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Vienna International Industrial Goods Industry News

Mechanical Engineering Returns to High of Growth

The sector experienced a decline of output capacity by 22% in 2009, revenue in the sector dropped 24% to € 14.7bn. In 2010, production will grow by 8%.

November 15, 2010

BWT Announces its Results for Q3

BWT records a strong growth in revenues and EBITDA. However, net results fell by 10%.

November 12, 2010

Frauenthal Announces Results for Third Quarter of 2010

The process of consolidation at the Frauenthal Group continued according to schedule in the third quarter: revenues increased by 17.8%.

November 11, 2010

Palfinger: Upward Trend in the First Three Quarters 2010

Market recovery and savings measures allowed for above-average increase in earnings. Revenue grew by 19.9 percent to € 464.9m

November 11, 2010

Heinzel Group: Unrestricted Expansion

This year, the Austrian paper group expects a turnover of 650 million euro; in 2011 the billion mark will be exceeded.

November 9, 2010

Metal Workers: Up to 3% Wage Increase

Workers in the metal industry receive a strong wage increase. The minimum wage rises by 2.5%.

November 8, 2010

RHI: Positive Development in the First Nine Months

RHI AG, the world market leader in refractory products, recorded a significant increase in revenues and earnings in the first three quarters of 2010 compared with the prior-year reference period.

November 4, 2010

Wienerberger Records More Profits, but Less than Expected

Wienerberger AG recorded a 7% year-on-year increase in operating EBITDA to € 82.2 million for the third quarter of 2010. However, analysts expected even more.

November 3, 2010

Contract for Kapsch TrafficCom in Poland

The consortium led by Kapsch came out as the best bidder for the implementation of a toll system on Polish motorways. The contract has been signed now.

November 3, 2010

RHI: New Boss Wants to Double Profits by 2015

RHI pursues ambitious growth plans. Higher sales and profits are to be generated mainly through expansion in emerging markets.

October 29, 2010

A-Tec - Creditors are Demanding more Money

Against the minimum quota of 30 per cent offered by Mirko Kovats 30 resistance is forming. A-Tec announced that the negotiations of the daughter AE & E are well underway on renewal of the credit facility.

October 22, 2010

AT&S Leaves the Crisis Behind

Thanks to growth in sales and massive investments, AT&S looks forward to a positive future.

October 21, 2010

Voestalpine: Good Prospects

Voestalpine has got back fast on the road to success. Cost reduction and growth outside Europe are the recipes.

October 21, 2010

Kapsch TrafficCom AG Issues a Corporate Bond

With the issuance of the bond, investments necessary for continuation of growth are made possible.

October 19, 2010

A-Tec CEO Kovats: Refunding After 2nd November Possible

“There will be a solution.” Discussions with investors continue.

October 18, 2010

Coface CEE Top 500 - Poland Largest Number of Companies in CEE

Poland has the largest number of companies in the Central and Eastern Europe Top 500 with 28.4%. Hungary ranks second with 16.6%, overtaking the Czech Republic, which is home for 13.8% of the CEE Top 500.

October 12, 2010

Siemens Graz: - Investment of 12 Million in Plant for Railway Bogies

Siemens is investing a total of twelve million euro at the Graz location. The plant for railway bogies will receive a new assembly line for wheel sets. In addition to the present 950 employees new jobs will be created.

October 8, 2010

Vienna now has its own Expat Center

In Vienna, the first Expat Center in Austria was opened. The project was handled by the Vienna Business Agency (former WWFF).

September 30, 2010

Mondi - Russia's Syktyvkar Mill modernized

Paper and packaging group Mondi confirmed that the modernization of its Russian mill was complete and the mill was ready to meet Eastern Europe's growing demand for uncoated fine paper and container board.

September 29, 2010

Russian Machines: Siegfried Wolf Obtains a Stake and Receives Clear Voting Rights

Siegfried Wolf, one of the two former top executives of Magna International not only changes over (as reported) to Oleg Deripaska's “Basic Element” company, but will also have a stake in it.

September 29, 2010

Deripaska: Back to Austria as Strabag Shareholder?

In 2 weeks, on October 15, the deadline expires for Oleg Deripaska to re-purchase his 25% share of the domestic construction company Strabag for about half a billion euro.

September 29, 2010

A-Tec - Franz Fehringer appointed as CFO

Franz Fehringer, head of the Treasury and Accounts Department, and a member of the management team, has been appointed as the group´s Chief Financial Officer.

September 27, 2010

Oerlikon: Acquittal for Stumpf, Vekselberg, Pecik

In the case of Oerlikon, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court acquitted investors Viktor Vekselberg, Georg Stumpf and Ronny Pecik from the charge of violating the Exchange Act in the case of OC Oerlikon.

September 24, 2010

A-Tec has Good Prospects on Shipping Company in Rijeka

The Croatian Competition Agency (ATZN) gives the Austrian A-Tec group under Mirko Kovats good chances in the bid for the privatization of the shipyard "3 Maj" in Rijeka.

September 24, 2010

Lenzing places EUR 120 million corporate bond with mainly private investors

Lenzing AG, a world market leader in man-made cellulose fibers, placed a seven-year corporate bond with a coupon rate of 3.875 %.

