Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Airbus Helicopters: Philippines first to order ACH160 in Southeast Asia and Pacific region

MANILA, Philippines, 22-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters launches ACH160 model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region with an order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines. The helicopter will be used for private and business flights within … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero

AMSTERDAM, 18-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero. The intended acquisition will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings and contribute directly towards delivering the company’s 2020 guidance. Mapaero was established in 1992, the company … Read the full press release

TF1 Group takes over the controlling stake in French growing label Play Two

TF1 Group takes over the controlling stake in French growing label Play Two

BOULOGNE, 10-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — France’s leading private-sector television broadcaster TF1 Group has decided on a Board meeting to exercise earlier its option to increase its stake in Play Two. Following the transaction, TF1 Group will now control the majority … Read the full press release

Total and IFPEN to accelerate the deployment of CCUS technologies, key solution for cutting CO2 emissions

COURBEVOIE, France, 9-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total sign strategic R&D partnership. The €40 million partnership covers a period of five years includes an agreement to endow a chair at the IFP School, on carbon capture, … Read the full press release

Egis awards double degree scholarship from ENAC and INP-HB to Ivorian student

GUYANCOURT, France, 9-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Egis along with the Centre des Métiers de l’Aviation – Abidjan (CMA) to provide scholarship to an Ivorian student with a double degree from the Institut National Polytechnique d’Abidjan and the Ecole Nationale d’Aviation … Read the full press release

New plant in Feyzin, France will consolidate Safran Landing Systems’ world leadership in aircraft carbon brakes

New plant in Feyzin, France will consolidate Safran Landing Systems' world leadership in aircraft carbon brakes

Carbon brakes by Safran in use on more than 10,000 airplanes deployed by some 500 airlines worldwide PARIS, 8-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran has just announced it is going to build a new plant in Feyzin focused on producing aircraft … Read the full press release

Arkema participates in Carbon® Growth Funding Round with US$ 20 million

Arkema participates in Carbon® Growth Funding Round with US$ 20 million

Investment to support the next generation of fully integrated digital manufacturing platforms PARIS, 27-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Silicon Valley based Carbon® and Arkema share a common vision for the industry and in a number of other aspects such as strategic … Read the full press release

Sartomer enables Massivit 3D’s first life-sized, 3D-printed model of female soccer star

COLOMBES, 25-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Massivit 3D has partnered with Arkema‘s Sartomer since its inception in 2013. Massivit 3D benefits from Sartomer’s market-leading portfolio of N3xtDimension® UV-curable liquid resins. These advanced liquid resins make up a significant portion of Massivit … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire ranked #54 on this year’s Glassdoor’s Top CEOs list

Schneider Electric CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire ranked 54 on this year's Glassdoor's Top CEOs list

RUEIL-MALMAISON, 20-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric, has made the Glassdoor’s Top CEOs 2019 Employees’ Choice list. Tricoire was ranked #54 on Glassdoor’s list achieving 94% approval rating from employees. Glassdoor’s CEO rating is based on … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain to sell its Optimera construction materials distribution business in Denmark to Davidsens Tommerhandel

LA DEFENSE, 20-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain to sell its Optimera construction materials distribution business in Denmark to Davidsens Tommerhandel. The agreement is in line with Saint-Gobain’s portfolio optimization strategy aimed at divesting businesses representing sales of more than €3.0 … Read the full press release

PDA Explores the Transformation of Healthcare at 4th Annual European Meeting

PDA Explores the Transformation of Healthcare at 4th Annual European Meeting

EMA, MHRA and FDA among regulatory agencies participating BERLIN, 10-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is excited to host its 4th Annual European Meeting: Global Healthcare of the Present and the Future, June 25-26 in Amsterdam, The … Read the full press release

Eurovia selected for €60 million railway line refurbishment in Prague, Czech Republic

RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 7-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurovia selected to refurbish the 6 km railway section between Lysá and Labem and Èelákovice northeast of Prague. The contract is part of a joint venture with Elektrizace železnic that was awarded by The … Read the full press release

PDA Announces All-Star Speaker Lineup for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products Conference

One week left to register for this event! BERLIN, 28-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is pleased to announce the speaker lineup for the 2019 PDA EU Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products: Cell and Gene Therapy – From … Read the full press release

Essilor to donate 400,000 pairs of corrective eyewear and sunglasses to Bhutan School Sight program

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, 23-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Essilor has announced new partnership with the Royal Government of Bhutan to help the country become the first in the world to eradicate poor vision. As part of the partnership Essilor is going to donate … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain sells Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) to the Stark group

