Category Archives: Germany

Press Releases & News from Germany distributed via EuropaWire

Henkel Showcases Next-Generation EV Battery Solutions at Battery Show Europe 2024

(IN BRIEF) Henkel, a leading partner in the automotive industry for designing and developing safer and more sustainable next-generation EV batteries, is gearing up to participate in the Battery Show Europe 2024 at Messe Stuttgart from June 18 to 20, … Read the full press release

Eviden Unveils JARVICE™ AI: Streamlining AI Infrastructure Management

(IN BRIEF) Eviden, a business within the Atos Group specializing in advanced computing, has introduced JARVICE™ AI, a new software solution aimed at simplifying the management of AI infrastructure. JARVICE AI, an extension of Eviden’s existing JARVICE™ XE platform, offers … Read the full press release

Management Transition: Dr. Tanja zu Waldeck Leaves BurdaForward, Dr. Lydia Rullkötter Takes Over as Co-CEO

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Tanja zu Waldeck, CEO of BurdaForward, is set to leave the company at the end of July to join TX Group as Group COO. Her departure marks a management change at BurdaForward, with Dr. Lydia Rullkötter appointed … Read the full press release

ZF Introduces Innovative Employer Branding Metaverse for Talent Engagement

(IN BRIEF) ZF has unveiled its cutting-edge Employer Branding Metaverse, revolutionizing talent acquisition and engagement through immersive virtual experiences. This innovative platform allows candidates to explore ZF’s brand essence, corporate culture, and career opportunities in a dynamic virtual environment. Featuring … Read the full press release

Zalando Reorganizes Leadership for Enhanced E-commerce Ecosystem Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Zalando, Europe’s leading fashion and lifestyle e-commerce platform, is restructuring its management board to align with its updated strategy focusing on two growth vectors: Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B). Co-founder David Schneider transitions to a dedicated role focusing … Read the full press release

Eviden Launches BullSequana AI 600: Empowering Breakthroughs in AI Innovation with AMD Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) Eviden, in partnership with AMD, introduces the BullSequana AI 600, a new addition to its AI product lineup designed to support developers, data scientists, and researchers in achieving breakthroughs in innovation and computation. Featuring AMD Instinct™ MI300X accelerators … Read the full press release

JEDI Tops Green500 List: Leading the Charge in Energy-Efficient Supercomputing

(IN BRIEF) Forschungszentrum Jülich and EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, in collaboration with ParTec-Eviden, unveiled the first module of the exascale supercomputer JUPITER, named JEDI, at the International Supercomputing Conference. JEDI secured the top spot in the Green500 list for its exceptional … Read the full press release

Bosch Engineering and Ligier Automotive Push Boundaries with Hydrogen-Powered Racing Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Bosch Engineering and Ligier Automotive are advancing clean energy technologies in motorsport by enhancing their hydrogen-powered demonstrator vehicle. Recent intensive testing has focused on optimizing the vehicle’s engine and overall performance for endurance and robustness, achieving impressive power, … Read the full press release

Siemens Launches Innovative Credential Program to Address Engineering Talent Gap

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Digital Industries Software introduces a groundbreaking program in collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder and Pennsylvania State University to credential students and enhance career readiness in engineering fields. These industry-recognized credentials, endorsed by ABET, will supplement … Read the full press release

Siemens Unveils AI-Driven Solutions for Water Industry Optimization

(IN BRIEF) Siemens, a forefront technology company, introduces new AI-powered software applications tailored for the water and wastewater industry, aiming to streamline plant operations and enhance sustainability. These self-service solutions, such as SIWA Leak Finder and SIWA Blockage Predictor, leverage … Read the full press release

Volkswagen ID.7 Electric Saloon Makes History with Top Marks in ADAC Vehicle Test

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen ID.7 has achieved a historic milestone as the first vehicle ever to receive an overall rating of ‘very good’ with an average score of 1.5 in the rigorous ADAC vehicle test, conducted by experts from Europe’s … Read the full press release

Continental Introduces Groundbreaking High-Performance Computer in First Software-Defined Vehicle

(IN BRIEF) Continental has successfully integrated a cross-domain High-Performance Computer (HPC) into a car, marking a significant advancement in software-defined vehicle (SDV) technology. This innovative car hosts not only cockpit functionalities but also critical vehicle operations such as driving safety … Read the full press release

Cotti Coffee Chooses Adyen’s Platform for Global Expansion and Enhanced Customer Experience

(IN BRIEF) Adyen, a leading financial technology platform, has partnered with Cotti Coffee to support the global coffee chain’s expansion into new international markets including Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the UAE. This strategic collaboration leverages Adyen’s single-platform solution to … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G Crowned Electric Bus Champion of 2024, Dominates Performance Tests

