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Pierre Fabre Dermocosmetic and Abbott Healthcare strengthen their partnership for the best French skincare range in India

Ridhima Verma - 05-mars-2015 08:06:37

    Pierre Fabre Dermocosmetic and Abbott Healthcare strengthen their partnership for the best French skincare range in India   ~ Avène Ducray & A-Derma products to re-define care for Indian skin ~ Mumbai, February 27, 2015: Pierre Fabre Dermo-cosmetic, 2nd largest dermo ‐ cosmetics laboratory in the World and Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., one of India’s largest pharmaceutical & healthcare companies have today announced the renewal of their partnership for commercialisation in India of 3 unique dermo-cosmetic ranges, namely AVÈNE, DUCRAY and A-DERMA .   AVÈNE products are formulated with the unique Avène Thermal Spring Water that runs in the South of France. They specialize in highly sensitive skincare, and are globally recommended for Sensitive, Atopic, Intolerant and Allergy prone skin. DUCRAY is the most medical brand existing on the dermo-cosmetic market and A-DERMA is exclusively formulated with Rhealba® oat cultivated organically in the South of France and offering unique soothing properties. This vast range of products covers Cleansing , Moisturizing , Anti-Ageing , Anti-Acne , Sun Protection , Hyper-pigmentation but also healing for atopic and sensitive skins. Pierre Fabre Dermo-cosmetic ranges promise to fulfil the needs of every skin type in India by offering variants for dry, normal and a combination skin.     “Abbott’s partnership with Pierre Fabre shows our commitment to bring to India globally renowned derma-cosmetic formulations.   Its AVÈNE, DUCRAY and A-DERMA globally popular brands addresses multitudes of skin concerns of people with sensitive skin or irritated skin; and preserving health and beauty of normal skin and hair,” said M. Sudarshan Jain, Managing Director of Abbott Healthcare.”     “Pierre Fabre’s background as a pharmaceutical company specializing in Dermatology in addition with its French know-how of cosmetic formulation is today perfectly completed with a high knowledge of the Indian market through our association with Abbott. In order to fulfil the highest expectations of sensitive or fragile skins, clinical and consumer tests have been performed internationally but also locally to show efficiency and acceptation of our formulations on Indian skin.”   Added M. Eric Ducournau, Chairman Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetics.   Commenting on their plans in the Indian market , M. Pierre BEHNAM, Country Head Indian Operation said, “ The dermo-cosmetic market in India is fairly new but has a lot of potential. The current market size can be pegged at around 100 million Euros (700 Crores Roupies) within 5 years. We have plans to launch 6 new types of products per year and are therefore confident that our premium brands will be instrumental to convert this potential.. ”        T he entire range of Pierre Fabre Dermo-cosmetics products has been meticulously researched and developed to ensure they offer optimal solutions to today’s multiple skin needs particularly in India. Products are available at organized chemist stores across India.   About Pierre Fabre   Pierre Fabre is the 3rd largest French pharmaceutical group and the 2nd largest dermo-cosmetics laboratory in the world. In 2013, its sales reached €2.111 Billion, with Dermo-Cosmetics revenues accounting for 55% and international for 56%. Founded and its headquarters still based in the South-west of France, Pierre Fabre currently has branches in 44 countries and distribution agreements in over 130 countries.   Covering a continuum of healthcare products, from prescription drugs and consumer health care products (OTC, oral care, natural health) to dermo-cosmetics, Pierre Fabre Laboratories employ over 10,000 people worldwide. In 2013, Pierre Fabre allocated more than 17% of its drug revenues to R&D.   With brands such as Avène, Klorane, Ducray, René Furterer, A-Derma, Galénic, Naturactive, Elgydium, Eludril or Drill, Pierre Fabre Laboratories are market leaders when it comes to skin, hair and oral care products distributed in the French pharmacy channel. Avène Thermal Spring Water is marketed worldwide, and is the leading dermo-cosmetics brand sold in Europe, Japan and China. In oncology, Pierre Fabre achieves 90% of its revenues outside of its home country.   Through the Pierre Fabre Participations holding company, the Pierre Fabre Foundation, a government-recognized public-interest foundation, owns 86% of Pierre Fabre Laboratories. Remaining shares are owned by company employees, amounting to 7%, and through treasury stock.   The French certification group AFNOR has audited Pierre Fabre Laboratories for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance at advanced level (AFAQ 26 000)   To find out more, please visit       About Abbott:   Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 77,000 people.   In India, Abbott has more than 14,000 employees working in manufacturing, research and development, logistics, sales and marketing and is headquartered in Mumbai.   Visit Abbott at   and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews .   For media enquiries, please contact:     Pierre Fabre Liaison Office P2 Percept House, 3d Floor Raghuvanshi Mills Compound 11/12 Senapati Bapat Marg, 400 013 Mumbai - India E-MAIL :    

