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Allianz summer of football


On July 23, around one thousand "flood volunteers" accepted an invitation from FC Bayern and Allianz to attend the family festival. They had spent several weeks in June helping in the areas of Bavaria and northern Germany that were the worst affected by the flood of the century. Their invitation to join the festival at the Allianz Arena was intended to be a small thank you for their contribution. "We were delighted to be able to organize the presentation of our team for the 2013/2014 season in collaboration with Allianz, our partner of many ... Read More »

Swiss airlines in the Lufthansa Group and Edelweiss Air support the “Wings for Japan” aid project


With the action, the two Swiss airlines in the Lufthansa Group aim to provide the children with an opportunity to enjoy some diversion and to form friendships for life in the Swiss mountains. They were looked after by about 20 voluntary helpers, who also provided diversion with game afternoons. "Wings for Japan" was launched in 2011, following the publication of the book "Tsunami" by the Japanese journalist Ken Mori, by active and former SWISS employees. In the book, around 80 children aged from 5 to 17 report on their experiences and fates ... Read More »

Bayer offers reinforced polycarbonates for new generation of laptops


Shanghai, July 30, 2013 – Light enough to be taken anywhere, razor-thin and stylish, powerful and long-lasting: this is what defines a new generation of laptops – the “ultra- notebooks”. They address the needs of today’s technology-savvy people on the move. To help producers meet these demands even better, Bayer MaterialScience is launching a new material solution for the housings: reinforced polycarbonates that offer lightness, durability, and total design freedom, and allow fast and efficient mass production. Such housings for laptops will al... Read More »

Bosch, Silicon sheets harvest electricity from ocean waves


Until January 2015, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting this project, known as EPoSil (electroactive polymers based on silicon for power generation), to the tune of nearly two million euros. This grant is part of the “smart materials for innovative products” program. Huge potential Waves are a huge potential source of energy – 29,500 terawatt-hours a year, according to calculations by the United Nations. By comparison, the International Energy Agency reports that some 21,500 terawatt-hours of electrical pow... Read More »

Siemens does not expect to achieve its 2014 margin target


The measures for optimizing the portfolio and reducing costs are largely on track. As announced, Siemens will report third-quarter figures on August 1, 2013. ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Style shows its entire product family for the first time


Furniture, leather goods and luggage, spectacles, a model of the Eurocopter EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style and a design study of the new luxury motor yacht "Silver Arrow of the Seas". The final design of this eagerly awaited 14-metre "Gran Turismo" will be presented at the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September 2013. This is also where orders can first be placed. The luxury yacht built by Silver Arrow Marine (SAM) will have its home port in Porto Montenegro. Since 2010, in addition to classic automobile design, Mercedes-Benz designers have als... Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo, qualified work for handicapped persons


The bright yellow lashing straps with which Lufthansa Cargo secures its annual total of around 1.7 million tons of freight, are indispensable for safe air transport. For more than 30 years the freight airline has been obtaining them from the Werkstätten für Behinderte Rhein-Main e.V. and thus helping many people with a handicap to get a secure job and thus actively promotes social inclusion. As the largest customer of the organization, Lufthansa Cargo has been creating new perspectives since 1981; with the increased number of straps which th... Read More »

Lufthansa App now also for Windows Phone 8


As with the other mobile operating systems the Lufthansa app provides easy access to the entire Lufthansa timetable from anywhere. Once a suitable connection is found, it can be booked on the move immediately. Passengers can also check in whenever they want and file their electronic boarding pass in their smartphone. When travelling abroad this saves them the roaming fees they would otherwise incur by downloading the boarding pass anew. The free app is available for download at With Windows Phone 8, Lufthansa... Read More »

High-flying fun with Lufthansa


To mark the upcoming release of the film on 29 August, the airline has teamed up with Disney to devise competitions, creative catering and a wide range of in-flight entertainment options that will both amuse and create excitement about Disney’s latest film. ‘Planes’ is about a small propeller plane, Dusty, who wants to take part in the world’s most famous aeroplane race even though he is afraid of heights. The film, which builds on the success of the animation movie ‘Cars’, takes the audience on a journey to seven exciting locations around t... Read More »

Bayer donates antibiotic to Project HOPE to improve health care for tens of thousands in Zanzibar


Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic used to treat many bacterial infections including respiratory, urinary tract, gastrointestinal, and abdominal infections. “Thanks to Bayer, we are providing greater access to more effective medicines that result in improved care for patients in Zanzibar. Patients will leave the hospital more quickly because they now have access to a powerful antibiotic,” said Ellie Higgins, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, at Project HOPE UK, a partner of Project HOPE (People-to-People Health Foundation Inc.), a global health e... Read More »

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