Automotive Industry

Slovak Unemployment Rate on the Rise

In January, compared with January 2012, the employment decreased in five surveyed sectors.

March 14, 2013

Austria: New Head of Division for Magna

Former head of Opel, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, is going to assume the automotive engineering division at Magna in Steyr, Austria.

March 12, 2013

Hungary: Hope for Soon Economic Recovery Vanishes

In the last quarter of 2012, Hungary´s GDP was down by 2.7% compared to the reference period of 2011.

February 19, 2013

Automotive Industry in CESEE Region Booms

According to an analysis issued by Austrian Erste Group, every fourth car produced in the EU in 2013 will be "Made in CEE".

December 28, 2012

Slovakia: Economy Slows Down

In the third quarter of 2012, Slovakia´s GDP grew by 0.6%. Compared to the previous quarter, the growth rate remained unchanged.

November 19, 2012

Magna May Withdraw from Austria

The automotive group threatens to leave Austria. The wages would be too high, Magna Europe´s CEO Günther Apfalter says in an interview with “Kurier”.

November 5, 2012

Slovakia: Employment and Nominal Wages Growing

The highest wage increase was observed in the manufacturing and automotive industries. Employment was down in the construction sector and grew in the service sector.

October 12, 2012

Andritz is Concerned About China

The CEO of Andritz Wolfgang Leitner thinks that there are substantial risks for the Chinese and European economy.

October 10, 2012

Magna is Said to Lose Manufacturing of Mini

BMW considers shifting its production from Austria to the Netherlands or the U.K.

October 2, 2012

Slovakia´s Economy Still Performs Well

In the second quarter of 2012, GDP growth came at 2.8% after 3.0% in the first quarter.

September 15, 2012

Sales Increase for Miba

The Austrian automotive component supplier recorded an increase in sales and earnings in the first half year of 2012.

September 7, 2012

Magna Denies Reports on Expansion in Poland

According to Polish media reports, Magna was said to invest € 238m in Poland. The Canadian automotive group denies expanding in Poland.

September 4, 2012

Magna to Invest € 238m in Poland

The Canadian automotive group plans to produce cars for “Mini” and “Infinity”.

September 3, 2012

Daimler Said to Double Production in Hungary

The Germany automobile producer may enlarge its production facilities in Hungary massively.

August 20, 2012

Pankl Performs Outstandingly

In the first six months of 2012, revenues were up by 25%, EBIT grew by 45%. Pankl announces an “excellent development of the Austrian aerospace subsidiary”.

August 20, 2012

Polytec: Drastic Decrease in Sales and Earnings

Today, the Austrian component supplier has published its results for the first six months of 2012. Due to the sale of the interior segment last year, EBIT and sales were down remarkably.

August 8, 2012

Polytec: Lower Revenues Anticipated

The Austrian automotive component supplier will present its half-year results next Wednesday. Erste Group and RCB (Raiffeisen Centrobank) expect lower earnings.

August 6, 2012

Sikorsky and Pankl enter into new long Term Supply Agreement

Austrian Pankl Aerospace Systems wins first Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge.

July 23, 2012

KTM: Record Sales in the First Half Year of 2012

The Austrian producer of motorcycles achieved record sales in the first half year of 2012. In total, 50,233 motorcycles were sold . This corresponds to an increase by 36%.

July 19, 2012

Stable Outlook for Austrian Industrial Sector

Austrian industrial enterprises expect production, order intake and employment tob e stable in the second half of 2012. The uncertainty remains.

July 11, 2012

Iveco Shuts Down Austrian Factory

Fiat´s Subsidiary Iveco plans to close five factories in Europe. In total, 1,075 workers will be laid off. In Austria, 110 workers are affected.

July 2, 2012

Austrian Automotive Industry in NAFTA Markets

Austrian companies from the automotive sector present themsevels in Detroit on October 25th.

July 2, 2012

Austria-Korea Automotive Technology Days

From 14. November 2012 to 16. November 2012, Austrian automotive suppliers present themselves in Seoul.

June 30, 2012

Austrian Show Case „Engineering“ in Denmark

From 5. September 2012 to 6. September 2012, the Austrian consulting and engineering sector presents its knowledge and skills in Copenhagen.

June 29, 2012

Pankl: Major Contract of U.S. Subsidiary

Pankl Racing Systems AG - Sikorsky and Pankl Aerospace Systems enter into new long term supply agreement (Multi-Year VIII Contract).

June 22, 2012

Frauenthal to Expand Further

The Austrian automotive component supplier wants to raise revenues by € 200m through acquisitions.

