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Dispute Over A-Tec´s Liquidation

After the Sale of the insolvent Austrian A-Tec has failed, the subsidiaries will be sold separately. Austrian politicians warn of the loss of jobs, technology and tax revenue.

October 3, 2011

Chinese Interest for ATB

After the collapse of the takeover of A-Tec, the subsidiary has to be sold separately. The Chinese Wolong group plans to acquire the Austrian automotive company.

October 1, 2011

TGW Aims for China and Brazil

The Austrian logistics company currently realizes its biggest orders in its history. Moreover, TGW intends to expand substantially.

October 1, 2011

A-Tec to be Dissolved

The Austrian technology company, which should have been sold as a whole, could not find a buyer. The remaining assets will now be offered separately.

October 1, 2011

Tiger Coatings Continues Expansion in China

The Upper Austrian producer of industrial coatings will open a new plant in western China. Group turnover will amount to € 175m in 2011.

September 30, 2011

Red Bull Intends to Enter China

The Austrian energy drink producer has concluded the technical test phase. The market entry into China is now within splitting distance.

September 27, 2011

Andritz Acquires NSC Nonwoven, France and China

Austrian technology Group Andritz has signed a contract to acquire NSC Group’s nonwoven division encompassing its affiliates Asselin-Thibeau (Elbeuf, France) and NSC Wuxi (Wuxi, China).

September 21, 2011

AMSC Cuts Jobs in Austria

The Amercian Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) decided to cut 150 jobs at its subsidiary Windtec. In Austria, 40 positions are concerned.

September 13, 2011

Austrian Textile Industry is Optimistic

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce sees a positive development in the domestic textile industry, especially in the export sector.

September 12, 2011

Austrian Foreign Trade Rising Significantly

January to June 2011: Austrian imports rose by almost 19%, Austrian exports increased by more than 17%

September 6, 2011

ZKW Expands Rapidly

The Austrian component supplier raises its production significantly. A new factory site in China has been opened.

September 5, 2011

Lenzing Nanjing Starts Up New Fiber Production Line

With the opening of the new line, the Austrian fiber manufacturer almost doubled its production capacity in China to 140,000 tons per year.

August 16, 2011

S&T Deeper in the Red

The IT service provider recorded higher losses in the first six months of 2011. The Austrian workforce has been reduced by one third since October.

August 10, 2011

Zhengzhou Acquires Plant in Upper Austria

The Chinese state-owned company takes over a textile machine factory in Linz from Swiss Oerlikon.

August 9, 2011

Emerging Markets Boosting FACC

The Austrian aircraft component manufacturer relies on joint ventures in order to benefit from strong growth in emerging markets.

June 20, 2011

Shopping Tourism: Asian Visitors Spending Heavily

Russia remains the top shopping nation while Asian tourists' spending is increasing significantly.

June 14, 2011

FACC: New Production Plant in China

The Austrian aircraft component manufacturer is planning the construction of a new site and considering going public soon.

May 23, 2011

Optimism at AT&S

The Management Board expects developments of the increasing prevalence of electronic systems in everyday life to deliver above-average benefits for the AT&S Group.

May 6, 2011

Austria's Current Account: Net Income 2.7% of the GDP

Austria's current account achieved a surplus of € 7.8bn or 2.7% of the GDP in 2010. The domestic economy was thereby able to prove its high competitiveness.

May 5, 2011

FACC Reports Substantial Rise in Earnings

FACC AG returned to its planned rate of growth during the past fiscal year by virtue of strong operational business developments. Revenue rose 8% to € 272 m (previous year: € 251 m).

April 30, 2011

Andritz Defends Itself against the Greens

The Austrian technology group rejects vehemently the accusation of the Greens concerning the alleged sale of nuclear technology to Pakistan.

April 6, 2011

FACC Expands Austrian Establishment

The Chinese aircraft component group accelerates the pooling of development activities at the Upper Austrian establishment.

April 5, 2011

Strong Year 2010/11 for Keba

The automation company has seen strong revenue growth in the previous year. The growth outlook is positive thanks to new markets.

April 2, 2011

AT&S Expands in China

The Austrian electronics company plans to build a € 500m factory in China.

March 24, 2011 · Updated: March 24, 2011; 01:46

Lenzing: Demand is Greater than Capacity

The Upper Austrian pulp producer finds it difficult to cope with the growing demand. Further works are planned.

