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White paper on International Rankings

Julian HOARAU - 13-juil.-2017 13:57:04

  Business France has released the « White Paper » highlighting the international rankings on France’s economy, her strengths & weaknesses, various factors that drive economic attractiveness, reflecting the advantages of France’s business environment, its human and technological capital, as well as it’s growth & employment potential. These facts and figures are set in context alongside reforms intended to improve France’s performances and unleash business opportunity.   The White Paper highlights France’s comparative advantages, reveals areas for improvement in which further efforts are required and will give a good insight to you, our Indian partners & stakeholders to analyse the economic scenario and potential for investment. Please consult the document on clicking on this link; White Paper on International Rankings      In addition to this, the adoption of digital and other new technologies is a major challenge facing businesses. The government of India is also wholly supporting digital transition in the Indian economy and therefore, this third edition of the White Paper also includes a « Tech Book » supplement to examine startup ecosystems around the world, and help the French tech scene position itself in a competitive environment. International comparisons is a stimulating and thought-provoking exercise. For quick reference, please find herewith the link to this document; Tech Book 2017 : France’s Ecosystem and Startups in International Rankings  

France offers 80mn euro credit for Himachal hydro power plants

Purva Marwaha - 06-juil.-2017 08:06:16

France offers 80mn euro credit for Himachal hydro power plants France on Tuesday inked an 80 million euro credit facility agreement with India for the development of two hydroelectric power plants in Himachal Pradesh, an official statement said. Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) Joint Secretary Selvakumar and the French Development Agency (AFD) Deputy Director in India Hervé Dubreuil signed the credit facility agreement of 80 million euros for the development of hydroelectric power in Himachal Pradesh, said a statement from the French Embassy. The programme will finance two run-of-river hydroelectric plants, namely Deothal Chanju HEP (30 MW) and Chanju III HEP (48 MW) situated in the Chanju river basin. The project aims to provide 78MW of renewable energy, which will generate 280 GWh of electricity per year and reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions. The project will be developed by the Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL), which has been allotted hydroelectric projects aggregating to 3,111 MW and has a target of installing 934 MW of new hydropower capacity in Himachal Pradesh by 2022. The government of Himachal Pradesh is bringing 20 per cent equity to the project, it said.   Source: www.india.com  http://bit.ly/2tTnr5q

Manitou Group ventures in India

Purva Marwaha - 05-juil.-2017 08:56:49

Manitou Group ventures in India The Manitou group inaugurates its new entity Manitou Equipment India Private Limited, following the recent acquisition of TEREX Equipment Private Limited. In doing so, the group underlines its commitment to develop backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders markets in India and in other emerging countries.  Over a week, Manitou Ancenis-based teams (France) are meeting their new Manitou Equipment India (MEI) counterparts in Greater Noida. The objective is to present Manitou Group’s ambitions to the 340 MEI employees and to exchange about cultural diversity, to facilitate collaboration between the different teams. (Hans India)   Source: The Hans India :  http://bit.ly/2tPovr8

Orolia Fortifies Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing Solutions

