Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

VINCI Highways renews contract with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission to operate the 91 Express Lanes in California

(PRESS RELEASE) Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France, 12-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Highways (VINCI Concessions) signs seven-year contract renewal with Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission, near Los Angeles, California. VINCI Highways, via its subsidiary Cofiroute USA, was selected … Read the full press release

AXA XL clients will combat cyber-crime by relying on Accenture Cyber Incident Response Service

AXA XL clients will combat cyber-crime by relying on Accenture Cyber Incident Response Service

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 10-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has just announced AXA XL clients will now be using its Cyber Incident Response Service in order to respond and recover from cyberattacks. Accenture Security’s global … Read the full press release

Carlsberg Group’s subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

Carlsberg Group's subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-PRIEST, France, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Renault Trucks has announced that Carlsberg Group‘s subsidiary in Switzerland, the Feldschlösschen brewery, has ordered 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks. The 100% electric 26-tonne trucks will be delivered in 2020 and … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce closes sale of its North American nuclear services business to Westinghouse Electric Company

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces that it has completed the sale of its North American nuclear services business to Westinghouse Electric Company, a leading global nuclear business with a strong presence in North America. The recent … Read the full press release

Total, Groupe PSA tie up to launch battery manufacturing plant for electric vehicles in Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 31-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total, through its affiliate Saft, intends to establish a joint venture with Groupe PSA/Opel called the Automotive Cell Company (AAC). The joint venture will develop an electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility in Europe. … Read the full press release

Bentley EXP 100 GT the ‘Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year’ will be on display at the UNESCO world heritage site, Hotel des Invalides

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 30-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley Motors proudly begins the year after receiving special recognition for its futuristic centenary concept car, the Bentley EXP 100 GT, at the prestigious French Festival Automobile International event. In the 35th annual … Read the full press release

Caisse des Dépôts’ Banque des Territoires buys 50 per cent equity stake in Total Quadran portfolio of solar and wind energy for EUR 150 million

Caisse des Dépôts' Banque des Territoires buys 50 per cent equity stake in Total Quadran for EUR 150 million

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading energy player Total has just announced that Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts) will acquire a 50% equity stake in Total Quadran’s portfolio of solar and wind energy assets in France for … Read the full press release

Arkema appoints Eric Cassisa as the new VP of Safety and Environment

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, France, 29-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Chemicals company, Arkema, has appointed Eric Cassisa as their new Vice President (VP) of Safety and Environment. Cassisa, 52, holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Aix-en-Provence. He graduated … Read the full press release

Safran welcomes newly appointed Vice President, Public Affairs, Fabien Menant

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran announces the appointment of Fabien Menant as Vice President, Public Affairs, from February 1, 2020. Fabien reports to Safran Senior Executive Vice President, International and Public Relations, Alexandre Ziegler. Fabien started his … Read the full press release

ENGIE and EDPR combine expertise and capabilities on offshore wind

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DÉFENSE, France, 24-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE announces 50/50 joint-venture (JV) agreement with EDPR (edp renewables), bringing together the industrial expertise and development capacity of both companies in fixed and floating offshore wind. The agreement follows the … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö has just announced it is joining the newly launched initiative called SEAM (from Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers) aimed at improving the sustainability of the abrasive industry. SEAM was announced on January 21, … Read the full press release

20,000 new charging points for electric vehicles to be provided by Total in Netherlands

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has entered into an agreement in which the oil and gas company will install and operate 20,000 new public charging points in the three provinces of The Netherlands, namely North-Holland, Flevoland, and … Read the full press release

DHL Freight creates new Transport Management through ‘EVO’

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 22-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading road freight services, DHL Freight, implements single Transport Management System (TMS) called ‘EVO’ catering all DHL freight operations in Europe. The IT system, EVO – comes from the term “evolution”, creates an … Read the full press release

Launching the SEAM Program, a New Framework Dedicated to the Sustainability of the Abrasive Industry

After years of unwavering commitment to quality and safety in the use of abrasives and production processes, European abrasive companies are again joining forces to implement sustainability measures industry-wide, thanks to SEAM. (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, … Read the full press release

‘Financial NewTech Challenge 2020’ launches today

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

Schroders names Yves Desjardins as Country Head of France

(PRESS RELEASE) 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. … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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 (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 31-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — It seems only fitting that in a year filled with new product launches, new … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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, … Read the full press release

Kering announces the appointment of Mehdi Benabadji as CEO of Brioni

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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. … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release