Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Sandro Pierri appointed CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French international banking group BNP Paribas announces that it has appointed Sandro Pierri as CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management, its asset management arm, with effect from 1 July 2021. Based in Paris, … Read the full press release

Accenture to accelerate its growth in France and scale its cybersecurity capabilities across Europe with the acquisition of Openminded

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Openminded, a France-based cybersecurity services company that provides advisory, cloud & infrastructure security, cyber defense, and managed security services. The … Read the full press release

Airbus to increase aircraft production and validation efficiency by relying on Ericsson private network

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 28-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ericsson (STO: ERIC-B), one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, and Airbus, the world’s largest airliner manufacturer, have announced the extension of their ongoing partnership to … Read the full press release

Partners Vattenfall, wpd and Banque des Territoires shortlisted for the upcoming French offshore wind tender in Normandy

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 27-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall announces that, together with its partners wpd and Banque des Territoires, it has been prequalified to participate in the upcoming 1 GW French offshore wind tender off the coast of Normandy. On … Read the full press release

Veolia and SUEZ announce key terms and conditions of merger between the two groups

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 12-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Veolia and SUEZ respective boards of directors announce that they have reached an agreement on the merger between the two groups. The two groups have agreed on a price of €20.50 per SUEZ … Read the full press release

European Society of Cardiology to hold annual EuroCMR congress on 6 to 8 May online

(PRESS RELEASE) SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS CEDEX, France, 12-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — EuroCMR 2021 will highlight how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart helps physicians pinpoint diagnoses and tailor treatment. EuroCMR 2021 will take place on 6 to 8 May online. … Read the full press release

Sanofi launches more impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy

Accelerating projects on access to medicines, support for vulnerable communities, environmental conservation, and diversity and inclusion Creation of Sanofi Global Health, global nonprofit unit to provide 40 of the world’s poorest countries access to 30 essential medicines (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Apr-2021 — … Read the full press release

Atos named as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services for the 5th consecutive year in Europe and for the 4th time in North America

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational information technology service and consulting company Atos has been recognized as a Leader by Gartner in the February 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, Europe¹ and the Magic Quadrant … Read the full press release

Locked down on the ISS, in immersion on the Earth

The virtual reality cycling experience on board the ISS (PRESS RELEASE) MONTPELLIER, France, 1-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — In an effort to improve the conditions of sports activities during manned flights, the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), in charge of the … Read the full press release

Latest research and future treatment in heart rhythm disorders to be presented at EHRA 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France, 29-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — European Society of Cardiology (ESC) announces that its online scientific congress EHRA 2021 will be held 23 to 25 April online. Highlights of the congress are the latest practice-changing research … Read the full press release

Icade Healthcare Europe and Amavir group to acquire two nursing facilities in Spain

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Icade Healthcare Europe¹ announces that together with its partner the Amavir group have signed a preliminary agreement on March 26, 2021 for the acquisition of two nursing homes in Spain for c. €22m … Read the full press release

Granvia launches two prevention campaigns to promote road safety in Slovakia

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON, 26-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Highways’ subsidiary Granvia announces the launch of two prevention campaigns in Slovakia. The campaigns are in replacement of its traditional “Safety Days” which the concession company is unable to organise due to … Read the full press release

BT’s new generation cloud-optimised connectivity solutions to upgrade Alstom’s global network

New BT managed network to support global leader’s smart mobility solutions and optimise connectivity to cloud (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 25-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BT announces that it will continue connecting Alstom’s global operations after signing a five-year contract with the … Read the full press release

Ricoh Europe to support the launch of SoftBank Robotics’ smart cleaning innovation

Dedicated Ricoh repair centre and 24/7 support to help make working lives easier (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 24-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh Europe announces partnership with SoftBank Robotics EMEA (SBRE), creators of cobots (collaborative robots) designed to empower people in their … Read the full press release

Total commits to development of natural carbon sinks in Africa through partnership with Forêt Ressources Management and Republic of the Congo

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 16-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Total announces partnership with Forêt Ressources Management and Republic of the Congo for a new project which involves planting a 40,000-hectare forest on the Batéké Plateaux. The new forest will create a carbon … Read the full press release

AXA’s Board of Directors appoints Antoine Gosset-Grainville as Chairman effective on Denis Duverne’s retirement in April 2022

Successful conclusion of a comprehensive succession process (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 12-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ —  French multinational insurance firm AXA announces that Antoine Gosset-Grainville will succeed Denis Duverne, as Chairman of AXA’s Board of Directors, as the latter will retire at … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain to build new plasterboard manufacturing line in Spain

