Winner of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the French Clean Tech Sunna Design meets the UAE and international markets

Rejula ARUN - 16-janv.-2018 11:41:03
Abu Dhabi, January, 2018 - Selected from over 1,180 attendees, the French Clean Tech company Sunna Design was honored today, January 15th, to win the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the "Small and Medium Enterprise" category, on the sidelines of the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES). The four-day event is one of the world’s leading meetings in the renewable energy sector. The Zayed Future Energy Prize, as an essential part of the summit, rewards the most innovative initiatives in the field of renewable energy. Receiving the award is, for Sunna Design, a form of recognition of the hard work of its teams, with the aim of providing the best solar street lighting solutions. The battery developed by Sunna Design is designed to last 10 years in harsh climatic conditions – whether desert or intertropical - with temperatures up to 70 ° C. “Sunna Design’s technology is not only transforming the quality of life of rural communities, it is also contributing to the evolution of future smart cities,” said Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. According to Thomas SAMUEL, founder and CEO of Sunna Design: "This award provides, once again, a proof of the reliability of our technology. Already deployed in more than 40 countries, our solar street lighting solutions are adapted to both Northern and Southern countries, developed as well as emerging markets. We now take this award as a sincere encouragement in our future projects. Thus, we fully realize the scope of our responsibilities as a winner and seek to positively impact the global economy.” With this new award, Sunna Design further strengthens its international credibility, which is no longer to prove. This award is also an opportunity to improve our positioning in the Gulf market and more particularly in the United Arab Emirates, which is a strategic and promising market for us. The country, in full energy transformation, aims at meeting 44% of its energy needs with the use of renewable energy. Significant efforts have already been made, as the UAE’s expressed its intention to invest $ 150 billion in energy diversification. As a result of their commitment and technological leadership in the renewable energy sector, the UAE is a stimulating market for us, with promises of future achievements. It is in this vein that we want today to be the key player that will push the Emirates towards this transformation. Our participation in the World Future Energy Summit is therefore an important milestone in the conquest of the UAE market, but also beyond, because we are convinced that an intelligent partnership with UAE players could put us in a good position to conquer together global markets, particularly very high-potential West African markets. ABOUT SUNNA DESIGN AND ITS STRATEGY Sunna Design is a start-up specialist in autonomous and intelligent LED lighting. Sunna Design develops and manufactures in France a range of autonomous products resistant to extreme weather conditions. • An offer adapted to emerging countries. With technology at the crossroads of solar, energy storage, LED lighting and digital, embedded in standalone lamps and resistant to extreme environments, Sunna is meeting one of the major challenges of developing countries: providing access to street lighting and its security, as well as its social and economic benefits, to a large part of the population. • Innovative technologies at the service of smart cities and connected villages. Streetlights 4.0. Sunna Design is positioning its autonomous solar streetlight networks as the future backbone for grafting Smart City’s connected services. This infrastructure provides comfort and safety, even in the event of a power outage or climatic disaster. Sunna Design enhances a technology protected by fourteen patents and designed to guarantee a lighting service with unmatched lifespan and cost control. With a complete and recently renewed range, Sunna is now working on tailor-made solutions that meet the specific needs of its various partners, particularly in related markets such as security or street furniture. Moon. Moon is a revolutionary offer that has been successfully tested, with 95% of customers satisfied to date on the first pilots in Senegal. It is a "pay as you go" kit that gives rural populations access to quality solar lighting and also to a smartphone opening on a multitude of adapted digital contents - educational, health or agricultural optimization programs - and financial inclusion. • First class partnerships. With over 12,000 solar streetlights sold worldwide in over 40 countries, including partnerships with companies such as Schneider Electric, Thorn Lighting, Solektra and its Akon Lighting Africa initiative, Sunna Design has become the benchmark of its sector. In particular, the company inaugurated a manufacturing unit for its products in Mali in January in partnership with Solektra, with the aim of serving the regional market estimated at more than 100,000 solar street lights over the next five years. Sunna Design aims to replicate this type of joint-venture project with local leaders in half a dozen target countries in the next two years. This business model transfers skills and creates locally qualified jobs while reducing product costs.   For media inquiries, please contact Taïeb Benkiran (Bordeaux): +33 7 83 11 96 90 –

