Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Oberthur Technologies to provide Andorran government the latest generation passports based on Lasink™ technology

PARIS, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces that it has been selected by the Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on Lasink™ technology. OT’s … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial presents Case IH and New Holland Agriculture Autonomous Tractor Concepts at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design

Through videos and images, the Company presents the Case IH and New Holland Agriculture Autonomous Tractor Concepts as part of the ‘Si Automatique?’(If automatics?) exhibition at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne in France. LONDON, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The concept … Read the full press release

MarLink Joins Forces with Long-time IT Management Partner Palantir

Oslo/Paris, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marlink has acquired Palantir AS, a Norway-based maritime IT company specialising in remote IT management solutions. The Share Purchase Agreement whereby Marlink acquired 100% of Palantir AS shares was completed on March 17 2017. Palantir provides … Read the full press release

Airbus To Establish Its First Greenfield Training City in Asia

New Delhi, India, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers. The ground-breaking for the Airbus India Training Centre was performed … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Strengthens Its Position in European Corporate Banking and Cash Management according to Greenwich Survey

PARIS, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas today announces it has strengthened its existing market-leading position in European large corporate banking and cash management, according to results published today (March 2) by Greenwich Associates. BNP Paribas ranked first place in the following categories: … Read the full press release

ENGIE reaffirms commitment to play a leading role in development of green finance with issuance of its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion

La Défense, France, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To support its ambitious development strategy in renewable energies and energy efficiency, ENGIE issued its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion. The Group reaffirms its commitment and determination to play a leading role in … Read the full press release

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box, world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers

ENGIE announces the acquisition of EV-Box. The Netherlands-based company is one of the world’s leading electric vehicle charging services providers with over 40,000 charging stations in service. La Défense, France, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Electric mobility: a global fast-growing clean energy … Read the full press release

First High-Power All-Electric Telecom Satellite Now Ready for Shipment from Airbus

All-electric propulsion for orbit-raising and on-station manoeuvers inaugurates significant mass savings on this class of mission TOULOUSE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EUTELSAT 172B, the first high power all-electric telecommunications satellite, is now ready for shipment on 20 March from the Airbus … Read the full press release

Fujitsu announced the creation of a Center of Excel-lence dedicated to artificial intelligence in École Polytechnique campus

Palaiseau, France, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On March, 9th 2017, Fujitsu announced the creation of a Center of Excel-lence (CoE) in École Polytechnique dedicated to artificial intelligence. Fujitsu teams will collaborate with École Polytechnique research center and start-ups, hosted in its … Read the full press release

DS Automobiles deploys Dassault Systèmes’ Virtual Garage” solution to fully support the launch of its new SUV, DS 7 CROSSBACK

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that DS Automobiles, the premium brand of PSA … Read the full press release

Capgemini recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®

Recognition honors those companies who lead with integrity and align principle with action. PARIS, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has again been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining … Read the full press release

Eni acquires 50% participating interest of Block 11 Offshore Cyprus; Total remains the Operator of the Block

San Donato Milanese (MI), 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni announces that has finalized a farm-in agreement with Total to acquire 50% Participating Interest of Block 11 Offshore Cyprus. The agreement, by which Total remains the Operator of the Block, has been … Read the full press release

Solvay Debuts New Coating Line at ECS 2017

PARIS, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Novecare, a key global business unit of the Solvay Group and also a worldwide leader in specialty surfactants and specialty monomers, will feature a line of new products designed to meet customers’ unmet needs for … Read the full press release

PSA and BNP Paribas Enter into a Long-term Strategic Partnership with Joint Acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall Brands

PARIS, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the broader alliance announced today between PSA Group and GM’s Opel subsidiary, PSA and BNP Paribas have agreed to jointly acquire Opel / Vauxhall’s captive financing activities and have entered into a long-term … Read the full press release

PSA Group Welcomes Opel/Vauxhall

Establishes PSA Group as #2 in Europe. This strong and balanced presence in its home markets will serve as the basis of profitable growth worldwide Joint venture in auto financing with BNP Paribas to support development of Opel/Vauxhall brands €2.2 … Read the full press release

B&B Hotels selects Vertical Booking CRS for enterprise hotel distribution across their 400 hotels

