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Schneider Electric with 3rd factory to receive the distinction of 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Advanced Lighthouse by WEF

Lexington is the third Smart Factory designated as an Advanced Lighthouse and the first End-to-End Lighthouse representing a milestone in Schneider Electric’s digital transformation Lexington’s digital energy management strategy leverages IIoT connectivity, Edge analytics, and predicative analytics to drive energy … Read the full press release

Savills UK office report: still far too early to assess the true impact of homeworking on businesses

(PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, 17-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Savills, a global real estate services provider, has released a new report on the UK regional office market (excluding central London and the South East). According to the report the UK regional office market … Read the full press release

Neste on Sweden leading the way in sustainable aviation

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), Finish oil refining and marketing company and one of the most sustainable companies in the world, comments on Sweden becoming a frontrunner in sustainable aviation. Sweden has an ambitious target … Read the full press release

Productivity breakthrough: Ricoh unveils the Ricoh Ri 2000 Direct to Garment (DTG) printer

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 16-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh (TYO: 7752), Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, has announced the launch of the Ricoh Ri 2000 Direct to Garment (DTG) printer. With the launch the company responds to the needs of … Read the full press release

Carsten Franke to succeed Jan Brockmann as Electrolux Group COO effective October 1, 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Electrolux AB (STO: ELUX-B), a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, has announced leadership changes to the Group Managemet. The company has appointed Carsten Franke as new Chief Operations … Read the full press release

Ericsson’s ConsumerLab study “Augmenting the daily commute”: 80 percent likely to return to their usual commute post COVID-19

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has released the latest study from its ConsumerLab titled “Augmenting the daily commute”. The report uncovers consumer behavior both before and during the COVID-19 … Read the full press release

Ericsson leverages AI and ML capabilities to help communications service providers more effectively isolate, predict and prevent network issues

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 16-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has announced it has strengthened its AI-powered Support Services portfolio with unique data-driven capabilities that enable communications service providers to effectively isolate, predict and … Read the full press release

5G core security: Ericsson’s integrated Packet Core Firewall powered by A10 Networks now ready for cloud native deployments

All-in-one cloud native solution combines user plane security and advanced security functions seamlessly integrated with Ericsson Packet Core Gateway Packet Core Firewall provides proactive protection to manage internet, roaming and access threats, addressing security in mobile broadband and IoT-to-the-edge use … Read the full press release

Onshore Wind: Vattenfall, energy cooperative Almeerse Wind to increase capacity of Jaap Rodenburg wind farm in Almere-Pampus

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, Swedish government-owned multinational power company, has announced it will be working with energy cooperative Almeerse Wind to replace the ten existing wind turbines at the existing Jaap Rodenburg wind farm in Almere-Pampus … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel’s basecoat/clearcoat system Aerodur 3001/3002 certified by Boeing for use locally in China

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel (AMS: AKZA), Dutch multinational paints and performance coatings manufacturer, has announced its aerospace coatings facility in Dongguan, China, has been qualified by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to color blend the company’s Aerodur 3001 … Read the full press release

Oral, hair and beauty care leader TRISA AG to deploy ZEISS’s Manufacturing Execution System platform

(PRESS RELEASE) ULM/ OBERKOCHEN, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ZEISS, optical and optoelectronic technology leader, has announced that its ZEISS GUARDUS Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) has been selected, following a rigorous selection process, by the Swiss leader in the oral care, … Read the full press release

Global survey: COVID-19 will accelerate the shift to a cashless world

Survey results also supported by Standard Chartered’s ATM withdrawals data (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Standard Chartered (LON: STAN), a British multinational banking and financial services company, has released its latest global survey that looks into how COVID-19 … Read the full press release

Major orders for Alfa Laval’s Framo pumping systems in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling leader Alfa Laval (STO: ALFA) has announced it will supply Framo pumping systems for two FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessels to operate offshore Brazil. … Read the full press release

E-mobility: Vattenfall partners with Aral and BP over fueling/charging solutions

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish government-owned multinational power company Vattenfall has announced it will partner with Aral in Germany and with BP in the Netherlands. The partnership will make it easier to get into e-mobility and mixed … Read the full press release

Liverpool Literary Festival goes virtual, October 9 – 11

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERPOOL, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Liverpool has announced that this year’s Liverpool Literary Festival will return in the autumn between October 9 and 11 in an online form and will include live-streaming and exciting collection … Read the full press release

