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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

Bastien Faugeroux - 19-avr.-2017 17:04:35
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. Factory of the Future in the GRAND EST Region (www.grandest.fr) 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 (www.hautsdefrance.fr) will show off their know-how, in partnership with Business France to: Highlight its pro-business image along with the advantages, infrastructures and tools which the Region boasts for the Industry of the Future; Communicate about the Region’s policies with investors, purchasing officers, partners, etc. 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 (www.auvergnerhonealpes.fr). 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 (dcombre@vmf.fr)   - 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 Florence MASSENOT, Industry of the Future Head wengsi.duverdier@businessfrance.fr florence.massenot@businessfrance.fr Phone + 33 (0)1 40 73 30 67 Phone + 33 (0)1 40 73 35 27 www.businessfrance.fr

TRANSDEV wint een contract van 1,9 miljard euro in Nederland

Bastien Faugeroux - 09-janv.-2017 17:17:46
De Franse exploitant Transdev wint de concessie in het openbaar vervoer van de regio Amsterdam, vanaf december 2017 voor een periode van 15 jaar. Het is de eerste concessie in het openbaar vervoer waarbij zoveel elektrische bussen worden ingezet. Het is voor Transdev één van de belangrijkste contracten in Nederland waarvan de omzet is geraamd op 1,9 miljard euro. Transdev wordt daarmee de eerste exploitant in het openbaar vervoer, met nul-emissie in Europa. Transdev zal op middellange termijn 350 elektrische bussen in dit land exploiteren. Dit contract omvat ook verschillende gemeenten rond de hoofdstad en de verbindingen met de luchthaven van Schiphol, één van de drukste luchthavens van Europa met ongeveer 50 miljoen passagiers per jaar. Het bedrijf heeft als voornemen om van dit contract “ een laboratorium van de mobiliteit van de toekomst “te maken. In 2025 moeten alle nieuwe bussen in het openbaar vervoer vrij zijn van CO2-uitstoot, zo staat in een overeenkomst die staatssecretaris Dijksma in april 2016 tekende met de vervoersbedrijven. Nederland loopt in Europa voorop met de introductie van elektrische bussen.     Voor informatie, neem contact: Annick Chevalier Exportconsulente Industrie & Cleantech T : + 31 (0) 20 794 19 68 annick.chevalier@businessfrance.fr    

METS Trade 2016 – French pavilion – 15/17 November 2016 – Amsterdam RAI

Bastien Faugeroux - 03-nov.-2016 13:45:10
The French boating industry has established itself as one of the world’s best manufacturers of multihull sailboats and is recognized as the fourth largest producer of motorboats in the world. Its leisure boating market, generating a total turnover of 4.41 billion euros , is one of the biggest and most dynamic markets in Europe, and continues to make an increasing contribution to France’s balance of trade with export  sales up to 76,8 % of its production over the last year. During the upcoming edition of the METSTRADE Show this autumn in Amsterdam , Business France, the French national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will host the iconic French pavilion with the French Nautical industries Federation (FIN) . A record of 86 French companies will be exhibiting and showcasing their products , services and expertise , and almost one third of them will be new exhibitors . A large range of products will be presented by l eading French manufacturers and suppliers of safety equipment, interior furnishing, optimization and navigation tools, as well as boat construction equipment and services . A strong focus will also be made on Marina & Yard Equipment, Boat Care & Maintenance, Deck Hardware & Rigging, Electronics, Fuel Handling products and Hydraulic Systems . Come and join us at the French Pavilion located at Hall 1 and 5, CMP & MYP , and please feel free to contact us if you are looking for an innovative French supplier!   Edouard van der Haas, Export advisor at Business France, Trade commission of the French Embassy in The Netherlands. E-mail: Edouard.vanderhaas@businessfrance.fr / T: +31 (0) 20 794 19 69

