Category Archives: Germany

Press Releases & News from Germany distributed via EuropaWire

ENTEGA Medianet to set up super-fast fiber optic Internet in Darmstadt’s Lincoln housing estate

DARMSTADT, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The ENTEGA Medianet to install super-fast fiber optic cables for the apartments in Darmstadt’s Lincoln housing estate. The technology will provide much higher bandwidths than a copper cable supply. With the fiber connections data transfers of … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim accelerates growth in the Ready-Mix Concrete and Aggregates segments

ZUG, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in building materials and solutions LafargeHolcim adds one (1) precast and eight (8) ready-mix concrete plants as well as a sand quarry to its growing Ready-Mix Concrete and Aggregates segments. The new additions … Read the full press release

RCH Group to Showcase Integrated Selling Solutions at EuroCIS

Innovative POS and cash management systems for stationary or mobile use TREVISO, Italy, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology never sleeps – and neither will RCH Group SpA as it returns to EuroCIS 2019, the leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology, which … Read the full press release

Combined Solenis boasts expanded product portfolio and cost-effective solutions for paper and water treatment customers

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany / WILMINGTON, Delaware, USA, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Authorities have granted approval for BASF and Solenis to complete the merger of their paper and water chemicals businesses. Originally announced in May 2018, BASF and Solenis have now completed the transfer of BASF’s paper wet-end … Read the full press release

Siemens AG shareholders approve distribution of €3.80 dividend per share for FY 2018

BERLIN / MUNICH, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens AG shareholders have, with large majorities, approved the distribution of €3.80 dividend per share for the fiscal 2018. The ratification took place during the company’s 53rd ordinary Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The FY 2018 dividend is higher than the dividend … Read the full press release

Destatis: Prices for raw wood 7.4% lower in November 2018 vs the same month last year

WIESBADEN, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — 53.5 million cubic meters of wood were logged in Germany during 2017 as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). Around three quarters of the logging that took place in Germany during 2017 came from coniferous trees. … Read the full press release

The plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW 7 Series: 745e, 745Le and 745Le xDrive – market launch in spring 2019

MUNICH, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW unveils advanced plug-in hybrid models for the start at the market launch of the new BMW 7 Series in spring 2019. The new models are sporty, offer comfort, high level of efficiency and the possibility to … Read the full press release

EconCore and Covestro partner over stronger, lightweight and FST performing honeycomb cores and panels

LEVERKUSEN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Partnership between EconCore N.V. and Covestro has been announced with the aim at producing stronger, lightweight and Fire, Smoke, Toxicity (FST) requirements compliant honeycomb panels and cores targeting public transportation applications, including railway and aerospace. So far both companies have heavily … Read the full press release

Elli.eco’s first product called Volkswagen Naturstrom® is now available across Germany: 100 percent CO2-free electricity from wind, solar or hydroelectric power

WOLFSBURG, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Elli, which stands for Electric life, is a newly established company (2018) part of Volkswagen Group that aims to be the first provider on the market to offer a seamless energy and charging experience for electric car … Read the full press release

New research by Arla Foods finds almost half of people in Northern Europe don’t recognise dairy products as a natural source of vitamins and minerals

Viby J, Denmark, 28-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New research from Arla Foods uncovers a big knowledge gap when it comes to our understanding about food.  The survey was carried out by the YouGov analysis institute where more than 7,000 CAWI … Read the full press release

Bertelsmann: Digitalization and purchasing power are on a steady increase in many African countries; we are taking part in Partech Africa fund

Strategic expansion of growth activities in Africa Participation in Partech Africa fund with focus on tech sector Fund aims for investment volume of around €100 million GÜTERSLOH, 24-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bertelsmann continues to expand its activities in Africa. The international … Read the full press release

Covestro and Haier Group to establish new laboratory for the digitalization of appliance production in Qingdao, China

LEVERKUSEN, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymer manufacturers, and the Haier Group, a major global brand for household appliances, have agreed to set up a joint laboratory in Qingdao, China, for the digitalization of appliance production. The … Read the full press release

Facebook to support the new Technical University of Munich (TUM) Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros

MUNICH, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The US company Facebook is supporting the efforts of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to investigate the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence with 6.5 million euros. Facebook’s support for the new TUM Institute for Ethics … Read the full press release

Henkel reports 2018 preliminary sales of 19.9 billion euro

Implementation of Henkel 2020+ well under way Preliminary results 2018: Good performance despite significant headwinds Stepping up investments in brands and innovations to capture growth opportunities in consumer businesses and accelerate digital transformation Outlook for fiscal 2019 reflecting increased growth … Read the full press release

Worldwide study explores how 370 industrial organizations protect their operational technology (OT) assets from cyberattacks

COLOGNE, Germany / Littleton, CO, USA, Singapore, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland, a leading expert in digital transformation and cybersecurity, today announced the results of a worldwide study, exploring how 370 industrial organizations protect their operational technology (OT) assets … Read the full press release

NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema during the 69th Berlinale is screening 16 short and feature-length documentary and fiction films from the Pacific region

BERLIN, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2019, NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema is screening 16 short and feature-length fiction and documentary films from the Pacific region. Characteristic of the programme is the presence of women on both sides of the camera: … Read the full press release

