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DALBY hydraulic hooklifts to raise the roof at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018

Letizia Zitoli - 11-juil.-2018 12:57:17

DALBY designs and manufactures hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2 to 32-ton vehicle, roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. The French leader in roll-off transport and handling equipment market will be exhibiting at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 ( en/) in Hannover from 20 th  -27 th  September. They will be presenting a MAN truck fitted with a DALBY XHM3 hooklift. Among the benefits of the XHM3 hooklift: ·         The sliding jib enables the handling and transport of a larger range of containers of different lengths. ·          Optimised weight ·          Excellent stability : the hooklift’s height has been reduced. Its centre of gravity is lower, thus improving the overall stability. ·          Improved visibility : the hooklift’s structure has been refined. ·          Longevity and durability -           Engineering : improved robustness by casting parts (jib hook, articulations, rear hydraulic locking, container supports of tipping frame, rear rollers…). -           Hydraulics:  excellent reliability by using bigger pipe diameters and reduction of connections. ·          Easy to maintain -          Pneumatic and mechanical parts are simplified and integrated into the hooklift’s structure and are easily accessible -          In-cab pneumatic control box -          Parts coated with anti-rust coating -          Number of greasing points reduced Through its vast distribution and services network built up over the past 40, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers designed for efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and assembled in its own manufacturing sites and workshops. An elevated service DALBY’s strength lies in its adaptability and flexibility. The company benefits from in-house design and engineering teams who continuously develop and modernise their products, ensuring they conform to relevant regulations, and can tailor them to meet any specific needs: ·         Optimised payload ·         HLE steels ·         Reduced loading angle and height ·         Reduced loading time DALBY is looking to assist British providers in delivering suitable logistics solutions and facilitating the handling and transport of recyclable and non-recyclable products in the following sectors: ·         Environment ·         Agriculture ·         Transport ·         Construction ·         Rental ·         Trades ·         Public authorities and departments ·         Waste collection and transfer A loyal list of clients… DALBY’s customer portfolio comprises major French and international companies including: VEOLIA, SITA, VINCI, BOUYGUES as well as major truck makers: RENAULT, IVECO, VOLVO, MERCEDES-BENZ. That’s growing… For the last 2 years, DALBY has worked with an international network of 15 distributors and a sales office in Peru to expand its export services. Other recent achievements include truck sales in Africa for cotton farming and waste management activities as well as the signing of a distribution agreement in Canada, have helped establish DALBY’s credibility and international recognition. And looking to expand further in the UK Stuart Crowther,  CEO at  Powertec Vehicle Engineering Ltd ( ) (distributor for the UK market): "DALBY offers me, as UK dealer, a perfect support for sales but also after-sales thanks to professional dedicated team" This sentiment is confirmed by its customer J.B Schofield ( ), one of the foremost scrap metal buyers and sellers in the UK, which has been recycling since 1876:  "After testing several brands of hook lifts with lifetimes of more or less 5 years, we were very happy to discover the DALBY brand. Our oldest arm still works perfectly after 8 years! Having a local distributor bringing all the necessary service for the maintenance of this equipment is another undeniable advantage". About DALBY: Created in 1968 35% market share in France and 30 % Turnover in exports ISO 9001-2015 certification A  French Fab-labelled company : Introduced by the French government last autumn, French Fab brings together progressive French manufacturers with the goal of developing and promoting French manufacturing know-how worldwide. For more information, please contact: BENNES DALBY www.hooklift- Patrick Cordey, General Manager Tel: + 33 (0)5 53 41 55 80 / +33 (0)6 73 38 41 65 patrick.cordey@ For more information about this press release, please contact: Catherine Ryall, Business France UK catherine.ryall@ / 020 7024 3613

