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Electrolux to replace all high-impact greenhouse gases in all of its appliances by 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer Electrolux has announced steps to reduce emissions from cooling products. The company plans to replace all high-impact greenhouse gases in all of its appliances by 2023, as part … Read the full press release

New data from AstraZeneca’s renal medicines will be presented at the 57th European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Virtual Congress

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced it will present new data across continuum of care from its broad renal portfolio during the 57th virtual congress of the European Renal Association – … Read the full press release

AET owned 152,700 DWT DP2 shuttle tanker Eagle Petrolina receives DNV GL’s SmartShip Notation

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norway based international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has announced that the DP2 shuttle tanker Eagle Petrolina has become the first vessel of its kind that receives the SmartShip Notation. The … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce to pioneer a resilient, inclusive, net zero carbon future; joins UN Race to Zero campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading British engineering company has announced it is setting an ambitious net zero carbon by 2050 goal at the core of future innovation and growth. The company is joining the UN Race to … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Freight specialist DHL Global Forwarding safeguards the supply of test kits, protective equipment, and medical products

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 4-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading freight specialist DHL Global Forwarding, part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has announced that despite the strained situation in air and ocean freight, urgently-needed protective equipment, medicine, and SARS-CoV-2 test kits in … Read the full press release

Rainwater harvesting system installed on Bentley’s HQ in Crewe, England to mark World Environment Day on 5 June

New rainwater harvesting system installed at Bentley’s Crewe HQ Latest step in Bentley’s water usage sustainability programme – 89 per cent water reduction per car since 2000  Captured rain to be used for maintenance facilities on site New system to … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors celebrates the 20,000th Bentayga built since 2016

20,000 examples of the benchmark luxury SUV now built Bentayga defined and has grown luxury SUV segment since launch Four years of extraordinary adventures Power, agility and record breaking performance First step on Bentley’s journey to electrification and the future … Read the full press release

EBRD and Startup Wise Guys partner for a Fintech accelerator programme

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces new partnership with Startup Wise Guys, a leading start-up accelerator with a presence across the Baltic states. This collaboration will benefit start-ups across the regions … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V.: Exercise of stock option by Marius Catalin Vărzaru, a Non-Executive Director and VP of the Board of Directors of the Company

The exercise is pursuant to the decision of the Company’s general meeting of shareholders dated 2 May 2018 and in accordance with the stock option plan approved at the level of the Company in 2017, as amended by the general … Read the full press release

Neste opens first fully automated self-service convenience store using RFID technology in Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 3-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste opens the first self-service convenience store in Europe using RFID technology. The new fully automated Easy Deli store opened on 3 June 2020 in the center of Helsinki, Finland. Using RFID technology, … Read the full press release

First Infront Leadership Award goes to Tappara ice hockey club CEO Mikko Leinonen

(PRESS RELEASE) GOTHENBURG, 2-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sports marketing company Infront, part of Wanda Sports Group, toghether with The Alliance of European Hockey Clubs (E.H.C.) have announced the first winner of the inaugural Infront Leadership Award – Mikko Leinonen, CEO … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Head of Global Marketing & Communications Peter Torstensson to retire after 20 years in the group

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 2-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling Alfa Laval has announced changes in its Group management. The company’s Senior Vice President and Head of Global Marketing & Communications Peter … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group: UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to test policy wordings in the UK High Court

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 1-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss global general and life insurer Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced it is welcoming the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority decision to test policy wordings from across the UK insurance industry in the UK … Read the full press release

H&M and CHIMI collaborate on the eyewear brand’s first ever menswear collection

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 29-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — H&M teams up with Stockholm-based eyewear brand CHIMI for its first ever menswear collection. The collection features not only unique sunglasses, but also stylish retro-inspired clothing and accessories in signature colour choices of … Read the full press release

SGS welcomes Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as head of its biologics business across the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 29-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider SGS announces the appointment of Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as Director of Biopharmaceutical Services (USA). Edward, who joined SGS in May 2020, takes responsibility for … Read the full press release

bp’s proprietary PTA production technology selected for Weilian Chemical’s new PTA production unit in China