Snecma and HAL to create a joint venture and build a new production facility in India

Ridhima Verma - 23-févr.-2015 10:00:36

  Snecma and HAL to create a joint venture and build a new production facility in India   Aero India, Bangalore (India) – February 18, 2015. Snecma (Safran), a leading manufacturer of aircraft engines, and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), a leading aerospace manufacturer, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 28, 2015 in Bangalore to explore establishing a joint venture in India for the production of aero-engine parts. The MoU was signed by Mr. Bruno Durand, Vice President for Industrial Operations & Supply Chain of Snecma and Mr. Arunachalam Muthukumaraswami, General Manager of the Engine Division of HAL.   The proposed joint venture will initially focus on the manufacture of high-tech parts for the Dassault Rafale’s Snecma M88 engine, then subsequently contribute to other major aerospace projects of HAL & Snecma, in India and worldwide. Spanning over 30,000 square meters, the proposed joint venture’s new plant is expected to benefit from substantial investment by the two partners, providing it with state-of-the-art machinery and equipment.   This agreement marks a major step forward in the long-standing collaboration between Snecma and HAL. The proposed joint venture will further broaden the scope of the excellent relations established over the past 60 years between Safran affiliates and the Indian aerospace industry*. For example, Snecma manufactures the M53 engines powering the Mirage 2000H "Vajra" fighters operated by the Indian Air Force.   "This new partnership clearly reflects the close relationship established over many years between Snecma, our parent Safran and the Indian aerospace industry," said Pierre Fabre, Chairman and CEO of Snecma. "We are strongly committed to contributing to the ’Make in India’ policy, based on ambitious partnerships and extensive direct investments. This new venture is further proof that we are actively strengthening our existing ties with HAL.”   * Safran has been operating in India for over 60 years. The Group employs more than 2,600 highly skilled employees in the country with an average annual workforce growth of 30 per cent in the last decade. Safran operates in India across its 3 core businesses: delivering effective expertise to the country’s growing aerospace industry, along with leading edge navigation and optronics equipment for the defense sector, and biometrics solution for the security market. Over the decades of association, Safran’s activities have evolved to include strong local partnerships with Indian military aviation industry based on joint developments, production and support licenses for airplane, helicopter and rocket engines, landing gear, navigation systems, as well as the associated support services.     About Snecma   Follow @Snecma on twitter and LinkedIn   Snecma is part of Safran, an international high-technology group with three core businesses: aerospace, defence and security. Snecma designs, builds and sells propulsion systems for air and space, including a wide range of commercial engines that are powerful, reliable, economical and environmentally-friendly, led by the global best-seller CFM56 and the new-generation LEAP**. The company also makes world-class military aircraft engines, as well as rocket propulsion systems and equipment for satellites and launch vehicles. Snecma is a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for civil and military aircraft engines, under the new EngineLife® brand, offering comprehensive support for customers around the world.   **CFM56 and LEAP engines are produced and marketed by CFM International, a 50/50 joint company of Snecma (Safran), France and GE of the United States.   About HAL   Follow on   Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a premier aeronautical complex of South East Asia. HAL’s expertise encompasses design, production, repair, overhaul and upgrade of Aircraft, Helicopters, Aero-engines, Accessories, Avionics and Systems. HAL today provides one stop solution for all the design needs of aircraft & helicopters in airframes, airframe systems, avionics, mission & combat systems using advanced design tools. HAL has also diversified into manufacture and repair/overhaul of Industrial & Marine Gas Turbine engines and manufacture of structures for aerospace vehicles.   Giulia Lecarrié Press Officer Snecma (Safran) Tel. : +33 (0)1 69 87 09 29 Mob: +33 (0)6 42 40 17 19  

