Because of the corona virus: Opel is shutting down the Rüsselsheim plant in a controlled manner
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Because of the corona virus: Opel is shutting down the Rüsselsheim plant in a controlled manner
The affected packs were only sold at Lidl in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.
Salmonella can lead to diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. In young children and the elderly, diarrhea can dehydrate the body in a life-threatening manner. Customers should therefore under no circumstances take the product, it said in the press release. Lidl customers can return the product in all branches and receive a refund of the purchase price. Other products from the manufacturer Nutwork Handelsgesellschaft mbH as well as mixtures from other manufacturers are not affected by the recall.
For the IT service provider Bechtle, the new growth targets for the current financial year stand or fall with the coronavirus pandemic.
“The general conditions are anything but positive at the moment,” said CEO Thomas Olemotz on Thursday when the full annual figures for 2019 were announced. “Due to the production shutdown in China, there will probably be noticeable delivery bottlenecks for some products in the course of the year Corona pandemic is a significant economic slowdown. “
The extent to which Bechtle succeeds in achieving the goals set against this background depends crucially on the further course of the crisis, said Olemotz. Basically, the company, which offers software and cloud solutions, among other things, wants to significantly increase sales and earnings again in 2020. Last year, sales rose by around 24 percent and earnings before taxes by around 22 percent. The bottom line also increased more than analysts expected by almost a quarter to 170.5 million euros.
After a completely unsuccessful attempt at deep-frying, two young people were brought to the hospital in Neckarsulm (Heilbronn district). As the police announced, the two wanted to prepare a sweet pastry on Saturday evening when the deep fryer caught fire and set off a kitchen fire. The 15- and 20-year-olds suffered light smoke inhalation. Property damage was estimated at 30,000 euros in the apartment.
The IT service provider Bechtle made a surprisingly large profit in the second quarter despite the Corona crisis. Before taxes, earnings climbed 4.2 percent year-on-year to 58.1 million euros, as the MDax company announced in Neckarsulm on Wednesday. That was more than analysts had previously given the company credit for.
Thanks to the growth in the IT systems management business, sales rose by a total of 3.9 percent to 1.31 billion euros and were therefore as expected. The bottom line was the net profit of 40.8 million euros, 4.1 percent above the previous year’s figure. Management confirmed the forecasts. It continues to assume that it will normalize as the year progresses.
A truck driver apparently overlooked a red light on Monday morning in Neckarsulm (Heilbronn district) and caused a serious accident. As the police announced, the 47-year-old drove into the intersection despite the stop signal and crashed into a bus there. The bus driver and his only passenger were slightly injured, as was the driver of the truck. The two vehicles and the traffic light system suffered damage of around 185,000 euros.
After VW, Audi and Opel, Daimler is now also stepping on the brakes: Due to the spread of the corona virus, the Stuttgart carmaker is stopping production in Europe. The measure is initially valid for two weeks.
The car manufacturer Daimler is stopping a large part of its production in Europe due to the spread of the corona virus. The measure will begin this week and will initially last two weeks, the group announced on Tuesday.
Both passenger car and van as well as commercial vehicle production are affected. In addition, work in selected administrative areas will be interrupted, it said. The plants are to be shut down by the end of this week.123helpme.me The supply chains, which currently cannot be fully maintained, are also to be checked.
“With these measures, the company is doing its part to protect the workforce, interrupt chains of infection and curb the spread of this pandemic,” the carmaker continued. The global supply chains could currently not be fully maintained.
Audi, Opel, Ford and VW also stop production
By shutting down production, Daimler is preparing for a phase of temporarily lower demand and securing the company’s financial strength. The economic impact of the virus pandemic cannot currently be quantified and an extension will depend on the further development of the situation. Where operations have to be maintained, precautions are taken to protect employees, emphasized Daimler.
