Daily Archives: 4, May 2023

ANDRITZ successfully starts up velour loom for Foss Floors in US

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ has successfully launched a new velour loom at Foss Floors in Rome, US. The new 5.3 m loom, which produces flooring from recycled plastic, will help Foss Floors meet the growing customer demand for high-quality products. Every … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall Delivers Total Ship Trainer to Royal Thai Navy for Realistic Land-Based Training of Complete Ship Crews

(IN BRIEF) German defense and automotive company Rheinmetall will present its “Total Ship Trainer” at the IMDEX Asia trade fair in Singapore from May 3 to 5, 2023. The Total Ship Trainer is a networked and integrated solution for realistic … Read the full press release

Arkema supports women’s soccer with sponsorship of Marinette Pichon biopic

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, a chemical and materials company, is sponsoring the biopic “Marinette” about Marinette Pichon, a former French international footballer, to support the development of women’s soccer and promote social issues related to the role of women, inclusion and … Read the full press release

Barclays to join LSEG and Microsoft Design Partner Programme for enhanced customer solutions

(IN BRIEF) LSEG and Barclays have entered into a new multi-year strategic partnership to enhance delivery for customers and clients and prepare for the next generation in financial services. The agreement includes a wide range of capabilities to support Barclays … Read the full press release

Salesforce and Accenture Join Forces to Enhance AI-Powered Customer Service Interactions

(IN BRIEF) Salesforce has announced a partnership with Accenture to establish a hub for generative artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the deployment of its Einstein GPT AI solution for customer relationship management (CRM). The companies will work together to develop … Read the full press release

Vodafone’s 5G Standalone Network to Stream Historic Coronation Across the Globe

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone will use its 5G network to broadcast the coronation of King Charles III on 6 May 2023, according to a company press release. The telecoms provider has dedicated an exclusive slice of its public 5G Standalone network … Read the full press release

Philips’ AI-Powered MRI Magnet Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award

(IN BRIEF) Philips’ BlueSeal MR operations magnet has received the ‘Best New Technology Solution for Radiology’ award at the 7th annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program. The BlueSeal Magnet is the first and only fully sealed magnet in the industry that … Read the full press release

Husqvarna Group appoints Pavel Hajman as CEO

(IN BRIEF) Pavel Hajman has been appointed as the new CEO of Husqvarna Group, following a recruitment process to identify a permanent CEO. He has been the acting CEO since December 2022 and has been a part of the Group … Read the full press release

ABB and Formula E Launch ABB Driver of Progress Award for Most Progressive Driver

(IN BRIEF) ABB and Formula E have launched a new award, the ABB Driver of Progress, for the driver who gains the most positions during an E-Prix. The driver who can best balance speed, overtaking skill, and energy management will … Read the full press release

Daniel Leimbach Takes Over as Head of Customer Unit Western Europe for Ericsson

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson has appointed Daniel Leimbach as the Head of Customer Unit Western Europe, effective from May 1st, 2023. Leimbach will continue to serve as the Managing Director of Ericsson Germany and lead the business with customers in Germany, … Read the full press release

Taco Bell Recognizes Ahlstrom’s Innovative and Sustainable Packaging Contributions

(IN BRIEF) Ahlstrom has been recognized for its contribution to Taco Bell’s sustainable packaging. The company leveraged its FluoroFree and trulyNatural technologies to develop compostable packaging solutions for Taco Bell, which are free of harmful chemicals. Ahlstrom received the recognition … Read the full press release

Alstom Wins Contract to Develop Innovative ERTMS System for Spanish Railways

(IN BRIEF) Railway infrastructure manager Adif has awarded Alstom a €13.7m contract to develop an innovative railway safety innovation project in Spain. Alstom will develop a new application of the European Traffic Management System (ERTMS) for low density lines, introducing … Read the full press release

RWE Commences Construction of Onshore Substation for Denmark’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) Renewable energy company RWE has begun construction on the onshore substation for the Thor offshore wind farm in Denmark. The wind farm is set to become Denmark’s largest to date, producing over 1,000 MW of green electricity and … Read the full press release

Bentley Celebrates Royal Coronation with Handcrafted Cabin Cushions

(IN BRIEF) Bentley’s Dream Factory in Crewe has produced a limited series of bespoke cabin cushions for a fleet of Bentleys to celebrate the coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Craftsmen used fine craftsmanship and digital … Read the full press release

FAW-Volkswagen Boosts Battery Production with Over 100 KUKA Robots

(IN BRIEF) FAW-Volkswagen is using over 100 KUKA robots to increase battery pack production at its Fo-shan facility in southern China. The MEB Smart Factory produces up to 300,000 battery packs per year for the all-electric MEB platform. The factory … Read the full press release

Partnership of BASF, Krones, SÜDPACK, and TOMRA Paves the Way for Multi-Layer Film Recycling

(IN BRIEF) BASF, Krones, SÜDPACK, and TOMRA have collaborated on a project to recycle PET/PE multi-layer packaging by separating it into its individual components and returning them to the materials cycle as raw materials. During the first industrial trial at … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Launches Upgraded Athena 1920 Thermal Camera Core for Wide-Area Surveillance and Targeting

(IN BRIEF) BAE Systems has released a new version of its Athena 1920 thermal camera core that supports a range of missions, including vehicle protection, wide-area surveillance and space-based surveillance. The small, lightweight and power-efficient camera can deliver infrared imagery … Read the full press release

European Parliament Celebrates Europe Day with Interactive Program for Citizens

(IN BRIEF) The European Parliament is celebrating Europe Day on May 6th by inviting citizens to its Brussels premises for a day filled with interactive presentations, live performances, debates with MEPs, and other activities. The day will start with an … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility and NEB unveil innovative design for Mireo Plus trains

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Mobility and Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB) have unveiled the final design of the Mireo Plus train, which is set to begin operating on the East Brandenburg and Heidekrautbahn rail networks in December 2024. The train boasts state-of-the-art technology, … Read the full press release

Kyrgyz farmer adopts innovative biogas technology with support from EBRD and EU

(IN BRIEF) Melis Aitpaev from Eshperov village in the Kyrgyz Republic has installed a biogas plant on his farm to manage manure and increase his harvest. The EBRD provided support through its Advice for Small Businesses programme and paired Melis … Read the full press release