COURBEVOIE, France, 21-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain signs an agreement for the sale of its entire stake in Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) following a competitive sale process. The buyer, the Stark group, is an important player in building materials … Read the full press release

One of the largest European telematics providers joins Michelin Group

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Masternaut, one of the largest European telematics providers. The acquisition is in line with the Group’s development strategy in the Services & Solutions … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy cooperation: one step ahead in wind turbine technology developments

STOCKHOLM, 16-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy to partner in the deployment of GE’s new wind turbine in Europe. Haliade-X is the largest offshore wind turbine on the market to date, with a capacity of 12MW. The … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports now owns majority shareholding in London Gatwick airport

RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 14-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports completes the acquisition of a majority shareholding (50.01%) in London Gatwick airport. The airport is a freehold property and the UK’s second-largest airport. The transaction fits perfectly into the VINCI Concessions long-term … Read the full press release

Airport of the Year award: Lisbon airport recognised for its excellence at the 2019 Air Transport Awards

LISBON, 7-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Airports announces that Lisbon airport has been named Airport of the Year by Air Transport News (ATN) at the 2019 Air Transport Awards, held in partnership with the Hermes Air Transport Organization. In previous … Read the full press release

Natixis to issue green structured note in Groupe Gan Vie life insurance policies aimed at supporting the fight against climate change

PARIS, 29-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis and Groupama Group‘s subsidiary Groupama Gan Vie will launch the first green structured note aimed at supporting the energy transition. The innovative unit-linked insurance product will be issued by Natixis (Issuer: Natixis S.A. [Standard … Read the full press release

VINCI Construction Grands Projets led consortium wins €200 million worth contract for a wastewater treatment plant in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City

PARIS, 29-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Construction Grands Projets (50% share and lead contractor) and Acciona Agua S.A. (50%) consortium won contract for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of phase 1 for the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe wastewater treatment plant … Read the full press release

The first Orange Digital Centre for Africa and the Middle East opens in Tunisia

PARIS, 26-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The first Orange Digital Centre for Africa and the Middle East opened in Tunisia. Launched in Tunis, “Orange Digital Centre” is a place built around a completely new concept and entirely dedicated to innovation. Tunisian … Read the full press release

Rhônexpress U-X 2019 startup challenge winners: Atlantide, Fly me to the Food, Flyerz 

LYON, 25-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rhônexpress has just announced the 3 winners of its U-X 2019 startup challenge. The first prize has gone to the Atlantide, which is an urban exploration game that relies on geolocation systems. The second prize … Read the full press release

GTT to design tanks of Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier for Japanese ship-owner Nippon Yusen Kaisha

PARIS, 24-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — GTT selected to deliver tank design of a Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier (LNGC) for the Japanese ship-owner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). The order was made by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI). The LNGC will be … Read the full press release

Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019: Switzerland remains #1; Singapore leads Asia-Pacific; Europe dominates the top 10; China leader among BRICS nations

MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, EUROPE, 23-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Adecco Group, Tata Communications and INSEAD have just released their annual benchmark report that looks into the ability of 125 countries around the world to compete for talent. According to the … Read the full press release

Casino Group reinforces partnership with Amazon

PARIS, 23-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Casino Group strengthens its partnership with Amazon to deliver more convenience and services to its customers in France. Following the success of Monoprix commercial partnership with Amazon, which involves bringing sourced items from Monoprix to … Read the full press release

ENGIE backs French Ministry of Sports’ Performance Pact for the second time

PARIS, 16-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE has just committed to support eight top athletes along the road that will hopefully lead them to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. ENGIE’s CEO Isabelle Kocher has signed a new Performance Pact on Monday 15 … Read the full press release

Coface acquires market leader in credit insurance in Slovenia

Bois-Colombes, France, 15-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Coface supports its strategy of profitable growth in Central & Eastern Europe region with the acquisition of SID – PKZ, the market leader in credit insurance in Slovenia with a high market share. The … Read the full press release

Capgemini positioned as a Leader on the Everest Group Life & Pensions Insurance Digital Services PEAK Matrix(tm) 2019

PARIS, 9-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Everest Group’s inaugural Life & Pensions (L&P) Digital Services PEAK MatrixTM sees Capgemini among the leaders. Capgemini’s ability to gain global insights through its consulting heritage along with its robust digital services, and partnerships with … Read the full press release

International Surrealism Now Exhibition in Paris

20 artists from Surrealism Now represent and promote in Paris the largest surrealistic spectacle in the world in the 21st century that has been held in Portugal since 2010. PARIS, 5-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — From May 24 to 26, an … Read the full press release