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An interview with Michael Otter (AWO) on internationalisation and supply chains

A Leitbetriebe interview with Michael Otter, CEO of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, the international trade unit of the Austrian Economic Chambers. Leitbetriebe Austria: What role can Austria play within the general picture of globalisation and internationalisation? And how is this changing the Austrian economy? Michael Otter: Austria is open to foreign trade and profits enormously from its …

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High-tech intralogistics opens up opportunities for Austrian business

An efficient logistics network is a key factor in assuring the success of a particular business location. Intralogistics is an important – but often overlooked – sub-area of logistics, which is coming increasingly to the fore. It is basically defined as the movement of goods and materials within manufacturing and logistics hubs. The subject was …

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Austria’s leading companies still open for business amidst the crisis

The bigger the challenges and the worse the crisis, the less helpful it is to stand around feeling sorry for ourselves. “Overcoming the pandemic is the most important and urgent task, however, it isn’t our only task,” explains Monica Rintersbacher, Managing Director of Leitbetriebe Austria. “Now of all times, our leading Austrian companies need to …

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HERMES.Business.Prize: Leitbetriebe network partners stand out with numerous awards and nominations

Casinos Austria and cargo-partner win in the categories of Tourism and Logistics Nominations for Salvagnini, easystaff, Hagleitner and Novomatic Twelve leading companies certified or recertified at the Hermes.Business.Gala More than 500 prominent entrepreneurs at the festive gala at the Hofburg Leitbetriebe Austria celebrated great success when the “HERMES.Business.Prize” was awarded to Austria’s best companies at …

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Hofburg offers glamorous setting for Leitbetriebe Austria certificate award ceremony

Leitbetriebe Austria held a reception at the Hermes.Business.Gala where twelve Austrian companies were certified or recertified as leading companies. “The leading companies form the backbone of the Austrian economy. They are a major source of innovation and they secure tens of thousands of jobs in the long-term by focussing on sustainable corporate success. I am …

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EU General Data Protection Regulation: more bureaucracy, high penalties, new opportunities

High penalties make handling data correctly a question of existence Future data protection solutions must already be considered in software programming Correct implementation of the new rules can also become an important competitive advantage Little more than six months before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) is to undergo binding implementation beginning in …

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Business talk at the Apostolic Nunciature: doing business ethically brings success

Christian social doctrine and economic success are no contradiction Doing business ethically means thinking long term Values provide stability in times of upheaval The virtues of Christian social doctrine and economic success still are frequently seen as a contradiction. The fact that this is by no means the case and that value-oriented corporate management has …

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Cyberattacks aren’t inevitable

6 April 2017 Efficient protection against cybercrime –  Raising awareness of potential hazards is the first step towards greater security. –  Use of simple and inexpensive measures is already enough to eliminate most threats. –  Cybersecurity requires ongoing adjustments. Vienna, 05 April 2017 Attacks on IT infrastructure are now one of the greatest threats for …

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Leading companies benefit from the development of digital infrastructure

High-performance networks are a prerequisite for digitalised work and production processes Lower Austria honoured as a European role model for the combination of public infrastructure and provider competition Wiener Neudorf, March 2017. The connection of business locations to global data networks has become a crucial issue in relation to maintaining and improving competitiveness for an …

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Leitbetriebe are making 2017 the year of Innovation

Key issue for sustainable success in the global economy Companies increase tempo and scope of innovation processes Support with the establishment of international cooperations Vienna, Austrian Economic Chamber, 07.02.2017. Digitalised production processes, new technologies and innovative products will be the decisive factors for the sustainable growth and increasing profitability of the Austrian market in the …

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