News From the Kathrein Group

Kathrein expedites its restructuring: As from 1 May 2018, the company’s legal form changed into a public limited European Company (Societas Europaea, SE). The group now operates under the name of KATHREIN SE. As a further restructuring measure, Katek GmbH, headquartered in Grassau and up to now a member of the Kathrein Group, was sold to PRIMEPULSE SE, a Munich-based holding company.

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Technology is not for men only: Twenty-two schoolgirls from Rosenheim and the area had the opportunity to visit Kathrein on the nationwide Girls’Day. They learned about the various technical careers at Kathrein and joined the apprentices in the training workshop for some hands-on experience.

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The 5G TODAY research project has reached an important stage: Franz Josef Pschierer (CSU), State Minister in the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, has handed over the Bavarian Research Foundation’s grant notification during a meeting at Kathrein. The project is headed by the Broadcast Technology Institute. Kathrein and Rohde & Schwarz are project partners. The project is also supported by Telefónica Deutschland and the Bayerische Rundfunk. As part of 5G TODAY, a 5G test site is being set up in the Bavarian Oberland combining large and small transmitter cells to distribute identical media content simultaneously – and therefore more efficiently – to many recipients.

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Kathrein has taken a big and important step forward in its restructuring process. Headquartered in Rosenheim, the company has concluded an agreement with its lending banks securing the necessary financial means until the end of 2020. “This agreement helped us to set the course for sustainable growth and increased competitiveness of our company,” says Anton Kathrein, CEO and managing partner of the Kathrein Group. “It secures Kathrein’s independence as well as its future viability by enabling important investments, for example in 5G, the new mobile communication standard.”

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The private radio provider Hitradio antenne 1, whose headquarters are in Stuttgart, has equipped its Langenburg antenna system with the Kathrein Smart Monitoring system. Now it can detect technical problems in real time and react to them immediately. Antenne 1 plays a pioneering role in the project. The radio station operates its own antenna system at the Langenburg site and implements an innovative operating concept by using Kathrein Smart Monitoring.

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