Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

‘Financial NewTech Challenge 2020’ launches today

PARIS, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational company, Capgemini together with Efma launched the Financial NewTech Challenge 2020 today, powered by FinTechVisor. The Financial NewTech Challenge 2020 aims to discover the best collaborative business solutions that will be presented to … Read the full press release

Schroders names Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France

LONDON, 13-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders announces the appointment of Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France. Yves will lead and further develop Schroders’ activities in France. He will report to Karine Szenberg, Head of Europe at Schroders. Yves joined … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim part of major study on commercial-scale carbon capture at its Portland Cement Plant in Colorado

VANCOUVER/ZURICH/HOUSTON/PARIS, 7-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — New joint study aimed at evaluating the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland Cement Plant in Florence, Colorado, U.S. has been initiated by a group of leading companies. The … Read the full press release

Hirsch-BEWiSynbra consortium closes the acquisition of Saint-Gobain’s EPS business in France

COURBEVOIE, France, 7-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain closes sale of its expanded polystyrene (EPS) business in France to the Austrian and Swedish consortium Hirsch-BEWiSynbra on December 31, 2019. In 2018, the EPS business in France generated sales of around €70 … Read the full press release

Axiom Prepaid Holdings Caps Off Banner Year with a Prestigious Accolade for Its CEO

Steven Foster_Total Prestig

Axiom Prepaid Holding’s CEO, Steven Foster, will be featured on the cover of Total Prestige Magazine’s January 2020 issue LONDON, 31-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — It seems only fitting that in a year filled with new product launches, new office openings … Read the full press release

French consulting company Silveo now part of Accenture Industry X.0

PARIS, 20-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture closes acquisition of French consulting company Silveo. Transaction was first announced on November 14. Silveo provides services and solutions for digital manufacturing and intelligent supply chains based on software from, for example, SAP and … Read the full press release

Kering announces the appointment of Mehdi Benabadji as CEO of Brioni

PARIS, 18-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kering appoints Mehdi Benabadji as CEO of Brioni effective January 1, 2020. He will report to Group Managing Director of Kering, Jean-François Palus. Since 2003, Mehdi Benabadji has held a series of operational and executive … Read the full press release

Vestas to implement site specific and cost optimised solutions to Akuo Energy’s wind projects in Poland

HAMBURG, 12-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Vestas announces a 132 MW order from a worldwide player in Renewable Energy, Akuo Energy. The order is for the wind projects Wielowies, located in southern Poland and EP 44 and Gniew, located in northern … Read the full press release

Meridiam and Urbaser sign new contract for a major waste-to-energy plant in Poland

PARIS, 2-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Meridiam and Urbaser to develop, build and operate a waste-to-energy plant in north-eastern Poland. The Public Private Partnership contract was signed with the public utility in charge of district heating supply in the municipality of … Read the full press release

Capgemini earns Net-Zero Energy – Platinum certification for its Export Promotion Industrial Park campus in Bangalore

PARIS, 21-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini‘s Bangalore EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park) campus receive the Net-Zero Energy – Platinum certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). It is the first corporate campus in India to receive this certification. The … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce wins multi-million euros contract to provide safety I&C systems for the Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory in Brazil

LONDON, 21-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce to provide safety Instrumentation & Control (I&C) systems for the Nuclear Power Generation Laboratory (LABGENE), located in São Paulo, Brazil. LABGENE is currently under construction and which will be operated by the Navy Technology … Read the full press release

Fincantieri to build two new luxury expedition cruise ships for PONANT; to be operated by PAUL GAUGUIN brand

Fincantieri to build two new luxury expedition cruise ships for PONANT

TRIESTE, 20-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Fincantieri announced it has been selected to build and design 2 new-generation luxury expedition cruise vessels for the French cruise company PONANT.  For the purpose the company has just signed MoA (memorandum of agreement) with … Read the full press release

EDF becomes a leader in battery storage in the UK with the acquisition of British start up Pivot Power

PARIS, 4-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF Group acquires battery storage and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging specialist, Pivot Power. EDF, already the largest low carbon electricity producer in the UK, becomes a leader in battery storage with this acquisition. The … Read the full press release

Total to provide shipping customers in China with low sulphur fuels through a joint venture with Zhejiang Energy Group

ZHOUSHAN, China, 21-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Total creates a joint venture company with Chinese state-owned Zhejiang Energy Group (ZEG). The joint venture is intended to the supply and delivery of marine fuels in the region of Zhoushan, China. Zhoushan region … Read the full press release

The Advanced Management Programme created by INSEAD and Fundação Dom Cabral celebrates its 30th anniversary

MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, EUROPE, 16-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Advanced Management Programme (PGA), a unique business education model established in 1989 by two of the world’s top business schools INSEAD and Fundação Dom Cabral, is turning 30 this year. Over … Read the full press release

VINCI Construction participates in the expansion of the Annacis Island wastewater treatment facility in Greater Vancouver, Canada