French Chemical Process Engineering Expertise On Show At Achema

Letizia Zitoli - 08-juin-2018 11:13:42

31 French companies and organisations will present their expertise and innovations to the global scientific and business community at this year’s Achema . Business France , the national agency for the international development of the French economy, is once again organising the French pavilion at the world’s biggest trade show for the chemical process industry and biotechnologies, taking place on 11 th  – 15 th  June 2018 in Frankfurt. The chemical industry in France in 2017 (source: Union des Industries Chimiques) ·         €70 billion in turnover ·         2 nd  in Europe behind Germany, 7 th worldwide ·         One of the main sectors contributing to France’s positive trade balance of +€8.6bn ·         Leader in the industrial export sector (€58.7bn) ·         3,335 businesses, 94% of which are micro-enterprises/ SMEs ·         €1.8bn spent on R&D ·         €3.1bn in investments Innovation In the engineering hall (9.2), Axelera, the regional Rhônes-Alpes innovation cluster for the chemical and environmental sectors will be exhibiting with SMEs and the Institut Carnot Chimie Balard Cirimat. For investors… Representatives from several French chemical parks will also be demonstrating how their sites are attractive destinations for foreign investors’ European development projects in the chemical and environmental sectors. 10 chemical parks will be exhibiting on a shared stand (hall 9.2, stand D12) with the aim of attracting new investments from major players or start-ups wishing to industrialise their innovations. …and the chemical and biochemical industry The French suppliers are highly diverse and work across many sectors: chemicals, petrochemicals, nuclear, energy, water, agri-food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and more. They supply equipment compliant with stringent environmental, health and safety standards and produce custom-made added-value equipment. Meet the French exhibitors in halls: -          8.0 – stand J4 - (Industrial valves, pumps & fittings) -          Hall 9.2 - stand D12 - (Engineering & Rhône-Alpes innovation cluster) -          Hall 11.1 - stand G3 - (Instrumentation, control and automation techniques): Find the full list of exhibitors in the catalogue  here . For more information, please contact: Guillaume Anfray, Chemical Industry Project Manager - Business France guillaume.anfray@  / +33 (0)1 40 73 34 52 en/home Catherine Ryall, Press Officer – Business France UK catherine.ryall@ / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 uk/

Orolia awarded $34m US Army contract for Personnel Recovery Devices

Letizia Zitoli - 31-mai-2018 13:25:32

Orolia, a global leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, has announced that its subsidiary McMurdo Inc. was awarded a $33,986,800 contract to manufacture Personnel Recovery Devices (PRD) for the US Army.   Their dual-mode, MIL-SPEC Personal Locator Beacon that will be integrated into the Army’s Personnel Recovery Support System (PRSS).   Capable of transmitting both open and secure signals (training-combat dual mode), the PRD will provide alerts and notification if a soldier: is alone in a remote area goes missing is detained is captured The positioning device will optimise successful rescue operations for soldiers in emergency situations through secure enhanced capabilities. Designed to meet military standards and specifications, it benefits from: improved accuracy smaller size lower weight and power (SWaP) requirements The PRD uses Orolia’s new robust PNT platform dedicated to Combat Search and Rescue (C-SAR) and other dismounted soldier-assured PNT applications.   2 nd major US contract for Orolia   “ We are extremely proud and honoured to have been selected by the US Army as the provider of this critical positioning. ” said Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO of Orolia.   “ This award, which follows the 2016 contract from the US Coast Guard to produce 16,000  FastFind 220  personal locator beacons, is a testimony to Orolia’s world leadership in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing ”, he added.   The Personnel Recovery Support System Personnel Recovery Device contract was awarded by the US Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland on behalf of the Army Air Warrior Product Management Office at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama with an estimated completion date of 6 th March 2022.   About Orolia   Orolia is a world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations. With expertise in government, maritime, aviation and enterprise sectors, Orolia provides virtually fail-safe GPS/GNSS and PNT products and solutions for their customers’ most mission-critical needs. Orolia’s European headquarters is in France, with a commercial presence in more than 100 countries worldwide.   

