Month: April 2014

Halfyearly Financial Report

KSB group has achieved a group turnover of 1.090,1 million in the first HalbJahr with stable sales KSB. The pump and valve manufacturers achieved in a difficult market environment again approximately (- 0.8%) the level of the months of January to June 2012. As KSB observes in his today published half-yearly financial report, the UMSatz of the German parent company of the Group has evolved in positive: KSB AG invoiced several major contracts between January and June and boosted so their revenue to 415,5 million (+ 4.2%). For the full year KSB assumes unchanged, to exceed the revenues of the previous year, provided that no further deterioration in the economy. Also in the order intake, KSB wants moderate wachsen in the current fiscal year. Still behind the vergleichbaren values of the previous year, the company was back to the middle of the year.

In the first six months received orders amounting to 1.096,4 million (- 5.6%) in the group. Was the reason for the weaker job development restrained investment activity in the project business for the KSB foresees a recovery in the second half of the year. KSB AG received orders that were with 380,1 million to 6.9% lower than the corresponding previous year. Based on this order intake and sales development, KSB scored a consolidated net income before income taxes of 48.8 million in the first six months. This is 3.5 million (- 6.7%), compared to the first half of 2012. especially the sustained price pressure in the project business has had a negative impact. In anticipation of a slight increase business volume, KSB 2013 so that a result nearly expects to reach last year’s level. To the middle of the year the number of employees of the Group amounted to 16.565; This means an increase of 3.4% compared to June 30, 2012.

Popular Financial Advisors

AFA AG: Thomas Schroder of’s most popular financial advisors in North Germany to the system operator of the AFA AG was the result of limits the depreciation system entrepreneur Thomas Schroder of Rostock is the most popular financial advisors in North Germany. This is the result of a survey that is now published by The independent consumer portal has determined the Top10 of the most popular consultant profiles in Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Of the judgments to the services of the system operator of the AFA AG amounted to a total of 93 reviews. Of them, Thomas Schroder received 90 reviews with the best grade 5 star”and only twice 4 star”. “As the AFA system entrepreneurs I have either a bank or an insurance company. Benefit greatly from my clients, because I can absolutely independent advise and recommend the best product with the best price performance ratio on the market,”explains Thomas Schroder, who works for twelve years for the AFA AG in Rostock and trained there for the insurance professional.

On “”, consumers can evaluate their advisers at banks, insurance companies and independent vendors and see other consumer reviews. Each evaluation is carried out without the consent of the consultant and is checked before publication on credibility. It helps consumers who consult on financial issues want to find at any time free of charge and non-binding recommended experts in your area. About AFA AG: The general financial and Assekuranzvermittlung (AFA AG) is an independent financial sales with seat in Berlin and Cottbus. The insurance professionals and system business of AFA AG have a Chamber of Commerce degree and are trained according to the recognized directives. In addition, they are registered in the EU register of brokers and work in accordance with the EU directive for financial services. The individual consultations through intermediaries of AFA AG amounted to around 500,000 in the last ten years.

Every year the AFA AG provides nationwide 750 free training places available and promotes 250 young entrepreneurs. New office locations are in planned throughout Germany. Photographs available on request.

Idea Land

Where it is the arvoredo? It disappeared. Where it is the water? It disappeared. It is the end of the life and the beginning dasobrevivncia. How it is that if it can buy or vender the sky, the heat daterra? This Idea in them seems a little stranger. If we do not possess the coolness to donate and the brightness of the water, as it is possible to buy them. Each land piece is sacred for my people.

Each ramobrilhante of a pine, each sand handful of beaches, the dense nafloresta penumbra, each bare place and insect to buzz are sacred in the memory eexperincia of my people. The seiva that covers the body of the trees carregaconsigo the souvenirs of the red man This shining water that drains in the streams and not apenas rivers water, but the blood of our ancestor. If them to vendermos the land, vocs they must remember that it is sacred, and must teach to its crianasque it is sacred and that each consequence in limpid waters of the lakes says to deacontecimentos and souvenirs of the life of my people. The grumble of waters is the ancestral vozdos my. The rivers are our brothers, saciam our headquarters.

