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Vienna International Technology Industry News

Beko: Sales Drop by 15%

The Austrian IT company Beko Holding AG has to accept sensitive decreases in sales and profits.

December 16, 2010

Controversies About S&T Personnel

The chairman of the Vienna-based IT services provider, Thomas Streimelweger sues the supervisory board because of his dismissal, which he allegedly offered.

December 16, 2010

WKÖ: EU patent to stimulate Austrian innovation

The Austrian Economic Chamber (WKÖ) welcomes the enhanced cooperation for the EU-wide patent and hopes to obtain benefits for the domestic economy.

December 16, 2010

SIS to be Sold to Atos Origin

The French Atos Origin Acquired Siemens IT Solutions and Services, both companies expect synergy effects. Drastic job cuts in Vienna are feared.

December 15, 2010

Doubts Over Kovats’s Restructuring Plan

The value of AE&E Group is dubious. Kovats could have problems with the quota.

December 10, 2010

Andritz: Major Order from Taiwan

Andritz receives major order for annealing and pickling line for stainless steel strip in Taiwan.

December 9, 2010

Strong Sales Growth at Infineon Austria

The semiconductor manufacturer increased sales by 47% in 2009/10. The Austria location will be expanded.

December 6, 2010

Failure of Austria's Software Industry

The President of the VÖSI, Peter Kotauczek, draws a sobering summary of the efforts of domestic software manufacturers.

December 6, 2010

Fabasoft in the Red

The Austrian software producer experiences slightly falling sales. Operating results are negative.

December 1, 2010

A-Tec in the Red

The insolvent Vienna Stock Exchange listed company undergoes sales declines and a negative EBIT.

November 30, 2010

Siemens Opens Multimedia Center in Vienna

Vienna gets new headquarters. Siemens inaugurates a "World Competence Center" for multimedia with its own research areas.

November 25, 2010

SW Umwelttechnik Announces Q1-Q3 2010 Results

The Vienna Stock Exchange-listed company, SW Umwelttechnik, was able to increase its turnover by 15 % to € 54.2m compared to the previous year when it reached € 47.0m.

November 24, 2010

CEO Streimelweger leaves S&T

After the difficulties of recent months CEO Thomas Streimelweger is leaving the Vienna Stock Exchange listed company.

November 23, 2010

Lufthansa-CEO Mayrhuber Moves to Infenion

Infineon Nominates Wolfgang Mayrhuber as Designated Supervisory Board Chairman and Appoints Dominik Asam as New Chief Financial Officer.

November 23, 2010

F-Star Acquired Major Order

The Vienna-located f-star and Boehringer Ingelheim to collaborate in discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies.

November 23, 2010

Siemens Austria: New Orders from Bangkok

The Thai BTSC has placed an order at Siemens for 35 additional intermediate cars for the city rail system. Works in Bangkok start in 2012..

November 22, 2010

AE&E: Survival Less Likely Every Moment That Goes By

While the participants at the negotiating table constantly change, bankruptcy is imminent. An A-Tec without AE&E is now being worked on.

November 22, 2010

S&T Seeks to Refinance Bonds

The Vienna-based IT service provider wants to have a sound financing basis. New investors are also being sought.

November 19, 2010

Economic Espionage: Damages for 880 Million Euro in Austria

Every year, Austrian companies lose 880 million euro to economic and industrial espionage.

November 18, 2010

Siemens Austria Participates in Construction of Zagreb’s Main Train Station

The consortium Siemens AG Österreich and Elektrokem d.o.o from Zagreb has been awarded the contract for the delivery of a modern electronic switch system

November 18, 2010

AE&E: Negotiations Under High Pressure

The negotiators must reach an agreement still today in order to avoid the insolvency of the industrial plant manufacturer AE&E.

November 18, 2010

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG Announces Results of Q1-Q3

Vienna-Stock-Exchange listed SBO records a clear increase of all key financial figures.

November 17, 2010

Binder&Co; Announces Q1-Q3 Results

Binder was able to increase its order intake by 50% over the previous year. However, company sales revenues and EBIT remained below the 2009 level.

November 17, 2010

Infenion Announces 4Q 2010 Results

Quarterly revenue up by 6 percent sequentially. Segment Results of € 171m, a 24 percent increase from prior quarter.