Numerous other carmakers had previously announced that they would shut down production in their plants in order to contain the spread of the virus. The last shift should run on Friday at the vast majority of VW locations. The group subsidiary Audi is also gradually shutting down its plants in Ingolstadt, Neckarsulm, Belgium, Mexico and Hungary by the weekend, and production at Skoda is also to be shut down for a while.
Opel is shutting down production at its main plant in Rüsselsheim. From Thursday, Ford will stop the lines at the German locations in Cologne and Saarlouis as well as other locations in Europe.
Because of corona virus: Opel drives plant in Rüsselsheim down in a controlled manner Due to poor order situation: Audi will shut down operations from Monday Largest German car manufacturer: Volkswagen stops production due to corona crisis
At the end of last week, Daimler had already postponed its annual general meeting, which was planned for April 1, indefinitely. A new date for the shareholders’ meeting is now being targeted at the beginning of July.
Sources used: news agencies dpa, Reuters
The Schwarz Group (Lidl, Kaufland) is strengthening its digital business by taking over the online marketplace real.de. The online platform is to continue under the name Kaufland and complement the retail giant’s previously largely stationary offer, as the Schwarz Group announced on Monday. No information was given on the purchase price.
The discount specialist, which operates more than 12,000 branches worldwide with its Lidl and Kaufland divisions and achieves sales of more than 100 billion euros, has so far had little presence in e-commerce. Online food retailing experienced a boom during the Corona crisis. The group now apparently wants to close this gap. “Real.de is an essential component of our future offer. The combination of stationary business and online trading will open up additional opportunities for us,” explained Rolf Schumann, Board Member for Digitization at the Schwarz Group. Real.de had recently grown strongly.
The announced sale of real.de is also the next step in breaking up the Real hypermarket chain. Real parent company Metro had already announced the sale of the subsidiary including the digital business to the Russian financial investor SCP in the spring. This transaction is expected to close this Thursday.
After the takeover, SCP wants to sell the troubled department store chain quickly piece by piece. The financial investor had already announced at the end of March that 141 of the more than 270 Real stores are to be sold to Kaufland and Edeka. Now the digital business should also go to Kaufland. The financial investor described the sale as “another important step” in the implementation of its plans.
The transfer of real.de to the Schwarz Group is still subject to the completion of the acquisition of Real by SCP, which is scheduled for June 25, and the approval of the takeover under antitrust law.
After the blockade of a Lidl central warehouse by angry farmers in Cloppenburg, the discounter wants to campaign for fair prices for agricultural products. In a letter to the other large retail chains, Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) and representatives from trade and agriculture, the head of the Schwarz Group (Lidl, Kaufland), Klaus Gehrig, called on Wednesday for an “emergency summit” to take concrete measures to support the To bring farmers on the way, as Lidl announced.
Gehrig emphasized only a joint approach by production, processing, trade and politics could bring a solution. He suggested looking for pragmatic and unbureaucratic solutions in order to improve the situation for farmers. Annoyed by the food retailer’s pricing policy, hundreds of farmers in Lower Saxony blocked the access to a central warehouse of the Lidl discounter on Tuesday.
While Gehrig showed understanding for the farmers’ protests, he made it clear at the same time that blockades of warehouses and actions in front of branches should be the exception: “We have a responsibility to the consumers. Long blockages increase the risk of having to destroy food that has not been delivered. Nobody can care, “said the manager.
The Schwarz Group with its supermarket chains Lidl and Kaufland grew significantly in the past financial year. The total turnover climbed by 8.6 percent to 113.3 billion euros, as the company announced. Corona did not yet play a role in the 2019/20 financial year, which ended for the Schwarz Group on February 29.
According to the company, Lidl increased sales by almost 10 percent to 89 billion euros. Kaufland increased by 4.5 percent to 23.7 billion euros. The two supermarket chains are active with more than 12,500 branches in 33 countries. The number of employees in the group was 458,000 at the end of the financial year.
