Press releases in 2017

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 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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