Tag Archives: Europe

Bentley Budapest Marks Five Years of Luxury Mobility in Europe with Exclusive Anniversary Celebration

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Budapest is commemorating its five-year partnership with Bentley Motors in the heart of Europe. Since its establishment in 2018, the Budapest facility has served an increasing number of customers drawn to Bentley’s prestigious model lineup, including the … Read the full press release

University of Exeter to Lead €9.75 Million Research Project Addressing Inequality and Discrimination in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Professor Susan Banducci from the University of Exeter will lead the Infra4NextGen research project, funded by the European Commission with €9.75 million over four years, to address inequality, racism, and xenophobia in Europe. The research aims to support … Read the full press release

Symbio Inaugurates Europe’s Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gigafactory to Accelerate Hydrogen Mobility

(IN BRIEF) Symbio, a joint venture between Forvia, Michelin, and Stellantis, has inaugurated its first gigafactory called SymphonHy in Saint-Fons, France. This gigafactory is Europe’s largest integrated site producing hydrogen fuel cells and is part of the HyMotive project, a … Read the full press release

DHL Express Appoints New CEOs for Europe and Americas Regions

(IN BRIEF) DHL Express has announced the appointment of new regional CEOs for its Europe and Americas regions. Mike Parra, the current Americas CEO, will take on the role of CEO for DHL Express Europe. Andrew Williams, the current CEO … Read the full press release

EIB and Ørsted Sign €400 Million Agreement to Boost Renewable Energy in Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Ørsted have inked a €400 million framework loan agreement to support the expansion of wind energy production, in alignment with the RePowerEU initiative’s objectives. This marks their fifteenth joint project, reflecting Ørsted’s … Read the full press release

DHL Breaks Ground on Carbon-Neutral European Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Pioneering Sustainable Timber Construction

(IN BRIEF) DHL is commencing the construction of a state-of-the-art, carbon-neutral European Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany, representing the company’s first venture into timber construction and a strong commitment to sustainability. Set to be completed in April 2025, the new … Read the full press release

Centrica and Mitsubishi Power Collaborate on Europe’s First Ammonia-Fired Power Plant in Ireland

(IN BRIEF) Centrica and Mitsubishi Power Europe have joined forces to explore the development of Europe’s inaugural ammonia-fired power generation facility at Bord Gáis Energy’s Whitegate CCGT power station in Cork, Ireland. This groundbreaking project aims to leverage low carbon … Read the full press release

Europe’s Critical Infrastructure Faces Growing Threat from Extreme Rainfall Events

(IN BRIEF) Europe is experiencing a surge in extreme rainfall events, driven by climate change, leading to substantial financial consequences. Sweco’s “Expect the Unexpected: Floods and Critical Infrastructure” report highlights the urgent need for resilient urban infrastructure. It emphasizes asset-level … Read the full press release

EU-Funded REFORMERS Project Launches Europe’s First Renewable Energy Valley in the Netherlands

(IN BRIEF) The REFORMERS research project, funded under the EU’s Horizon Europe program, has officially commenced its mission to develop and roll out “Renewable Energy Valleys” (REVs) across Europe. The project’s flagship, located in the Netherlands between Alkmaar and Heiloo, … Read the full press release

ENERCON Celebrates 20 Years in France, Affirms Commitment to Expanding Renewable Energy in Europe

(IN BRIEF) ENERCON, a leading manufacturer of onshore wind energy converters, marked its 20-year presence in France by reaffirming its dedication to the expansion of onshore wind energy in Europe. The company’s CCO, Ulrich Schulze Südhoff, emphasized that Europe is … Read the full press release

Czech and Ukrainian Police Disrupt Prolific Phishing Gang Defrauding Victims Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) Czech and Ukrainian police, with support from Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a prolific phishing gang responsible for defrauding victims across Europe of tens of millions of euros. The criminal group, which primarily targeted Czech victims, conducted voice … Read the full press release

Logicor Expands European Logistics Real Estate Presence in Rheine with Sustainable Development

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a prominent player in European logistics real estate, is increasing its footprint in Rheine, a strategic business location. Currently, a logistics property with two units covering approximately 20,000 square meters (Rheine II) is under construction on Sandkampstrasse … Read the full press release

EIB Grants €30.5 Million Loan to DOMINION for Technological Advancements and Innovation Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently entered into a €30.5 million loan agreement with DOMINION, a multi-technology services and integrated projects company, to fund the development of cutting-edge technology aimed at designing innovative engineering and computing solutions. … Read the full press release