(PRESS RELEASE) COURBEVOIE, 3-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain announces that it is investing €40 million to construct a new plasterboard manufacturing line in its Quinto plant near Zaragoza, Spain. This €40 million investment will enable the company to expand its … Read the full press release

DigiSky and Asman Technology Announce Global Reseller Agreement

DigiSky SmartBay

Partnership broadens Asman Technology’s traditional capability to serve the aerial surveying market (PRESS RELEASE) TORINO, 1-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Asman Technology, a leading provider of avionic and communication technologies and services, and DigiSky Srl, a leader in aerial ground monitoring … Read the full press release

Atos and HDF Energy to develop new solution to supply green hydrogen to datacenters

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 25-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos announces partnership with HDF Energy for the development of a complete end-to-end long-term solution to supply datacenters with green hydrogen generated by renewable energy. The new Atos-HDF solution will be the first … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer IGD develops automated robotic arm to scan cultural objects in 3D, now cooperating with Phase One

The digital twin concept arrives in the museum world (PRESS RELEASE) DARMSTADT, 23-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt has developed a product to make it easier for museums to digitize their collections and is now cooperating with … Read the full press release

Total relies on DNV GL to enhance its operations in the UK

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 22-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — DNV GL announces that it has secured a three-year services contract from Total E&P UK Lt to provide multiple services across the full portfolio of Total’s oil and gas assets in the UK … Read the full press release

URSAPHARM Arzneimittel et CEBINA annoncent un partenariat pour reconvertir l’antihistaminique azélastine afin de lutter contre la COVID-19

URSAPHARM Arzneimittel and CEBINA announce partnership to repurpose the antihistamine azelastine to combat COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) SARREBRUCK / VIENNE, 17-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Dans la lutte contre le virus SRAS-CoV-2, un grand nombre d’entreprises pharmaceutiques recherchent de nouvelles approches pour combattre la pandémie. Outre les vaccins, des efforts intensifs de recherche et développement à … Read the full press release

Orange signs 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational telecommunications corporation Orange announces the signing of a 15-year Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE, the leading developer of solar and wind power in France, to deliver a global renewable … Read the full press release

Amazon and Cerrado deforestation: BNP Paribas imposes strict policy and criteria to encourage clients to become ‘zero deforestation’ and transparent

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French international banking group BNP Paribas announces that it has taken steps to help fight deforestation in the Amazon and the Cerrado. Beef and soybean production in Brazil accelerates deforestation in the Amazon … Read the full press release

Highway concessionaire APRR to deploy and operate multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) tolling system supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ VIENNA, 12-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch TrafficCom announces that it has been awarded a framework contract for the supply, implementation and technical operations of France’s first multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) toll collection systems for highway concessionaire APRR. This … Read the full press release

Accenture to help one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world accelerate its digital transformation

Accenture to provide comprehensive services to improve Shiseido’s data-driven insights, strengthen its technology infrastructure, and expand its workforce training and skilling (PRESS RELEASE) TOKYO, 9-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announces strategic partnership with Shiseido Group, a Japan-based multinational … Read the full press release

Total’s entire power consumption in U.S. now fully covered by green electricity

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Total (EPA: FP), a French multinational broad energy company, has announced it will add 2.2GW to its U.S. solar portfolio. The addition comes after the acquisition of a development pipeline of 2.2 GW … Read the full press release

CMA CGM adds Port of Alexandria’s upcoming terminal to its operations in the Mediterranean

Operations will start in 2022 and a capacity of 1.5 million TEUs. A strategic choice for the development of CMA CGM’s port operations in the Mediterranean. (PRESS RELEASE) MARSEILLE, 28-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French container transportation and shipping company CMA … Read the full press release

Stellantis N.V. subsidiary FCA Italy and Engie EPS form e-Mobility joint venture

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ TURIN, 26-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Stellantis N.V. (STLA:EN) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary FCA Italy S.p.A. has signed an agreement with Engie EPS (EPS:EN) to create a Joint Venture in the e-Mobility sector. These agreements, including … Read the full press release

Green mobility: Alstom’s hydrogen train Coradia iLint recognised with European Railway Award

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, France, 25-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom announces that its innovative hydrogen train project Coradia iLint has been honoured with European Railway Award 2021. Coradia iLint has been commissioned by Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) to test hydrogen as a … Read the full press release