Monthly Archives: March 2017

Barco leads the market adoption of laser projection by movie exhibitors around the world

Las Vegas, Nev. USA, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is driving the adoption of laser projection by movie exhibitors around the world, affirming its status as the technology and market leader in cinema. As the market has come … Read the full press release

KfW IPEX-Bank provides financing to build new and modern logistics centre in Koblenz for REWE

Frankfurt am Main, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Working together with another bank, KfW IPEX-Bank is providing financing to build a new and modern logistics centre for the REWE retail group in Koblenz. The loan of up to EUR 58 million … Read the full press release

Ericsson announces simplified organizational structure and appointments to Executive Team

Simplified organizational structure and appointments to Executive Team will help drive execution of company strategy New Business Areas, Market Areas and Executive Team effective April 1, 2017 STOCKHOLM, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In line with the business strategy announced today, Ericsson … Read the full press release

Škoda Transportation further invests into its ancillary plants to meet demands on efficient and environmentally-sound production

Škoda Transportation has invested around 80 million Czech crowns in the ancillary plants at Škoda factory premises in Plzeň. The investment was mainly aiming at increasing production capacities and boosting efficiency in the production of new trams, locomotives and trains. Opening … Read the full press release

University of Bristol and the Bristol Naturalists’ Society to offer programme of Biodiversity Events

BRISTOL, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The rich horticultural history and biodiversity of some of Bristol’s most beautiful gardens will be revealed to the public through a series of guided tours and events, starting next month. The University of Bristol is inviting … Read the full press release

University of Bristol quantum physicist awarded the prestigious 2016 Cozzarelli Prize

BRISTOL, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A professor of physics from the University of Bristol’s new Quantum Information Institute has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Cozzarelli Prize for a paper published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor … Read the full press release

PLIVA received three Golden Indexes 2016 awards

ZAGREB, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the award ceremony held on 21 March 2017, Golden Indexes 2016 were awarded to companies that contributed greatly to the quality of students’ lives, education and development in 2016. PLIVA received as many as three … Read the full press release

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport announces teams for 2017 DTM season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Mercedes me: Robert Wickens & Gary Paffett Mercedes-AMG Motorsport SILBERPFEIL Energy: Paul Di Resta & Maro Engel Mercedes-AMG Motorsport BWT: Edoardo Mortara & Lucas Auer STUTTGART, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Final preparations for the new DTM season will … Read the full press release

Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans partner to electrify the courier service’s vehicle fleet

Strategic partnership to electrify the Hermes vehicle fleet 1500 electric vans for urban deliveries from Mercedes-Benz Vans Pilot project to start in early 2018 in Hamburg and Stuttgart Focus on economy, practicality and sustainability Significant reductions in exhaust and noise emissions … Read the full press release

Saudi-Arabian transport group Al Khaldi signs purchase order for 540 Mercedes-Benz medium and heavy duty trucks

Al Khaldi Transport Group (Damman, Saudi-Arabia) orders 540 medium and heavy duty Mercedes-Benz trucks Mercedes-Benz models Actros, Atego und Accelo will be operating in energy and infrastructure sector All 540 trucks come with a full service and maintenance contract Stefan … Read the full press release

ABB introduces next-generation medium-voltage UPS for mission critical facilities including data centers

ZURICH, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB’s PCS120 MV UPS was introduced to the market in London, at Data Centre World, and in Houston, Texas, at ABB’s largest customer event, ABB Customer World. ABB’s PCS120 MV UPS is a next-generation medium-voltage uninterruptible … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham hosts ChemEngDayUK 2017

BIRMINGHAM, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Chemical engineering experts from across the UK and beyond headed to the University of Birmingham today to discuss research innovations that could help to shape a better world. The University is hosting ChemEngDayUK 2017 – a … Read the full press release

The University of Birmingham announces the appointment of Professor Catherine Cassell as Dean of Birmingham Business School

BIRMINGHAM, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — When she arrives on 1 September, Professor Cassell will be the first woman to lead Birmingham Business School in its history of over a century. Professor Cassell will be joining one of only a handful of … Read the full press release

Bulgaria’s Unicoms Services launches hosted OTT platform for pay-TV operators deploying technology provided by Conax and Appear TV