BrauBeviale 2023: Europe’s Leading Gathering for Beverage Industry Professionals

(IN BRIEF) BrauBeviale 2023, scheduled from November 28 to November 30, will serve as a vital meeting point for experts in the beer, wine, sparkling wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverage production and marketing sectors. After a four-year hiatus, the event … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Elli Launches Elli Fleet Charging Across Europe to Streamline Electric Vehicle Fleet Management

(IN BRIEF) Elli, a brand under the Volkswagen Group, has introduced Elli Fleet Charging, an intelligent solution for managing and optimizing electric vehicle (EV) fleets across Europe. Initially available in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Austria, the platform allows companies to … Read the full press release

Siemens Leads the Way in European Unitary Patent Applications, Focusing on Digital Technologies

(IN BRIEF) Siemens has taken the lead in applying for unitary patents in Europe, with over 12,000 applications submitted since the European Unitary Patent system started in June 2023. This new patent system, coupled with the Unified Patent Court, simplifies … Read the full press release

Zalando Unveils ZEOS: The Operating System for Multi-Channel Fashion Retail in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Zalando, a fashion e-commerce giant, has introduced ZEOS (Zalando E-commerce Operating System), a comprehensive platform designed to revolutionize multi-channel fashion and lifestyle retail in Europe. ZEOS aims to empower fashion brands and retailers to efficiently manage their multi-channel … Read the full press release

FedEx Express Europe Initiates Trial of Renewable Diesel for Long-Distance Trucks in the UK

(IN BRIEF) FedEx Express Europe, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has commenced a trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) renewable diesel to power five of its company-owned trucks in the United Kingdom. This initiative follows FedEx Express’s earlier adoption of … Read the full press release

BMT Appoints Andrew Bell as Senior Business Development Manager for Maritime Surveys in UK and Europe

(IN BRIEF) BMT, a leading maritime services company, has appointed Andrew Bell as their new Senior Business Development Manager for Maritime Surveys in the UK and Europe. Bell, with over 35 years of maritime experience, will play a key role … Read the full press release

Rönesans Group Maintains Top 10 Position Among Europe’s Largest International Contractors

(IN BRIEF) Rönesans Group has reaffirmed its status as a leading construction company, securing the 38th spot on ENR’s prestigious 2023 “World’s Top 250 International Contractors” list. This ranking reflects Rönesans’ consistent presence among the top 10 contracting companies in … Read the full press release

Industrial Outdoor Storage in Europe Set for Robust Growth, Says Savills Report

(IN BRIEF) Savills’ latest Spotlight report predicts substantial expansion in Europe’s industrial outdoor storage (IOS) sector, with a projected annual investment growth rate of 4.5% over the next five years. IOS facilities, designed to accommodate outdoor storage needs for various … Read the full press release

Siemens Partners with Monta to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Siemens has entered into a partnership with Monta, an electric vehicle (EV) charging platform provider, to enhance the development of charging infrastructure across Europe. Siemens will utilize Monta’s Charge Point Management System (CPMS) to manage its own EV … Read the full press release

Grain LNG Initiates Auction for 9 Million Tonnes of Existing Capacity to Bolster Europe’s Energy Security

(IN BRIEF) Grain LNG, Europe’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, has launched an auction for 375 GWh/d (approximately 9 million tonnes per annum) of existing capacity. Running from September 14 to November 23, 2023, this initiative, comprising three capacity … Read the full press release

Bentley Delivers First of Limited-Edition Continental GT Le Mans Collection in Europe

(IN BRIEF) The first of the 24 Bentley Continental GT Le Mans Collection models for Europe has been delivered in Dusseldorf, Germany. These limited edition Continental GT and GTC cars are handcrafted in England by Bentley’s Mulliner division, with 24 … Read the full press release

Europe’s Electricity Grids Face Crucial Upgrade to Accommodate Renewable Energy Surge

(IN BRIEF) The “Future of our grids” conference in Brussels is addressing the need to accelerate the development of electricity grids in Europe to accommodate the rapid growth of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Current grid infrastructure struggles … Read the full press release

EIB Delegation Engages in 32nd Economic Forum, Discussing Investments and Sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) delegation led by Grzegorz Rabsztyn is participating in the 32nd Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland. The forum’s theme is “New Values for the Old Continent – Europe on the Threshold of Change.” Discussions … Read the full press release

DHL eCommerce Expands Europe’s Largest Access Point Network, Reaching 100,000 Points

