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FROM: Nataline Percosset, Minister of External Affairs of the Syndicate State of Synturia

TO: Interested companies and corporate entities

To interested parties,

The rising global demand of consumer products calls for an even greater demand in manufacturing. New products must be brought to market in ever-shorter timeframes and customers demand much more personalized products. Rapidly changing markets require increased flexibility and an efficient use of resources and energy. Syndustries, based in Synturia, deals with issues that result in better utilization of raw materials and energy, integration of design and manufacturing activities requiring the invention of suitable new manufacturing processes and techniques, unmanned production dependent on efficient and reliable control of various processes including intelligent processing, introduction of new materials in industrial production necessitating new manufacturing process technology, and more. Allow us to showcase what Syndustries and its divisions has to offer:

 


@Asgeirria @Greater Serbia

OOC - reference of the thread name:

 

 

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TO: Nataline Percosset

FROM: Lance Valentino

RE: More Machine Now Than Man

Madam,

The advanced nature of Synturian robotics and industrial automation has piqued the interests of my partners in Asgeirria. To the point, we are seeking to automate 12,000 prefabrication jobs in four factories at the ValenCorp Dockyard in Kostaldek. The manufacturing consists of producing die, shaping metal, affixing parts, doing wiring, and doing non-technical tasks from the laying to the launching of ships. In essence, we want an almost 100% automated means of production for ships, requiring the smallest production cost and lowest margin of error. If you could get an estimate of unit and total costs through the ACE office to me, it would be much appreciated.

Yours,

Lance Valentino,

CEO

ValenCorp

@Synturia

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To: Nataline Percosset, Minister of External Affairs of the Syndicate State of @Synturia

From: Darius Kleinheinz, Minister of Economic Affairs of the Radiant Republic of the Sunset Sea Islands

Dear Mrs Minister,

The wonders which are created in Synturian manufacturies never cease to filly my thoughts with sincere amazement. Most industrial robots in Sunset Sea Islandian factories are not up to date by Synturian standards and we, as the Ministry of Economic Affairs, are extremely interested in keeping productivity levels in the Sunset Sea Islands as high as possible. Therefore, we would be thankful if bilateral talks were initiated to draft up a trade agreement lucrative for both of our nations. However, we have another proposal to tighten the economic relations between the Syndicate State of Synturia and the Radiant Republic of the Sunset Sea Islands.

I, as a representative of my ministry and the government of the Radiant Republic of the Sunset Sea Islands, would like to propose the establishment of a "display window" for Synturian technology in the Sunset Sea Islands. What we envision is more than a flagship store or exhibition space for Synthetec, Syndrome and Syndustries, but rather an industrial park for production in the Sunset Sea Islands as well as a central tower where all three companies could present their masterpieces to the public and exchange technological ideas with their Sunset Sea Islandian counterparts. As you might have heard the Sunset Sea Islands are constructing a new city in the northeast of our nation which would be perfectly suited for heavy industry, a perfect spot for a "display window" to Synturia. Furthermore, we are proposing a joint Treaty for Economic and Scientific Exchange (TESE). By cooperating in such a way both nations could benefit from close interaction and cooperation.

The Sunset Sea Islands are always interested in importing innovative machinery and revolutionary technology from the Syndicate State of Synturia, so having a production site within the SSI would surely open up a lucrative market for the Synturian companies. As an exchange, we would also be willing to construct a similar industrial park for Sunset Sea Islandian companies within Synturia, should the Synturian government support this initiative.

We are anticipating your reply and hope that the bonds of the friendship between our nations can be deepened by this proposal.

