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Vienna International Industrial Goods Industry News

Pankl: Operating Profits Rising

Pankl Racing Systems AG confirms preliminary figures for the 15-month period 2009/10. EBIT doubled. sales remained stable.

March 22, 2011

Mayr-Melnhof: Satisfying Results for 2010

The Austrian packaging company realized an increase in sales by 11.1.% Profit was above the previous year´s level by 13.3%.

March 18, 2011

Tough Negotiations Epected in Austria's Electrical Industry

Collective agreement negotiations for about 50,000 workers in the electrical industry start today.

March 18, 2011

Wienerberger Acquires Belgian Brick Producer

The Austrian brick manufacturer reached the acquisition of facing brick producer Heylen Bricks in Veldwezelt, Belgium

March 18, 2011

B&C Sells 29.9% of Lenzing AG

The initial step for the IPO of the Austrian pulp manufacturer Lenzing AG already has taken place.

March 17, 2011

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

AMAG: € 170m Special Dividend before IPO

The owner of the Austrian metal company will sell 60% to 80% of the shares. Moreover, a capital increase is planned.

March 15, 2011

Case IH: Increase in Tractor Production

The American company which produces tractors in Austrian St. Valentin, plans to expand its capacity massively.

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

Schoeller-Bleckmann Records Steep Rise in Profits

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG: Substantial profit improvement in fiscal 2010 – Dividend proposal € 1.00 after € 0.50

March 11, 2011

AMAG: First IPO since 2007

After more than three yeas, a new company will be listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange: the aluminum company AMAG.

March 10, 2011

Capital Increase for Lenzing AG

Lenzing and B & C announce plans for Public Offering of Lenzing shares. € 75m are to be raised.

March 9, 2011

Lenzing AG: 2010 Figures Confirmed

The management of the Austrian Fiber Manufacturer proposes dividend of € 1.55 per share for 2010.

March 9, 2011

RHI: Rise in EBIT by 130%

The Austrian manufacturer of refractory products announced its preleminary results for 2010. Revenues increased by 23%. Operating result margin climbs from 6.4% to 9.1%.

March 9, 2011

Major Order from China for Emco

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

March 8, 2011

Zumtobel: New Light Center in Dubai

The lighting company based in Vorarlberg, Austria, is multiplying its competences in the Middle East. The Dubai Light Center aims to present realistic solutions for professional interior lighting.

March 8, 2011

Zumtobel: Earnings Doubled

The Austrian lighting company announced its results for the first nine months of 2010/11. EBIT rose by 66%.

March 8, 2011

Andritz: Possible Loss of the Belo Monte Project

The Brazilian government is fighting for the realization of the controversial Belo Monte project, whose approval has been blocked in court.

March 3, 2011

Binder+Co: Significant Rise in Sales and Profits

The Austrian engineering group Binder+Co was progressing well in 2010: sales revenues and EBIT above the level of last year, order intake up by 39%

March 3, 2011

2010 was an "Ambivalent Year" for the Austrian Paper Industry

Satisfactory capacity utilization, but rising costs for raw materials and personnel.

March 2, 2011

Austrian Production Rising Substantially

Opposing production trends in industry and construction in November 2010; turnover +14.5%. Strong increase of production in metal industry.

March 2, 2011

SW Umwelttechnik: Turnover up by 12%

Despite improving sales, the Austrian company still records losses. However, the operating results are positive.

March 1, 2011

Hirsch Servo Reports Improvements, but Still Losses

Sales rose by 20%, the EBIT could turn into black. However, profit after taxes are still negative.

February 26, 2011

BWT Records strong Increase in Sales and EBIT

The Austrian Water Technology company posts an increase in sales by 15%. EBIT grew by 17.4%.

February 26, 2011

Rosenbauer Group: Growing Sales and Results

EBIT could almost double, revenues rose by 10%. However, the order intake decreased by 14%.

February 24, 2011

Palfinger Announces Generation Change in its Supervisory Board

Hubert Palfinger and Alexander Exner retire from the Board. Hannes Palfinger and Heinrich Dieter Kiener are first-time nominees for election to the Board.

