The idea that carpeting is not suitable for people with allergies is a myth. Carpets are much more than boring flooring. Vorwerk & Co. Teppichwerke wants to clean up the preconceptions of the past and has created a completely new brand environment to do so. During an interview with European Business, Vice President Marketing and Product Development Florian Bausch explained the important role that digitalization plays in the process.
Robots are among the most important developments in human history. They have replaced humans in different repetitive or dangerous tasks and can offer various benefits thanks to their advanced technology. Octopus Robots S.A. based in holet, France, is a leading company, providing intelligent and innovative robots.
Keeping your ear to the ground - rarely has this figure of speech been so well suited to a company as is the case with auric Hörsysteme. At auric, modern auditory acoustics meets medical science research, just as it has since the 1990s. European Business spoke with the Managing Partners Hans-Dieter Borowsky and Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Mark Winter about the company’s affinity for research, pathways to patient care and disruptive technology in the form of hearing contacts.
According to Erdem Ovacik, autonomous driving and electric cars won’t solve the biggest challenge of urban mobility: congestion. Hence, his Copenhagen-based bike-sharing company, DonkeyRepublic, wants to encourage city dwellers and travelers to explore Europe’s metropolises on bicycles affectionately named Donkeys, with the firm’s app allowing for a smooth and engaging user experience. European Business spoke with Mr. Ovacik about his ambition to shape the future of urban mobility, his co-operations with local partners – and his favorite city to explore by bike.
Everything sparkles in the world of Swarovski. No jewellery collection is complete without a little glitz and glamour. Particularly now, at Christmas, the pieces of jewellery in the latest timeless collections are a popular gift idea. European Business put Swarovski in the hot seat and learned everything you could want to know about crystal innovations and revolutionary production technology, special customer requests and major projects such as the Swarovski Waterschool.
For BIA Separations d.o.o.in Adjovscina, Slovenia, the unswerving commitment to Gene Therapy has finally paid off in the fact of the company’s success. After a decade of patiently staying with their decision, BIA Separations is now the leading developer of monolith technology and the exclusive producer of CIM® chromatographic columns for the chromatographic purification, production and analysis for large biomolecules.
Getting enough sleep every night is fundamental to our personal health and well-being. Vicki Culpin wrote a whole book about sleep and how poor sleep affects decision-making, communication and creativity. European Business talked to her about her own sleeping behaviour, creativity tests and how individuals can enhance their own sleeping behaviour.
Technology is a necessity that no business today can do without. Keeping up to date, however, comes at a price that, for many companies, presents a significant challenge. They either do not have the capital, or are unwilling to tie up considerable sums of money in new IT systems. For over 35 years, IBM Global Financing has been helping clients of IBM around the world to finance new technology; the firm offers a broad range of finance models to suit every situation. Juliette Macret, President of IBM France Financement SAS, told European Business why clients particularly value the company’s services.
Before he set up the world's largest wine community and marketplace, Heini Zachariassen knew little to nothing about wine and the food and beverages industry. But a little naiveté can go a long way in capitalizing on innovative ideas, the entrepreneur says, and Vivino’s success story as an e-commerce powerhouse seems to prove him right: With over 33 million users, Vivino is the most downloaded mobile wine app in the world today. European Business spoke with Mr. Zachariassen about his company’s unique founding history, the challenges e-commerce is facing – and why he believes that your peers will give you better advice on wine than experts.
Cutters will give you a hassle-free haircut in 15 minutes for a fixed price of roughly 30 EUR – no matter, if your hair is long or short, curly or straight. Kristian Solheim’s company, founded in 2015, has taken the Norwegian market by storm, with women and men flocking to his venues in equal numbers. European Business spoke with Mr. Solheim about his company’s rapid expansion, some advice he would like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs, and why he stays relaxed about potential copycats.