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French Pavilion at Propak Event

Wilailak Lakdee - 05-juin-2017 04:39:01
  French Pavilion at Propak event Meet the French expertise Bangkok - Propak Asia 2017 - June 14 to June 17 Hall 102, Booth-BK 21-BK3 5   Business France will be running a French Pavilion at Propak Asia 2017, the 25 th International Processing and Packaging Technology Event for Asia. This event provides a not-to-be-missed annual meeting for the professionals of the Processing and Packaging industry.   Propak Asia 2017 will present 18 international groups with independent exhibitors from 45 countries. In this promising industry, France occupies a prominent position. French companies are particularly well known for their high standard quality service and their use of new technologies and innovations, which correspond to the current Thai market expectations. For the occasion, Business France will be running a French Pavilion with 16 French professionals specialized in the Processing and Packaging industry. They will bring their expertise from different areas, such as service provider, machine manufacturer and industrial integrator.   French innovation also concerns the manufacture of packaging machines, such as ANEOLIA - Manufacturer of instruments for packaging integrity, CLEXTRAL - Turnkey processing lines that integrate extruders, dryers and ancillary equipment and REVTECH - Specializes in custom-made industrial solutions for the heat treatment of dry ingredients.   This year French Pavilion is also hosting GEPPIA, a group of 85 of the most dynamic equipment manufacturers in France, which account for nearly 50% of their turnover in export.   GEPPIA presents an innovative animation at Propak Asia 2017 : a complete immersion of 3 minutes in virtual reality to follow the journey of a food product on a packaging line. This "serious game" is a playful way to highlight the ability of French manufacturers and equipment manufacturers to enforce and to integrate new technologies into their proposition at French Tech.   Virtual reality represents an incredible field of investigation: remote development of complete lines, multi-vendor design, maintenance and training. The French manufacturers intend to use these new technologies to maintain their level of excellence. All the innovations of GEPPIA can be found at http://www.virtual-packaging-line.com/index.php/en/press-kit         List of exhibitors in the Business France pavilion :   Aneolia: Gas instruments for packaging control Bipea : Provider of proficiency testing programs Boccard : Industrial integrator – Global process solutions Clextral: Turnkey processing lines that integrate extruders, dryers and ancillary equipment Gecitech : Hoses and fittings manufacturer Geppia : Packaging & Processing machinery – The French Trade Association Hydrolock : Continuous sterilizers for food, beverages and dairy industries Karlville Development: Pouch making & filling, shrink sleeve, tape handle & bundle equipment   Pakea : Converting and packaging machine manufacturer Quenard : Labelling – Coding – Identification – Filling – Capping Revtech : Heat treatment equipment for dry ingredient Sairem : Manufacturer of microwave & radio frequency equipment Scaime : Weighing and sensing for industry Socaps : Technical services providers United Caps : Development, production and sale of plastic caps and closures. I.C.E.  : water treatment solutions to the beverage industry   solutions to the beverage

