Category Archives: Germany

Press Releases & News from Germany distributed via EuropaWire

wpd signs Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Colorado based Ball Corporation for its Corralnuevo wind farm

(PRESS RELEASE) BREMEN, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German developer and operator of onshore and offshore wind farms wpd has announced it achieved a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for its project company for the onshore wind farm project “Corralnuevo” with the … Read the full press release

Lime and Allianz to improve safety of micromobility through global strategic partnership

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in shared smart mobility solutions, Lime and Allianz, via its Allianz Partners entity dedicated to assistance and insurance solutions, have entered into a global strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to improve … Read the full press release

Audi rolls out expanded digital offerings for purchasing new and used cars in European markets

A range of digital offerings make it easier to access new and used cars Rollout of online reservation system in European markets In Germany: online platform for purchasing new cars from dealer stock (PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ZF electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will propel the new Optare’s Metrodecker EVs for London

(PRESS RELEASE) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced its electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will be used to propel the new thirty-seven Metrodecker EVs from British bus manufacturer Optare ordered by London … Read the full press release

Decarbonisation: Leading energy stakeholders in Europe launch “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European stakeholders active in the entire spectrum of the energy sector as EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, Vestas, among others, have announced they are launching new major initiative called “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” aimed at … Read the full press release

Analytics database management software company Exasol AG goes public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse Group has announced that the Germany based analytics database management software company Exasol AG (ISIN: DE000A0LR9G9) has become the the first IPO for the year on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The … Read the full press release

Continental successfully placed two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion to further strengthen its overall liquidity

Two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion successfully placed on the capital market as part of a dual-tranche issue Interest rates are 2.125 and 2.5 percent, terms are 3.5 and 6.25 years; both issues were significantly oversubscribed Bonds … Read the full press release

Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft – DEG will provide $12 million long-term loan to Asia Royal for a hospital in Myanmar

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOGNE, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — KfW Group subsidiary Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft – DEG announced it will help Myanmar improve its healthcare system by providing a $12 million long-term loan to Asia Royal Company Ltd. (Asia Royal). The … Read the full press release

Drive-in theatres: German TV channel SAT.1 and SEAT host live concert of pop star Tim Bendzko

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 18-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish automaker SEAT in partnership with the first privately owned TV network in Germany SAT.1 announced they hosted an exclusive live concert with the German pop star Tim Bendzko that was organised as … Read the full press release

NORMA Group among the top one percent in EcoVadis’ sustainability rating

(PRESS RELEASE) MAINTAL, 14-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Engineered joining technology leader NORMA Group has announced it has achieved the Platinum status in the sustainability assessment by EcoVadis. The sustainability agency has assessed nearly 65,000 companies and the best possible status … Read the full press release

Triton backed company AVS Verkehrssicherung to acquire traffic engineering providers Gerding GmbH Verkehrstechnik and MIS GmbH

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN/ SENDEN, 14-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton announces that its Fund IV portfolio company, AVS Verkehrssicherung, has signed an agreement to acquire a renowned provider in the field of traffic engineering, Gerding GmbH Verkehrstechnik and MIS GmbH. Gerding … Read the full press release

Electronics assembly materials: MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, Henkel and Heraeus granted U.S. Patent for Innolot/Loctite 90ISC alloy

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 13-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — International electronics assembly materials suppliers MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, Henkel, and Heraeus have jointly announced they have received a notification from United States Patent and Trademark Office for Patent No. US10376994B2 issuance covering … Read the full press release

Henkel Q1 FY 2020: despite COVID-19 pandemic sales slightly below vs last year

Group sales impacted by COVID-19 pandemic: nominal -0.8%, organic -0.9% Adhesive Technologies sales decrease in sharply declining industrial business environment: nominal -4.3%, organic -4.1% Beauty Care sales lower due to significantly negative Hair Salon business: nominal -2.6%, organic -3.9% Laundry … Read the full press release

Sim racing: BMW drivers and sim racers share why the most expensive equipment does not necessarily guarantee the fastest lap times

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW drivers Philipp Eng (AUT) and Christian Krognes (NOR), and sim racers Laurin Heinrich (GER) and Alexander Voß (GER) have reviewed what is on offer as hardware required in sim racing and revealed … Read the full press release

Siemens Q2 FY 2020: robust quarter in the midsts of COVID-19 pandemic

Revenue was €14.2 billion, nearly level with the same quarter a year ago, as increases at Siemens Healthineers and Mobility offset a decline at Digital Industries; orders declined 8%, to €15.1 billion, on sharply lower volume from large orders at … Read the full press release

HeidelbergCement 1Q2020: €1 billion expense reduction thanks to the company’s COVID-19 action plan COPE started in February

Strong first quarter 2020 – result *) increases by 4% despite decline in revenue 2020 outlook uncertain – negative impact expected on revenue and result €1 billion cash savings – COVID-19 action plan COPE initiated in February Solid financial position … Read the full press release