(IN BRIEF) The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro G, an all-electric articulated city bus, has been named the Electric Bus Champion of 2024 after excelling in the rigorous comparison test organized by Omnibusspiegel bus magazine in Bonn. This marks the second consecutive victory … Read the full press release

Salzgitter AG Navigates Economic Downturn with Modest Profits Amidst a Challenging Market

(IN BRIEF) In the first quarter of 2024, Salzgitter AG reported a downturn in performance due to a sluggish economy, particularly affecting its steel-related sectors in Germany. The company achieved an EBITDA of €126.4 million and a pre-tax profit of … Read the full press release

LANXESS Debuts High-Purity Aroma Chemicals at SIMPPAR, Emphasizes Sustainability in Perfumery

(IN BRIEF) At the SIMPPAR exhibition in Grasse, France, LANXESS showcased its comprehensive range of high-purity, nature-identical aroma chemicals for the first time, including innovative grades of Kalama benzyl benzoate and other developing aromatic ingredients. Featuring an array of floral, … Read the full press release

Energiekontor Advances Expansion with New Wind and Solar Projects, Eyes Gigawatt Milestone

(IN BRIEF) In the first quarter of 2024, Energiekontor AG, a prominent German developer of wind and solar parks, significantly expanded its portfolio, commissioning two new wind parks with a combined capacity of 29 megawatts, including the Jacobsdorf wind park … Read the full press release

SÜSS MicroTec Launches Innovative Hybrid Bonding Platform to Boost Semiconductor Production Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) SÜSS MicroTec SE introduces the XBC300 Gen2 D2W/W2W, a groundbreaking hybrid bonding platform designed for both 200 mm and 300 mm substrates, providing versatile wafer-to-wafer (W2W) and die-to-wafer (D2W) bonding capabilities. This platform is specifically tailored for semiconductor … Read the full press release

Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm Begins Installation, Targets 475,000 Homes with Renewable Energy by 2024

(IN BRIEF) The Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Iberdrola and Masdar, has installed its first turbine, marking the beginning of the final phase of construction. This 476 MW project is set to be fully operational by … Read the full press release

Hapag-Lloyd and IKEA Supply Chain Operations Partner to Decarbonize Maritime Shipping

(IN BRIEF) Hapag-Lloyd has partnered with IKEA Supply Chain Operations to use sustainable biofuels for container shipments from Asia, a significant move towards maritime industry decarbonization. From March 2024 to February 2025, the partnership will utilize Hapag-Lloyd’s “Ship Green 100” … Read the full press release

EnBW Confirms 2024 Outlook Following a Robust 2023 Performance

(IN BRIEF) Georg Stamatelopoulos, the new CEO of EnBW, reflected on the company’s strong financial results for 2023 and affirmed the guidance for 2024 during the Annual General Meeting held virtually from Stuttgart. EnBW, which plans to invest about €40 … Read the full press release

Steffen Hoffmann to Succeed Rainer Verhoeven as CFO of Aurubis AG

(IN BRIEF) Steffen Hoffmann, an internationally experienced executive with a comprehensive background in finance, will become the new Chief Financial Officer of Aurubis AG on October 1, 2024. He will be succeeding Rainer Verhoeven, who announced his departure effective June … Read the full press release

Brenntag Expands Partnership with Royal Avebe to Offer Potato Starch and Protein in UK and Ireland

(IN BRIEF) Brenntag, the global leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, announces the expansion of its partnership with Coöperatie Koninklijke Avebe U.A. (“Royal Avebe”) to include the United Kingdom and Ireland. This extension of the distribution agreement provides Brenntag customers … Read the full press release

Hannover Rück SE Approves Dividend Increase and Elects New Supervisory Board Members

(IN BRIEF) During the Annual General Meeting of Hannover Rück SE, all proposed resolutions were approved. CEO Jean-Jacques Henchoz reflected on the successful financial years of the past strategy cycle, emphasizing the company’s reliability amidst challenges. Moving forward with the … Read the full press release

Saltigo Launches “Net Zero Custom Manufacturing” for Sustainable Production

(IN BRIEF) Saltigo, a subsidiary of LANXESS specializing in exclusive synthesis of active ingredients and intermediates, introduces “Net Zero Custom Manufacturing” to offer sustainable production solutions to potential customers, particularly in the food and agrochemical industries. The initiative focuses on … Read the full press release

FORVIA Wins Two Automotive News PACEpilot Innovation to Watch Awards

(IN BRIEF) FORVIA, the world’s seventh-largest automotive technology supplier resulting from the merger of Faurecia and HELLA, receives two Automotive News PACEpilot Innovation to Watch recognitions at the 2024 awards ceremony in Detroit. The accolades celebrate FORVIA’s pioneering contributions to … Read the full press release