13 Fintech-stic Exhibitors At Money20/20 Europe 2018

Letizia Zitoli - 23-mai-2018 11:14:05

13 French Fintech startups will be exhibiting on the French Tech pavilion in Hall E30, powered by Business France for the 2nd time at Money 20/20 Europe ( . Over 5000 attendees from more than 1500 companies and 80 countries took part in last year’s show, this year’s edition in Amsterdam from 4 th  to 6 th  June 2018 is expected to be just as well attended. Fintech is the most dynamic sector  in French start-up landscape: in 2017, 36 companies raised €224.7m (£197m). Additionally, several public and private initiatives have been put in place to boost Fintechs further (incubators launched by major banks and insurance companies, creation of a one-stop shop dedicated to FinTechs by the ACPR and the AMF, etc.), in a regulatory framework that is particularly favourable to banking and finance start-ups. Since 2015, FinTechs have featured among the 5 leading sectors for risk-capital investment in France (after Internet services, software, technologies & biotechnology and life sciences). The FinTechs on the French Tech pavilion (hall E30) cover a range of sub-sectors, including: payment methods, security, data management, financial services and retail. •  AEVATAR   has created a digital ID wallet, fully compliant with GDPR. There are 3 parts to this community interest company’s wallet: a mobile app only accessible via facial recognition, an electric safe which stores personal identity documents as well as a programming interface which incorporates an ID management system and company access. •  AriadNEXT   : operates cloud-based automatic and real-time ID document verification services. Under the brand name IDCHECK.IO, AriadNEXT’s ID verification solutions provide an easier and improved customer experience when dealing with KYC procedures online or in-store. •  BLECKWEN   has been developing its expertise in the communications, data and devices security industry for 30 years. Their expertise lies in multiple complementary technologies (telecom/Cloud, cryptography, software) to secure the digital transformation of companies, critical operators and public organisations. •  DEJAMOBILE  is a software solution provider specialised in Mobile Transaction Services. Their solutions help businesses in the payment, retail and transport industries to develop interactive and secure mobile services using contactless and proximity technologies (NFC, QR Code and Bluetooth Smart). •  FAMOCO   develops secure professional Android devices, to facilitate digital transformation for mobile workforce management, mobile payments, and urban mobility. Their range of secure, remotely managed devices has already been deployed in more than 200,000 devices in over 30 countries. It counts Orange Mobile Money, Alipay and WeChat among its customers. •  FLUO develops APIs for PSPs, merchants, banks and insurers to optimise the insurance experience and conversion. By integrating insurance recommendations within the payment process, Fluo offers a unique solution to improve merchants’ margins and customer loyalty while decreasing insurance distribution costs. •  PAYTWEAK    turns payment into a new customer experience through its universal payment technology directly connected to 500 banks and PSP accross the world. Paytweak also authenticates every card holder in real time, preserving the customer’s banking data privacy and able to provide full PCI DSS compliance to any call centre within minutes. •  SAB   provides services for the digital transformation of retail banking. It offers integrated and value-added services such as implementation & consulting, Tier 3 level support, cloud based banking (SaaS), training on SAB usage, Business Process Operations (BPO) and more . •  HIPAY   is a global payment provider processing more than €2bn (£1.75m) annually across 150 countries and 220 payment types. By harnessing data analytics, they help deliver valuable customer insights that enable their clients’ businesses to succeed. •  BOLDEN    is an alternative financing platform for innovative and dynamic SMEs, which allows retailers and institutional investors to directly fund the real economy . •  BUDGET INSIGHT  Budget Insight is an AIS (Account Information Service) that allows its clients to connect their apps to their users’ bank. Budget Insight also offers a PFM solution (Personal Finance Management App) for banks and insurance companies. •  STREAMMIND    views technology as a service. It is a leading European company in the field of high software technologies . •  ISOFT   ’s high-tech solutions are the result of 25 years of specialist expertise and R&D. Their software enables business users to get the most out of their data directly from end to end . A catalogue with further details on the French startups on the French Tech pavilion is available upon request. For further information, to connect or organise a meeting with the startups, please contact: Joanna Routaboul, Project Manager, Retail Tech & FinTech Joanna.routaboul@ For further information about this press release, please contact: Catherine Ryall, Press Officer catherine.ryall@ / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 uk/

