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Danish collaborative robot, or cobot, manufacturer Universal Robots has announced that BWIndustrie, a French specialist in machining, assembly and robotics has installed the world’s first UR16e heavy-duty payload cobot... Read more

On 9 October, Novares Group, a French global plastic solutions provider specialising in components and systems for the automotive industry, held its first ever Venture Day in Paris, in which awards were given to three startup companies from a... Read more

The European Commission has issued a fine totalling €31.6-million to two canned foods companies. The two firms had been making price agreements for several years. The Dutch company Coroos was ordered to pay €13.6-million, whereas the French... Read more

The construction of the rail tunnel between Lyon, France and Turin, Italy has passed an important symbolic milestone following the completion of the first 9 km of its base tunnel beneath the Alps... Read more

The Minerva group, created in 1996, designs and manufactures complex parts for the energy, transport and defence industries. The group has developed several integrated subsidiaries, each focused on a specific area of technical expertise... Read more

Rail companies Thalys and Eurostar could merge to form a single high-speed rail giant that runs across five countries under plans laid out today by Belgian and French state railway operators SNCB and SNCF... Read more

Indicia Production, a Contract Manufacturing Organisation specialising in the manufacture of ready-to-use microbiological media and sterile pharmaceutical ingredients, today announces the acquisition of Bio-Steril, a French company that... Read more

In a vote on Tuesday. the European Parliament gave its backing to France's Christine Lagarde to become the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB)... Read more

Recently, biogas plant builder WELTEC BIOPOWER completed a biomethane plant for ALTHO, a French manufacturer of potato chips in St. Gérand, Brittany. The plant was planned and set up by the German manufacturer in collaboration with its French... Read more

French plastics compounder Benvic Europe is set to acquire Ereplast, a French specialist in industrial plastic waste recycling, and enter the recycling compounding sector... Read more

France and Japan said this week that they have made an agreement to share information and look at deeper collaboration in next-generation automotive technology. The move has been touted by some as a means of repairing the tense alliance... Read more

EDF Renewables and Enbridge have awarded a contract to build the foundations of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind project to a consortium that includes French construction firm Eiffage and Belgian marine specialist DEME... Read more

Ratification of the free trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur is "hard to imagine" if Brazil continues its failure to contain the fires that are currently devastating large swathes of the Amazon rainforest, said the President of... Read more

French healthcare provider Quantel Medical, part of the laser technology specialists Lumibird group has announced the acquisition of Slovenia's Optotek Medical for an undisclosed sum... Read more

Hasbro has announced the expansion of it toy and game recycling program to France and Germany, with plans to launch in Brazil later in the year. Through the program, consumers can send Hasbro toys and games to TerraCycle, a global product... Read more

The French minister for agriculture, Didier Guillaume, has hit back at US President Donald Trump's threat last week to impose a tax on French wines, describing the move as "completely moronic." Read more

Midsona AB has announced that it intends to acquire a 100% stake in Alimentation Santé SAS, a major plant and organic food producer in Spain and France, from Panzani SAS, a subsidiary of Ebro Foods, S.A... Read more

Dutch paint and coatings specialist AkzoNobel has declared its intention to acquire Mapaero, a French aerospace coatings manufacturing company. The intended purchase would fortify AkzoNobel's position globally in aerospace coatings, in particular... Read more

French bioplastics biotech firm Carbios has announced that it raised €14.5m through share placement, which will be used to fun the building of a facility that makes 100% recycled plastics through the use of enzymes... Read more

Macnica Inc., a Yokohama, Japan-based IP developer has announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of ATD Electronique. Based in Chatou, France, ATD specialises in distribution of electronic components, in particular image sensors, optics... Read more

  • Three innovative startups awarded at first Novares Venture Day

  • First 9 km of Lyon-Turin rail tunnel completed

  • Indicia Production announces acquisition of Bio-Steril

  • Weltec Altho

  • Benvic Europe

  • Hiroshige Seko & Bruno La Maire

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