Purva Marwaha - 04-juil.-2017 08:44:07

Orolia Fortifies Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing Solutions     Strategic Alliance includes product development, go-to-market activities of PNT solutions independent of GPS/GNSS satellite signals to Military, Defense, Government and Commercial customers worldwide   New Delhi, India – February 2017 – Orolia, the worldwide leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, announced that it has formed a strategic alliance, including an equity investment, with Satelles Inc. to develop, market and sell PNT solutions based on Satelles’ Satellite Time and Location (STL) signal technology. STL is a unique space-based PNT technology that provides location and timing data independent from traditional GPS and other GNSS satellite signals. By using STL, Orolia’s proven Spectracom and McMurdo branded solutions will be less susceptible to vulnerabilities – spoofing, interference and jamming – associated with GPS/GNSS.   Many highly sensitive military, defense, government and commercial applications and operations including maritime/aviation, fleet/asset tracking management, search and rescue and data center management require accurate and reliable PNT data. Today, these applications rely on signals from GPS/GNSS satellites SBAS GAGAN or Regional Satellite Navigation Systems such as the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite system (IRNSS). There are instances, however where GPS/GNSS/IRNSS signal strength and security are not sufficient and prone to signal disruption. For these cases, STL can be used as a secure signal of opportunity to complement GPS/GNSS making the application more accurate and secure and less prone to interference attack.   Furthermore "Orolia has provided India with positioning and timing technologies for critical applications for many years. In the field of Search & Rescue, Orolia is a long-term partner with India since we equip the ground stations with the international satellite search and rescue system called "cospas-sarsat", the first generation was commissioned in 1989. These stations are used to detect the emission of distress signals and to calculate the position of beacons triggered in the event of danger to human life. Our aeronautical distress beacons are used by major Indian airlines. We are also being tested with the ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency) for our military distress beacons used by fighter pilots. In the field of ultra-precise time, we equip Indian satellite navigation satellites (IRNSS) with atomic clocks and have been supplying high-performance time and frequency references to the Indian defense industry for many years. Example for telecommunication or radar applications "explains Rohit Braggs, VP Networks & Sources of Orolia. "The strategic partnership with Satelles, which allows us to expand our portfolio of highly robust positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies, is an opportunity for Indian government players (armed forces, internal security, defense industry) and (E.g. marine, aviation, banking, IT, etc.) to have GPS / IRNSS signal curing technology interfered with by jamming and thus an additional level of reliability in accessing critical PNT data, their applications need. "     “In today’s increasingly dynamic and mobile world, there is a growing need for precise and robust positioning, navigation and timing information especially in business-crucial, high-risk and life-saving operations,” said Dr. Jean-Yves Courtois, Orolia CEO. “By augmenting Orolia’s market-leading GPS/GNSS-based solutions with Satelles’ STL technology, we will have the industry’s first truly fail-safe, resilient PNT solution.   This breakthrough offering will be ideal for mission critical applications in which the smallest of discrepancies in PNT data accuracy, availability and stability can result in a network outage, a system crash or a loss of life.”   Based on the Iridium® satellite constellation, STL signals are up to 1000 times stronger than GPS/GNSS which helps to prevent jamming and allows easier signal reach into buildings and other hard-to-reach locations. STL’s additional cryptographic security also ensures the highest levels of performance, productivity and security.   “Satelles’ pioneering role in STL technology is a perfect fit with Orolia’s proven Resilient PNT strategy,” said Dr. Michael O’Connor, Satelles CEO. “We look forward to working together to introduce new products and solutions that will provide our customers with the utmost confidence that their positioning, navigation and timing data is accurate, secure and accessible.”   For information on Orolia, please visit www.orolia.com For information on Satelles, please visit www.satellesinc.com .   A press kit is also available at https://www.orolia.com/en/media-center/news/news-2016/1084-satelles-satellite-time-and-location-signal-technology.html   About Orolia   Orolia is the world leader in resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of customers’ critical, remote or high-risk operations. Through its leading Kannad, McMurdo, Sarbe, Spectracom and Spectratime brands, Orolia has more than 400 employees and sales presence in over 100 countries worldwide. Leading organizations including Airbus, NASA, Thales, and Raytheon rely on Orolia for fail-safe GNSS and PNT products and solutions for their mission critical needs. Founded in 2006, Orolia has a global presence with offices in China, France, Russia, Switzerland, the U.K., the U.S.A. and further plans to expand its global footprint in 2017.   About Satelles   Satelles has developed and deployed the world’s first real-time PNT service based on Low Earth Orbit satellites. Satellite Time and Location (STL) signals are highly secure, penetrate deep indoors, and are available anywhere on Earth. These features make the service perfect as an independent augmentation for GPS/GNSS and other location-based technologies. With offices in Redwood City, California, and Fairfax, Virginia, Satelles works in partnership with recognized industry leaders to deliver these secure time and location capabilities to government and commercial users worldwide.       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 V.I.E international internship program. Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr and youbuyfrance.com.in.   Orolia and Satelles Press Contacts: Elodie Cally Orolia Communications Director Email: elodie.cally@orolia.com Mobile: +33(0)6.33.85.76.93       Bart Ferrell Satelles Communications Director Email: bferrell@satellesinc.com   Mobile: +1 618-920-9434       Business France India Press Contact:   Julian Hoarau-Bouaziz Marketing and Communication Trade Officer Email: Julian.hoarau@businessfrance.fr Mobile: +91 837 689 50 05  

TAMI Industries’ ceramic membranes are renowned in the field of membrane separation processes for their durability and extreme efficiency

