Latest commodity prices: April 2023

April 06, 2023

Energy prices declined 6.3% in March, led by natural gas in Europe (-16.5%) and coal (-9.8%).

Non-energy prices eased 2.2%.

Automotive Expo & Emsetech 2023 concluded with innovation and successful business partnerships

April 04, 2023

Automotive Expo & B2B Meetings 2023 took place on March 30, at Redal Expo, in Sibiu. The event concluded on Thursday, with product debuts unveiling innovation and new partnerships that will improve the business world. At this edition, the number of participants exceeded 400 companies and 800 automotive professionals, respectively. Companies from 16 countries exhibited featuring offers across automotive, technology, automation and more.

How to easily comply with traceability requirements, while protecting profitability?

March 24, 2023

Automated labelling can significantly increase the speed at which products, components, cables and even laboratory samples can be identified. Brady offers a complete, automated labelling solution that includes industrial-grade labels, automated label printing software and automated print & apply systems.

Reliable labels are selected or designed to stay attached and remain legible in your working environment. They are automatically printed by smart label printing software and print & apply systems that can be fully integrated in your environment, and driven by your existing data.

Latest commodity prices: March 2023

March 16, 2023

Energy prices declined 7.3% in February, led by coal (-34.8%) and natural gas in the U.S. (-27.2%). Non-energy prices changed little as a group.

Food and beverage prices gained 1.0% and 5.2%, respectively, while raw materials eased 0.9%. Fertilizers fell 5.6%.

Unlocking Steer-by-Wire with Paragraf Sensors

March 16, 2023

Replacing mechanical systems within a car with electric systems is not a new concept in automotive design, as evidenced by power windows, electric seat adjustment and push-button ignition. A host of drive-by-wire systems currently in development are extending that to primary, operational automotive functions, employing circuitry to replace heavy, cumbersome mechanical and hydraulic systems. In particular, steer-by-wire has proven attractive for its design benefits and for its potential to enable Automated Emergency Steering (AES). This is where Paragraf’s sensors can help.

PLAST GROUP expands its Oradea site with a new performant technology

March 14, 2023

PLAST GROUP expands its Oradea site with a new performant technology to carry out the painting process in a sustainable and efficient way, massively reducing the environmental impact.

Plast Group, with headquarter in Italy, is a leading supplier of plastic components and injection molds able to meet the requirements of the most demanding markets, with more than 45 years of experience. In 2016, Plast Group decided to extend production in Oradea, Romania due to strategic beneficial logistic position.

Ford is adding LFP batteries to its EV line-up this year starting with Mustang Mach‑E

February 26, 2023

Ford will introduce lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries to the Mustang Mach-E line-up 1 in Europe this year, as part of the company’s commitment to making EVs more affordable and accessible to customers.

Ford has also announced it is investing $3.5 billion to build the first automaker-backed LFP battery plant in the U.S. – called BlueOval Battery Park Michigan – which will open in 2026.

BMW and Valeo engage in a strategic cooperation to co-develop next-generation Level 4 automated parking experience

February 26, 2023

BMW Group and Valeo are taking their long-existing relationship to the next level with a new partnership. After the major announcement of their collaboration for ADAS domain controller, sensors and software for parking and maneuvering for BMW's upcoming platform generation "Neue Klasse" (the next generation modular platform for the BMW vehicles), the BMW Group and Valeo announced their cooperation for the co-development of fully automated parking technologies up to Level 4 (fully automated driving/parking, with no supervision needed by the driver).

HELLA manufactures 500 millionth accelerator pedal sensor

February 26, 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, has surpassed the mark of 500 million electronic accelerator pedal sensors. The first accelerator pedal sensors rolled off the assembly line more than 25 years ago. Accelerator pedal sensors detect the position of the pedal and transmit the corresponding command to accelerate or reduce engine power to the engine control unit.


Technology Expo & B2B Meetings will be held in May at CRAFT Timisoara

February 18, 2023

Technology Expo & B2B Meetings is a leading technology event which will take place between 03-04 May 2023 at CRAFT Timisoara.

The latest trends, new products and services are presented at Technology Expo & B2B Meetings.

Latest commodity prices: February 2023

February 06, 2023

Energy prices dropped 8.9% in January, led by natural gas in Europe (-44%) and coal (-16.1%). Non-energy prices gained 1.7%.

Food prices increased 0.4%. Beverage prices changed little while raw materials gained 1%.

Technology Expo Timisoara 2023

January 28, 2023
Technology Expo Timisoara is a leading technology event.
The latest trends, new products and services are presented at Technology Expo Timisoara in the following areas: 

 5G Technology and Internet of Things (IOT)
 Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing
 Automation & Sensor Technology
 Carbon-neutral Production
 Cloud & Infrastructure
 Compressed Air & Vacuum
 Digital Energy & Energy Efficiency
 Digital Platforms
 Drive Technology
 E-Mobility & Charging Infrastructure
 Engineering & Office-Software
 Fluid Power
 Future of Work
 Handling & Assembly
 Hydrogen & Fuel Cells
 Industrial Internet
 IT Consulting
 IT Security
 Lightweight Design
 Linear Technology
 Logistics Automation
 Logistics IT
 Material Handling
 Metal Parts, Components & Solutions
 Plastics & Innovative Materials
 Process Automation
 Research & Development
 Trade & Invest

Continental and Ambarella partner on Assisted and Automated Driving Systems

January 13, 2023

At the beginning of 2023, technology company Continental and Ambarella, Inc., an edge AI semiconductor company, announced a strategic partnership. The two companies will jointly develop scalable, end-to-end hardware and software solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI), for assisted and automated driving (AD), on the way to autonomous mobility.

The partners are combining Continental's software and hardware expertise and broad portfolio of automotive system solutions with Ambarella's computer vision know-how, powerful SoCs and software modules.

Renault Group and PUNCH Torino sign a strategic partnership on low-emission diesel engines

January 13, 2023

Boulogne-Billancourt (France) and Turin (Italy), January 10, 2023 – Renault Group, and PUNCH Torino, a well-known center of excellence for propulsion systems and electronics, today announced the signature of a binding Memorandum of Understanding concerning their cooperation on Renault 4-cylinder diesel engines for light commercial vehicles.

Latest commodity prices: January 2023 (pdf)

January 09, 2023

Energy prices dropped 6.2% in December, led by crude oil (-10.7%). Non-energy prices gained 1.0%.