Monthly Archives: November 2023

Lightsource bp to Scale Up with Full Ownership by bp

(IN BRIEF) bp is acquiring the remaining 50.03% stake in Lightsource bp, a leading utility-scale solar and battery storage developer and operator. This strategic move aims to enhance Lightsource bp’s growth and leverage bp’s complementary capabilities in finance and trading. … Read the full press release

CASA SEAT’s Magic Days Offer a Whimsical Christmas Experience for Families

(IN BRIEF) CASA SEAT has transformed into a festive Christmas village for its Magic Days event, offering a holiday experience for families. The display includes intricate decorations made from sweets and pastries by pastry chef Christian Escribà, a virtual reality … Read the full press release

SEAT’s SEAT al Sol 2: Major Expansion of Solar Power for Electric Vehicle Production

(IN BRIEF) SEAT S.A. is set to significantly expand its solar energy capacity with the installation of 39,000 new solar panels across its three production facilities in Martorell, El Prat, and Barcelona. This expansion, known as SEAT al Sol 2, … Read the full press release

DHL’s Hillebrand Gori to Ensure Smooth Wine Logistics for International Wine Challenge

(IN BRIEF) Hillebrand Gori, a subsidiary of DHL, has formed a strategic partnership with the International Wine Challenge (IWC) to become its logistics partner. Starting in 2024, Hillebrand Gori will handle the transportation of all consolidated wine samples for the … Read the full press release

Vodafone’s EasyTech Stores Redefine Retail with Tech Innovation in Romania

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Romania has introduced a new type of concept store called EasyTech, designed to enhance the customer experience and offer a wide range of technology products. The first EasyTech store opened in Bucharest, featuring product displays, sales offices, … Read the full press release

NIR Spectroscopy Breakthrough: Smartphone Module Reveals ‘Invisible’ Health Biomarkers

(IN BRIEF) A groundbreaking miniaturized spectroscopy module has been created through a partnership between trinamiX, LUMILEDS, and VIAVI Solutions. Designed to run on Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 reference design, the module brings near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to smartphones. This … Read the full press release

Polyamide Films Certified for Recycling in BASF and cyclos-HTP Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) BASF SE, in collaboration with cyclos-HTP GmbH, has conducted studies certifying the recyclability of various polyethylene/polyamide (PE/PA) multilayer films. These investigations included multilayer films containing polyamide 6 (PA6) and ethyl vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer. The studies confirm that … Read the full press release

Secure Cloud Expansion: T-Systems and Google Cloud Offer Disconnected Hosting in Germany

(IN BRIEF) T-Systems is partnering with Google Cloud to offer Google Distributed Cloud Hosted (GDC Hosted) in Germany, catering to customers with strict data sovereignty needs. GDC Hosted is a disconnected cloud solution, operating on physically isolated servers to ensure … Read the full press release

European Locomotive Leasing Group (ELL) Expands Fleet with 200 Siemens Vectron Locomotives

(IN BRIEF) European Locomotive Leasing Group (ELL) has signed a significant framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for the acquisition of up to 200 Vectron locomotives. These locomotives will be used in both passenger and freight services across Europe. ELL initially … Read the full press release

KORE Insulation Introduces Low Carbon EPS Insulation for High-Efficiency Housing Development in Northern Ireland

(IN BRIEF) KORE Insulation has launched its low carbon EPS insulation, which has been selected for use in the Cloughan View housing development in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland, comprising 127 units and developed by the Braidwater Group. The high energy efficiency … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Deepens Holocaust Remembrance with ‘Flashes of Memory’ Exhibition Visits

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen reaffirms its commitment to Holocaust remembrance by inviting its employees and trainees to visit the “Flashes of Memory: Photography during the Holocaust” exhibition at the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin. This initiative aligns with Volkswagen’s corporate culture … Read the full press release

DHL Breaks Ground on Carbon-Neutral European Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Pioneering Sustainable Timber Construction

(IN BRIEF) DHL is commencing the construction of a state-of-the-art, carbon-neutral European Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany, representing the company’s first venture into timber construction and a strong commitment to sustainability. Set to be completed in April 2025, the new … Read the full press release

EIB Global Unveils Pioneering Climate Initiatives at COP28 in Dubai

(IN BRIEF) In a significant announcement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, the European Investment Bank (EIB) revealed its pioneering approach to a just transition and just resilience on a global scale. The EIB Group introduced … Read the full press release