Purva Marwaha - 03-juil.-2017 08:07:47

      TAMI Industries’ ceramic membranes are renowned in the field of membrane separation processes for their durability and extreme efficiency   Specially adapted for the food processing, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.       The use of ceramic membranes has increased in popularity over recent years in the various industrial separation processes currently available on the market. Their characteristics of high mechanical resistance, durability and ease of use have contributed significantly to this increased popularity.       Although representing only 10% of the global market, in very many applications ceramic membranes are challenging organic membranes. The main advantages they offer being greater durability, significant chemical stability, complete temperature independence and improved mechanical resistance to pressure. Thus, corrosive products, steam sterilization, high-temperature separations or hydraulic accidents in circulation pumps are easy to control using ceramic membranes.       TAMI Industries’ R&D department has gone to considerable lengths to develop new inorganic membranes. This hard work has resulted in the creation of high-tech ceramic membranes with the exclusive characteristics of non-circular petal-shaped channels. Compared to circular channels, non-circular channels provide a larger filtration surface for the same external volume of the membrane thus ensuring improved filtration performance as well as increased turbulence and reduced fouling.       The original shapes of the ceramic membranes designed by TAMI Industries means they are more compact (patents on non-circular channels), which increases permeability and offers a wide choice of cut-off thresholds - Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration and Fine Ultrafiltration (patents on the layers), high mechanical resistance (patent on the base materials), significant chemical stability (pH range from 0 to 14), high heat resistance (up to 300 °C ), low risk of fouling, reliability and durability (an average useful life 3 to 4 times longer than their organic competitors).       The external dimensions of TAMI Industries’ ceramic membranes are compatible with all existing equipment and facilities on the market that use ceramic membranes. This functionality means that renovating industrial infrastructures is simple, only the ceramic membranes need to be replaced (process known as RETROFIT).       As a result of this R&D investment it is now possible to offer membranes with the best filtration surface /external volume ratio of the membrane associated with control over the shaping of the membrane’s materials, thus allowing very narrow distributions of the pore diameters and a more uniform performance. In addition, investments in external growth have guaranteed the manufacture of the supports, which means that TAMI Industries has complete control of the ceramic membrane production process from start to finish.       This investment has led to a significant improvement in performance and, therefore, increased energy savings, along with lower operating and infrastructure maintenance costs.       There are two separate ranges of ceramic membranes available:-   - A range of tubular shaped products for industry (Inside CéRAM)   - A range of flat products for frontal and cross-flow filtration for laboratory tests (Inside KéRAM).       Currently, TAMI Industries is the only company in the world capable of producing and offering such high-performance tubular ceramic membranes on an industrial scale.       Main fields of application:-   - pharmaceutical and biotechnological sectors - culture media clarification (production of amino acids, antibiotics, enzymes, vitamins, etc.)                   - food-processing sector – debacterization of milk, fractionation, standardization and concentration of milk and lactoserum (WPI/WPC), clarification of wines, fruit juices, cider and sweetened juices …                   - environmental sector – treatment of metallurgy effluents, oil/water separation (degreasing baths), laundry water, paper industries and textile industries effluent treatment…       This list is far from exhaustive, ceramic membranes can fulfill the requirements of numerous other applications.       The Indian Market has great potential for these ceramic membranes since all the sectors of application are recording double digit growth. Tami Industries has been present in India since the past 10 years and is supplying these membranes via partners. The French company is now looking to expand its operations in the Western & Southern regions of India and is therefore looking for partners who can import & distribute their products in India.       TAMI Industries, your ideal partner for all your filtration processes, is looking for partners to help with the commercial development of its products.       About TAMI Industries:   TAMI Industries, designs and manufactures industrial filters (ceramic membranes) for the separation of molecules or particles contained in liquids. It operates in the fields of Fine Ultrafiltration, Ultrafiltration and Microfiltration. TAMI offers a wide range of cut-off thresholds – microfiltration, ultrafiltration and fine ultrafiltration.   TAMI Industries , head office in Nyons (South-East France), is a global player in the ceramic membranes sector, 85% of its revenue being achieved internationally. Currently, TAMI Industries has four subsidiaries abroad, in Germany, Canada, Mexico and China.       For further information, please contact us or visit our website: www.tami-industries.com   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 runs the V.I.E international internship program. Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr and youbuyfrance.com.in .         Press contact:   Ms. Purva Marwaha   Business France, French Trade & Investment Commission in India   Trade Officer. Tel: 011 4319 6306 / @: purva.marwaha@businessfrance.fr       Company Contact:   Vincent GELEZEAU,   TAMI Industries, Area Manager   Tel.: + 33 (0)4 75 26 47 69   E-mail: vgelezeau@tami-industries.com  