March 15, 2011

WKÖ Leads Austrian Education Exporters to China

WKÖ Secretary-General Hochhauser: Hong Kong continues being the gateway to China; Austrian exports rose to over € 500m.

March 12, 2011

FACC is Considering Going Public in Asia

The Austrian aircraft component manufacturer could soon be listed on the stock exchange in China.

March 11, 2011

AWO Presents Business Opportunities for Austrian Companies in China

Big opportunities in consumer goods & lifestyle, plastics and automotive industries were informed in Vienna, Linz and Graz by Außenwirtschaft Österreich (AWO, Foreign Trade Austria).

March 11, 2011

Major Order from China for Emco

The A-Tec's subsidiary Emco has receaved an order from China for € 7m.

March 8, 2011

AT&S Expands

The Austrian technology company AT&S lays foundations for further extension of high-end PCB market leadership.

March 2, 2011

VBI: Purchase by Sberbank is Looming

The sale of the Eastern European holding company of the Austrian ÖVAG is taking shape. Even Chinese investors are interested.

February 25, 2011

Kapsch: In-sourcing from China to Austria

The Viennese Kapsch CarrierCom brings the production of GSM systems from China back to Austria.

February 19, 2011

Red Bull Intends to Double Sales

The Austrian energy drink producer plans a period of strong growth for the next eight years.

February 15, 2011

Magna Pushes its Presence in Emerging Markets

The Austrian-Canadian automotive supplier intends to expand its international presence in the BRIC countries.

February 12, 2011

A-Tec: Bad News from China

Because of a joint venture gone insolvent in China in 2008, there are unpaid claims for about € 15m against the Austrian A-Tec.

February 8, 2011

Austrian Foreign Trade Figures Rising Strongly

From January to November 2010, Austrian foreign trade grew substantially. Imports and exports increased by 15.8%

February 5, 2011

Consumption Expenditure of Foreign Tourists Grows

Russian and Chinese tourists are proving to be particularly generous consumers in Austria. Overall sales rose by 23% in 2010.

February 3, 2011

Agrana Closes Chinese Joint Venture

The Austrian Agrana and the Chinese YNA divide their joint ventures for apple juice concentrate in China.

February 2, 2011

Engel Expands in China

Engel, the Upper Austrian machine builder, benefits from the economy and intends to triple the capacity of the Shanghai location.

February 1, 2011

WKÖ Celebrates 40 years of Diplomatic Relations between Austria and China

The Austrian Economic Chamber stresses the relevance of China for Austria's foreign trade in the context of the anniversary.

January 27, 2011

Recovery is in Sight for Keba

The Austrian automation manufacturer regains its pre-crisis levels, in particular through exports to growth markets.

January 18, 2011

Austria's Trade Deficit with China Shrinks

Thanks to the rising export figures, the trade deficit in the traditionally negative balance with China is declining.

January 13, 2011

Rapid Increase in Exports to Emerging Markets

The Austrian export economy can benefit massively from the solid demand from Asian and South American emerging markets.

January 12, 2011

WIFO and IHS Foresee Economic Weakness

The two major Austrian Economic Research Institutes, WIFO and IHS, expect an economic slowdown in 2011.

January 5, 2011

Raiffeisen Foresees a Weak Decade for Europe

RLB Niederösterreich-Wien expects hardly any economic growth, particularly in the euro countries. Austria is however relatively well positioned.

December 28, 2010

Austria's Export Economy is Booming

Given the high growth rates in the past year, the Austrian export economy shows itself also optimistic for 2011.

December 22, 2010

Order for Over € 100m for Voestalpine

The Austrian steel company receives an order for over € 100m by Daimler Trucks.

December 20, 2010

Austrian Economic Chamber focuses Growth Market China

Minister of Economy Mitterlehner presented together with the President of the Economic Camber, Leitl, strategies for the export market China.

December 17, 2010

Lenzing Expands Fiber Production Capacity

The Lenzing Group, an Austrian actor in man-made cellulose fibers, sets the course for the future expansion of its fiber production capacity.

December 13, 2010

Strong Growth in Foreign Trade

In the first nine months, Austria imported goods for € 82.45bn (+14.8%). Exports increased by 5.8% to € 79.69bn.

December 8, 2010