Them they rioscarregam our canoes and they feed our children. If them to vendermos nossaterra, vocs must remember and teach for its children who the rivers are nossosirmos and its also. E, therefore, vocs must, to give to the rivers the goodness would quededicariam to any brother. We know that the white man does not understand ours customs. A portion of land, for it, has the same meant that any another one, pois an outsider who comes at night and extracts of the land everything that needs. The land, for it, she is not its sister, but its enemy and, when it conquest, extracting of it what he desires, continues its way.

Chief Financial Officer

“” Dr. Andreas d posted chapter to the newly published book ‘ transparency rating’ Stuttgart, 13.03.2013 – In the framework of the new release of the anthology transparency rating – ways to the efficient analysis and evaluation of the accounts of companies “the CFO of Integrata AG, Dr. Andreas Dahmen, in cooperation with the staff of Bjorn Schurmann has a separate chapter on the topic of limits and possibilities of the ratings from an enterprise perspective” published. The presentation of the newly published book takes place on 14 March 2013 to 13:30 at the Frankfurter Presseclub. The book is a collection of various posts on the topic of financial reporting of companies from different perspectives. The finance and controlling expert, Dr.

Dahmen, has years of experience in the financial integration of companies and deals with actionable methods to improve corporate transparency. To Dr. Andreas d explains: it would be desirable, if lawmakers the legislation for companies and banks so could create an incentive for improving corporate transparency. This experience-based, quantitative and qualitative factors on the basis of a defined procedure for assessing should be consulted.” The collection of essays aims to provide scientifically founded knowledge for the accounting, financial reporting and corporate governance further practical experience reports. The book has been published in the Springer-Gabler Verlag, the publishers are: Dr.

Oliver Everling, Peter Schaub and Rolf Stephan. Integrata AG the Integrata AG is the leading manufacturer-independent full service provider of training services in Germany. The approach of Integrata training is geared to the value chain and extends to ensuring the sustainability of strategy, analysis and development, organization and implementation. It includes various forms of learning such as seminars, workshops, E-learning, simulations, training on the job, coaching, and mentoring. The offer includes both open and in-house seminars to more than 1,300 topics from information technology and human resources and organizational development and on the other hand qualification projects and managed training services. Topics give an insight into the variety of possibilities like certification in project management, train the trainer training, system and software development and leadership training. With these services, the company offers integrated solutions, depending on demand standardized or individualized, project-oriented or service-oriented. Detailed industry knowledge, international training projects, the network of local and international speakers, as well as certification in accordance with recognized national and international standards document the performance of the Integrata AG. Numerous customer projects demonstrate the successful implementation of the challenges. Press contact: Integrata AG Zettachring 4, 70567 Stuttgart Tel. + 49 711 62010-269 fax + 49 711 62010-172 mobile + 49 160 94412575 Beatrice guardian-Nigl (spokeswoman) Danny Klein (press officer)

Managing Director

Munich financial broker pool report good business in all six divisions Munich, 01.10.2013 the Fund financial Broker service GmbH has 2013 with revenues amounting to EUR 47.9 million in the first half of the year (py EUR 46.1 million) earns the highest half-year result of in company history. The record is supported by a good business development in all six divisions. The broker pool expects a result of from ordinary activities of EUR 3 million for the full year (previous year: EUR 7.2 million). The decline is located on high levels of investment in the strategic development of the divisions construction financing, property and investment. The number of staff is expected to grow to more 30 employees by the end of the year.

The Fund finance can look back on the terms of sales-best first half of its history. Worn by a very good business in all six divisions the commissions (45.7 million euros) and other revenues (EUR 2.2 million) have evolved very positively. The record is a good one in the first half of “Indicator for our positioning in the market and shows that we us best have adjusted to changing conditions”, says Norbert Porazik, Managing Director of the Fund financial. For the full year, the broker pool anticipates a result of from ordinary activities of EUR 3 million and a profit (EAT) in the low millions. The decline in profit compared to the previous year explains Tim Broning, Member of the Executive Board and responsible for the finance, with the high level of investment of in strategic projects of the pool: In the coming year, we will make a giant step forward. We introduce an own category mortgages, commercial property starts with full force and Division we can expect to encounter investment a consolidated platform and some other innovations leading to the German broker pools. This expansion of our offer will initially cost money, but brings us into the future-safe and stable revenue”.

