Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation will leverage the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate efficiency and innovation in China’s industries

3DEXPERIENCE platform will support digital transformation of CASC and China’s industries to enhance innovation for “Made in China 2025” Deeper Dassault Systèmes footprint in China supports French, Chinese commitment to industrial transformation Dassault Systèmes also named founding member of France-China … Read the full press release

CES: New Global Entrepreneur Program by Dassault Systèmes leverages its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, applications, expertise, and community of mentors and services

Startups, entrepreneurs, makers in any industry can accelerate breakthrough innovations and drive growth Tailored startup program tracks and qualified network of global professionals offer new levels of support Dassault Systèmes helps startups industrialize with 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, mentoring, … Read the full press release

EDF: cold functional test phase for the Flamanville EPR completed supervised by the Nuclear Safety Authority

PARIS, 12-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 6 January 2018, EDF completed the cold functional test phase for the Flamanville EPR. This stage is part of the system performance testing, which started in the first quarter of 2017, to check and … Read the full press release

Airbus China appointments: Eric Chen becomes Chairman and George Xu CEO

TOULOUSE, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eric Chen, previously President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, succeeds Laurence Barron as Chairman of Airbus China. Simultaneously, George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China. In his role as country head of Airbus … Read the full press release

Airbus signs MoU with the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC): technical innovation, engineering capabilities and supply chain expansion

Further enhancing the industrial cooperation in Tianjin Production ramp-up to six aircraft per month in Tianjin’s A320 Final Assembly Line TOULOUSE, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the presence of visiting French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Airbus … Read the full press release

Airbus acquires Strategic Simulation Solutions flight training center in Aurora, Colorado

Airbus acquires flight training center in Aurora, Colorado Move expands Airbus flight training availability for North American operators Airbus has more than tripled its number of training locations worldwide in only three years TOULOUSE, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a move … Read the full press release

Jean-Marc VIALLATTE named Vice President of supply chain for Arkema

Colombes, France, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announces the appointment of Jean-Marc Viallatte as Vice President of supply chain for the Group, effective 1st January 2018. Jean-Marc VIALLATTE, 45 years old, is a graduate engineer from IFMA (Institut Français de Mécanique … Read the full press release

Orange: Pickle TV is the link between the world of TV and the Internet; available on smartphones, tablets, TV

PARIS, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From today (10/01/2018), Orange offers its TV and mobile customers the unique and innovative Pickle TV offer. Available on all screens for €4.99 per month, without commitment, this offer aggregates different content for the curious and … Read the full press release

Multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG welcomes the first financial institution to its coalition: Societe Generale

PARIS, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, today announced the addition of the first financial institution to the coalition; Societe Generale. Joining a … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: Fromageries Bel extends the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility

PARIS, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 21, 2017, Fromageries Bel signed an addendum to extend the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility and, on that occasion, chose to include environmental and social impact criteria. The maturity … Read the full press release

Cosmetagora: BASF presents new active ingredients for skin and hair care products

Anti-stress ingredient Hyalurosmooth® is a mindful way to cope with the effect of stress by regulating cortisol impact on skin New anti-aging active RNAge™ harnesses BASF’s findings in epigenetics and reshapes facial harmony Anti-aging active DN-Age™ slows down hair graying, counteracts hair loss … Read the full press release

BASF will present its new “Be authentic” concept at this year’s Cosmetagora

Mediterranean Influences: glamorous textures and effective sun protection based on BASF’s UV filter solutions Experimental Nomad: all-in-one, compact formulations that are easy to use and fit in a backpack – for beauty on the go Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua enables the … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Wealth Management 2018: Solid economic growth, timid inflation, less monetary support

Solid economic growth, timid inflation, less monetary support and the growing influence of new societal issues underpin the investment themes selected for 2018 by BNP Paribas Wealth Management’s strategists in the United States, Europe and Asia. These themes aim to guide … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas: Marguerite Bérard-Andrieu will succeed Marie-Claire Capobianco as Head of French Retail Banking on 1 January 2019

PARIS, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marguerite Bérard-Andrieu joins the Group and will succeed Marie-Claire Capobianco from 2019 Marguerite Bérard-Andrieu, until recently Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance, Strategy and Legal Affairs at the BPCE Group, is to join BNP Paribas … Read the full press release

Toyota Motor Europe will leverage 3DEXCITE high-end visualization applications for automated and integrated digital marketing asset production processes

Three-year contract to automate, integrate asset production with high-end visualization applications Localized content for vehicle launches customizes car buying experiences Automotive pioneer of lean processes gains edge in cost, time, quality, scalability VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext … Read the full press release