September 24, 2010

Liebherr Lienz Employees on Short Time

The refrigeration equipment manufacturer requests AMS for short-time working aid from mid-October to mid-April 2011. Liebherr had 80% of its workforce working short time already in 2009. At the Lienz site, a staff of 1,475 is currently employed.

September 22, 2010

Austria's Management and Supervisory Boards’ Salaries on the Test Bench

The partly state-run OMV had the most expensive board of all Austrian corporations in 2009. In total, the oil company spent 10.2 million euro on its bosses, 23.4% more than the previous year.

September 20, 2010

A-Tec's Subsidiary AE & E: CFO Brandt Moves to Sulzer

AE & E’s CFO, Juergen Brandt, will be CFO of the Swiss industrial group Sulzer. Jürgen Boggild moves to the Board.

September 20, 2010

Parker Hannifin opens subsidiary in Upper Austria

In the future, Parker Hannifin, a U.S. industry supplier, will operate in 17 CEE countries from Austria.

September 8, 2010

Kapsch TrafficCom returns to profit zone

The listed “tolls specialist” has doubled its sales to almost €66.3m ($83.88) in the first quarter.

August 25, 2010

Voestalpine back in black

The Austrian steel company Voestalpine has benefited from strong economic recovery in the first quarter of 2010/11 and has by far exceeded earnings expectations of analysts.

August 20, 2010

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG publishes half-year results

SBO, listed on the ATX market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, was able to take advantage of the increasingly rebounding market environment in the oilfield service industry in the first half of 2010.

August 18, 2010

Wienerberger approaching “black zero”

In the first half of 2010, the building materials group registered a loss of €39.4m. One year ago it was about €200m. Forecasts however remain cautious.

August 17, 2010

RHI AG to be the sole shareholder of Didier Werke AG.

The legal proceedings against a resolution adopted at the AGM of Didier-Werke were concluded today.

August 17, 2010

Constantia Packaging subsidiary with acquisition in Spain

A 100-percent subsidiary of the packaging manufacturer Constantia Packaging AG, which was incorporated a few weeks by the U.S. financial investor One Equity Partners (OEP) is buying in Spain.

July 21, 2010

A-Tec Industries announces changes on Management Board

Christian Schrötter, CFO, today informed the company´s Supervisory Board of his decision not to extend his contract.

July 21, 2010

Constantia Packaging - shareholders will be reconciled with €47

The new owners of Constantia Packaging make cash payment of €47 ($60.61) per share to its minority shareholders.

July 20, 2010

Voestalpine AG - Resolutions of AGM

Voestalpine AG Annual General Meeting approves dividend and share repurchase program.

July 8, 2010

Zumtobel AG - Announcement pursuant to § 93 of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act

Zumtobel, internationally leading supplier of integral lighting solutions for a variety of applications, announces that the capital decrease of 2009 led to an increase in the voting rights held by the members of the syndicate agreement to 35.3%.

July 6, 2010

MAN-Chief

The Austrian Georg Pachta-Reyhofen remains at the top of the German trucks and engineering group MAN.

July 2, 2010

Voestalpine AG - EU fines steel producers - voestalpine affected by €22m

Voestalpine has today been informed that the EU Commission has imposed fines, following action taken against a number of European prestressing steel manufacturers, including voestalpine Austria Draht GmbH.

June 30, 2010

Wienerberger with dampened expectations

Wienerberger AG expects a relatively good spring quarter, but is running after lost revenue of the first month.

June 30, 2010

A-Tec wants private bonds.

Denomination of €1000 - termination, at violation of certain ratios The A-Tec intends to target private investors with their planned five-year bond (subscription period from June 1 to July 5). The nominal value amounts to €1000 ($1223). The expiring A-

June 30, 2010

Zumtobel AG - Financial results for 2009/10

The 2009/2010 Financial Year for the Zumtobel Group was shaped by the effects of the global economic crisis, but the development of revenues stabilised gradually during the course of the year. Revenues recorded by this Austrian lighting group, w

June 29, 2010

A-Tec Industries AG to float corporate bond

A-TEC Industries AG is currently in preparations to issue a corporate bond.

June 28, 2010

Hirsch Servo shrinks Board

The listed Carinthian machine manufacturer and packaging supplier Hirsch Servo AG reduced its board. Chief Financial Officer Andrew Zois leaves the company, wanting to pursue new professional challenges.

June 28, 2010

Zumtobel AG - CFO Thomas Spitzenpfeil to resign at the end of September 2010

Thomas Spitzenpfeil, Chief Financial Officer of the Zumtobel Group, has announced his intention to resign in order to pursue a career opportunity on the management board of a German corporation.

June 24, 2010

Andritz to supply electromechanical equipment for Ilisu hydropower station, Turkey

International technology Group Andritz will supply electromechanical equipment with a total value of approximately 340 MEUR as part of the construction of the Ilisu hydropower station in Turkey.

June 15, 2010

Rosenbauer International AG - major order from Saudi Arabia

Rosenbauer, a leading manufacturer of fire fighting vehicles, has once again received a major order from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of the Interior.

June 8, 2010

Rosenbauer International AG - The new AT - the municipal fire service vehicle of the future

The AT from Rosenbauer has been a byword among fire services for more than 15 years. Moreover, ever since the first generation, it has been subject to ongoing improvements and in the meantime, over 2,000 vehicles are in operation worldwide.

June 7, 2010