Daily Archives: 25, April 2024

Kurt Satzinger Takes Helm of voestalpine’s R&D, Driving Innovation into Digital and Resource-Efficient Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Kurt Satzinger assumes leadership of voestalpine’s Research and Development (R&D) division, succeeding Franz Androsch, who retires after a distinguished tenure. With voestalpine’s robust commitment to innovation, Satzinger, equipped with extensive experience within the company, is poised to spearhead … Read the full press release

Breakthrough in Capacitor Technology Paves the Way for More Efficient Medical Devices and Electric Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Twente have developed a groundbreaking design strategy to enhance the efficiency, storage capacity, and durability of capacitors used in critical applications like pacemakers, defibrillators, radar technology, and electric vehicles. Led by Dr. Minh … Read the full press release

Holcim Reports Robust Q1 Performance with Over-Proportional Growth and Strategic Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Holcim, a global leader in building solutions, announced its first-quarter 2024 results, showcasing strong growth and strategic expansion. Despite challenges, the company reported a net sales increase of 3.4% in local currency, with recurring EBIT growth of 17.1%. … Read the full press release

Neste Navigates Resiliently Through Challenging First Quarter in Renewables Market

(IN BRIEF) Neste, a leader in renewable fuels and circular economy solutions, unveiled its first-quarter 2024 results, demonstrating resilience amidst a weak renewables market. Despite challenges, the company reported a comparable EBITDA of EUR 551 million, reflecting a proactive approach … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric Reports Positive Progress in Sustainability Journey with Q1 2024 Results

(IN BRIEF) Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management and automation, has unveiled its first-quarter results for the Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) program, in conjunction with financial outcomes. The SSI program, integral to the company’s 2021–2025 sustainability targets, encompasses environmental, … Read the full press release

Safran Leads French Innovation with Record-Breaking Patent Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) Safran has secured its position as France’s top patent holder, with a staggering 16,457 active patents, according to the National Industrial Property Institute’s (INPI) inaugural ranking. The aerospace giant’s relentless commitment to innovation is evident in its extensive … Read the full press release

NIB and Aktia Bank Partner to Boost SMEs and Environmental Projects in Finland with EUR 75 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Aktia Bank Plc have joined forces in a seven-year EUR 75 million loan agreement aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), smaller mid-caps (SMCs), and environmental projects in Finland. With a commitment … Read the full press release

Husqvarna Secures EUR 100 Million Loan for Electric Equipment R&D

  (IN BRIEF) Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Husqvarna AB, a Swedish outdoor power products manufacturer, have inked a EUR 100 million 7-year loan pact to fund research and development (R&D) efforts from 2022 to 2024 in electrifying motorized equipment. … Read the full press release

Sika Expands in Latin America with New Synthetic Macro Fiber Facility in Peru

(IN BRIEF) Sika is establishing a cutting-edge facility in Lima, Peru, to manufacture synthetic macro fibers, further solidifying its position as a key supplier to the mining industry and infrastructure projects in Latin America. These fibers, leveraging advanced technology, enhance … Read the full press release

Finnvera Backs Nokia’s $1.5 Billion 5G Deal with India’s Reliance Jio

(IN BRIEF) Finnvera, Finland’s export credit agency, has granted Nokia’s 5G deliveries a buyer credit guarantee worth USD 1.5 billion, marking one of its largest financing arrangements in history. The deal supports Nokia’s pivotal role in India’s 5G revolution, where … Read the full press release

EU Commission Backs Thales-Led AI Project for Land Forces’ Optronic Systems

(IN BRIEF) The European Commission has signed a Grant Agreement for the STORE (Shared daTabase for Optronics image Recognition and Evaluation) research project, led by Thales and funded by the European Defence Fund (EDF). Involving a consortium of 20 partners … Read the full press release

LPKF Laser & Electronics SE Meets Q1 Guidance, Focuses on Growth Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) LPKF Laser & Electronics SE achieved its Q1 revenue of EUR 25.4 million and adjusted EBIT of EUR -4.3 million, meeting guidance despite challenges in incoming orders due to project delays. The company made strides in key areas, … Read the full press release

Symrise AG Reports Strong Q1 Growth, Confirms 2024 and Long-Term Targets

(IN BRIEF) Symrise AG kicked off the 2024 fiscal year with a successful start, reporting a 5% increase in sales to €1.3 billion, supported by robust demand and organic growth of 10.9%. Dr. Jean-Yves Parisot, CEO, expressed optimism for the … Read the full press release

Symrise Unveils Novel Health Solutions at Vitafoods Europe 2024

(IN BRIEF) Symrise is set to debut innovative health active solutions at Vitafoods Europe 2024, showcasing six concepts designed to address gut health, immunity, healthy aging, and metabolic health. The company’s focus on consumer needs drives the development of these … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz LN2 Trucks: Conquering Four Decades of Light-Duty Truck Segment

(IN BRIEF) Celebrating four decades since their international debut in Rome, the Mercedes-Benz LN2 trucks made a significant impact in the light-duty truck segment. Produced from 1984 to 1998, they succeeded the LP series, dominating with their versatile range, advanced … Read the full press release

Adyen Reports Strong Q1 2024 Growth with €297.8 Billion Processed Volume

(IN BRIEF) Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) announced robust growth in its Q1 2024 business update, driven by a 46% year-over-year increase in processed volume, totaling €297.8 billion, attributed to volume acceleration with existing enterprise customers. Net revenue also saw a significant … Read the full press release

CNP Assurances Enters Negotiations to Sell Insurance Operations in Cyprus and Greece to Hellenic Bank

(IN BRIEF) CNP Assurances has initiated exclusive negotiations with Hellenic Bank for the sale of its insurance operations in Cyprus and Greece. These operations, conducted through CNP Cyprus Insurance Holdings (CIH), represent a small fraction of CNP Assurances Group’s total … Read the full press release

Collaboration for Carbon Neutrality: Swedish Companies Initiate Hydrogen and Biofuel Value Chain

(IN BRIEF) Boliden, Nevel, Skellefteå Kraft, and Sveaskog have entered a letter of intent to conduct a feasibility study for establishing a hydrogen and biofuel value chain in Västerbotten, Sweden, with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions, particularly at the … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Reports Stable Profitability Amidst Economic Challenges

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has announced satisfactory business development in the first quarter of 2024, with stable profitability despite a slight decrease in revenue. While total order intake declined from the previous year’s high, orders for green technologies … Read the full press release

EIB Invests €150 Million in Helsinki’s Renewable Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has inked a €150 million loan deal with Helen Ltd, a prominent Finnish energy company owned by the City of Helsinki. This funding aims to bolster two new renewable-energy initiatives in the district … Read the full press release