With utmost respect,

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FROM: Nataline Percosset, Minister of External Affairs, Syndicate of Synturia

TO: Lance Valentino, CEO of ValenCorp, Republic of @Asgeirria

 

Dear Sir,

On behalf of the Syndicate State of Synturia, we are pleased to receive your esteemed interests in our long-established endeavors in robotics and industrial automation. Teams of our highly skilled engineers and technicians disciplined in the fields of automation engineering, materials and manufacturing process engineering, industrial engineering, and robotics engineering from Synthetec and Syndrone are being assembled to develop specialized and customized processes and equipment catered to the shipbuilding industry. We will be automating key parts in the process chain, from profile cutting and panel welding, all the way to pipe and wire forming.  With intelligent and CAD-connected robot lines, your production can be incredibly efficient, effective, and customizable to ensure your expectations will be beyond met. As soon as the team of engineers are able to provide an estimate of unit and net costs, they will fly in and meet with you at the Asgeirrian Commercial Embassy to present their proposal as well as the estimated costs if you wish.

Best regards,

Nataline Percosset, Minister of External Affairs


 

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FROM: Nataline Percosset, Minister of External Affairs, Syndicate of Synturia

TO: Darius Kleinheinz, Minister of Economic Affairs, Radiant Republic of the @Sunset Sea Islands

I am most certain the Synturian engineers who have dedicated their effort and passion in this field would be truly humbled by your kind words on our long invested efforts. I am also pleased to hear that the Sunset Sea Islands value efficient productivity levels, exemplified by your lucrative proposition for initiating bilateral talks for further cooperation.

Your proposition for a joint Treaty for Economic and Scientific Exchange (TESE) does indeed sound mutually beneficial and we would like to know more about the details outlining this treaty perhaps through mutually constructing a draft of this treaty along with the draft of the trade agreement.

On behalf of the Syndicate State of Synturia, we are pleased to receive your esteemed interests in revamping and upgrading Sunset Sea Islandian factories with Synturian automation technology. I look forward to further discussing the details of what automation solutions we might be able to cater to your facilities and to your new city along with the details for the exhibition/industrial park for production and the central tower. We are also very much interested in constructing a similar industrial park for Sunset Sea Islandian companies to present their masterpieces and exchange technological ideas to the public as well.

The Sunset Sea Islands' aeronautics industry has been renowned by Synturian communications companies for launching their comms satellites in orbit and the Synapse System, tested in Synturia's correctional town, has also proven to mitigate inmate violence; however, to the extent of my knowledge, those are the industries I was aware the Sunset Sea Islands are invested in. I would very much appreciate it if you can enlighten me on the other Sunset Sea industries and technologies that could be presented in the proposed industrial/research facility. I look forward to receiving the drafts as well as your correspondence.

Best regards,

Nataline Percosset, Minister of External Affairs

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TO: Nataline Percosset, Minister of External Affairs, Syndicate of @Synturia

FROM: Lance Valentino

Madam,

Your proposal fits our interests quite well! We will make preparations to receive you in Valencia. I look forward to meeting some of the brightest minds in this field. Route any issues you encounter in customs to me, but if we have done our job correctly, no such problems will arise. 

Yours,

Lance Valentino,

CEO

ValenCorp

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FROM: Nataline Percosset, Minister of External Affairs, Syndicate of Synturia

TO: Lance Valentino, CEO of ValenCorp, Republic of @Asgeirria

Dear Sir,

I am pleased to inform you that our engineers have reported to me announcing that they will be ready to present and discuss possible solutions for your company's needs in a matter of two to three weeks. I will notify you of any new updates on their progress!

Best regards,

Nataline Percosset, Minister of External Affairs

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      The main engine for this feature is the package list. This is in a separate area within Commerce.   The list also shows the number of currently active and inactive subscribers. This links to the list of subscribers.   Other than Bob having a total nightmare, you can easily view which members are currently active. The buttons link you to the Commerce invoice and purchase. If you wish to add a member to a subscription without charging them (you generous soul, you), then that is easily possible.   Creating a new subscription package is very straight forward. We've built a new form which is stripped down to the fundamental items you'll need for a subscription.   As you would expect, there are several settings to control the system.   A few things worth mentioning here: You can force new members to purchase a subscription on sign-up You can show or hide the profile badge indicating which package they purchased. You can choose to allow upgrades or downgrades. You can choose how you'd like to charge for upgrades or downgrades Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback over the years. We're really pleased to present this new feature and hope that it'll make your daily lives just a little easier. Let us know what you think!   View the full article
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