HelioScreen will enter the Indian market and announces a partnership

Ridhima Verma - 18-févr.-2015 13:03:33

  HelioScreen, world leader in In Vitro evaluation of sun protection products, will enter the Indian market and announces a partnership with C.L.A.I.M.S Pvt Ltd. Home and Personal Care Ingredients (HPCI) exhibition and conference, 4-5 March 2015, Mumbai HelioScreen, world leader and specialist for more than 15 years of the In Vitro evaluation of sun protection products, has announced their partnership with C.L.A.I.M.S Pvt Ltd. to enter the Indian market. The two companies will be attending the Home and Personal Care Ingredients (HPCI) exhibition and conference in Mumbai from 4th-5th March 2015 . Partnering with C.L.A.I.M.S Pvt Ltd, a Clinical Research Organization which provides specialized Clinical Research and Sensory Evaluation in the area of skin care, hair care and body care, the French company will explore the Indian market for offering their solutions during their visit to India. Taking this opportunity, Dr. Dominique Lutz, HelioScreen CEO, said " As we did shortly in South-Eastern Asia, we decided to be present in India as we consider the country a very strategic market. As increasing disposable incomes continue to change the spending habits of the sizable population and awareness for new formulations grows, India has the potential to become one of the major consumption markets for personal care products. " Helioscreen is a laboratory providing services for testing any products (cosmetics, textile, clothes etc.) in regard of their properties for UV /sun protection by means of In Vitro testing. With their profound involvement in R&D, the expert laboratory formed 15 years ago by Mr. Dominique Lutz has conceptualized a very particular kind of ‘robot’ which is considered as a performer in UV protection as it ensures consistency during In Vitro testing. All over the world there is a great debate about the evaluation of the sun protection for cosmetic products. Most known index is the SPF which is mentioned on all products. For health authorities as well as industries it is far from being enough. In Vivo SPF testing is variable in laboratories, is not enough to express protection as UVA is also required, has faced ethical problems when tested on humans, and has been inconsistent with results due to manual spreading of the product onto the skin which is impossible to control correctly. Nevertheless there is a consensus all over the word to go towards In Vitro method. International ISO TC217 group and its specific ad hoc group of international experts are to put a process of standardization, a method for the In Vitro SPF determination within a short delay. Dr. Lutz, HelioScreen CEO, emphasizing In Vitro said " Very soon In vitro sunscreen testing will substitute In Vivo. An ISO process is in course and the most significant contribution comes from our laboratory with scientifically recognized development of innovative specific equipment. As forerunners for the method we also have to forecast the markets for the next future ." Come visit and meet HelioScreen and C.L.A.I.M.S Pvt. Ltd. at Home and Personal Care Ingredients (HPCI) exhibition and conference, booth number 256, at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. About HelioScreen HelioScreen was founded by Dr. D. Lutz in the year 1997-1998. The company is the world leader and specialist for more than 15 years in In Vitro evaluation of sun protection products. It offers a complete range of tests complying with the various world regulations. Additionally well-known for its publications, communication and development of some branches all over the world, the last one being in Thailand, Asia. About Business France Business France, the French government agency supporting the international development of the French economy was formed through the merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency on January 1, 2015. A key player in fostering competitiveness, growth and employment in France, it advances and promotes business throughout France, and by French companies abroad. From exports to investments through multinational partnerships, Business France supports French and multinational companies throughout the lifetime of their projects.                            

