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Thales and Bharat Electronics form joint venture firm in India

Anindita BANERJEE - 01-oct.-2014 09:09:27

Bharat Electronics (BEL) and French technology firm Thales on Tuesday announced that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs had approved the incorporation of their joint venture company, BEL-Thales Systems Limited. The joint venture (JV) company will primarily focus on the design, development, marketing, supply and support of civilian and select defence radars for Indian and the global markets . The initial product portfolio of BEL-Thales Systems will comprise innovative solutions for air surveillance, including air traffic management radars, and select ground-based military radars. The ultimate objective of the JV is to expand its scope to fields other than radars in the defence electronics domain. BEL holds a 74% stake while Thales holds 26% of the equity in the JV company  

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PROVA to showcase its PROCAO range of cocoa extracts and flavourings at FI India 2014

Thomas Ilhe - 22-sept.-2014 09:10:52

PROVA , worldwide leader of manufacturing extracts and flavours of vanilla, cocoa, coffee and other gourmet notes for the sweet food industry, will display its PROCAO range of cocoa extracts and flavourings during the Food Ingredient India exhibition which will be held in Mumbai from the 29 th September to 2 nd October 2014.   PROVA’s strategy focuses on addressing the huge demand for luxury foods incorporating premium quality chocolate in India. Studies and statistics explain this trend by pointing out a series of factors such as the internationalisation of the Indian cuisine or the growing middle-class which lead customers to be aware of the various types of chocolate and to care about their quality. Today, the Indian confectionery industry is one of the fastest growing in the world with an estimated growth of 18-20% per annum [1] . In 2013, it reached 25% and the demand for “premium quality” chocolate contributed significantly to this growth as it increased by 35% in comparison to the previous year [2] .   PROCAO could be the first choice of the industrialists and experts who are looking for a solution offering high cocoa concentration more than cocoa powder. It has been developed for over 20 years to present a wide array of benefits such as a better solubility, heat resistance or an excellent shelf life with low bacteria counts. These strengths help reducing the amount of cocoa powder, improve overall consistency and lower the powdery mouthfeel.   Whether they are natural or artificial, all the extracts and flavourings produced by PROVA recreate the various chocolate tastes such as the pure cocoa, dark and semi dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate chocolate-toffee, chocolate nuts, malty and associated notes (hazelnut, coffee, spices, orange, mint, caramel/toffee malt etc).   PROVA has been present in India for one year and a half through its subsidiary in Bangalore already in charge of commercial and logistic activities.   The company is also launching the production of PROVANIL vanilla flavour in India and confirms its will to expand its activities in the country where the company has been a significant buyer of vanilla from Kerala and Karnataka.   Visit PROVA at Food Ingredients India exhibition (FI India) in Mumbai from 29 th September to 1 st October on B-26 stand to find out more about its PROCAO range as well as other innovative products.      About PROVA:  Worldwide leader in conceiving and manufacturing extracts and flavours of vanilla, cocoa, coffee and other Gourmet notes for the food industry, PROVA is present in more than 40 countries across five continents. Thanks to the meticulous and respectful selection of raw materials and innovative extraction methods, the company always delivers high quality flavours specifically tailored to meet consumption trends and local taste preferences of each country. PROVA was created in 1946 and remains an independent family-owned business. Its headquarters are located in Montreuil, near Paris in France. [1] Source : http://www.fnbnews.com/article/detnew.asp?articleid=32465&sectionid=1 [2] Source: http://www.nagpurentrepreneurs.com/entrepreneur-interviews/how-darshit-shah-introduced-leonidas-belgian-chocolates-in-india  

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FRENCH PAVILION: India Nuclear Energy Exhibition

Kushal Sengupta - 17-sept.-2014 06:58:53

UBIFRANCE India in partnership with G.I.I.N and  AIFEN (French Nuclear Industry Associations) is organizing for the fifth consecutive year a  French pavilion at the India Nuclear Energy (INE) exhibition. The event will be held from 06th to 08th of November 2014 at Nehru centre, Worli in Mumbai. www.ubmindia.in/indianuclearenergy/home The French delegation would represent almost 40% of the total participating companies like the previous editions. The pavilion will be on the ground floor. INE 2014_Floor plan This pavilion had brought under the French banner 18 companies at INE 2013. Thus, the French Pavilion was the biggest country pavilion with the maximum number of participating companies. In addition to these 18 companies, 5 other French companies exhibited directly through their Indian subsidiaries. For more information, please contact emmanuel.galland@ubifrance.fr or kushal.sengupta@ubifrance.fr   or visit the website created on this occasion : http://ubifrance-events.com/india-nuclear-energy-en/ The tradeshow is open to trade visitors only. Any person under the age of 18 years will not be admitted. You could pre-register here : www.ubmindia.in/indianuclearenergy/visitorregistration.aspx and collect your badge at the venue.  

