Category Archives: Germany

Press Releases & News from Germany distributed via EuropaWire

KfW and KfW IPEX-Bank acknowledge importance of work-caregiving balance in Hessen

Voluntary acknowledgement to honour caregiving performed by employees Diverse support services related to ‘work and caregiving’ Frankfurt am Main, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2017-09-20), KfW and its subsidiary KfW IPEX-Bank signed the charter on balancing work and caregiving in the … Read the full press release

Max Planck Society grants funding for study on bird hormones

The Max Planck Society has granted €1.52 million in funding to a project for studying hormones in birds FREIBURG, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Max Planck Society has approved the application to develop a small, autonomously operating analytical system for testing … Read the full press release

Scientists discover new findings on the evolution and movement of traps in carnivorous plants

New findings on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts FREIBURG, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bladderworts (Utricularia spp. Lentibulariaceae) are plants with many superlatives: They belong to the most recently evolved and also the largest genus of carnivorous … Read the full press release

University of Freiburg awarded with 12 new tenure-track professorships

Successful application for the “Federal and State Program for the Advancement of Young Scientists” FREIBURG, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Freiburg received twelve new tenure-track professorships from the “Federal and State Program for the Advancement of Young Scientists”. They … Read the full press release

Arburg unveils traditional sculpture, presents “Customer Awards” for its silver anniversary in Malaysia

Major anniversary celebrations with around 150 guests Managing Partner Juliane Hehl presents anniversary sculpture Arburg has had its own subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur for 25 years Lossburg, Germany/ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 15 September 2017, the … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz expands operations in the US with a $1.2-B investment

Investment announcement made during the Tuscaloosa based plant’s 20th anniversary celebration. Strategic move of Mercedes-Benz to start production of electric passenger cars in the U.S. as part of its worldwide electric initiative. Tuscaloosa plant will manufacture SUV models for the company’s … Read the full press release

Top model mother and son drive the final chapter of leading vehicle brand’s fashion story

STUTTGART/MILAN, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Top model Amber Valletta, her son Auden McCaw and the Concept EQ are the focus of the third and last chapter of the #mbcollective Fashion Story from Mercedes-Benz. Director and filmmaker Luke Gilford’s photos and film … Read the full press release

Minister President Bouffier tours the Werra Verbund Plant, learns about the potash district’s economic situation

KASSEL, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (20 September 2017) Volker Bouffier, Minister President of Hesse, visited the Werra Verbund plant to get informed about the current economic situation of the potash district and, at the same time, praised the efforts … Read the full press release

EnBW orders further 117 rapid-charging stations from ABB

Major order from energy supplier EnBW for a further 117 charging stations in 2017 ZURICH, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has received another major order from energy supplier EnBW for the expansion of the charging column network on German motorways. By … Read the full press release

GfK updates its digital maps of Russia to reflect the latest regional status

GfK’s map edition for Russia is now available, with up-to-date coverage of districts, postcodes and topographic elements Bruchsal, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GfK recently updated its digital maps of Russia. The maps offer up-to-date coverage of the boundaries of Russia’s … Read the full press release

Merck: Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI) for 2017 winners announced in Washington, U.S.

Not intended for US/Canada based media The presentation of the grants coincides with the 10th International Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinology The awards program supports advancements in the field of growth and growth disorders DARMSTADT, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, a leading … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland accredited as a global training provider by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation

COLOGNE, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland has extended its lead in the provision of chemical management solutions and services for the textile, fashion and footwear industry, following its accreditation as a global training provider by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous … Read the full press release

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Chinese Baidu to partner over autonomous driving, telematics and mobility services

Partnership aims to develop extensive technical solutions for autonomous driving in China ZF contributes ZF ProAI, its vehicle control system developed with Nvidia Baidu brings expertise in artificial intelligence, big data and cloud-based service solutions, and will provide the key … Read the full press release

ZF offers an Intelligent Gearbox retrofit as a new method to reduce service bills

With the investment in dedicated service centers, ZF is fully committed to perfect service ZF demonstrates its advanced modular gearbox solution, reducing Cost of Energy and enabling customers to make the right turbine choice to win auctions Friedrichshafen, Germany, 14-Sep-2017 … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain to supply the glazing for the new tramway between Strasbourg and Kehl

Courbevoie, France, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain is supplying the glazing for the new tramway that links Strasbourg (France) and Kehl (Germany), on the other side of the Rhine. Designed by Alstom, the first France-Germany cross-border tramway brings the two cities … Read the full press release

