Category Archives: Germany

Press Releases & News from Germany distributed via EuropaWire

NORMA Group, Plan International launch social project in Brazil

MAINTAL, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, and the children’s aid organization Plan International are launching a social project in Brazil. The objective is to improve living conditions in the rural areas … Read the full press release

Continental: We are raising our forecast for the corporation’s sales by €500 million to more than €44 billion

Sales rise by 10 percent to €22 billion in first half of 2017 Sales projection for year as a whole increased to more than €44 billion, earnings outlook confirmed Order intake for the Automotive Group increased to more than €19.5 … Read the full press release

Continental: Highly automated driving poses tough requirements to the braking system

The MK C1 for highly automated driving (HAD) has now a redundant fall-back level. The MK C1 HAD system architecture with two networked braking system units offers a stepped degradation concept to ensure the required deceleration level at all times … Read the full press release

Continental’s ContiPremiumContact 5 winner in this year’s Ultimate tyre test by Auto Express

ContiPremiumContact 5 takes top spot against ten competitors HANOVER, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental’s ContiPremiumContact 5 has taken top spot in this year’s Ultimate tyre test from the UK’s no1 weekly selling car magazine, Auto Express. For years the Auto … Read the full press release

Continental will present the latest applications for the Polish market at the trade fair for rail vehicles Trako in Gdansk

The technology company is represented in almost all important rail transport projects in large Polish cities Holistic solutions for the rail transport of the future Suspension system meets the requirements of European fire protection standard EN 45545 HANOVER, 04-Aug-2017 — … Read the full press release

Continental tests environmentally friendly synthetic fuel called oxymethylene ether (OME) in test vehicles

CO2 emissions reduced in proportion to the OME share: in the Continental diesel car, a 15 % OME share reduces CO2 emissions by approximately eight grams per kilometer Entire technology chain being optimized, from the injection system, combustion, sensor technology, exhaust-gas aftertreatment … Read the full press release

The Rheinmetall Group 1H 2017: considerable sales growth and a strong increase in operating earnings

Consolidated sales grow by 8.0% to €2,808 million in the first half of the year Operating earnings for the Group improve by 30% to €134 million Automotive increases sales to €1,465 million and operating margin to 8.8% Sales growth of … Read the full press release

MAHLE unveils highly efficient 48-volt vehicle concept for urban mobility

STUTTGART, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MAHLE has developed a highly efficient 48-volt vehicle concept for urban mobility, which can be transferred to a wide range of platforms owing to its modular approach. “MEET” (MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport) will celebrate its world … Read the full press release

Ströer to acquire one of Germany’s largest dialog marketing specialists

Further expansion of the Group’s new growth segment COLOGNE, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Yesterday (01.08.2017) Ströer signed the purchase agreement to acquire the Ranger Group, one of Germany’s largest dialog marketing specialists. The main shareholder Waterland and co-investors are thus selling … Read the full press release

New training period begins at Hapag-Lloyd: 66 young men and women started their apprenticeship

HAMBURG, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Total of 235 apprentices and dual-track students on shore and at sea / Hapag-Lloyd runs Germany’s largest maritime training program / CEO Rolf Habben Jansen: “Excellent prospects for young talents” Sixty-six young men and women … Read the full press release

KfW Group and L-Bank sign EUR 200 million global loan agreement based on KfW’s ERP digitalisation and innovation loan

EUR 200 million global loan agreement signed The “Innovation Finance 4.0” promotional programme offers low-interest loans Exemplary pooling of Federal Government and state development funds Frankfurt am Main, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 1 August 2017, KfW Group and L-Bank, the … Read the full press release

EU, KfW and French bank AFD to help Jordan deal with water shortage

European initiative: EU, KfW and French development bank AFD launch project against water shortage in Jordan EUR 152 million to improve drinking water supply and waste water disposal Financing provided by Germany: EUR 80 million Improvement of water supply for … Read the full press release

KfW-Research: High-growth enterprises in Germany employ graduates, target international markets early, and have R&D based business model

Fast-growing enterprises are crucial for economic growth and job creation Employment of graduates, international orientation and R&D activities are the main drivers of fast growth Frankfurt am Main, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Successful, fast-growing enterprises are very important for economic development. … Read the full press release

Volkswagen announces appointments in Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand

  Jochen Sengpiehl to be new Head of Marketing of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand Xavier Chardon to head Digitalization Project House in China WOLFSBURG, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective September 1, 2017, Jochen Sengpiehl (50) is to be the new … Read the full press release

