Industry and Cleantech Department

Smoove: new supplier for Paris cycle hire scheme with e-bike launch

Letizia Zitoli - 07-févr.-2018 15:40:56

After Marrakesh, Helsinki, Moscow, Vancouver and many more, Smoove  is now the official supplier of the Vélib’ network across the Paris region. Following a 3-month  pilot scheme at Kingston University  in London, the French capital is also where the firm is launching their new flagship product: shared electric assisted bikes. Smoove already runs public bike share schemes in 28 cities and 14 countries including a scheme in Slough  that they’ve run for the past 4 years. This year some 24,000 bikes and 1,400 stations will be rolled out in Paris. Around 30% of the bikes will be electric with a ‘Smoove box’ battery in the frame and a motor incorporated into the front wheel. 7,500 electric bicycles will help users to conquer Paris’ steep hills, get around the French capital and 68 spots surrounding the city.  A revolutionary service: electric and connected bikes For almost a decade, French firm Smoove has been offering innovative, smart and connected bike-sharing solutions to support the development of sustainable mobility and to contribute to making our cities greener. Once fitted with a ‘Smoove box’, the bike becomes smart and connected. There are various options for users to hire bikes: A preregistered RFID smartcard Smartphone app or with a secure code The Smoove box serves as a comprehensive information system including operations management, customer monitoring, operational reporting and more. Triple patented security system The embedded technology spells the end of saturated docking stations, because it allows users to park bikes even if no spaces are available, thanks to the ‘overflow’ feature. Docking stations not only lock the electric bicycles securely in place but also recharge their batteries. For security, all bikes are fitted with a Neiman steering lock as well as a cable incorporated into the handlebars to block steering. Optimal management of public spaces Smoove also supplies the high-density docking stations, requiring very little civil engineering work to install. The city and the operator retain the full control over the deployment and layout of their network, and are free to adjust the system to ensure optimal management of public spaces and smooth traffic flows. Robust equipment for public use in urban spaces Bikes are ultra-secure, tough and designed for optimal user comfort with: 26-inch wheels with puncture-proof tires double-wall aluminium frame and rims with tamper-resistant wheel nuts. a comfortable adjustable saddle customised front basket By the end of 2018, Smoove will supply more than 30,000 smart bikes worldwide. It takes 30 minutes to convert a manual bike into an e-bike: the addition of a Smoove box battery in the frame and motor into the front wheel. The French company is set to become the world leader in shared e-bike systems integrated into urban mobility networks, contributing to reduced CO 2 emissions. For more information about Smoove : Facebook:  Smoove SAS Twitter:  @Smoove_Off YouTube:  Smoove SAS For more information about this press release, please contact: Catherine Ryall Press Officer, Business France UK  / +44(0)20 7024 3613  

