Monthly Archives: June 2017

BASF to build new world-scale plant for ibuprofen in Ludwigshafen, Germany

New world-scale ibuprofen production plant in Ludwigshafen Additional capacity expansion of ibuprofen plant in Bishop, Texas Strengthening position in the ibuprofen market  LUDWIGSHAFEN, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF plans to build a new world-scale plant to produce ibuprofen in Ludwigshafen, … Read the full press release

DHL Global Forwarding takes over the international and domestic cargo transport needs of Gorenje Group

European manufacturer builds on existing relationship with DHL Global Forwarding DHL manages 2,200 TEU of import and export ocean freight annually BONN, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL Global Forwarding has taken over responsibility for the international and domestic cargo transport needs … Read the full press release

DHL Supply Chain opens new pharmaceutical grade facility in Ireland

3,700 sq. m. (40,000 sq. ft) site dedicated to supporting Life Sciences manufacturers in Ireland Integrated transport and logistics services now available across temperature ranges DUBLIN, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global logistics provider DHL Supply Chain is today opening a new … Read the full press release

Telefonica: Data Transparency Lab (DTL) announces the projects that will receive €50,000 in grants

Grantees will present their projects during the 4th edition of Data Transparency Lab which will take place at Telefónica Barcelona in November BARCELONA, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Data Transparency Lab (DTL) announces the projects that have been awarded with €50,000 each to … Read the full press release

Nigeria’s first Diaspora Bond raises $300 million on London Stock Exchange for infrastructure projects

Nigeria raises $300 million through first Diaspora Bond Retail bond aimed at Nigeria’s global expatriate community seeking to invest in the country’s development Offer 130% subscribed demonstrating confidence in Nigeria’s economy First bond of its kind from sub-Saharan Africa LONDON, … Read the full press release

Flender GmbH will be the new name of Siemens Mechanical Drives unit (MD)

Transformation to a stand-alone company under the Siemens umbrella advancing on schedule Affiliation also visible in the name: Flender GmbH, a Siemens Company Important step in enhancing market lead Wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, headquartered in Bocholt MUNICH, 30-Jun-2017 — … Read the full press release

Nestlé moves forward with its comprehensive value creation model

Company advancing value creation model based on profitable growth, margin improvement and capital efficiency VEVEY, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé today announced another step forward in the implementation of its comprehensive value creation model. Early in 2017, the company’s management, together … Read the full press release

HSBC’s new report in The Value of Education series: Higher and higher

LONDON, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Parents can spend anything from just under USD8,000 to just over USD200,000 depending on location and whether provision is state or privately funded 87% of parents around the world are helping to fund their child’s education … Read the full press release

Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the life of Pierre de L’Estoile

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L’Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval. Now Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the … Read the full press release

The eruption of the Katla volcano in Iceland dated between late 822 CE and early 823 CE

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An international group of researchers has dated a large volcanic eruption in Iceland to within a few months. The eruption, which is the oldest volcanic eruption to be precisely dated at high northern latitudes, occurred shortly … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility Division: Bremer Straßenbahn AG orders 67 Avenio trams for mass transit in Bremen

Bremer Straßenbahn AG orders 67 Avenio trams Option for up to 17 additional trams Commissioning to begin in spring 2019 MUNICH, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered 67 Avenio trams from Siemens. The order … Read the full press release

Siemens sells its 500th electric Vectron locomotive to European Locomotive Leasing

Additional eight Vectron locomotives for European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) ELL is currently the biggest Vectron customer 507 locomotives have been ordered to date MUNICH, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens has sold its 500th electric Vectron locomotive. The jubilee locomotive was ordered … Read the full press release

Lithuania joins CERN as an Associate Member

VILNIUS, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (27 June 2017), in Vilnius, Lithuania, CERN Director General, Fabiola Gianotti, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, in the presence of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management announces the appointment of Michael Morley to lead and build its UK business

LONDON, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank Wealth Management announced today that it has appointed Michael Morley, the former Chief Executive of Coutts & Co, to lead and build its UK business, one of the first of around 100 front-office … Read the full press release

