Monthly Archives: February 2024

Driving Innovation: Henkel Spotlights Self-Regulating PTC Heaters and More at LOPEC 2024

(IN BRIEF) Henkel, a leading provider of printed electronics materials, is set to showcase its latest innovations at the LOPEC trade show. They will unveil their functional materials tailored for smart surfaces, healthcare, and connectivity applications. The focus will be … Read the full press release

EU Funding Boosts Agfa’s Green Hydrogen Production Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Agfa, a sustainable technology provider, collaborates with VITO to develop advanced separator membranes for hydrogen production. They secure an 11 million Euro grant from the EU Innovation Fund for a membrane production plant. The collaboration aims to enhance … Read the full press release

Fugro Reports Robust Growth and Enhanced Profitability in 2023, Unveils Strategic Expansion Plans

(IN BRIEF) Fugro, a global leader in geo-data solutions, announces a strong performance in 2023 with notable revenue growth of 27.5% to EUR 2.2 billion, propelled by heightened client demand in energy markets. The company demonstrates significant improvement across all … Read the full press release

RWE Supply & Trading Announces CEO Transition: Peter Krembel Appointed to Succeed Andree Stracke

(IN BRIEF) Andree Stracke, the CEO of RWE Supply & Trading, is retiring after 24 years of service. Peter Krembel, currently the Chief Commercial Officer (Trading), will succeed him. Stracke is praised for his contributions to RWE’s energy trading business, … Read the full press release

KPN’s Integrated Annual Report 2023: Advancing Connected Growth and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) KPN unveils its Integrated Annual Report 2023 titled “Connected Growth,” highlighting a year of significant achievements and strategic advancements. The report emphasizes KPN’s commitment to expanding digital connectivity across the Netherlands, with notable growth in all segments and … Read the full press release

Artistic Expression and Empathy: UEA’s Refugee Week Art Displays Illuminate Stories of Sanctuary Seekers

(IN BRIEF) The University of East Anglia (UEA) is hosting Refugee Week from March 1st to 8th, featuring two collaborative art exhibitions: “Finding Home in Education” and “Families Beyond Boundaries.” The first exhibition showcases posters created by sanctuary seekers exploring … Read the full press release

Yara Brasil and Petrobras Forge Partnership to Drive Decarbonization in Fertilizer and Industrial Sectors

(IN BRIEF) Yara Brasil Fertilizantes S.A. (Yara) and Petrobras have entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at exploring potential business collaborations concerning the production and decarbonization of local fertilizer and industrial products in Brazil. With Brazil being … Read the full press release

Beiersdorf AG Achieves Record Sales of €9.5 Billion in 2023, Driven by Double-Digit Growth in Consumer Segment

(IN BRIEF) Beiersdorf AG, a global leader in skincare, has reported exceptional financial results for fiscal year 2023, with group sales reaching a record high of €9.5 billion, marking a significant organic increase of 10.8%. The Consumer Business Segment experienced … Read the full press release

Global Warming Amplifies Risks: UEA-Led Study Warns of Heightened Climate Threats to Developing Countries

(IN BRIEF) A research program led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) has quantified how climate change risks increase at a national scale with rising global temperatures. Focusing on six countries including Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, and India, … Read the full press release

Leading the Charge: Nordic Leaders Fortum and Hydrovolt Team Up to Revolutionize Battery Recycling

(IN BRIEF) Fortum Battery Recycling and Hydrovolt, two prominent players in sustainable battery recycling, have formed a strategic alliance to drive the Nordic battery industry forward. Hydrovolt will supply black mass generated from EV battery recycling to Fortum’s plant in … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Oyj repurchased 71,000 own shares as Part of EUR 50 Million Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu, a leading stainless steel manufacturer, has successfully concluded its share repurchase program, acquiring a total of 71,000 of its own shares across trading venues CEUX and XHEL. The company initiated the buyback program on November 29, 2023, … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Reports Record-Breaking Financial Performance for 2023, Projects Growth in 2024

(IN BRIEF) International technology conglomerate ANDRITZ has announced unprecedented financial achievements for the fiscal year 2023, marking a second consecutive year of record highs. The company reported a remarkable surge in revenue, net income, and EBITA, reaching 8.7 billion EUR, … Read the full press release

EIB Boosts Bulgarian Economy with €291 Million Financing and Advisory Support

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Investment Fund (EIF) have forged agreements with Bulgarian partners, including Allianz Bank Bulgaria (ABB) and United Bulgarian Bank (UBB), to enhance the country’s economy and advance its transition to carbon neutrality. … Read the full press release

Schroders Tops Forest 500 Assessment for Second Consecutive Year, Urgent Action Needed on Deforestation