February 23, 2011

Wienerberger Still in the Red

The Austrian brick manufacturer experiences declining sales. Losses were reduced.

February 23, 2011

Pankl Racing Systems AG: Doubling Profits, Stagnating Sales

The Austrian component supplier´s EBIT doubled both in the 12-month and 15-month periods. In 2011, Pankl intends to raise sales by 10%.

February 22, 2011

Strongly rising Sales and Earnings for Lenzing Group

The Lenzing Group, an Austrian operator in cellulose fibers for the textile and nonwovens industry, achieved record results in the 2010 business year.

February 22, 2011

voestalpine: EBIT Rise Three-Fold

The Austrian steel company voestalpine records a further progression of earnings in 3rd fiscal quarter 2010/11.

February 19, 2011

Lenzing Sells Plastics Filaments Business

The Austrian fiber manufacturer sells plastics filaments business to consortium headed by the US-American Global Equity Partners

February 19, 2011

Semperit: Substantial Rise in Earnings

The Semperit Group could achieve a new revenue and earnings record in 2010. Revenue was up by 17.2%, EBIT rose by 18.4%.

February 18, 2011

Strong Sales Growth Expected for voestalpine

Analysts expect that the largest Austrian steel group will present strong quarterly results.

February 17, 2011

Sales Increase at Frauenthal

The Austrian component supplier, which is listed on the Viennese Stock Exchange, could improve its financial data moderately.

February 16, 2011

Eder Favors Further Privatizations

The CEO of Austria's largest steel company, voestalpine, would like to see the state pushed away from business still further.

February 15, 2011

ATB: Contradictions on Rumored Layoffs

A-Tec's subsidiary ATB denies media reports about alleged dismissals at the Styrian location.

February 13, 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

Haidlmair Group: Major Contract from the U.S.

The medium-sized Austrian toolmaker Haidlmair has obtained a major contract from a U.S. logistics company.

February 12, 2011

Rosenbauer: Settlement with German Cartel Office

Anti-trust proceedings of the Austrian Rosenbauer AG end with official notice of € 10.5m fine.

February 11, 2011

Eder Considers European Manufacturing Industry is at a Disadvantage

For the CEO of the Austrian steel company voestalpine, the European manufacturing industry is at a disadvantage, despite innovative leadership.

February 5, 2011

Change in the Management Board of RHI AG

Henning Jensen, previously CFO, becomes CEO of the Austrian refractories company.

February 5, 2011

Four Major Orders for Andritz

The Austrian Andritz Hydro receives international orders to equip four hydropower plants. The contract value is € 80m.

February 4, 2011

Rising Sales at Internorm

The Upper Austrian window manufacturer increased its sales by 2% in 2010. Despite domestic sales falling, exports are growing all the better.

February 3, 2011

Wienerberger Raises Stake in Tondach Gleinstätten

Wienerberger transfers 50% of Bramac to Monier in exchange for an additional 25% stake in Tondach Gleinstätten AG and a cash settlement of € 40m.

February 2, 2011

Swarovski plans to grow again

The traditional Tyrolean company intends to increase its sales by 10% after three difficult years.

February 1, 2011

Constantia Packaging Sells Austrian Subsidiaries

The industrial holding owned by the US-american JP Morgan sells the board manufacturer Duropack and the aluminium company AMAG.

January 31, 2011

Pankl: Acquisition of US-company

The Austrian technology company Pankl Racing Systems AG increases its stake in Californian aerospace subsidiary from 75% to 100%

January 29, 2011

voestalpine Intends to Strengthen Equity Capital Base

The Austrian steel company plans to make itself more independent from debt. In spite of growing profits, investments remain low.

January 27, 2011

voestalpine Successfully Places Bond Issue

The Austrian steel company has closed its corporate bond issue. Proceeds are € 500m, the coupon is given by 4.75%.

January 26, 2011

Strong Increase in Sales at AT&S

The Austrian technology group records sales amounting to € 365m in the first nine months 2010, which is a plus of 34%.

January 26, 2011