Monthly Archives: September 2016

Samaritans’ and rail industry’s suicide prevention programme chosen as the CSR Project of the Year at the Charity Times Awards

SURREY, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans, Network Rail, British Transport Police and the Rail Industry Suicide Stakeholder Group have won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award in last night’s prestigious Charity Times Awards. Their suicide prevention programme has been chosen as the … Read the full press release

Amey and Arup to design a Smart Motorway solution for the M4 in New South Wales, Australia

OXFORD, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading consultancy firm, Amey, will be working with Arup to design a Smart Motorway solution for the M4 in New South Wales, Australia – the first project of its kind in the region. The M4 Smart … Read the full press release

Amey signs the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport Charter for Diversity & Inclusion to mark National Inclusion Week

OXFORD, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — To mark this year’s National Inclusion Week, leading public services provider Amey announced today that it has signed the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport Charter for Diversity & Inclusion. The Charter requires its signatories to … Read the full press release

Amey welcomed 258 graduates and 259 apprentices to its Graduate Development Programme and apprenticeship programme

OXFORD, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — There are currently 258 graduates and 259 apprentices with leading public and regulated services provider Amey, following the latest intake who joined at the start of September. Gaining key industry experience while receiving support from senior … Read the full press release

Leonardo-Finmeccanica: Definition Study of the European MALE RPAS Programme launched

Manching, Germany, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Since beginning of September the development of a common European drone has entered a new phase. The contract for the Definition Study of the European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) … Read the full press release

Thales and Indian Institute of Technology to create jointly supervised IIT Delhi-CNRS PhD fellowship programme

New Delhi, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a jointly supervised IIT Delhi-CNRS PhD fellowship programme. The MoU was signed in the presence of His … Read the full press release

TALGO, Inc. selected to replace vital systems and components and update relevant technology of the Red Line fleet

MADRID, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) awarded TALGO, Inc., on September 22, a project to overhaul critical systems and subsystems to 74 vehicles assigned to the Red Line that will be operated in a married … Read the full press release

Alpiq and GETEC establish European platform for energy market and customer service processes

LAUSANNE, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration with the German energy services provider GETEC, Alpiq is establishing a European platform for energy market and customer service processes. To this end, on 29 September 2016, the two companies founded a joint-venture company, … Read the full press release

Achmea announces the appointment of Michel Lamie as CFO and to its Executive Board

ZEIST, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Achmea has appointed Michel Lamie (50) to Achmea’s Executive Board with effect from 1 January 2017. He will succeed Huub Arendse as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in April 2017 following the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank approves five new loans to support social projects

PARIS, 30-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, at its 299th meeting held in Paris, the Administrative Council of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) approved five new loans worth € 423 million. This brings the total amount approved for projects so … Read the full press release

Retail: Equistone Partners Europe acquires majority stake in D3T Distribution, the holding company of Motoblouz

LONDON, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Equistone Partners Europe (“Equistone”), one of Europe’s leading investors in mid-market buyouts, has acquired a majority stake in D3T Distribution, the holding company of Motoblouz and Access-Moto (together “Motoblouz” or “the Company”) from Inspirational Stores for … Read the full press release

The World Economic Forum releases its Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017

GENEVA, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Economic Forum launched its Global Competitiveness Report 2016 on 28 September. The report finds that declining openness is threatening growth and prosperity. Monetary stimulus measures, such as quantitative easing are not enough to sustain … Read the full press release

Hiab announces Tim Hansen from Denmark as the winner of the World Crane Championships

Malmö, Sweden, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Hiab, part of Cargotec, is delighted to announce that Tim Hansen from Denmark has won the World Crane Championships (WCC) held on 24 and 25 September in connection to the IAA exhibition in Hannover, Germany. Among … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline welcomes Brian McNamara as CEO of GSK’s Consumer Healthcare division

LONDON, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — GSK today announced that Brian McNamara, is appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GSK’s Consumer Healthcare division effective immediately. He succeeds Emma Walmsley who was last week appointed GSK CEO Designate succeeding Sir Andrew Witty as … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline completes sale of remaining stake in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd at ZAR 300 per share

LONDON, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Further to the announcement by GlaxoSmithKline on 28 September 2016, GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to the sale of 28.2 million ordinary shares in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd (“Aspen”) at a price of ZAR 300 per share (the … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline intends to sell remaining stake in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd

LONDON, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline announces that it intends to sell its remaining stake in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd (“Aspen”). The disposal will be through a placing of ordinary shares in Aspen to institutional investors (the “Offering”). The Offering is … Read the full press release

