The Institute for Supply Management® reported a US PMI of 52.6 percent for June which represents the first month back to growth territory since the COVID-19 shutdowns. In fact, the figure eclipsed a strong pre-COVID January number of 50.9 and is the highest month for US manufacturing since April of 2019. The promising June performance rolled out to other countries as well, with China continuing to progress as the Caixin Manufacturing index reported a 51.2 number. The Euro Zone, Germany and Italy also showed improvement, but all remained in contraction territory under the 50 percent mark.
In response to the rising number of cases of persons infected with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) at the time in Europe and worldwide, Messe Freiburg made the decision in mid-March to postpone the leading international trade fair in the broom and brush industry to 2022. The trade fair was originally set to take place from May 6–8, 2020.
A US company has placed a major order with a value of 25 million euro for eleven automation lines and six removal units for vaccine containers (vials) with ZAHORANSKY AG. With a global research drive for a vaccine against COVID-19, the preparations to manufacture the ampules with vaccines are already in full swing.
With its new ZMI 4.0 machine controls, ZAHORANSKY AG not only offers greater operator efficiency, but also significantly increases the output of twisted-in-wire brushes.
The 2020 Annual Summer Buyers’ Guide / July-August digital edition of Brushware magazine is now available to readers. Considered “The Bible” of the brush industry this special issue includes a complete supplier and manufacturer directory with an extensive category index that allows users to quickly locate company capabilities.