Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Invacare International take powerchairs to a new level

CARDIFF, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global brand leader Invacare is once again raising the bar in the powerchair market, following on from the successful launch of the LiNX control system last year. Invacare has taken the smart technology a step … Read the full press release

Dassault Falcon Jet selectes Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC)

Teterboro, New Jersey, USA, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Falcon Jet recently selected Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC), allowing the facility to perform line maintenance, AOG support and other services on Falcon 900EX EASy and 2000EX … Read the full press release

Sanofi files patent infringement suit against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. in US

PARIS, 10-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi announced today that it filed a patent infringement suit against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (“Merck”) on August 8, 2017 in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. In its suit Sanofi … Read the full press release

FATF assessment of Denmark’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing system

PARIS, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Denmark has the foundations for a sound regime to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, but needs to improve the implementation of measures to mitigate the risks, including through better assessing those risks and enhancing national … Read the full press release

European Society of Cardiology, Prof Scott Montgomery: Severe infections in adulthood are associated with a contemporaneously raised risk of cardiovascular disease

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first year, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive … Read the full press release

EU, KfW and French bank AFD to help Jordan deal with water shortage

European initiative: EU, KfW and French development bank AFD launch project against water shortage in Jordan EUR 152 million to improve drinking water supply and waste water disposal Financing provided by Germany: EUR 80 million Improvement of water supply for … Read the full press release

Arkema names Beatriz Mendez as VP of Goods & Services Procurement

COLOMBES, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announces the appointment of Beatriz Mendez as Vice President of Goods & Services Procurement for the Group, effective 1st August 2017. Beatriz Mendez, a 45 year old Spanish national, is a graduate of both … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes and No Magic to join their expertise in the Model-based systems engineering field

Providing an Integrated Solution for Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), ranging from systems of systems, embedded systems modeling and execution to code generation Adopting and Expanding Industry Standards for “Internet of Experiences” Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Mobility, High-Tech, Life … Read the full press release

Luo Gang named CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China

Chinese research to support future Airbus products & services TOULOUSE, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Luo Gang has been appointed CEO of Airbus’ new innovation centre to be set up in China. A location will be announced at a later date … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release

French Energy Regulatory Commission: ENGIE awarded 10 photovoltaic projects in France

La Défense, France, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the second solar bidding session organized by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE4-2), ENGIE, through its subsidiaries ENGIE Green, La Compagnie du Vent, CNR and Solairedirect, has been awarded 10 photovoltaic … Read the full press release

ENGIE makes new investments in Latin America, India and Cambodia through its social impact investment fund Rassembleurs d’Energies

Avec 3 nouveaux investissements d’ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies en Amérique Latine, en Inde et au Cambodge, près de 2 millions de personnes disposeront d’un accès à une énergie propre et durable d’ici 2020. La Défense, France, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Announcing the … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Cardif acquires Ageas ownership in Cargeas Assicurazioni in Italy

BNP Paribas Cardif announced today the signature of an agreement with the company Ageas to take full ownership of Cargeas Assicurazioni (CARGEAS), a major non-life bancassurance provider in Italy. PARIS, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas Cardif (50% – 1 share) and Ageas … Read the full press release

Ubisoft to appeal Paris Commercial Court’s ruling on Havas-BETC litigation dispute

PARIS, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ubisoft has decided to appeal the Paris Commercial Court’s ruling of May 16th, 2017 on the litigation dispute over the breach of the contract which bound it to Havas-BETC. Ubisoft had noted with satisfaction that the … Read the full press release

IAG’s low cost long-haul airline brand LEVEL orders three more A330-200

TOULOUSE, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the recent and hugely successful launch in Barcelona of International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low cost long-haul airline brand, LEVEL, the Group has selected the A330-200 as its aircraft of choice to further expand operations. LEVEL … Read the full press release

Alstom: Full-size mock-up of the train for Dubai Metro’s Route 2020 project unveiled to HE Mattar Al Tayer

Saint-Ouen, France, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom presented to a delegation of RTA, headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA (Roads &Transport Authority), the mock-up of the Metropolis trains for the … Read the full press release

