Press Releases & News

Press release
Feb 28, 2018

Wieland Ventures joins the innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN to empower the success of technology startups

Wieland Ventures is a new partner of the innovation platform Startup Autobahn in Stuttgart. This partnership is an important step towards further expansion of the Wieland Group’s innovation strength and global technology portfolio.

The STARTUP AUTOBAHN delivers on its promise to connect startups with its corporate partners to drive growth and focus on solutions that can be applied in industrial environments and scaled up accordingly. Technology startups from around the world develop solutions for the mobility of the future with the support of Startup Autobahn and the platform’s corporate partners such as Daimler, Porsche, ZF Friedrichshafen, BASF and other reputable companies. In addition, the platform is part of the global Plug and Play innovation network.

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Feb 26, 2018

Metal premiums 2018

Through long-term contracts with metal producers and traders operating on a global scale, the Wieland Group ensures a reliable metal supply to its customers.

The current development of the metal markets requires an adjustment of the metal premiums.

For deliveries made from 1 January 2018, the metal premiums will change as follows:

Copper: + 6 US dollars per ton

Zinc: + 10 US dollars per ton

Tin: + 25 US dollars per ton

Nickel: + 170 US dollars per ton

Lead: + 30 US dollars per ton

Aluminium: + 30 US dollars per ton

Press release
Feb 12, 2018

The acquisition of the flat rolled products division of Aurubis positions the Wieland Group as a global partner for its
customers

  • Partners signed binding term sheet
  • Acquisition will require approval of anti-trust authorities
  • Global business growth driven by digitalization, connectivity and mobility trends

Wieland and Aurubis signed a binding term sheet with the objective to integrate the global business unit Flat Rolled Products from Aurubis into to the Wieland Group. Following the completion of the sale and purchase agreement in the next few weeks, the proposed transaction will require clearance from several antitrust authorities.

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Jan 22, 2018

Funding for innovative coating technology

For the Wicoatec coating technology, the Wieland Group receives EUR 350,000 from the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) for the implementation of an innovative coating concept under the Environmental Innovation Program.

The newly interpreted process, which is based on a CVD (chemical vapor deposition) process, reduces the amount of process chemicals required and significantly reduces energy consumption.

The Wieland Group also regards this project funding as recognition of its long-standing efforts to invest in innovative technologies and increase energy efficiency.

The BMUB has published a separate press release on this funding project. Further information about Wicoatec can be found at wieland. com/coatings.

Press release
Jan 22, 2018

"LEW Innovation Award" for Intelligent Energy
Solutions

"Heat concept for the future" of Wieland-Werke AG wins award

The LEW (Lech Werke AG - Electricity Company) Innovation Award Intelligent Energy, which is endowed with a total of 45,000 euros, honours ideas and measures that set an example for forward-looking projects in climate protection and the efficient use of energy. In selecting the best projects, a high-ranking jury assessed the degree of innovation, the contribution to climate protection and energy efficiency, the economic viability and the transferability of the projects.

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