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Technicolor acquires Paris-based OuiDo Productions


Continuing to strengthen its animation business offering, Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH ; OTCQX: TCLRY), has acquired the French independent animation producer OuiDo Productions. Combining Technicolor’s technology and production strengths with OuiDo Productions’ licensing and development expertise, the acquisition augments Technicolor’s global animation offering and ultimately bolsters Technicolor’s strength as a worldwide animation production partner. The announcement was made today by Tim Sarnoff, President of Technicolor Production Ser... Read More »

Venturi Automobiles manufacturer in the next Formulae championship


So here are 4 reasons to become a manufacturer in the FIA Formulae championship by Nicolas Mauduit, CTO. "Venturi decided to enter the championship as a manufacturer to show the high performances of our powertrain. For us efficiency is the most important subject in this championship. We are focus to obtain an efficient powertrain to compete against the others. Venturi developed electric sportscars for more than 14 years and already produced a range of electric powertrain from 200kW to 1MW. Venturi is holding the FIA record for the w... Read More »

Societe Generale awarded ‘Best Treasury & Cash Management provider in France” in Global Finance Awards 2015


The Cash management teams provide clients with products enabling them to transmit orders and manage their cash flows worldwide with the utmost security and efficiency. SG GTB has implemented effective electronic banking tools to meet its corporate clients’ requirements for highly efficient reporting, management of payments and security. This award is the recognition of Societe Generale’s commitment towards its clients. Thanks to significant and continuous investments in new technologies, the bank is able to provide its clients with sophistic... Read More »

Système U and Auchan: exclusive negotiations aimed at a closer partnership


Last September, Groupe Auchan and Système U announced their purchasing partnership, when the U group entrusted a negotiation mandate covering major international and domestic brands to Eurauchan, which is the purchasing department of Groupe Auchan and its partners in France. In the face of stagnating or even declining household food consumption, a deflationary context and a shared philosophy of the business they operate in - which has been further confirmed by the past 5 months of the purchasing partnership - the management of both groups de... Read More »

Carrefour Market tests a new hybrid lighting system


For Carrefour, 2015 is all about tackling climate change, and so it has joined forces with ECHY and PHILLIPS to develop an innovative new lighting solution in order to reduce its energy consumption. The system developed by French start-up ECHY and PHILLIPS – a global leader in lighting solutions – is getting its first retail sector test at Carrefour. The Bonneval Carrefour Market (south-west of the Paris region) is where it is being tried out – it has been installed at the entrance to the store which is lit using sunlight. Lens panels instal... Read More »

Jardin d’ici: New gardening-title from Burda in France


„The gardening-segment in France lacked a fresh perspective. There is a new enthusiastic generation of gardeners that will be able to re-discover many things with Jardin d’ici. For them, we now offer a new magazine each season of the year, that makes you want to go outside“, explains Sylvie Gendron, Editor-in-chief of Jardin d’ici. With each issue comes a set of collectable info-cards and a seasonal moon-calendar. Jardin d’ici appears with an initial print run of 80,000 and at a price of 5,90 Euros (in France). The magazine will also be avai... Read More »

Verdon Terminal relaunched Europorte wins the bid of Atlantic Port of Bordeaux


Composed of three main centres, a port for the Bordeaux conurbation, a railway shuttle system and a port terminal, the logistics chain will be managed by a port logistics company to increase the flows between the terminals at Verdon and the hinterland. Europorte envisages the mobilisation of approximately 70 staff, dedicated resources and an initial investment of €10 million. The reduction in transit time and the growth in handling capacity for larger ships will enable the port to handle 70,000 containers in 2016. The Grand Port Maritime de ... Read More »

Total Energy Ventures invests in France’s Avenisense


Founded in 2010 and based in southeastern France, Avenisense develops and manufactures embedded sensors that enhance industrial process safety and efficiency and reduce maintenance costs for engines and turbines. The suite of products marketed by Avenisense is used to measure liquid density and viscosity, gas density, fluid humidity and oil quality. The company targets the laboratory analyzer and online process markets, as well as certain end users in the petrochemical, energy and transportation industries. Embedded in analyzers, pipes, tank... Read More »

Carrefour tests the first shopping list on a smartwatch


Customers who have tried the new C-où mobile app since it was launched at Carrefour's smart Villeneuve-la-Garenne store last April have been particularly won over by it – thanks to its practical and ergonomically-designed "shopping list" feature. Carrefour is currently working with Publicis Shopper and French start-up Think&Go, testing the concept of doing one's shopping while looking at one's smartwatch. Basically, customers draw up their shopping list on their Samsung smartphone using the new C-où mobile app, and then magically, the... Read More »

Brittany Ferries: A vintage year for wallet-friendly holidays to France and Spain…


With the pound sterling soaring against the euro, and the price of petrol taking a dip, 2015 is set to be a wallet-friendly year for packing up the car and heading across the Channel for a holiday in France or Spain. £1 currently buys around €1.30, making holiday budgets stretch even further. And holidaymakers can drive further too thanks to a 5 per cent drop in the price of petrol and diesel on the continent over the last couple of months (a reduction of around 7 cents per litre). Add to this the savings that can be made with Brittany Fe... Read More »

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