#WEF: an enabler for enhanced Indo-French cooperation in electronics & IOT

Purva Marwaha - 29-juin-2017 11:37:40

#WEF: an enabler for enhanced Indo-French cooperation in electronics & IOT The World Electronics Forum (WEF) is a voluntary gathering of CEOs and Directors of electronics industry associations worldwide who meet annually to discuss major topics of common interest, exchange information on services and data and strengthen relations between associations for the benefit of their industries.   The WEF brings together almost 200 high level decision makers of electronics industry associations from many different countries such as the USA, India, China, Japan, Australia, etc. to discuss economic growth, talk about the future and do business together.   The World Electronic Forum (WEF), the annual event which took place in 2016 in Singapore, will be held this year in the city of Angers, French electronics capital from the 24th to 28th October 2017 , this Western Region of France has the greatest concentration of electronics manufacturing facilities & represents 50,000 or one fourth of jobs. This edition of WEF will be the occasion to reflect on what kind of Industry 4.0 , one should build and the Smart usages that will be set.   WEF will be an important platform to exchange ideas, accelerate startups interested in #IoT and #Manufacturing, in the form of the ecosystem of Angers French Tech and to create an IoT City or a City of Smart Devices.   To promote this 22nd edition of WEF in India, Mr. Christophe Béchu - Hon’ble mayor of Angers, Senator, President of Angers French Tech and WEF 2017 President along with Prof. NK Goyal – President of CMAI Association of India, held a press conference at the residency of the French Ambassador in New Delhi on 26th of June 2017.     “The whole city works to put together a memorable event, aware of its importance. It will give Angers a chance to showcase its position as the original electronics production center of Europe, thanks to the massive media coverage involved, along with the core of the world electronics industry’s presence. WEF 2017 is a scope for economic development and encourages us to surpass ourselves.” says Mr. Béchu, Hon’ble Mayor of Angers, Senator, President of Angers French Tech and WEF 2017 President.                                                                                                                    France is the leading producer of radar, navigation and defence electronics and these activities account for 25% of the total output of the industry, French expertise is also evident in the area of robotics, data analysis, artificial intelligence, R&D intensive activities in electronics & in the start up space.   The electronic industry (products & components) market in India is estimated at around 75 billion USD. The sector will be boosted by the government program "Make in India", the objectives of offsets imposed in sectors such as defense and aeronautics, to fiscal and structural incentives (Electronics Manufacturing Clusters, M-SIPS, etc.) to attract foreign direct investment into the country and to reduce India’s large trade deficit in electronic products and components large investments have been announced by the government.   Several major programs launched are expected to boost consumption of electronic products: The Digital India campaign (16 billion USD investment), the ’100 Smart Cities’ program (US $ 14 billion in 5-year government subsidies) E-Governance initiatives (Aadhaar, Cloud, mobile apps, etc.), "Ultra Mega Solar Power" projects (85 billion USD invested by 2022), offsets programs in the Defense and Aeronautics, the National Knowledge Network, etc.   There is already a significant presence of French companies in India in electronics related to Defence, Aeronautics & Aerospace. In June 2016, the Bangalore based Indian company Centum Electronics acquired French company Adetel Group specializing in design, development and industrialization of embedded electronic systems for defence, aerospace, industrial, transportation, medical and energy sectors. Centum Electronics holds 51% percent controlling stake in Adetel Group and is a good example of perfect synergies between the Indian & French companies to ensure value creation for customers.   Thalès, Gemalto, Safran, Famoco, STMicroelectronics & Dassault Systems are the big players working with Indian & French SMEs & the Indian government to actively contribute to the “Make In India” campaign.   The WEF delegation had come to India with the objective of strengthening reciprocal awareness between French and Indian ecosystems, and to promote France along with Angers as the original electronics center of Europe.     About the World Electronics Forum: The World Electronics Forum (WEF) is an annual event which takes place in a different city every year. The last edition took place in 2016 in Singapore. The 22nd edition will take place in Angers, France, the capital of electronics, from the 25th to 28th October 2017. Angers region is a “French Tech ecosystem” in electronics, IOT’s, connected objects. The WEF brings together between 100 and 200 high-level decision makers in the electronics industry to discuss economic growth, talk about the future and do business together from many different countries; India, USA, Singapore, China, Japan, Australia. In order to mark the occasion of this WEF, a special week dedicated to IoT will be organized in the Angers metropolitan area. This exceptional event gathering Angers-based electronics companies, and investors and CEOs from the world’s largest companies will hopefully be a catalyst to create business links and interesting opportunities. About Angers French Tech: Angers is the original electronics production center of Europe, and has developed its French Tech value proposition along two main strands: growth of industry and link with the electronics sector in the West. With the endorsement of its ecosystem in June 2015, Angers French Tech has consolidated its status as the #IoT and #Manufacturing hub of western France. By offering a space where startups can operate alongside electronics manufacturers, the region can implement and accelerate innovative projects by companies of all size, from startups to major corporations. For further information, please visit: www.angersfrenchtech.com . 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 V.I.E international internship program. Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr and youbuyfrance.com.in .   If you want to learn more about the next edition of the World Electronic Forum 2017 – City of Angers, France -  from the 24 th to the 28 th October 2017 wef-angers.com   Press contact: Ms. Purva Marwaha, Business France, French Trade & Investment Commission in India Trade Officer. Tel: 011 4319 6306 / @: purva.marwaha@businessfrance.fr   Angers French Tech contact: Ms. Corine Busson-Benhammou, Angers French Tech & WEF 2017 International Relations and Communication Director. / @: corine.busson-benhammou@angersfrenchtech.com  