New French Cidre 330mls win Gold, Silver & Bronze at ICC Awards 2018

Letizia Zitoli - 15-mai-2018 15:39:10

• Recently launched 6Somewhere 330ml Dry cidre “La Douleur Exquise” won Gold at the International Challenge Cider Awards announced this Monday (14th May) in the Naturally Sparkling category • No other producer won Gold, Silver and Bronze in their category. • 6Somewhere’s two other flavours (Sweet – Silver winner; and Semi-Dry – Bronze winner) • Run by Drinks Retailing News magazine, the competition is now in its ninth year and judges praised the consistent quality of the 249 entries this time around • Only two golds, and two silvers were awarded in Naturally sparkling category • Chairman of the tasting judges and ciderologist, Gabe Cook, said “We had a record number of entries this year, which makes it one of the largest cider competitions in the world in terms of the number of producers entered.   • Owner of 6Somewhere, Rik Roberts, said “Our Cidre is made from 100% apples, with no added sugar, and is gluten free. These prestigious awards should give consumers the confidence to try our cidres, and the fact they are now available in a 330ml bottle means that they are more accessible from a price perspective too!” • The brand is aimed at anyone who wants a great-tasting, natural apple cider – it’s always 6 Somewhere, don’t forget! • Koppaberg (£146M) and Rekorderlig (£39.6M) retail sales in 2017. Assume £2.00 Average RRP. Assume sugar analysis for 2 sample sku’s reflective across the brands (i.e. 43g and 39.5g). This equals 2,920 TONNES of sugar per annum in the grocery channel just on these two brands! Nothing but apples and craft 6Somewhere Ltd are working with the Huet and the Dupont families from Normandie. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created four delicious gluten-free cidres for the UK market, made from 100% apples. There’s an awful lot of chat going on at the moment about ‘craft’ especially in beer. However, no-one’s really doing anything different in cider. So, if you think that using only the finest quality produce, utilising years of experience and expertise and then calling your mate who has a bottling plant on the back of his lorry to bottle your product is ‘craft’ - then you’d love our Premier Cru from the Dupont family! Why not pair meals with cider? The sweet cidre is a perfect aperitif, and at 2.5% ABV, an attractive alternative to fizzy wines for those who want to reduce their alcohol intake. The semi-dry cidre, at 4.0%, goes fantastically with pork (sausages, ribs and chops) and also chicken, and due to its premium packaging would be a great alternative to wine when going to some friends for dinner. 51% of consumers surveyed by Lightspeed/Mintel stated that apple was their favourite flavour of cider – so what a pity so few of them currently contain much of it! According to a recent survey conducted by Canvas 8 for Heineken ’Taste (41%) and quality (32%) are the priorities when choosing an alcoholic drink’. COMPANY BIO 6Somewhere was founded by Rik Roberts who worked at PepsiCo and Red Bull looking after several consumer channels and supermarket customers. RIK@6SOMEWHERE.COM       +44 7890 275420            Notes to editors: 1. 6 Somewhere founded in July 2016 by Rik Roberts 2. Their cidres have won the Royal 3 Counties Show in 2017, been a finalist at the Grocer Drinks awards 2017, as well as winning two Diplomas at the British Bottling Institute Drinks Competition 2017. 3. Mission Statement: Bringing French, premium quality, 100% natural, cidre to the UK 4. Company founded because: - UK law states that to be classed as cider, the liquid must contain only 35% apple or pear juice or concentrate. In France it is 100%. - As a result, many merely legally compliant ciders are, in effect, this generations’ alcopops – filled with added sugar, flavourings and colourings. - Our Cidre contains nothing but apples – crazy, we know! - Almost impossible to buy French Cidre in the UK currently (1 product in M&S; 1 in JS) 5. The product is available in 330ml bottles with a crown cap, and in 750ml bottles with a champagne cork