Invest in France Seminar

Jean-François Goumy - 23-janv.-2017 03:53:35
  PRESSRELEASE     Investin France Seminar, January 19 th   Uniqueinvestment and innovation partnerships opportunities   For the 2nd Edition of the Invest in France’s Month, the Embassy of France inThailand, Business France, Board of Trade of Thailand and the Franco-ThaiChamber of Commerce held a successful seminar at the French ambassador’sResidence to promote investment and innovation opportunities in France.   More than 100 participants coming from major Thai Companies attended the event andcould learn and exchange on how to invest in France thanks to key speakers fromBNP Paris bank and KPMG Thailand Consultancy Company. One panel on Frenchsectors in France and opportunities allowed Thai participants to better understandstrengths of France in key sectors like Tourism and Hospitality with AccorHotels, the food industry with French CEO of Central Food Retail, Energy withEngie Group and Innovation/Technology with Dassault Systemes. A second panel permittedto share experience with already Thai investors in France or linked to Francevia technological partnerships: PTTGC, Thai Union Group, Double A, Sea Value,Mitr Phol.   Thai investments in France represent more than 40% of ASEAN investments in France,that’s to say Thailand ranks second after Singapore.   France is the second European trade partner of Thailand and Thailand is the secondtrade partner in ASEAN for France. The two countries share a long relationshiphistory as this year will be celebrated 160 years of diplomatic relationshipbetween France and Thailand. More than 300 French companies have set up abusiness in Thailand and employ more than 30.000 people.   The French economy is opento foreign investors   More than 30,000 French companies have set up business in foreign countries, while more than 20,000foreign companies have made job-creating investments in France.   With over 960 investment decisions that created ormaintained nearly 33,700 jobs, in 2015 France was Europe’s second leading recipient of job-creating investment (source:Business France Europe Observatory) and has been the leading destination in Europe for job-creating foreign investment projectsin industry for the last 15 years (EY, 2016).   Foreign companies invested primarily in production/manufacturing operations, which accounted for 30% ofall foreign investments in France. The number of R&D, engineering anddesign projects remained high, amounting to 9% of all foreign investmentdecisions. Foreign-owned subsidiaries in France were responsible for 28% of allbusiness enterprise R&D expenditure nationwide, spending €8.6 billion, andmore than 30% of French exports.   Over 140 ASEAN companies are established in Franceincluding PTTGC, THAI UNION FROZEN, DOUBLE A and SEA VALUE. Investments fromASEAN come mainly from Singapore and Thailand. More than 4000 jobs created ormaintained since 2010, mainly decision-making centers, most of which were firsttime investments, and production/manufacturing operations. The agri-food sectorrepresented more than half of overall ASEAN investment in France in 2015.   France is an attractivecountry   France has a numerousadvantages for attracting foreign investment:   Market size and location: France was the world’s fifth largest economy in2015 after the United States, China, Japan, and Germany. France’s location,combined with first-class multimodal transport infrastructure, makes it anideal springboard to other countries, continents and world regions acrossEurope, Africa and the Middle East. A highly productiveworkforce: France is a country inwhich education is a key priority. Labor productivity is high in France on botha per-employee and hourly basis: France is ranked seventh in the world forhourly labor productivity. The competitiveness and tax credit (CICE) has helpedmanufacturers in France to enhance their cost-competitiveness. A land of innovation: France outstripped all its European counterparts inthe 2015 Technology Fast 500 de Deloitte for the number of fast-growingtechnology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. France was alsoranked first in Europe and third in the world in the Thomson Reuters Top 100Global Innovators. The French tax system offers the most generous R&D taxtreatment in the world, thanks to France’s research tax credit. A land of enterprise: France is a very buoyant market for net enterprisecreation. In 2015, a total of 526,060 companies were founded, including nofewer than 10,000 startups. In addition, France’s attractiveness as aninvestment location is also enhanced by its robust high-quality financialsystem, the strength and diversity of its industrial base, and high quality oflife.     CONTACT     Mrs.   Phutachart CHAIWATANA Senior Investment Advisor Tel. +66 2627 2185 phutachart.chaiwatana@businessfrance.fr    

IN - COSMETICS ASIA 2016

Chuenrat Mengtrakul - 05-oct.-2016 10:33:39
  Business France , The French Trade Commission of the Embassy of France in Thailand , will be pleased to welcome you at the French Pavilion on the occasion of “IN – COSMETICS ASIA 2016” Trade Show,  BITEC – Bangna.       France is the leading supplier of ingredients servicing the cosmetic industry in Thailand and in ASEAN countries. 12 French companies will showcase the French Touch at the France pavilion run by Business France at In-Cosmetics Asia - Bangkok - on November 8 - 10, 2016.       On this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Gilles Garachon , the French Ambassador to Thailand, will visit the French Pavilion on Tuesday 8 th November 2016, 11:30am. He will be pleased to greet you with all French participants.       For your information, we have attached herewith the press release regarding French Pavilion at IN-COSMETICS ASIA 2016.   The catalogue of the French participants can be downloaded via http://businessfrance.jpm-associes.com/in-cosmetics-asia/           Please confirm your participation to :   Tawan Pathumpech ( คุณ ตะวัน ) Tel. 02   627 2181 - tawan.pathumpech@businessfrance.fr or   Chuenrat Mengtrakul ( คุณ ชื่นรัตน์)     Tel: 02   627 2179 - chuenrat.mengtrakul@businessfrance.fr  

IN - COSMETICS ASIA 2016

Chuenrat Mengtrakul - 05-oct.-2016 10:33:39
  Business France , The French Trade Commission of the Embassy of France in Thailand , will be pleased to welcome you at the French Pavilion on the occasion of “IN – COSMETICS ASIA 2016” Trade Show,  BITEC – Bangna.       France is the leading supplier of ingredients servicing the cosmetic industry in Thailand and in ASEAN countries. 12 French companies will showcase the French Touch at the France pavilion run by Business France at In-Cosmetics Asia - Bangkok - on November 8 - 10, 2016.       On this occasion, His Excellency Mr. Gilles Garachon , the French Ambassador to Thailand, will visit the French Pavilion on Tuesday 8 th November 2016, 11:30am. He will be pleased to greet you with all French participants.       For your information, we have attached herewith the press release regarding French Pavilion at IN-COSMETICS ASIA 2016.   The catalogue of the French participants can be downloaded via http://businessfrance.jpm-associes.com/in-cosmetics-asia/           Please confirm your participation to :   Tawan Pathumpech ( คุณ ตะวัน ) Tel. 02   627 2181 - tawan.pathumpech@businessfrance.fr or   Chuenrat Mengtrakul ( คุณ ชื่นรัตน์)     Tel: 02   627 2179 - chuenrat.mengtrakul@businessfrance.fr  