MAWS GbR Awarded Contract for Franco-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System Study

(IN BRIEF) German MAWS GbR, comprised of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH, and Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG, secures the contract for the second national supplementary study for the Franco-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System (MAWS) project. MAWS … Read the full press release

VARTA AG Appoints Michael Ostermann as CEO

(IN BRIEF) VARTA AG’s Supervisory Board has named Michael Ostermann as Board Member and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 6, 2024. With extensive management experience in the automotive and battery industries, Ostermann is poised to lead VARTA AG, alongside … Read the full press release

BASF Partners with IPP to Market Ammonia, Methanol, and Melamine Plants for Relocation

(IN BRIEF) BASF, in collaboration with International Process Plants (IPP), has agreed to market ammonia, methanol, and melamine plants situated at BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. These assets, made available as part of BASF’s strategic adjustments to maintain competitiveness … Read the full press release

Infineon Partners with Xiaomi EV to Supply Silicon Carbide Power Modules for SU7 Electric Vehicles

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG, a semiconductor leader, will provide silicon carbide (SiC) power modules and bare die products to Xiaomi EV for its SU7 electric vehicles until 2027. Infineon’s CoolSiC-based power modules offer superior performance, driving dynamics, and lifetime … Read the full press release

Eviden Launches Mission Critical Systems Technology Center in Lower Austria

(IN BRIEF) Eviden, a leading digital, cloud, big data, and security provider within the Atos Group, has unveiled its new facility, the Eviden Mission Critical Systems Technology Center, situated in Prottes, Lower Austria. This inauguration underscores Eviden’s dedication to advancing … Read the full press release

WACKER Expands Biopharmaceutical Capabilities in the USA for Advanced Therapies

(IN BRIEF) WACKER is strategically enhancing its BIOSOLUTIONS life-science division by bolstering capacities in biopharmaceuticals for advanced therapies. Its subsidiary, Wacker Biotech US, based in San Diego, is expanding mRNA and protein production to meet the surging demand for contract … Read the full press release

Applike Group Expands to New Headquarters in Hamburg, Combining Innovation with Industrial Design

(IN BRIEF) The Hamburg-based tech firm, the applike group, renowned for mobile app management and distribution, has relocated its headquarters to central Hamburg to accommodate its expanding operations. The move to new offices, managed by Lindner, reflects the company’s commitment … Read the full press release

Lidl Introduces BILDplus Premium Offer for Lidl Plus App Users, Enhancing Customer Loyalty

(IN BRIEF) Lidl announces a new partnership with BILD Group, introducing BILDplus as a premium offer for users of the Lidl Plus app in Germany. Customers reaching a certain monthly shopping volume through Lidl Plus will receive complimentary access to … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Embarks on Landmark European Testing Tour with eActros 600 Electric Flagship

(IN BRIEF) Mercedes-Benz Trucks is gearing up for its most extensive test run yet, slated for this summer, featuring the groundbreaking electric flagship eActros 600. With two near-series prototypes, the trucks will traverse over 20 European countries, clocking more than … Read the full press release

Jungheinrich AG Appoints Nadine Despineux as Sales Board Member, Honors Departing Christian Erlach

(IN BRIEF) Nadine Despineux, with over two decades of management experience in international mechanical engineering companies, has been appointed as the new Member of the Board of Management, Sales at Jungheinrich AG, effective from 15th July 2024, succeeding Christian Erlach, … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Expands Electromobility Reach with Major Orders for Heat Pump Solution

(IN BRIEF) Rheinmetall has secured significant new orders for its plug-and-play heat pump solution, signaling expansion into diverse applications within electromobility. The first order, valued in the high single-digit million euro range, comes from an international expert in electric bus … Read the full press release

Accenture Bolsters Data Capabilities with Parsionate Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has announced its acquisition of Parsionate, a leading data consultancy specializing in data products and modern data foundation services, with a focus on industries like retail, industrial, consumer goods, and life sciences. This strategic move aims to … Read the full press release

State of Berlin Acquires Vattenfall’s Heating Business in Billion-Euro Deal

(IN BRIEF) Vattenfall has finalized the transfer of all shares in Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG, including power plants, grids, subsidiaries, and employees, to the State of Berlin for approximately 1.4 billion euros. This strategic move aligns with Berlin’s goal to … Read the full press release

Innovative Geothermal Heating Project in Bavaria Receives Major Investment Boost from EIB and EU Innovation Fund

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing close to €45 million for the implementation of an innovative geothermal heating project, Eavor-LoopTM, in Geretsried, Bavaria. This pioneering project, which received an additional €91.6 million grant from the EU Innovation … Read the full press release