Prices for building new conventionally constructed residences in Germany (construction works on the building including value added tax) rose by 1.6% in November 2014 compared with November 2013.

Prices for building new conventionally constructed residences in Germany (construction works on the building including value added tax) rose by 1.6% in November 2014 compared with November 2013.

As the German Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) has further revealed, the price increase in August 2014 had stood at 1.7% in the annual comparison.

From August 2014 to November 2014 building prices rose by 0.2%.

Prices for raw construction works rose by 1.3% from November 2013 to November 2014, while those for extension works went up by 1.7%.

Prices for maintenance work on residential buildings (without decorative repairs) increased by 2.3% compared with the prior year.

New construction prices for office buildings rose by 1.7% and for commercial buildings by 1.8% compared to November 2013.

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Since 1st January Christian Zwolsky has been the head of marketing and sales at Ludwig Leuchten. In this function he is responsible for developing the lighting specialist’s market position.....

Since 1st January Christian Zwolsky has been the head of marketing and sales at Ludwig Leuchten. In this function he is responsible for developing the lighting specialist’s market position.....

at home and abroad and combining the sales activities through the electrical wholesale trade and the existing commercial agencies.

Together with CEO Florian Möckel he will at the same time establish new structures and redesign the market presence.

Most recently the 42-year-old business economist and marketing expert (CIC) worked for the last six years for the lighting manufacturers Ansorg and ERCO. Besides this he brings with him experience from companies in electronic security solutions and medical technology.

Zwolsky succeeds Albert Sippl, who left at his own request at the end of the year after more than 20 years’ employment with the company.

Bruno Miller, who until now has shared responsibility for sales with Sippl, becomes the head of project management. The 57-year-old electrical engineer, who has been working at Ludwig Leuchten for 32 years, will develop and strengthen this strategically important business field.

 

 

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With effect from 1st March 2015 Joe Doering is to transfer from Swisslog Holding AG to the Rosenheim family-owned company, where he will be responsible for sales and marketing.

With effect from 1st March 2015 Joe Doering is to transfer from Swisslog Holding AG to the Rosenheim family-owned company, where he will be responsible for sales and marketing.

One of his most important tasks will be to develop the firm’s new international sales organisation. In this way Kathrein wants to intensify its contacts to its customers and to respond even better to regional demand.

Joe Doering (44) has comprehensive experience in communication technology, sales and marketing. Previously the qualified engineer’s career included more than ten years at Siemens AG in a variety of positions, and for Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) he assumed the task of boosting business in regional markets.

Most recently Doering has been responsible for the Warehouse & Distribution Solutions division at Swisslog AG.

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Four firms at once joined Sonepar in Asia in the last few days of 2014, not only bringing in an additional EUR 23 m in turnover and ........

Four firms at once joined Sonepar in Asia in the last few days of 2014, not only bringing in an additional EUR 23 m in turnover and ........

67 more employees, but much more, enabling Sonepar to strengthen its position substantially in the markets in Hong Kong and Macau as well as in the South-East Asian oil and gas business in general.

In Hong Kong and Macau Sonepar’s subsidiary Supermoon is taking over two companies, Hip Tung Cables and Min Kwong Electric. Hip Tung Cables made a turnover of more than EUR 11 m in 2013, while Min Kwong Electric generated about EUR 3 m.

In Singapore ETS-Oakwell, another company which belongs to Sonepar, has taken over the firm Dilon, which specializes in the oil and gas business and makes a turnover of EUR 3 m. ETS-Oakwell is a joint venture belonging to ETS Engineering, ETS Provider and Oakwell, makes an annual turnover of EUR 6 m and is based in Bangkok.

This means that in 190 business units in 41 countries Sonepar employs about 36,000 people. In 2013 the group turned over approx. EUR 16 bn.

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