SIL4 certification for ClearSy’s its safety critical relay range

Manon Cabrol - 07-déc.-2017 16:36:50

The six safety critical relays developed by ClearSy France are the first self-controlled safety critical relays to guarantee opening of their NO contacts at SIL4 level. SIL4-certified since 2016, they are in compliance with the EN 50129 and EN 50155 standards.     Applications of these relays include: Tram level-crossing protection systems (Lyon, France) On-board tram control system (Nice, France) Tram SIL 4 signalling system (Luxembourg, France) The availability of these relays with NO contacts guarantee on opening and independently SIL 4 certified is a first on the railway market. Suited to the railway market’s needs RS4-range relays are available with different control voltages, from 24 to 110 Volts. Models have 2 to 4 make contacts (NO) and 2 to 6 (NC) break contacts. Available in two formats, a DIN rail box or a 3U card, these relays provide galvanic isolation between control and contacts. ‘ Our relays are designed for even the harshest environments (-40° C to +70°C) with high vibrations and/or shocks and salt spray. They are fit for all conditions ’, explains Patrick Péronne, project manager at ClearSy. The RS4 range constitutes significant technological progress for on-board and/or trackside critical control applications. ‘ A single RS4 safety critical relay provides galvanic isolation in a very compact format and reduces the number of contacts in safety applications without the need for auxiliary contacts for copying. It also provides contacts able to make even with very low current, an important aspect for all applications requiring an interface with PLC ’, points out Patrick Péronne. Technical specifications of the RS4 range SAFETY PRINCIPLES OF THE RS4 RELAY RANGE: Use of two internal relays. Each NO contact in the RS4 relay corresponds to two internal relay contacts placed in series. If a NO contact in one of the internal relays jams, the NO contact of the RS4 relay remains open.  Restriction of the RS4 control if a contact in one of the two internal relays jams. Accordingly, it is impossible to have the two internal relays of the RS4 relay with contacts jammed at the same time.  The restriction principle of the SIL4 control is validated by an official certifier (as per everything else concerned with the relay)  Internal relays with guided contact that meet standard EN 50205 (to guarantee checking of contacts and non-overlap between make and break contacts) Hermetically-sealed relays to guarantee that contacts do not oxidise  Diversifying of components to supress common modes.  Impossibility of a short circuit (insulation distance, hermetically-sealed internal relay boxes…)  IN ADDITION TO DESIGN PRINCIPLES, RS4 RELAY MANUFACTURE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:  PCB and assembly rule IPC 610 class 3  Full safety and functional test on each relay produced IRIS-certified manufacturing site  ClearSy and its ISO 9001-qualified service providers   More about ClearSy ClearSy develops and markets SIL1- to SIL4-certified safety systems. Established in 2001 and based in Aix-en-Provence (France), the independent company employs more than 100 people specialised in the production of SIL1 to SIL4 safety-critical systems and software. From design to commissioning, the company is unique in that it can have its solutions certified. This means that it can offer a high degree of safety and has worked on major projects in São Paulo (monorail) and Stockholm and in France with lines 1, 4 and 13 of the Paris metro. For these, it developed a control system for opening and closing the landing doors and ensuring the safe departure of driverless trains. Their clients include Ansaldo, Alstom, Bombardier, Siemens, the RATP Group and Thalès.   For more information, please contact: Thierry Servat, CEO   For more information on this press release, contact : Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer,

French suppliers fly the flag at the Inter Airport Europe exhibition

Catherine Ryall - 14-sept.-2017 17:49:12