Air Liquide enters Saudi Arabia’s Home Healthcare market

Rejula ARUN - 04-janv.-2018 08:41:06
With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East. TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a majority equity stake (60%), the TAC Home Healthcare division specializes in the distribution of respiratory equipments and sleep disorder diagnosis services for patients suffering from respiratory conditions (sleep apnea, ventilation, chronic respiratory failure). TAC is the main player in the country in this field, serving over 1,400 patients at home throughout the country. The Home Healthcare division of TAC generated a revenue of over €5.5 million in 2016. This acquisition reinforces the healthcare position of Air Liquide in the country, where it is already a supplier of medical gases to hospitals. It represents also the entry into a territory with high potential for Air Liquide’s Home Healthcare activity. The acquired entity has joined VitalAire, Air Liquide’s global brand for Home Healthcare. With a population of over 32 million, rising healthcare needs and a commitment from public authorities to improve the quality of healthcare services in the kingdom, the healthcare sector in KSA presents a strong potential with notably an increasing opening to foreign investors driven by the Saudi government’s 2030 Vision. Francois Jackow, member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee, supervising Healthcare activities, said: “With this acquisition, Air Liquide pursues the development of its activity in Saudi Arabia and expands its Healthcare business in the Middle-East. We are welcoming new TAC employees to Air Liquide’s operations and are looking forward to bringing high quality of service and first class innovations to patients in Saudi Arabia, as we do for more than 1.4 million patients around the world every day.”   Air Liquide in Saudi Arabia Air Liquide announced its entry into Saudi Arabia in 2008 and now serves the Saudi market through two subsidiaries: Air Liquide Khafrah Industrial Gases (ALKIG) and Air Liquide Arabia (ALAR). ALKIG covers industrial, healthcare and electronics activities, delivering gas solutions to a wide range of customers through cylinders, bulk or on-site supplies. ALAR is a leader in the over-the-fence supply of industrial gases to major industries in Saudi Arabia, providing large volumes of industrial gases for refining, petrochemical and metal industries. Air Liquide Healthcare Supplies medical gases, home healthcare services, hygiene products, medical equipment and specialty ingredients. In 2016, it served over 15,000 hospitals and clinics and more than 1.4 million patients at home throughout the world. The Group’s Healthcare business reached €3,111 million in revenues in 2016, with the support of its 15,000 employees.  CONTACTS Corporate Communications Caroline Philips +33 (0)1 40 62 50 84 Caroline Brugier +33 (0)1 40 62 50 59 Emmanuelle Flobert-Prat +33 (0)1 40 62 56 19 Investor Relations Paris - France +33 (0)1 40 62 50 87 Philadelphia - USA +1 610 263 8277 Air Liquide Healthcare Communications Muriel Doucet +33(0)1 49 69 46 46 Africa, Middle East and India Communications Bahaa Hage +971 4 205 54 13 The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders. Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to €18.1 billion in 2016 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

A dynamic French industry once again well represented at the aircraft Interiors & MRO Middle East trade show

