Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Arkema to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets

COLOMBES, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announced a project to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets. This incremental investment would increase the Houston (Texas) plant’s manufacturing capacity by up … Read the full press release

Gwendal Poullennec named International Director, MICHELIN Guides

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With effect from 17 September 2018, Mr Gwendal POULLENNEC is appointed as the International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, replacing the previous incumbent Michael ELLIS. Gwendal POULLENNEC joined the Michelin group in 2003 after … Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways’ first Airbus A380 completes its maiden flight

TOULOUSE, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is … Read the full press release

Capgemini’s World Quality Report 2018: customer experience is the top priority for quality assurance activities for the very first time

Capgemini’s World Quality Report 2018 shows that customer experience is the top priority for quality assurance activities for the very first time, with automation and AI set to accelerate in the coming years PARIS, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —Capgemini and Sogeti today released the … Read the full press release

Orange Digital Ventures Africa with second investment in the leading mPOS company in South Africa, Yoco

PARIS, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange Digital Ventures Africa – the Orange Group’s venture capital investment fund for Africa – has made a second investment in one of the continent’s most promising fintech companies, the South African Yoco. Yoco is a … Read the full press release

Pascal Couasnon to succeed Alexandre Taisne as Director of the Mobility Experience Business Line at Michelin

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pascal Couasnon becomes Director of the Mobility Experience Business Line, replacing Alexandre Taisne, while also maintaining the supervision of the Motorsport Business Line (Competition) which he is currently directing. His appointment will be effective from … Read the full press release

Airbus to use AirSeas’ SeaWing automated kite on its own RORO ships that transport large aircraft parts among its production sites

The company’s own transport vessels will be equipped with automated towing kites from an Airbus start-up TOULOUSE, 10-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus’ slogan, “We make it fly,” has taken an entirely new meaning with the application of its aeronautical expertise … Read the full press release

ENGIE wins 25 photovoltaic projects in France, nearly 230 MW out of the 720 MW awarded

LA DÉFENSE, France, 07-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the fourth session of the fourth call for solar tenders organised by the Energy regulatory commission, “CRE 4-4”, ENGIE, through its ENGIE Green, LANGA and Compagnie Nationale du Rhône subsidiaries, has won … Read the full press release

Jinqing Cai appointed President of Kering Greater China

PARIS, 06-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kering is reinforcing its corporate team in Greater China in order to adapt to the fast-changing business environment in this market, which has been continuously growing in importance for the luxury industry since Gucci opened … Read the full press release

GTT receives order for the tank design of a new 174,000 m3 LNG carrier (LNGC)

PARIS, 05-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GTT has received a new order notification from a Korean shipyard for the tank design of a new 174,000 m3 LNG carrier (LNGC), to be built on behalf of a European ship-owner. The LNG tanks of … Read the full press release

GTT at the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology (SMM) international maritime trade fair in Hamburg, Germany

PARIS, 05-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GTT will be present at the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology (SMM) international maritime trade fair from September 4 th to 7th in Hamburg, Germany. Held every two years, SMM is one of the largest international … Read the full press release

Airbus-developed Skywise open data platform now with more than 6,000 users around the world

Airbus’ Skywise open data platform has developed into an industry leader TOULOUSE, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In less than three years’ time, Skywise has evolved from a promising concept to the aviation sector’s most robust data asset, with more than … Read the full press release

Transport operator Citram Aquitaine runs ED95-driven Scania’s Interlink LD Euro 6 on bioethanol produced from grape marc

Södertälje, Sweden, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The vineyards of Bordeaux are doubtless best known for the fine wines they produce. But they are getting things right in more ways than one. With grape marc, the residue produced in the wine-making … Read the full press release

Allianz Partners to establish three new innovation centers focusing on travel, health and assistance

PARIS, 03-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leveraging its knowledge and expertise in assistance, automotive, health and travel protection, Allianz Partners further embraces technological disruption and redefines insurance by establishing three new innovation centers focusing on travel, health and assistance, following the success … Read the full press release

Total to sell ts 26% minority equity stake in Hazira LNG regasification terminal in India to Shell

PARIS, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has signed a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with Shell for the sale of its 26% minority equity stake in Hazira LNG regasification terminal in India. The transaction remains subject to the approval of regulatory … Read the full press release

Societe Generale appoints David Abitbol as the new Head of Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) based in Paris

