Category Archives: Germany

Press Releases & News from Germany distributed via EuropaWire

Deutsche Bank’s Made for Good enterprise programme: 12,000 social enterprises in 33 countries have benefited from the programme since 2016

Deutsche Bank’s enterprise programme supports social entrepreneurs and initiatives that foster societal change. Here are some examples from all over the world. FRANKFURT, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank’s enterprise programme supports social entrepreneurs and initiatives that foster societal change. Here … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank China with approval to underwrite corporate bonds in China’s Inter-bank Bond Market (CIBM)

Deutsche Bank today announced that it has received approval from the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII) to underwrite corporate bonds in China’s Inter-bank Bond Market (CIBM). Frankfurt am Main, Germany/Hong Kong, Beijing, China 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to support six university teams in this year’s international design competition Formula Student Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Gies, Patron of Formula Student Germany: “Volkswagen is focusing on two technologies – autonomous driving and electric vehicles.” WOLFSBURG, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is stepping up its commitment to the international design competition Formula Student Germany (FSG). … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China, FAW Group, China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute Co. Ltd. partner over e-mobility, connectivity, mobility services and autonomous driving

Volkswagen Group signs letters of intent with the FAW Group and China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Research Institute (ICV) during the state visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Berlin Political discussions held about the role that China plays as … Read the full press release

Thomas Sedran to succeed Dr. Eckhard Scholz as CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand

WOLFSBURG/HANOVER, 12-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Thomas Sedran, General Secretary and Senior Vice President Group Strategy at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has been appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand effective September 1, 2018. In this function, he takes over from Dr. Eckhard … Read the full press release

Dr. Stefan Sommer succeeds Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz as Board Member with responsibility for Procurement at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

WOLFSBURG, 12-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Dr. Stefan Sommer (55) as the Board Member with responsibility for Procurement effective latest January 1, 2019. Sommer was Chief Executive Officer of ZF Friedrichshafen AG until the end of … Read the full press release

SEAT will be the Volkswagen Group’s lead brand in the JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. joint venture

SEAT to become a shareholder of the company created by Volkswagen Group China and JAC and will be the Group’s lead brand in the joint venture The Spanish carmaker will actively participate in the creation of an R&D centre in … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom: Open Telekom Cloud now comes with a computing turbo

July release with start of beta test for FPGA hardware acceleration New service enables transfer of huge amounts of data into the cloud More than 90 improvements for more ease of use and performance BONN, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With the latest … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom to stream live electro festival Parookaville on the MagentaMusik 360 app

A festival featuring David Guetta and other internationally successful DJs Broadcasts in HD and 360° formats on the MagentaMusik 360 app and on EntertainTV BONN, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Parookaville is Germany’s top festival for fans of electronic dance music. … Read the full press release

Siemens and State Power Investment Corporation of China explore potential partnership in the field of heavy-duty gas turbines

Memorandum of Understanding signed to target cooperation between Siemens and China’s State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) Siemens to become SPIC’s potential partner for development of own generation of heavy-duty gas turbines BERLIN, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens and State Power … Read the full press release

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud partner to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China

MoU signed under the witness of German chancellor and Chinese premier Siemens MindSphere to be deployed and operated on Alibaba Cloud’s infrastructure for China Mainland market BERLIN, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of … Read the full press release

Siemens Arts Program awards Siemens Opera Contest France prize to Sarah Shine

MUNICH, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The young soprano Sarah Shine is the winner of the Siemens Opera Contest France at the Opéra Garnier in Paris. Sarah Shine was born in 1993 in Ireland and completed her studies with Veronica Dunne at … Read the full press release

Assicurazioni Generali and Generali Deutschland to sell the majority stake of Generali Leben to Viridium Gruppe

Agreed vision for an innovative industrial partnership with Viridium Gruppe for the sustainable management of the Generali Leben Life portfolio. Total evaluation for 100% of Generali Leben up to €1 bln, incl. €125 mln as earn out in case of … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group China, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. and SEAT to establish new R&D center on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies

Volkswagen Group China, the car company JAC and SEAT will together set up a new R&D center for developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies by 2021; launch of a competitive BEV platform in planning SEAT to become a … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: Fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak defeated cars powered by conventional drivetrain technology at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Exclusive video of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak as it hunts down the record I.D. R Pikes Peak the sporty forerunner to the new fully-electric I.D. family WOLFSBURG, 10-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen made motorsport history at the Pikes Peak … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: the 200,000th ‘R’ model handed over to Keith Williamson in Cambridgeshire, UK

