Category Archives: Austria

Press Releases & News from Austria distributed via EuropaWire

Andritz Wins Major Contract to Enhance Tissue Production for C&S Paper in China

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, an international technology group, has secured a significant order from C&S Paper to supply two advanced PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machines for their Suqian City mill in Jiangsu Province, China. These machines, with a capacity of 94 t/d each, … Read the full press release

MWB AG Rings in New Era with Vienna Stock Exchange Listing

(IN BRIEF) MWB AG, a German company specializing in luxury watch trading across the DACH region, celebrated a significant achievement today as it commenced trading on the Vienna Stock Exchange’s direct market plus segment. With NuWays AG acting as underwriter … Read the full press release

EIB Funds voestalpine’s Green Steel Initiative with €300 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has allocated a €300 million loan to voestalpine AG, Europe’s third-largest steelmaker, to support a four-year research and development initiative aimed at enhancing sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. Key focuses include optimizing manufacturing … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group Names Rohit Aggarwal as Incoming CEO

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group has appointed Rohit Aggarwal to the Management Board, where he will initially oversee the fiber division and later succeed Stephan Sielaff as CEO when Sielaff’s contract expires in March 2025. Aggarwal brings decades of experience … Read the full press release

IKEA Talents Contest Crowns Thomas from Austria as Global Winner, Celebrating Company-wide Creativity

(IN BRIEF) Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, has successfully concluded its inaugural IKEA Talents contest, aimed at fostering creativity and unity among its global workforce. Thomas from IKEA Austria emerged as the global winner, impressing with his song ‘This … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Secures Order from Sioen Technical Felts for Advanced Needlepunch Line

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ has been contracted by Sioen Technical Felts to supply a needlepunch line for their Liège, Belgium plant, allowing the production of heavy fabrics in a single step. This will enhance the quality by reducing delamination risks and … Read the full press release

STRABAG to Construct Česká spořitelna’s Futuristic Headquarters in Prague’s Smíchov District

(IN BRIEF) STRABAG a.s., part of STRABAG SE’s Czech subsidiary, has secured a leading role in constructing Česká spořitelna’s new headquarters in Prague’s Smíchov district. This project, part of the Smíchov City development, will include four office buildings covering 75,000 … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to Supply Needlepunch Line to Şiteks for Expanded Production

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ has been selected by Turkish insulation felt manufacturer Şiteks to supply a complete needlepunch line for its Tekirdag facility. This investment will significantly increase Şiteks’ production capacity to meet global demand for needlepunched nonwoven insulation products in … Read the full press release

Metsä Group Collaborates with ANDRITZ to Pave the Way for Carbon Capture Integration in Bioproduct Mill

(IN BRIEF) Metsä Group and ANDRITZ are pioneering the integration of carbon capture technology within a bioproduct mill, marking a global first in sustainable forestry practices. This strategic collaboration aims to seamlessly incorporate carbon capture modules into the mill’s operations, … Read the full press release

Brazilian Pulp Giant Suzano Enters Partnership with Lenzing Group in Share Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group announces a significant partnership as its main shareholder, B&C Group, and Brazilian pulp producer Suzano S/A sign a long-term agreement regarding Lenzing’s majority stake. Suzano will acquire a 15 percent stake from B&C Group, marking … Read the full press release

Industry Giants Join Forces to Transform Discarded Tires into Sustainable Automotive Plastics

(IN BRIEF) Neste, Borealis, and Covestro have partnered to recycle discarded tires into high-quality plastics for automotive applications, aiming to drive circularity in the plastics value chain. Through this collaboration, old tires are transformed into raw materials, processed into base … Read the full press release

Rail to Road: Transporeon and ÖBB Rail Cargo Group Pioneer Eco-Friendly Transport Options

(IN BRIEF) Transporeon, in collaboration with ÖBB Rail Cargo Group, has announced an expansion of their partnership to offer new rail and multimodal transport corridors, following their joint win of the Austrian Logistics Prize 2024. This initiative allows customers to … Read the full press release

