Accuride Corporation reaches agreement to accquire Solingen-based Mefro Wheels

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Accuride Corporation a supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries – today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire mefro wheels GmbH (“Mefro Wheels”). Headquartered in Solingen, Germany, Mefro Wheels is a privately-owned supplier of steel wheels to the European and Asian passenger car, light vehicle and […]

Brexit cannot stop the friendship

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Bernd Clemens (right) and the new mayor John Potts with the present for Solingen’s town hall © Jennifer Preuß Delegation visited Solingen’s twin town Blyth. In the center of many conversations was the nearing Brexit. By Jennifer Preuß (text and photos) Both parties were in good spirits. The town council and the Blyth twinning society […]

Solingen’s Walter Scheel, German president and foreign minister, dies at 97

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Walter Scheel, who helped negotiate closer relations with the Soviet bloc as West Germany’s foreign minister in the early 1970s and who later served five years as his country’s president, a largely ceremonial position, died Aug. 24 in Bad Krozingen, Germany. He was 97. His death was announced by the office of German President Joachim Gauck. […]