Beijing International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) will feature Dassault’s newest business jet Falcon 8X

First 8X in China to be Delivered Shortly Beijing, China, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year, the Beijing International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) will feature the Falcon 8X, Dassault’s newest business jet in the ultra-long range class. Since entering into service … Read the full press release

The ESTACA team won this year’s Dassault UAV Challenge

The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to a close with the final on April 22 and 23, on the Supelec campus in Gif-Sur-Yvette. PARIS, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 2016-2017 edition of the Dassault UAV Challenge came to … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA sold 1,580,000 units in the first half of 2017

1,580,000 units sold in the first half of 2017 Sales increase in Latin America, Middle East and Africa, Eurasia and India-Pacific regions In China, specific action plans implemented for each JV by Groupe PSA and its partners Market share gains … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA: Autonomous car crossed a tollgate in a full autonomous mode for the first time

PARIS, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At 10:30 am on Wednesday, on the VINCI Autoroutes motorway network, an autonomous carcrossed a tollgate in a full autonomous mode, for the first time. A Citroën C4 Picasso from Groupe PSA’s autonomous vehicles fleet crossed through … Read the full press release

PSA Retail to develop its used vehicle trade with platform for used vehicles CARDAYZ

PARIS, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With CARDAYZ, PSA Retail has gained a strategic operational tool to develop its used vehicle trade, cover all of this priority market effectively and increase customer satisfaction. CARDAYZ provides a comprehensive approach to the used vehicle … Read the full press release

PSA Retail: ambitious partnership to build the most extensive Car Spare Parts Distribution Platform

A partnership between PSA Retail, Car Avenue, Grand Est Automobiles and Groupe Nedey Automobiles PARIS, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — PSA Retail has teamed up with Car Avenue, Grand Est Automobiles and Groupe Nedey Automobiles to build and develop the most extensive … Read the full press release

Groupe PSA: Our aim, with the co-construction approach, is to make the company and its employees win

Achievements of our commitments: the Group produced more than 1 million vehicles in France in 2016, created 2,000 jobs for young people, also offers more flexible working methods International expansion of the co-construction approach with the IndustriALL agreement Actions are under … Read the full press release

Zurich and Capgemini joint Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects won the Information Services Group (ISG) Paragon Award

PARIS/ZURICH, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Zurich), a leading multi-line insurer, and Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, won the Information Services Group (ISG) Paragon Award™ Europe in the “Collaboration” category for their joint Robotic Process … Read the full press release

CEB Governor Rolf Wenzel and Vice-Governor Carlo Monticelli at the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, Italy

TRIESTE, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Rolf Wenzel, and Vice-Governor for Financial Strategy, Carlo Monticelli, participated in the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, Italy.  The 2017 Summit, which was organised by … Read the full press release

Vivendi acquired the 59.2% stake in Havas held by the Bolloré Group

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Risk Frontiers 2017: Euler Hermes latest analysis on Africa’s economic performance

PARIS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Euler Hermes, the global leader in trade credit insurance recently presented its latest analysis on Africa’s economic performance at a ‘Risk Frontiers 2017’ conference in London. Highlights of the speech by Stéphane Colliac, chief economist for … Read the full press release

Photonics solutions: Safran Corporate Ventures to invest in Kastler Brossel Laboratory spinoff Cailabs

PARIS, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran today announces equity investment in Cailabs, through Safran Corporate Ventures, its corporate venture subsidiary dedicated to investments in innovative technology companies. A spinoff from the Kastler Brossel Laboratory, providing innovative photonics solutions to harness the … Read the full press release

VINCI Energies to acquire 85% of the shares in Acuntia from GPF Capital

Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Energies, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in energy and information and communication technology services (ICT), has reached an agreement with the GPF Capital* investment fund to acquire the Acuntia company. The agreement covers acquisition of … Read the full press release

BOURBON to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations

Marseille, France /Kongsberg, Norway, 11-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading marine Offshore services company, BOURBON has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Automated Ships Ltd to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for … Read the full press release