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.
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
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.
From 2016 onwards, in our plant in Vöhringen was busy building. The premises for the production and administration of WICOATEC GmbH were built on an area of more than 3,000 square metres. This is a subsidiary of Wieland, where everything revolves around the coating of surfaces - with a particularly environmentally friendly process.
Since 2017 there has been life in the rooms. The employees have moved into the building and the hall is being prepared for production. Production in Vöhringen will start in 2018.
We wish the 17 employees of WICOATEC GmbH every success in their exciting tasks!
Many thanks to the residents and neighbours for their patience with WICOATEC/Wieland during the construction phase!
We will soon be reporting more about the coatings, what they can do and where they are used.
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.