Monthly Archives: May 2017

Zumtobel Group recognised 217 long-serving employees during jubilee celebration

Recognition of 217 employees with 4,080 years of company service Celebration for all long-serving employees at headquarters Dornbirn Dornbirn, Austria, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As a way of thanking all long-serving employees who have spent a total of 4,080 years working … Read the full press release

New research project on how microbial communities are organised and function gets funding

A research project by ETH Zurich, MIT with other US universities will receive 15 million US dollars in funding from the New York-based Simons Foundation. Over the next five years, researchers will investigate how microbial communities are organised and function, … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews-led research solved mystery of why volcanism on Venus is a rare event

Fife, Scotland, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The long-standing mystery of why there are so few volcanoes on Venus has been solved by a team of researchers led by the University of St Andrews. Dr Sami Mikhail of the School of Earth … Read the full press release

Award-winning author David Mitchell to attend one-day international conference on his works at University of St Andrews

Fife, Scotland, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Award-winning author David Mitchell will visit the University of St Andrews on Saturday 3 June 2017 for a one-day international conference on his works. The conference, to be held in the School of English, brings … Read the full press release

New collaboration will see welfare improvement of captive elephants in Thailand

NOTTINGHAM, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Elephants have been living alongside people for thousands of years in South East Asia and, while their proximity can often lead to conflicts over food and territory, the relationship between the two species is deeply ingrained … Read the full press release

World MS Day 2017: Merck launches multiple sclerosis (MS) care partner survey with IACO

Preliminary research indicates most MS carers are between the ages of 18-34, the prime of their lives Largest global MS carer survey with International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO) to help identify unmet needs and social impact Darmstadt, Germany, 31-May-2017 … Read the full press release

Tikehau IM finances Portobello Capital’s acquisition of Centauro Rent a Car

MADRID, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tikehau IM, a leading pan European asset manager and subsidiary of Tikehau Capital, today announced its fourth debt financing transaction in Spain with the arrangement of a Unitranche in support of Portobello Capital’s acquisition of Centauro … Read the full press release

Symrise AG acquires largest fruit and vegetable juices supplier in Great Britain Cobell Limited

Cobell as number one supplier for juices in Great Britain ideally complements Symrise’s activities Symrise to increase customer proximity in the British beverage market segment Cobell and Symrise to become the leading single source for beverage ingredients and formulations Holzminden, … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel acquires fourteen Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trucks from IVECO

IVECO and Kuehne + Nagel are partnering on reducing CO2 emissions. UTRECHT, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel, one of the worldwide leading logistics providers, and IVECO, a leader in sustainable transport, signed a contract for the supply of fourteen … Read the full press release

Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Éric Trappier appointed President of AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

PARIS, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On May 30, 2017, the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) announced the appointment of Mr Éric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, as President of the Association. Éric Trappier has been serving … Read the full press release

TS EMEA to Exhibit at AEGPL 2017 with NextGen Mobility Solutions On Hand

TS EMEA will present its NextGen enterprise software at the AEGPL Congress on 21-22 June 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal Tulsa, USA, 31-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present … Read the full press release

Capgemini positioned as a ‘Leader’ in the overall NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT) for Managed Security Services

PARIS, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that it has been positioned as a ‘Leader’ in the overall NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT) for Managed Security Services. In addition … Read the full press release

Piaggio Fast Forward received the highly sought after Disruptive Genius – Company award

PFF Chairman Michele Colaninno: “A deep understanding of the mobility of people and goods in an ever more technological future is the path that has led us to create GITA and KILO” Boston, Massachusetts (USA), 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Piaggio Fast … Read the full press release

PSA Retail France SAS: a vehicle for economic performance and social cohesion

PARIS, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Last January, following discussions between the employee representatives of SCA (Société Commerciale Automotive) and of SCC (Société Commerciale Citroën), all five trade unions signed a convergence agreement enabling a common status to be created for all … Read the full press release

New class of micro-organisms in Siberian soda lakes discovered

DELFT, Netherlands, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from Delft and Moscow have discovered a new class of micro-organisms in Siberian soda lakes. These organisms grow in sodium carbonate brines with a pH 10 and convert methyl group of organic material … Read the full press release

Samaritans’ suicide prevention and marketing campaigns won two major prizes at the Business Charity Awards

