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Vienna International Industrial Goods Industry News

Mayr-Melnhof to Become Market Leader in Colombia

The Austrian carton producer Mayr-Melnhof Packaging acquires Colombian Plegacol and creates a new Colombian market leader in folding cartons.

September 17, 2012

RHI Adapts Brazil Project

The Austrian producer of refractories refers to increase in import duties and anti-dumping duties in Brazil.

September 17, 2012

Capital Increase at voestalpine

The Austrian steel company resolves to increase registered capital by 2% in order to further expand employee shareholding scheme.

September 12, 2012

Profit Decrease at Zumtobel

In the first six months of 2012, revenues of the Austrian lighting company were down by 0.9%. Net income fell from € 13.7m to € 9m, earnings decreased by 30%.

September 5, 2012

Downward Trend in Austrian Industrial Sector Accelerates

Due to the crisis in the Eurozone, the downward trend in Austria accelerates.

September 3, 2012

Palfinger´s Joint Venture in China Starts Operations

The Austrian crane manufacturer is about to intensify its China activities. After only six months, the competent authorities have given their approval to the Group’s joint venture with the Chinese Sany Group.

September 3, 2012

Wienerberger´s Pipelife Lands Contract Worth € 20m

Pipelife has been awarded a major order in Ghana: 8.8 km of 2.5 m diameter HDPE pipes for a power plant project.

August 31, 2012

Eder: „We are Cautious“

Wolfgang Eder, CEO of the Austrian steel company voestalpine, thinks that the market conditions will remain difficult.

August 27, 2012

Record Results for MTC

Montana Tech Components could enhance revenues, earnings and profits in the first half of 2012. Revenues were up by 6%.

August 27, 2012

Voestalpine Underlines Expansion Into Asia and America

For voestalpine´s CEO Wolfgang Eder, Europe is a stagnating market. By contrast, growth is expected to take place in the U.S.

August 25, 2012

Lenzing Continues to Supply Fibers to US Army

Flame-resistant fibers from Austria of superior quality.

August 25, 2012

Rosenbauer: Earnings Down, Revenues Up

In the first half of 2012, Rosenbauer Group recorded a 17% decrease in net income. Revenues soared by 14%. Order backlog grew by 60%.

August 24, 2012

SBO Exceeds Expectations

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG: Half-year record sales and profit figures were up substantially. EBITDA increased by 37.9%.

August 23, 2012

Voestalpine Expands Into USA

In the next several years, the Austrian steel group will be investing more than € 100m in new plants in China, the USA, South Africa, Romania, and Germany

August 23, 2012

SBO: Analysts Demonstrate Optimistism

Tomorrow, the Austrian Schoeller Bleckmann Oilfield Group will present its results for the first half year of 2012. All relevant indicators are expected to improve substantially.

August 22, 2012

Austrian Technology at Green Expo 2012

From September 25, 2012 - September 27, 2012, Technology “made in Austria” will be presented at the "Green Expo 2012” in Mexico City.

August 20, 2012

Engineering Companies to Finland

Seven Austrian companies working in mechanical engineering are going to visit Tampere and Helsinki from September 19 to September 21 2012.

August 20, 2012

Wienerberger: High Losses Expected

In the first half year of 2011, the Austrian brick producer still recorded a net income of € 37.5m. On average, a loss of € 21.07m is expected.

August 17, 2012

Mayr-Melnhof Reports Worsened Results

The Austrian packaging company today announced its results for the first quarter. Sales were down slightly, the net profit declined by 20%.

August 16, 2012

Decreasing Profit at Mayr-Melnhof Expected

Next Thursday, the Austrian packaging company will present its results for the first half year of 2012. Revenues are anticipated to decrease.

August 14, 2012

Austrian companies profiting from the Olympics

The London Olympics were responsible for prestigious and lucrative orders running into double-digit millions in the run-up to the games.

August 14, 2012

Hypo Alpe Adria Divests TLM-TVP in Croatia

The nationalized Austrian bank successfully has sold the aluminum hot-rolling mill TLM-TVP d.o.o. in Croatia to the Vienna-based Euris.

August 13, 2012

SBO: Favorable Results Anticipated

The Austrian oilfield operator Schoeller Bleckmann is expected to continue its strong performance.

August 10, 2012

Mayr-Melnhof: Stable Results Ahead

Next Thursday, the Austrian packaging company will present its results for the first quarter of 2012. Mayr-Melnhofs EBIT margin is expected to increase.

August 10, 2012

BWT Remains on a Solid Growth Path

Today, the Austrian water technology company reports first half-year figures. Revenues were up by 3.4%.

August 10, 2012

2012 Export Winners Series: Andritz AG

Since 1994 the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth have been awarding "Export prizes" to Austrian companies for their exceptional success on international markets.