(IN BRIEF) Schroders celebrates its recognition as the leading financial institution in Global Canopy’s Forest 500 annual assessment, reaffirming its commitment to addressing deforestation in investment operations and supply chains. The report, evaluating companies and financial institutions across key commodities, … Read the full press release

San Francisco Retains Top Spot in Schroders’ Global Cities Index, London Climbs to Second Place

(IN BRIEF) San Francisco maintains its leading position in Schroders’ Global Cities Index for the second consecutive year, driven by the resilience of its tech sector despite social challenges. London ascends to second place, surpassing its 2023 ranking, despite slower … Read the full press release

Safran Aircraft Engines Establishes New Foundry in Rennes, Brittany for Turbine Blade Manufacturing

(IN BRIEF) Safran Aircraft Engines has unveiled plans to establish a new foundry works, Safran Turbine Airfoils, in Rennes, Brittany, aimed at producing turbine blades for key engine programs like the M88 and the CFM International LEAP. Scheduled to commence … Read the full press release

Dr. Denis Hinz Appointed as New Head of SGL Carbon’s Carbon Fibers Business Unit

(IN BRIEF) Effective March 1, 2024, Dr. Denis Hinz will assume the role of Head of SGL Carbon’s Carbon Fibers Business Unit, succeeding Roland Nowicki, who will depart from the company on May 31, 2024, to pursue new endeavors. Nowicki, … Read the full press release

WACKER Group Unveils Innovative Silicone Solutions at Silicone Expo Europe 2024

(IN BRIEF) At the Silicone Expo Europe, commencing in Amsterdam, the WACKER Group is set to showcase its latest silicone-based product solutions tailored for various industrial sectors. These offerings include silicone gels for wound care, non-postcuring liquid silicone rubber for … Read the full press release

Telefónica Movistar Extends Support for Movistar KOI eSports Team at MWC

(IN BRIEF) During the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Telefónica Movistar announced its commitment to continue supporting the Movistar KOI eSports team for three more years, marking a decade of involvement in eSports since its pioneering entry into the field. Movistar … Read the full press release

Ahold Delhaize Releases 2023 Annual Report: Demonstrates Resilience and Commitment to Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Ahold Delhaize unveils its 2023 Annual Report, highlighting its financial and non-financial performance amidst challenging circumstances. The report underscores the company’s dedication to creating value for customers and communities while advancing towards a healthier and sustainable food system. … Read the full press release

Uniper Achieves Exceptional Financial Success in 2023, Anticipates Lower Earnings in 2024

(IN BRIEF) Uniper reports outstanding financial results for the 2023 fiscal year, with adjusted EBIT reaching €6,367 million, a significant improvement from the previous year. The company’s strategic hedging transactions and operational enhancements contributed to this success, particularly in its … Read the full press release

Daimler Truck Leads Safety Innovation for European Roadways with Enhanced Vehicle Systems

(IN BRIEF) Daimler Truck is at the forefront of safety innovation as stricter EU regulations for new trucks, buses, and coaches are set to take effect in July 2024. With its latest safety systems, Daimler Truck not only meets but … Read the full press release

Infineon Enhances Growth Strategy with Streamlined Sales Organization

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG is embarking on a path of ambitious growth by revamping its sales organization structure, effective from March 1. The restructuring will see the sales team organized into three customer-centric Sales Segments: “Automotive”, “Industrial & Infrastructure”, … Read the full press release

Infineon Unveils Next-Gen Solid-State Isolators for Faster and More Reliable Circuit Switching

(IN BRIEF) At the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Infineon Technologies AG launched a new family of Solid-State Isolators (iSSI) designed to enhance circuit switching performance. Using coreless transformer technology, the iSSI offer improved energy transfer and protection features not … Read the full press release

Holcim Nominates Michael H. McGarry, Former PPG Industries Chairman and CEO, for Board of Directors

(IN BRIEF) Holcim has proposed the election of Michael H. McGarry, former Chairman and Chief Executive of PPG Industries, to its Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual General Meeting in May 2024. With a background in global business leadership … Read the full press release

Holcim Surpasses Expectations with Record-Breaking 2023 Results, Achieving Strategy 2025 Milestones Ahead of Schedule

(IN BRIEF) Holcim, a global leader in building materials, has reported stellar financial results for the full year of 2023, with net sales reaching CHF 27.009 billion and recurring EBIT hitting CHF 4.76 billion. These figures represent an organic growth … Read the full press release

Driving the Future: Bosch and Microsoft Collaborate to Pioneer Generative AI for Advanced Automotive Safety

(IN BRIEF) Bosch, during the Bosch Connected World 2024 conference, announced plans to integrate generative AI into vehicle systems to enhance automated driving capabilities. This initiative aims to improve road safety by enabling vehicles to better assess dynamic road scenarios … Read the full press release