Rejula ARUN - 04-janv.-2018 06:16:46
Dubai World Trade center (Za’abeel Halls 1 & 2) 23-24 January 2018 • 22 companies to showcase aeronautics maintenance and aircraft cabin outfitting United Arab Emirates, January 2018 – For the seventh year in a row, BUSINESS FRANCE, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be running the French Pavilion at the Middle East’s leading aircraft cabin outfitting and MRO trade show in Dubai on January 23 and 24, 2018. As the only national presence at this show, the French Pavilion should attract plenty of attention thanks to the twenty two exhibiting companies. Among them, eleven are based in the Occitanie Region, the birthplace of the French aerospace industry. Exhibitors will each introduce their specific activity to local visitors: optimal supply of spare parts, predictive maintenance, augmented reality, integration of connected industrial tools, optimization of cabin configuration and reduction of aircraft weight. French aerospace market enjoys an excellent international reputation and is widely recognized for its innovation capacity, it accounts for 13% of international French exports and stands out by providing innovative products that meet the needs of its customers whether in the fields of cabin outfitting or MRO. The development of the aerospace sector is a priority in the region. The sector’s needs are steadily increasing due to the constant increase in the size of local companies’ fleets, and the importance of the passenger experience to stand out from the competition. French know how presented during Aircraft Interiors & MRO Middle East trade show, will then meet the requirements of local actors seeking high-quality services. Come and meet them at the French Pavilion on January 23-24, 2018 in Za’abeel Halls 1 & 2 at the Dubai World Trade Center. ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Note to editors: New AAA* : AAA offers a wide range of services in aircraft maintenance, cabin services and customer assistance via workpackages designed in accordance to the needs. ADHETEC* : Adhetec designs, manufactures and distributes products and services in the field of adhesive film technologies & solutions. New AEROBAY : Aerobay is the first totally free BtoB selling gateway for the trading of used & new New AIR SUPPORT* : Air Support is a specialized Aircraft Engine Components MRO. New AMC AVIATION : AMC AVIATION aims to deliver high standard tailor made services related to Aviation activities and to provide various consulting services. DEDIENNE AEROSPACE* : DEDIENNE AEROSPACE is a worldwide leading company specialized in GSE and precision maintenance tooling for civil and defense markets. EQUIP’AERO INDUSTRIE* : EQUIP’AERO INDUSTRIE’s Group has two principal activities: EQUIP’AERO SERVICES specialized in MRO and EQUIP’AERO TECHNIQUE an Original Equipment Manufacturer. ESTERLINE SENSORS SERVICES : Esterline Sensors Services, the aftermarket arm of Esterline Advanced Sensors, provides global MRO support and services. FINGERMIND : Fingermind product enables maintenance technicians to access all the data necessary to carry out aircraft maintenance operations on the field via touchpads. MADEELI* : Madeeli is the Regional Development Agency of the Occitanie / Pyrénées - Méditerranée Region, located in Toulouse, Southern France. MAPAERO CREATING COATINGS* : Mapaero develops, manufactures and markets aircraft coatings according to customer specifications, with a specialty on water-based and other advanced environmentally friendly coatings. New MAZERES AERO EQUIPMENT* : Mazères Aero Equipment is a leader for Wheels/Brakes M.R.O. NEXESS : Nexess, pioneer in RFID technology, is an expert in innovative solution design and propose industrial “turnkey” solutions. REEL : REEL is an industrial group specializing in complex lifting and handling systems as well as integrated systems solutions. REVIMA GROUP : The REVIMA Group is a Leading independent provider, specialized in APU and Landing Gear MRO, as well as a sheet metal activity for the repair of main engine components. New S.I.E.R.* : SIER has built an extensive experience in mechanical design and manufacturing for aviation industry. STELIA Aerospace* : STELIA Aerospace designs and manufactures innovative, luxurious custom-made business and first class passenger seats for the world’s most prestigious airlines. TARMAC AEROSAVE* : TARMAC Aerosave offers the biggest aircraft storage capacity in Europe backed up by its strong MRO and dismantling capabilities. UUDS* : UUDS Group offers a full range of quality services including: cabin interior equipment ; sanitary and various chemical treatments ; a wet cleaning process for exterior aircraft. WIN MS : WiN MS offers high technology diagnosis tools for cables and harnesses allowing an immediate fault location. CREATION & IMAGE PARIS : N° 1 brand image consultant in design of uniforms and corporate wear projects SIMAIR – IMAGINAIR: ImaginAir is a Cabin Equipment Specialist. Dedicated to Airlines and Single Aisle Aicraft manufacturers, ImaginAir is providing commercial and CJ galleys, privacy compartments.. * Companies based in the Occitanie region. For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast  #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #FrenchAeronautics #CreativeFrance For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :    

