WINGAS with a stand at the 7th Industry Congress in Vienna
Vienna / Kassel. In order to high light its presence on the Austrian market and to underline its growth ambitions, in the coming week WINGAS will have its own stand at the 7th Industry Congress 2014 in Vienna.
On 13 May, in Vienna’s Leopold Museum, some 200 board members, managers and managing directors will discuss the changes to industrialized countries in Austria, Europe and the rest of the world at the event entitled “Old Values – New Paths”. The congress, which is the largest of its kind in the country, is pulling in visitors thanks to high-profile speakers from politics, science and society, including the former Czech foreign minister Karl Schwarzenberg, EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger and the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber.
WINGAS intends to keep growing on the Austrian market. It has been active in Austria since 2006 and has been able to expand its market position every year since then. Two years ago it opened its own offices in Vienna, from which it also steers its activities on the Czech market. The participation in Austria’s largest natural gas storage facility, in Haidach, by the WINGAS storage subsidiary astora is further evidence of the company’s commitment to the Austrian market.
“There is intense competition on the Austrian market, but also a great deal of flexibility. That enhances the opportunities for companies with a well-positioned product portfolio,” Hamead Ahrary, Managing Director of the WINGAS Holding in Vienna, says explaining the advantages of the Austrian gas market. The industrial wholesale customers market segment in particular offers great sales potential, Ahrary says: “The Austrian industry has shown a remarkable willingness in the past to take advantage of new opportunities for development, thus promoting competition. And that is good for a company such as WINGAS that – at least on the Austrian market – is relatively new.”