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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

Austria Continues Being the Largest Investor in Romania

"Romania is an important market in Eastern Europe for the Austrian economy. Its great importance for us is proved by the fact that Austria is by far the largest investor in Romania"

September 23, 2010

HTI Subsidiary Gruber & Kaja Receives 45 Million Euro Contract

HTI technology group wins a new major contract worth a total of around 45 million euro to be executed in the term of eight years.

September 23, 2010

Böhler-Uddeholm Forge Operation Obtains 130 Million Euro From voestalpine

The stock exchange listed steel group voestalpine has invested 130 million euro in a new forge operation at Böhler Edelstahl, Kapfenberg.

September 23, 2010

Magna International - Openings of New Plants in St. Petersburg Area

Magna International Inc., the world’s most diverse automotive supplier, announced today the opening of three facilities in the St. Petersburg, Russia, area.

September 23, 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

Siemens Austria: Corruption Prosecution Expands Investigation

According to a media report, the prosecution has questioned two ex-managers of the group on suspicion of infidelity. They allegedly bribed business partners in South Eastern Europe.

September 21, 2010

Zizala to spend EUR 15 million for plant development

Zizala Lichtsysteme GmbH, Wieselburg, Lower Austria invested some EUR 15 million in the development of its plant in Scheibbs, in a bid to raise its production capacity.

September 20, 2010

Strabag acquires property und facility management service provider in the Czech Republic

The acquisition of 100% of ECM Facility a.s., Prague garantes the number 5 position in property & facility management in the the Czech Republic.

September 20, 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

Ferdinand Piëch: Fortune Transferred to Austrian Foundations

The 73-year-old Porsche co-owner and Volkswagen's supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Karl Piëch has bequested his fortune.

September 20, 2010

Hypo Alpe Adria: Greek Entrepreneur Xeniadis Signals his Interest in Buying

The Greek businessman Vasileios Xeniadis is prepared to offer 1.35 billion euro for Hypo Alpe Adria.

September 16, 2010

Polytec Takes Off on the Stock Market. Huemer's Vision Blooms Again

The share of the auto supplier Polytec surprises the Vienna Stock Exchange with price jumps. "Who knows what is behind it," they say.

September 14, 2010

Asfinag Bond: The Motorway Operator Picked Up 1.3 Billion Euro

The local motorway operator Asfinag picked up 1.3 billion euro on the capital market.

September 14, 2010

Magna - Siegfried Wolf to leave in November

Magna International Inc. today announced that Siegfried Wolf, Magna's Co-Chief Executive Officer, has resigned as a director and officer effective November 15, 2010.

September 13, 2010

Plansee expands into India and China

Despite the decline in sales, the Tyrolean company Plansee expands into Asia.

September 13, 2010

XXXLutz takes over Slovenia's largest furniture retailer

The furniture store XXXLutz recently took over Slovenia’s largest furniture retailer Lesnina.

September 10, 2010

Bauhaus arrives in Bulgaria via Vienna

The German do-it-yourself group Bauhaus, which controls all its CEE business from Austria, has ambitious plans for Bulgaria.

September 10, 2010

Personnel-leasing PSL - 61 positions are tottering

As part of its reorganization, PSL wants to lease the company for a rent of 80 percent of the POA to the new PRS Personalservice GmbH.

September 9, 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

Opel - Plant in Vienna Aspern provides EUR 10.6 million per year to Germany

The staff of the automotive plant of General Motors in Aspern provides around EUR 10.6m p.a. for the reorganization of German car producer Opel

September 3, 2010

Kapsch TrafficCom's South African subsidiary wins contract worth EUR 17.5 million

TMT Services and Supplies, the South African subsidiary of Kapsch TrafficCom has been awarded a contract by the City of Johannesburg worth approximately EUR 17.5 million.

September 2, 2010

Magna - Plan of arrangement completed

Magna's plan of arrangement to eliminate Magna's dual-class share structure has been completed.

September 1, 2010

Miba Acquires Producers of Power Electronics Components

Miba, strategic partner to the international engine and automotive industry, has acquired EBG and DAU, producers of power electronics components, as of September 1, 2010.

September 1, 2010

Registration numbers of new passenger cars are up

Provisional number of new passenger car registrations in August 2010: +10.4%.

September 1, 2010

Teak Holz issues convertible bond with value of EUR 10 million

The bond matures in five years and bears a coupon of 5 percent.

September 1, 2010

Strabag cutting down losses

The construction company increased its backlog by ten percent, the number of employees fell by six per cent, the net loss was cut in half.

August 31, 2010

More profits and less jobs at Rosenbauer

The fire service supplier earned €14.64m ($18.7) this year, €4.21m ($5.37) more than a year ago.

August 30, 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

Russians buy Klausner

The financially ailing Tyrolean Wood Company Klausner has sold two of their last four German plants to the Russian competitors Ilim Timber.

August 25, 2010

Strabag sells joint venture share to Sberbank

Strabag sold its 49 percent share of the housing-development joint venture to the Russian Sberbank.

August 23, 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

Telekom Austria Group: results for the first half 2010 and the second quarter 2010

Several negative external effects and the impact of weak economies shape the market environment for Telekom Austria Group. These effects include the unabated fixed-to-mobile substitution and the continued price pressure in major markets.

August 18, 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

Airports International - third capital repayment

This third capital repayment follows the initial capital repayment amounting to €2.25 per certificate at the beginning of June 2009, and the second capital repayment amounting to €0.70 per certificate at the end of October 2009.

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

KTM confirms earning rise in the third quarter

Due to the focus on KTM´s core business and its efficient cost management, KTM managed to find the fastest track out of the crisis despite slightly lower sales.

July 23, 2010

Strabag signs a deal in Abu Dhabi

The German subsidiary Züblin is the consortium manager for the construction of a new port Strabag scored a deal for the construction of the new port in Abu Dhabi, the company reports in a press release. Via the German subsidiary Züblin as lead manager

July 21, 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

Andritz receives major order for new stainless steel works from China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Fujian Fuxin Special Steel Co. Ltd. to supply major components and systems for a new stainless steel plant in Fujian Province, China.

July 20, 2010

Karl-Heinz Strauss new boss of Porr

The Carinthian project developer and CEO of numerous private foundations and major shareholder of Porr Karl-Heinz Strauss is the new boss of the construction company.

July 15, 2010

Austria's largest construction companies by revenue

Strabag SE in 2009 remained by far the largest construction company in Austria.

July 13, 2010

Andritz Hydro to supply propeller turbines for Lower Mattagami hydropower project, Canada

International technology Group Andritz has been awarded a contract by Kiewit-Alarie a Partnership to supply three propeller turbines and generators for the Lower Mattagami River Project being developed by Ontario Power Generation in Ontario, Canada.

July 13, 2010