Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

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

Alstom to present at Eurasia Rail from 10-12 April 2019 in Izmir, Turkey

Alstom’s booth B630 will be at hall B at the exhibition SAINT-OUEN, France, 2-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom to participate at Eurasia Rail from 10-12 April 2019 in Izmir, Turkey. Eurasia Rail is one of the leading rolling stock rail … Read the full press release

Most dating sites exploit your desire to find a partner

PARIS, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — We have become used to free services. Social media profiles are free but still the companies behind them are making a lot of money. How can that be? They earn their money partly from advertisers … Read the full press release

FrancoChinese cooperation leads to EUR 250 million water management and waste recovery contracts for SUEZ NWS in Greater Bay area, China

PARIS, 22-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ NWS has announced it just signed three contracts for water management and waste recovery projects in the Greater Bay area in China. The value of the contracts is estimated to be in the 250 … Read the full press release

Safety-critical positioning for autonomous driving: with ESCAPE the first fully integrated device is on its way

BARCELONA, Spain, 19-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Autonomous driving is the hot topic of todays’ mobility and transportation world. Safety is the most fundamental requirement and, at the same time, the greatest concern about autonomous driving applications.  The major perceived concern … Read the full press release

Airbus takes its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services to 2019’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus to exhibit its entire range of commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter products and services at this year’s LIMA air show in Langkawi, Malaysia. Indeed, Airbus will be the largest international exhibitor at … Read the full press release

Capgemini the 2nd fastest growing global IT services brand in Brand Finance’s 2019 report on the most valuable and strongest IT services brands

PARIS, 14-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, has ranked Capgemini as the second fastest growing global IT services brand in 2019 in its most recent study. Capgemini is now No. 6 in … Read the full press release

The Auchan Retail, Casino Group, METRO, DIA new alliance called Horizon International Services now officially active

PARIS, 6-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The new alliance, Horizon International Services, formed by the major retailers Auchan Retail, Casino Group, METRO and DIA, originally announced in June 2018, has already received the applicable approvals from the competition authorities. The alliance … Read the full press release

Zalando’s 10,000 beauty products will be available to customers in Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium and Italy

BERLIN, 5-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Customers from Sweden and Denmark can already shop beauty products on Zalando as the company has just launched its beauty category on their markets. The Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle will also … Read the full press release

Coffee and energy drinks can make water molecules in your body fall asleep

THE HAGUE, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the NWO Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam and the ESPCI in Paris have just discovered that both the caffeine and the taurine can slow down the movement of water molecules by a factor 5 and 4 … Read the full press release

Total to increase the supply of recycled polypropylene for automotive applications with Synova’s acquisition 

PARIS, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Synova, based in France and leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector, has been acquired by Total. The deal’s amount has not been disclosed. Following the acquisition, Total’s polymers know-how will be combined with Synova’s recycling … Read the full press release

Destatis: United States remains the most important buyer of German goods in 2018; China still main trading partner

WIESBADEN, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has just released its preliminary results on Germany’s international trade for 2018. According to the data, China remains the biggest trading partner for Germany, already 3 years in a row.  Goods worth … Read the full press release

Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) take on digital transformation in Capgemini Research Institute’s latest Digital Transformation Review

PARIS, 12-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest Digital Transformation Review by Capgemini Research Institute looks into what lessons can be learnt from the leaders in the digital transformation. The publication is titled “Taking digital transformation to the next level: Lessons from the leaders” … Read the full press release

COFRAC accreditation for SGS’s ultrasound measurement laboratory in Aix en Provence

GENEVA, 12-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The French Accreditation Committee (COFRAC) has just accredited SGS’s ultrasound measurement laboratory in Aix en Provence. In fact, it is even the first lab of this type in France to gain accreditation by COFRAC. Accreditation comes as a guarantee … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy in Europe as of 2019: 105 wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW

BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to new data made public by WindEurope, the size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise in Europe. As of February 2019, Europe already has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity … Read the full press release

SecureData and its consulting arm SensePost join Orange Cyberdefense family

PARIS, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Major milestone in the development of Europe’s cybersecurity market has been reached with the acquisition of SecureData Group by Orange. The deal is for 100% of SecureData Group, and its consulting subsidiary SensePost. SecureData is based … Read the full press release