Author Archives: EuropaWire PR Editors

Co-op Funeralcare report: 9.7 million mourners had no chance to say their last goodbye at their loved one’s funeral

UK’s leading funeral provider estimates that 9.7 million mourners have been denied the opportunity to say their last goodbye at their loved one’s funeral 59% of bereaved UK adults said their grief process has been negatively affected by the lockdown … Read the full press release

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) one of five banks chosen to execute Sweden’s EUR 2 billion first green bond

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 14-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading Nordic corporate bank Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) will be the joint lead manager for Sweden’s first green bond. SEB is one of five banks with a mandate to execute the … Read the full press release

DNV GL’s My Care™ methodology used to assess infection risk management onboard Color Line’s vessels

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 14-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has announced that Color Line, a cruiseferry line operating on routes to and from Norway, had its infection prevention program verified by DNV GL. … Read the full press release

Total 2019 dividend: 62% of rights were exercised in favour of receiving the payment for the final 2019 dividend in shares

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 14-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French energy group Total has announced the results of the option to receive the final 2019 dividend in shares. The company’s shareholders meeting which was held on May 29, 2020, offered the option … Read the full press release

COVID-19: preserving people’s health is as important as reviving the economy – researchers

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — An international team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of Bern, BRAC University and the National Heart Foundation in Bangladesh have found that strategies for the safe reopening of low … Read the full press release

New fully integrated telecommunications operator in Australia now formed: Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (VHA) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) merger completed

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone Group Plc has announced that the merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (VHA) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) have now been completed. The newly formed entity will … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank to address growing popularity of subscription services with new feature in its mobile banking app

Subscriptions to popular services including streaming services have quadrupled during the UK lockdown New Lloyds Bank feature makes managing subscriptions easier for customers The service is currently being piloted and will be available soon to customers across the UK (PRESS … Read the full press release

BAE Systems’ new facility in Warton to rely on Industry 4.0 factory to advance manufacturing on UK’s next generation combat aircraft system Tempest

A new intelligent, smart factory is set to increase productivity and revolutionise combat aircraft production in the UK. (PRESS RELEASE) FARNBOROUGH, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems has announced that it collaborated with … Read the full press release

ŠKODA automates ordering and supply of components at its Vrchlabí plant

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies enable further automation at the high-tech Vrchlabí site CNC processing lines automatically order parts, supplied by automatic robots that report back for duty with their load carriers Automation of component ordering and supply is yet … Read the full press release

Generali pays tribute to its 150,000 plus agents through its first ever global advertising campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 13-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian insurance company, Generali announces the launch of its first-ever Global Advertising Campaign in its 189-year history. The campaign celebrates and empowers Generali’s 150,000 agents, illustrating how Generali is a true Lifetime Partner … Read the full press release

Promozione Alberghiera and MARR unveil operational plan to help hoteliers make a better use of the tax credit called The Holiday Bonus

(PRESS RELEASE) RIMINI, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italy’s largest hotels cooperative Promozione Alberghiera and MARR S.p.A., a major distributor of food products for out-of-home food consumption controlled by the Cremonini Group, have announced a solution aimed at helping tourist operators … Read the full press release

Mono and Brandify partner to bring appointment booking to local businesses

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions announces their partnership with Brandify, the leader in local presence for multi-location brands, to bring appointment booking to local businesses across North America. With more than 20 years of experience providing … Read the full press release

UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory: adoption of current and near-term quantum technologies could result in decisive step-change for UK’s emerging AI capabilities

Embracing quantum technology now could lead to the enhanced pace, precision and pre-emption of decision making by military commanders (PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has announced the release of a research paper on … Read the full press release

EQT Infrastructure IV’s Asia Pacific Village Group Limited to acquire Metlifecare, major retirement villages operator

APVG, an entity owned by EQT Infrastructure has entered into a new Scheme Implementation Agreement to acquire 100 percent of Metlifecare’s shares The transaction consideration of NZD 6.00 per share gives a total consideration of approximately NZD1.3 billion Metlifecare’s largest … Read the full press release

Study: aluminum is both a climate-friendly and cost-reducing material choice for bridge building

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) has announced the release of a new study on how an aluminium bridge could be a cost-efficient and climate-friendly alternative for the new … Read the full press release