June 20, 2012

Montana Tech Components Achieves Record Results

The Swiss-based MTC Group could reach a new record in revenues and earnings.

June 16, 2012

Austrialian Mining Company Plans to Exploit Lithium in Austrian Alps

Global Strategic Metals NL plans a site with an investment volume of € 125m in Austria. For Austria, the lithium deposits would be a „highly strategic asset“.

June 9, 2012

Schmidt Retires as CEO of ATB

ATB Austria Antriebstechnik AG Christian Schmidt retires as CEO of the ATB Austria Antriebstechnik and joins the Supervisory Board of the Company Vienna, June 8, 2012.

June 8, 2012

Good Start for Miba

The Austrian automotive component supplier achieved a substantial rise in revenues and profits in the first quarter of 2012/13.

June 8, 2012

„India and China are not the Problems“

Voestalpine´s CEO Wolfgang Eder thinks that competitors from Turkey, Russia and Ukraine may become problematic for the European steel industry.

June 5, 2012

Refunding at Pankl

The Austrian automotive company Pankl takes a € 20m loan in order to redeem a ULSG credit early.

June 1, 2012

KTM: Rising Sales, Stagnating Profit

The Austrian producer of motorcycles recorded sales of 19,408 vehicles (+29.9%). Turnover was up by 13.5% to € 135.7m.

May 25, 2012

Profit Collapse at Frauenthal

Revenues came at € 135.4m, which is 2% less than in the first quarter of 2011. EBIT halved to € 1.8m.

May 21, 2012

Voestalpine: Lower Net Income Expected

As the steel price is expected to rise, voestalpine´s steel division has favorable prospects. The profit level of 2010/11 will not be reached.

May 14, 2012

ATB Records Mixed Results

In spite of stagnating revenues the Austrian subsidiary of Wolong Group recorded an increase of 50% in operating results. Net income was down, though.

May 11, 2012

Decreasing Production at Magna Austria

The Canadian automotive component supplier records rising revenues and profits. The Austrian subsidiary registers a cut of 10% in production.

May 11, 2012

Polytec: Sharp Cut in Earnings

Today, the Austrian automotive component supplier published its results for the first quarter 2012. Due to the sale of the interior business, sales and earnings were down considerably.

May 9, 2012

Declining Results at Polytec Expected

Due to the sale of the interior business, he Austrian automotive supplier´s revenue is anticipated to decrease by 40.4%.

May 7, 2012

Miba Continues Strong Growth

The Austrian automotive component supplier records a significant rise in revenues. Extensive investments in USA and China are planned.

May 3, 2012

Bajaj Holds 47.2% in KTM

At the end of April, the Indian motor vehicle producer enlarged its stake in the Austrian company from 41% to 47.2%.

May 2, 2012

Pankl Achieved Record Results

The Austrian automotive component supplier recorded excellent results: in the first quarter of 2012, revenues were up by 25% to € 36.5m. EPS rose by 34%.

April 30, 2012

KTM Corporate Bond “Very Popular”

The bond volume of € 85m was more than double oversubscribed within two hours. Especially Austrian private investors were interested.

April 19, 2012

Voestalpine Indicates Significant Increase in Revenues

The Austrian steel company recorded about € 12.0bn in revenues last financial year. 25% of the revenues are based on exports apart from Europe.

April 12, 2012

Frauenthal to Sell Catalyzer Segment

The Austrian supply company intends to sell the “industrial honeycomb” segment with revenues of € 80m and 350 workers.

April 11, 2012

Free Float at KTM Declines

The Austrian motor-cycle manufacturer has a free float of only 2.9%. The two main shareholders are CEO Stefan Pierer and the Indian Rajiv Bajaj.

April 6, 2012

„Steel Industry Needs Market Adjustment“

Wolfgang Eder, CEO of the Austrian steel company voestalpine, sees massive overcapacities in the European steel Industry. Eder reaffirmed his warning to leave Austria.

April 4, 2012

Polytec Posts Significant Improvement of Earnings

Sales and Earnings performed as expected. Earnings per share reach € 1.54, a dividend per share of € 0.35 is proposed.

April 4, 2012

Polytec: Declining Revenues, but Rising Earnings Expected

Tomorrow, Wednesday, the Austrian automotive component supplier presents its results of 2011. Analysts anticipate a significant increase in earnings.

April 3, 2012

Frauenthal Expands into Slovakia

The Austrian conglomerate acquires a Slovak sanitary retailer. The automotive segment recovers, CEO Moser says.

April 2, 2012
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