Introducing Marcus Keith, Head of the Digital Business at AUDI AG in Ingolstadt

Head of Digital Business Ingolstadt, Germany, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marcus Keith was born on May 20, 1974 in Mutlangen. After studying Automotive Engineering at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, he began his career at AUDI AG in 1999. After … Read the full press release

World RX: Mattias Ekström aims to clinch his fourth victory this season in Riga, Latvia

World Champion Mattias Ekström travels to Latvia in third overall Local hero Reinis Nitišs particularly motivated for round on home soil Audi DTM driver Nico Müller again in fourth Audi S1 EKS RX quattro Neuburg, Germany, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

World debut of the new Audi RS 4 Avant at the IAA 2017

2.9 TFSI engine offers substantially more power and efficiency Debut for high-performance Avant in China World debut of RS 4 Avant at the IAA 2017 Neckarsulm, Germany, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi Sport GmbH celebrates the world debut of the new … Read the full press release

Audi Sport: R8 V10 RWS successfully brings driving concept of our R8 LMS racing car to the streets

First Audi production model with rear wheel-drive as a limited edition 50 kilograms (110.2 lb) lighter than R8 Coupé V10 Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director Audi Sport GmbH: “R8 V10 RWS successfully brings driving concept of our R8 LMS racing car to … Read the full press release

Audi presents autonomous no steering wheel or pedals all-electric car

Audi vision for Level 5 operation Revolutionary styling All-electric with up to 800 kilometer range Frankfurt/Ingolstadt, 13-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the four-door design vision Audi Aicon, the brand with the four rings is presenting a autonomous Audi of the … Read the full press release

DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH inaugurated its extension building on Agrippastraße in Cologne’s city centre

Construction seen as investment in the future COLOGNE, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The “DEG-Campus” in Cologne’s city centre is taking shape: On Monday, 11 September 2017, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, inaugurated its extension building on Agrippastraße. “Our decision … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp completes the sale of CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico (CSA) steel mill in Brazil to Latin American steelmaker Ternium for EUR 1.5 billion

ESSEN, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The sale of the CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico (CSA) steel mill in Brazil to the Latin American steelmaker Ternium is complete. With the closing of the transaction thyssenkrupp has received the purchase price (enterprise value) of … Read the full press release

Henkel again listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Europe

Again included in DJSI, FTSE4Good and Euronext Vigeo Eiris sustainability indices Düsseldorf, Germany, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has again been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe). The inclusion in both indices … Read the full press release

Henkel strengthens its Hair Professional business with the acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios

Henkel further strengthens its Beauty Care business Düsseldorf, Germany, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has successfully closed the acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios, S.A. de C.V., headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico. The agreement to acquire Nattura Laboratorios and associated companies in the USA, … Read the full press release

Deutsche Hypothekenbank appoints Alexander Firsching as head of its new office in Berlin

HANOVER, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Hypothekenbank is opening a new office today in Berlin. The office space is located in the Kranzler Eck on Kurfürstendamm. In addition to Hanover, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, Berlin is now the sixth city … Read the full press release

FAIR and GSI researcher Dr. Yuri Litvinov awarded with adjunct professorship at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg

DARMSTADT, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — FAIR and GSI researcher Dr. Yuri Litvinov was awarded with an adjunct professorship (“außerplanmäßige Professur, APL”) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg. Already in 2011 Litvinov had completed his habilitation and was teaching atomic- and – since … Read the full press release

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Helaba to fund CBRE Global Investors’ acquisition of Skanssi shopping centre in Finland

EUR 67.2 million term loan facility provided towards the acquisition of the Skanssi shopping centre in Turku, Finland Munich/Stockholm, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Helaba provided a term loan facility of EUR 67.2 million to CBRE European Shopping … Read the full press release

NORMA Group welcomes 14 new trainees

Maintal, Germany, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, welcomes 14 new trainees. Ten school graduates will be trained for the next three years at the company’s headquarters in Maintal: three tool mechanics, … Read the full press release

Vocational training of 804 young people begins this September at Audi sites in Germany

Carmaker provides vocational training in 20 occupations in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm Dieter Omert, head of vocational training and specialist competence development: “We offer young people optimal starting conditions for a successful career.” Job guarantees after completion of training Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, 05-Sep-2017 … Read the full press release

Volkswagen unveils special air purification automatic climate control system

The air conditioning system uses an air quality sensor and active biogenic filter to keep pollen, fungal spores and particulates out WOLFSBURG, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Happily driving along, everyone in the car is in a good mood. Summer landscapes, forests … Read the full press release