Axel Springer overhauls its News Media National organization; simplifies structure with clear executive responsibilities that places journalism at its core

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 10-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s largest digital publishing house Axel Springer SE has announced a reorganization of its News Media National structure where editorial capacities and brand-specific publishing divisions will be bundled while Editors-in-Chief of BILD and … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce 1H 2020: historic shock in civil aviation due to COVID-19 which will take several years to recover

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69) has announced its trading update on the first half 2020. According to the company’s CEO Warren East the COVID-19 pandemic has created a historic shock in civil aviation … Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines CFO Wolfgang Jani steps down; Executive Board will be reduced in size

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Austria’s flag carrier Austrian Airlines AG has announced its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Wolfgang Jani,  will be leaving the company at the end of August 2020. Jani has been on this position with … Read the full press release

DHL Global Forwarding recertified for IATA CEIV Pharma and gets IATA’s approval for its training program

DHL once again been recognized by IATA for offering the highest standards for life sciences and healthcare shipments on a global level Air freight market leader DHL best positioned for more complex transports with its quality assurance initiative IATA also … Read the full press release

Electromobility: BMW Group to purchase the cobalt it needs for battery cells directly from the Moroccan mining company Managem Group

Supply contract signed with Managem Group (contract period: 2020 – 2025) BMW AG Board of Management member for Purchasing Andreas Wendt: “We are systematically driving electrification of our vehicle fleet. Sustainability plays a central role in expanding electromobility.” (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

Support for OCIMF’s new Dynamic Positioning (DP) system failure guideline is now offered by DNV GL’s Noble Denton marine services team

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — An international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has announced its Noble Denton marine services team will now provide support for the new Dynamic Positioning system failure guideline to enable quicker and … Read the full press release

bp to supply 300,000 tonnes per year of pipeline gas re-gasified from LNG in Guangdong for Chinese ENN Group

Integrating international gas value chains to create lower carbon energy solutions for China (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational oil and gas company bp has announced that it has signed a gas supply agreement with ENN Group (ENN), … Read the full press release

Vinda Personal Care to use stock preparation system from ANDRITZ to feed tissue machines at its mill in Yangjiang, Guangdong, China

Start-up is scheduled for the second to third quarter of 2021 Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. one of the biggest tissue producers in China (PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Austrian plant engineering group ANDRITZ has announced it … Read the full press release

SMEs delivered 80% of the supplies and services for the new bridge in Genoa

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 9-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading construction group, with focus on large and complex projects, Webuild, formerly Salini Impregilo, has announced that almost 330 small and medium sized companies from across Italy provided more than €160 million in … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered adds extensive network across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to the IBOS international banking network

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational banking and financial services group Standard Chartered has announced it has joined the international banking network IBOS Association (IBOS). IBOS members, some of the world’s largest banks, collaborate to serve each … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: EPSRC funded project SAFER Nepal to mitigate seismic risk and enhance community resilience in Nepal

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Red brick research university the University of Bristol has announced that a multidisciplinary team behind The SAFER Nepal Project has been working with local partners to improve the seismic safety and resilience of … Read the full press release

Atos opens HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence at Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ PARIS, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital transformation leader Atos has announced it will launch global HPC, AI & Quantum Life Sciences Centre of Excellence in agreement with Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK. The Centre will provide … Read the full press release

Capgemini research: significant majority of consumers change their purchase preferences based on social responsibility, inclusiveness, or environmental impact

Capgemini research highlights a strong connection between sustainability and core-business benefits including increased customer loyalty and brand revenue (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini’s in-house think tank Capgemini Research Institute has released its new report titled “Consumer Products … Read the full press release

Award-winning box Sky Q gets smarter with new features to be rolled out in the coming weeks

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s leading media and entertainment company Sky, part of Comcast group, has announced it will roll out new smart features to its award-winning box Sky Q, the biggest change since its launch. The … Read the full press release

Infineon and Ingeteam: EV now only needs to stop for a minimum of 10 minutes for an 80 percent battery charge

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH/ BILBAO, 8-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Spanish power conversion firm Ingeteam have announced they will partner over superfast electric vehicle (EV) charging. According to the companies, … Read the full press release