French Pavilion at Propak Event

Jean-François Goumy - 16-juin-2016 11:37:49
  French Pavilion at Propak event   Bangkok - Propak Asia 2016 - June 15 to June 18       Business France will be running a French Pavilion at Propak Asia 2016, the 24 th International Processing and Packaging Technology Event for Asia. This event provides a not-to-be-missed annual meeting for the professionals of the Processing and Packaging industry.       In spite of a sluggish economy in Thailand, the Packaging and Processing industry stays dynamic. New trends and consumer behaviors constitute a challenge for the industry which constantly evolves and innovates. In response, international suppliers are establishing and expanding businesses to satisfy the demand. In this evolving environment, Propak Asia is a key meeting point to enable professionals to exchange and discuss business opportunities.       Propak Asia 2016 will present 16 international groups with independent exhibitors from 45 countries. In this promising industry, France occupies a prominent position. French companies are particularly well known for their high standard quality service and their use of new technologies and innovations, which correspond to the current Thai market expectations. For the occasion, Business France will be running a French Pavilion with 12 French professionals specialized in the Processing and Packaging industry. They will bring their expertise from different areas, such as service provider, machine manufacturer and industrial integrator.  

French aeronautical industry set for new heights as global demand skyrockets

Chutima CHANKUNASUKA - 19-déc.-2014 04:57:49
Airbus, headquartered in the French city of Toulouse, projects that the global number of in service passenger aircrafts will double by 2033, to 31,400. The usual suspects can explain this rise in demand: change in demographics in developing economies, and tastes and preferences of their emerging middle class. Who will benefit from this near certain doubling of the market? Certainly one of the strongest cases comes from Airbus and the rest of the 3,000 French companies working in the field of aerospace.   More than Airbus     The European aviation industry, the production, maintenance and support of civil aircraft, is currently second largest in the world following the US’s Boeing led sector. It is undeniably integral to France in producing jobs and growth, as it is the largest foreign looking sector with 22 billion euros in net exports. Many SMEs depend and service Airbus and these will directly benefit from the impending expansion of the giant’s aircraft deliveries, as for the A320 for example, rising from 42 to the target of 50 planes per month.   Aside Airbus’s presence, there are many smaller companies that have succeeded independently and are capturing attention abroad. For example, Mapaero produces paint for airplane interiors and exteriors, such as for aircraft’s wheels. They rapidly acquire new airlines as clients, the company being particularly innovative as its products are in line with recent EU regulations restricting chemicals in paint. The company’s attempts to limit impact on environment will also secure it a bright future.   Ready for Take Off   The French aviation industry is currently well diversified, mature and a world leader. What are its prospects for the future? It seems hard for things to get better, but it certainly looks this way. Brice Robin, Ubifrance’s project head explains that the industry is not lingering on its current successes: “Yes, over the last 100 years France has a history with aviation. This however is never enough, and we have to look to innovation for the future. For example French companies spend an average of 14% of their revenues on R&D.”   Innovation is incredibly important for France to extend its advantage in a market that requires the utmost quality in order to ensure the security and longevity of its very expensive products to its prospective clients. Mr. Robin adds that there is an industry pressure for firms to “deliver faster, perfect parts with high level of quality, and better products with new technology, such as lower weight.”   There are competitors arising in developing markets such as Brazil, China and Russia. However, they are likely to have difficulty in competing with France’s knowhow and completeness of services.   Mr. Robin explains, as an example, that the French maintenance’s market provides a one-stop shop for clients and this reduces costs as well as being convenient: “Today buyers don’t only look at the cost of aircraft, but also the maintenance and all else surrounding the aircraft since they will keep the aircraft for 25 to 35 years. They will also be renovating the aircraft interior every 5 to 10 years.” An airline doing business in France will not only purchase from Airbus but also look to other French companies, some located as near as the Toulouse metropolitan area, that provide maintenance and other support in usage such as refurbishment.     Mr. Robin puts this all in perspective of the emerging competition of the French industry: “Clients cannot supply all of their parts and components from a new player in an emerging market because some technologies, materials, designs, and new processes there will not be available and this is a French advantage.“ For example, for the maintenance of certain structural parts that are produced by Airbus, there is a requirement of special certification that can only be found amongst French engineers.   Ubifrance and French SMEs   Ubifrance helps French companies find clients and partners abroad. For example, Win MS participated with Ubifrance at trade shows in Dubai and was able to attain contacts with local airlines. Their aeronautical maintenance equipment were very impressive to Qatar Air, world’s second most preferred airline according to the World Airline Awards.     Aeroform provides repairing equipment for composite materials, much of which can be found in the structure of modern aircrafts. The company was looking for one distributor in Spain and Germany, and with help of Ubifrance was able to attain a list of seven to ten possible suitors in each of the markets. In three months they signed one distributor in each country and are now working with Ubifrance to achieve the same results in the Russian market.     For further information about French exporting companies, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/companies.aspx?k=&z=&c=&ca=3&sca=75   Airbus : http://www.airbus.com/   Aeroform : http://www.aeroform-france.fr/   Mapaero : http://www.mapaero.com/en/    

