Daily Archives: 14, March 2024

Saint-Gobain’s Commitment to Sustainability: Advancing Low-Carbon Cement Technologies

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals is ramping up efforts to advance low-carbon cement and concrete technologies, aiming to foster growth and sustainability in the construction sector. Key partnerships with startups like Fortera and established players like Ecocem demonstrate the company’s … Read the full press release

Adyen’s Innovation and Vision Highlighted in Forrester’s Merchant Payment Providers Assessment

(IN BRIEF) Adyen, a leading global financial technology platform, has been recognized in The Forrester Wave™ Merchant Payment Providers, Q1 2024 report. Adyen received the highest score in six categories, including vision and innovation. Praised for its seamless payment solutions … Read the full press release

Nagarro and Mercedes-Benz’s Acentrik Forge Partnership for Web3 Advancements

(IN BRIEF) Nagarro, a global digital engineering leader, has partnered with Acentrik, a strategic product of Mercedes-Benz, to advance Web3 innovation with Acentrik Version 3.0. Acentrik specializes in white-label data marketplaces, enhancing data value chains with privacy-preserving features. Nagarro’s role … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall AG Continues Growth Trajectory with Record Earnings and Order Backlog

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall AG, headquartered in Düsseldorf, has achieved record earnings and order backlog figures in fiscal year 2023, continuing its growth trajectory. The company’s focus on the defence sector, particularly amid a changed threat situation in Europe, has led … Read the full press release

DNV Supports MYTILINEOS in Achieving Financial Close for Munna Creek Solar Farm

(IN BRIEF) DNV provided crucial technical due diligence services to MYTILINEOS, enabling the successful financial close of the Munna Creek solar project in Queensland, Australia. With an installed capacity of 150 MWp and main offtakers including Telstra and National Broadband, … Read the full press release

AFRY Spearheads Germany’s Clean Energy Transition with SuedOstLink Cable Planning

(IN BRIEF) AFRY has been appointed as the technical advisor by 50Hertz, the transmission system operator, for the critical SuedOstLink project, a key grid expansion endeavor to accelerate Germany’s energy transition. The project involves planning a 540-kilometer underground cable, set … Read the full press release

Driving Green Growth: HeavyFinance Secures €50 Million to Drive Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

(IN BRIEF) HeavyFinance announces a €50 million fundraising for a private credit fund aimed at supporting European agricultural SMEs with tailored finance solutions to advance decarbonization efforts. With the EIF committing €20 million as a cornerstone investor and support from … Read the full press release

EIF and 123 IM Partner to Boost Sustainable Financing for French SMEs

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), supported by the InvestEU programme, has entered a portfolio guarantee agreement of €10.5 million with 123 Investment Managers (123 IM) to facilitate up to €15 million in new financing for small businesses and … Read the full press release

From Kitchen to Corporation: Maya Kuvakova’s Journey to Success

(IN BRIEF) Maya Kuvakova’s entrepreneurial journey began in a small kitchen in the Kyrgyz Republic, where she crafted dumplings to support her family while on maternity leave. Today, her company, Maminy retsepty, stands as a major producer of semi-finished foods … Read the full press release

Södra Partners with ANDRITZ for Sustainable Upgrade of Mörrum Pulp Mill

(IN BRIEF) In a move towards enhancing sustainability and efficiency, Swedish forest industry group Södra has collaborated with international technology conglomerate ANDRITZ to upgrade three electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) at the Mörrum pulp mill. This mechanical and electrical refurbishment aims to … Read the full press release

Infineon Launches OptiMOS™ 6 200 V MOSFETs, Revolutionizing Motor Drive Applications

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG introduces the OptiMOS™ 6 200 V MOSFET product family, designed to revolutionize motor drive applications like e-scooters, micro-EVs, and E-forklifts. This new portfolio boasts enhanced technical features compared to its predecessor, including a 42% lower … Read the full press release

Finnvera Introduces Bill of Exchange Financing for Finnish Export Transactions

(IN BRIEF) Finnvera, in collaboration with its subsidiary Finnish Export Credit Ltd, launches bill of exchange financing for Finnish exporters engaged in long-term export transactions, particularly benefiting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This financing solution complements the Export Credit introduced … Read the full press release

Voith’s Infinity Press Felts: A Global Success Story in Paper Production

(IN BRIEF) Voith’s Infinity press felts have established a global reputation for excellence since their introduction in 2011, offering superior performance and durability. Examples of their success include a significant reduction in steam consumption and a record-setting service life in … Read the full press release