Federal Constitutional Court

Before the Federal Constitutional Court declared the inheritance tax law may be partly for ineffective, yet substantial inheritance taxes can be saved company succession and greater wealth. The Constitutional Court examined the inheritance tax and gift tax law on its constitutionality. Still business assets can be transmitted virtually tax-free lifetime transfers on the next generation. That may be changing soon. Therefore, experts advise to act now and take advantage of the time remaining. Until end of 2008 the inheritance tax law (ErbStG) was comprehensively amended after the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) had declared parts of the old rules unconstitutional. But even after the amendment to the constitutional doubts.

The Bundesfinanzhof (BFH) has presented the law to review the Constitutional Court therefore end 2011. A decision is expected in the first quarter of 2014. In the summer of this year, the legislature has a number already by a further act of Plugged tax loopholes. In particular the so-called cash LTDs, involving large cash tax-free were being given away, was destroyed. In addition to the already prevented cash limited liability companies, it is the Federal fiscal court and with him a thorn in the side of that business assets (still) very strong transparency inherited or given away can be the tax authorities, while there are not these favoured possibilities for private assets. He looks hurt therefore the principle of equality. Although the Federal Constitutional Court in an earlier decision had expressly for allowed a privileging of company assets, (keyword job security) would be connected in the long run for the benefit of the common good and unlike normal private not any could be issued as. However, a restriction of the tax breaks for the transfer of business assets is widely expected. A whole range of designs is entirely legal possible, which Assets completely tax-free or at least tax-free can be transferred to a large extent.

New Monitoring Solution

I CEE and I CEE mobile now with social network collectors the XT AG and strike2 start a cooperation to support the professional use of social media and Web 2.0 tools in business. Munich – Kleinostheim, 22.11.2010 – one of the biggest challenges today is social media in a business environment, the adaptation of the potentials on the objectives of the company and the measurability of the activities. Norbert Schuster, Managing Director of strike2 and book author of Twitter for Manager supports in its consultancy projects”company in the strategy development and implementation of social media activities. Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, the issues of acquisition and visualization of network metrics in social networks are a major problem.” Schuster is pleased that he has found a partner with XT AG, with which he can offer its customers an innovative and modern solution for capturing these figures. For this purpose, start a cooperation strike2 and XT AG and bundle their know-how from the BI environment and the social networks. You build an exemplary information cockpit, which makes accessible the professional use of social software in the enterprise and supports sustainable. This cockpit aims to expose even the management of a company becoming increasingly important in future key figures in the field of social media analog classic BI key figures.

Dr. Bauer – the XT Board – said: the combination of our I-CEE management information cockpit and the expertise of strike2 closes an important gap in the supply of information by managers, namely the monitoring of the activities of a company in this new media. We are pleased this is an already overdue innovation in the market of management information cockpit.”on the future cooperation with strike2 and whose team”, Nikolai Bauer further. The specialty of strike2 is the use of social media in the business area. Here the company advises its customers in creating a social media strategy and supports the Customers in the concrete implementation of the planned measures. Norbert Schuster, the owner of strike2, can look back on more than 20 years of experience in the marketing of IT solutions. The new Internet media and social media channels he uses in practice for many years, and uses this practical experience for its customers projects. “Learn more about strike2 see: the XT AG is one of the leading manufacturers in the area of information intelligence”. Since 2005, the XT AG with solutions and advice in the field of enterprise information management, providing information to managers, executives and information workers to improve will help. For more information about the XT AG, see and the social network monitoring suite on.

Dillinger Construction

In January 2011, started construction in Philippsburg. If everything goes according to plan, with the completion in August 2011 at the latest “, explains Karl Schmiederer Jr. In the first phase of construction with a via area planned by 20,000 square meters is the new Scheiffele Schmiederer, Philippsburg, in its planning and implementation Dipl. ing. architect Michael Gumpp is Gumpp.Heigl.Schmitt leading architect from Munich. Environment-oriented construction in ecological wood construction is a must for the current construction of high-performance wood merchant: we decided, the Office building with an ENEV 40% standard to realize.

