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Successful coiler modernization by SMS Siemagat Tata Steel IJmuiden

In February 2013, Tata Steel granted SMS Siemag, Germany, the final acceptance for the modernization of coiler No. 3 in its IJmuiden, Netherlands, hot strip plant. Thanks to the comprehensive upgrade, the over 25-year-old coiler is now able to coil hot strip of higher strengths and greater thicknesses. Our aim was to make coiler No. 3 fit for coiling

Germany: Technical Consumer Goods market with positive annual balance – Results of the GfK TEMAX® Germany for the fourth quarter of 2012

Nuremberg, 14 February 2013 –The Technical Consumer Goods market closed the fourth quarter, as well as the total year, with a sales growth of 2.8 percent. Sales volume generated from October to December amounted to €15.1 billion. The total sales volume for 2012 was around €51.6 billion. This is the result of GfK TEMAX® Germany

European financial crisis appears to have bottomed out – GfK

Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Europe and USA for the fourth quarter of 2012 Nuremberg, 8 February 2013 – Europe is stuck in recession. However, experts believe that the crisis may have reached its lowest point in autumn last year. Consumers also seem to think it is now feasible that there will be an

Analysis of billions of internet searches shows Germany is the most forward-looking country

The United Kingdom has been knocked off its perch as the most forward-looking country by Germany. A new analysis of more than 45 billion Google queries found that in 2012 Germany searched for the future on the internet more than any other country. The UK held the number one spot in 2011, but slipped to

Heinrich Geissler – SMS Meer provides large bright-steel straightening machine

Heinrich Geissler, a company of the GMH Group, based in Witten, Germany, has ordered a two-roll straightener for bright steel from SMS Meer. The machine is 7m high and weighs 280t.  Heinrich Geissler will use the new  machine to straighten round bars of solid steel with diameters up to 250 mm. the machine offers a

New order for SMS Meer – Jiangsu Shenyuan orders wire rod outlet for special steel mill

The Chinese company Jiangsu Shenyuan Special Steel from Shenyuan, Jiangsu province, has awarded an order to SMS Meer, Germany, for the supply of the wire rod outlet of a specila steel rolling mill. The mill has an annual production capacity of more than 180,000t and rolls top-quality stainless steels and high-grade valve steels. Diameters from

Is Germany Poised for a Recession?

Germany, long the economic engine of the Europe, has seen its economy weaken sharply in recent months, with its gross domestic product shrinking by 0.5 percent in the final quarter of 2012. Weaker global growth and uncertainty created by the Eurozone credit crisis have prompted companies in Germany to invest less and postpone or cancel

Germany: Consumer climate falls slightly – Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate study for Germany for December 2012

Nuremberg, 21 December 2012 – As a result of the international economic headwind, German consumers are still feeling uncertain at the end of the year. This is verified by varied developments in the consumer mood in December. While income expectations increased slightly, both economic expectations and willingness to buy dropped. Following a revised value of

India Germany Discuss Cooperation in Shipping Sector

Mr. Olaf Scholz, First Mayor (Chief Minister) of Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany called on the Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K.Vasan today in New Delhi. During the meeting, the Minister recalled the long association with Germany in maritime sector and informed that an Agreement between India and the Federal Republic of Germany on Maritime Transport

India and Hamburg: a sustainable partnership that continues to grow

India’s partnership with Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city and a major trading hub of Northern Europe, will be further strengthened when Olaf Scholz, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, visits India from 15 to 20 October. Olaf Scholz, government leader of the North-German city-state of Hamburg, will travel to Mumbai and Delhi