Alstom to provide track work for Line 7 of Delhi Metro

Thomas ILHE - 13-févr.-2015 12:46:08

Alstom [1] has been awarded a contract worth €25 million by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide track work on the new line 7 of Delhi Metro by the end of 2016. This new line - which is expected to open in December 2016 - is 59 km long [2] and includes 38 stations. It is part of the Delhi Metro Phase III project to extend the metro network from 6 to 8 lines. With the two new lines expected to open in early 2017, the number of commuters is projected to go up from 3 million currently to about 4 million. Alstom is in charge of the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 30 km of concrete and ballast tracks [3] . The concrete track is for the elevated and underground sections from Lajpat Nagar to Shiv Vihar stations, while the ballast track is for the depot.  "Alstom is pleased to be involved in the extension of the prestigious Delhi Metro. Alstom’s state-of-the-art rail infrastructure solutions not only provide high performance levels, but also reduce operating costs while offering passengers an optimum comfort. Through its complete range of systems, Alstom is well positioned to support metro project developments across India, " said Dominique Pouliquen, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Transport Asia-Pacific. With more than 2,000 km of trackwork undertaken throughout the world, Alstom has the required experience and knowledge base in rail infrastructure construction: structures in both ballast and concrete for high-speed lines, conventional lines, metros (on tyres or on metal wheels) and tramways. Alstom has been present in India for more than a century. The company recently opened a new facility at Sri City to build metro train sets and has a manufacturing unit in Coimbatore for traction systems and an engineering unit specialized in signalling solutions in Bangalore. Alstom has several references in the country both in signalling and trains, including the metro train sets for Chennai and the signalling systems provided for the Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur metros. [1]  Alstom herein refers to Alstom Transport India Limited (ATIL). It (ATIL) is a part of Alstom Group and is not a part of Alstom India Limited nor Alstom T&D India Limited. [2]  39.47 km elevated and 19.11 km underground [3]  The other half of the track work will be awarded in a second phase About Alstom Transport  A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of €5.9 billion in the fiscal year 2013/14. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,300 people.  About Alstom in India  Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. Alstom has four R&D centres in India: Transport in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Grid R&D centres in Hosur & Padappai. It has three engineering centres for Power in Noida, Vadodara and Kolkata and fourteen manufacturing units dedicated to: Power - Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, Power Mills in Shahabad, Steam turbines in Gujarat, Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity and Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara, Naini and Noida.   Press Contacts Linda Huguet / Justine Rohée (Alstom Transport)  Tel. + 33 1 57 06 10 42 / 18 81 ,   Sapna Lalwani (Alstom India)  Tel +91 120 473 1676 Website

Indian government assures full support to French companies to invest in India

Thomas ILHE - 11-févr.-2015 08:41:50

The government has assured full support to address the challenges of French companies wanting to invest and manufacture in India. Addressing a seminar organised by The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( IFCCI), Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Amitabh Kant said that the government is working alongside companies to ensure that there is an ease in doing business in India. The DIPP assured it will "extend all possible support to address the challenges of French companies wanting to invest and manufacture in India," Kant said. France is one of the top foreign investors in India. India has received $ 4.4 billion FDI from the European nation during April 2000 and November 2014. Firms that participated in the event include Airbus Group, Danone Nutricia, Safran India, Sanofi India, Schneider Electric India and Renault India. The discussions mainly revolved around French companies that are already making in India, their India strategy, growth stories, and challenges and how they foresee India as a potential manufacturing hub.  Currently, 950 French companies (350 firms, 400 subsidiaries and 200 entrepreneurs) are established in India. These companies employ more than 3,00,000 skilled staff in India. Source: PTI

Groupe SEB to add 60 products, to expand in East and North East

Thomas ILHE - 10-févr.-2015 05:47:31

French home appliances maker Groupe SEB plans to introduce 60 new products this year from its Indian brand Maharaja Whiteline to expand presence, specially in East and North East regions.   The company, which had earlier announced Rs 100 crore investment over a period of three years, is also gearing up to bring its global brands such as Krups, Rowenta and Tefal in India by 2016. "We have launched 70 products last year and this year we would have 60 products...We are coming with a full new range for Maharaja," Groupe SEB VP Marketing Emmanuel Serot Almeras told PTI.   He said the plan was to have a total of 160 products by the end of this year with about 30 existing products to be retained.   Commenting on network expansion plans, he said Groupe Seb India is aiming to double its distribution in the East to bring it to the same level as in the North.   "This means increasing from 3,000 to 6,000 dealer shops.   We have had great success in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal in 2014. We plan to accelerate this growth and we are starting business in North East in 2015," he said.   On sales growth, he said the company grew by over 40 per cent against the industry growth of 10 per cent.   "We have ambitions to maintain that in 2015 through brand repositioning, new products and through new distribution channels," Almeras said, without sharing the revenue value.   Groupe SEB had acquired controlling stake in Maharaja Whiteline in April 2014 from its promoter.   Almeras said Groupe SEB would focus on Maharaja brand for non-metro places and would bring its global brands to fill up the gaps in metros.   "Maharaja has a good presence in tier II and III places.   To target the metro cities, Groupe SEB has an opportunity to come up with additional brands next year from our international portfolio as Rowenta and Tefal," he said.   Besides, Groupe SEB is looking to expand its air cooler business and water heater business after gaining traction in the juicer, mixer grinder segment with the Maharaja brand.   On being asked that whether the international brands would be manufactured at Maharajas plant, Almeras said: "It would depend on the category and Indian know-how. Everything which we can manufacture here would be manufactured here." Maharaja Whiteline has a manufacturing unit at Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. Groupe SEB began in 1857. It has operations in almost 150 countries. It had turnover of Rs 35,000 crore in 2013 and is a world leader in small domestic equipment with 25,000 employees. Source: PTI

