Sika installs new production lines for mortars and acrylic liquid applied membranes in Palin, Guatemala

BAAR, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has opened a new production plant in Central America, located in Palin in the metropolitan area of Guatemala City. This move further expands the company’s market position in the emerging countries of the region. The … Read the full press release

EY Building a Better Working Europe survey: Skill shortages in Europe are damaging the growth prospects of companies and the continent’s economy

European companies struggle to recruit and retain talent with digital skills Almost half (48%) lack cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and robotics skills Digitally mature companies record higher productivity and better top-line growth LONDON, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skill shortages in Europe are … Read the full press release

Vattenfall ranked “Leader” by Sustainalyctis, an improvement from last year’s ranking – where the company was rated as “outperformer”

STOCKHOLM, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In parallel to being assessed for their financial and business performance, companies are to an increasing extent, also rated for their sustainability performance. The environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria is a set of standards … Read the full press release

Vattenfall to supply 260 GWh electricity yearly to Elkem for the period 2020 – 2026

STOCKHOLM, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and the Norwegian industrial group Elkem have signed a long-term electricity supply agreement for the period 2020 – 2026. The deal is the first major supply agreement with Elkem and includes supply of 260 GWh … Read the full press release

EBU welcomes the publication in the European Official Journal of the European Electronic Communications Code

By 20 December 2020, car radio sets will have to be equipped to allow digital terrestrial radio reception. Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today’s (17 Dec 2018) publication in the European Official Journal of the European Electronic Communications Code paves … Read the full press release

Loughborough University students set a record for the largest number of toys donated in one go to Toys on the Table

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Students from Loughborough University have set a record for the largest number of toys donated in one go to Toys on the Table – a charity that ensures Leicestershire children, who would otherwise receive nothing, … Read the full press release

Sarwjit Sambhi to succeed Mark Hodges as CEO Centrica Consumer and will join the Centrica Board as an Executive Director

WINDSOR, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Centrica plc (the ‘Company’) announces that after nearly 4 years with the Company Mark Hodges, Chief Executive, Centrica Consumer will be leaving on 28th February 2019 to take up a new role as Chief Executive of … Read the full press release

SUEZ to manage Toulouse Métropole wastewater public service for the next 12 years

PARIS, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Toulouse Métropole has awarded SUEZ the contract to manage its wastewater public service for the next 12 years. Worth a total of 520 million euros, the contract will take effect on 1 January 2020. The Group … Read the full press release

Centrica Consumer division CEO Mark Hodges will be the new CEO of ReAssure from 1 March 2019

As part of the preparation towards a potential initial public offering (IPO) of ReAssure, Swiss Re announces Mark Hodges, currently Chief Executive Officer of Centrica Consumer division, as new CEO of ReAssure from 1 March 2019. The new CEO will … Read the full press release

Continental at CES 2019: Mobility at your service. Freedom to Live

Demonstrates real-world Intelligent Intersection in Walnut Creek, California Unveils broad portfolio for smart cities including City Fleet Management, Autonomous Shuttle (CUbE), Intelligent Street Lamp and Intelligent Wearables Displays how City Data as a Service enables Continental to provide interoperable, integrated … Read the full press release

CVC Credit Partners provides second round of financing to Trimb Healthcare to support its acquisition of BioClin BV

LUXEMBOURG, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Funds will support company’s acquisition of several well-established skincare brands from CCS Healthcare CVC Credit Partners (“CVC Credit”) announced today that CVC Credit’s European Direct Lending business has provided its second round of financing to … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Arval launch new green transport offer that aims to simplify access to electric vehicles

La Défense, France, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE, the global energy company and major player in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and Arval, the global specialist in corporate vehicle fleet leasing, have announced the launch of a new green transport offer … Read the full press release

Kerstin Winlöf appointed new Head of Group Savings at Swedbank

Kerstin Winlöf, currently Chief Operating Officer within Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking at Nordea, has been appointed new Head of Group Savings at Swedbank. Kerstin Winlöf will assume her new role at the latest 1 May, 2019. In addition, she … Read the full press release