Record commercial performance for Alstom in 2015/16

Bastien Faugeroux - 19-mai-2016 09:47:21
Record commercial performance for Alstom in 2015/16 Between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, Alstom achieved a record commercial performance with orders received and backlog at respectively €10.6 billion and €30.4 billion. Over the same period, sales were up 12% (7% organically), amounting to €6.9 billion. The adjusted EBIT increased to €366 million, 23% above last year, leading to an adjusted EBIT margin of 5.3%.  Net income (Group share) reached €3.0 billion, benefitting from the sales of Energy activities to General Electric and after impact of exceptional impairments mainly in France.  Alstom benefits today from a very strong balance sheet. The net debt significantly decreased to €0.2 billion on 31 March 2016 compared to €3.1 billion on 31 March 2015. Equity amounted to €3.3 billion at 31 March 2016. Following the cash return to shareholders of €3.2 billion through the public share buy-back offer, the Board of Directors will propose no dividend distribution at the next Annual General Meeting.    “2015/16 is the second record commercial year in a row for Alstom, including a major e-Locos project in India and successes across all regions and product lines. Sales growth exceeded expectations with above 5 % average organic growth over the past four years. The adjusted EBIT was up by over 20%. Balance sheet is strengthened by the transaction with General Electric. The implementation of our strategy is on track allowing us to confirm our 2020 objectives.”, said Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.   Official website : www.alstom.com French Rail industry :  http://business.youbuyfrance.com/french-rail-industry/companies

Faiveley Transport : platform screen doors for new metro in São Paulo

Bastien Faugeroux - 19-mai-2016 09:44:07
Faiveley Transport has been awarded a multi-million contract by MHI Transportation Systems Brasil Limitada (MTSB), a brazilian subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD.,  for the supply of Platform Screen Doors for the metro Line 6 of São Paulo, Brazil. With approximately 15.3 km and 15 new stations, the line 6, also known as the Laranja (orange) line will run between the Brasilândia and São Joaquim stations. This new line represents a huge step forward in the development of the metropolitan transportation system to alleviate major traffic congestion problems in the densely populated Brazilian city. Once commissioned, it is expected to carry more than 630,000 passengers per day. Faiveley Transport’s scope of supply includes the study, design, manufacturing, delivery, installation and commissioning of full-height platform screen doors for 30 platforms with a total of 3, 960 meters of façade to prevent passenger accidents and ensure safer train operation. Many of the Group’s sites will be involved: engineering will be managed by the Saint Pierre des Corps (France) site, Faiveley Transport’s Platform Screen Doors Centre of Competence, while manufacturing will take place in Shanghai (China), with the support of the Hong Kong (China) site. Project management, customer interface, installation, testing and commissioning will be handled by the São Paulo (Brazil) site. Deliveries are expected to be completed in 2020. Rémi Causse, President of the Access & Mobility Division, said: "We are very pleased to work with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on this project. This contract allows Faiveley Transport to maintain its position as leader on the Platform Screen Doors market in Latin America. It also demonstrates our capacity to be a long-term partner by supporting new customers in all regions of the world thanks to our understanding of the project’s requirements and expertise of the entire Platform Screen Doors value chain acquired over 30 years of experience." About Faiveley Transport Group: Faiveley Transport is a global supplier of high added value integrated systems for the railway industry. With more than 5,700 employees in 24 countries, Faiveley Transport generated sales of €1,048 million over the 2014/2015 financial year. The Group supplies manufacturers, operators and railway maintenance bodies worldwide with the most comprehensive range of systems on the market: Energy & Comfort (air conditioning, power collectors and converters, and passenger information), Access & Mobility (passenger access systems and platform screen doors), Brakes & Safety (braking systems and couplers) and Services. Contacts: Charlotte Rougeron - Group Communication Manager - charlotte.rougeron@faiveleytransport.com Domitille Vielle - Group Financial Communication Manager - domitille.vielle@faiveleytransport.com Source : 25 April 2016 http://inpublic.globenewswire.com    / Official website : http://www.faiveleytransport.com/ French Rail Industry :  http://business.youbuyfrance.com/french-rail-industry/companies