Leadec deepens its predictive maintenance expertise with the acquisition of IVG Göhringer

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 6-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leadec, a leading technical services provider for the automotive and manufacturing industries, is further expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of instrumentation technology specialist. From June 1, 2020, IVG Göhringer will join the group, … Read the full press release

Vitesco Technologies wins “Brand Design” and “Digital” categories at the Automotive Brand Contest 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) REGENSBURG, 4-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vitesco Technologies took home two awards for its all-new brand identity. The company was declared the winner in both the “Brand Design” and “Digital” categories in the prestigious Automotive Brand Contest 2020 design … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz gradually restarts production at its car plants; Extensive package of anti-infection measures implemented

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 1-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mercedes-Benz car plants in Untertürkheim, Berlin, Hamburg, Sindelfingen and Bremen have successfully restarted production after a phase of suspension of production and short-time work caused by the Covid-19- pandemic. On 20 April … Read the full press release

Karin Rådström succeeds Stefan Buchner as head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 1-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Daimler Truck AG appoints Karin Rådström as a Member of the Board of Management, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks as of May 1, 2021. Karin succeeds Stefan Buchner, who has decided to retire after … Read the full press release

Hairdressers United: Henkel Beauty Care Professional presents the first 24hr global online hair charity festival

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 29-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel Beauty Care Professional is proud to present the first 24hr global online hair festival — Hairdressers United, broadcasting on the 5th of May. In a celebration of solidarity with the hairdressing industry, … Read the full press release

European electricity TSOs COVID-19 declaration: electricity remains more than ever crucial for daily life, health services and more generally to all critical activities

European TSOs COVID-19 declaration

(PRESS RELEASE) EUROPE, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEOs (François BROTTES, RTE; Gerhard CHRISTINER, APG; Luigi FERRARIS, TERNA; Roberto GARCIA, REE; Klaus KLEINEKORTE, AMPRION, CTO; Chris PEETERS, ELIA Group; Manon van BEEK, TENNET; Yves ZUMWALD, SWISSGRID) of the high-voltage system … Read the full press release

Lindner completes the new interior fit-out of the Bodø Town Hall in Norway

(PRESS RELEASE) ARNSTORF, Germany, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Lindner, together with local partners, completed the interior fit-out of the Bodø Town Hall. This includes about 10,000 m² acoustically effective wall and ceiling claddings as well as different glass partition systems … Read the full press release

Henkel announces new compactly designed Sonderhoff mixing and dosing system for two components

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF / COLOGNE, 21-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The new, compactly designed Sonderhoff 3E dosing cell is economic, efficient and ecological. This mixing and dosing system for two components precisely processes liquid, medium and high-viscosity polyurethanes or other polymer … Read the full press release

Vitesco Technologies to develop hybrid and electric powertrain technologies in its new R&D center in China

The new R&D center which will be built in Tianjin is scheduled for completion in 2021. The facility extends the research and development capacity for zero emission propulsion technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. (PRESS RELEASE) TIANJIN, China / REGENSBURG, Germany, … Read the full press release

BMW Motorrad unveils its TikTok account aiming at Generation Z

BMW Motorrad unveils its TikTok account aiming at Generation Z

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 20-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW’s motorcycle brand BMW Motorrad has announced it has launched its account [https://www.tiktok.com/@bmwmotorrad] on TikTok platform. TikTok is particularly popular among 16-24 year olds (Generation Z) and reached one billion active monthly users … Read the full press release

Germany has the most COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered since January 2020 – EURid

Germany has the most COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered since January 2020 - EURid

(PRESS RELEASE) DIEGEM, Belgium, 20-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — .eu domain name registry EURid released its data on COVID-19 related .eu domain names registered between January and April 2020. According to the released stats Germany comes atop with the highest number … Read the full press release

Audi plants in Europe to slowly resume production by the end of the month

(PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 17-Apr-2020— /EuropaWire/ — In the coming weeks, Audi will slowly initiate the restart of production at its plants in Europe. The COVID-19 caused supply bottlenecks and a drop in demand which led Audi to temporary suspend production … Read the full press release

Henkel further expands its broad set of webinars with the launch of REthink packaging series

Henkel shares expertise in packaging with REthink Packaging webinar series from May 5-12, 2020 (PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 15-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Industry trade shows like Interpack are essential for the packaging industry value chain to exchange knowledge on innovations and … Read the full press release

E-mobility: Vattenfall decides on new policies to further electrify its own car fleet

E-mobility: Vattenfall decides on new policies to further electrify its own car fleet

Highest electrification rate in benefit cars Commercial passengers cars in scope now Lack of van models a barrier Infrastructure is improving (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European energy company Vattenfall announced its Executive Group Management has decided on … Read the full press release