The Audi A6 allroad quattro is the winner in the “Crossover” category of Auto Bild Allrad’s “All-Wheel Drive Car of the Year” contest

Avant with off-road character dominates the “Crossover” category All-wheel drive, air suspension and hill descent control as standard Audi’s success in the “All-Wheel Drive Car of the Year” survey goes back decades Ingolstadt, Germany, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Audi … Read the full press release

Roche: US FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Hemlibra® for people with haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors

Designation based on phase III HAVEN 3 study demonstrating Hemlibra prophylaxis significantly reduced bleeds compared to no prophylaxis First medicine to show superior efficacy compared to prior factor VIII prophylaxis in an intra-patient comparison BASEL, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina to propose to its members the introduction of a certified Top Dairy line with extra focus on animals, nature, and climate

Introducing a Top Dairy line with extra focus on animals, nature, and climate; well-balanced milk supply based on market-driven growth Amersfoort, the NETHERLANDS, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (16 April 2018), FrieslandCampina has announced that it will accelerate and further expedite … Read the full press release

Safran Helicopter Engines signs by-the-hour support contracts for the H125 and H130 helicopters of Papillon and Rainier

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets. Bordes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Each contract formalizes a seven year Maintenance, Repair, … Read the full press release

Stadler to design and build 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice

Bussnang, Switzerland, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler is designing and building 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske Železnice. The order comprises eleven FLIRT EMU trains, five FLIRT DMU trains and ten KISS EMU trains, … Read the full press release

Rating Agency S&P Global Ratings affirmed UniCredit SpA’s ‘BBB’ long- and ‘A-2’ short-term Issuer Credit Ratings

MILAN, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rating Agency S&P Global Ratings (“S&P”) has affirmed UniCredit SpA’s ‘BBB’ long- and ‘A-2’ short-term Issuer Credit Ratings. The existing stable outlook has not changed. The issue ratings  have been affirmed as well. The long- … Read the full press release

UniCredit workshop on the wine sector in Italy at the Vinitaly trade fair

VERONA, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (April 17, 2018) in the splendid surroundings of the Vinitaly trade fair, UniCredit organised a workshop to show market operators its Industry Book 2018 – the bank’s annual study on trends, competitive dynamics and the growth outlook in the … Read the full press release

Pirelli: The development of the organization to support the Integrated Business Model will be proposed at the Board of Directors meeting on May 14th 2018

MILAN, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pirelli announces that at the Board of Directors meeting scheduled for May 14th 2018, the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Marco Tronchetti Provera, will propose the development of the organization to support the Integrated Business Model, as … Read the full press release

UK Department for International Trade seeks innovative UK businesses for the UK’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is urging innovative UK businesses to seize the opportunities at Expo 2020 Dubai. LONDON 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Fox announced that the Department for International Trade (DIT) is looking for an innovative, award-winning design concept … Read the full press release

UK Prime Minister announces £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cyber security capabilities

PM commits up to £15 million on eve of the world’s largest inter-governmental commitment on cyber security cooperation. LONDON, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The UK Prime Minister will today announce up to £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cyber security … Read the full press release

Diageo joins the global coalition of businesses committed to advocating for LGBT+ inclusion

Diageo becomes the latest member of a global coalition of businesses committed to advocating for LGBT+ inclusion and championing the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive society. LONDON, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Diageo Plc today joins Open for Business, an … Read the full press release

Launch of the GENE Global Education Innovation Award 2018

Global Education Network Europe (GENE) is launching the 2nd edition of the Global Education Innovation Award on 20 April, 2018. DUBLIN, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Through this award, GENE wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education. The … Read the full press release

Diageo to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences in the biggest concerted programme ever seen in Scotland’s whisky tourism sector

New Johnnie Walker global brand attraction & distillery upgrades to grow appeal of scotch LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Diageo announces a £150 million investment over three years to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences in the biggest concerted programme … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL signs new contract with BT for the provision and management of a secure and highly resilient New Pan-European Network Service (NewPENS)

BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a common procurement action, EUROCONTROL and forty-one industry partners, primarily air navigation service providers (ANSPs), today launched a new contract with BT for the provision and management of a secure and highly resilient New Pan-European … Read the full press release

VINCI subsidiary Eurovia to acquire 100% of the shares of Quebec civil engineering contractor TNT group