BERGAMO, Italy, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — B&B Hotels Group, one of the main independent chains of economy hotels in Europe, a brand renowned for the quality of its smooth, efficient and cozy stays, has selected the Vertical Booking CRS solution … Read the full press release

New milestone for VINCI Concessions with the inauguration of the new South Europe Atlantic high-speed line

RUEIL MALMAISON CEDEX, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new South Europe Atlantic high-speed line (SEA HSL), which will put Bordeaux within 2 hours of Paris starting this July, was inaugurated on February 28th, 2017 by French President François Hollande, in the … Read the full press release

Stoxx Benchmark Announces Composition of their Indices

Frankfurt am Main, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today announced the new composition of STOXX Benchmarks and their sub and sector indices, … Read the full press release

Bonduelle to acquire the #1 producer of single-serve salad bowls in the U.S.

Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bonduelle, the world leader of ready-to-eat vegetables, present in canned, frozen, fresh cut and delicatessen has executed an agreement to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the U.S. market leader in single serve salad bowls. Based … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric and ENGIE to explore and deploy new digital solutions for operational efficiency of renewable assets

La Défense, France, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and ENGIE, a global energy player committed to be leader of the energy transition in the world, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) … Read the full press release

ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz achieve 95 percent outdoor coverage in deployment of the first IoT network in Singapore

The Sigfox network reaches 95 percent outdoor coverage island-wide, the first nationwide IoT network in Southeast Asia SINGAPORE, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At UnaBiz’s inaugural UnaDay, ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz today jointly announced that they have reached an important milestone … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN présente son site décliné en plusieurs langues

TORTOLA, Îles Vierges Britanniques, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflétant la diversité des utilisateurs de VPN dans le monde, ExpressVPN est fier de présenter son site Expressvpn.com en six nouveaux langages : Allemand : (www.expressvpn.com/de) Néerlandais : (www.expressvpn.com/nl) Norvégien : (www.expressvpn.com/no) … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Wealth Management received 33 recognitions in the 2017 Euromoney Private Banking Survey

PARIS, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the 2017 Euromoney Private Banking Survey, BNP Paribas Wealth Management received 33 recognitions, ranking “Best Commercial Banking Capabilities in Western Europe” reflecting its focus on the entrepreneur client segment and “Best Private Banking Services overall … Read the full press release

Marlink, TNL Group form joint venture for the Greek and Cypriot markets

Joint Venture with TNL Group’s satellite connectivity business forms platform for ‘Marlink CG’, the new maritime satcom expert in Greece & Cyprus OSLO/PARIS, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marlink has signed an agreement to enter into a joint venture with the satellite … Read the full press release

Arkema doubles capacity of Kepstan® PEKK product line in France and will invest at its Mobile site in a world-scale PEKK plant

COLOMBES, France, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema recently doubled the capacity of their Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) product line in France and confirms its future investment at its Mobile site (Alabama, United States) in a world-scale PEKK plant expected to come … Read the full press release

Orange Business Services partners with Qatari managed services provider MEEZA for smart services and applications at Msheireb Downtown Doha

Msheireb district: one of the only fully integrated smart districts in the world with more than 500,000 embedded sensors bolstered by a set of advanced applications. With consulting, design and integration expertise, Orange supports MEEZA in offering a new digital … Read the full press release

Airbus to exhibit at the Avalon Airshow in Australia, 28th February to 5th March 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia, 23-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus will feature its extensive range of products, leading-edge capabilities and industrial partnerships in the Pacific via a high-profile presence at the Avalon Airshow in Australia. The 13th edition of the show will take place … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank announces the appointment of Thomas Piquemal as Chief Country Officer for France

Frankfurt am Main, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has appointed Thomas Piquemal as Chief Country Officer for France, in addition to his role as Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, effective March 1, 2017. Piquemal succeeds Bruno Hallak, who … Read the full press release

Airbus announces the appointment of Mikail Houari as President for Africa and the Middle East

Mikail succeeds Habib Fekih who retires after 30 years Dubai, UAE, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has appointed Mikail Houari, 50, as President for Africa and the Middle East region. Mikail, who previously served as Deputy President for Africa and the … Read the full press release

Development of new application for rail system expected to set global standard for energy efficiency and operations optimization

Saint-Ouen, France, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom, a global leader in rail transportation and The CoSMo Company, a global technology company specialized in decision management, announce a strategic partnership to develop a new application to improve the global efficiency of a … Read the full press release