For the 6th time, the French airport industry will have a strong presence at the  Inter Airport Europe trade show in Munich, with 25 companies representing different sectors of the industry. They will be grouped together in a pavilion organised by Business France , the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. All the France pavilion exhibitors will be in hall A6, stands 610 to 637 and 710 to 714 for the duration of the leading global trade show. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) estimates that the number of air passengers worldwide will reach 6 billion by 2030. To handle this significant growth in air traffic, airports need to adapt quickly by increasing capacities and adopting smart, sustainable infrastructures. France, which benefits from numerous platforms and considerable know-how in all areas of the airport sector, is a major player in the global market. The French industry is organized into different sectors covering design, construction, equipment and systems as well as services divided into three clusters - air traffic control and ground traffic, airline stopovers and air terminals. Already benefitting from a strong presence on the global market, the French companies taking part in the Inter Airport Munich exhibition are representative of the diversity of the sector and French excellence. The French airport exhibitors will include: •    some of the world’s largest groups such as ADPI, VINCI, THALES to name a few •    a number of SMEs specialised in various market segments (such as ground support equipment, lighting, ticketing and passenger information systems) •    equipment and consulting businesses who will be showcase their services at Inter Airport Europe with Proavia, an association that promotes and provides information on French airport and air security technology. Meet all the French pavilion exhibitors in hall A6, stands 610 to 637 and 710 to 714 ; their participation at the Inter Airport Europe exhibition. Inter Airport Europe represents a unique opportunity for international decision-makers and buyers of the airport industry from around the world to discover French companies’ know-how and innovations. •     ADVEEZ (geolocation and fleet management) •     AEROPAX (deployable passenger boarding tunnels) •    ALPHA-AIRPORT (specialist in airfield equipment integration) •     ALSTEF (automated baggage handling systems) •     ATERMES (high-tech aviation equipment) •     ATEX SYSTEM (design office and designer of electric solutions for hazardous atmospheres) •     BROCHARD HANDLING (GSE equipment) •     CADDIE (airport leader in metal wire carts and equipment) •     DESCHAMPS (aircraft recovery equipment) •     ELAUL (autonomous lighting and lighting systems) •     FORTAL (docks and stepladders) •     GLOBALSYS (wireless communication systems) •     GPI FORANKRA (cargo restraint systems for the aerospace industry) •     HIFI FILTER (European filtration specialist) •     MANITOU (all-terrain or industrial forklift trucks, aerial work platforms, compact loaders) •     MARECHAL ELECTRIC (major player in low voltage LT electrical connection systems in industrial environments) •     MONROC (industrial manufacturer of axles, suspensions for industrial equipment) •     MUSTHANE (refueling system, lifting bags, recovery trackway) •     NAKSYS (airfield lighting photometry calibration equipment) •     PINON (ground support equipment for the aircraft industry) •     PROAVIA (showcase for French expertise in the airport industry) •     RESONATE MP4 (multimedia systems and intelligent transport solutions) •     SABENA TECHNICS (aircraft maintenance) •     SAINT-GOBAIN SOVIS (prisms and molded optical components for airport lighting) •     TITAN AVIATION (solutions for every step of the refueling process) For more information, please download the catalogue below with further information on all the French pavilion exhibitors, or contact: Business France Isabelle Duval, Project Manager Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 73 33 31 E-mail: Website:

