Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Schneider Electric Recognized in Fortune’s ‘Change the World’ List for Fourth Time

(IN BRIEF) Schneider Electric, a leader in digital energy management and automation, has earned a place on Fortune’s 2023 “Change the World” list for the fourth time. This list ranks companies globally that are making a positive social or environmental … Read the full press release

Ombrea Acquisition Enhances TotalEnergies’ Commitment to Green Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has successfully acquired Ombrea, a leading French agrivoltaics company. Ombrea, established in 2016, specializes in integrating agriculture and solar power generation. With this acquisition, TotalEnergies aims to accelerate the development of agrivoltaic projects in France and worldwide, … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Continues Commitment to Angola’s Energy Landscape with Block 20 Deal

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 20 has completed the sale of a 40% stake in Block 20, located in Angola’s Kwanza Basin, to PETRONAS ANGOLA E&P LTD (PAEPL), a PETRONAS subsidiary, for $400 million as of January 1, 2023. … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies to Expand High-Power EV Charging Network with 1,100 New Points Across Germany

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has secured a contract to install and operate 1,100 high-power charge points (HPC) for electric vehicles (EVs) as part of the German government’s “Deutschlandnetz” initiative. These charging points, offering up to 200 kW charging power, will be … Read the full press release

Arkema Boosts Global DMDS Production for Renewable Fuels

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, a leading producer of dimethyl disulfide (DMDS), is increasing its global production capacity of this vital additive at its Beaumont site in the United States. DMDS plays a crucial role in converting vegetable oils and agri-food waste … Read the full press release

Arkema to Implement Innovative Purification Technology for Reduced Emissions

(IN BRIEF) Arkema is set to introduce a groundbreaking purification technology at its Carling production site in France by 2026, aiming to cut CO2 emissions by 20%. This investment aligns with Arkema’s climate plan validated on a 1.5°C trajectory by … Read the full press release

Arkema Outlines Aggressive Growth Plan Fueled by Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Arkema has revealed its ambitious growth strategy, aiming to achieve €12 billion in sales with an 18% EBITDA margin by 2028. This plan hinges on leveraging sustainable innovation and technologies, bolstering the company’s portfolio, and capitalizing on megatrends … Read the full press release

Arkema Invests €50 Million to Boost Organic Peroxide Production for Renewable Energy Initiatives in China

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, a global leader in specialty chemicals, has announced a substantial €50 million investment to expand its organic peroxide production capacities at its Changshu site in China. This strategic move, which is part of the company’s global expansion … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel and Capgemini Collaborate to Offer Innovative Supply Chain Orchestration Services

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel and Capgemini have entered into a groundbreaking strategic agreement to establish an industry-leading supply chain orchestration service designed to offer comprehensive end-to-end solutions throughout the supply chain network. This strategic partnership aims to help businesses maintain agility … Read the full press release

BASF Launches Epispot™, a Sustainable Cosmetic Ingredient for Blemish-Prone Skin, Aligning with the #NoFilter Beauty Trend

(IN BRIEF) BASF Personal Care has introduced Epispot™, a sustainably sourced cosmetic ingredient designed to enhance the beauty and self-confidence of individuals with blemish-prone skin, a common issue affecting people worldwide regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity. Epispot addresses the … Read the full press release

Michelin’s Acquisition of Flex Composite Group Puts It at the Helm of High-Tech Fabric and Film Leadership

(IN BRIEF) Michelin has successfully completed its acquisition of Flex Composite Group (FCG) as part of its Michelin in Motion 2030 strategy, cementing its position as a leader in high-tech engineered fabrics and films. FCG, a European leader in this … Read the full press release

SUEZ’s New Eco-Friendly HQ: Altiplano in La Défense, Paris

(IN BRIEF) SUEZ, a global environmental services leader, is relocating its headquarters to Altiplano, a sustainable building in La Défense, Paris. The move, scheduled for early 2025, underscores SUEZ’s commitment to providing eco-friendly workplaces for its employees. Altiplano offers extensive … Read the full press release

Natixis CIB Appoints Abbas Rangwala as Head of M&A for Southeast Asia & India

(IN BRIEF) Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking (Natixis CIB) has appointed Abbas Rangwala as the Head of M&A for Southeast Asia & India, a newly created role based in Singapore. With over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, strategy, … Read the full press release

Sanofi’s ALTUVIIIO Granted Marketing Authorization in Japan for Hemophilia A Treatment

