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French contract-clothing manufacturers return to London on 29 April 2014

Aurore Bernard - 09-avr.-2014 13:57:56
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London is organising a showroom for leading contract-clothing manufacturers. These French companies are actively seeking to develop business links with UK-based designers. This professional event will take place from 9.00am to 6.30pm in central London, on 29 April 2014. Members of the trade and the media who would like to attend should contact the Press Office of the French Trade Commission.   This unique event, organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, will give the opportunity to members of the trade and the media based in the UK to meet well-recognised French-based companies specialising in contract manufacturing. The showroom will take place between 9.00am and 6.30pm on Tuesday 29 April of this year, at the Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, in the heart of the West End (in central London).   The list of exhibitors can be found below; further information can be provided on request.   ACC JB has more than one trick up its sleeve   The success of Atelier Cannelle Couture (ACC JB) is based on providing the best service and respecting its commitments in terms of production, quality and lead times. The production unit, with a workforce of 50, draws on all its technical means, expertise, skills and passion to satisfy the expectations of loyal, yet demanding, customers.   The company has an integrated design office and can take care of its clients’ logistical needs. ACC JB also has a production unit specializing in sleeved clothing, such as coats, jackets and raincoats.   www.acc-jb.com   BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE is delicate and professional with light garments   BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE has been working as a subcontractor since 1956. The company manufactures items for the high-end brands of the luxury market and for fashion designers. BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE works the most delicate fabrics such as chiffon, silk, jersey and organza; its production is essentially for women. Very light garments are the company’s specialism.   Flexible production processes, together with the expertise of its highly skilled 75 staff, allow BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE to meet the requirements of the luxury-brands market. BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE’s strength resides in the production of small and medium-size series, in the high quality of its output, and in its efficient processes (with an ability to meet short deadlines).   The company has special machines and offers the full range of pre-production services (patterns, pattern grading, pattern layout and samples) as well as post-production services (reception, stocking, fabrics and supplies control, dispatching, quality control, and repairs).   www.bocageavenircouture.com   LA FERRIERE COUTURE is the one wearing — and making — the trousers   Set up in 1972, LA FERRIERE COUTURE has over 40 years’ experience in the production of trousers. The company is a contract-clothing manufacturer specialising in high-end items and the luxury market. It makes trousers and shorts for both men and women, and can deal equally with short and long product runs, as well as the timely production of samples.   With 40 employees and modern industrial equipment designed specifically for the production of trousers, LA FERRIERE COUTURE has an average output capacity of 250 items per day. The company’s facilities cover 1,000 m2 and include advanced professional equipment (Lectra system, automated cutting machines, fusing press and overhead conveyor). Packaging meets industry standards, with individual polybags as well as cardboard boxes with hangers.   www.laferrierecouture.com   Les Ateliers Grandis has 600 highly skilled staff on hand   Les Ateliers Grandis have been dedicated to the design, development and production of luxury garments for men’s and women’s fashion for over 20 years.   The company has 600 employees, who work in nine different workshops, and has increased its production capacity through close co-operation with a network of subcontractors based in France and in other European countries. Using an array of delicate fabrics (chiffon, silk and jersey), Les Ateliers Grandis manufactures suits, structured pieces, as well as light garments.   In addition to advanced manufacturing facilities, Les Ateliers Grandis has a development-and-patterns department that works in close partnership with studios and technical teams; an exclusive model workshop with a team of expert seamstresses dedicated to the manufacturing of original pieces, toiles, collection models, press models, and made-to-measure garments; and, finally, a customer-service department that looks after purchases, the control of schedules and quality, storage, supplies and deliveries.   www.lesateliersgrandis.fr   PR3 SAS takes charge, from the initial sketches all the way to the catwalks   PR3 SAS covers all aspects of the manufacture of loose, tailored and structured garments. The company has recently developed a portfolio of finished products intended for tailored garments, which are ideal for men’s ready-to-wear collections.   For over 30 years, PR3 has built a solid reputation across the sector: the company combines technical expertise and high-quality manufacturing with effective management, reactivity and reliability in meeting customer deadlines. PR3 is thus able to meet requests for small, medium-size and larger orders, as well as all types of prototype orders.   Combining a traditional know-how with modern organisational techniques, the skills and expertise of PR3’s staff are a guarantee of quality every step of the design and production process — from the initial sketches to the manufacturing of prototypes, and from the development of collections to their completion for catwalks and showrooms.   www.pr3.fr   SCT DEVELOPPEMENT’s 30 highly skilled staff draw on 30 years’ experience   For the past 30 years, SCT DEVELOPPEMENT has developed a proven know-how and excellence in the manufacturing of ladies’ ready-to-wear garments for famous haute-couture houses and luxury-brand names. The company maintains strong partnerships with fashion designers.   SCT boasts a highly skilled team of 30 people, who have modern equipment at their disposal for cutting (automatic Lectra system), sewing and finishing pieces. SCT specialises in producing dresses and skirts, as well as trousers and tops, with delicate woven (silk, chiffon, veil, laces, etc.) or knitted (jersey, interlock, etc.) fabrics.   The company can produce prototypes, samples and collections in small and medium-size quantities. SCT offers bespoke services to its customers, with the option to move up the value chain in pattern making, grading and cutting, or the choice of fabrics.   www.sctdeveloppement.fr   SOCOVET SISTEM is a full-service player, from embroidery to stitching   Since 1972, SOCOVET SISTEM has helped designers and creators develop collections with a French touch. SOCOVET can assist with collections for both men and women and the company will take care of pattern creation from sketches; of the manufacturing of the first prototype; and, finally, of alterations and pattern grading.   SOCOVET manages all aspects of production. The company offers fast manufacturing of the first production prototype and has four production groups (including one dedicated to collections and small ranges). SOCOVET’s production facility is fitted with the latest technology, including Lectra equipment, automated cutting Bullmer machines, and special stitch machines.   SOCOVET has a locally based network of partners for embroidery, digital printing, pleating and washing. The company can conduct prime-cost studies in order to optimize processes for its clients.   SOCOVET offers a range of products, including jackets, coats (for men and women), dresses, skirts, and tops. The company deals with both tailored garments and dressmaking, making use of an array of materials — wool, chiffon, crêpe, lace, fur and leather yoke, technical fabrics, wadding, as well as cut and sewn knitwear.   www.socovet.com   About The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE   The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London facilitates trade development between France and the UK. UBIFRANCE offers a wide range of services to French-based companies, so as to assist them in their business activities within the UK. As such, it organises B2B events in the form of conferences and networking opportunities.   The French Trade Commission is organising a showroom for leading contract-clothing manufacturers: the event will take place from 9.00am to 6.30pm at the Meridien Piccadilly Hotel in central London, on 29 April 2014. Members of the trade and the media who would like to attend should contact the Press Office of the French Trade Commission.   For further information about UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3925 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/

