Category Archives: Austria

Press Releases & News from Austria distributed via EuropaWire

Kapsch TrafficCom to install network of 120 permanent traffic counting stations in Madrid

EcoTrafiX™ will be used to obtain precise data on the real mobility status in the city, thanks to the use of artificial vision cameras and Big Data techniques. The total project investment is 1.9 million Euros Vienna/Madrid, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Kapsch unveils the future of transport ticketing at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) EXPO in Atlanta

VIENNA/ ATLANTA, GA, U.S.A., Country, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to the motto “Forward to the future of transport ticketing,” Kapsch will present its recent solutions for Public Transport Operators (PTO) from October 9 to 11, 2017 at the American Public … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom to implement nationwide tolling system in Bulgaria for trucks over 3.5 tons

VIENNA, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch TrafficCom, a listed company, has been awarded the contract to implement a nationwide tolling system in Bulgaria for trucks over 3.5 tons, including technical configuration and provision of technical support. The contract also extends to … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab (AIL) selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme

The six best start-ups for 2017 have been decided MUNICH, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab (AIL), a joint innovation platform of BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has selected the six best start-ups for this year’s acceleration … Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines training center celebrates its 20th anniversary

• International recognition for Schwechat-based apprenticeship as an aircraft technician • CEO Kay Kratky: “License to tune aircraft. Valid throughout Europe, from Albania to the United Kingdom.” • Minister of Social Affairs Alois Stöger: “Thanks to Austrian Airlines for its … Read the full press release

Wienerberger AG acquires clay block plant Brenner in the south of Austria

Commitment to home market and optimal strengthening of regional portfolio VIENNA, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wienerberger AG today announces its planned take-over of the Austrian clay block plant Brenner. Through this step, Wienerberger strengthens its home-market activities and further expands its … Read the full press release

voestalpine AG: the most advanced special steel plant in the world will be built in Kapfenberg, Austria

LINZ, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After more than two years of planning, today the final location decision was taken during the Supervisory Board meeting of voestalpine AG: the most advanced special steel plant in the world, representing an investment of EUR 330 … Read the full press release

voestalpine opens its new high-tech wire rod mill in Leoben/Donawitz in Austria

LINZ, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — voestalpine continues to strengthen its leading international position in the quality wire sector with the official opening of its new high-tech wire rod mill at the site of the Metal Engineering Division in Leoben/Donawitz in Austria. … Read the full press release

Philipp Bardas will succeed Sabine Stiller as head of the Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) general secretariat

VIENNA, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Philipp Bardas will take over as Head of the Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) General Secretariat on 1 October 2017. In his role as General Secretary, he and his team will be responsible for international and interdepartmental … Read the full press release

Franz Hiesinger to succeed Gotthard Mayringe as CFO at Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG

VIENNA, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Chief Financial Officer of Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG, Gotthard Mayringer, informed the Supervisory Board that he will not extend his current contract which runs until May 2018. The Supervisory Board expressed Mr. Mayringer its appreciation for his … Read the full press release

UniCredit Bank Austria: The new HVB Cap Anleihe on the “S&P Global Water Index”

The new Anleihe with minimum repayment of 95 percent is based on the “S&P Global Water Index” It offers the opportunity to participate in a positive performance of the index up to a maximum repayment amount of 140 percent¹ of … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom 1Q 2017/18: Revenues up by 7.9%; EBIT down by 33.4%

Highlights. Revenues increased by 7.9% to EUR 164.3 million EBIT is -33.4% below last year’s comparison value which included a one-time effect Profit for the period has also dropped (-46.2%) No net debt: net credit of EUR 13.4 million After the end of the … Read the full press release

Allianz Austria names Rémi Vrignaud as the new Chairman of the Board of Management

The Supervisory Board of Allianz Austria has appointed Rémi Vrignaud as the new Chairman of the Board of Management with effect from August 25, 2017. VIENNA, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — He will take over from Wolfram Littich, who has been successfully heading … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab GmbH nominated ten start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme

MUNICH, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab GmbH (AIL), a joint innovation platform spearheaded by BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has nominated ten start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme. The best start-ups out of a total of 265 entries … Read the full press release

UniCredit Bank Austria: The new Interest Garant Anleihe offers interesting investment opportunities in the medium-term maturity segment

The new Garant Anleihe combines shares, bonds, the commodity gold and a cash component, and is linked to an innovative guarantee system Capital security due to repayment of at least 100 percent of the nominal value at the end of … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to deliver Selective Catalytic Reduction DeNOx plant for hazardous waste incineration plant in Bürrig

