Monthly Archives: December 2014

BMW with more than 50 national and international awards in 2014

Prizes and awards attest the quality and sustainability of BMW products as well as the company’s innovation leadership. Munich, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW has concluded the year 2014, in every respect a successful one, with more than 50 national and international … Read the full press release

Destatis: total of 36,900 accidents occurred under the influence of alcohol during 2013 in Germany

WIESBADEN, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Following Ascension Day (Father’s Day), New Year’s Day 2013 was the day of the year when most alcohol-related road traffic accidents occurred. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that, on the first day of the new year, … Read the full press release

Airbus statement on AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore

Toulouse, France, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus regrets to confirm that an A320-200 operated by AirAsia Indonesia lost contact with air traffic control this morning, 28th December 2014. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight QZ 8501, from Surabaya to … Read the full press release

BMW ConnectedDrive Store will also be available in the USA from spring 2015

München/Las Vegas, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — At BMW, connectivity between driver, vehicle and environment is about to get even simpler, even more personalised and even more flexible. The extensive range of digital services and features available under the umbrella of BMW … Read the full press release

Aviva’s bi-annual Family Finances Report: working parents in UK are being hamstrung by childcare costs with thousands effectively working for nothing

Parents of 0-5s juggle earnings with childcare expenses 1 in 10 families using childcare for 0-5s say lower earner takes home nothing after childcare / work costs are paid Lower earner typically brings home just £243 after childcare / work … Read the full press release

Aviva Family Finance Report: incomes and debts have risen in tandem for UK families over the last 6 months

Typical household income is up by four percent since July 2014 But household debt more than doubles in same period to more than £16,000 More families are saving regularly, but the size of savings pots has shrunk More families protect … Read the full press release

American affiliate of Lone Star Funds to acquire HeidelbergCement’s Hanson Building Products for US$ 1.4 billion

Heidelberg, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — HeidelbergCement announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an American affiliate of Lone Star Funds to sell its North American (excluding Western Canada) and United Kingdom building products business (collectively “Hanson Building Products”), … Read the full press release

Audi to invest €24 billion between 2015 and 2019, 70 percent of which to go into new models and technologies

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “We are strengthening our innovative areas and expanding the global production network” Axel Strotbek, CFO: “70 percent of all investments flow into new models and innovative technologies” Audi Chief Technical Officer Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “Focus on … Read the full press release

NATO completes its combat mission in Afghanistan and opens new chapter in the relationship with Afghanistan

At the end of this year, we complete our combat mission in Afghanistan and open a new chapter in our relationship with Afghanistan. BRUSSELS, 29-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The security of Afghanistan will be fully in the hands of the … Read the full press release

RB awarded its consolidated global Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements (VMS) business to creative agency McCann Worldgroup

Parsippany, N.J., 23-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — RB, the global consumer health, hygiene and home company, has awarded its consolidated global Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements (VMS) business, including MegaRed® and Airborne®, to creative agency McCann Worldgroup. The brands were previously handled … Read the full press release

The port of Grimsby and Immingham becomes the first in the Associated British Ports (ABP) group to sign formal learning agreement with trade union Unite

LONDON, 23-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The port of Grimsby and Immingham has become the first in the Associated British Ports (ABP) group to sign a formal learning agreement with trade union Unite. The agreement will see the appointment of a … Read the full press release

Fincantieri awarded order by Carnival Corporation & plc for the construction of two new cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line

Trieste, 23-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri has been awarded an order by Carnival Corporation & plc for the construction of two new cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line. Both will be sisters ships respectively to “Carnival Vista” … Read the full press release

TomTom signs new facility agreement for a €250 million revolving credit facility

Amsterdam, 23-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announced it has signed a new facility agreement for a €250 million revolving credit facility (the “Facility”). The Facility has a maturity date of 31 March 2018 and includes two additional one year … Read the full press release

SEB AG finanziert Kauf von Erdgas-Leitungsnetz in Deutschland

Gemeinsam mit einem Bankenkonsortium finanziert die SEB AG den Kauf der Erdgasversorgungsgesellschaft Thüringen-Sachsen mbH (EVG) mit dem dazugehörigen Erdgas-Leitungsnetz. FRANKFURT, 23-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Das erstreckt sich über eine Länge von 1.168 Kilometern in den Bundesländern Thüringen, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und … Read the full press release

EY and Equistone Partners Europe sponsored research published by CMBOR reveals PE-backed IPOs remain popular exit route in 2014 with exit value at the highest since 2007

Deal activity in 2014 is up with mid-sized deal activity at the highest since 2008 Exit market performs well; exit value at the highest since 2007 at €101b Trade sales figures highest since 2011, refinancings at a record high LONDON, … Read the full press release

Inmarsat confirms the U.S. Government Business Unit’s successful testing of its on-demand lease service using the prototype L-band Advanced Communications Element (LACE) terminal

Successful testing over the innovative Inmarsat-4/Alphasat satellite system demonstrates the potential of small L-band terminals to meet emerging intelligence and media needs. Washington, D.C., 23-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat confirmed the U.S. Government Business Unit’s successful testing of its on-demand lease … Read the full press release