The digitisation of technical services

YASMINA OUARI - 21-déc.-2017 06:12:44
United Arab Emirates,December 21, 2017: SOLSTEO is a French company that manufactures industrial ethylene oxide (EO) sterilisers and air purification systems. The MD market is becoming increasingly global, and SOLSTEO realised very early on that it must keep up with the trend. When a company exports 95% of its products, it must find a way to overcome distance to provide long-term support to its customers! By making the most of online technologies, SOLSTEO has given a new lease of life to the ageing world of industrial machinery! Born of necessity, Le Hub is an online platform designed to monitor the technical performance of machines. This innovative web portal enables the accurate and detailed follow-up of user requests in real time. Above all, it allows users’ technical issues or queries to be dealt with remotely. SOLSTEO can therefore handle any issues with its own equipment and systems from its offices in Paris; it can also provide valuable technical support or share its expert knowledge with those using its EO sterilisers, wherever they are located. That is the magic of the Internet! Behind Le Hub, there is a team of highly qualified and experienced technicians, engineers and consultants, who share their technical skills and expert knowledge of EO sterilisation with SOLSTEO’s customers. With Le Hub, SOLSTEO has imported online technologies into the MD industry, which is more accustomed to innovation in medical products rather than in production machinery. SOLSTEO is shaking things up in its field! Nonetheless, Le Hub is a highly secure online platform, where all customers have their own unique username and password. They can log in anywhere, anytime, and see what is being done to solve their problems or answer their queries. Personal service and fast response times are central to SOLSTEO’s development. For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :  

France’s renowned scientist and technical experts renew their presence at MEDLAB 2018

YASMINA OUARI - 20-déc.-2017 13:00:16
United Arab Emirates: December 20, 2017  - 17 French companies, including six new companies, will be taking part in the largest laboratory exhibition in Dubai, from 5 to 9 February 2018. France’s range of in vitro diagnostic devices will be displayed over an area of 189 square meters, and will showcase the innovations that form the strategic foundations of the sector’s development. Today, these major innovations are being used in nanotechnologies, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Thus, a substantial share of the market’s turnover is invested in Research & Development. In France, the market for IVD (in vitro diagnostic) medical devices for laboratory use is worth approximately €1,418 billion. There are around 200 specialist IVD companies in France, which directly employ about 1,000 people. The French in vitro diagnostics market is composed primarily of SMEs. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and in vitro diagnostics in laboratory settings account for 18% and 82% of the market, respectively. Public and private hospitals account for 40.5% of turnover, with the laboratory-based IVD market showing a slight decline. Thanks to France’s world-renowned scientific and technical expertise, French companies have the opportunity to compete in both the mid-range market (by offering good value for money) and in the high-end market. Working continuously to develop new solutions and improve their devices, French companies at MEDLAB will be unveiling their latest innovations in the reagents, analysers, medical and molecular biology, and haematology segments. With the help of two regional partners — Lille Eurasanté and the Nouvelle Aquitaine region— the Pavilion run by Business France will showcase the latest French innovations at MEDLAB 2018. The technicity of these innovations is in line with the requirements of the highly demanding, fast-developing local market. ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast  #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #CreativeFrance   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :

INTERSEC 2018: France on the spot to support the protection of individuals and strategic infrastructures in the Middle East