(IN BRIEF) The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) has granted marketing authorization for ALTUVIIIO, a novel factor VIII replacement therapy used to control bleeding in patients with hemophilia A. ALTUVIIIO, also known as efanesoctocog alfa, stands out … Read the full press release

Thales Collaborates with Intel to Offer End-to-End Data Security with Confidential Computing

(IN BRIEF) Thales and Intel are collaborating to bolster data security by integrating Thales’ CipherTrust Data Security platform with Intel’s verifiable attestation service, Intel Trust Authority. This partnership aims to provide end-to-end data security using confidential computing, benefiting highly regulated … Read the full press release

Digital-First Retrofitting Holds Key to Building Decarbonization, Schneider Electric Research Shows

(IN BRIEF) New research from Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management and automation, emphasizes the importance of a digital-first approach to retrofitting buildings for decarbonization. As buildings contribute significantly to global carbon emissions, making them more energy-efficient is crucial. … Read the full press release

Medidata Launches Comprehensive Diversity Program to Improve Inclusion in Clinical Trials

(IN BRIEF) Medidata, a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, has introduced the Medidata Diversity Program, an extensive solution aimed at enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical trials. This program supports biopharmaceutical companies, medical device firms, and clinical research organizations (CROs) … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Provides Urgent Relief to Flood-Affected Libya

(IN BRIEF) In response to the devastating floods in Libya’s Derna region, TotalEnergies has swiftly stepped in to provide critical assistance. The company has deployed both ground and air resources, sending nearly 50 tons of essential supplies, including medical items, … Read the full press release

Amundi and Sand Grove Capital Launch UCITS Fund for Event-Driven Equity Strategy

(IN BRIEF) Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, and Sand Grove Capital Management LLP have unveiled the Amundi Sand Grove Event Driven Fund. This fund, available on the Amundi Alternatives UCITS platform, focuses on a global event-driven equity strategy with a … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies, Petrobras, and Casa dos Ventos Forge Partnership to Boost Renewable Energy and Low-Carbon Hydrogen in Brazil

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies, Petrobras, and Casa dos Ventos Holding have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore collaborative opportunities in the renewable energy and low-carbon hydrogen sectors in Brazil. Under this agreement, the three companies will jointly investigate … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Launches Development Studies for Major Offshore Oil Project in Suriname

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has initiated development studies for a major offshore oil project in Block 58, offshore Suriname. This follows the successful appraisal of the Sapakara South and Krabdagu oil discoveries, confirming a combined resource estimate of approximately 700 million … Read the full press release

Coface Survey Reveals German Companies’ Payment Trends and Pessimistic Business Outlook

(IN BRIEF) Coface’s latest survey on corporate payment experience in Germany indicates a return to normalcy in payment trends after the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. In 2023, more companies offered payment terms, resembling … Read the full press release

Societe Generale and Brookfield Asset Management Partner to Launch EUR 10 Billion Private Investment Grade Debt Fund

(IN BRIEF) Societe Generale and Brookfield Asset Management have announced a strategic partnership to create a private investment grade debt fund, with an initial target of EUR 10 billion in assets over the next four years, including EUR 2.5 billion … Read the full press release

Airbus OneSat: A Transformative Satellite Solution for Thaicom

(IN BRIEF) Thaicom, a leading Asian satellite operator, has chosen Airbus to develop its cutting-edge software-defined high throughput satellite. Airbus will provide Thaicom with a fully reconfigurable OneSat satellite, capable of dynamically adjusting its coverage, capacity, and frequency. Positioned at … Read the full press release

Michelin Expands XTRA DEFEND Tire Range with New Size for World’s Largest Dump Truck

(IN BRIEF) Michelin has introduced a new tire size, the MICHELIN XTRA DEFEND 33.25 R 29, which is designed to fit the VOLVO A60H, the world’s largest articulated dump truck used primarily in mine and quarry applications. This tire size … Read the full press release

GTT Receives ABS Approvals and Partners with DHT Holdings Inc. on LNG-Fueled Tanker Projects

(IN BRIEF) GTT has received three Approvals in Principle (AiPs) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and entered into a Joint Development Project (JDP) with ABS and crude oil tanker company DHT Holdings Inc. These AiPs cover the concept … Read the full press release

Arkema Marks Milestones With 25th Anniversary of Changshu Site and 10th Anniversary of R&D Center

(IN BRIEF) Arkema celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Changshu Site and the 10th anniversary of the Changshu R&D Center. Changshu Site is one of Arkema’s largest industrial platforms globally and integrates production, R&D, and shared services, contributing to the … Read the full press release