Connected motoring: Volkswagen vehicles will be equipped with pWLAN from 2019

From 2019 on, Volkswagen will start fitting the first models with pWLAN technology Information on traffic risks arising at short notice will be sent to other vehicles and the local environment within a few milliseconds WOLFSBURG, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Connectivity … Read the full press release

Six startups presented their ideas to Volkswagen and Siemens at the Group Digital Factory Conference

Six international startups devise practical solutions for digital factory planning Volkswagen Group and Siemens PLM Software joint project Winners implement ideas and results together with Volkswagen and Siemens BRUNSWICK, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Six startups from six countries spent 24 hours … Read the full press release

Volkswagen IT partners with NVIDIA over advanced AI systems with deep learning

Strategic partnership with US technology company NVIDIA Volkswagen Data Lab is competence center for artificial intelligence Projects to use AI in corporate processes and mobility services, to support automotive startup companies, to start “Summer of Code” camp for young IT … Read the full press release

Daimler AG and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) jointly used blockchain technology to execute a financial transaction

Launch of a 1 year corporate Schuldschein with a volume of €100 million as a pilot project for capital market transactions and financial processes Bodo Uebber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Finance & Controlling … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Classic: The 1971 280 SE 3.5 and the 1974 350 SLC will be at the 8th Arlberg Classic Car Rally

fuel consumption combined: 9.3-8.9 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 218-208 g/km* Summiteers with stars: Mercedes-Benz Classic will be present at the 8th Arlberg Classic Car Rally from 29th June to 2nd July 2017 with two vehicles from its own dealership ALL … Read the full press release

Daimler: Mercedes-Benz adds new Cabriolet to its E-Class family

STUTTGART, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz is completing its E-Class family with the new E-Class Cabriolet. This open four-seater with a classic fabric soft top combines puristic, sensuous design with high long-distance comfort for four occupants and the latest technology. This … Read the full press release

New figures show that onshore wind has now passed the 1GW milestone in Northern Ireland

LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New figures show that onshore wind is powering ahead in Northern Ireland, generating nearly a quarter of its electricity needs. The latest generation figures released by NI Electricity Networks, show that onshore wind has now … Read the full press release

European Commission approves Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options

BRUSSELS, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options. The scheme will allow young and small innovative companies to recruit and retain employees without … Read the full press release

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service. … Read the full press release

EBRD launches €100 million Green Economy Financing Facility to help Romanian households invest in energy efficiency

Banca Transilvania first partner bank to start lending under Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Supporting Romanian households to save energy and money, the EBRD is launching the €100 million Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) for … Read the full press release

EBRD joins forces with all other shareholders of Azerbaijan’s Unibank to strengthen its capital

LONDON, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is joining forces with all other shareholders of Azerbaijan’s Unibank to strengthen its capital. Unibank’s share capital will increase by AZN 49 million and will enable it to … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow Leukaemia Research Centre to receive €3m EU grant

GLASGOW, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Glasgow cancer research centre is to receive a €3m EU grant to begin clinical trials on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and other blood cancers.‌‌‌ The Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre is to receive … Read the full press release

Bone-growth technology successfully saved a dog’s leg from amputation

GLASGOW, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists and veterinarians from the University of Glasgow have successfully saved the leg of a two-year-old Munsterlander dog named Eva from amputation using medical technology funded by Sir Bobby Charlton’s landmine charity, Find A Better Way.‌ … Read the full press release

Autogrill bags 7 Food&Beverage Awards

MILAN, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Autogrill is once again amongst the companies acclaimed at the FAB Awards (Food&Beverage Awards), the international airport foodservice event organized by the magazine “The Moodie Report” and held in Toronto this year. During the ceremony … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach expands Futura range with new length version, the FHD2-135

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VDL Bus & Coach has expanded the Futura range with a new length version, the FHD2-135. The advantage of this Futura, with a length of 13.5 metres, is the huge luggage space of over … Read the full press release

VDL delivers six Citeas LLE-99 to Italian passenger transport company Seatour

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In June 2017 six VDL Citeas LLE-99 were delivered to Seatour, an Italian passenger transport company. These are the first Citeas LLE with a length of 9.95 metres that will be put in service … Read the full press release