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Sales downturn at brose

sales downturn at brose

Everything is relative – even the business figures of a globally operating company like the brose group. Kurt sauernheimer, chairman of brose's management board, notes that the company performed better than the global automotive market last year, where sales fell by 1.2 percent. But there is also a decline in sales at brose – and especially at the coburg location, the decline is relatively severe at minus 2.4 percent. Sauernheimer is therefore quoted in a press release of the brose group with the words: "we cannot be satisfied with our result."

Weakening economy

The weakening economy in the automotive industry, according to the press release, is also affecting the business development of the brose group. In 2018, the supplier generated sales of around 6.3 billion euros, just below the previous year's level. "However, the result was significantly below expectations", as it is. "While we grew by six percent in the first half of the year, sales fell by seven percent in the second half", sauernheimer explains. The causes were unplanned costs for the start-up of new products and expenses for quality assurance. At the same time, upfront investments in products for the coming automotive trends had led to an increase in personnel and higher capital expenditure. As a result, fixed costs have "risen disproportionately". Higher raw material prices, punitive tariffs and special taxes would have put an additional burden on the return on investment.

Three french sites

The seat structures business unit, which is located at brose's headquarters in coburg, contributed around two billion euros in sales (equivalent to a minus of 2.4 percent) to the group's turnover. The tur business unit, based in bamberg, generated sales of 3.2 billion euros (minus 0.5 percent). The drives division from wurzburg generated over one billion euros (plus 0.9 percent).

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Fools storm coburg town hall

Fools storm coburg town hall

The fools have been in charge for six days now and will rule until ash wednesday. On saturday, the coburg narrhalla, the coburg moor dance troupe and the effects stormed the vest town hall. The fanfare procession accompanied the procession from the grafsblock through the fubganger zone to the office of mayor norbert kastner. "Be pitiful to me, you fools who wait happily and colorfully in front of the town hall. To storm it right away, so that the burgermeisters tower". Kastner was lucky, however. Because he was still on vacation, 2. Mayor norbert tessmer and 3. Mayor hans-heinrich ulmann welcomes the crowd and hands over the key to the city hall.

Sometimes you’re surprised that another year has gone by and that the time has come for all the coburg fools to unite and storm the town hall together," CN president thomas eck called out to curious passersby from the town hall balcony.
Queen of the guard franz I. Kam not alone, but had her favorite club in tow, as did all the others. Whether it’s the roar, youth, junior or royal guards – they rule, no question about it.

The children’s prince and princess of the coburg narrhalla noah-emil and julia had conquered the hearts of all without any limelight fever. "I’ve always wanted to be a princess, but so far I’ve just been too small. Now, however, I’m EIGHT, and taking over here at city hall. But it was hard to find a prince, because I needed a very special one. So I ordered the marchenprinz from the catalog, but it was delivered to me "prinz noah aus beuerfeld". I knew right away that she liked me," replied eloquent child prince noah-emil.

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Farewell in (not from) franconia

Farewell in (not from) franconia

I was employed. With this, to expand my french horizon towards the east. And so we come to the point: this is the last frankenblog you will read, because i am already gone. Not away from franken, no, it's much too early for that here, even if you never believed me that i was serious about it. But – and probably many users are now happy about this sentence – away from their area of distribution, on the way to bayreuth.

Where is the pretzel taste?
But before that i have to talk to you about pretzels for a moment. Because what is called a lye pretzel here is really beneath contempt! I have tried every pretzel at every baker in the area for the last two years – but french pretzels somehow lack that typical pretzel taste that makes swabian pretzels so delicious. (which makes the question even more urgent, why the heck are there almost no lye breads in franconia?. What should I smear my nutella on then??!)

in any case, i recently finally got around to trying these salted pretzels, which don't seem to be a french specialty, but which i have so far only noticed in franken. And I must say: they have convinced me! Although not as a new base layer for my nutella, but otherwise they are really highly recommended!

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Nsa affair: coburg public prosecutor’s office investigates

nsa affair: coburg public prosecutor's office investigates

The lawyer from burgkunstadt filed a criminal complaint back in july in response to an article in the suddeutsche zeitung on nsa spying in germany, on initial suspicion of violating his personal privacy and secrecy.

Marcus dinglreiter explains his intention in a press release:

"i see the currently reported scenarios of total surveillance by secret services as an intolerable threat to my own privacy, the privacy of my family and social relationships, and the confidentiality of my legal correspondence. These are guaranteed by our constitution and I will defend them with all my strength and conviction."

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Fas 200 meter high skyscraper goes up in flames

Fas 200 meter high skyscraper goes up in flames

According to local authorities, the blaze in a skyscraper in the city of sharjah in the emirate of the same name was caused by a highly flammable eaves cladding.

