Category Archives: Germany

Press Releases & News from Germany distributed via EuropaWire

Evonik Industries AG won seven years long patent litigation in US against Materia Inc.

ESSEN, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries AG, Essen (Germany) with its Business Line Catalysts has won a seven years long patent litigation in a January 2017 jury trial in the Federal District Court in Wilmington DE, USA against Materia Inc., … Read the full press release

Evonik: German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone” will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on November 10, 2017

Evonik co-production tells the story of the world’s favorite soccer anthem ESSEN, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone”, directed by André Schäfer, will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on Friday, November 10. This was … Read the full press release

Evonik to raise prices for all Precipitated Silica products by 11% in Asia Pacific

Hanau, Germany, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries is raising prices for all Precipitated Silica products by 11% in Asia Pacific with immediate effect. Contracts will be honoured for the agreed upon term. Evonik is committed to supply products and services … Read the full press release

MAHLE honors seven suppliers at its first Supplier Convention

MAHLE presents Supplier Awards in six categories Seven award winners recognized for their outstanding achievements Award ceremony held during inaugural MAHLE Supplier Convention STUTTGART, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MAHLE honored its best suppliers during its first Supplier Convention on October 12. … Read the full press release

Ströer to acquire majority shareholding in the Hamburg-based start-up Yieldlove

COLOGNE, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (10.10.2017), Ströer signed the purchase agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in the Hamburg-based start-up Yieldlove, a German optimisation platform for the programmatic marketing of digital web inventories. With the acquisition of Yieldlove, Ströer is … 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

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published Guidelines on Insurance-Based Investment Products (IBIPs)

The Guidelines apply to “execution-only” sales of insurance-based investment products (IBIPs) such as telephone and online sales The Guidelines ensure the appropriate use of “execution-only” sales by defining the types of products to be sold “execution-only” The Guidelines seek to … Read the full press release

Neocom: Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) fordert einen schnellen und flächendeckenden Ausbau des Breitbandnetzes in Deutschland

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zum Auftakt des Neocom-Kongresses für den Multichannel-Handel fordert der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) einen schnellen und flächendeckenden Ausbau des Breitbandnetzes in Deutschland. „Die Digitalisierung des Einzelhandels steht und fällt mit einer leistungsfähigen Internetanbindung. Mit langsamen Verbindungen lassen … Read the full press release

Handelsverband HDE: Ladesäulen für Elektroautos: Praktikable Vorgaben für Ausbau gefordert

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) warnt in einem aktuellen Brief an das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium vor zu ehrgeizigen Vorgaben aus Brüssel beim Aufbau eines Ladenetzes für Elektroautos auf Einzelhandelsparkplätzen. Hintergrund ist das EU-Verfahren zur Änderung der Gebäudeeffizienzrichtlinie. Die EU … Read the full press release

Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE): Netzneutralität wahren

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vor dem Hintergrund einer aktuellen Entscheidung der Bundesnetzagentur zum sogenannten Zero-Rating zur bevorzugten Übertragung des Datenvolumens von Telekom-Partnern warnt der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE). „Die Bundesnetzagentur muss für faire Wettbewerbsbedingungen im Internet sorgen. Schlupflöcher, die ausgenutzt werden … Read the full press release

Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) und der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (vzbv) fordern die Kosten für die Energiewende endlich fairer zu verteilen

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aktuelle Prognosen zeigen, dass die Verbraucher auch im nächsten Jahr nicht mit einer spürbaren Entlastung beim Strompreis rechnen können. Grund dafür ist die wohl nur leicht sinkende Ökostrom-Umlage. Der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) und der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband … Read the full press release

Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE): Textilwirtschaft in den letzten Jahren nachweisbare Fortschritte beim Aufbau nachhaltiger Lieferketten erreicht

BERLIN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zum dritten Jahrestag des Textilbündnisses zieht der Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) eine positive Zwischenbilanz. Trotz oft langwieriger Abstimmungsprozesse zwischen Politik, NGOs und Wirtschaft hat die Textilwirtschaft in den letzten Jahren nachweisbare Fortschritte beim Aufbau nachhaltiger Lieferketten erreicht … Read the full press release

Airbus: Final assembly of the A330-800 expected by the end of 2017; first flight in 2018

Production of first parts of the latest A330neo gears up at Airbus facilities TOULOUSE, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well … Read the full press release

KfW Research / University of Siegen: total of 10,200 bank branches across Germany closed since 2000

A quarter of branch offices have been closed since 2000 The main driver is the digital transformation with innovative technologies, new competitors and changing customer behaviour German branch density is average when compared with other European countries Frankfurt am Main, … Read the full press release

Destatis: industry production in August 2017 up 2.6% vs previous month

WIESBADEN, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In August 2017, production in industry was up by 2.6% from the previous month on a price, seasonally and working day adjusted basis according to provisional data of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In July 2017, … Read the full press release

