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Unilever announces partnership platform to help tackle global climate challenges

Unilever and a host of industry partners have today announced the creation of an open platform to combine their market research forces in addressing key global development and sustainability challenges, www.paragonpartnerships.com. With the United Nations Global Goals agreed and in motion, industry, governments and individuals can all play their part in contributing to the 17 point plan which aims to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. With no one single body or organisation able to find a solution to al... Read More »

P&G Divests Hipoglós Brand to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

The transaction, for an undisclosed amount, is expected to close in the next 4 to 6 months subject to necessary regulatory approvals. The Hipoglós® brand has been present for over 70 years in Brazil. It is one of the most traditional brands among Brazilian moms, loved and trusted during generations to care and protect their babies’ skin from diaper rash. About Procter & Gamble P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, ... Read More »

Excitement Guaranteed – the New 2016 Porsche 911 R

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Produced as part of a limited production series, the original 911 R (R for Racing) was entered in rallies, in the Targa Florio and in world record runs. Like its legendary predecessor, the new 911 R features a systematic lightweight construction, a high level of performance and an unfiltered driving experience. The 911 R is limited to 991 units worldwide, and represents the lightest available version of the 911 with a curb weight of just 3021 pounds. Powered by a 500 hp four-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine which is mated to a six-spee... Read More »

Volvo Cars calls on automotive industry to standardize electric car charging

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To support this drive towards a global standard for electric car charging, Volvo Cars has decided to throw its weight behind the Charging Interface Initiative, a consortium of stakeholders that was founded to establish their Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging battery-powered vehicles. Volvo Cars is one of the leading makers of plug-in hybrid cars and will offer a plug-in hybrid variant on every new model as it replaces its entire product portfolio in the coming years. It will introduce a fully electric vehicle by 201... Read More »

Crédipar launches Interparc Connect Management, a new fleet management solution for professionals

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Designed as a telematic fleet management system, Interparc Connect Management is a one-stop solution for retrieval of data from the on-board computers of connected vehicles. In addition to information relating to long-term lease financing contracts, notably excess use alerts, amendments, vehicle renewals, servicing and maintenance, Interparc Connect Management can upload reliable vehicle-related data, notably real-time mileage, excess mileage alerts, fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and geolocation. Interparc Connect Management relies on a te... Read More »

Bentley Motors Launches 2016 Apprentice Rectuitment Drive

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Applications open from 12th March at www.bentleycareers.com for six weeks, with an open day to be held on the same day at Bentley's headquarters in Crewe, where prospective apprentices can find out more. Bentley has created over 100 apprentice opportunities in the past two years, maintaining the company's future talent focus. Commenting on the latest recruitment drive, Marlies Rogait, Member of the Board for Human Resources, said: "Bentley's apprenticeship scheme offers a solid foundation upon which to build the skills and knowledge required... Read More »

Nestlé celebrates 150 Years of ‘Good Food, Good Life’ in Switzerland

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From March 3rd, Swiss Post will sell in all post offices a commemorative stamp honouring Henri Nestlé. It features his portrait and signature in front of the first Nestlé factory in Vevey. In May Nestlé will publish a new history book entitled ‘Nestlé – The Leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company’ with editions in English, French and German. The book contains historical material from the Nestlé Archive covering the last century and a half with a particular focus on the last ten years. In June a new discovery centre which celebrates... Read More »

The best is still to come: Volvo CEO

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Mr Samuelsson said he was proud to have reported that Volvo’s operating profit margin increased from 1.6 per cent in 2014 to 4 per cent in 2015, but pointed out that this was around half the level being generated by its competitors in the premium segment. “Volvo’s transformation is nowhere near complete. The company’s revitalisation has been effective so far, but work remains to be done and we are entirely focused on the future. The next stage in Volvo’s expansion will be even more exciting than the first.” Volvo is implementing a sweepin... Read More »

The FXX K wins the IF Gold Award

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The jury had this to say of its merits: “The Ferrari FXX K, created by the designers of Ferrari’s inhouse Styling Center, directed by Flavio Manzoni, is the perfect bridge between style and technology, art and engineering. This car blends both beauty and functionality at an extreme level of refinement. Every single part that has an aerodynamic function is also styled, and no single element is present just for style’s sake, which reduces weight and complexity”. Ferrari also collected a further two plaudits at the Munich event: the 488 GTB and... Read More »

SEAT is a Healthy Workplace

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One highlight among its many innovations is that the centre will provide the company's over 3,000 female employees with annual screenings for the early detection of breast and cervical cancer, thus becoming the only carmaker in Spain to feature this kind of in-company medical test. At the same time, it will have an innovative biomechanical laboratory, taking it another step toward the so-called Industry 4.0, applying the latest technology in the ergonomic design of work places and monitoring of musculoskeletal disorders. Carlos Esteban AENOR... Read More »

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