PARIS, 16-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Construction to build new pipelines for the Annacis Island wastewater treatment plant near Vancouver. The contract is via its subsidiary Bessac and in a general partnership with the Canadian Pomerleau company. The contract is … Read the full press release

European Psychiatric Association Statement for World Mental Health Day: 10 October 2019

STRASBOURG, 9-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — On the occasion of this year’s World Mental Health Day, in addition to the key messages delivered on 10 September, the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) and its National Psychiatric Associations (NPAs) join the World Health … Read the full press release

Total begins construction of a large-scale solar plant, its third and biggest solar plant in Japan

PARIS/ TOKYO, 8-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Total Solar International announce the start of the construction of a large-scale solar plant located in Osato, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Miyagi Osato Solar Park with 52 megawatt-peak (MWp) is expected to provide clean and … Read the full press release

Un nouveau look pour Universal Pen relançant son site Web de produits de marque promotionnels

L’entreprise lance son site Web redesigné en France pour améliorer l’expérience client DUBLIN, 7-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Universal Pen a récemment redesigné et relancé son site Web Français passant de www.penseurope.com/fr/ à www.pens.com/fr/. Les clients français remarqueront que le domaine … Read the full press release

VINCI Energies becomes a major player in the energy services market in Spain with the acquisition of SISTEM Melesur Energía and SISTEM Infraestructuras y Operaciones EPC

PARIS, 3-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Energies acquires Andalusian company Grupo Solar Lighting subsidiaries, SISTEM Melesur Energía and SISTEM Infraestructuras y Operaciones EPC. The acquisitions make VINCI Energies a major player in the market for electricity generation, transmission, transformation and … Read the full press release

Dr. Kurt Lauk, prominent business leader, former chairman of Economic Council in Germany (Wirtschaftsrat), former advisor to Angela Merkel, joins Tachyum

SAN JOSE, California, USA, 18-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Tachyum announced that Dr. Kurt Lauk has joined the company’s Board of Advisors. Dr. Lauk served on several management boards, including Daimler and Audi, and as a member of the EU … Read the full press release

Fight To Fame Expands Its Search for the Next Action Film Star to Europe

Fight To Fame Expands Its Search for the Next Action Film Star to Europe

Celebrated French studio head Philippe Diaz and financial executive Aaron Brill join Fight To Fame’s European expansion by establishing offices in Paris and Berlin PARIS, 11-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Fight To Fame, the first blockchain-based sports entertainment platform paving new … Read the full press release

Total announces launch of Arctic LNG 2 development located on the Gydan peninsula, Russia

PARIS, 5-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Total announces approval of final investment decision (FID) for Arctic LNG 2, a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) development located on the Gydan peninsula, Russia. Total has a direct 10% interest in Arctic LNG 2 … Read the full press release

Capgemini recognised as a Leader in Everest Group’s inaugural Enterprise Platform IT Services in BFS PEAK Matrix Assessment

Capgemini named a Leader in Enterprise Platform IT Services in Banking and Financial Services by Everest Group PARIS, 27-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini‘s ability to provide client-specific business transformation, innovation, and operational excellence has been honored by Everest Group’s inaugural … Read the full press release

Stylos personnalisés : Camaloon pense à tout

Afin de placer votre marque dans toutes les mains, l’entreprise Européenne Camaloon vous permet d’apposer votre logo et vos designs sur des stylos PARIS, 21-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — La plateforme de e-commerce Camaloon vous propose une personnalisation intégrale de stylos … Read the full press release

PDA Announces Six Regulatory Authorities Speaking at Biomanufacturing in Munich

BERLIN, 14-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced representatives of seven health authorities have been invited to speak at the 2019 PDA Europe Biomanufacturing Conference, 3-4 September 2019 in Munich, Germany. The following health authorities have … Read the full press release

Safran Electrical & Power and Boeing joint venture announces the appointment of the first woman to manage an aerospace company in Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco, 9-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — On July 3, 2019, Zahira Bouaouda, became the first woman to manage an aerospace company in Morocco. Zahira was appointed President of MATIS Aerospace, specializing in electrical wiring interconnection systems. In 1997, Zahira Bouaouda … Read the full press release

INEOS announces partnership with OGC Nice for 2019-2020 season

LONDON, 29-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — INEOS announces partnership with OGC Nice as the main partner of the Gym and will display its logo on the front of the professional team’s jerseys starting in the 2019-2020 season. INEOS is already involved … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Wealth Management becomes the privileged banking partner of FrenchFounders’ network of French-speaking decision makers around the world

PARIS, 29-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas Wealth Management has formed a strategic partnership with FrenchFounders to support their members and all decision makers in their international mobility in managing their assets. As part of the new partnership, FrenchFounders’ members … Read the full press release

Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

Ivory Coast's largest city Abidjan expands its IVECO BUS fleet to 750 city buses

New Abidjan order includes 250 more buses from IVECO BUS, including natural gas power solutions PARIS, 25-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan to order 200 Crossway Low Entry (LE) and 50 Crealis Natural Power (NP) 18-meter buses … Read the full press release