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France indicates interest to help make Nagpur a ’smart city’

Thomas Ilhe - 16-sept.-2014 06:26:54

French Consul General for Western India Jean Raphael Peytregnet indicated that France had evinced interest in partnering with Nagpur to make it a ’smart city’ during his two-day visit in the city.  Accompanied by the French Trade Commissioner of Consulate General Matthieu Lefort, Peytregnet said that the basic objective would be to "explore possibilities" of co-operation in urban development. Since each city has a different requirement, there is nothing specific in mind, though tailor-made solutions could be offered, he said.   Peytregnet said that New Delhi would host a convention of architects later in November, when a French team would eventually visit Nagpur. Apart from exploring options in Mumbai and the national capital, they will also be urged to visit other Indian cities, he said.    Matthieu Lefort said there is also a focus on sectors like consumer goods, agriculture, automobiles, avionics and also tourism. Current investment by French companies in India stands at 15 billion Euros as against Indian investment in France which is at only 300 million Euros. The French government is keen to increase the figure by promoting Indian business proposals, he said. Source: PTI

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Buyers meet in Urban Mobility Sector @ Urban Mobility (25 to 27 November)

Thomas Ilhe - 15-sept.-2014 06:40:56

Identify the business opportunities on the Indian market through meetings (municipalities, local government agencies, private companies)   -->  YOU ARE…   A vibrant company interested in taking part in the booming transport sector (infrastructure, rolling stock, engineering, operations, etc.).   -->  YOU WISH... To target a country with 46 cities with over 1 million habitants each , meet the major private and public actors and decision makers working on current and coming urban development projects. In 2012, UBIFRANCE India federated 14 French companies – (with an excellent after event satisfation rate) -  Over 80 individual B2B’s were organised - Site visits were organised to DMRC , Ministry of Inidan Railways , and Dwarka city (municipal authiority of Delhi) -  More than 1000 delegates attended the 2013 event. States (approx 28) and Cities (around 72) were represented apart from the industry and international experts   Find out more about the programme of the event and Ubifrance services by clicking here . Access Ubifrance services offer by downloading the document attached here below.   India – New Delhi Urban Mobility 25 th to 27 th November 2014 - Manekshaw center   Copyrights: Alstom Transport / E. Lamperti - Caption: Citadis tram in commercial service in Tours (France)

Septodont at FDI World Dental Congress 2014

Anindita BANERJEE - 05-sept.-2014 13:24:56

Septodont, the worldwide leader in dental local anesthetics and present in India for about 30 years, will attend FDI World Dental Congress 2014, hosted by the Indian Dental Association (IDA). On this occasion, the company will showcase its latest innovative products in pain control, Pulp vitality preservation and bone grafting. Committed to providing the best quality products to reduce patients’ pain, Septodont will present Ultra Safety Plus , a single-use sterile device with a protective sheath and handle and Septoject Evolution , a dental needle designed with a larger interior diameter to reduce pressure at injection. Septodont will also showcase its innovative R.T.R. solution, a β-tricalcium phosphate bone grafting material which facilitates new bone formation. At Septodont booth, visitors will also be able to take demonstration on Septodont’s latest developments with applications in restorative and endodontic segments. The company thus patented in these segments two breakthrough technology platforms called respectively “Nano-Dimer Conversion Technology”- N’Durance Range and “Activate Biosilicate Technology”- Biodentine , which will bring on the launch of bioactive materials with indications across restoration and endodontics. Looking to the future, Septodont is encouraging academic research on dental drugs that will regenerate tooth pulp and bone tissue. Septodont has been supplying dental hospitals in India for 27 years. In 1999, it entered into a joint-venture with Healthcare Remedies to create Septodont Healthcare India Pvt. Limited (SHIPL). The JV opened its own production plant at Taloja MIDC, Navi Mumbai & became the first company in India which indigenously manufactures its Plastalgin alginate brand, flagship product in the Indian market as well as Oral Hygiene products, disinfectant range and pastes. Visit Septodont at FDI World Dental Congress 2014 at booth 13 to 16 in Hall A

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Technip signs contract with Air Products

Anindita BANERJEE - 05-sept.-2014 12:47:18

Technip has announced the signature of a contract with Air Products. The scope of the contract covers project management and engineering services, equipment procurement and construction management (EPCM) for a new industrial gas plant for Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited - Kochi Refinery (BPCL-KR) in the state of Kerala, India. ’The plant will be equipped with the latest technology to maximize energy efficiency and minimize emissions. It will have a recovery system optimum heat, which will also reduce consumption of raw materials during the produ ction "the group said. Samik Mukherjee, Country Manager and Vice President of Technip India, said : "This project will encourage and accelerate the development of the BOO business model in India to provide industrial gases to refineries on the basis of a long-term gas supply agreement.  source: https://www.abcbourse.com/marches/

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