already in 2015, the Chinese Patent Management Bureau ruled that Shuangjun was guilty of patent infringement against VMI’s…

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