Business

2019-10-30

RIETER reports market situation remains challenging

The cumulative order intake recorded by Rieter Group in the first nine months of 2019 of CHF 524.5 million (2018: CHF 749.8 million) was down by 30% compared to the prior-year period. In the third quarter of 2019, order intake was CHF 146.2 million (Q3 2018: CHF 238.0 million).

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Business

2019-10-14

The Freudenberg global technology group has acquired the activities of the startup FRICTins GmbH from Wolnzach, Germany – including FRICTins’ innovative technology to increase the friction coefficient.

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Business

2019-09-26

Itema, multinational company part of Radici world of companies manufacturing advanced weaving solutions including weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, announced on September 19th that the company has signed the agreement for the taking over of Schoch group.

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Business

2019-08-15

The Lenzing Group continued its solid business development in the first half of 2019. Despite a significantly more challenging market environment with historically low prices for standard viscose, Lenzing recorded a slight increase in revenue. The disciplined implementation of the sCore TEN strategy and the focus on specialty fibers continue to have a positive impact. Thanks to ongoing high demand for sustainably produced specialty fibers and positive currency effects, the impact of low standard viscose prices was largely offset in earnings.

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Business

2019-08-15

Oerlikon Barmag recently signed contracts for two orders with a total of 120 spinning positions for manufacturing polyamide POY yarn with Chinese yarn manufacturers. What makes this so special is the fact that all positions will be equipped with the EvoQuench radial quenching system for polyamide.

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Business

2019-08-08

SGL Carbon increases sales in the first half-year 2019

Against the backdrop of a slowing global economy, SGL Carbon held up well in the first half of 2019. Sales revenue grew by approximately 6 percent compared to the previous year to reach 562 million euros. Adjusted for a positive one-time effect of around 4 million euros in the prior year, Group recurring EBIT reached nearly 38 million euros, approximately 2 million euros below prior year’s first half.

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Business

2019-08-08

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment increased order intake and sales in 2019

Resilient performance with Group sales growth in a challenging environment. Guidance adjusted due to lack of visibility of market recovery.

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Business

2019-08-08

Teijin completes acquisition of Renegade

Teijin Limited announced today that it has completed the acquisition of all the shares of Renegade Materials Corporation (Renegade), a leading North American supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepreg for the aerospace industry. The acquisition was completed on August 1, Eastern Standard Time.

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Business

2019-08-01

First half of 2019 characterized by low demand in the new machinery business

In the first half of 2019, Rieter posted an order intake of CHF 378.3 million (first half year 2018: CHF 511.8 million). This represents a decline of around 26% compared to the previous year period. As already reported, the main reason was low demand in the new machinery business (Business Group Machines & Systems: -34%). Rieter understands that market share remained unchanged at the previous year’s level of around 30%. Order backlog as at June 30, 2019 was CHF 295 million (December 31, 2018: CHF 325 million).

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Business

2019-07-29

STOLL groundbreaking ceremony

STOLL, leading manufacturer of flat knitting machinery and one of the largest Reutlingen-based companies, will relocate the company headquarters from Stollweg 1, Reutlingen, to the industrial area of Reutlingen-Betzingen. The planned construction project is divided into two phases: in addition to the existing production buildings a development and customer center will be built.

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Business

2019-07-24

EFI announces completion of acquisition

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. ("EFI" or the "Company"), today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition by an affiliate of Siris for approximately $1.7 billion.

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Business

2019-07-10

Record 2018 for RadiciGroup

Sales EUR 1,211 million. EBITDA EUR 185 million. In 2019 first half, sales volumes slow yet margins hold. Second half outlook more uncertain: positive but lower than in 2018.

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Business

2019-07-08

Reifenhäuser Group invests in new production and assembly hall for flat dies

The Reifenhäuser Group has started construction of a new production hall at the headquarters in Troisdorf. With the groundbreaking ceremony, the project is now entering the intensive construction phase. The new production and assembly hall with an area of 3,000 square meters is expected to be completed by spring 2020.

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