Launch of Seligo, a new digital platform for the waste market at RWM

Catherine Ryall - 16-août-2017 11:30:34

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France’s Industry of the Future companies resoundingly present at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 21-avr.-2017 12:17:21

France’s Industry of the Future companies resoundingly present at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology For the second consecutive year, France will be represented at Hannover Messe, from April 24-28 2017, in Hall 8 dedicated to “Digital Industry”, to show off the industrial know-how and creativity of French companies to international audiences, under the banner Créative Industry . It was in Hannover that the Créative Industry banner was first unveiled, the culmination of a closely-concerted effort with  Alliance Industrie du Futur (AIF) to showcase French industrial technology innovation through 7 technologies: digitization of the value chain, the role of people, new materials and composites, additive manufacturing, monitoring and control, energy efficiency, automation, workflow management and robotics. Won over by the success of the 2016 edition, the Grand Est Region and leading corporation Orange Business Services have confirmed participation in the fair again, at the same space. For this 2nd edition, 2 new regions (Hauts-de-France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) will be joining the Grand Est Region in the Créative Industry Area, a sprawling 350 m² space headed by Business France/AIF. Each region will be taking part alongside its solutions suppliers (see detailed list below). SMEs SAV RESO and Optim Data , which recently earned the AIF’s Technological Showcase label, will also be found at the Creative Industry space, as well companies  AMA (connected glasses),  Diota (augmented reality solutions)  Monixo (predictive maintenance), and Cetim . In total, more than 70 French companies of all sizes will be able to show their capacity to provide innovative solutions, all along the value chain . With the support of its international network, Business France will put together 4 days with 4 countries that have set out an Industrial Strategy for the Future, including Germany, the United States and China. The aim is to create opportunities for interaction between French exhibitors and major principals or SMEs from the featured countries. The French-German day, designed in partnership with SAP France and Bosch France , will offer the opportunity to extend the cooperation on the Industry of the Future, officialised in Hanover in 2016: digital standardisation, usage cases, scenarios and R&D platforms. --> 11 SMEs from the GRAND EST Region, offering innovative technological solutions for the Factory of the Future in the GRAND EST Region ( ) will be exhibiting at the Créative Industry Area organised by Business France for the 2017 Hannover Messe, in Hall 8, dedicated to the Industry of the Future. Their participation proceeds from the Region’s “Factory of the Future” Plan, designed to enable industrial companies to turn their production sites into smarter, more flexible, connected and environmentally-friendly units. --> 15 companies and business players supported by the HAUTS-DE-FRANCE Region ( ) will show off their know-how, in partnership with Business France to: o Highlight its pro-business image along with the advantages, infrastructures and tools which the Region boasts for the Industry of the Future; o Communicate about the Region’s policies with investors, purchasing officers, partners, etc. o Strengthen ties with partners through its presence at the Créative Industry space. This shared presence will be an opportunity for the Region’s companies and industrial players to introduce their products, know-how and operations, as business players engaged in the Industry of the Future. --> 8 companies from the AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES Region ( ). France’s leading industrial region intends to provide concrete assistance to its businesses so that they can stand tall in the face of the challenges raises by the Industry of the Future and boost their attractiveness. A collective of competitiveness clusters from all across the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and dedicated to the Industry of the Future ( Axelera , Minalogic , Mont-Blanc Industries , Plastipolis ,  Tenerrdis and ViaMéca ) will also be taking part. As to major corporations participation, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES will be at the trade fair yet again, alongside Business France. A trusted partner to the industry’s key players in their digital transformation, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES has positioned itself as the reference operator for the Industry 4.0. Thanks to its know-how as services integrator, its Datavenue offer, expertise in the field of cyber-security, and its partner ecosystem, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES helps industrial companies take advantage of all the potential which Big Data and the Internet of Things – powerful drivers of growth and innovation – have to offer. Orange Business Services Beyond Hall 8, dozens of French companies will be featured at the France Pavilions in Halls 4, 20, 25 and 27, in particular in hydrogen technology, showcased by multiple players (businesses, laboratories, associations, competitive clusters) aspiring to speed up the development of hydrogen solutions to the benefit of the energy transition. Come meet all the French exhibitors with BUSINESS FRANCE: - Hall 4, A 44: Industrial sub-contracting (forging, smelting, sheet metal processing, machining) ADIAMIX , GUY DEGRENNE INDUSTRIE , PRECIFORGE, RAYMOND BARRE , WICHARD - Hall 8, F 09: Digital Factory Companies established in the Grand Est Region: 2CRSI , 3P - PRODUITS PLASTIQUES PERFORMANTS , ACCELINN , ALCHIMIES, ARPITEC , HAPTIC MEDIA , OPTA LP , SIRFULL , SYSTANCIA ,THURMELEC, VISUOL TECHNOLOGIES Companies established in the Hauts-de-France Region: FONDERIES DE SOUGLAND , PROSYST , EUROBAUT , GEOMNIA , SIF , STEREOGRAPH , TECHNIFRANCE Major corporation: ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES SMEs exhibiting individually: AMA , CETIM , DIOTA , MONIXO , OPTIM DATA , SAV RESO - Halls 20 6C 44: Motion Drive and Automation DOUCE HYDRO , EXAGO GROUP , DS DYNATEC , GEM INDUSTRIE , VMF HYDRAULICS ( ) - Hall 25 F 24: Motion Drive and Automation APPAREILS DE TRANSFORMATION DE VITESSE , INNOVATIVE TECHNOMICS EUROPE - Hall 27: Hydrogen fuel cells – power generation, renewable and conventional energy supply, transmission and storage AD VENTA , AFHYPAC , ALCRYS , ATAWEY , FRANCHE COMTE INNOVATION/H2SYS , MCPHY ENERGY , MAHYTEC , POLE TENERRDIS , POLE VEHICULE DU FUTUR   Contacts:   BUSINESS FRANCE Weng Si DUVERDIER, Industry Department Head Phone + 33 (0)1 40 73 30 67   Florence MASSENOT, Industry of the Future Head Phone + 33 (0)1 40 73 35 27

TK’Blue, rating goods transport to improve economic, environmental and social performance

