Category Archives: Germany

Press Releases & News from Germany distributed via EuropaWire

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Not for publication or distribution in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or in any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales would be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Not for publication or distribution in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or in any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales would be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

Deutsche Bank early adopter of UN Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people

Frankfurt am Main,  04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has become one of the first companies to adopt the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. The United … Read the full press release

Online retail is the key driver for the German retail sector in 2017

Frankfurt am Main, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German retail sector has visibly lifted its sales forecast for 2017, up from 2% to 3%. The key driver is online retail, along with the currently very consumer-friendly economic environment in Germany, which … Read the full press release

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i adds 23 new entrants joining its Market Testing program

23 additional companies join the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) B3i will form company in 2018 for further R&D and commercialization of blockchain prototypes More use cases beyond P&C reinsurance to be developed MUNICH, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Blockchain Insurance … Read the full press release

Interbrand: Allianz brand value now at $10.059 billion

Allianz climbs for the seventh year running to 49th place in global ranking Allianz brand value rises 6 percent in 2017 versus 2016 Allianz brand value now at $10.059 billion, Interbrand study says MUNICH, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force

TOULOUSE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space today delivered the 50th A400M new generation airlifter to the German Air Force marking a key milestone for an aircraft which is transforming the world of air mobility. The aircraft, known as … Read the full press release

Freie Universität Berlin: Nine research projects in Berlin can enter the decisive round in the competition for the German government’s Excellence Strategy

Joint press release of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Nine research projects asked to submit full proposals as part of the German government’s Excellence Strategy.  BERLIN, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freie Universität … Read the full press release

Winners of Global Education Innovation Award

Global Education Network Europe announces the winners of the Global Education Innovation Award 2017 Dublin, Ireland, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GENE – Global Education Network Europe – wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global … Read the full press release

GFK Healthcare study supported by Bayer polled adolescents on their attitudes toward sexuality and contraception

Not intended for U.S. and UK Media – GFK Healthcare study on ‘Youth and Contraception’ marks World Contraception Day 2017 Number of unplanned pregnancies remains high globally / Study supported by Bayer shows that adolescents want to be addressed as … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich: Formation of unwanted aromas in wine due to forest fires explained

MUNICH, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — If wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the finished product. Until now, it … Read the full press release

ZEISS to build new shared innovation hub at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

ZEISS and KIT make plans for shared innovation building KIT carve-outs offer long-term prospects at site More modern growth environment for successful Karlsruhe-based company Nanoscribe GmbH ZEISS and KIT promote strategic partnership OBERKOCHEN, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ZEISS plans to … Read the full press release

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