(IN BRIEF) DHL eCommerce has marked a significant achievement by inaugurating its 100,000th access point in Warsaw, Poland, creating the largest and most densely distributed network across Europe. These access points, including parcel shops and lockers, enable customers to conveniently … Read the full press release

Europe’s Offshore Wind Growth Faces Hurdles: Supply Chain Gaps and Auction Design Challenges

(IN BRIEF) Europe’s offshore wind sector is making progress in terms of investments and installations, with 2.1 GW of new offshore wind capacity added in the first half of 2023, bringing the total capacity to 32 GW. However, this growth … Read the full press release

TenneT Partners with Eight Firms to Accelerate High-Voltage Grid Expansion Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) TenneT, a system operator, has signed a multi-year Corporate Framework Agreement with eight contract partners to supply and install onshore high-voltage AC cables (ranging from 110 kV to 380 kV) for high-voltage connections in Germany and the Netherlands. … Read the full press release

Italy and Tunisia Move Closer to Europe-Africa Electricity Connection with €307 Million Loan Agreement

(IN BRIEF) Terna, the Italian electricity grid operator, and Steg, the Tunisian electricity and gas operator, have signed a Grant Agreement with the European Commission for a €307 million loan to support the “Elmed” project. This initiative aims to establish … Read the full press release

ENTSO-E Annual Report 2022 Highlights TSOs’ Commitment to a Carbon-Neutral Europe

(IN BRIEF) The ENTSO-E Annual Report 2022 provides comprehensive information about the activities and products developed by the Member Transmission System Operators (TSOs) from January to December 2022. The report highlights their efforts in implementing legal mandates and Pan-European tasks … Read the full press release

EIB and Cellnex Join Forces with €315 Million Loan to Boost 5G Infrastructure and Digital Transition Across Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Cellnex have signed a €315 million finance contract to support the development of mobile telecoms infrastructure for 5G rollout in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and Poland. The loan will unlock a total … Read the full press release

Ericsson and O2 Telefónica Achieve 5G Cloud RAN Milestone in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson and O2 Telefónica in Germany have reached a significant milestone in the development of 5G Cloud RAN technology in Europe. Through a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) deployment at O2 Telefónica’s innovation hub, Ericsson showcased its first … Read the full press release

Cyber Resilience Act: Enhanced Cybersecurity Requirements Proposed for Digital Products in the European Union

(IN BRIEF) The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has approved the Cyber Resilience Act, a legislation aimed at enhancing the security of digital products within the European Union. The act establishes uniform cybersecurity requirements for products with digital … Read the full press release

SMART Photonics, Former TU/e Spin-off, Secures €100 Million in Funding to Lead Next-Gen Chip Manufacturing in Europe

(IN BRIEF) SMART Photonics, a scale-up company and former TU/e spin-off, has successfully raised an additional €100 million in funding from a group of strategic industry players and financial institutions. The funding round includes semiconductor industry leaders ASML, NXP, and … Read the full press release

Europe’s Digital Targets at Risk Without Regulatory Action, Warns Vodafone

Vodafone Urges Regulatory Reboot to Safeguard Europe's Digital Future

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone has warned that Europe’s digital future is at risk without a reboot of regulations. The company is calling for decisive action from the European Commission to address challenges in the telecommunications sector and ensure that Europe’s digital … Read the full press release

Volkswagen aims to offer widest electric range in Europe with 10 new ID. models by 2026

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen is set to unveil its latest all-electric flagship model, the ID.7, on Monday, April 17th, with a global premiere scheduled to take place simultaneously in Europe, China, and the US. The new model, positioned at the top … Read the full press release

SGS publishes unsafe product notifications in Europe, US, Canada, and Australia for free on its Product Recalls platform

(IN BRIEF) EU member states have recorded 2,117 alerts for dangerous products in 2022, compared to 2,142 in 2021. Toys were once again the most frequently recalled product category, as authorities focus on vulnerable consumers. Motor vehicles dropped from 26% … Read the full press release

Michelin-backed joint venture to create large-scale tire recycling group in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Scandinavian Enviro Systems and Antin Infrastructure Partners have formed a joint venture with Michelin to create the world’s first large-scale tire recycling group. The joint venture will use Enviro’s patented technology for extracting carbon black and pyrolysis oil … Read the full press release

Indosuez Wealth Management shuffles top leadership roles in Asset Management business

(IN BRIEF) Indosuez Wealth Management has announced several appointments, including Delphine Di Pizio-Tiger as Global Head of Asset Management. She will be responsible for global investment strategy and investment offerings such as discretionary mandates, dedicated and open-ended funds, and external … Read the full press release