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 29-mars-2017 13:12:00

Founded in 2011, TK’Blue is an accreditation and rating agency which specialises in goods transport. Designed as a service platform for the sector’s various players – carriers, shippers and freight forwarders – it covers all modes of transport: road, rail, sea, river and air. Bolstered by its success in France, TK’Blue is now keen to bring its innovative service platform to an international clientele, particularly in the United Kingdom, Germany and the US. It is currently seeking partners and customers who will act as early adopters in these countries. Tailored objective assessments to improve services for everyone In line with EU directives and taking into account all associated negative externalities (greenhouse gases/CO 2 , particles, pollution, noise, congestion, accidents, etc.), TK’Blue allows organisations to increase the economic performance of their supply-chain and, simultaneously, evaluate and manage the social and environmental impact of their transport operations. TK’Blue accredits carriers based on an online questionnaire, awarding them a TK’T score in the process. The score is directly proportional to: ·        - the quality of their equipment ·        - their facilities ·        - the training offered to their drivers. This accreditation is free of charge for road haulage firms. The analytical criteria used to generate the TK’T score are tailored to the specifics of each mode of transport and were selected and validated by experts , scientists and European transport professionals . The TK’T score is the first to offer shippers an objective assessment of the performance (punctuality, security) they can expect from the transport fleets of their service providers. Consequently, shippers can easily identify areas to improve and work on with their service providers. Shippers can also take advantage of detailed and continually updated information regarding their transport operations. This allows them to meet the latest reporting requirements in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and their CSR commitments. Big brands are already on board TK’Blue has already convinced dozens of major shippers such as Carrefour, Procter&Gamble, Sanofi, Castorama, METRO, Adisseo, BIC, Bekaert, Pernod-Ricard, Sephora as well as thousands of carriers in Europe.   ‘In 2016, BIC Europe chose TK’Blue to improve and, in the long run, replace their existing transportation performance measurement system. TK’Blue is now providing an improved and extremely flexible measurement which respects our legal obligations. We use it for our internal analysis.Both in Europe and around the world, BIC relies on TK’Blue to simplify the CSR impact measurement of its transport services. After a trial period in Europe, we will also extend TK’Blue’s services to all our subsidiaries in order to provide a unique, reliable and common measurement.’   Pierre Daurces, Supply Chain Manager at BIC Europe Consumer Continuing to improve the transport and logistics sector for everyone Philippe Mangeard, President and Founder of TK’Blue, underlined his ambition to ‘ improve the economic and environmental performance of the transport services provided to shippers by raising the profile of carriers offering the best equipment and staff. We want to go beyond a rationale that focuses solely on the price of transport and instead boost operation reliability, security and punctuality’. About TK’Blue: TK’Blue is an extra-financial transport rating agency that takes the form of a service platform. It evaluates, rates and values the environmental performance of every stakeholder in the chain – be they carriers, freight forwarders or shippers – in accordance with the legal and regulatory requirements related to CO 2 emissions and CSR, at both national and European levels. Its cross-European governance, which includes more than 60 individuals representing the logistics chain’s various stakeholders, experts and operators, enhances its legitimacy, as well as its credibility, development, fitness for purpose and independence in the long term. TK’Blue and environmental analysis specialists Vigeo Eiris signed a methodological partnership in 2016. For more information, visit: To find out more about TK’Blue, please contact: Claire Commaille who works for TK’Blue in the UK would be delighted to set up meetings at two shows in Birmingham on 5 th April 2017 : -         -  Multimodal -         -   Traffex Claire Commaille, , +44 (0)73 9877 9929 In Paris : Nicolas Darfeuille, , + 33 1 71 39 80 70 Website: For more information on this press release, contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer Email: Website:  

