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TomTom opens up its fleet management technology to integrated mobile applications


TomTom Business Solutions allows third-party developers to create new applications for use in and around the vehicle. This is enabled by granting access to the Bluetooth channel on TomTom's in-vehicle LINK device. By integrating a wide range of mobile hardware devices TomTom Business Solutions expands the functionalities of its connected car technology. New applications will allow businesses to enrich data from hardware, such as tire pressure sensors and temperature control units, with comprehensive information from their vehicle fleet. TomTom... Read More »

Intention to adjust Universal Service Obligation


27 March 2013 at 15:00 CET - The Hague – PostNL has decided to withdraw its application for compensation of the net costs in respect of 2011. The reason is that Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, has announced the intention to adjust the statutory requirements for the Universal Service Obligation (USO). The package of measures could include increasing the range of postal rates as per 1 July 2013, which, in the first instance, could lead to an increase in the basic rate for letters of around € 0.06 starting that date. PostNL maintain... Read More »

Rijksmuseum collection on stamps


25 March 2013 at 16:15 CET - Amsterdam – On 25 March 2013 PostNL issues the Rijksmuseum stamp sheet on the occasion of the reopening of the Rijksmuseum on 13 April 2013. The stamp sheet is issued in the context of the reopening of the Rijksmuseum and shows the details of 24 works of art, providing a picture of the vast collection of the Rijksmuseum, in time as well as in subject and technique. The Rijksmuseum stamp sheet consists of 24 square details of works of art, divided into five rows. The design is based on the swipe technology of smartp... Read More »

Graphic Design students design stamp


28 March 2013 at 11:15 CET - The Hague – Graphic Design students at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem are going to design the new business stamps for PostNL. The design project is part of their final exam programme 2013. The stamps with values ‘1’ and ‘2’ will be available in early 2014. PostNL issues self-adhesive stamps with a neutral image, especially for business users. The stamps come on rolls of 100 and 200 pieces and have the values ‘1’ and ‘2’, for mail items weighing up to 20 and 50 grams respectively with destinations in the ... Read More »

PostNL offers 1700 jobs for people distant from the labour market


27 March 2013 at 08:30 CET - The Hague – PostNL helps about 500 people distant from the labour market to get a job in mail delivery. This is the result of an agreement between PostNL, network organisation Locus and sector organisation Cedris. It concerns people from a social employment organisation or on welfare who will be working as a part-time mail deliverer. A similar previous agreement with Locus also offers jobs to more than 1,200 of such employees in the new parcel sorting and distribution centres. State Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of the ... Read More »

Heineken N.V. successfully prices EUR 500 million of Notes


Amsterdam, 26 March 2013 – Heineken N.V. today announced that it has successfully placed 8-year Notes for a principal amount of €500 million with a coupon of 2.0%. The Notes will be issued under the Company's Euro Medium Term Note Programme and will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The proceeds from the Note issuance will be used for general corporate purposes. Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Rabobank, Societe Generale, ABN AMRO, BBVA, Credit Agricole CIB, Banca IMI and Santander have acted as book runners for this transaction. ... Read More »

Heineken® collaborates with renowned design partners to create the new must-see space at Milan design week


Amsterdam 21 February 2013 - International beer brand Heineken® today reveals details about The Magazzini, an exciting new collaborative space at this year’s Milan Design Week. In a unique partnership with innovative design partners, Heineken provides emerging designers with a platform for exposure in Milan’s Tortona from 9 – 13 April. Visitors to The Magazzini can expect to experience a showcase of design talent and educational workshops by day and a design-led party space at night. Mark van Iterson, Global Head of Design at Heineken, said “A... Read More »

Which ‘Road to the Final’ Would You Take? Heineken invites football fans to use their imagination to get a seat at the UEFA Champions League Final


Amsterdam, 2 April 2013 – As some of the best football teams in the world battle it out in the Quarter-Finals of the UEFA Champions League, Heineken® has unveiled the latest instalment of its ‘Road to the Final’ campaign with the launch of a new ad campaign. The ad demonstrates how, with imagination and resourcefulness, one man is able to witness club football’s most prestigious event – the Final itself. Premiering around the world today, the ad is the latest element of the brand’s global integrated ‘Road to The Final’ campaign as it celebra... Read More »

Nokia Siemens Networks Finance B.V. issues EUR 800 million Senior Notes and announces pricing


Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced today that Nokia Siemens Networks Finance B.V. (the "Issuer"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia Siemens Networks B.V., is issuing EUR 450 million Senior Notes due 2018 at a coupon of 6.75% per annum (the "2018 Notes") and EUR 350 million Senior Notes due 2020 at a coupon of 7.125% per annum (the "2020 Notes" and, together with the 2018 Notes, the "Notes"), each at an offering price of 100%. The offering was announced on March 18, 2013. The Notes amount to an aggregate total of EUR 800 million, which is an incr... Read More »

KPN sells Infrastructure Services and Projects business to SPIE


KPN has reached agreement to sell its Infrastructure Services & Projects BV (“IS&P”) business to SPIE Nederland (“SPIE”) for an undisclosed consideration. IS&P is reported under KPN’s Business segment and generated revenues in 2012 of more than EUR 100 million with over 600 FTEs. IS&P focusses on the installation, management and maintenance of cabling infrastructures for data and voice connectivity and on-premise datacenters. Within SPIE, IS&P will form the basis of the new division SPIE Integrated Connectivity Solutions ... Read More »

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