200,000th model is a Golf R* Delivery to Cambridgeshire, UK Volkswagen R model series began with Golf R32 in 2002 WOLFSBURG, 09-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen R has handed over the jubilee car to a UK customer. Volkswagen R stands for performance, … Read the full press release

Five Volkswagen models received the Plus X Award as “Product of the Year 2018”

The Plus X Award innovation prize once again recognises Volkswagen’s excellent design and brand experiences Polo, T-Roc, Touareg1, Atlas Tanoak² and I.D. VIZZION³ stand out as “Product of the Year 2018” This makes Volkswagen the “Best Automotive Brand 2018” Volkswagen … Read the full press release

Digital copyright service offers free copyright certificates to musicians across the globe

A musicians-centric copyright service offers free copyright certificates to creative artists across the globe, celebrating the launch of its enhanced user experience SPEYER, Germany, 09-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Regstones.com, a digital copyright service built by musicians and IT experts, has … Read the full press release

Sixt earned World Travel Awards in 14 categories for excellent mobility solutions around the globe

First place for Sixt Car Rental, Sixt Luxury Cars and Sixt Limousine Service in numerous countries worldwide PULLACH/ATHENS, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Excellent mobility solutions around the globe: Sixt, one of the leading international mobility service providers, has received World Travel … Read the full press release

Professor Kerstin Krieglstein appointed new rector of The University of Konstanz

The University of Konstanz has a new rector: Professor Kerstin Krieglstein, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Freiburg, was elected on 3 July 2018 by a strong majority of the Senate and University Council to become the successor of … Read the full press release

Women to make up two of the three members of DEG’s Management Board with the appointment of Christiane Laibach and Monika Beck

COLOGNE, 04-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Christiane Laibach has taken office as Chair of the Management Board of DEG. She succeeds Bruno Wenn. Monika Beck has been appointed as a new member of the DEG Management Board. Bruno Wenn retires Christiane … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen Group to confront the dynamics of the Indian car market with ‘INDIA 2.0’ project

Volkswagen Group is investing one billion euros in the implementation of the project Together, ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen will develop new models in the A0 segment for the Indian market The first model to appear as part of the project … Read the full press release

Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp AG to combine their European steel businesses in a 50/50 joint venture

Agreement to combine European steel operations in 50/50 joint venture thyssenkrupp Tata Steel Proposed new company to focus on quality and technology leadership Expected annual synergies of €400-€500 million plus synergies in capex and working capital optimization confirmed by due … Read the full press release

Dirk Arnold to succeed Toni Melfi as new Head of Audi Communications

Dirk Arnold (52) is to take over the position on July 1 Toni Melfi is to take on a different activity within AUDI AG INGOLSTADT, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dirk Arnold has been appointed Head of Communications at AUDI AG effective July … Read the full press release

Successful launch of a new packaging solution produced entirely with post-consumer recycled (PCR) material

Packaging solution made of 100% plastic recyclate delivers circular economy proof point VIENNA, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the successful launch of a new … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Securities Services to become the fund administration service provider for DWS’s actively-managed funds in Germany and Luxembourg

BNP Paribas Securities Services and DWS, one of the world’s leading asset managers, have entered into an agreement for BNP Paribas Securities Services to provide DWS with fund administration services, and DWS’s retail funds with depositary and custody services, in Germany and … Read the full press release

Henkel opens Innovation and Interaction Center (IIC) for 3D Printing in Dublin, Ireland

New Innovation and Interaction Center in Dublin Düsseldorf, Germany, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has opened its Innovation and Interaction Center (IIC) for 3D Printing at its Tallaght site near Dublin, Ireland. The IIC, which is the first in a new … Read the full press release

Evonik’s “Black & Bright” advertising campaign wins the German Brand Award

  The advertising motifs of the “Black & Bright” campaign were announced the winners of the German Brand Award in the “Brand Creation – Print” category ESSEN, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For more than a year now, the Black & Bright … Read the full press release

Evonik opens new application technology laboratory for fiber composites and electronics in Geesthacht

ESSEN, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In mid-May, the new application technology laboratory for fiber composites and electronics at the Geesthacht location was put into operation. “Thanks to the new laboratory, we can support our customers even faster and better than … Read the full press release

Evonik nominated for the AutomotiveINNOVATION Award from the Center of Automotive Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers

ESSEN, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik was nominated for the AutomotiveINNOVATION Award from the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The specialty chemicals company was the only material manufacturer to finish third behind Continental and Toyoda Gosei, as the … Read the full press release