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Cannon Communication Edition: 03/2009
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You're Welcome at Cannon!
Yes, this is a repetitive title, we know, but it's not a “copy and thanks to innovative treatments – all these are subjects that our
paste” from previous Cannon News editions. It's our sincere people around the world would like to discuss with you, to help make
feeling. Come and see us. your business more profitable – and to make our planet a little
In this interconnected world – where we see our relatives on Skype
and we could not live without our mobiles – we still trust old- Read – in this printed version of the Cannon News and in our
fashioned manners, we like to see you in the flesh, shake your hand, frequently updated web-news – the various articles dealing with
look you in the eyes, feel from your tone the untold messages which these hot subjects. Come, see us, let us know how we can grow
make the difference between the “business-as-usual” courtesy and together in spite of the difficult moments. We used to say in another
the real concern for an unpredictable future. And if you can't pay a tough period for the economics of the western world: “Together
visit to one of our factories or offices spread around the world, come We Can Make It”. It proved to be the right statement, it will work
and see us in one of the shows where our Group present their latest again if we try, harder and together.
technologies and industrial solutions. We still trust the fairs, the
technical shows, the congresses. There ain't no Internet that can You're Welcome at Cannon. It's not a slogan, it's a style.
replace a honest handshake.
In the first part of 2009 several Companies of the Cannon Group
will be present at the major specialised exhibitions touching their
fields of interest. Grow With Us!
Specifically talking of Plastics processing activities we wait for you
at the following events: “Grow With Us” is our slogan for this difficult year. (Brazil, Russia, India and China) area: most of the
th th • the Plast show in Milano, Italy (March 24 – 28 ) A provoking invitation? A bold statement? Where is the organisational efforts of the past five years have been spent in
th th• the JEC Composites show in Paris (March 24 – 26 ) space for growth? How can we dare mention a term these four countries, where now the Group collects a
• the UTECH Polyurethanes show in Maastricht, Holland which implies the concept of expansion when the whole significant portion of its business, especially in terms of new
st nd(March 31 – April 2 ) world shrinks under the wave of a common recession? customers. Read more about them in the next pages.
• the MosBuild Construction show in Moscow, Russia There are ways to grow, if we agree on what “growth”
st rd(March 31 – April 3 ) means. In the developed world the situation is tough, no doubt about
th th• the Brasilplast show in São Paulo, Brasil, (May 4 – 8 ) it. Investments are on hold, industries keep using their old
• the CWIEME show for electric motors in Berlin, Germany If we mean to simply expand volumes, we are probably equipment, they have learned that a machine can be
th th(May 5 – 8 ) dreaming. The only possible way to expand volumes – not only modernised and used for a longer period. Only the providers
• the Interzum furniture show in Cologne, Germany in the machinery business – is to eliminate a few competitors of reliable solutions, with a good structure of customer service
th th(May 13 – 16 ) while the demand stays constant. The first condition might and local sale forces can serve them properly with ideas, labour
nd th• the PlastExpo show in Casablanca, Morocco (June 2 – 5 ) happen any day but the second won't, in the short term. and spares – and have a chance to survive.
Those who close their local offices lose their contact with the If we mean to increase profits, it's wishful thinking.
local market. Read how the major Cannon branches worldwide We can play on some price reduction in raw materials, but we
help their customers, refurbishing their existing plants and can forget about higher margins, at the current market prices.
supplying new equipment tailored to their available budgets. For a while, at least.
Call them if you need advice and a quote.
If – instead – we mean “growth” as a way to enrich our If we try together we can progress, in spite of the headwinds.
capacity of generating profitable business by producing more Maybe we can even use them in our favour: sailors and
efficiently, by wasting less material and energy, by generating windmills did it for centuries, after all!
less scrap, by putting “clean” innovation in our processes, by
making use of renewable resources – then probably we're on Grow With Us!
the right path.
If you are interested in Energy, Ecology and Water Treatment
technologies, you are welcome at the Cannon BONO booths in: We've been applying the “sustainable development” concept
rd th• the RomTherm show in Bucarest, Romania (March 3 – 7 ) for a while, at Cannon. Efficient production methods have
• the Anuga Foodtech food show in Cologne, Germany been developed for all our Plastics processing technologies. Welcome to
th th(March 10 – 13 ) See in this Cannon News the articles concerning new efficient
• the Aqua-Therm water & energy show in Kiev, Ukraina manufacturing systems for the thermal insulation of piping
th th(May 13 – 16 ) and of building panels. Then the same innovative approach has
• the PowerGen energy show in Cologne, Germany been applied to Aluminium die-casting, and very soon the
th th(May 26 – 28 ) results have shown up, as you can read in the article dedicated
th th to wind generation. • OGA Oil & Gas show, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (June 10 – 12 )
rd th• the Mioge Oil&Gas show in Moscow, Russia (June 23 – 26 )
In the meantime the Energy Division was conceiving,
developing and offering to the market thermal solutions based As you see from the dates, several shows are held in the same weeks,
on renewable sources, and today they are a hard fact. Read the with clear organisational problems to be solved – not talking of the
success story about the power which is generated from the budget! In spite of the current economic situation, the Cannon
spent grapes. The next major area of concern for the world – Group have kept their usual level of investments in dedicated and
the supply of fresh water – has been strongly approached by specialised events: we still trust fairs, we hope you also do.
Cannon and it is now, after years of efforts, bringing great Other important trade shows and industry events will be attended in Grow with Us!
results. And we could continue.the second part of this year in USA, Germany, Arab Emirates etc.
and they will be as usual posted in the Events section of our Group's On the International scenario, we all know what is going on.
Internet portal www.cannon.com
The major troubles are coming from the old economies, where What news at Cannon?
a sick banking system has hit the true economy and affected its In addition to the established range of processing technologies for
main vital parameters: among the emerging countries there are Polyurethanes, Composites, Thermoforming, Aluminium
signs of slow-down in growth but not yet of serious crisis in Diecasting, Industrial Electronics – which have made the
their expansion. Several nations are still keen for development Cannon brand well known throughout the industry in the past 40+
and growth, in quality if not in quantity. Cannon have paid years – a whole portfolio of Energy- and Environment-related
great attention – and investments – in the well known BRIC solutions is increasingly appreciated by different types of end users
worldwide. Energy-saving solutions for Oil & Gas applications, use
of renewable sources for energy production, smart use of water –
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