The IT service provider Bechtle continued to grow strongly in the third quarter. Thanks to acquisitions, sales climbed by 21.6 percent to 1.28 billion euros, as the company announced in Neckarsulm on Wednesday. From our own resources, i.e. excluding acquisitions and sales as well as exchange rate effects, the increase was 12.3 percent, mainly thanks to better business abroad. The pre-tax result rose by 23.6 percent to 57 million euros and, like sales, was therefore better than analysts expected. The bottom line was a net profit of 40.2 million euros, also 23.8 percent more than in the same period of the previous year.
The automotive supplier Rheinmetall is involved in setting up the 5G mobile network. Rheinmetall announced on Wednesday that a joint venture with the Chinese auto supplier Hasco, based in Shanghai, had received a 150 million euro order for aluminum housings. The housings are built into mobile radio stations – they are very robust and can withstand wind and weather, according to a company spokesman. It was not disclosed to which network outfitter the cast housings “clearly go in six-digit numbers” and where they are used. The housings are to be delivered in 2020.
It is the first big order from the mobile communications industry for the group, previously the company had only supplied certain components on a small scale. While the armaments division of the company is growing strongly, the motor vehicle sector has recently been a problem child, with sales falling. As a mobile communications supplier, Rheinmetall could in future become somewhat more independent of the global auto industry. For the motor vehicle division, the order is an “important step into a completely new and, above all, fast-growing and promising industry,” the communication said. The Rheinmetall headquarters are in Düsseldorf, while the automotive division is in Neckarsulm.
During firefighting work in a residential building in Neckarsulm (Heilbronn district), the emergency services found several firearms. The police did not initially provide any details about the weapons. According to the police on Tuesday, the fire broke out in an attic room on Monday evening. Presumably someone had lit incense material beforehand, which set the clothing and then the wooden ceiling on fire. Two residents were slightly injured in attempts to extinguish the fire and were taken to the hospital.
The amount of baked goods imported into Rhineland-Palatinate from abroad has risen sharply in recent years. According to a response from the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Mainz to a request from the AfD parliamentary group, the volume of imported baked goods rose by around 30 percent between 2017 and 2018 to around 185 million euros. Imports from France (plus 13.7 million euros), Italy (plus 9.2 million), Poland (plus 8.4 million) and Spain (plus 7.5 million) had increased significantly. From the ministry it is said: “Decisive for the change in the import of baked goods to Rhineland-Palatinate are the business decisions of the importing companies.”
The IT service provider Bechtle earned significantly more in the third quarter than in the previous year, despite the corona pandemic. According to initial calculations, profit before taxes (EBT) has risen by more than a fifth to over 70 million euros, the MDax company announced on Monday in Neckarsulm. Sales climbed by around seven percent to 1.37 billion euros. This means that the margin (Ebt) is more than 5 percent. Bechtle plans to publish the full report for the third quarter on November 11, 2020.
The IT service provider Bechtle has raised its earnings forecast after a strong third quarter. The pre-tax result is now set to increase by over 10 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year, as the MDax Group announced on Wednesday in Neckarsulm. So far, earnings before taxes should grow by 5 to 10 percent. In terms of sales, the Management Board around Thomas Olemotz expects an increase of this magnitude.
In the third quarter, as already known, Bechtle increased sales by 7.4 percent to 1.37 billion euros. The pre-tax result grew even more strongly than previously forecast by 25.7 percent to 71.7 million euros. The bottom line is that the company posted a profit increase of a good quarter to 50.8 million euros.
Because a cigarette set his mattress on fire, a man in Neckarsulm (district of Heilbronn) got burned. The man apparently forgot to turn off his cigarette on Tuesday night before going to sleep, said a police spokesman. “That’s when his mattress started to burn.” Heavy smoke caused damage of around 30,000 euros in the man’s attic apartment. The man came to the hospital. How badly he was injured was initially unclear.
The Schwarz Group, known for its grocery chains Lidl and Kaufland, wants to set up its own cloud infrastructure and is examining cooperation with the tool manufacturer Würth and the energy supplier EnBW