Collaborative Effort Launches Premium Snack Packaging with 50% Recycled Plastic

(IN BRIEF) Several supply chain partners have joined forces to introduce new premium snack packaging made with 50% recycled plastic. Launched for PepsiCo’s Sunbites brand in the UK and Ireland, the packaging meets stringent EU regulatory requirements for food contact. … Read the full press release

EQT Private Equity Sells Stake in Ottobock to Majority Shareholder Professor Hans Georg Näder

(IN BRIEF) EQT Private Equity has announced the sale of its 20% stake in Ottobock, the leading provider of wearable human bionics solutions, to Professor Hans Georg Näder and the Näder Family. Since EQT’s investment in 2017, Ottobock has experienced … Read the full press release

SIX Reports Strong Operational Performance Despite Non-Cash Value Adjustments

(IN BRIEF) Despite facing significant non-cash value adjustments, SIX concluded 2023 with a robust operating result, reflecting a 3.5% growth in total operating income and a 6.7% increase in EBITDA. The company’s diversified business model propelled operational success across various … Read the full press release

EIB Provides €500 Million Loan to Evonik for Sustainable Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Evonik, Germany’s second-largest chemical company, has secured a €500 million framework loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to accelerate its sustainable transformation. The financing will support Evonik’s Next Generation Solutions portfolio, which focuses on energy-efficient, bio-based, and … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Proposes New Chairman and Enhances Board Composition Ahead of AGM

(IN BRIEF) Swiss Re has announced its proposals for its upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 12, 2024, including the re-election of Jacques de Vaucleroy as a Board member and his election as Chairman, along with the nomination of … Read the full press release

Supporting American Connectivity: Bekaert’s Messenger and Guy Strand Meets NTIA Buy America Guidelines

(IN BRIEF) Bekaert, a leading provider of innovative steel wire products, proudly announces its compliance with the NTIA Buy America guidelines for its messenger and guy strand product used in telecommunications infrastructure. This high-performance steel wire solution, manufactured at Bekaert’s … Read the full press release

ABB Strengthens US Robotics Leadership with Expanded Facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan

(IN BRIEF) ABB inaugurated its renovated US robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, underscoring its dedication to bolstering its leadership in the US robotics market. The facility, with a 30% increase in space, will support ABB’s role … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Secures €208 Million Spanish Ammunition Deal: Strengthens Position in European Artillery Market

(IN BRIEF) The Spanish government has awarded Rheinmetall a contract worth approximately €208 million for the supply of 94,200 155mm artillery rounds. These rounds, to be delivered between late 2024 and late 2025 with a potential two-year extension, underscore Rheinmetall’s … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval to Host First Net Zero Collaboration Event Focused on Sustainable Cities and Energy Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Alfa Laval is gearing up to host a groundbreaking collaboration event on April 9th, aimed at addressing the imperative need for enhanced energy efficiency in cities to meet global net-zero targets by 2030, as per the COP28 agreement. … Read the full press release

Nagarro Reports 6.5% Year-on-Year Revenue Growth for 2023, Despite Moderation in Gross Profit and Adjusted EBITDA

(IN BRIEF) Nagarro, a global digital engineering leader, announced its preliminary unaudited financial numbers for the full year ending December 31, 2023. Despite achieving a revenue growth of 6.5% year-on-year, reaching €912.0 million, the company faced challenges in gross profit … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto’s 2023 Financial Results Unveiled: Exclusive Peek into Future BEV Design Concept

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto is set to reveal its 2023 financial results and outline its strategic plans via livestream on Friday, March 15 at 10:00 CET. The event, broadcasted from Mladá Boleslav, will offer a sneak peek into Škoda’s upcoming … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group’s Robust Financial Results Set Stage for Accelerated Transformation in 2024

(IN BRIEF) Despite facing challenging conditions in 2023, Volkswagen Group achieved robust financial results, showcasing its resilience and adaptability. With a strong focus on electrification and a flexible product strategy, the Group successfully met customers’ needs globally. The year also … Read the full press release

Daimler Buses Unveils Cutting-Edge Electric Mobility Solutions at Bus2Bus 2024

(IN BRIEF) At the Bus2Bus 2024 event in Berlin, Daimler Buses showcased its latest advancements in electric mobility, featuring the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro fuel cell and the Setra MultiClass LE intercity bus. The eCitaro fuel cell boasts a remarkable 400-kilometre range … Read the full press release