Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Groupe PSA opens new assembly line for the Turbo PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine in Tychy, Poland

The Tychy plant (Poland) benefited from € 250 million in investments to improve its performance and manufacture the 1.2 litreTurbo PureTech engine A modernized plant implementing Groupe PSA process and quality standards Production capacity projected up to 460,000 engines to … Read the full press release

INSEAD to sponsor the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Tent during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland

New INSEAD institute to host thought leaders, chief executives and experts to seek solutions that achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals Fontainebleau, France, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — INSEAD, the Business School for the World, is partnering to sponsor the SDG Tent … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric opens submissions for its annual global student contest Go Green in the City

Now in its 9th year, Go Green is one of the biggest global student competitions for engineering and business students worldwide Student finalists with bold ideas will be invited to Schneider Electric’s Global Innovation Summit Barcelona 2019 RUEIL-MALMAISON, 16-Jan-2019 — … Read the full press release

French ferry operator La Méridionale digitalises its fleet with the latest energy management technology from Eniram, a Wärtsilä company

HELSINKI, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eniram, a Wärtsilä company and French ferry operator La Méridionale, have taken notable steps on digitalising La Méridionale’s fleet with the help of the latest energy management technology. This partnership is in line with Wärtsilä’s Smart … Read the full press release

CELINUNUNU OUVRE SON PREMIER POP-UP À PARIS

Céline Dion et NUNUNU lancent leur premier pop-up shop pour la marque de mode enfantine CELINUNUNU PARIS, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Après l’accueil extrêmement favorable du public français, CELINUNUNU – la collection pour enfants créée par Céline Dion en partenariat … Read the full press release

Natixis to support low-carbon and climate resilient economy by joining the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program

Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program to support investment towards a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. PARIS/LONDON, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Partners Program, an international network of financial actors … Read the full press release

DLG Group: Vilofoss to become market leader in the French market for piglet feed through new joint venture with ARC

COPENHAGEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The DLG Group’s key premix and nutrition business continues to strengthen its position as one of the largest businesses in the European market. The latest strategic initiative is the collaboration with the family-owned company ARC, which … Read the full press release

ENGIE’s Rassembleurs d’Energies fund invested in 2 companies specialized in clean cooking and last mile distribution of solar appliances in rural India

La Défense, France, 11-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — During the last quarter 2018, ENGIE’s Rassembleurs d’Energies fund invested in 2 companies specialized respectively in clean cooking worldwide and in last mile distribution of solar appliances in rural India. Anne Chassagnette, CEO of … Read the full press release

World’s second-largest airline Delta Air Lines orders 15 additional Airbus A220 aircraft

Increases Delta’s A220 commitment to 90 aircraft, including first for -300 TOULOUSE, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Delta Air Lines has ordered 15 additional A220 aircraft, bringing to 90 the total number of the new generation, highly fuel-efficient jetliners the world’s … Read the full press release

Manufacturing jobs available at Airbus newest assembly line at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama, USA, 10-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus, in conjunction with its hiring partner AIDT, is seeking its first candidates to fill manufacturing positions for its newest assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The positions are the first wave of production jobs … Read the full press release

Leading manufacturing ERP software company IQMS acquired by Dassault Systèmes for $425 million

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced the completion of the acquisition of IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software company, for $425 million.  With the acquisition of the California-based IQMS, Dassault Systèmes extends the 3DEXPERIENCE platform … Read the full press release

Icade sold its headquarters building in Issy-les-Moulineaux for €98.8 million to major French institutional investor

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 28, 2018, pursuant to the preliminary agreement signed last October 25 Icade sold Open (9,200 sq.m), its headquarters building located in Issy-les-Moulineaux, for €98.8 million excluding duties, to a major French institutional investor. … Read the full press release

Groupe AXA: Près de 24 000 collaborateurs issus de 36 pays ont souscrit à Shareplan 2018

PARIS, 03-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA a annoncé le 24 août dernier le lancement de son offre d’actionnariat salarié « Shareplan 2018 », augmentation de capital réservée à ses collaborateurs tant en France qu’à l’international. Près de 24 000 collaborateurs … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport for GBP2.9 billion