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational oil and gas company bp has entered into a licensing agreement with China’s Dongying Weilian Chemical Co., Ltd. for its latest generation purified terephthalic acid (PTA) technology. Weilian Chemical is a subsidiary … Read the full press release

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, Switzerland, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Privus, the Swiss-based cyber-security firm, announced today that SecurLine, its flagship secure communications application, has been formally certified by Portugal’s Gabinete Nacional de Segurança (National Security Office) to protect classified communications. Deploying … Read the full press release

Audi rolls out expanded digital offerings for purchasing new and used cars in European markets

A range of digital offerings make it easier to access new and used cars Rollout of online reservation system in European markets In Germany: online platform for purchasing new cars from dealer stock (PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 27-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

New Hub by Telenor to focus on 5G, IoT across key Nordic markets

(PRESS RELEASE) FORNEBU, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian multinational telecommunications company Telenor has announced it is establishing a new Nordic Hub that will work on strengthening key areas, such as 5G, IoT, and the business and SME segment, across its … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s latest ConsumerLab report: concerns about air and water pollution, climate change and global warming raise among consumers

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational technology leader Ericsson announced it has released its latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report called ‘Consumers, sustainability and ICT’ that contains a fresh look and insights into consumer attitudes concerning sustainability challenges – … Read the full press release

Sustainability: Norcable’s industrial electric cable are made with Hydro’s aluminium made from renewable energy

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Aluminium-based industrial power cables producer Norcable has chosen to purchase aluminium from Hydro as it is important for the company the aluminium used in its products has a small carbon footprint. For Norcable … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä upgrades its FuelFlex Injection Control Unit (ICU) to meet sulphur emission regulations

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Marine and energy equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä Corporation has announced an upgrade of its FuelFlex Injection Control Unit (ICU) to meet the requirements of operating its RT-flex type two-stroke diesel engines with both residual … Read the full press release

ZF electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will propel the new Optare’s Metrodecker EVs for London

(PRESS RELEASE) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced its electric portal axle AxTrax AVE will be used to propel the new thirty-seven Metrodecker EVs from British bus manufacturer Optare ordered by London … Read the full press release

Decarbonisation: Leading energy stakeholders in Europe launch “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading European stakeholders active in the entire spectrum of the energy sector as EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, Vestas, among others, have announced they are launching new major initiative called “Choose Renewable Hydrogen” aimed at … Read the full press release

Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer to succeed Gerard Kleisterlee as Vodafone’s Chairman of the Board

(PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 22-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone has announced that Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer will be joining its board as a Non-Executive Director. The appointment is subject to shareholder approval on the Company’s Annual General Meeting … Read the full press release

First Tokio Marine Kiln forecasts to reflect Covid-19 effects released

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 21-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance and reinsurance syndicates firm Tokio Marine Kiln Syndicates Ltd. (TMK) has announced it released forecasts for the 2018 and 2019 years of account for its two non-aligned syndicates. TMK’s forecast ranges have … Read the full press release

H&M unveils new dress collection made from recycled and sustainable sourced materials

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 21-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational clothing-retailer H&M has announced it takes yet another step in moving towards a more sustainable fashion future with a collection made from recycled and sustainable sourced materials. The fashion retail company … Read the full press release

RB pledges £1 million to the IRC’s COVID-19 response in refugee and vulnerable communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

(PRESS RELEASE) SLOUGH, UK, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in hygiene, health & nutrition, RB is providing lifesaving programmes for the world’s most vulnerable communities by pledging £1 million to the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) response to the … Read the full press release

Continental successfully placed two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion to further strengthen its overall liquidity

Two bonds with a total volume of €1.5 billion successfully placed on the capital market as part of a dual-tranche issue Interest rates are 2.125 and 2.5 percent, terms are 3.5 and 6.25 years; both issues were significantly oversubscribed Bonds … Read the full press release

Minsait and Bankia to develop AI-based tools to improve customer experience and security in the financial institutions

(PRESS RELEASE) ALCOBENDAS, Spain, 19-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Minsait, an Indra company, and Bankia have signed an agreement to develop tools that can prevent, detect and contain trends or patterns of fraud and cybersecurity anomalies through artificial intelligence. Both with … Read the full press release