Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Thales to present at the upcoming global conference and exhibition Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies (MAST) Indo-Asia 2018

As Indian naval forces proudly safeguard country’s national interests and maritime security, Thales is proud to support them achieve their big ambitions At MAST Indo-Asia 2018, Thales to showcase its full strength in naval defence with a focus on digital … Read the full press release

Worldline completes SIX Payment Services acquisition; SIX now holds 27% equity stake in Worldline

As communicated in May 2018, SIX, the parent company of SIX Payment Services, announced today the completion of the acquisition of SIX Payment Services by Worldline. As part of this transaction SIX now holds a 27% equity stake in Worldline … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric Foundation becomes the first corporate foundation to join #GivingTuesday in France

For 20 years, the Schneider Electric Foundation has been rallying the Group’s employees to support its partner associations. Its actions are an integral part of the Schneider Sustainability Impact, which measures Schneider Electric’s non-financial performance The Schneider Electric Foundation is … Read the full press release

EHF EURO 2018: Infront works with European Handball Federation (EHF) to raise the bar in terms of digital services delivered

New initiatives designed to increase content and expand reach ZUG, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the Women’s EHF EURO 2018 in France from 29 November – 16 December, Infront – as the exclusive media and marketing partner of the EHF … Read the full press release

Zodiac Aerospace merger into Safran approved by Safran’s shareholders

PARIS, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran’s (Euronext Paris: SAF) shareholders were invited to consider mainly the plan to merge Zodiac Aerospace into Safran at a meeting on November 27, 2018. All the resolutions submitted to the shareholders’ vote were approved. … Read the full press release

Safran CEO Philippe Petitcolin: We have delivered and even exceeded all our March 2016 ambitions

PARIS, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran has delivered and even exceeded its March 2016 ambitions. Ideally positioned to capture growth from Aerospace & Defense markets thanks to leading Tier 1 positions. Strengthen market leadership by: Reinforcing its key leading positions as … Read the full press release

German-based leisure airline Sundair orders four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, USA, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — German-based leisure airline Sundair has purchased four CFM56-5B engines to power two new Airbus A320ceo aircraft in order valued at $45 million U.S. list price. Sundair began commercial operations in 2017 and currently … Read the full press release

VINCI Airports s’est vu attribuer le prix du « Deal of 25 years » lors de la 25ème édition du GAD World

VINCI Airports s’est vu attribuer le prix du « Deal of 25 years », récompensant son acquisition des 10 aéroports portugais (ANA) en 2013, lors de la 25ème édition du GAD World, qui se tenait à Hambourg du 26 au … Read the full press release

GAD World: VINCI Airports voted “Deal of Quarter Century” for its acquisition of 10 Portuguese airports (ANA) in 2013

VINCI Airports was voted the “Deal of Quarter Century” in recognition of its acquisition of 10 Portuguese airports (ANA) in 2013 at the 25th GAD World event held in Hamburg from 26 to 29 November 2018. Rueil-Malmaison, France, 29-Nov-2018 — … Read the full press release

France to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030

France today revealed plans for the build-out of wind energy to 2030 in its multi-annual energy plan. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — France intends to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030. And … Read the full press release

BOURBON completes the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland

PARIS, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Contracted by the Spanish construction group Cobra, BOURBON completed the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland, off the coast of Aberdeen this summer. Bourbon Subsea Services’ experience in floating wind turbine … Read the full press release

Kering invites 250 female students to Michelle Obama’s Paris event for the publication of the French edition of her book Becoming

PARIS, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I’m an ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey. In sharing my story, I hope to help create space for other stories and other voices, to widen the pathway for who belongs and why.” Michelle … Read the full press release

Kering announces new milestones on its digital journey

PARIS, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital is at the very heart of Kering’s Houses strategies. Customers draw inspiration from today’s hyper-connected world and they engage with luxury brands through the digital tools they use every day. In a fast-changing environment, … Read the full press release

WeHealth by Servier and MobioSense partner to accelerate and improve the diagnostic for potential heart attack patients

Paris, France/ Taipei ,Taiwan / Boston, MA, USA, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WeHealth by Servier, Servier Group’s e-health Business unit, and MobioSense, a leading semiconductor biosensor platform developer based in Taiwan and Boston, announced today the closing of a partnership agreement to develop … Read the full press release

ENGIE selected to design and manage the Smart Platform 2030, a data and 3D modelling platform for Île-de-France region

La Défense, France, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Île-de-France Regional Council has entrusted ENGIE with “designing, implementing and providing deployment support for a regional data and 3D modelling platform for the region and its ecosystem”. This call for tenders is part … Read the full press release