​Euler Hermes announces collaboration with Moody’s Investors Service for new, tailored credit rating services for SMEs

PARIS, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Euler Hermes (ELE:PA), the world leader in trade-credit insurance, today announced a collaboration with Moody’s Investors Service for new, tailored credit rating services that Euler Hermes Rating will provide to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps. … Read the full press release

14th Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico dedicates an entire programme to Berlin International Film Festival

BERLIN, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On the occasion of the “Year of Germany in Mexico 2016/2017”, the 14th Morelia International Film Festival (October 21-30, 2016), with the support of the Goethe-Institut, is dedicating an entire programme to the Berlin International Film … Read the full press release

Neste Head of Aviation Regulation Henrik Erämetsä appointed Co-Chair of EU initiative ‘the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath’

HELSINKI, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Henrik Erämetsä, Head of Aviation Regulation at Neste has been appointed Co-Chair of the EU initiative ‘the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath’ as a representative of the biofuels industry. Mr. Erämetsä will co-chair together with Ruben Alblas … Read the full press release

Neste and spoken word artist Prince Ea unveiled new film that focuses on the future of learning

HELSINKI, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste and the spoken word artist Prince Ea have unveiled the latest collaboration in their forward-looking Pre-order the Future project, this time with a film that focuses on the future of learning. The new film aims … Read the full press release

Bringing the FREME e-Services to the Market

TURIN, Italy, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — FREME,  a 2-years project co funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation with the goal of developing a commercial-grade open framework of e-Service for the multilingual and semantic … Read the full press release

ZF Friedrichshafen AG advances on developing systems to help prevent accidents involving vulnerable road users

Cyclist AEB test protocols in Europe will be part of five star NCAP ratings for 2018 Percentage of cyclist and pedestrian road fatalities continues to climb in the US Protection of vulnerable road users in fast growing automotive markets like … Read the full press release

ZF Friedrichshafen AG introduces all-electric central drive for buses, coaches and delivery trucks for urban transport

New all-electric central drive designed particularly for city buses and delivery trucks. AVE 130 electric portal axle is already a volume-production solution for low-floor buses; its modified concept excels in the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck. TraXon Hybrid enables heavy trucks to … Read the full press release

Bertelsmann and Lightpower Collection to present photographic portraits of Rock’n’Roll greats by music photographer Neal Preston at Gütersloh Theater

70 iconic works by music photographer Neal Preston on view from October 27 to November 27, 2016 Supporting program includes reading, photography workshop and musical evening with young bands from the region Gütersloh, 28-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The media company … Read the full press release

Voith Composites sets new standards for large-scale production of carbon fiber-reinforced components for automotive customers

Technological milestone in the efficient production of carbon fiber–reinforced components Continuous and digitally networked production process Joint development partnership with AUDI AG Heidenheim/Garching, 28-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Voith Composites has laid the groundwork for large-scale production of carbon fiber-reinforced components (CFRP) … Read the full press release

Liansheng Paper Industry orders new technically advanced packaging paper machine, the PM 9 from Voith

Zhangzhou, China, 28-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On July 29, 2016, Liansheng Paper Industry (Longhai) Co., Ltd. signed a contract with Voith in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, for a new packaging paper machine, the PM 9. This move not only takes the cooperation … Read the full press release

AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated form 5G Automotive Association

AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated team up to evolve, test and promote communications solutions for connected mobility. Next generation mobile networks will help to address society’s mobility and road safety needs with … Read the full press release

Infront Sports & Media achieved more than 230 hours coverage across Sub-Saharan Africa for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Infront together with TV Media Sport has achieved a first time success in Africa with more than 230 hours of broadcast coverage ZUG, 28-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media has secured more than … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric joins the FTSE4Good Global and Europe indices

It demonstrates the company’s commitment to driving meaningful innovation innovating at every level for sustainability Rueil-Malmaison (France), 28-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, joined the FTSE4Good Global and Europe indices on June 30. Created by FTSE … Read the full press release

Safran Toulouse: Safran inaugurates its consolidated regional site near Toulouse-Blagnac international airport

TOULOUSE, 28-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Philippe Petitcolin, Chief Executive Officer of Safran, has inaugurated Safran Toulouse, the Group’s consolidated regional site, located near the Toulouse-Blagnac international airport. The ceremony was attended by a number of VIP guests, including Carole Delga, President … Read the full press release