Pellenc ST’s open house is a resounding success

Bastien Faugeroux - 26-avr.-2016 11:18:35
Pellenc ST’s open house is a resounding success On 7-8 April 2016, waste management technology company Pellenc ST celebrated its 15th birthday at its head office in Pertuis in France, opening its doors to the public and showcasing its innovation and technology in optical sorting.   The programme for Pellenc’s 15th birthday celebrations included: -           Plenary session, including discussions on the circular economy and testimonials on recycling trends around the world; -           Workshops on innovation, the QC process, the international dimension and the future of waste management; -           Networking event with drinks and music; -           Tour of the Pellenc ST waste sorting plant; -           Demos of Pellenc ST products. Having recently announced that it had made a delivery of 20 optical sorting machines to the largest single-line materials recovery facility and one of the most advanced of its kind in Europe, Ambiente S.p.A. in San Vitaliano (NA) in Italy, it was a great opportunity for Pellenc ST to celebrate! Pellenc ST would like to thank the 200 visitors from all over the world that came together to mark the occasion on the first day of Pellenc ST’s Open House.                                                     Pellenc ST also launched a brand new look for 2016 last week, which reflects its corporate values and beliefs. The new logo features the five pillars of the company: Innovation, Industry, International, Involvement and Independence. Each of these categories defines who Pellenc ST is. Pellenc ST will be revealing more details on each category over the coming days on its website:  www.pellencst.com Pellenc ST has been designing and manufacturing optical sorting equipment machines for household and industrial waste and recycling since 2001.  The technology used to sort these materials involves near infrared, middle infrared, vision and induction technologies. Pellenc ST’s sorting solutions are invaluable to the recycling industry. The company is actively developing new sorting solutions for single stream recycling. With over 1000 machines installed in well-known companies in over 40 countries around the world (including Veolia in the UK) Pellenc ST is a recognised leader in the waste management industry and boasts a turnover of more than €20 million. All materials can have a second life if they are suitably sorted and recycled.  Pellenc ST is therefore a key player in developing and strengthening the circular economy in France and around the world.  