August 9, 2012

RHI Does Not Exclude Shutdowns

The Austrian manufacturer of refractory products faces capacity problems in the steel sector. Investments may be cut.

August 9, 2012

Siemens Austria: Major Contract in India

A consortium led by Siemens Austria was awarded with a contract worth € 290m by the Indian National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC).

August 7, 2012

MTC Invests € 25m in Romania

The Montana Tech Components AG industrial group will invest € 25m to expand the production facilities of their Romanian subsidiary, UACE (Universal Alloy Corporation Europe SRL).

August 7, 2012

Moderate Increase in Andritz Earnings

The Austrian technology Group ANDRITZ showed satisfactory business development in the second quarter of 2012. Sales rose by 15.1%, EBITA wa up by 10.1%.

August 7, 2012

Sharp Profit Decrease at voestalpine

At € 3.051bn in the first quarter of 2012/13, revenue remains constant in a year-to-year comparison. EBITDA declines by 19% from € 463m to € 375m. Net profit down by 30.9%.

August 7, 2012

RHI Announces Surprisingly High Profit

In the second quarter of 2012, the Austrian manufacturer of refractory products could achieve strong EBIT(+24%) and EBITDA (+13%) growth rates.

August 7, 2012

Voestalpine: Drop in Profits Expected

Next Tuesday, the Austrian steel group will publish the results fort he first quarter of 2012.

August 4, 2012

Positive Forecasts for Andritz

Analysts expect a substantial rise in order intake. Sales should grow by 15%. Next week, the Austrian technology company presents its results for the second quarter.

August 3, 2012

RHI: Moderate Rise Earnings Expected

Next Tuesday, the Austrian manufacturer of refractory products will announce its half-year results.

August 3, 2012

AMAG: Decline in Earnings

Today, the Austrian aluminum company presented the results of the second quarter and refers to the difficult market environment. Sales remained stable.

August 3, 2012

RHI: Slight Increase in EBIT Ahead

According to Berenberg Bank, the Austrian manufacturer of refractory products has achieved a 4% increase in sales in the second quarter of 2012

August 1, 2012

SBO: „We are growing organically“

In an interview with the Austrian business magazine „Wirtschaftsblatt“, SBO´s CEO Gerald Grohmann underlines the company´s intention to keep the gearing low and generate further growth.

July 31, 2012

Zumtobel: Dividend of € 0.20

The actions of Management Board and Supervisory Board of the Austrian lighting cokmpany in 2011/12 were ratified. A dividend of EUR 0.20 per share was approved by the Shareholders' Meeting.

July 30, 2012

Ams: Revenue Growth Reached 66%

ams reports second quarter and first half results. EBIT was up remarkably.

July 24, 2012

Sikorsky and Pankl enter into new long Term Supply Agreement

Austrian Pankl Aerospace Systems wins first Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge.

July 23, 2012

Siemens Austria to supply Electrical Works to Indian BMM Ispat

The Indian steelmaker BMM Ispat Ltd. ordered the core systems for an electrical steel plant from Siemens VAI Metals Technologies.

July 23, 2012

Lenzing AG Intensifies Pulp Cooperation with Sappi

Lenzing AG, global market leader for man-made cellulose fibers, is intensifying its longstanding cooperation with the paper and pulp group Sappi.

July 23, 2012

Takeover of Croatian Aluflex Failed

The Austrian Hypo Group Alpe Adria will not sell the Croatian aluminum group to the Swiss MTC (Montana Tech Components).

July 19, 2012

Botlek Lift Bridge: Major Order for Waagner-Biro

Waagner-Biro Bridge Systems AG has received de order for the drive system of "Botlek lift bridge" with a value of € 30m and has firmly established itself against well-known international competitors.

July 17, 2012

FACC Builds New Technology Center

The Austrian aviation company enlarges its R&D activities. The new technology center should be completed in 2013.

July 16, 2012

Schuler Recommends Accepting Takeover Bid by Andritz

The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board of the German engineering company recommend that shareholders accept the takeover bid issued by Andritz. A Bid price of € 20.00 per share is deemed to be fair.

July 12, 2012

Zumtobel Group Strengthens its Presence in China

The Austrian lighting company announces that the newly built factory was opened in Tianjin, China, for road and tunnel lighting. R&D activities in China will be expanded.

July 12, 2012

FACC Achieves Record Turnover

Operating result remains high despite massive increase in development activities. Positive outlook thanks to increasing demand for aircraft and constant development of market position.

July 6, 2012

Railway Cartel: € 8.5m Fine for voestalpine

The steel group participated in a railway cartel in Germany. The cartel proceedings are finished now.

July 5, 2012