3DEXPERIENCE platform users to digitally experiment with TactoTek’s Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) parts

OULU, FINLAND/PARIS, FRANCE, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TactoTek®, the leader in Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) solutions announced that it is collaborating with Dassault Systèmes to enable users of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to digitally experiment with TactoTek IMSE parts. This will … Read the full press release

Driverless metro: Alstom to supply traction systems for 200 metro cars and CBTC signalling system for the entire line of Chengdu metro line 9 phase one

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom and its JVs in China, SATEE and CASCO[1], have been awarded two contracts by Chengdu Railway Corp. Ltd. to supply traction systems for 200 metro cars and CBTC signalling system for the entire line … Read the full press release

Alstom has successfully concluded its three year period of self-reporting to the US Department of Justice

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom announces that the three year period of self-reporting obligations that the Group agreed to as part of the Plea Agreement of 22 December 2014 has come to a successful completion. This achievement is the … Read the full press release

Capgemini positioned as a Leader for the fourth consecutive year in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide 2017″

Paris, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, today (January 4, 2018) announced it has been positioned as a Leader for the fourth consecutive year in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide 2017.” The Capgemini Group, including its Technology and Engineering Services … Read the full press release

INSEAD’s top ranking in Poets&Quants’ (P&Q) 2017 international MBA cements its position as the world’s premier international business school

Middle East, Asia, Europe, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INSEAD, the business school for the world, today (04 January 2018) announced that it has been ranked first in Poets&Quants’ (P&Q) 2017 international MBA ranking for the third consecutive year. The P&Q … Read the full press release

VINCI signs share purchase agreement with investment services provider as part of its share buyback programme

Rueil-Malmaison Cedex – France, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the implementation of its share buyback programme, VINCI signed a share purchase agreement with an investment services provider on 2 January 2018. According to the agreement, the investment services provider … Read the full press release

Bouygues announces €150 million capital increase as part of its employee share ownership plan

PARIS, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As announced in its press release of 24 October 2017, Bouygues today carried out a capital increase of €150 million, inclusive of share premium, as part of the Bouygues Confiance n°9 employee share ownership plan. The … Read the full press release

Nuclear: EDF completes the acquisition of 75.5% stake in New NP capital

PARIS, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the signing of definitive binding agreements setting the terms of the sale to EDF of 75.5% of New NP capital, and as announced on 22 December, the transaction has been completed on 31 December 2017. … Read the full press release

Airbus: A320neo Fleet rises to 270 aircraft

TOULOUSE, 29-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading aircraft lessor AerCap holdings N.V. (“AerCap”) (NYSE: AER) has upped its A320neo portfolio after signing a firm agreement to buy 50 additional aircraft. This transaction brings AerCap’s firm orders for the A320neo Family aircraft … Read the full press release

Thales: The 4th batch of Iridium NEXT satellites launched by Space X from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California

The Iridium NEXT Constellation now has 40 communications satellites in orbit. CANNES, 28-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The fourth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites, built by Thales Alenia Space, has been successfully launched by Space X from Vandenberg Air Force Base … Read the full press release

Geniaxes awarded first prize in the second Saint-Gobain Business Challenge in France

Courbevoie, France, 27-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain presented the awards for the second Saint-Gobain Business Challenge in France following the final round, held in Paris (France), chaired by Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saint-Gobain. This event also … Read the full press release

VINCI Energies to acquire PrimeLine Utility Services from management and private equity investment firm First Reserve

PrimeLine Utility Services generated revenue of $506 million pro forma (about €430 million) in 2016 This acquisition boosts VINCI Energies’ position in North America Rueil-Malmaison Cedex – France, 27-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Energies, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in energy and … Read the full press release

Marc Vincent appointed Head of Corporate & Investment Banking at Natixis

PARIS, 26-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marc Vincent has been appointed Head of Corporate & Investment Banking. He was Co-Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, alongside François Riahi, who is taking up new responsibilities within Groupe BPCE. Marc Vincent is a member … Read the full press release

Natixis sold its 15% stake in CACEIS to Crédit Agricole S.A.

PARIS, 26-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis announces the finalisation of the sale of its 15% stake in CACEIS to Crédit Agricole S.A. Following this transaction, Crédit Agricole S.A. will be CACEIS’ sole shareholder. The transaction is set to have an estimated … Read the full press release

A6 Alliance widens its cooperation to the air navigation service providers (ANSPs) of Switzerland, Hungary and Romania

FAREHAM, UK, 22-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The A6 Alliance of air navigation service providers (ANSPs) across Europe who are committed to modernise the European ATM system – has widened its cooperation to the ANSPs of Switzerland, Hungary and Romania and has also agreed … Read the full press release