Equinor Agrees to Sell Nigerian Business and Agbami Oil Field Stake to Chappal Energies

(IN BRIEF) Equinor has reached an agreement to divest its Nigerian business, including its 53.85% ownership in oil and gas lease OML 128, which encompasses a 20.21% stake in the Agbami oil field operated by Chevron, to Nigerian-owned Chappal Energies. … Read the full press release

INEOS Aromatics to Temporarily Shut Down Smaller PTA Unit at Geel Facility Due to Market Challenges

(IN BRIEF) INEOS Aromatics has announced its decision to temporarily mothball the smaller of its two PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) units at its integrated production facility in Geel, Belgium. This move comes as a response to challenging market conditions that … Read the full press release

VVA Experiences Record Organic Growth with Renowned Publishers Joining as Clients in 2024

(IN BRIEF) Vereinigte Verlagsauslieferung (VVA), a part of Arvato, is poised for a historic year of organic growth in 2024, marking its most significant expansion since its establishment over 60 years ago. VVA has successfully recruited prestigious publishers, including Beltz, … Read the full press release

ZF Aftermarket Introduces Repair Kits for Electric Axle Drives, Expanding Support for Independent Workshops

(IN BRIEF) ZF Aftermarket is bolstering its electric drivetrain offerings by introducing repair kits for electric axle drives. While electric motors are known for their durability and limited moving parts, they can still require repairs due to factors like dirt, … Read the full press release

Krka Receives TOP Education Management Certificate for Investment in Employee Development

(IN BRIEF) Krka, a Slovenian pharmaceutical company, has been honored with the TOP Education Management certificate at the Edutainment 2023 convention. This recognition is presented to Slovenian companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to employee education and development. Krka’s Head … Read the full press release

Swisscom Clinches 14th Connect Mobile Network Test Win with Record-Breaking Score

(IN BRIEF) Swisscom has once again secured the top spot in the connect mobile network test, earning an impressive 981 out of 1000 points, the highest score ever awarded by the consumer magazine and the umlaut measuring institute in international … Read the full press release

EBRD Commits €65.9 Million to Enhance Infrastructure and Climate Resilience in Kyrgyz Republic

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has pledged €65.9 million in sovereign loans and grant funding to improve the electricity and water supply systems in the Kyrgyz Republic, addressing critical infrastructure and climate resilience needs. The … Read the full press release

ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Launches Groundbreaking Cold Storage Facility in Kenya to Tackle Food Waste and Ensure Safety Standards

(IN BRIEF) ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Fund has unveiled its flagship cold storage facility in Nairobi, Kenya, within the Tatu City Special Economic Zone. This state-of-the-art facility, the first of its kind in Africa, offers temperature-controlled storage and distribution for … Read the full press release

EIB and Banca Intesa Beograd Join Forces to Boost Green Investments and SME Growth in Serbia

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move, the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) global arm, EIB Global, and Banca Intesa Beograd have signed a €100 million credit line aimed at supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps in Serbia. This initiative … Read the full press release

Omicidio Lavinia Marano: conflitto di interessi e ricusazione in appello

(IN BRIEF) Il comitato Progetto LAVI ha sollevato preoccupazioni riguardo a un grave conflitto di interessi nella nomina di due nuovi periti da parte della Corte di Appello di Messina per il processo sull’omicidio di Lavinia Marano. Uno dei periti, … Read the full press release

Infineon Unveils EZ-USB FX10: A High-Performance USB Peripheral Controller with 10Gbps Speed

(IN BRIEF) Infineon Technologies AG has introduced the latest addition to its EZ-USB™ family of programmable USB peripheral controllers—the EZ-USB FX10. This new device offers lightning-fast connectivity with USB 10Gbps and LVDS interfaces, delivering up to three times the total … Read the full press release

Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR Emphasize the Importance of Education for Refugees

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, hosted an event in London to underscore the significance of education for refugees and the necessity for increased investment in this sector. The event showcased the Instant Network Schools … Read the full press release

Maxime Saada Appointed Vice-President of Lagardère Group, Enhancing Media Expertise

(IN BRIEF) Maxime Saada has been named Vice-President of the Lagardère group and has joined its Executive Committee while retaining his current roles. Saada, who holds an MBA from HEC and has a background in various leadership positions, including as … Read the full press release

Accenture Partners with Bankdata to Modernize Capital Markets Platform in Denmark

