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MAHLE names new Head of Corporate Communications/Public Relations Manuela Höhne

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 11-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Automotive parts manufacturer, MAHLE, announces the appointment of Manuela Höhne as the new Head of Corporate Communications/Public Relations. Manuela will take up her new position on April 1, 2020 and will report to … Read the full press release

Marcio Pedroso appointed new member of Volvo Group Management and President Volvo Financial Services

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, 10-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo Group announces the appointment of Marcio Pedroso as a new member of Volvo Group Management and President Volvo Financial Services, the Volvo Group business area for financial solutions. Marcio will take up his … Read the full press release

EH GROUP ENGINEERING awarded EU Horizon 2020

EH Group Engineering AG awarded EU Horizon 2020

Accelerator Pilot Grant: EUR 1.48M (PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, Switzerland, 3-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EH Group Engineering AG is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the European Commission as part of the highly competitive Horizon 2020 … Read the full press release

CUPRA expands team to achieve EUR 1 billion turnover — appoints Wayne Griffiths as Chairman of the Board

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 2-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wayne Griffiths has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of CUPRA. The appointment expands Griffiths’ responsibility as SEAT Executive Vice-President for Sales and Marketing and CUPRA Chief Executive Officer. CUPRA Board … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors to unveil the two-seat Grand Tourer Bentley Mulliner Bacalar on Tuesday 3 March

(PRESS RELEASE) CREWE, England, 2-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley Motors to unveil the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar at a digital press conference on 3 March 2020 at 08:30am GMT. The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar is exquisitely hand-built by the oldest coachbuilder in … Read the full press release

SEAT partners with Ametller Origen to bring healthy and sustainable cuisine to CASA SEAT

Ametller Origen café-restaurant to open at the ground floor of CASA SEAT (PRESS RELEASE) BARCELONA, 25-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT selects Ametller Origen as its partner to cater to the culinary needs of CASA SEAT. SEAT’s multidisciplinary venue in the … Read the full press release

Carlsberg Group’s subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

Carlsberg Group's subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-PRIEST, France, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Renault Trucks has announced that Carlsberg Group‘s subsidiary in Switzerland, the Feldschlösschen brewery, has ordered 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks. The 100% electric 26-tonne trucks will be delivered in 2020 and … Read the full press release

Total, Groupe PSA tie up to launch battery manufacturing plant for electric vehicles in Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 31-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total, through its affiliate Saft, intends to establish a joint venture with Groupe PSA/Opel called the Automotive Cell Company (AAC). The joint venture will develop an electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility in Europe. … Read the full press release

Bentley EXP 100 GT the ‘Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year’ will be on display at the UNESCO world heritage site, Hotel des Invalides

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley Motors proudly begins the year after receiving special recognition for its futuristic centenary concept car, the Bentley EXP 100 GT, at the prestigious French Festival Automobile International event. In the 35th annual … Read the full press release

SEAT becomes the first automaker to join the urban mobility hub Madrid in Motion

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 27-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT, a member of Volkwagen group, to work with Madrid in Motion on addressing the challenges of urban mobility. Madrid in Motion is a multi-sector, public-private open innovation hub that gathers businesses, public … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö has just announced it is joining the newly launched initiative called SEAM (from Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers) aimed at improving the sustainability of the abrasive industry. SEAM was announced on January 21, … Read the full press release

Launching the SEAM Program, a New Framework Dedicated to the Sustainability of the Abrasive Industry

After years of unwavering commitment to quality and safety in the use of abrasives and production processes, European abrasive companies are again joining forces to implement sustainability measures industry-wide, thanks to SEAM. (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, … Read the full press release

Fortum supports its battery business with the acquisition of Crisolteq

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum strengthens its position in the recycling of high value materials in Europe with the acquisition of 100 percent shareholding in Crisolteq, a Finnish specialist in recycling valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. This … Read the full press release

Breakthrough Results with High-Power Laser Technology will Transform Electric Vehicles

(PRESS RELEASE) TAMPERE, Finland, 30-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The northern lights are shining extra-bright in Tampere Finland this month as a major step forward in amplifying the power of lasers was achieved. For the first time a laser using similar … Read the full press release

Rheinmetall awarded major contract to manufacture aluminum housings for the 5G network

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 11-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rheinmetall to manufacture aluminum housings for the 5G network, systematically expanding the activities of its Automotive arm to include new product categories outside the automotive industry. The contract has been awarded through its … Read the full press release

Volvo Group Venture Capital supports the advancement of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems

