Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

COVID-19: VINCI Concessions’ infrastructures in France mobilised for medical transport

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Concessions’ infrastructures are being used for the medical transport of medical equipment and sick patients from coronavirus, as part of the Résilience operation announced by French President Emmanuel Macron. On 29 and … Read the full press release

Alstom announces new order from German Hessische Landesbahn for 30 additional Coradia Lint regional trains

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, France, 30-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom awarded a €120 million worth contract to supply 30 Coradia Lint regional trains to Hessische Landesbahn (HLB). The 120-seater trains are spacious, bright and disabled-friendly which offer a unique travel experience … Read the full press release

Sanofi announces second collaboration as it strives to develop a novel COVID-19 vaccine candidate

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS and LEXINGTON, MA, U.S.A, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi Pasteur collaborates with Translate Bio (NASDAQ: TBIO) to develop a novel mRNA vaccine for COVID-19. Both companies will jointly investigate multiple candidates with the goal of advancing an … Read the full press release

Orange pledges full commitment and mobilisation of its teams to ensure availability of service during this crisis

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 23-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — In the context of this global pandemic, Orange is fully mobilised to ensure its customers continue to benefit from the continuity of its services and the availability of its networks in all circumstances. … Read the full press release

Total to help stabilize the French power grid with new battery-based energy storage system

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total announces investment of around €15 million for the largest battery-based energy storage project in France. The new lithium-ion energy storage system will be constructed in Mardyck, at the Flandres Center, in Dunkirk’s … Read the full press release

Real estate investment firm Wereldhave commits to align its Full Service Centers with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement

Real estate investment firm Wereldhave commits to align its Full Service Centers with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement

The RE firm will establish a 2°C roadmap for its Full Service Centers aimed at reducing carbon emissions (PRESS RELEASE) SCHIPHOL, 13-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Real estate investment firm Wereldhave active in the Netherlands, Belgium and France said it will … Read the full press release

Orange grows connectivity in the wearables space with the roll out of Montblanc’s high-end Summit 2+ eSIM smartwatch

Orange grows connectivity in the wearables space with the roll out of Montblanc's high-end Summit 2+ eSIM smartwatch

French telecom Orange first in the world to remotely connect eSIM with On Device Service Activation on Wear OS by Google The Montblanc’s Summit 2+ eSIM smartwatch joins Orange’s growing smartwatch portfolio  The telecom to roll out Montblanc’s luxury smartwatch … Read the full press release

« La levée du pilon sur la plate-forme » peut faire la différence entre le saint et l’ordinaire

Kaichu Jiaozun, un saint gourou bouddhiste âgé de 88 ans, dont le poids corporel se situe entre 80 et 85 kg, a soulevé un pilon Vajra de 90 kg sur la plate-forme avec la main droite

« La levée du pilon sur la plate-forme » peut faire la différence entre le saint et l’ordinaire. La force physique et sacrée d’une personne sacrée dépasse de loin celle des hommes les plus forts du monde Le vrai dharma … Read the full press release

Total to help one of Thailand’s largest food companies shrink its carbon footprint

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total to provide 25 megawatt-peak (MWp) of solar rooftops for 24 facilities of Betagro. The binding contract was signed through its affiliate Total Solar Distributed Generation. Betagro is one of the largest food … Read the full press release

Capgemini Invent led consortium to help the European Commission address cyber security challenges across critical EU infrastructures

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 27-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini Invent, part of the Capgemini Group, has been awarded a contract by the European Commission to address the cyber security challenges faced by different critical infrastructures in and across European Union members. … Read the full press release

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