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has entered into a multi-year agreement with Bankdata, a major fintech company in Denmark and the Nordic region, to transform and migrate its capital markets platform to the cloud. Bankdata will utilize Accenture’s Applied Technology and Operations … Read the full press release

Accenture Strengthens Regional Creative Capabilities with Rabbit’s Tale Acquisition in Thailand

(IN BRIEF) Accenture, a global technology and consulting company, is set to acquire Rabbit’s Tale, a renowned Bangkok-based creative and digital experience agency. This strategic move aims to bolster the creative, brand, and data capabilities of Accenture Song, the world’s … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca Showcases Hematology Advancements and Calquence’s Long-Term Efficacy at ASH Annual Meeting

(IN BRIEF) AstraZeneca is set to unveil promising data at the 65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, highlighting its expanding hematology pipeline and the enduring effectiveness of Calquence in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The presentation includes six-year … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Invests £20 Million in Xlinks’ Ambitious Renewable Project to Power 7 Million UK Homes

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies, one of Europe’s largest energy companies, has invested £20 million to acquire a minority stake in Xlinks First Limited, a UK-based company that aims to develop a groundbreaking renewable energy project in Morocco. The project involves a … Read the full press release

Hydro Unveils Ambitious Plans for Greener Aluminium and Sustainable Growth

(IN BRIEF) Hydro, a leading global aluminium company, has announced its strategic direction for the coming decade, focusing on capturing opportunities in the growing demand for low-carbon aluminium. The company aims to achieve this by stepping up its efforts in … Read the full press release

Centrica and Mitsubishi Power Collaborate on Europe’s First Ammonia-Fired Power Plant in Ireland

(IN BRIEF) Centrica and Mitsubishi Power Europe have joined forces to explore the development of Europe’s inaugural ammonia-fired power generation facility at Bord Gáis Energy’s Whitegate CCGT power station in Cork, Ireland. This groundbreaking project aims to leverage low carbon … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel Boosts Customs Brokerage Services with Acquisition of Farrow

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel, a global logistics company, has announced its acquisition of Farrow, a renowned Canadian customs broker, as part of its growth strategy outlined in Roadmap 2026. Farrow, based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, boasts a 112-year heritage and employs … Read the full press release

Sweco’s Expertise to Bolster Drinking Water Infrastructure in Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) Sweco, an engineering and architecture firm, is collaborating with Kremenchuk City Council and its water company to enhance the potable water supply for the city’s 220,000 inhabitants in Ukraine. Funded by Swedfund, the project aims to improve water … Read the full press release

SAS Viya Implementation Empowers Shawbrook Bank’s Data Analytics Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Shawbrook Bank, a UK-based financial institution, has partnered with SAS to enhance its analytical capabilities and customer service. By implementing SAS Viya on Microsoft Azure, Shawbrook aims to improve data handling, model customer performance, and reduce risk. The … Read the full press release

Mariner Field: Equinor Renews Contract with Wood for Energy Production

(IN BRIEF) Wood, a global engineering and consulting company, has secured a two-year contract extension with Equinor UK Limited to continue supporting safe and reliable energy production at the Mariner field in the UK North Sea. The extension covers operations, … Read the full press release

EDF Group Unveils Aggressive Carbon Reduction Targets and Commitment to COP28 Goals

(IN BRIEF) EDF Group, the world’s leading producer of electricity free from direct CO2 emissions, has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint in alignment with UN guidelines ahead of COP28. The company, which pledged to contribute to carbon … Read the full press release

Yara Launches YaraAmplix™ Biostimulants to Enhance Crop Resilience Amid Climate Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Yara, a global agricultural solutions provider, has introduced a new brand of biostimulants called YaraAmplix™ to help farmers combat the challenges posed by climate change on crop production. These biostimulants are formulated with natural ingredients such as seaweed … Read the full press release

VDL’s New Generation Citea Electric Bus Exceeds Expectations in ‘the MaxiMile Challenge’

(IN BRIEF) VDL Bus & Coach’s new generation Citea electric bus has demonstrated remarkable performance in ‘the MaxiMile Challenge,’ surpassing expectations. The challenge aimed to validate the promises made regarding the new Citea, known for being an energy-efficient, 100% electric … Read the full press release

Holcim Forms Strategic Partnership with IUCN to Boost Biodiversity and Water Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Holcim, a global leader in sustainable building solutions, has partnered with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to enhance its nature strategy. The collaboration focuses on measurable biodiversity and water targets, with IUCN validating Holcim’s … Read the full press release