SURREY, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans’ suicide prevention and marketing campaigns with the railway industry won two major prizes at the Business Charity Awards last night. The awareness-raising campaign, We Listen, won Marketing Initiative of the Year and the suicide prevention … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland laboratories in Cologne and Yokohama accredited by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

COLOGNE, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has accredited the TÜV Rheinland laboratories in Cologne and Yokohama as Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs). This is an important step in offering customers perfect service for the … Read the full press release

University of Geneva researchers work paves the way for a future quantum repeater

GENEVA, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Quantum physic can guarantee that a message has not be intercepted before reaching its destination. Thanks to the laws of quantum physic, a particle of light – a photon – can be in two distinct states … Read the full press release

eRamp energy efficiency project is coming to a close

Joint press release by the “eRamp” research project partners Munich and Dresden, Germany, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the most important European research projects for energy efficiency, “eRamp”, is coming to a close. Over the past three years, 26 partners … Read the full press release

Diamond League: Nafissatou Thiam scored an impressive victory in the Heptathlon in Götzis

BRUSSELS, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nafissatou Thiam scored an impressive victory in the famous Heptathlon in Götzis. The Olympic Champion set a mark of 7.013 points which not only pulverizes the national record that she set last summer at the Olympics … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft: 25 years of success in the new federal states

MUNICH, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — No research organization has made its contribution to German reunification as quickly and intensively as has the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. For more than a quarter of a century, Fraunhofer has been an innovative research partner, a future-oriented employer … Read the full press release

EBRD loans EUR186 million to Fayoum Water and Wastewater Company in Egypt

€186 million loan to benefit residents of Fayoum governorate LONDON, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is improving the living conditions of approximately three million inhabitants of Egypt’s Fayoum governorate – of whom around one million will have access to sanitation … Read the full press release

Thailand’s state enterprise TOT selects Telenor’s dtac as preferred partner for its 2300 MHz spectrum

FORNEBU, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thailand’s state enterprise TOT has today announced that Telenor’s Thai subsidiary dtac has been selected as the preferred partner for 4G services on TOT’s 2300 MHz spectrum. “I am pleased that TOT has selected dtac as … Read the full press release

VEON’s Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. adds additional 4G/LTE spectrum in Pakistan through their local 85% owned subsidiary Jazz

Pakistan subsidiary of GTH and VEON continues to lead in high-speed data services AMSTERDAM, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON ) (“VEON”) and its subsidiary Global Telecom Holding S.A.E. (EGX: GTHE) (“GTH”), today announced the … Read the full press release

Roland Sladek appointed Group Director Communication & Identity VEON Ltd

AMSTERDAM, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of telecommunications and digital services headquartered in Amsterdam and serving over 235 million customers, announces the appointment of Roland Sladek to the role of Group … Read the full press release

Navantia: NSAG joint venture to supply the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) to the Royal Australian Navy’s AOR ships

MADRID, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Navantia and NSAG have signed a $2.8m purchase order which will see NSAG supply the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) to the Royal Australian Navy’s AOR (Auxiliary Oil Replenishment) ships currently under construction under Defence’s SEA1654 … Read the full press release

Head of ZF Aftermarket Helmut Ernst will lead all market and product topics of the organization

Helmut Ernst is additionally responsible for Market & Product Neil Fryer takes on a new assignment outside ZF Friedrichshafen, Germany, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective immediately, Helmut Ernst, Head of ZF Aftermarket, will lead all market and product topics of the … Read the full press release

Neoen, Schneider Electric sign 750 MW Conext SmartGenTM multi-year framework agreement on three continents

Rueil-Malmaison (France), 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Neoen, the premier French independent power producer and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, have signed a 750 MW Conext SmartGenTM multi-year framework agreement on three continents. The scope includes: conversion … Read the full press release

Borealis selects Taylorsville, North Carolina to build dedicated automotive polypropylene compounding plant

VIENNA, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has decided to build a dedicated automotive polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina. This decision demonstrates the … Read the full press release

UC RUSAL signs new syndicated USD1.7 billion Pre-Export Finance Term Facility Agreement

MOSCOW, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, Moscow Exchange: RUAL/RUALR), a leading global aluminium producer, announces that it has entered into a new syndicated Pre-Export Finance Term Facility Agreement with the following key terms and conditions: … Read the full press release