ENGIE appoints Gary Leibowitz as Director of Investor Relations and Finance for Global Business Lines

La Défense, France, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gary Leibowitz is appointed ENGIE Director of Investor Relations and Finance for Global Business Lines effective 1 December, 2018. In this newly-created position, Gary will report to Judith Hartmann, Chief Financial Officer and Group … Read the full press release

Covestro to present an integrated passport concept for multiple security needs at the TRUSTECH trade fair

LEVERKUSEN, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From November 27- 29, 2018, the card and ID card industry will meet again in Cannes in southern France to present their latest developments at the TRUSTECH trade fair. Covestro has more than 30 years of … Read the full press release

Total to acquire Grupo Zema’s fuel distribution business, retailer arm as well as its importation company in Brazil

PARIS, France/ ARAXA, Brazil, 23-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has entered into an agreement with Brazilian company Grupo Zema to acquire its fuel distribution company Zema Petróleo, its reseller and retailer arm Zema Diesel as well as its importation company Zema … Read the full press release

Naval selects Dutch company Atmos UAV for fixed-wing VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) UAV solution testing

PARIS, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Dutch company Atmos UAV has been selected by Naval for the testing of its innovative fixed-wing VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) UAV solution for evaluation purposes. With this agreement, Naval Group deepens its existing commitments … Read the full press release

Capgemini Invent provides an updated methodology to measure Open Data maturity across Europe in its fourth annual report

PARIS, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini Invent published the fourth annual report measuring the state of play of Open Data in Europe. The “Open Data Maturity in Europe Report 2018: New horizons for Open Data driven transformation” records the different speeds at … Read the full press release

Tangier-Casablanca high speed line inaugurates with high-speed trains supplied by Alstom

Saint-Ouen, France, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom participates today in the inauguration of the Tangier-Casablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF). The line has been inaugurated by His … Read the full press release

Atos Quantum Learning Machine, world’s highest-performing quantum simulator to help accelerate research efforts at Argonne National Laboratory

PARIS, France/ IRVING, TX, USA, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today entered into a contract with Argonne National Laboratory to deliver its latest Atos Quantum Learning Machine, the world’s highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator. The … Read the full press release

Atos unveils its most efficient supercomputer: BullSequana XH2000 is a hybrid supercomputer for AI-augmented simulation

PARIS, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the BullSequana XH2000, the company’s most efficient supercomputer. The BullSequana XH2000 is a hybrid supercomputer and responds to today’s demand for a high-performance computing power which can … Read the full press release

Capgemini positioned as a Leader by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, Western Europe

Capgemini cited in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, Western Europe report PARIS, 13-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini, today announced that Capgemini (Prosodie[1]) has been positioned as a Leader by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant for Contact … Read the full press release

Capgemini commits to promote a safer online world by joining the Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Industry initiative bolsters cybersecurity for customers and enables companies to cooperate in efforts to tackle the rising number of malicious cyberattacks globally PARIS, 13-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini today announced that it has joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a growing global alliance of 60+ leading … Read the full press release

INSEAD fundraising campaign aims to fortify the school’s academic excellence, drive breakthrough innovation and transform society on a global scale

INSEAD, the Business School for the World, continued the global launch of the Campaign for INSEAD on Saturday, 10 November in Singapore. With a target of €250 million, the Campaign is the school’s most ambitious capital campaign to date. Fontainebleau, France, 13-Nov-2018 — … Read the full press release

Safran bolsters its investments in ceramic matrix composites with the opening of Safran Ceramics research center

Safran Ceramics, a research center for ceramic matrix composites (CMC) located in the heart of Bordeaux Aeroparc, was inaugurated today in a ceremony attended by Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of southwest France, and Stéphane Cueille, Senior … Read the full press release

Safran strengthens its commitment to developing Australian Defence Industry capability with the opening of new Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia facility in Botany

Botany, Australia, 09-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Australian Minister for Defence, the Honourable Christopher Pyne, the CEO of Safran Electronics & Defense, Martin Sion, and the CEO and General delegate of Safran Pacific, Alexis de Pelleport, opened the new Safran … Read the full press release

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets to acquire the management of $9.4 billion of U.S. commercial real estate loan mandates from Quadrant Real Estate Advisors

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and Quadrant Real Estate Advisors announce they have reached an agreement whereby AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets will acquire from Quadrant Real Estate Advisors one of its U.S. lines of business including a … Read the full press release

Cobots and RPA Gain Centerstage in Automotive Robotics Space; Labor Issues Prevail as a Key Challenge

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Robotics in the automotive industry has been acclaimed as the impetus behind driving optimization and rethinking of production and process through innovative measures. Prospect of artificial intelligence is promising, with the ability to … Read the full press release