French Retail tech on display at RBTE 2018

Letizia Zitoli - 17-avr.-2018 12:16:09

  13 French exhibitors make up the only national pavilion (stands F200 and F208) at this year’s Retail Business Technology Expo in London on 2 nd and 3 rd May 2018.   The French retail industry is the 3 rd largest in Europe in terms of revenue (£385.65bn in 2016), after Germany (£470.7bn) and the UK (£403bn) according to the French national statistics bureau. Gathering over 520,000 brick and mortar stores , its growth is now largely driven by e-commerce – or more specifically, m-commerce. In 2017, 27 million French consumers spent more than £70bn on online purchases (14.3% annual growth). The number of online merchants keeps increasing, now standing at around 170,000.   Retail Tech is one of the most dynamic sectors for the start-up ‘ecosystem’ in France: in 2017, 44 companies raised £195.8m , second only to the FinTech sector. Globally, the retail industry faces major challenges with the balance between physical and online retail still in transition. Customers demand more from retailers, whether it be in terms of shopping experience or services. The French Tech Pavilion exhibitors on stands F200 and F208 are keen to meet British retailers and seek out foreign partners to help them overcome these challenges: Omnichannel & Ecommerce Platforms   KALIOP is a leading digital agency that supports retailers’ digital ventures to create a unique and global purchasing experience.   ONESTOCK has developed an omnichannel enablement software suite for retailers which optimises order processes, both in-store and online . Jigsaw, in partnership with OneStock, won the Best Multichannel Retailer award at Drapers Digital Festival 2017. PROXIMIS is an e-commerce platform: a smart order management engine and an in-store sales application. Proximis was chosen by Gartner as a platform of reference for digital commerce.   STORETAIL is a digital advertising platform aimed at empowering e-commerce retailers and their vendors with technology to generate incremental revenue and boost sales. Having raised $9 million, Storetail invests heavily in R&D: of their 60+ employees, 50% are fully dedicated to R&D.   Instore Customer Experience Services   AKOUSTIC ARTS ’s directional speaker “A” uses pioneering ultra-directional sound technology.   It’s like listening to music , without headphones.   OCCI specialises in in-store customer behaviour analysis to improve shopper experience and in turn, increase sales.   Online Customer Experience Tools   ALCMEON is a SaaS customer interaction management tool that enables retailers and brands to transform their social media accounts into 24/7 premium customer service channels. REACHFIVE is a c ustomer identity and access management (CIAM) platform aimed at improving customer experience through advanced authentication management.   SPREAD & COLE ’s platform enables retailers and brands to report defective products, order their removal from stores and manage these withdrawn stocks.       SOYOOZ is a unique recommendation tool, based on intended use. Developed using AI, it is capable of providing recommendations for all types of products and services, on the web and in-store, on many devices using different interfaces (web, apps, chatbot, etc.).   UNTIENOTS used AI and machine learning algorithms to develop the ‘Loyalty Challenge’, a promotion personalisation platform. No more mass promotions, shoppers receive targeted coupons and take part in gamified challenges to earn rewards on their favourite products.   And more BOTFUEL is an enterprise-grade chatbot builder platform for developers to run and manage highly conversational chatbots.   USERS LOVE iT has created negOptim, a cloud-based app suite for retailers that covers business and marketing strategy, including negotiation processes, promotional event management and budgets.   For further information, to connect or organise a meeting with the startups, please contact:   Catherine Ryall, Press Officer / + 44(0) 207 024 3613     About Business France   The French Tech Pavilion at RBTE is organised by Business France, the national agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the economic image and attractiveness of France, its companies and regions. It runs and develops the V.I.E. international internship program. Please visit the Business France website for more information.  