VINCI Commits to Sustainable Olympics as Official Partner of Paris 2024 Games

(IN BRIEF) VINCI Group has become an Official Supporter of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, emphasizing its commitment to sustainability and community impact. VINCI aims to reduce carbon emissions for the event by over 50% compared to previous … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ’s Advanced Rolling Mill to Boost ArcelorMittal’s E-Mobility Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) ANDRITZ, a leading international technology group, has secured a major contract from ArcelorMittal in France to provide a cutting-edge reversible 6-high cold-rolling mill for processing high-grade non-oriented silicon steel strip (NGO) used in electric motors for e-mobility. This … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain: Christian Bako Appointed Vice-President of Marketing & Development, Joins Executive Committee to Drive Growth and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Christian Bako has been appointed as the Vice-President of Marketing & Development and has joined the Executive Committee of Saint-Gobain. He will report to Anne Hardy, Chief Innovation Officer. Bako’s new role involves accelerating growth, promoting innovation, and … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric Appoints Gwenaelle Avice-Huet as Executive VP of Europe Operations, Driving Green and Digital Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management and industrial automation, has named Gwenaelle Avice-Huet as the new Executive Vice President of Europe Operations, effective September 4, 2023. In her new role, Gwenaelle will oversee Schneider Electric’s business portfolio … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies Strengthens Collaborative Energy Projects with Azerbaijan, Inaugurates Absheron Gas Field Phase

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies’ Chairman and CEO, Patrick Pouyanné, met with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan during the inauguration ceremony of the Absheron gas field’s first development phase. The gas field is currently producing 1.5 BCMA, with plans to increase production … Read the full press release

Breaking New Ground: Technip Energies and Versalis Partner for Sustainable Plastic Recycling Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Technip Energies and Versalis, the chemical subsidiary of Eni, have partnered to integrate their advanced recycling technologies, Hoop®, Pure.rOilTM, and Pure.rGasTM. This collaboration aims to create an innovative platform for chemical recycling of plastic waste, forming an endless … Read the full press release

Alstom Delivers First Trainset Ahead of Schedule for Bhopal–Indore Metro Project, Strengthening India’s Sustainable Mobility

(IN BRIEF) Alstom has delivered the first trainset for the Bhopal–Indore metro project to Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) in record time, just fourteen and a half months after receiving the Notice To Proceed. The trainset will be … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters and KAI Move to Serial Production of Light Armed Helicopters, Deepen Collaboration in Rotorcraft Programs

(IN BRIEF) Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have entered the serial production phase of the Light Armed Helicopters (LAH) after an agreement was signed. The Republic of Korea Army’s initial batch of ten LAH will be supplied by … Read the full press release

DB Schenker Advances Green Logistics Ambition with Acquisition of 53 Renault Electric Trucks in France

(IN BRIEF) DB Schenker, a prominent logistics service provider, is reinforcing its commitment to emissions reduction by investing in electric technology. The company has procured 53 Renault Trucks E-Tech D electric carriers for its operations in France. This move aligns … Read the full press release

Alstom Inaugurates Advanced Bogie Centre in Kazakhstan to Enhance Railway Vehicle Lifecycle Support

(IN BRIEF) Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has inaugurated its first bogie centre in Astana, Kazakhstan. The centre will produce and maintain bogies for various railway vehicles throughout their lifecycle. Alstom invested over €15 million in … Read the full press release

Google Cloud and Estée Lauder Partner to Transform Luxury Digital Experience with Generative AI

(IN BRIEF) Google Cloud and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) are expanding their partnership to utilize generative AI for ELC’s brand sites, enhancing the luxury digital experience. Through this collaboration, ELC aims to understand consumer sentiment, improve R&D efforts, … Read the full press release

Global Campaign ‘The Meningitis Flag’ Launched to Raise Meningitis Awareness Ahead of Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

(IN BRIEF) Meningitis Research Foundation, the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO), and Sanofi have united to introduce ‘The Meningitis Flag,’ a worldwide campaign aimed at increasing awareness in the fight against meningitis. The campaign, supported by para-athletes including Ellie Challis, … Read the full press release

Egis Oversees Capital Repair of Bridge Crossings in Eastern Ukraine

(IN BRIEF) Egis experts are playing a crucial role in supervising the technical aspects of capital repairs for several bridge crossings in the Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Kyiv regions of Ukraine. One of the severely affected bridges across the Desna River … Read the full press release