Discovery of microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength may point to new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of social deficits in neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers uncover how a microRNA cluster regulates synapse development and sociability HEIDELBERG, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research activity into their function in health and disease. Researchers … Read the full press release

Notification shares buy-back: DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market the transactions which occurred under the DIGI symbol between 10-14 Dec 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 17 Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In accordance with the ASF Regulation no. 5/2018 and art. 2 of the Commission Delegated Report (EU) 1052/2016, DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. reports to the regulated market (Bucharest Stock Exchange “BVB”, Romanian Financial Supervisory … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY announces acquisition of leading designer and manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems based in the UK

STOCKHOLM, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ASSA ABLOY has acquired Lorient, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems based in the UK with half of sales exported outside of the UK and EU. “I am very pleased to … Read the full press release

Equinor announces its second offshore wind lease in the United States

Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the US government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Stavanger, Norway, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor submitted a winning bid of … Read the full press release

Gas production from Aasta Hansteen field opens a new region for gas export to Europe

Stavanger, Norway, 17-Dec-2018 — On 16 December Equinor and its partners started production from the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea. Today, 17 December gas from the Aasta Hansteen field is available to the market for the first … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance plc to transfer its pre-2007 UK legacy employers’ liability policies to Catalina

Portfolio includes gross liabilities of USD 2 billion Transaction will be completed in two steps Transaction is expected to have a small negative impact on business operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a small positive impact on … Read the full press release

US-amerikanischer Customer-Data-Platform-Experte David M. Raab leitet ersten gemeinsamen CDP-Workshop mit b.telligent in München

MÜNCHEN, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marketer können heutzutage auf eine wahre Flut von Daten zugreifen, stehen jedoch mehr denn je vor der Schwierigkeit, diese in einem nutzbaren Format zusammenzufassen. Zukünftig wird es vor allem darauf ankommen, die Architektur von Marketing-Automation-Systemen weiterzuentwickeln, … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space announces firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency for additional A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircrafts

MADRID, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters receives order of seven H145 helicopters from the Bundeswehr

Donauwörth, Germany, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The aircraft will … Read the full press release

ANA’s first A380 enters a final phase of ground and flight tests in Hamburg

HAMBURG, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. ANA has firm orders for … Read the full press release

The Airbus Foundation welcomes Fab Foundation Director Sherry Lassiter to its College of External Experts

TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Airbus Foundation’s College of External Experts consists of five representatives from NGOs as well as the aerospace business. Their mission is to provide guidance and expertise in their respective fields to the Foundation’s Board of … Read the full press release

Philippe Mhun named Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Didier Evrard to retire after 41 years at Airbus TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Philippe Mhun, 56, as Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective 01 January 2019. Mhun, currently … Read the full press release

Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for EUR 352 million

BRUSSELS, PARIS, FRANKFURT, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dexia and Helaba today announce that they have signed a sale and purchase agreement allowing Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for a total consideration of EUR 352 … Read the full press release

Bosch to highlight innovative solutions and services for the mobility of the future and for the smart home at CES 2019

Bosch booth: Central Hall #14020 / Twitter #BoschCES World first: Bosch debuts a driverless electric concept shuttle with integrated services CES 2019 Innovation Awards®: six honorees for Bosch solutions Mobility of the future: less stress, improved safety and efficiency Smart … Read the full press release

Zurich to nominate Jasmin Staiblin for a position on its Board

Election will take place at the next Annual General Meeting David Nish will not stand for re-election ZURICH, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ms. Staiblin is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Alpiq, a leading Swiss energy services provider and electricity … Read the full press release

Arriva Designflows, la prima competizione di mobile design in Italia

Parte Designflows, la prima competizione di mobile design in Italia, sponsorizzata dal primo app developer d’Europa MILAN, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sono aperte le iscrizioni a Designflows, la prima gara di mobile UI design in Italia, con un montepremi complessivo pari … Read the full press release

Eduardo Navarro appointed Telefonica´s Global Director for Comms, Brand, Public Affairs & Sustainability

MADRID, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Telefónica, at its ordinary meeting held today, has approved the following organizational changes that will take effect on January 1. Eduardo Navarro, current Chairman and CEO of Telefónica Brasil, has been appointed … Read the full press release