5 French startups to watch at Dublin Tech Summit 2018

Catherine Ryall - 29-mars-2018 11:39:18

The 1 st  edition of  Dublin Tech Summit  in 2017 was one of Europe’s largest tech conferences with  7,835,981 social media impressions, 10,000 attendees (53% international) , 100+ startups, 264 speakers, 69 countries represented and 46 partners. On the back of this success, we are pleased to announce that a French Tech delegation selected by  Business France   will be exhibiting in the  French Tech Area, in the Startup Exhibition Hall , for the duration of the Summit. Read all about the 5 high-potential and rapidly developing startups that will represent France on  18 th  and 19 th  April in Dublin . KEYMETRICS • French software startup, Keymetrics, has developed PM2, an open source process manager for Node.js apps • PM2 has been downloaded more than 45m times and is currently used by big names including Paypal and Tesla • More than 800 developer teams around the world pay for PM2 Plus, the monitoring extension, to monitor, repair errors, programme alerts and scan slow transactions • PM2 Enterprise enables corporations to carefully manage their extended node.js infrastructure with the expertise of the dedicated node.js support team, training, as well as custom dashboards and features. QARE • Qare is a medical service that connects French patients living in France and abroad with GPs and trained specialists practicing in France. • See a doctor via video consultation in less than 5 minutes, 7 days a week from your computer or smartphone • Obtain a medical prescription valid in France and Europe. The app provides a digital health record, personalised medical alerts and health programme. • More than 10 000 members, more than 2 000 consultations, more than 100 patients, 50% repeat usage, more than 50 physicians and 96% patients satisfied. • An innovative benefit for large companies to improve employees’ well-being and health AXIONE • With more than 15 years’ experience and 1,100 employees, Axione, a subsidiary of Bouygues Energies & Services, is designing and building FTTH networks in the South East of Ireland • Axione offers telecommunication services for Irish companies and telecom operators, including dedicated networks (e.g. for site & data centre interconnections) , international wholesale services (Ireland, UK, France and Africa) and radio indoor coverage for office buildings, stadiums and malls • Axione supports the local economy by contributing to the development of local businesses and creating sustainable jobs through training KUZZLE • Kuzzle is a fast-growing tech startup founded in 2016. It enables global banks, media publishing and healthcare companies to accelerate their digital innovation. • Kuzzle is a next generation Backend platform designed to power Mobile, Web and IoT apps. • Their clients include Crédit Agricole Bank, BioGen Inc., William Reed UK, Comexposium Paris and the French Institute for Public Health. • Kuzzle won the Orange Lab award 2016 in Tokyo NOMADMUSIC • Created in 2014, NoMadMusic is a classical, jazz & world music record label. The startup aims to open the borders of musical repertoires and promote access to music to the widest and most diverse audiences possible. • NoMadMusic also designs digital solutions. Their app, NomadPlay, is launching this year. It allows music lovers to play alongside the greatest artists and orchestras in the world. For instance, if you play the piano, it will digitally remove the original piano from the piece and it is up to you to play the piece. • NoMadMusic has won a number of prizes including the City of Paris’ Innovation Prize. For further information, to connect or organise a meeting with the startups, please contact: Guilhem Sirven, Trade Adviser, United Kingdom & Ireland guilhem.sirven@ For further information on this press release: Catherine Ryall, Press Officer catherine.ryall@ / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 uk/ About Business France Business France is the French agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the economic image and attractiveness of France, its companies and regions. It runs and develops the V.I.E. international internship program. Please visit the  Business France website   for more information.

Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK  is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating the UK’s investment in France. Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE Programme in the UK. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. In September 2015, Patrick Manon was appointed the new Director of Business France in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at Business France in Paris, which manages the recruitment of t


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