The announcement was made on Kraftwerk’s fan site:
Florian Schneider leaves Kraftwerk…
Florian Schneider leaves Kraftwerk after a 40 years partnership with Ralf Hütter.
This partnership has generated an incredible music and huge advances in music technology.
Florian is a great musician, always seeking the perfect sound through technology. Refined and perfected sounds and vocoders to impossible levels of perfection.
Our thanks for the state of art that led to Kraftwerk’s music all these years.
And our wishes for success Florian’s new projects as well as to this new Kraftwerk.