Silver Lining in French Economy

Chutima CHANKUNASUKA - 24-nov.-2014 05:18:36
Silver Lining in French Economy   France’s Silver Economy is turning into a precious commodity, growing at 4% during the past few years and projected to create 300,000 jobs by 2020. The high value resource behind the silver economy is expected to grow healthily, providing an abundant market for French and foreign business. However, the most shocking element of this market is that it has nothing to do with metals.   Products for consumers over the age of 65 In fact the silver economy is a term that refers to the economy that produces products for consumers over the age of 65, who require services tailored to their specific tastes and needs, from accommodation to health and leisure.   According to demographic projections, 23 million French people or simply one third of the population will be over 65 by 2030 . Many other European and Western countries are experiencing similar developments in their demographics and their retirees are searching for communities across the continents that are very specific. Furthermore, wealthy retirees from Eastern countries are also looking for lifestyles with a certain quality that they may not be able to find so readily back home.   In France : a focus on health and quality of living Amina Sambou, project manager of the Silver Economy at Ubifrance, is confident that France can excel in servicing the domestic and foreign market: “in France, we have a focus on health and quality of living which has already created a market with a strong infrastructure for retirees who are interested in quality of living.” Therefore it is not a surprise that French companies are experiencing interest from consumers in countries like Japan, South Korea, and China who, according to Mrs. Sambou, are “interested in the French way of ageing.”   New French companies are already popping up in anticipation of vast opportunities in the next decade. Silver Valley is the French answer of California’s Silicon Valley, combining technology and location to create a future for the Silver Economy.   Less than 10 kilometers from Paris, this collaboration of French businesses will create a nexus for all sides of the market: research facilities for innovation partners, a business park for product and service oriented businesses, and attractive real state for retirees.   The older market segments will become more relevant for all businesses in the next decade Demographics, such as longer life expectancy, decrease in birthrate and retirement of the ‘baby boomer’ generation are certainly reasons why the older market segments will become more relevant for all businesses in the next decade. However, this is not the only reason why businesses need to stay ahead of the market: seniors in France represent 43% of income, 60% of real estate and 72% of financial investments. Therefore, it’s not just the size of the market but also its focus on high value products, which make it a priority for all business strategists.   The French organization in this market is unparalleled.   Six French regions have been chosen to lead the Silver Economy in France Six French regions have been chosen to lead the Silver Economy in France, with each producing its own nexus similar to that of Silver Valley. Another example is Toulouse’s aptly named campaign “So Toulouse.” The 4 th city in France has been recently made famous for being recession proof – a beacon of private sector growth in France over the last decade. Part of the success of this city and region has been its focus on education and technological innovation. This has translated into smart services for seniors, including smart homes, e-health services, and a hospital solely dedicated to the elderly. Also, the region’s status as the 2 nd most popular agro food region in France does not hurt its already fantastic pitch.   So far it seems that a large part of the French know-how has to do with elements rooted in France itself. However, much of the French advantage is exportable, and French companies have been finding successes in such events as last June’s Silver Economy connection in Atlanta.   Two pilot programs with two large senior living and homecare organizations… Sandrine Sauvage-Mack, Senior Trade Advisor at Ubifrance, recounts how the French multi product and service conglomerate La Valeriane was able to secure two pilot programs with two large senior living and homecare organizations:   “After a great first impression with Leading Age, the American Federation for the ageing populations, they were certain to add more pilots and clinical trials with American universities and research centers.” Ubifrance, the French agency for export promotion with 80 offices over seas , will continue promote French companies at events dedicated to the French Silver Economy abroad and at home.   Clic here for more information about French companies http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/search.aspx  
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