A few months ago, Israeli industrial giant Yossiv Industries announced a partnership with French machine tool maker Levitech to make tools for European Union (EU) exports, including in the fields of machinery and tools.
Israel is a member of the EU, but does not have an export control regime and so does not need to follow EU rules.
As a result, many European companies have made machines to cut metal, as well as to cut plastics, to build electronics, and even to build buildings.
As the EU’s export regulations have changed, Israel has sought to diversify its export business, and has sought ways to expand its export capabilities, particularly in areas like machinery.
This partnership, Yossif Benayouan, Yishai’s head of technology innovation and manufacturing, told Al Jazeera, is “a game changer”.
He added that the agreement could “change the world”.
The Yossik’s machines have a range of features, including automatic leveling, automatic locking, and automatic rotation, and they are all equipped with a touch sensor that detects when the user presses on the top of the lever.
In fact, the Levitchys machine tools have the ability to automatically level and lock, and to rotate, which Benayoud said would be “a major step in the direction of automation”.
The Levitcherys new machines are currently in use in the US and Australia, Benayout said.
Benayoulan said that, for now, there are no plans to expand the Leviticech’s export capabilities to Europe.
“We are very happy to work with Levitachys in this area,” he said.
Israel’s current export regulations restrict its imports of machinery from other countries and import restrictions are currently set to expire in 2018.
Benays new partnership with Levittech is a good first step in addressing the problems of Israeli-US trade in machinery, Benayan said.
“Israel is going to be a major player in this sector for a long time to come.” “
The Israeli-owned Levitichys machines were recently shown at the International Conference on Automation and the Industrial Environment in London. “
Israel is going to be a major player in this sector for a long time to come.”
The Israeli-owned Levitichys machines were recently shown at the International Conference on Automation and the Industrial Environment in London.
Benayan described the company’s machines as being “smart”.
“You have a number of sensors, automatic leveling system, automatic lock, rotating mechanism, and it’s very precise,” he explained.
The Levittchers machines can be used in industrial applications as well, Benany said.
They can be adapted for industrial applications in a variety of industries, including machinery and electronic components.
Benany described Levittcheys machine as being able to do “very interesting things”.
“There are several applications, but also for industrial, mechanical and electrical applications,” he told Aljazeera.
The partnership could help Yossilithi expand its exports, Benays said.
The company’s current contract with Yossit, which covers the entire European Union, is for 30 years.
Yossiwis production facility has been producing machines since 2008.
Benoyoun added that Yossithi would “continue to build more machines” for Yossim, including for Israeli clients, and that the company “looks forward to collaborating with Yishak” on the next machines it will make.
Benayaoun said that Yishay is “an amazing company”, adding that the partnership “provides us with a new opportunity” to continue to produce and sell the Levittchys machines.
The Yoshilithy machines will be available in Israel in 2019.
Al Jazeera’s Jonathan Heller in Brussels contributed to this report.