It is a material that was also used to build the facade of the london grenfell skyscraper that burned down in 2017, the emirates-based newspaper "the national" reported on wednesday. It referred to the local civil defense and the police in shardzha.

Twelve people were injured in the fire the night before, most of them slightly, according to the ministry of interior of the united arab emirates (UAE). Many residents narrowly escaped disaster. The fire broke out in the nearly 200-meter-high, more than 40-story abbco tower, which was built in the mid-2000s.

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Spelling on whatsapp, facebook and instagram: “on social networks, spelling doesn’t matter”

Spelling on whatsapp, facebook and instagram: 'on social networks, spelling doesn't matter'

No books, but hundreds of short messages on the cell phone every day – according to an education expert, the changed reading habits of schoolchildren are one of the reasons for the poorer spelling.

So reading in context plays only a minor role with children, said the president of the german teachers” association, heinz-peter meidinger, to the deutsche presse-agentur (dpa).

"They just don’t read books anymore."

"You just don’t read books anymore." Instead, hundreds of short messages were read every day. "In social networks, spelling doesn’t matter", said meidinger. "People tend to look askance at those who spell correctly and take the trouble to write in capital letters."

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A happy festival despite raindrops

A happy festival despite raindrops

"Enjoyment and harmony," is what melanie rosenberger, chairwoman of the schwarzach settlers’ association, wished the numerous guests at the association’s 50th anniversary celebration. The marquee on the land at the city park was decorated in the colors of the "settlers" – a fresh green and festive woman. The club had really dressed up to celebrate: there were new club t-shirts, chic summer hats with green brims and even the club logo had been renewed.

A coarse colorful umbrella protected the guests of honor from raindrops

The people took an active part in the jubilee, so that it became a real village celebration. This was entirely in the spirit of the settlers, who have done a great deal for the people and guests of schwarzach over the course of five decades. "It’s nice to see that our commitment is so well received," said a pleased tino frank, the company’s editor. He led the procession and ensured that the guests of honor were not hit by too many raindrops with a coarse, colorful umbrella.

The settlers seem to have a knack for finding the right moment: the procession started five minutes earlier than planned and just as the last flag delegations reached the marquee, a thunderstorm began. Quickly improvised, then wiped and dried, so that all guests could enjoy the afternoon as desired.

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Together to the goal

In spite of the warm weather, the pilgrims of the hochstadt st.-georgs parish on a 16-kilometer road to the small pilgrimage site schlusselau. Even the town band under the direction of georg romer was not too much to accompany the pilgrimage with their instruments. The church choir under the direction of florian mayer, together with the brass band and reinhard doring on the organ, then framed the festive service, which was also attended by the bus pilgrims and private pilgrims.
The entire pilgrimage took the future of the church and in particular the parish of st. George in prayer. In his address, dean kilian kemmer pointed out that as a christian, you can never forget where the strength for everyday life in the church and the world ultimately comes from.

Do not overestimate debates

He warned against overemphasis on necessary strategies and structural debates. "If we set out together – as on the pilgrimage – taking care of each other, keeping pace and recognizing a common goal, then we will also achieve it." The dean urged as a necessary common goal not to lose sight of god and to celebrate faith every sunday in the worship service. A devotion with chaplain binu puthenkunnel concluded a bright and impressive day of pilgrimage.

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Vorwerk discontinues thermomix production in wuppertal

Vorwerk discontinues thermomix production in wuppertal

Despite growing demand for the thermomix, vorwerk plans to discontinue production of the cake machine at its headquarters in wuppertal at the end of the year as planned.

From the new year onwards, the cake machines, which cost more than 1,300 euros, will only be manufactured in france and china, a company spokesman told the deutsche presse agency. Essential components for the thermomix – such as the motor or the mixing knife – were still produced in germany, however.

The announcement that german production would be scaled back had already caused a stir in summer. Vorwerk had announced a consolidation program at the time that would cut 200 of 2500 jobs in production and administration in wuppertal. In the meantime this had largely happened.

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Is double attack:58 dead in shia district in damascus

Is double attack:58 dead in shia district in damascus

At least 58 people were killed in a double attack by the IS terrorist militia in the south of the syrian capital of damascus.

A suicide bomber initially detonated an explosives-laden car at a checkpoint in the shia district of sajeda sainab, the syrian observatory for human rights further reported. When people rushed to the scene of the accident, another suicide bomber blew himself up.

Among the victims were 25 fighters from a militia loyal to the regime as well as civilians, it added. Dozens of other people were injured, some of them seriously. State television also reported at least 45 fatalities. Damascus is largely controlled by regime troops.