Unicoms Services launches end-to-end, hosted OTT service for pay-TV operators tapping turn-key OTT streaming platform Conax GO Live and Appear TV processing technology supporting Android and iOS devices OSLO, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Conax, part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), and … Read the full press release

University of Dundee awarded grant from Innovate UK to create an Antibacterial Drug Discovery Accelerator

Dundee, Scotland, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to global human and animal health – the O’Neill Report published last year stated that, unless we take urgent action, it will be directly responsible for over … Read the full press release

Forsvarsbygg selects contractor for security fence installation around Ørland Air Station in Norway

OSLO, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AF Gruppen (AFG) is nominated by Forsvarsbygg as contractor for installation of security fence around Ørland Air Station. The work will be performed at Ørland Air Station and encompasses ground and concrete works for installation of … Read the full press release

Umeå University to gather hundreds of world-leading researchers for the largest research conference on the future of the Arctic

Temperatures are rising, and life on earth changes. The fastest change takes place in the North, in the Arctic. That is a fact. But what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable for humans? Is this a new … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galán tops ‘2017 All-Europe Executive Team’ ranking by the Institutional Investor Research Group

Iberdrola’s CFO, José Sainz Armada, was also ranked as Best CFO within the same category The company was also selected as having the Best Investor Relations team in the industry BILBAO, Spain, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio … Read the full press release

Iberdrola strengthens its role as Mexico’s foremost private power company

The planned investment for this power plant is around US$400 million Iberdrola awarded construction and operation of 766-MW combined-cycle power station in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico The new Topolobampo III power plant, to be located close to the town … Read the full press release

PEP shopping centre in Munich Neuperlach undergoes extensive refurbishment

Extensive renovation and redecoration of the existing and fully operational shopping centre complements the extension already commenced in 2016 HAMBURG, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TH Real Estate and ECE have started the extensive refurbishment of the PEP shopping centre in Munich … Read the full press release

LCH announces its first European buy-side client now live on CDSClear

Amundi is LCH’s first live buy-side client on CDSClear BNP Paribas acts as Amundi’s clearing broker Reflects continued growing momentum behind CDSClear service LONDON, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LCH, a leading global clearing house, announced today that its first European … Read the full press release

E.ON joins forces with municipal partners to drive e-mobility in Germany

ESSEN, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the German government’s program to promote e-mobility, E.ON’s regional companies have submitted applications for a total of more than 700 charging points. The majority of the applications were submitted by Avacon, Bayernwerk, E.DIS … Read the full press release

E.ON integrates wind farm into its Virtual Power Plant; stabilizes the German electricity grid

ESSEN, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The fluctuating feed-in of wind power into the electricity grid has so far been regarded as a problem for grid stability and supply security. E.ON is now turning the tables. E.ON will be one of the … Read the full press release

KTH Royal Institute of Technology developed bacteria-trapping material from wood as water purification filter

STOCKHOLM, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — What can the forests of Scandinavia possibly offer to migrants in faraway refugee camps? Clean water may be one thing. A bacteria-trapping material developed from wood by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is now … Read the full press release

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

PwC Global Chief Information Officer Sigal Zarmi named in the Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards

LONDON, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sigal Zarmi, Global Chief Information Officer, PwC, has been named in the Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards. The Premier 100 Technology Leadership awards honour individuals who have had a positive impact on their organization through … Read the full press release

IVECO’s pioneering work in developing natural gas vehicles recognized with “NGV Global Industry Champion” award

As a part of the NGV GLOBAL 2017 conference, the natural gas vehicles association held an international gathering on March 22 to present a series of sector awards. IVECO received the “NGV Global Industry Champion” award recognizing the brand’s 20 … 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

Lantmännen Schulstad and Rema 1000 benefit from Scania’s hybrid truck to make deliveries during restricted period in Copenhagen

Lantmännen Schulstad recently started operating three Scania P 320 hybrid distribution trucks in Copenhagen WOLFSBURG, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic bakery giant Lantmännen Schulstad and Norway-based food retailer Rema 1000 are taking advantage of Scania’s hybrid truck to be able to … Read the full press release

LeasePlan Chief Financial and Risk Officer Guus Stoelinga to leave the company

CFRO Guus Stoelinga: “I have enjoyed my time at LeasePlan tremendously and I am very proud of what we have achieved as an organisation.” Flevoland, Netherlands, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LeasePlan today announces that its Chief Financial and Risk Officer Guus … Read the full press release