French Designer EURADIF opens the door to India

Thomas ILHE - 03-févr.-2015 05:51:50

French Designer EURADIF opens the door to India Fensterbau Frontale India 2015, 26-28 February, Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) French decorative insert door panels designer and market leader EURADIF will showcase their latest innovations at Fensterbau Frontale India 2015 (Ban-galore, 26-28 February), exhibition most awaited among windows, doors and façades professionals. Leader in their market, EURADIF has developed France’s most extensive line of decorative panels for PVC and ALUMINIUM main doors.    Considering the rising demand for customised and high-quality materials used for home interiors in India, EURADIF will unveil their decorative panels for PVC [1] and aluminium entrance doors tailored for the Indian market . Designed and manufactured in France, EURADIF panels put at the disposal of home architects and door manufacturers a wide range of original products easily adaptable [2] to various customers’ needs and provide high resistance thanks to the use of safety laminated glass and termite resistant foam. The company will also showcase a PORTABLOC Aluminium main door   as well as a THERMOSTYL main door in PVC/Composite material during the exhibition. As part of their strategy to extend their activities overseas, EURADIF will come to Fensterbau with a series of objectives well defined to enter the Indian market. Mr. Jean-Gabriel CRETON , EURADIF’s CEO , highlighted upcoming milestones for the company in India: “ We will open soon a representative office in the country. We will also launch an Indian version of our software which allows private individuals, specifiers or developers to create designed doors according to their choice and requirements ”. The company has already started establishing a network of PVC manufacturers and joinery professionals in India.   [1] EURADIF PVC decorative panels are adaptable with all uPVC profiles [2] EURADIF panels are available from 20 to 60 mm thickness    Come visit EURADIF at Fensterbau Frontale India 2014 , Booth B101.3, to find out more about their range of decorative panels and latest innovations in Bangalore from 26 th to 28 th February.   About EURADIF Established in 1995, EURADIF is a company specialising in the design, manufacture and marketing of decorative panels for aluminium and PVC entrance doors, for which it is the French market leader, as well as high-thermal-performance composite entrance doors and reinforced doors. The company produces hundreds of products under the EURADIF brand name and releases three new lines a year from the highly trendy to the highly classical, to cater to all house styles and lifestyle.       >> Please click here to access high resolution pictures of EURADIF solutions <<    Company contacts: Ms. Somaya Haouam   Sales Assistant    Ph.: +33 (0)3 91 80 10 11   @:       Press contacts: Mr. Thomas Ilhe Press Officer Ph.: 011 43196303/83168950005 @:     Ms. Ridhima Verma Press Officer Ph.: 011 43196310/83168950005 @:   Overview of some EURADIF references (non-contractual pictures)                    

Pierre LIGNOT, Country Head   Welcome to the French Trade Commission Business France in India!   Our key mission is to promote trade relations between France and India . We assist French-based companies seeking potential partners and new markets in India, while helping Indian businesses to identify potential French suppliers and technical partners.   In India, our 4 offices are located in the business hubs of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. We have a dedicated multicultural team of over 30 experts in the following growing sectors: - Agro-business; - Lifestyle, Consumer Goods and Healthcare; - Infrastructure, Transport and Industry; - ICTs, Retails and Services.   Our Trade Commission also has a Press office in charge of helping French companies to communicate in India as well as a Market Access Department enabling them to better understand and adjust to the Indian regulatory and fiscal framework.  



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