Six innovative mobility teams begin new Volkswagen start-up incubator programme

200 days: from innovative idea to market readiness Teams for parking space navigation, charging columns, vehicle data, car sharing and environmentally friendly local logistics Support from the state capital of Dresden New programme will start in Spring 2018 DRESDEN, 01-Aug-2017 … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

BASF SE forms new company to work in the field of 3D printing

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH to start operations in September 2017 Ludwigshafen, Germany, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF SE plans to establish a new Group company, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, as of September 1, 2017. This wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF … Read the full press release

Successful weekend for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders

It was an action-packed and successful weekend for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders. In Japan, they tackled the “Suzuka 8 Hours”, the final round of the FIM Endurance World Championship. The International German Championship met at Schleiz, where Markus Reiterberger … Read the full press release

Formula E: The MS Amlin Andretti team endured a tough Montreal ePrix (CAN)

The MS Amlin Andretti team endured a tough Montreal ePrix (CAN), the final round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship. The team’s solitary points finish came with Robin Frijns’ (NED) ninth-place on Saturday, with António Félix da Costa (POR) … Read the full press release

BMW teams finish in the top 10 at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)

After the two victories in 2015 and 2016, the BMW teams were missing the racing luck required to be able to fight for the win this time at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL). Technical issues with both the ROWE … Read the full press release

DHL bundles individual solutions under DHL Semiconductor Logistics

DHL combines competencies and capabilities under DHL Semiconductor Logistics to provide a full suite of end to end supply chain solutions Launch of the Global Capital Support Center for semiconductor equipment moves with dedicated teams in Europe, Asia Pacific and … Read the full press release

Audi now leads in the manufacturers’ standings of the Intercontinental GT Challenge

Audi in front in the Intercontinental GT Challenge Success in Chinese GT racing Trophies for Audi customers in the DMV GTC NEUBURG, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi has won the Spa 24 Hours for the fourth time. With this result, … Read the full press release

Audi Tradition at this year’s Schloss Dyck Classic Days, August 4th to 6th in Rhineland

Classic vehicle festival in the Rhineland region from August 4th to 6th Racing legends Frank Biela and Walter Röhrl driving historic racing cars Röhrl’s “Pikes Peak” Audi Sport quattro S1 on show INGOLSTADT, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At this year’s … Read the full press release

Formula E electric racing series: Audi driver Lucas di Grassi is the new champion

Brazilian wins title in the world’s first all-electric racing series Victory on Saturday and seventh place in Sunday’s finale in Montreal ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport vice-champions in the teams’ classification Neuburg/Montreal, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi driver Lucas di Grassi … Read the full press release

Blind photographer Pete Eckert placed the new Volkswagen Arteon on the stage in a very special way

Award-winning photographer’s first automobile project International campaign features 10 extraordinary Arteon motifs and a making-of clip WOLFSBURG, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is today expanding the international marketing campaign for its new Arteon. The blind American photographer Pete Eckert has placed … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group develops potential female managers in all Group brands and companies

CEO Matthias Müller: “Within the Volkswagen Group, we want and indeed need more competence, more experience and more prospects from and for women.” WOLFSBURG, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Volkswagen Group is committed to employing women in leadership functions and management … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group opens new multi-brand joint venture in Algeria

Daily production capacity of up to 200 vehicles Assembly to start with the Volkswagen Golf, SEAT Ibiza, ŠKODA Octavia and the Caddy from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Training of employees at production plants of the various Group brands Volkswagen Polo and … Read the full press release

Eleven members of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG voluntarily waived large part of their unpaid remuneration

Supervisory Board welcomes act of solidarity with the bank Frankfurt am Main, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eleven members of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG (XETRA: DBKGn.DE/NYSE: DB) who served during financial crisis and thereafter have voluntarily waived a large … Read the full press release

650 graduates experienced what awaits them at Deutsche Bank over three days in London

Frankfurt am Main, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new generation of bankers has arrived and they could not have wished for a better way to begin their careers: over three days in London, around 650 graduates got to experience what awaits … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Singapore won the Achievement Award – Innovative Project at the 4th Enabling Employers Awards in Singapore

Frankfurt am Main, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank Singapore’s efforts to increase participation in the workplace by people with disabilities was commended by Singapore’s SGEnable, a government agency dedicated to enabling people with disabilities. The bank won the Achievement Award … Read the full press release