Danish Ministry of Defence Partners with BAE Systems for CV90 Fleet Maintenance

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has inked a 15-year framework agreement with the Danish Ministry of Defence to provide repair and maintenance services for the Danish Army’s CV90 fleet, valued at approximately $400 million. This agreement ensures sustained operational readiness for … Read the full press release

Poland’s Cargounit Invests in Siemens Locomotives for European Rail Modernization

(IN BRIEF) Cargounit, Poland’s leading locomotive leasing company, partners with Siemens Mobility to purchase 30 Vectron locomotives with an option for 60 more, along with 10 Smartron locomotives. The deal aims to enhance cross-border rail transport in Europe. Vectron locomotives, … Read the full press release

Breaking Boundaries: Siemens Launches Gridscale X Network Model Manager for North American ISOs and TSOs

(IN BRIEF) Siemens launches Gridscale X Network Model Manager, a revolutionary software for ISOs and TSOs in the US and Canada. This cutting-edge tool enables efficient grid management through a Digital Twin of the power grid, streamlining planning, development, and … Read the full press release

Sustainable Support: Repsol Powers Spanish Antarctic Campaign with 100% Renewable Energy

(IN BRIEF) Repsol, a leading energy company, is supplying 100% renewable fuels to power the Gabriel de Castilla Base during the Spanish Army’s 37th Antarctic Campaign. This initiative supports sustainability efforts in one of the most environmentally sensitive regions on … Read the full press release

New Era for Independent Workshops: ZF Aftermarket Unveils OE-Quality Commercial Vehicle Sensors

(IN BRIEF) ZF Aftermarket has introduced OE-quality sensors for commercial vehicles in the independent aftermarket under its WABCO brand. This marks the first time such high-quality sensors are available to independent workshops, enabling them to perform comprehensive repairs without compromising … Read the full press release

Driving Environmental Excellence: Metso Elevates Emission Reduction Efforts with Cutting-Edge Scrubber Pilot Plant

(IN BRIEF) Metso has installed a state-of-the-art multi-purpose scrubber pilot plant at its R&D center in Frankfurt, Germany. This facility will focus on developing and optimizing gas cleaning processes, particularly simultaneous scrubbing of SO2 and NOx at low temperatures. Equipped … Read the full press release

Thales Secures Contract to Provide Advanced Flight Simulators for German Armed Forces Helicopter Training

(IN BRIEF) Thales has signed a significant contract with Airbus Helicopters to supply 8 Full Flight Simulators (FFS) Reality H® for training pilots of the H145M helicopters used by the German Armed Forces. These high-tech simulators offer advanced realism and … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Oyj repurchased 60,404 own shares as Part of EUR 50 Million Buyback Program

(IN BRIEF) Outokumpu has concluded its share repurchase program, acquiring a total of 60,404 of its own shares across various trading venues, amounting to EUR 249,067.53. This move follows the announcement of a share buyback program of up to 11 … Read the full press release

EQT Private Capital Asia Completes Block Trade, Exits Stake in India’s CMS Info Systems

(IN BRIEF) EQT Private Capital Asia has finalized the sale of its remaining 26.7 percent stake in CMS Info Systems Limited, India’s foremost cash management company, through a USD 187 million block trade. During EQT’s ownership, CMS strengthened its market … Read the full press release

Eckert & Ziegler’s GalliaPharm® Generator Powers Groundbreaking Cancer Diagnostic Trial in Japan

(IN BRIEF) Eckert & Ziegler, in collaboration with Novartis Pharma K.K., is expanding Ga-68 labeled diagnostics in Japan through a clinical trial approved by the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA). Utilizing Eckert & Ziegler’s GalliaPharm® generator, the trial … Read the full press release

EIB and Hypo Vorarlberg Partner to Finance Energy-Efficient Housing Projects

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Hypo Vorarlberg have inked agreements to fund the construction of highly energy-efficient residential buildings. The deal comprises a synthetic securitisation transaction and a funding transaction, totaling €61 million. This initiative aims to … Read the full press release

Barclays’ Omar Faruqui Appointed Director General of UK Takeover Panel

(IN BRIEF) Omar Faruqui, Barclays’ Co-Head of M&A for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, has been appointed as the Director General of the UK Takeover Panel, commencing a two-year secondment from Barclays starting May 1, 2024. The UK Takeover Panel, … Read the full press release

Orange MEA Partners with Tencent Cloud to Enhance Max it Super-App Ecosystem

(IN BRIEF) Orange Middle East & Africa (OMEA) has forged a strategic alliance with Tencent Cloud, the cloud arm of global tech giant Tencent, to enhance its super-app Max it and expand its service offerings across the Middle East and … Read the full press release