C$170 million (€112 million) revenue Eurovia boosts its operations in Quebec Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurovia, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in transport infrastructure and urban development, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Quebec civil … Read the full press release

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson discussed the future of renewables in Europe at the German parliament

On Monday 18 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a lively discussion at the German parliament on the future of renewables in Europe. BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dickson was speaking at the EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy) workshop … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Europe invested €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017

BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe invested a total of €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017.  The development of new farms accounted for €22.3bn of this. This is according to WindEurope’s ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report released today. The rest of the investment … Read the full press release

Shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition announced

The shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced (see box below for full list). LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2018 at The Mermaid … Read the full press release

DHL appointed to run the new M&S South East distribution centre at Welham Green, Hertfordshire

LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marks & Spencer today announces that its Hardwick distribution centre (DC) on Hardwick Grange, near Warrington, will close and that DHL has been appointed to run the new M&S South East distribution centre at Welham Green, … Read the full press release

RCOG Professor Janice Rymer on Lancet’s pre-conception health articles: We are extremely concerned by the findings that 96% of women of reproductive age have iron and folate dietary intakes below the recommendation for pregnancy

LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The diet and health of both parents can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to a series of papers published in The Lancet. These findings have substantial societal … Read the full press release

KTH researchers produced microparticles with encapsulated cells that can be used as implants to fight cancer, diabetes or heart disease

STOCKHOLM, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — One way that cancer may be fought in the future is with micro-sized capsules containing living cells engineered to secrete toxins that attack cancer cells. Although the science of cell micro-encapsulation has yet to overcome certain … Read the full press release

PwC expands its collaboration with Microsoft to include a cybersecurity focus

PwC evolves business relationship with Microsoft to focus on specific cybersecurity offerings and strategy New York, NY, USA, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — PwC today announced an expansion of its collaboration with Microsoft to include a cybersecurity focus. The evolution pairs … Read the full press release

Henkel introduces the world’s first IoT electrical diffusor against mosquitoes in Europe

Expanding our portfolio of smart home applications Düsseldorf, Germany, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Building on its launch in the South Korean market 2017, Henkel is now introducing the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) electrical diffusor against mosquitoes to selected European … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial retiree benefits adjustment to result in reduction of the plan liability by approximately $500 million to $550 million

LONDON, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On February 20, 2018, the Company announced that the United States Supreme Court ruled in its favor in Reese vs. CNH Industrial N.V. and CNH Industrial America LLC. The decision allows CNH Industrial to terminate or … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial will adopt updated FASB accounting standards for revenue recognition and retirement benefits accounting for U.S. GAAP reporting purposes

LONDON, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) has published the following presentation and podcast to the Investor Relations section of its corporate website (www.cnhindustrial.com): “Adoption of New Revenue Recognition Standard (ASC 606), New Retirement Benefits Accounting … Read the full press release

TSCNET: new transformer necessary to connect the rotating phase shifter to the grid reached the substation Oberottmarshausen near Augsburg

MUNICH, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Already in February 2018, a controllable rotating phase-shifter was supplied to the west Bavarian substation Oberottmarshausen near Augsburg, operated by TSCNET shareholder Amprion, one the four German transmission system operators (TSOs). Due to the decommissioning of … Read the full press release

NORMA Group to acquire leading Indian manufacturer of joining technology made of thermoplastic materials

Maintal, Germany, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To further expand its market position in the water management business, NORMA Group signed an agreement to acquire Kimplas Piping Systems Ltd. (“Kimplas”) on April 6, 2018. Kimplas is a leading Indian manufacturer of … Read the full press release

Nordic’s largest brand study on sustainability ranked Valio as the most sustainable brand in Finland

HELSINKI, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumers rank Valio as the most sustainable brand in Finland. The dairy and food company received the recognition for the fifth consecutive year in the Nordic’s largest brand study on sustainability. Issues of particular importance to … Read the full press release

Valio presents its new lactose free product portfolio and Valio PROfeel® protein snacks at Alimentaria

HELSINKI, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Valio has over 110 years of experience in dairy innovations and is a true pioneer in lactose free products. Today, Valio is bringing selected products from its globally largest lactose free –sin lactosa–  portfolio to the Spanish … Read the full press release

Loughborough’s athletes won 30 medals in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Leicestershire, UK, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — If Loughborough University were a country it would have been tenth in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal table – ahead of Jamaica and Kenya. It has been a tremendous Games for Loughborough’s … Read the full press release