Níall McLaughlin Architects Clinch Top Prize at Prestigious Brick Award

(IN BRIEF) Wienerberger’s renowned Brick Award, held biannually since 2004 to celebrate ingenuity and excellence in brick architecture, concluded its eleventh edition in Vienna. Among 743 entries from 54 nations, the jury, comprising esteemed architects from around the globe, selected … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Plays Key Role in Expanding Türkiye’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure with Silvan Hydropower Plant

(IN BRIEF) The Turkish water authority, Devlet Su İşleri (DSI), has chosen international technology group ANDRITZ to provide electro-mechanical equipment for the new 160 MW Silvan hydropower plant in Türkiye. ANDRITZ will supply turbines, generators, and associated equipment for the … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ’s Cutting-edge Technology Enhances Tissue Manufacturing at Kartogroup España’s Burriana Facility

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, a global technology group, has successfully implemented a project at Kartogroup España’s Burriana mill in Spain, involving the installation of advanced equipment aimed at enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of tissue production. Pascual Gómez, COO of Kartogroup, … Read the full press release

Borealis Partners with Burgenland Energie for Green Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) Borealis, a leading provider of sustainable polyolefins solutions, and Burgenland Energie, Austria’s top wind and solar power producer, have signed their first power purchase agreement (PPA) to drive renewable energy usage. Commencing in January 2026, Burgenland Energie will … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Expands Carbon Capture Portfolio with CATACARB® Technology Partnership

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has broadened its carbon capture technology offerings by entering a licensing agreement with US-based Eickmeyer & Associates, Inc., to utilize their hot potassium carbonate (HPC) technology known as CATACARB®. This collaboration enhances ANDRITZ’s ability … Read the full press release

Kontron AG Secures EUR 200 Million Contract to Supply Smart EV Charging Stations

(IN BRIEF) Kontron AG, a prominent player in IoT technology, has been authorized to provide smart charging stations for electric vehicles to one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, with series production set to commence in July 2024. Leveraging the … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Secures Major Order to Enhance Pulp Production for Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper TBK

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has secured a significant order from Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper TBK to supply a complete old corrugated containers (OCC) line, including a reject treatment system, to the mill in Karawang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia. … Read the full press release

Spanish Mountain Gold Partners with ANDRITZ and BC Hydro for Sustainable Gold Mining

(IN BRIEF) Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. (SMG) has forged a strategic partnership with international technology group ANDRITZ and BC Hydro to enhance the sustainability of its proposed gold mine in British Columbia. Utilizing ANDRITZ’s IDEAS simulation software, SMG aims to … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Completes Acquisition of NAF AB, Expanding Control Valve Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, a global technology group, has finalized the acquisition of NAF AB’s business, bolstering its product range in process control and automation systems for pulp and paper mills and other industrial plants. This acquisition strengthens ANDRITZ’s Intelligent Instruments … Read the full press release

Vienna Insurance Group Strengthens Sustainability Commitments with Expanded Declarations and New Group Sustainability Office

(IN BRIEF) Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) reinforces its sustainability commitments by expanding its sustainability declarations in investment and underwriting and establishing its own “Group Sustainability Office” as part of the ongoing VIG 25 sustainability programme. The updated declarations outline stringent … Read the full press release

EIB Report Highlights Financial Sector’s Role in CESEE’s Green Transition

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has released a report by the Vienna Initiative working group, titled “Greening the financial sector: A Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European perspective.” The report underscores the pivotal role of the financial sector in … Read the full press release

Meisheng Group Launches New ANDRITZ NeedlePunch Line for Synthetic Suede Production

(IN BRIEF) Meisheng Group has initiated operations of a new ANDRITZ needlepunch line at its facility in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, enhancing its production capabilities to meet the rising demand for synthetic suede, especially in New Energy Vehicles (NEVs). This … 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

Kapsch TrafficCom AG Sells Non-core Assets, Generates Close to EUR 11 Million

(IN BRIEF) Kapsch TrafficCom AG has successfully divested assets not aligned with its strategic core business, yielding total proceeds of nearly EUR 11 million with full realization of variable purchase price components. The sale includes Kapsch TrafficCom’s stake in Traffic … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom Secures Contract for Swiss HGV Road Fee Collection System Until 2032

(IN BRIEF) Kapsch TrafficCom has been awarded a contract by the Swiss Federal Office for Customs and Border Security (BAZG) to provide and manage the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) road fee collection system until at least the end of 2032. … Read the full press release

