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Santa Clara, Munich At the photo shoot in Munich at the end of June, Roland Busch and Jensen Huang initially joked about their height. The photographer struggled to get the tall CEO of Siemens and the much smaller founder of Nvidia in an image that was beneficial to both. Busch and Huang clearly tried to … Read more

ZF CEO Scheider moves to Partners Group

Zurich, Stuttgart ZF boss Wolf-Henning Scheider has a new job: The top executive, who is letting his contract with the Friedrichshafen-based car supplier expire, will join private equity firm Partners Group early next year. The Swiss announced on Tuesday. At Partners Group, Scheider will be responsible for what is by far the largest division: the … Read more

European Quality Initiative: Italy is the world champion of the seal of enjoyment of approval – gourmet worlds

June 30, 2022 Following the coronavirus crisis, the quality attack “Enjoy European Quality Food” (EEQF) enters the second round. As for Italian cheese, wine and olive oil with EU approval stamps, consumers play it safe in terms of taste and quality. If you do not want to fall victim to tasteless, the best thing to … Read more

Continental receives a stake in start-up Apex.AI

car software Continental relies on collaboration to develop automotive operating systems. (Photo: Elektrobit) Düsseldorf At the moment it is one of the most important tasks for car manufacturers and suppliers: developing a car operating system. The second largest German supplier Continental now wants to increase its growth rate with a stake in the German-American start-up … Read more

This is how German companies need to make changes

Berlin When the pharmaceutical company Roche set up a new production line at its Penzberg site in Upper Bavaria in 2020, another company from a different industry ran into difficulties. Without further ado, locksmiths, metallurgists or mechatronics technicians received the necessary pharmaceutical know-how for twelve months before starting out at Roche as chemical technicians or … Read more

The robot brings lunch

Bangkok At his lab in Singapore, Massimo Alberti is working to ensure that animal testing for cosmetics has no future. With start-up Revivo Biosystems, the founder has developed an artificial human skin model that he can use to control how tissue reacts to different substances. Blood flow can also be simulated with the system, which … Read more

The start-up C1 has prominent supporters

ΜA new company from Germany can hardly get significant business support. Jürgen Hambrecht, former Chairman of the Board and Supervisory Board of BASF, former CEO of Linde and now Chairman of the Continental Supervisory Board Wolfgang Reitzle, and Jim Hagemann Snabe, former CEO of SAP and current Chief Supervisor – all three have invested in … Read more

Wingcopter is going to deliver 12,000 drone trucks to Africa

HeyHessian Wingcopter start-up is on track to become the largest drone truck maker in the world. Atlantic Trust Holding has agreed with the company to buy 12,000 drones and sell them in Africa. Delivery will be made within five years. According to the start from Weiterstadt near Darmstadt, this represents the largest commercial development in … Read more

Daimler Truck invests in start-up technology

Autonomous driving Digitization of cars, such as assist systems or self-driving technology, requires operating software that, similar to computers or smartphones, allows fast, efficient and secure execution of functions and applications. (Photo: BOSCH) Düsseldorf Daimler Truck assumes a “strategic minority stake” in Apex AI. This was announced by the German-American start-up, which already has several … Read more

BMW & Deutsche Telekom invest in start-up Kinexon

Munich Munich-based startup Kinexon has acquired Deutsche Telekom and BMW as strategic investors and wants to massively expand its industrial automation business. “There is a huge market potential that we want to grow together,” said Kinexon co-founder Oliver Trinchera of Handelsblatt. In its largest funding cycle to date, Kinexon has raised an additional $ 130 … Read more