The top chefs of the 13th Culinary Cinema at the 69th Berlinale are Haya Molcho, Angela Hartnett, The Duc Ngo, Kiko Moya and Sebastian Frank

BERLIN, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The 13th Culinary Cinema will be held under the motto “A Taste for Balance” from February 10 to 15, 2019. Ten documentaries and two fiction films focussing on the relationship between food, culture, and politics are being presented … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies Bipolar GmbH & Co. KG redesigned its product portfolio of 60 mm thyristor/diode modules with pressure contact technology

MUNICH, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies Bipolar GmbH & Co. KG has redesigned the product portfolio of 60 mm thyristor/diode modules with pressure contact technology. The new Eco Block family addresses the demand for cost-efficient larger modules for battery … Read the full press release

Swissgrid: Drop in frequency on the synchronously interconnected Continental Europe system registered on 10 January 2019

AARAU, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TSOs of ENTSO-E Continental Europe Regional Group are taking collective actions to restore frequency as foreseen in such cases and continue their technical analysis of the incident. A drop in frequency on the synchronously interconnected … Read the full press release

juwi reaches the mark of 1,000 wind turbines onshore with the construction of Mohlis (Thuringia) plant

WÖRRSTADT, Germany, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The project marks an extraordinary milestone in the more than 22-year history of the manufacturer-independent project developer for wind and solar parks. With the construction of the four wind turbines in Thuringia, juwi is one … Read the full press release

Braunschweiger Zuführtechnik becomes one of the first companies to select Deutsche Telekom’s IoT platform Connected Things Hub

Braunschweiger Zuführtechnik has chosen Deutsche Telekom’s IoT platform Mouse-click control of data analysis and visualization From idea to IoT pilot project in just days BONN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom’s Connected Things Hub is bringing new clarity to the Internet of … Read the full press release

Continental’s 4Q bolstered in part by strong sales of winter tires and the positive market development in the non-automotive industrial business

Stable operating performance in fourth quarter as expected Annual sales rise to around €44.4 billion (organic growth at about 3 percent) Adjusted EBIT for the year: around €4.1 billion (margin at about 9.2 percent) Free cash flow was higher than … Read the full press release

Destatis: Im November 2018 gab es in den Beherbergungsbetrieben in Deutschland 31,0 Millionen Übernachtungen in- und ausländischer Gäste

WIESBADEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Im November 2018 gab es in den Beherbergungsbetrieben in Deutschland 31,0 Millionen Übernachtungen in- und ausländischer Gäste. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) nach vorläufigen Ergebnissen weiter mitteilt, war dies ein Plus von 5 % gegenüber November 2017. Die Übernachtungszahl von Gästen aus … Read the full press release

Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis): Im Jahr 2018 wurden in Deutschland 1,9 % weniger Zigaretten versteuert als im Jahr 2017

Versteuerte Mengen aller anderen Tabakarten gestiegen WIESBADEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Im Jahr 2018 wurden in Deutschland 1,9 % weniger Zigaretten versteuert als im Jahr 2017. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) weiter mitteilt, stiegen dagegen die versteuerten Mengen aller anderen Tabakwaren. Im … Read the full press release

Statische Bundesamt (Destatis): 7 % der Bevölkerung in Deutschland lebten 2017 in einer überbelegten Wohnung

Überbelegungsquote mit 16 % im EU-Durchschnitt deutlich höher WIESBADEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — 7 % der Bevölkerung in Deutschland lebten 2017 in einer überbelegten Wohnung. Das heißt, der Haushalt verfügte über zu wenige Zimmer im Verhältnis zur Personenzahl. Wie das Statische Bundesamt (Destatis) … Read the full press release

Clients can get involved in the assembly of their own e-Golf at Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden

Follow your own vehicle during production Four stations at which the driver can assemble the car (with instructions) Arnd Meyer-Clasen, Head of Sales: “With us, not only are customers able to be there during the production of their car, but … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank recognised for its CommunITy Hackathons initiative with the #FinTechforGood Award at the Banking Technology Awards in London

Bank staff joined coding competitions to create apps for UK charities Cure Leaukemia and Autistica FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank’s innovative global hackathons recently won the #FinTechforGood Award at the Banking Technology Awards in London. The bank … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management’s CIO: 6 themes to watch in 2019 based on macroeconomic outlook, market conditions and the major asset classes

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The themes for 2019 are based around the macroeconomic outlook, market conditions and the major asset classes: 1) Growth deceleration. Global growth is slowing and becoming less synchronised. As the US upswing matures, Europe … Read the full press release

CIB Capital Markets Strategist Tom Joyce comments on US-China Policy Escalation & Markets in the January issue of C-SPACE

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The United States and China are at a crossroad in what has become the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st Century, CIB Capital Markets Strategist Tom Joyce said in the January issue of … Read the full press release

Setra TopClass and ComfortClass touring coach models were on show at the stand of the American sales partner REV Coach LLC at United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Fort Lauderdale

STUTTGART, Germany/ Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo in Fort Lauderdale will be held between 6 and 10 January 2019 and the brand will be exhibiting its current product portfolio (see photo) … Read the full press release