PARIS, 28-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Societe Generale appoints David Abitbol as the new Head of Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS). This appointment will be effective as of 1st January 2019. Based in Paris, he will report to Séverin Cabannes, Deputy … Read the full press release

INSEAD signs two-year partnership with The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI)

Fontainebleau, France, 28-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INSEAD, the business school for the world, today announces the appointment of Don Tapscott, a leading authority on the digital age, as Adjunct Professor of Technology and Operations Management with effect from 1 September 2018. … Read the full press release

WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT to collaborate in making the use of LNG fuel a viable option for ship owners and operators

Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Three of the marine sector’s major technology companies, WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT, have agreed to collaborate in making the use of LNG fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators. By combining their … Read the full press release

Airbus-built Aeolus wind sensing satellite successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana

Airbus-built Aeolus satellite to map Earth’s wind in real-time Kourou, French Guiana, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, built by Airbus, has been successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite will now undergo a … Read the full press release

Patrick Pruniaux to lead Kering’s Swiss luxury watchmaking Maisons, within the Watches & Jewelry Activities

PARIS, 22-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kering has appointed Patrick Pruniaux, current Chief Executive Officer of Ulysse Nardin, as the new CEO of Girard-Perregaux. From today, he will manage the Group’s Swiss luxury watchmaking Maisons, within the Watches & Jewelry Activities. … Read the full press release

The flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain Gulf Air took delivery of its first A320neo

TOULOUSE, 22-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo today. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, made its maiden journey from Toulouse to Bahrain, landing at the … Read the full press release

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets exchanged the first pre-letting at Twentytwo in London with Hiscox

PARIS, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets (“AXA IM – Real Assets”), a global leader in real asset investments and the leading(1) real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe, announces that it has exchanged the first pre-letting … Read the full press release

Emmi to increase its stake in Emmi Ambrosi France from 51 % to 85 %

Emmi has held a stake in Emmi Ambrosi France since January 2008. Emmi is now increasing its stake from 51 % to 85 %. LUCERNE, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Emmi Ambrosi France specialises in freshly packaged cheese (frais-emballé). It is also responsible for … Read the full press release

The acquisition of the industrial adhesives of Nitta Gelatin Inc. by the Bostik-Nitta joint-venture in Japan completed

Colombes, France, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Bostik completed the acquisition of the industrial adhesives of Nitta Gelatin Inc. by the Bostik-Nitta joint-venture in Japan, on 1st August 2018. This acquisition, which will be complemented by the construction of a new … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to support the System Design and Risk Management phase for Telesat’s LEO satellite constellation

TOULOUSE, 09-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Telesat as a major industrial partner to support their System Design and Risk Management phase for Telesat’s LEO constellation now in development. Under the terms of the contract, … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain sold its façade installing and glass replacing activities in the United Kingdom to an affiliate of CoBe Capital

Courbevoie, France, 02-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a strategic review of its British glass business, Saint-Gobain has sold, effective August 1st 2018, its façade installing and glass replacing activities in the United Kingdom (UK), to an affiliate of CoBe Capital. Trading … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain to acquire producer of very high temperature thermal insulation with two plants in Germany

Courbevoie, France, 02-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain has acquired the German company HKO, that designs, produces and distributes a complete range of very high temperature thermal insulation and fire protection solutions made from various types of glass fibers to cover temperature … Read the full press release

The confirmed PRI rating A+ for Amundi reflects the quality of its ESG analysis and consideration of environmental, social and governance criteria in its various investment strategies

PARIS, 01-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A founding signatory of the PRI since their creation in 2006, Amundi actively contributes to enforcing these principles by placing responsible finance at the heart of its strategy, its development and its offer: ISR funds, solutions to finance the energy transition … Read the full press release

GTT to design the LNG tanks of new 174,000 m3 LNG carrier (LNGC) for the Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries

PARIS, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GTT has received a new order notification from the Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) for the tank design of a new 174,000 m3 LNG carrier (LNGC), to be built on behalf of an Asian … Read the full press release

French renewable energy producer Neoen to break ground on its Numurkah solar farm in Goulburn Valley Highway in northwest Victoria, Australia

Full construction on Victorian solar farm commences in July, creating up to 300 jobs for the local economy With over 1,000 MW in assets in operation and under construction in Australia, Neoen ranks as the country’s number one independent producer … Read the full press release