Destatis: Einnahmenrekord im öffentlichen Personennahverkehr im Jahr 2016

WIESBADEN, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Die Beförderungseinnahmen aus dem öffentlichen Personennahverkehr (ÖPNV) mit Eisenbahnen, Straßenbahnen und Omnibussen haben im Jahr 2016 mit 17,50 Milliarden Euro einen neuen Höchststand erreicht. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt weiter mitteilt, waren dies nach vorläufigen Ergebnissen 2,3 % mehr … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and UNI Global Union extend protocol to continue regular dialogue on industrial relations topics until December 2019

BONN, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and UNI Global Union have jointly asked the German National Contact Point (NCP) for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for … Read the full press release

Elemica’s Risk Solution will apply DHL Resilience360’s comprehensive Risk Management capability to detect and understand the impact of disruptive events

Global incidents data feeds correlate to customers’ supply chains, providing impact assessment and mitigation actions BONN, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Elemica, the leading Business Network for the process industries, and DHL Resilience360, a leading cloud-based supply chain risk management platform, … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post tests self-propelled electric robot that accompanies mail deliverers on their routes and carries their mail items

Deutsche Post is testing the “PostBOT,” a self-propelled electric robot, in the “Smart City” of Bad Hersfeld The robot is designed to follow mail carriers automatically and carry their mail items BONN/BAD HERSFELD, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Post has … Read the full press release

StreetScooter to build second manufacturing facility in Düren; expands capacity up to 10,000 e-vehicles per year

Post subsidiary builds second factory in Düren Expected total production up to 20,000 e-vehicles per year with 250 employees Latest models now with higher top speed and range Cars with fuel cell drives now in testing StreetScooter focusing on industry-specific … Read the full press release

BMW Open Work launches at Frieze London 2017, October 5 – 8

LONDON/MUNICH, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Enhancing the long-term partnership between BMW and Frieze, BMW Open Work launches at Frieze London 2017 with a new multi-platform commission by New York-based artist Olivia Erlanger. Entitled “Body Electric”, Erlanger’s immersive work unfolds across physical spaces at the … Read the full press release

Oliver Hoffmann succeeds Stephan Reil as lead of the Technical Development at Audi Sport GmbH

Responsible for the product campaign over the coming years Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH: “Expansion of the Audi Sport model range to 16 series production vehicles by 2020” Neckarsulm, Germany, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Oliver Hoffmann (40) took over as Head … Read the full press release

The new Audi R8 LMS GT4 can now be ordered on four continents at a price of 198,000 euros (excluding VAT)

New customer racing car can now be ordered Victories for Audi Sport customers in New Zealand and Australia Season closes on a positive note for Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in Blancpain GT NEUBURG, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new Audi … Read the full press release

BASF unveils material that replaces steel in PVC windows as the stiffening element

Glass fiber-reinforced co-extrudable Ultradur® replaces steel in window profile Greiner Extrusion Group contributes expertise for suitable tooling LUDWIGSHAFEN, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The construction industry is faced with major challenges in the coming years. In new buildings, restorations and interior construction, … Read the full press release

BASF transferred its global leather chemicals business to Stahl Group; BASF now holds 16% minority stake in Stahl Group

LUDWIGSHAFEN, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the approval of all relevant authorities, BASF has closed the previously announced transfer of its global leather chemicals business to the Stahl Group, with Stahl taking over the activities as of September 30, 2017. … Read the full press release

Siemens raises gross proceeds of approx. €1.2 billion from the sale of 18.155 million ordinary shares in Osram Licht AG

Not for publication or distribution in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or in any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales would be prohibited by applicable law. MUNICH 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens has … Read the full press release

Siemens to sell 17.34 % stake in Osram Licht AG; retains small number of shares

Not for publication or distribution in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or in any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales would be prohibited by applicable law. MUNICH, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (017-Oct-04), … Read the full press release

Sabrina Soussan and Michael Peter to succeed Jochen Eickholt as head of Siemens’ Mobility Division

MUNICH, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sabrina Soussan (48) and Michael Peter (51) have been appointed to succeed Jochen Eickholt (55) as head of Siemens’ Mobility Division, effective October 1, 2017. Eickholt has been appointed integration manager for the announced merger … Read the full press release

German magazine ‘auto motor und sport’ voted ŠKODA KAROQ as the best new design in the compact SUV’s

ŠKODA KAROQ wins prestigious ‘Autonis’ award in ‘auto motor und sport’ readers’ poll in Germany Traditional Czech brand’s SUV secures 28.7% of votes, prevailing against 17 contenders KAROQ features distinctive emotive design and numerous crystalline elements Mladá Boleslav, 04-Oct-2017 — … Read the full press release

“Driven by German Design” exhibition at Qatar Museums, 3 October 2017 – 14 January 2018

Highlight of the “Germany Qatar 2017- Year of Culture” organized by Qatar Museums and the German Federal Foreign Ministry Innovative and multi-faceted show celebrates the evolution and achievements of al-most 70 years of German design history including studies and prototypes … Read the full press release