(PRESS RELEASE) GOTHENBURG, 5-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Volvo Group Venture Capital AB invested in a leading software company in autonomous mobility. The investment in Apex.AI will support the advancement of a safety-certified software framework for autonomous systems. Apex.AI is based … Read the full press release

Crafting qualifications to accelerate adoption of Additive Manufacturing

The first diplomas awarded for the new harmonized qualification system for AM developed by EWF will contribute to a faster adoption of this key enabling technology and ensure the future of European industrial competitiveness (PRESS RELEASE) PORTO SALVO, Portugal, 28-Nov-2019 … Read the full press release

Fincantieri to build two new luxury expedition cruise ships for PONANT; to be operated by PAUL GAUGUIN brand

Fincantieri to build two new luxury expedition cruise ships for PONANT

(PRESS RELEASE) TRIESTE, 20-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri announced it has been selected to build and design 2 new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessels for the French cruise company PONANT.  For the purpose the company has just signed MoA (memorandum of … Read the full press release

Danfoss to supply automotive traction power modules for ZF volume production projects

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHWEINFURT/ NORDBORG, 14-NOV-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH announce new partnership for silicon- and silicon-carbide power modules. The partnership aims to improve the efficiency of electric drivelines by leveraging engineering and cost … Read the full press release

EDF becomes a leader in battery storage in the UK with the acquisition of British start up Pivot Power

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 4-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF Group acquires battery storage and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging specialist, Pivot Power. EDF, already the largest low carbon electricity producer in the UK, becomes a leader in battery storage with this … Read the full press release

carwow’s ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ — Bentley’s all-new Flying Spur

(PRESS RELEASE) CREWE, 18-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley’s all-new Flying Spur named ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ by carwow. carwow’s team of in-house reviewers and writers, led by editorial director Mat Watson chose the award winners. The award was given … Read the full press release

TomTom unveils second generation Road Event Reporter at ITS World Congress

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 17-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom announces availability of the second generation of its Road Event Reporter. The easy-to-use web-based application allows road authorities and trusted TomTom partners to help drivers avoid unnecessary delay and frustration by reporting … Read the full press release

ASI Drives Launches Mark 600, Poised to Replace Internal Combustion Engines

(PRESS RELEASE) MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA, USA, 10-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ASI Drives introduces the next generation of heavy-duty, fully enclosed transaxles with their Mark 600, set to markedly transform both indoor and outdoor material handling. An evolution of the industry-standard Mark … Read the full press release

400,000 electric vehicles to be equipped with NORMA Group thermal management line systems by 2025

(PRESS RELEASE) MAINTAL, 24-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group develops line systems for thermal management of battery units for a leading battery manufacturer. The systems will be used in up to 400,000 electric vehicles of a major international automobile manufacturer … Read the full press release

Dr. Kurt Lauk, prominent business leader, former chairman of Economic Council in Germany (Wirtschaftsrat), former advisor to Angela Merkel, joins Tachyum

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN JOSE, California, USA, 18-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Tachyum announced that Dr. Kurt Lauk has joined the company’s Board of Advisors. Dr. Lauk served on several management boards, including Daimler and Audi, and as a member of … Read the full press release

SEAT appoints new executive Vice-president for Purchasing

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 22-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT announces the appointment of Alfonso Sancha as new executive Vice-president for Purchasing. He will assume his position on September 1st and will be a part of the SEAT Executive Committee. He will … Read the full press release

Online used car platform “heycar” expands internationally

(PRESS RELEASE) BRAUNSCHWEIG, 15-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Successful online used car marketplace “heycar” expands internationally into the United Kingdom. Providing high-quality used vehicles with warranty to used car buyers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland at www.heycar.co.uk. The heycar … Read the full press release

BP and Didi Chuxing to develop a network of EV charging hubs across China through new joint venture

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 2-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP have agreed to form a new joint venture to build electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in China with Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest market for electric vehicles. Both companies plans to develop … Read the full press release

Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

Ivory Coast's largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

New Abidjan order includes 250 more buses from IVECO BUS, including natural gas power solutions (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 25-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan to order 200 Crossway Low Entry (LE) and 50 Crealis Natural Power (NP) … Read the full press release

Horst Binnig to leave Rheinmetall Automotive AG and the Group holding company Rheinmetall AG

Horst Binnig to leave Rheinmetall Automotive AG and the Group holding company Rheinmetall AG

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 24-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Horst Binnig, 60, to retire from Rheinmetall Automotive AG and the Group holding company Rheinmetall AG after 20 successful years in the Automotive sector. Binnig, currently serving as Chairman of the Executive Board … Read the full press release