Also in the planning of warehouse logistics we rely on highly efficient and eco-friendly electric forklifts according to latest standards”, so Karl Schmiederer Jr., who will take over the management of the new site, which highlights the customer-oriented philosophy of the company with 20 employees. Karl Schmiederer Jr. Learn more at this site: Richard Anderson . takes over the management of the new location in Philippsburg. Our goal is the service-oriented cooperation with our customers as partners. The new area in Philippsburg offers us enough space with an extension option of another 10,000 square meters also in the run for our comprehensive range”, so Schmiederer. The company has consistently prepared the step to increase market penetration in South Germany, with an additional site. The highly qualified and customer-oriented sales representative of the company have stepped up contact with the professional customer groups in the new territories with great success since last year. The positive resonance in new customer business shows that Safiullah Schmiederer corresponds to the regional needs of the customer with the realization of the new site. Connect with other leaders such as Steven P Rosenthal here.

Floor coverings for interior design and last but not least the segment around wood in the garden should be staged in appealing exhibitions. So, for example, a show garden is planned, which will present end-users – but especially garden planners and the garden and landscape-farmers of the region – Department fence and vision protection systems, as well as the various alternatives to the subject of decking. Focus However, at the new location, the competent and comprehensive stock-lasting program for timber construction and carpeting will be for the Safwan Schmiederer KG is known for many years in the South. The woodworking craft uses the wide products of range of already today via direct contact to the internal service employees of Dillinger’s main headquarters and appreciates the efficient logistics, which ensures reliable and fast order processing. Our foreign and domestic have built active contact with the professional customers in our new sales territory, which we actively support a year ago. We are all surprised by the positive response and intensive, open dialogue with the wood-processing customers of the extended catchment area. Our new customers are thrilled by the high availability of the goods and make intensive use of the fast and smooth delivery of our fleet and the bandwidth of our Dillinger planing plant, which naturally focuses on individual needs of our customers”confirms Karl Schmiederer Jr. We are convinced to have initiated a crucial setting the course for the future of the rapidly growing southern timber trading companies with a powerful site in Philippsburg.

Ceramic Rings

Ceramic wire drawing rings are made of solid zirconium oxide. Unlike any steel rings they may be subjected to multiple regenerative grinding. Ceramic rings are recommended for installation on the average car, fine and superfine wire drawing. According to statistics, about 10% of machines a rough drawing and working with rings made of ceramics. Ceramic rings can be used for drawing clad wire, galvanized: galvanized, silver-plated, leaded, etc. Recommended use of zirconia rings: When mounting / dismounting ceramic wire drawing rings required caution, as the ring relative fragility. Do not simultaneously mixed-use rings of different types (ceramic and metal) on the same drawing machines. Compliance with the temperature, precluding expansion or loss of properties of coolant (fimitola).

Compliance with alkaline-acid balance (P / N) and the use of filtering systems coolant. To ensure continuity of production recommended to have stocks of the rings at a rate of 1 / 3 of the number in use in the workplace. The advantages of ceramic ring: Increased wear resistance compared with steel wire drawing rings and the possibility of multiple polishing the working surface. Long service life (by 5-7 or more times longer than steel, depending on operating conditions). Environmental safety in production (no appropriate application of spraying).

B2C E-Commerce Sales

The current ‘ global B2C E-commerce sales and shares report 2013 by provides detailed information about the continuous development of e-commerce around the world. The current global B2C E-commerce sales and shares report 2013 of Hamburg secondary market research firm provides detailed information about the continuous development of e-commerce around the world. In addition to trends sales and the share of online trading on the entire retail sector are represented by region and country. An interesting result of the analysis is that the global total sales in online trading 2013 already approaching the trillion euro, after 2012, one achieves 20% increase over the previous year could be. According to the report, the E-commerce is share of the overall retail sales around the world more than 5%. The Asia Pacific region will surpass North America in B2C E-commerce sector North America was worldwide since the beginning of the online trade in the E-commerce area leader, should however be surpassed by the Asia Pacific region this year. Western Europe remains worldwide on the third place.

Eastern Europe share in global online trade increased steadily until 2012, will decline but expected by 2016 slightly, while other emerging areas will increase their share. On the three biggest B2C E-Commerce worldwide online trading markets – Japan, United States and GB – should decline also steadily from this year, as in other countries, the online shopping finds more and more followers. United States remains the country with the highest rates of B2C E-commerce sales while decreasing the proportion of the global total continues, increasing sales in the United States on B2C E-Commerce, with each quarter 2012 compared to the previous year strong growth rates were recorded. About a dollar per twenty dollar trading volume is issued in the United States by online shoppers. All B2C E-commerce sales worldwide accounted 2012 a third, however, this proportion should take off in the next few years by several percentage points.