French company Boccard expands its business in India

Purva Marwaha - 31-mai-2017 13:49:21

Boccard India celebrated today, in the presence of the Ambassador of France in India, H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, the opening of their new office in Chennai, India. Having a presence in the global market for almost a century now, the company has been offering global EPCM solutions to Oil &Gas, Power &Renewable, Nuclear, Iron &Steel, Breweries, Food &Beverage, Cosmetic & Hygiene, Pharmaceutical & Biotech industries. “Thanks to its excellence in project management based on its “Safety first, on time, on spec, on budget” commitment, Boccard is strengthening its position in Asia as a worldwide leader in providing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) optimization solutions in the industrial markets” says Bruno Boccard, President and CEO, Boccard. The French company is a global partner for companies manufacturing in India and a solution provider to private as well as public companies in India. The opening of an office in India falls well within the initiative of “Make in India” & “Skill India” campaigns which are a part of nation building initiatives of the Indian government.  A team of 20 engineers has joined Boccard India and this new international Business Unit provides Boccard with a competitive position in the attractive and growing renewables (Biomass, waste to energy management, Solar energy & Geothermal) in India and South East Asia further enhancing Boccard’s position as a major player in the implementation of increasingly productive and innovative industrial plants. Skill development, technology & sustainability of growth related to the environment through the company’s initiatives will help raise the global competitiveness of the Indian manufacturing sector which is imperative for the country’s long term-growth and its transformation into a global manufacturing hub. To satisfy India’s ever increasing demands in the area of energy, to enhance capacity and in preparation for the upcoming construction of EPR reactors in India, Boccard has signed a MOU with Larsen & Toubro and are currently discussing technologies transfers and engineering/industrial joint venture. About Boccard: Since 1918 Boccard has been a major player both in France and throughout the world in the design and construction of increasingly productive and innovative industrial plants. Boccard, Ensemblier Industriel, is a global plant and process solutions leader offering expertise in Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction and Maintenance with over 3500 employees in 35 countries.    Boccard has been present in Asia for more than 20 years with subsidiaries in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and now expanding to India to provide more value to the projects in   India & South East Asia. This business is expected to offer additional solutions for both Renewables (Biomass, Waste to Energy, Solar and Geothermal) and Conventional Power, from Balance of Plant supplier up to full EPC offering complete range of services and support to its customers. 

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Thibaut Fabre, Country Head   Welcome to the French Trade Commission Business France in India!   Our key mission is to promote trade relations between France and India . We assist French-based companies seeking potential partners and new markets in India, while helping Indian businesses to identify potential French suppliers and technical partners.   In India, our 4 offices are located in the business hubs of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. We have a dedicated multicultural team of over 30 experts in the following growing sectors: - Agro-business; - Lifestyle, Consumer Goods and Healthcare; - Infrastructure, Transport and Industry; - ICTs, Retails and Services.   Our Trade Commission also has a Press office in charge of helping French companies to communicate in India as well as a Market Access Department enabling them to better understand and adjust to the Indian regulatory and fiscal framework.  

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