VINCI Highways and the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency Major planted over 3000 native trees as part of reforestation program in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) RUEIL-MALMAISON CEDEX, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Concessions, a leading concessions operator and part of Vinci SA, has announced that led by VIA 40 Express and VINCI Highways have collaborated with the Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) for the … Read the full press release

Vattenfall’s digitisation project in Gustavsberg relies on AI to increase district heating efficiency

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish government owned multinational power company Vattenfall has announced that its digitisation project in Gustavsberg is successful. The company is making a use of smart algorithms to enable optimisation of district heating in … Read the full press release

Henkel signs major virtual PPA in Texas aimed at covering the company’s entire electricity demand in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel (ETR: HEN3), leading chemical and consumer goods company, has announced it has signed a large-scale virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with a new wind farm in Bee County, Texas on its way … Read the full press release

Wanda Sports Group Company Infront extends Vierschanzentournee partnership until 2025/26

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront, a sports marketing company part of Wanda Sports Group, has announced it prolonged the exclusive marketing partnership for the annual Vierschanzentournee with the German Ski Association (DSV) and the Austrian Ski Association … Read the full press release

Over 500 startups participated in Restarting Together global challenge offering solutions that will drive recovery post Covid-19

More than 500 startups from 59 countries signed up for the challenge aimed at accelerating economic and social recovery following Covid-19 The nine most promising solutions were evaluated by a jury of innovation experts during a Digital Pitch Day held … Read the full press release

Vodafone now UK’s top contributor to The World Community Grid helping academics and scientists fight against COVID-19

Plans in place to become a top 10 global contributor (PRESS RELEASE) BERKSHIRE, 11-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone (LON: VOD) has announced it has become UK’s top daily contributor of computer processing power to the World … Read the full press release

Snam and Saipem partner on new energy transition technologies to support European Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN DONATO MILANESE, 10-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Italian energy infrastructure company Snam and Italian multinational oilfield services company Saipem sign Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on developing new energy transition technologies, from green hydrogen to capturing and reusing … Read the full press release

Banijay strengthens high-quality content offering with the appointment of Lars Blomgren as Head of Scripted, EMEA

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 10-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s largest independent content creation Group for television and multimedia platforms Banijay announces the appointment of Lars Blomgren as Head of Scripted, EMEA. Lars will work in partnership with the group’s hugely talented … Read the full press release

EQT to support idealista’s next stage of growth

EQT IX to acquire the leading online real estate classifieds platform in Southern Europe idealista (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 10-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The EQT IX fund announces that it has agreed to invest in idealista (“the Company”) by acquiring majority … Read the full press release

Sweden and Saab Gripen proposal offers long-term solution that will boost the Croatian defence industry

Sweden has submitted a proposal of 12 new Gripen C/D fighter aircraft to Croatia (PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 9-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, representatives of the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Embassy in Croatia submitted the government-to-government proposal … Read the full press release

CERN underlines strong commitment to environmental protection in its first public Environment Report

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 9-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN presents current status of its environmental footprint, along with objectives for the coming years in its first public Environment Report released today. Prepared according to the Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Standards, … Read the full press release

PKN ORLEN announces commitment to achieve emission neutrality by 2050

(PRESS RELEASE) PŁOCK, 9-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Polish oil refiner and petrol retailer PKN ORLEN is the first oil company in Central Europe to declare plans to achieve emission neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal, by 2030 … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Eurofiber to accelerate digitization in Berlin with new fiber optic infrastructure

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 8-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and Eurofiber announce plan to establish a Berlin based joint venture which will provide access to fiber connectivity for more than 500,000 households and businesses. Compared to the existing coax and copper … Read the full press release

EBRD helps Turkish businesses overcome coronavirus crisis with new US$ 54 million loan to Isbank

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 8-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) expands access to finance for Turkish businesses to help them recover from the pandemic, with a new US$ 54 million loan to Isbank, the largest … Read the full press release

Mono Solutions and Ecwid partner for the seamless delivery of websites with e-commerce for small businesses

Mono Solutions and Ecwid partner for the seamless delivery of websites with e-commerce for small businesses

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, Denmark / SAN DIEGO, Calif., United States, 8-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions and Ecwid have partnered to seamlessly deliver websites with enhanced e-commerce capabilities for small businesses. Mono Solutions, a leading provider of websites for small … Read the full press release