Fitting out cabins, a major industrial challenge for French companies

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 02-mars-2017 12:35:58

The fitting out of aircraft interiors is a growing sector. Forecasts predict that the market will increase from $16.8bn (around £13.4bn) in 2016 to more than $29bn (around £23bn) in 2021, with an average annual growth rate of around 11%. This growth is boosted by increases in air traffic and record orders in recent years. Nearly 30,000 new commercial aircraft will have to be fitted out over the next 20 years. The market also includes retrofitting that, given the typical service life of aircraft ranging from 5 to 15 years, consists of refitting the cabin two or three times in an aircraft’s lifetime. The IFEC segment (In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity) is not to be outdone, since it is expected to reach $5.8bn (£4.65bn) by 2020. Demand comes mainly from: - North America, the leading global aeronautic market - Asia-Pacific, which is seeing its fleets increased by a many large orders. Challenges and solutions Passenger seating and on-board comfort are the focus of attention for airline companies, who must differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market. Optimum use of volumes and reducing the weight of fittings also form part of the challenge of reducing aircraft fuel consumption. Faced with these challenges, many French companies are developing new products and solutions, including: - To resolve the balance between making the aircraft lighter and passenger comfort, companies are working with innovative materials (composites, titanium, etc.), notably for the framework and covering of seats. - On-board service is also receiving a great deal of attention. In the front line: manufacturers of equipment for crew members, such as trolleys or galleys. The challenge lies in using lightweight materials but also in customisation through the development of modular systems. - On-board comfort also involves the cabin insulation and acoustics. Solutions have been developed to reduce noise and vibrations. - On-board entertainment has also seen in fundamental developments. Screens have got bigger, systems use less power, but it is especially the entertainment systems that have undergone the greatest changes, offering more possibilities to passengers than ever before. - Significant attention is also given to fixtures and fittings for Business and First Class cabins. The design of these cabins and their fittings (seats, use of high quality materials, etc.) is part of French expertise. Innovation, Customisation and Utility In summary, whether in design, equipment, on-board entertainment systems or maintenance, to mention only a few flourishing sectors, the three keywords for French businesses in the aircraft interiors industry are: - Innovation : particularly in terms of the materials used, the major challenge being to make aircraft lighter. - Customisation : the solutions on offer, both in terms of comfort and in design or entertainment, make it possible to meet the needs of airlines whilst differentiating themselves from their competitors. - Utility : adaptable and modular systems enabling rapid installation or reorganization and optimum use of volumes. Exhibiting together on 2 pavilions, in Hall B6 (stands 6C51, 6C61, 6C50, 6C60, 6C70 and 6D70) and in Hall B3 (stand 3C40) dedicated to IFEs, the French exhibitors represent the expertise and sheer variety and of companies in the sector. The business activities of the following selection of French Pavilion exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017   are explored in more detail on fact sheets in the press pack (available to download below): AERTEC:  Vacuum waste compactor, the first to be TSO C184-certified by the EASA and FAA BORLIS:  Flexible materials for cabin seats. The exceptional expertise of BORLIS gives it the status of Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant [Living Heritage Business] in France. SMS SAS trading as COBHAM AEROSPACE COMMUNICATIONS:  Design and production of dedicated solutions for on-board aeronautical applications on all aircraft types. DAHER:  Interior fitting out of aircraft, from laying floor coverings to installing the complete cab. EQUIP AERO TECHNIQUE:  Epoxy sandwich panels for aircraft cabins INTERACTIVE MOBILITY : Mobile app developer for on-board entertainment. RESCOLL: Technological innovator in the industrial usage of polymers, glued assemblies, surface treatments and material reaction to fire. SELA: ‘Clematis Management System’:   management of various systems and equipment, including lighting, video projection and wireless command keyboards. TEAM PLASTIQUE: Specialists in customised thermoforming. The company has designed a new thermo-pressure machine to make complex aeronautical components. WIN MS:  Fault search tool for aeronautical maintenance, reducing aircraft downtime. Should you need further information, don’t hesitate to contact: Catherine Ryall Press Officer, Business France  / +44 (0)20 7024 3613

The Industry and Cleantech Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other networking opportunities and individual partnering services. We cover a range of sectors including the aerospace, defence, nuclear/energy, environmental, automotive, naval, construction, and sub-contracting industries. Industry and Cleantech Department Michael Yates Manager, Industry and Cleantech Department Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3636    Marie Bicrel Senior Trade Development Adviser Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3623 Environment, Aerospace and Security Jonathan Kazimierski Trade Development Adviser jonathan.kazimierski@businessfrance.f


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