YASMINA OUARI - 20-déc.-2017 08:18:35
United Arab Emirates, 20 December 2017 - Business France, the national agency in charge of the international development of the French Economy will be hosting a French Pavilion at INTERSEC DUBAI, the international meeting platform for the Security and Safety industry. As a true springboard for companies looking to develop in the Near and Middle East markets, but also the Indian sub-continent and Asia, INTERSEC remains an attractive event gathering 1,300 exhibitors from 54 countries in 2017. French companies will attend the show this year to showcase a range of services to local authorities but also companies equally keen to raise their security levels. The exhibitors on the French Pavilion hold technical skills covering the entire security spectrum, with a number of undeniable assets such as strong leadership from mathematics and algorithms, to imaging software, identification and cybersecurity. Mopst of them have a solid background on innovation, initiative-taking capacity, research and a network of cutting-edge laboratories. The French safety and security industry holds a strong position on the international scene. France ranks in the top 3 in Europe, alongside Germany and the United Kingdom. It is an export-heavy sector for France: exports account for between 25 and 90% of sales, depending on the segment in question. On a global market estimated at €570 billion, the European security sector weighs €150 billion. Security is a major sector in the French industrial landscape with €35 billion, 1 million jobs across the sector in 2016 and 7% annual growth. The sector is home to a number of major corporations, unquestionable leaders in their fields, along with a large number of SMEs and middle-market companies in highly-specialized sectors such as digital security, anti-fraud, communication, connected objects, video-surveillance, detection, protection equipment and special vehicles. Come and meet the French experts located at the Business France pavilion (Hall 4 - Stand 4B38)   Note to editors:    AFAST TECH  Anchoring and Fall Arrest Systems Technologies for groups and individuals ALPHA SYSTEM  Mobile web and connected solutions for the security industry   CNPP  International reference player in risk prevention and management in the fields of fire safety & explosion, safety and malicious acts, environmental damage, and vocational risks.   CYRUS INDUSTRIE  Engineering firm specialized in fire safety for the protection of complex industrial and tertiary sites.   DELANNOY FRERES Supplier of fire hoses   EUROFEU Fire safety and training specialist   INFOSEC COMMUNICATION  Complete range of electrical protection solutions: UPS and surge arrestors. DETECTION ELECTRONIQUE FRANCAISE Fire detection and safety systems PROFOAM INTERNATIONAL  Specialist manufacturer of firefighting foam ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast  #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #CreativeFrance   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :

4MOD Technology at CABSAT in Dubai

YASMINA OUARI - 20-déc.-2017 07:10:44
United Arab Emirates:December20, 2017: Established in 2007, French company 4MOD (For Media On Demand) develops remote controls featuring embedded state-of-the-art technologies, for the mass market. Multitouch functionality, e-ink display technology and wireless charging are carefully combined to deliver a smooth user experience. The company creates product differentiation through design and functionality. For the first time, 4MOD will showcase its smart, disruptive and augmented remote controls at the Creative France Pavilion at CASBAT (Dubai). With expertise in a broad range of radio frequency technologies, 4MOD is now able to offer turnkey solutions to actors in the IoT, smartphone, home automation and data processing markets. The company has a factory in Tunisia, dedicated exclusively to IoT and to packaging. It aims to be the one-stop-shop for all IoT project requirements. It provides practical solutions and support (covering everything from strategy development to product delivery) for companies that create connected objects and for the manufacturing and medical sectors. 4MOD teams closely collaborate to design unique smart remotes on demand to accommodate new user trends, either starting from scratch or from an off-the-shelf product. A range of 20 products are ready and waiting to go into production, either ‘as is’ or fully customised. Each is available in several versions.  “4MOD’s core business is to provide tailor-made solutions for TV operators. We do have a broad range of off-the-shelf products, but we encourage our customers to adopt a user-focused approach that differentiates them from the competition and increases the value added of what is an essential everyday product”, explains CEO Laurent. The company is currently seeking to build long-term partnerships with leading firms in the Middle East.  To find out more:  About 4MOD: 4MOD’s core business is to provide innovative and accessible turnkey solutions for set-top box operators and manufacturers. Proud of the 24 million products it has delivered across the world, and of the reputation it has built up over the years, the company is diversifying its activities. In 2016, it opened the Connected Studio, which is dedicated to connected devices. By allocating a substantial portion of its resources to intensive research and development, 4MOD is now recognised worldwide for its disruptive designs and bold products. Contact: Laurent Stephan – For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :  
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