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C.A.T. Vs. CAT (Caterpillar)

Listed Austrian oilfield equipment maker C.A.T. oil AG was renamed officially to Petro Welt Technologies AG. The cause for this step was an ongoing dispute with U.S. construction machine maker Caterpillar Inc (CAT) due to the name rights.

August 24, 2016

Electromobility Offers Austria Huge Potential

Electromobility offers Austria a huge potential, a study commissioned by Klima und Energiefonds (KliEn) indicates. According to the study, by 2030 Austria’s automotive industry could gain EUR 3.1 billion in added value and 33,900 new jobs, thanks to the expansion of emobility.

August 22, 2016

ÖAMTC Rules VW Customers Have No Grounds to Sue

Following an inspection of an Audi A4 and VW Golf after software modifications in the wake of the VW emissions scandal, Austrian automobile club ÖAMTC determined that buyers of the cars had incurred no loss and hence suing the car maker would be pointless. In the USA VW has agreed to pay $14.7 billion to regulators and a half million American diesel car owners to settle its emissions-rigging scandal. This points out that U.S. laws are stricter in this respect than Austrian laws.

June 28, 2016

What Brexit Means for Austria: Mitterlehner, Kurz, Fiat Steyr

Mitterlehner hopes that the referendum will end in Britain staying in the EU. Kurz says, that Brexit would be terrible. Fiat could relocate production of agriculture and construction machine maker CNH (Case New Holland) from UK to Steyr in case of Brexit.

June 20, 2016

Porsche Bank Increased Number of Leasing Contracts

Porsche Bank increased the number of leasing contracts in Austria by 6.6 percent to 133,471 in 2015, growing at a much faster rate than the market (+2.7 percent). The bank holds 26.7 percent share on the Austrian leasing market which makes it a clear leader, CEO Hannes Maurer boasted. The bank provided neither income, nor earnings figures. Balance sheet total in Austria stood at EUR 3 billion last year.

March 31, 2016

Magna Steyr Aimes for full Capacity Utilisation at Graz Plant

The car manufacturers Jaguar Land Rover are moving part of their production from England to Austria. With new orders from Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Daimler, the medium-term vehicle production at the Magna plant in Graz is set to return to levels in excess of 200,000 per year.

September 11, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover Signs Deal to Manufacture Cars in Austria

Tata Motors-owned luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said it has signed a contract manufacturing agreement with Austrian automotive firm Magna Steyr in another step to enhance its worldwide production line and build global footprint.

July 29, 2015

Magna Austria's Output Down by 23 Percent

The Canadian car component maker earned more in Q1 despite lower sales. The number of vehicles in Graz sank year to year by 23 percent to about 27,000 units. Production in Graz generated USD 584 million in revenues, 28 percent less than last year.

May 8, 2015

Pappas Car Retailer Raised Net Revenues to EUR 966 Million

Salzburg-based Pappas car retailer raised net revenues from the three core markets (Austria, Hungary and Germany) to EUR 966 million from EUR 959 million a year earlier, while sales edged up by some 1 percent to 23,564 cars, Pappas said in a press statement on Wednesday.

April 30, 2015

Cross Sells Carcarpet Manufacturer Durmont to AGM Automotive

Cross Industrial Investments agreed on a strategic partnership with AGM Automotive LLC in the sector of carcarpet production. AGM acquired a majority stake of Durmont Teppichbodenfabrik GmbH.

April 14, 2015