French industry hits an all-time high at HANNOVER MESSE

Bastien Faugeroux - 22-avr.-2016 16:30:17
French Pavilion showcases at world’s largest industrial trade fair include “industry of the future” This year,   Business France   is once again organising the French Pavilion at   HANNOVER MESSE , the world’s largest industrial trade   fair, only with the new addition of a French Pavilion in Hall 8 (which will focus on “Industry 4.0”). French companies specialising in industrial subcontracting, integrated plant, energy, production and processes, will present their products, technology and know-how, all themed around the “industry of the future”, to both German and international visitors at this major annual event, taking place on 25-29 April 2016. Highlights of the trade fair include: - A  Franco-German day  in cooperation with SAP, including a series of conferences, as well as guided tours of French and German exhibitor stands, with products and services focused on the “industry of the future” theme; - A  Franco-Japanese day  in cooperation with JETRO, including presentations of French technologies and guided tours based on the “industry of the future” theme; - A  Franco-American day  including B2B meetings between French and US companies and an opportunity for networking; - Presentations on what French products services have to offer to  Italian partners . The French government currently offers customised support to French small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and major companies in their efforts to work towards the industry of the future. At the heart of industrial innovation and the economy, French mechanical engineering helps to address major challenges of the future: demography and consumption, sustainable development and mobility, communication and connectivity. Today, priority is being given to: - modernising industrial hubs; - implementing the “Energy transition for green growth” act; - steering the “Plant of the Future” plan by integrating and promoting the circular economy: eco-design, waste prevention, recycling, extending the life span of products. Exhibitors on the French Pavilion can be found in the following halls:  industrial subcontracting  (forging, smelting, sheet metal working, machining),  integrated plant / digital factory  (production management, integrated processes and IT solutions), and  power generation  (supply, transport and storage of renewable and conventional energy). For the first time, France will also be represented in  Hall 8  (which focuses on “Industry 4.0”) at HANNOVER MESSE, showcasing French expertise under the  Créative France  banner in the following seven technological fields: -  digitalisation of the value chain -  automation, robotics -    additive manufacturing -  monitoring and control -    role of humans -  new materials -  green buildings Various demonstrations and technologies will also be showcased by the  Alliance Industrie du Futur (Industry of the Future Alliance) , as well as by regions, large companies, SMEs and start-ups. Other attendees at HANNOVER MESSE include: -  The  Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine  region ( https://www.cr-champagne-ardenne.fr/Pages/Accueil.aspx ), which boasts a particularly vibrant industrial hub and an economy that is very open to international markets. The region will be present at the French space dedicated to Industry 4.0 offered by Business France, along with the participation of around ten companies. These companies, selected in the context of the region’s Future Plant plan, offer innovative technological solutions to manufacturers to improve flexibility and connectivity. -   Orange Business Services  ( www.orange-business.com ), entrusted with facilitating the digital transformation of major industrial players, is a benchmark operator for the Internet of Things (IoT). Boasting expertise in service integration and an ecosystem of partners, Orange Business Services helps businesses achieve their big data and IoT potential, driving growth and innovation. -  The  SCS Cluster  ( www.pole-scs.org ) is based in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in the South of France and was founded in 2005. The ecosystem is an international leader in the fields of contactless technology, networks, M2M and mobile services, digital security and identities. It brings together more than 300 industry players including international industry leaders, research organisations, start-ups and 220 SMEs (220). Acting as an economic growth booster, the SCS Cluster helps SMEs on the road to growth through added-value services. Awarded “gold label” in 2013 in recognition of its excellence in management, the SCS Cluster is the third French cluster to obtain this recognition from European Cluster Initiative Excellence   (ECEI). -   Mécafuture  ( www.mecafuture.fr ), an alliance of economic and technical stakeholders for world-class industrial excellence. With over 1,100 industrial members, major groups and SMEs, leading universities, research centres and engineering schools, Mécafuture is the gateway to innovation in mechanics and materials in France. Members of this alliance have labelled more than 1,400 projects, representing a budget of more than €2 billion. Mécafuture comprises seven competitiveness clusters (Elastopôle, Mont Blanc Industries, Viameca, Materalia, Plastipolis, EMC2, PNB), a research cluster (Gospi), a technical and industrial centre (CETIM) and a professional organisation (FIM). Mécafuture is the French representative of the European Technology Platform, Manufuture. Come and visit the exhibitors on the French Pavilion: Hall 4: Industrial subcontracting (forging, smelting, sheet metal working, machining) ADIAMIX ,  BONIONI ,  BRILLA ,  DECAYEUX STI ,  POLIS PRECIS , PRECIFORGE,  RAYMOND BARRE , STCM ,  STEVENIN NOLLEVEAUX Hall 7: Integrated plant, production management, integrated processes and IT solutions DIOTASOFT ,  GRIDBEE COMMUNICATIONS ,  MONIXO ,  OPTIMDATA ,  ORIDAO ,  TELL ME PLUS , TEEPTRAK Hall 8: Industry 4.0 ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES ,  MECAFUTURE ,  SCS Cluster , with  EDITAG ,  IMXPAD  and  GRIDBEE COMMUNICATIONS REGION ALSACE-CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE-LORRAINE , supported by the European Union, with  2CRSI , 3D Morphoz ,   ACCELINN ,   BIOPTIMIZE ,   CPC ANALYTICS ,  DIVALTO ,  IMAG’ING ,  OPTA LP ,   VISUOL TECHNOLOGIES ,   VIZE SOFTWARE . Hall 13: Energy production, supply, transport and storage of renewable and conventional energy COGEBIO ,  DERANCOURT ,  DUBUIS ,  PROVENCE PROMOTION Hall 27: Hydrogen AFHYPAC ,  ALCRYS ,  ENGIE ,  HASKEL FRANCE ,  LAFON SAS ,  MAHYTEC ,  RAIGI ,  MCPHY Key mechanical engineering figures in France Source:  Fédération des industries mécaniques  (Federation of Mechanical Engineering Industries), October 2015 -  640,000 employees (leading industrial employer in France with 20% of industrial labour) -   30,300 businesses -   €120 billion in annual turnover, including nearly half for exports -  Ranked sixth in the world -   The metal transformation sector recorded increased business in 2014 (+1.4%).  Equipment, the other major sector of the mechanical engineering industry, improved (+1.7%) and the precision sector also increased (+2.5%). 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 programme. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between Ubifrance and the Invest in France Agency, 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 more information on Business France, visit  www.businessfrance.fr  or contact: Caroline Ourvouai, Information Officer Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 30 22 Email:  caroline.ourvouai@businessfrance.fr For more information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email:  fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr   
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Business France is op 1 januari 2015 ontstaan uit het samenvoegen van Business France, het Frans Agentschap voor de internationale ontwikkeling van bedrijven, en het AFII, het Frans Agentschap voor internationale investeringen. Business France Nederland is een onderdeel van de Ambassade van Frankrijk in Nederland dat Franse bedrijven begeleidt op de Nederlandse markt. Business France bestaat uit een team van 12 Franse en Nederlandse medewerkers en is onderverdeeld in vijf afdelingen. We bieden Franse bedrijven een breed pakket aan diensten en producten aan bij hun eerste stappen op de Nederlandse markt: informatie over exportmogelijkheden, juridische of reglementaire ontwikkelingen per branche, openbare aanbestedingen, brancheinformatie, marktonderzoek, bemiddeling bij samenwerkingsverbanden. In 2016 heeft Business France Nederland meer dan 200 bedrijven begeleid op deze veeleisende markt waar zeker mogelijkheden zijn voor gemotiveerde exporteurs die bereid zijn o

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