GRAZ, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG to deliver a SCR DeNOx plant (SCR: Selective Catalytic Reduction) for the hazardous waste incineration plant in Bürrig at its CHEMPARK site … Read the full press release

The 300,000th G-Class rolls off the production line at Magna Steyr in Graz

G-Class has been built on behalf of Mercedes-Benz at Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, since 1979. Dr Gunnar Güthenke, head of the off-road product group at Mercedes-Benz: “The G-Class is the ultimate off-roader and is an icon among off-road vehicles.” … Read the full press release

Vienna Insurance Group launches comprehensive digitalisation project to be implemented within the Group

Launch of Genesis digitalisation project VIENNA, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Polish VIG Group company Compensa has launched the most comprehensive digitalisation project to be implemented within the Group. The total investment amount is around EUR 25 million and Vienna Insurance … Read the full press release

OSCE Holds Interactive Training Seminar for Practicing Journalists and Journalism Students

VIENNA, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The OSCE Office in Tajikistan’s Rule of Law and Media units held an interactive training seminar for 18 journalism professionals and aspiring professionals in the Varzob region outside of Dushanbe, on 8 and 9 June … Read the full press release

OSCE Head of Mission to Skopje Suomalainen Offers Reform Process Support to to New Prime Minister

SKOPJE, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Head of the OSCE Mission to Skopje Nina Suomalainen met today in Skopje with the newly elected Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and congratulated on his election as the Prime Minister. “I welcome the intention … Read the full press release

OSCE’s Role in Migration Governance Discussed During the Organization’s Turkmenistan Event

VIENNA, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Representatives of government institutions and public organizations discussed topical issues of migration and the role of the OSCE in migration governance at an OSCE-organized roundtable discussion that took place in Ashgabat on 9 June 2017. The … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Second Tissue Machine Supplied To Hebei Yihoucheng, China Starts Up Successfully

GRAZ, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed start-up of the second tissue machine supplied to Hebei Yihoucheng, China. The PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine has a design speed of 1,650 m/min and a width of 2.85 m. The … Read the full press release

Zumtobel Group recognised 217 long-serving employees during jubilee celebration

Recognition of 217 employees with 4,080 years of company service Celebration for all long-serving employees at headquarters Dornbirn Dornbirn, Austria, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As a way of thanking all long-serving employees who have spent a total of 4,080 years working … Read the full press release

Borealis selects Taylorsville, North Carolina to build dedicated automotive polypropylene compounding plant

VIENNA, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has decided to build a dedicated automotive polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina. This decision demonstrates the … Read the full press release

Kapsch CarrierCom will showcase at the International Union of Railways (UIC) in Paris, May 17 – 18

Railway operators are preparing for the shift from GSM-R to a future wireless standard of radio infrastructure. Kapsch CarrierCom is the perfect partner for a seamless migration as the company will showcase at the conference of the International Union of … Read the full press release

OSCE: four-day seminar in Tajikistan on explosive hazards training management

VIENNA, 15-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A four-day seminar organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan on explosive hazards training management concluded at the Office’s premises in Dushanbe on 13 May 2017. Twelve training managers and instructors working in explosive hazards … Read the full press release

voestalpine to invest EUR 40 million in high-tech forging line for the production of high-quality pre-materials for aircraft components

LINZ, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As one of the world’s leading suppliers to the aerospace industry, voestalpine is consistently driving its growth in this technologically sophisticated future market. As recently as last December the Group agreed on a major EUR 40 million investment … Read the full press release

Austria’s number one tennis player Dominic Thiem presented as new brand ambassador of UniCredit Bank Austria

The shooting star of the tennis world and top 10 ATP player perfectly embodies next generation banking at UniCredit Bank Austria Austria’s number one tennis player with international mass appeal is a long-standing loyal customer and has been relying on … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group’s Management Board expands with new CTO position

Heiko Arnold commenced working as the new Chief Technology Officer of the Lenzing Group on May 1, 2017. LENZING, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Management Board of the globally leading producer of botanic cellulose fibers led by Chief Executive Officer Stefan … Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines appoints Andreas Zerlauth as Head of Controlling

Zerlauth leaves Eurowings for Austrian Airlines The business administration graduate from Vorarlberg starts work in September VIENNA, 04-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As of September 2017, Andreas Zerlauth, age 46, will manage the controlling activities of Austrian Airlines in his new position … Read the full press release