Drax Partners with ANDRITZ to Boost Renewable Energy Capacity at Cruachan Pumped Storage Plant

(IN BRIEF) Renewable energy company Drax has selected international technology group ANDRITZ as the main contractor for the upgrade of its Cruachan pumped storage power plant in Scotland. The project entails the installation of two new generating units, including pump … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Enhances Sustainability and Efficiency at Essity’s Paper Mill in Prudhoe

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has completed the upgrade of the combustion system on a through-air drying (TAD) tissue machine at Essity’s paper mill in Prudhoe, marking the third such upgrade for the global hygiene and health company. The … Read the full press release

Lenzing Group Launches Young Scientist Award for Innovation in Fiber and Textile Industry

(IN BRIEF) The Lenzing Group announces the Lenzing Young Scientist Award at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC) from September 11 to 13, 2024, aimed at bachelor and master students focusing on ecological challenges in the fiber and textile industry. … Read the full press release

TOMRA Partners with OMV and Borealis to Close Plastic Recycling Gaps

(IN BRIEF) TOMRA, in collaboration with OMV and Borealis, is advancing plastic recycling by supplying high-quality raw materials from mixed post-consumer plastic waste. Through long-term feedstock supply agreements, TOMRA’s innovative sorting facility in Germany will provide clean fractions of specific … Read the full press release

Kurt Satzinger Takes Helm of voestalpine’s R&D, Driving Innovation into Digital and Resource-Efficient Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Kurt Satzinger assumes leadership of voestalpine’s Research and Development (R&D) division, succeeding Franz Androsch, who retires after a distinguished tenure. With voestalpine’s robust commitment to innovation, Satzinger, equipped with extensive experience within the company, is poised to spearhead … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Reports Stable Profitability Amidst Economic Challenges

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has announced satisfactory business development in the first quarter of 2024, with stable profitability despite a slight decrease in revenue. While total order intake declined from the previous year’s high, orders for green technologies … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to Rebuild OCC Lines for PT. Pakerin in Indonesia

(IN BRIEF) International technology group ANDRITZ has secured an order from PT. Pabrik Kertas Indonesia (PT. Pakerin) to revamp two existing OCC lines at its mill in Surabaya, Indonesia. The overhaul aims to significantly enhance pulp quality, boosting competitiveness, operational … Read the full press release

Pinellas County Partners with Kapsch TrafficCom to Enhance Mobility and Safety

(IN BRIEF) Pinellas County, Florida, has chosen Kapsch TrafficCom to lead a project aimed at improving mobility and safety with advanced technology solutions, backed by a USD 4.6 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration. With Pinellas County facing significant … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ and Trinity Touch Forge Strategic Alliance to Fortify Solar Power Sector

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, an international technology group, and Trinity Touch Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of electrical monitoring solutions for solar power plants, have joined forces in a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing efficiency and security in the solar energy … Read the full press release

Metsä Group and ANDRITZ Collaborate on Revolutionary Kuura Fiber Production

(IN BRIEF) Metsä Group partners with ANDRITZ to conduct a pre-study for a groundbreaking commercial mill dedicated to producing Kuura textile fiber, a sustainable product derived from Finnish wood. This collaboration aims to develop innovative pulp pre-treatment methods, integrate textile … Read the full press release

EIB Board Greenlights €4.3 Billion Investment Across Europe for Sustainable Development

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors approved €4.3 billion in financing for projects spanning Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, and Slovakia. The funding will support sustainable transport, renewable energy, water and waste treatment, … Read the full press release

Unlocking the Future of Tissue Production: ANDRITZ Webinar Explores Digitalization and AI Integration

(IN BRIEF) On April 24, 2024, ANDRITZ, a global leader in technology solutions, will host a webinar titled “Competitive Edge in Tissue: Utilizing Digitalization and AI.” The event promises to delve into the transformative potential of digital trends in tissue … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ Deepens Partnership with HydrogenPro with Strategic Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, an international technology group, has acquired a 13.8% stake in HydrogenPro, a Norwegian company specializing in pressurized alkaline electrolyzers for green hydrogen production. This acquisition builds upon the strategic partnership established between the two companies in the … Read the full press release