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Company  History

An international success story

2016

UBIMET is the official weather service provider to the FIA in third season.

New client PGA Australia uses weather information from UBIMET for all golf tournaments.

The Premium Weather App MORECAST cracks the 10 million download mark in May of this year and continues to skyrocket.

2015

Launch of the Free Premium Weather App MORECAST in July, which reaches 6 million downloads already in December of the same year.

Frankfurt Airport and Deutsche Bahn are new clients and use the Weather Cockpit from UBIMET.

UBIMET receives funding from the FFG Frontrunner Program as an international innovation leader for severe weather warnings.

UBIMET wins the Football Federation Australia and Gold New South Wales as new clients in the field of sport.

Free Premium Weather App MORECAST
Free Premium Weather App MORECAST

2014

UBIMET provides weather services to the FIA for every Formula 1 Race.

Opening of the Administrative Department in New York City.

The uwz.at and wetter.tv Apps break the one millionth download mark.

The ÖSV (Austrian Skiing Association) counts on the weather forecasts from UBIMET for the Winter Olympics 2014.

Melbourne - Australia
Melbourne - Australia

2013

UBIMET moves to the ARES TOWER in Vienna.

The newspaper Salzburger Volkszeitung starts utilising weather forecasts from UBIMET.

A full-scale meteorological operation opens in Australia.

Over 700,000 App downloads and 120 million page impressions (to August 2013).

UBIMET secures new clients for its Event Management products including the Beach Volleyball EM 2013 and the Red Bull X-Alps.

2012

UBIMET now offers its services via purpose designed Apps.

Red Bull joins as a shareholder of UBIMET and we supply data for the “Stratos” project.

UBIMET successfully supports the Australian sailing team during the London Olympics assisting them to win one silver and three gold medals.

Private customers in Germany and Switzerland gain access to UBIMET services.

UBIMET secures the newspapers Kurier and Kärntner Tageszeitung as customers.

2011

UBIMET expands into Croatia and gains customers in the finance and industrial sectors. 

UBIMET now provides more than 1.5 million people in Central and Eastern Europe with severe weather warnings.

The EU commends UBIMET: we were selected as one of three companies in Europe to participate in the launch ceremony held in Brussels for the European research initiative “Future Internet”. The European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, praises UBIMET in her keynote speech as an example of innovation for Europe’s digital future. 

UBIMET counts four further newspapers amongst its customers and partners: Kronen Zeitung, Wirtschaftsblatt, Wiener Zeitung, Heute.

A support office in Australia is created. 

2010

UBIMET is the first weather service company in Austria to receive ISO certification (EN ISO 9001:2008) from the Bureau Veritas for severe weather warnings. 

Customers in Romania, Serbia and Montenegro can now subscribe to severe weather warnings from UBIMET.

www.wetter.tv, the UBIMET weather portal for German-speaking areas goes online.

2009

UBIMET expands its services to Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.

2008

In early summer 2008, UBIMET repositions itself. The founders, Dr Michael Fassnauer and Manfred Spatzierer take over all shares in the company in order to repeat the success of the company on an international scale and facilitate expansion.

2007

We attain second place in the “GEWINN Young Entrepreneurs” 2007 competition. Dr Michael Fassnauer is selected as one of the top three “Young Austrian Entrepreneurs”. The awards ceremony highlights his strengths in innovation, meteorological skills and customer focus

UBIMET continues to expand and moves into new offices in Vienna

UBIMET gains another daily newspaper: Der Standard

2006

At the City of Vienna’s Viennovation Award 2006, the firm is awarded for the INDUS project and gains third place in the category of “The most innovative start up companies”. 

The UBIMET team is strengthened with international experts. Growth and investment in our research and development department pay off as the company is awarded the following prizes:

  • Safe and Secure 2006 - the individualised, nowcasting-based, dynamic warning system for severe weather and disasters (INDUS) is the winning project in the Safe & Secure Vienna 2006 competition run by ZIT, Vienna’s Centre for Innovation and Technology. 
  • Mercur 2006 - Innovation prize from the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. The company wins the service innovation category with its severe weather warning system Wind IV. 

Development of a weather station network in Austria - the first two stations are set up in Kirchberg an der Pielach and Hollenthon (Bucklige Welt).

UBIMET expands its portfolio and offers its services to the media: UBIMET supplies Die Presse and NÖN.

2005

Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB starts receiving weather information from UBIMET to better plan resources and enhance both safety and efficiency of its rail operations.

Dr. Michael Fassnauer & Manfred Spatzierer
Dr. Michael Fassnauer & Manfred Spatzierer

2004

UBIMET is contracted by UNIQA to provide severe weather warnings. UNIQA is the first insurance company to offer its private customers severe weather warnings by text message and email. The concept is very successful and by the end of the year, roughly 100,000 Austrians are registered to receive severe weather warnings tailored to their postcode.

The Severe Weather Centre in Austria (UWZ.at) is founded to issue severe weather warnings around the clock. For the first time, severe weather warnings are customised to exact postal areas and available to the Austrian market.

UBIMET grows to the largest private weather service in Austria: just three months creation, supplying well-known customers such as the German press agency (dpa) with weather information on a daily basis.

Company founded by Dr. Michael Fassnauer and meteorologist Manfred Spatzierer.