Snam completed the acquisition of the stake held by CDP GAS in Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH

San Donato Milanese, 23-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Snam completed today the acquisition of the stake held by CDP GAS in Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH (TAG), approved by the Board of Directors on 12 September 2014. In compliance with Snam’s Board of … Read the full press release

MAYKOR: Russian Appetite Group of companies adopted the management model of Balanced Scorecard (BSC) based on QlikView

Russian Appetite Group of companies has moved to the management model of Balanced Scorecard. GMCS (a subsidiary of MAYKOR) has participated in elaboration of BI solution for end users. The solution allows effectively and quickly analyzing the key performance indicators … Read the full press release

Uralkali continues its development of the Ust-Yayvinsky block of the Verkhnekamskoye deposit

Berezniki, Russia, 23-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Uralkali (LSE: URKA; the Company), one of the world’s largest potash producers, continues its development of the Ust-Yayvinsky block of the Verkhnekamskoye deposit. Sinking operations for skip shaft No.1, designed for the production of sylvinite ore, are in progress. More … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space built Inmarsat-2 F2 retired after completing a record breaking flawless commercial mission in geostationary orbit of 23.5 years

Inmarsat-2 F2 satellite retired after more than 23.5 years of successful operation in geostationary orbit, far outliving its projected life of ten years Second longevity record for Airbus Defence and Space following first Eurostar satellite Inmarsat-2 F1 retired after 22.5 … Read the full press release

Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) awarded Airbus Defence and Space and Luciad for their app to optimize the usage of airspace named CAPS (Collaborative Airspace Provision Service)

Prize offered by the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) for an application to optimize the usage of airspace Toulouse, France, 22-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space in close cooperation with Luciad won the 2014 award for the … Read the full press release

Airbus: Hawaiian Airlines finalized its order for six A330-800neo aircraft

Toulouse, France, 22-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in July of this year, Hawaiian Airlines has finalized an order for six A330-800neo aircraft. The agreement adds yet another name to the growing list of launch … Read the full press release

Destatis: Herbst­aus­saaten zur Ernte 2015: Mehr Wei­zen und Gerste, weni­ger Raps

WIESBADEN, 22-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Im Herbst 2014 haben die Landwirte in Deutschland auf 5,56 Millionen Hektar Ackerland Wintergetreide für die kommende Ernte 2015 ausgesät. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) mitteilt, liegt die Aussaatfläche von Wintergetreide für die Ernte 2015 damit … Read the full press release

Destatis: Farmers in Germany sowed winter grain on 5.56 million hectares of land for the next harvest of 2015 during autumn 2014

WIESBADEN, 22-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In autumn 2014, farmers in Germany sowed winter grain on 5.56 million hectares of land for the next harvest of 2015. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the area cultivated with winter grain for the 2015 … Read the full press release

Destatis: Im Jahr 2014 beziehen 12 % der Unternehmen in Deutschland von externen Anbietern über das Internet kostenpflichtige IT-Dienste, auch bekannt als Cloud Computing

WIESBADEN, 22-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Im Jahr 2014 beziehen 12 % der Unternehmen in Deutschland von externen Anbietern über das Internet kostenpflichtige IT-Dienste, auch bekannt als Cloud Computing. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) weiter mitteilt, ist die Nutzung von Cloud Computing in … Read the full press release

Destatis reports 12% of enterprises in Germany bought cloud computing services in 2014

WIESBADEN, 22-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2014, 12% of enterprises in Germany have bought IT services from external providers over the internet, which are also known as cloud computing services. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the use of cloud … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Power Systems apprentices won award in the Federal Foreign Languages Competition with their short film “Apprenticeship pays – and why don’t we use it”

Film “Apprenticeship pays – and why don’t we use it” receives award Involvement promoted social and inter-cultural skills FRIEDRICHSHAFEN/AIKEN(USA),  22-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — For the first time ever, four apprentices from Rolls-RoycePower Systems have won an award in the Federal Foreign … Read the full press release

Le Groupe BPCE a signé aujourd’hui un protocole d’accord avec la BEI portant sur le financement de réseaux de très haut débit en France

PARIS, 22-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — La BEI met en place une enveloppe de financement dédiée d’un montant total de 750 millions d’euros dont le Groupe BPCE bénéficie à hauteur de 200 millions d’euros pour financer les investissements de ses clients … Read the full press release

REWE Group’s company REWE Digital acquired leading technology e-commerce solutions provider commercetools GmbH

Intensification of digital activities through advanced web shop technology COLOGNE, 22-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — REWE Digital, a company of REWE Group, has acquired commercetools, a leading technology provider of e-commerce solutions, which is known for its high-performance cloud software. Commercetools … Read the full press release

Scania opens new priming painting shop at its cab manufacturing facility in Oskarshamn, Sweden

A new priming painting shop is now being put into service at Scania’s cab manufacturing facility in Oskarshamn, Sweden. With the new paint shop, the technical capacity in Scania’s European production structure will increase from 60,000 to 80,000 truck cabs … Read the full press release