Michael-Fassnauer-&-Manfred-Spatzierer

A SUCCESS STORY: FROM A START UP TO A GLOBAL PLAYER

Born out of pure enthusiasm for meteorology, UBIMET was founded in 2004 as the start-up by Michael Fassnauer & Manfred Spatzierer, and can now look back on an exciting success story. As true then as it still is today, UBIMET stands for high-precision meteorology and the highest standards in quality.

  • 2018

     

    Service-oriented claims service provider

    • > UBIMET concludes “Preferred Partnership Agreement” with Red Bull.
    • > The successful cooperation with the German Association of Public Insurers commences.
    • > In June the company receives the accolade of “Service-oriented claims service provider” in Germany & Austria.
    • > The World’s fifth best airport, Hamad International Airport, opts for the Weather Cockpit®.
    • > Swiss Railways SBB starts optimising its winter ops with Weather Cockpit®.
  • 2017

     

    2017

  • 2016

     
  • 2015

    Morecast Launched

     

    2015

  • 2014

     

    FIA Service Provider

    • > UBIMET became the official weather service provider of the FIA for every Formula 1 race around the globe.
    • > The Swiss media specialist MeteoNews became a strategic partner of the UBIMET Group.
    • > The uwz.at and wetter.tv apps surpassed the one million download mark.
    • > UBIMET opened a branch office in New York City.
    • > The ÖSV (Austrian Skiing Association) relied on the weather forecasts provided by UBIMET during Olympic winter games.
  • 2013

    nowcast Becomes Part of UBIMET

    • > UBIMET moved to the ARES TOWER in Vienna.
    • > nowcast, the specialist in the field of lightning detection, became part of the UBIMET group.
    • > Full-scale meteorological operations began in Australia.
    • > UBIMET received a major contract from Deutsche Bahn.
    • >UBIMET secured new clients for its Event Management products including the Beach Volleyball European Championship 2013 and the Red Bull X-Alps.
     

    2013

  • 2012

     

    Red Bull Joined As Shareholders

  • 2011

    Branch Office In Melbourne

    • > Started operations in Australia and opened a branch office in Melbourne.
    • > UBIMET expanded to Croatia.
    • > UBIMET supplied over 1.5 million people in Central and Eastern Europe with severe weather warnings.
    • > As part of the European Research Initiative “Internet of the Future“, UBIMET was invited as one of three companies from across Europe to the opening ceremony in Brussels.
     

    2011

UBIMET 2006 – 2010

2010

As the first weather service in Austria, UBIMET received the ISO certification (EN ISO 9001: 2008) for its storm warnings.

www.wetter.tv, the UBIMET Weather website for German-speaking countries went live.

2009

UBIMET expanded its activities to Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.

2008

In the spring of 2008 UBIMET was revitalized and with 100% ownership by the founders Michael Fassnauer and Manfred Spatzierer they continued the success story internationally and facilitated expansion.

2007

Awarded second place at the WINNING Young Entrepreneurs Competition 2007 – Michael Fassnauer was selected as one of the top 3 young Austrian entrepreneurs of 2007.

2006

The company was awarded third place in the category “The most innovative start-up companies” at the Viennovation Awards, 2006, and distinguished for the INDUS project.

The growth rate and investments in our own research and development department paid off and were honoured with the following prizes: Safe and Secure 2006, Mercur 2006

2005

The Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB received weather information from UBIMET in order to plan their resources better and to increase the safety and efficiency of railway operations.

UBIMET 2004

Michael Fassnauer and the meteorologist Manfred Spatzierer found the company.

Michael-Fassnauer-&-Manfred-Spatzierer-found-UBIMETUNIQA commissioned UBIMET as a service provider for severe weather alerts – As the 1st insurance company, UNIQA offers severe weather warnings via SMS and e-mail to its private customers.

Formation of the Severe Weather Center Austria (Unwetterzentrale Österreich; UWZ.at) – the UWZ offers severe weather warnings around the clock. For the first time, location-specific severe weather alerts down to the postal code level were offered to the Austrian market.

Largest private weather service in Austria – Only a few months after its foundation, UBIMET supplied renowned customers such as the dpa (German Press Agency) with daily weather information.