Signature of an agreement to acquire a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport (“LGW”) Strategic move into the London airport system, the world’s largest metropolitan aviation market Second largest airport in the UK and eighth busiest in Europe, with a … Read the full press release

Olympique et Paralympique : Ma Belle Tribu met à l’honneur le sport à l’école en organisant un appel à projets sur cette thématique

PARIS, 26-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dans le cadre de la semaine Olympique et Paralympique organisée du 4 au 9 février 2019, Ma Belle Tribu, plateforme de financement participatif par le don initiée par la CASDEN Banque Populaire, met à l’honneur le … Read the full press release

EQT Real Estate I fund acquired a vacant office property located in Clichy Saint-Ouen, North Paris

The transaction represents EQT Real Estate’s fourth acquisition in Paris – a 9,050 square metre vacant office property for a price of EUR 42 million The property is located on rue Mozart in Clichy Saint-Ouen, North Paris, less than 200 … Read the full press release

SUEZ to manage Toulouse Métropole wastewater public service for the next 12 years

PARIS, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Toulouse Métropole has awarded SUEZ the contract to manage its wastewater public service for the next 12 years. Worth a total of 520 million euros, the contract will take effect on 1 January 2020. The Group … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Arval launch new green transport offer that aims to simplify access to electric vehicles

La Défense, France, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE, the global energy company and major player in charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and Arval, the global specialist in corporate vehicle fleet leasing, have announced the launch of a new green transport offer … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space announces firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency for additional A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircrafts

MADRID, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the … Read the full press release

The Airbus Foundation welcomes Fab Foundation Director Sherry Lassiter to its College of External Experts

TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Airbus Foundation’s College of External Experts consists of five representatives from NGOs as well as the aerospace business. Their mission is to provide guidance and expertise in their respective fields to the Foundation’s Board of … Read the full press release

Philippe Mhun named Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Didier Evrard to retire after 41 years at Airbus TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Philippe Mhun, 56, as Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective 01 January 2019. Mhun, currently … Read the full press release

Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for EUR 352 million

BRUSSELS, PARIS, FRANKFURT, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dexia and Helaba today announce that they have signed a sale and purchase agreement allowing Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for a total consideration of EUR 352 … Read the full press release

BWW 2018 – Best Wine Critics of World have been selected – Jancis Robinson MW is the Winner!

The second prize went to Jeannie Cho Lee MW and the third to James Suckling HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry … Read the full press release

Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt MEP appointed as the European Parliament’s new coordinator for children’s rights

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I am fully committed to putting children´s rights at the heart of the work of the European Parliament and bringing this house, the only democratically-elected EU Institution, closer to younger citizens,” commented European Parliament President, Antonio … Read the full press release

European Commission: more efforts needed from the European Parliament and the Council to deliver results on all pending security proposals ahead of the EP elections in May 2019

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission is today (11 December 2018) reporting on progress made in building a genuine and effective Security Union since the October European Council. Good progress is being achieved on a number of security initiatives, … Read the full press release

Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its Dauphin AS365 N3+ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters fleet

Fleet of three AS365 N3+ has achieved 97% average availability over three years MARIGNANE, France, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its fleet of three Dauphin AS365 N3+ … Read the full press release

MJet GmbH of Austria to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform

TOULOUSE, 11-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, … Read the full press release

Farming by Satellite Prize is won by Teagasc from Ireland

LONDON, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner of €5,000 was team Teagasc from Dublin, … Read the full press release

Atos holds its 5th Atos Quantum Scientific Council meeting in Bezons

PARIS, 05-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today holds its 5th Atos Quantum Scientific Council meeting in Bezons. The members of the Scientific Council made of universally recognized quantum physicists and mathematicians reviewed the two research and … Read the full press release

Singapore becomes the third country to welcome the Thales Digital Factory

After France and Canada, Singapore becomes the third country to welcome the Thales Digital Factory. The Digital Factory will deliver innovative digital solutions to Thales customers in the region in a collaborative way. Whenever appropriate, those products will then be … Read the full press release