November 16, 2010

Fabasoft Announces Figures for the First Half of 2010

Fabasoft AG announces preliminary Group figures for the first half of the fiscal year 2010/2011. Slight losses are expected.

November 12, 2010

AE&E: New Details on Negotiations

Negotiations over the troubled A-Tec's subsidiary AE&E continue, but they get an unexpected sideshow.

November 12, 2010

S&T Denies Bankruptcy Petition

The Vienna Stock Exchange listed IT company provides S&T is facing widespread allegations. It has been rumored that the company is faced with a bankruptcy petition.

November 12, 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

Pankl Announces Results for 2009/10

The Styrian company Pankl Racing Systems AG presented its preliminary results for the 12-Month period in fiscal year 2009/10. Revenues grew by 20.5 percent in Q4.

November 11, 2010

Kapsch CarrierCom Gets Major Contract for GSM-R Project in Spain

Kapsch was commissioned by the Spanish railway authority Adif with the implementation of a GSM-R network.

November 9, 2010

Windtec: World Market Leader In Only 5 Years

The Carinthian developer of wind turbines has catapulted in just five years to the the position of global market leader.

November 8, 2010

A-Tec: No Agreement Yet

According to the boss of the Kreditorenschutzverbandes (KSV, Creditor Protection Association), Hans-Georg Kantner, there will still be no solution on today Monday. Negotiations are still underway.

November 8, 2010

Andritz: Favorable Development in the First Three Quarters

Technology Group ANDRITZ showed a favorable business development in the first three quarters of 2010. Sales, earnings and profitability rose substantially.

November 8, 2010

Kapsch TrafficCom Acquires Mark IV IVHS

Mark IV IVHS is the largest supplier of electronic toll collection (ETC) equipment in North America. Kapsch pays USD 70 million.

November 6, 2010

Unexpected Rise in Research Expenditure

Against the general trend, Austria's economy is increasingly investing in research and know-how.

November 4, 2010

4.25% Kapsch TrafficCom Bonds Successfully Placed

Kapsch TrafficCom AG (ISIN AT000KAPSCH9), listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange in the prime market segment, successfully placed corporate bonds with a tenor of seven years and a volume of Euro 75 million.

November 3, 2010

A-Tec: Financing Only Secured Until January

The plan of the creditors' committee was rejected. The Banks are consulting with each other for the financing of the ailing A-Tec group, after which the creditors’ committee will present a new proposal to the credit institutions.

November 2, 2010

Andritz Acquires RITZ Pumpenfabrik, Germany

International technology Group ANDRITZ has signed a contract to acquire the German company RITZ

November 2, 2010

A-Tec: Banks Working on Counter-Proposal

After the fruitless negotiations, the banks plan to draw up a counterproposal. In addition, a British investor is showing interest in joining.

October 30, 2010

Kovats in Distress: Rescue Package Must Stand Firm by Monday

The coming days are of utmost relevance for Mirko Kovats’s insolvent A-Tec Group. The rescue package must be ready by Monday.

October 29, 2010

A-Tec Restructuring: Kovats Hands Over 25.1%

The banks inject new money into the insolvent company; Kovats has no longer the majority. If restructuring fails, the banks have realization authority.

October 28, 2010

A-Tec Creditors: Minimum Rate Too Low

While an early agreement with the banks seems imminent, the legal minimum quota offered to the creditors of the insolvent A-Tec group is not enough. Staff’s resentment is also being felt.

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

A-Tec Offers a 30% Quota

CEO Kovats is trying to rehabilitate his insolvent company with the help of creditors.

October 21, 2010

aws-mittelstandfonds: Participation in New Telecom Holding in Carinthia

The fund of the Austria Wirtschaftsservice-Agentur (Austrian Economic Service Agency), a company launched last year to finance medium-sized businesses, has now acquired its fourth participation.

October 20, 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

Online Sports Betting: Competition from William Hill

Local providers of online sports betting get a new competitor. William Hill, Britain's largest betting shop operator (about 2,300 stores) has launched its own Internet offering for Austria.

October 13, 2010

Klosterneuburg: LVA Invests 11.2 million euro in New Complex

The private food testing institution is erecting a new office and laboratory building north of Vienna, with 4,500 square meters of floor space for 120 employees.

October 13, 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