Reed Expositions predicts bumper year for Intralogistics Europe 2014

Aurore Bernard - 06-mars-2014 15:52:27
Alain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Global Transport Group (a division of Reed Expositions), organisers of the SITL Europe 2014 trade fair, reveals his expectations for Intralogistics Europe 2014. This leading transport-and-logistics trade show, which specializes in handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution, is being held concurrently with SITL from 1 to 4 April 2014, in the Paris region (France).   Intralogistics Europe 2014 will take place from 1 to 4 April of this year in conjunction with SITL Europe 2014, as well as the World Transport & Logistics Forum, Maritime Day, European Rail Freight Day and the Humanitarian Logistics Conference. The trade shows will be held in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, in Paris Nord Villepinte (north of the French capital).   A lain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Global Transport Group (a division of Reed Expositions), organisers of SITL, gives his thoughts on the upcoming events as well as on current trends in the transport sector and logistics industry.   Interest in Intralogistics 2014 started to pick up pace back in November 2013. Is this still the case, with one month to go before the opening?   The enthusiasm has grown and accelerated. In November 2013, taking into account the number of reservations made and [the number of] brands expressing an interest in the Intralogistics 2014 trade show, we were forecasting 15% growth in exhibitor numbers. Today, that figure is in excess of 30% and the initial objective of 150 exhibitors has been well and truly surpassed.   Consequently, we have had to expand the exhibition’s surface area to 10,000m². Given that the trade show is only in its second year, this confirms the need for an exhibition dedicated to handling equipment and automated systems.   How has this growth reflected the three areas of interest at the exhibition?   The progression in numbers of exhibitors is even across the three areas of interest, with a strong presence of the leaders in each Intralogistics sector: Automation, Mobile (industrial trucks, lifting and handling equipment, etc.), and the Static sector (racking and shelving, storage solutions and packing). With regard to the last one of the three, several specialist providers in the field of warehouse construction and door supply have confirmed their attendance. Many exhibitors are involved in two, or even three, of the areas covered by the trade show.   For all these businesses, the Intralogistics trade show has become a central, professional event that allows them to present their innovations, products and services. The event responds to a clear market need that goes beyond its original target, which was to promote the handling equipment and automated systems that process, streamline and optimise the physical flow of supply, production and distribution.   What are the results so far of initiatives set up by Reed Expositions with regard to future visitors?   In the build-up to this year’s event, Reed Expositions has been identifying project planners, basing its search on visitors from the 2013 event; on a database of decision makers, specifiers and buyers of intralogistics solutions; and on pre-registered visitors. At this stage, the majority of these qualified visitors are interested in the fields of handling and automation, and more than 30% of the projects involve an evolution or significant changes to current handling systems.   This initiative seeks to ensure that projects are well planned in terms of agreed investment and will enable the project planners at Intralogistics 2014 to identify suppliers to partner them with in order to implement the project.   How do you ensure that the connections made at the exhibition respond to this demand?   There are several ways in which we look to establish connections with the exhibitors. In the first instance, visitors that have completed the pre-registration process are directed to the suppliers that are capable of responding to their search in handling equipment and automation.   Secondly, our teams work with the visitor to better define their project. This can be done on arrival, or can be organised by Reed at the event itself. Reed also offers this customer service on an ongoing basis, both before and after the event.   Lastly, visitors are invited to make use of a Project Planners Space, in which they can present their projects and arrange meetings with exhibitors.   How would you describe the projects that will be presented?   The projects will be wide-ranging and, in the main, come from the major players in their respective markets. The sectors that will be represented include automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, cosmetics, e-commerce, food processing, heavy industry, and multichannel distribution. Projects are led by senior-level managers that are seeking a return on investment and fast improvements in productivity. In that sense, many involve automation, with the objective of reducing production costs.   What are the other high points visitors can look forward to?   With the participation of exhibitors and qualified visitors, and led by a steering committee, a cycle of around 20 conferences and workshops is planned, with updates, testimonials, [focuses on] innovations and trends, together with actual case studies.   A particular highlight will be the first plenary conference, entitled Warehouse automation, how far?   It will be chaired by Jean-Michel Guarneri, Vice President of Supply Chain for Vente Privée (www.vente-privee.com) and member of the steering committee.   On the last day of the event, three Innovation Awards will be presented, one for each section of the Intralogistics trade show.   Exhibitors at Intralogistics Europe 2014   Below is the list of exhibitors due to take part in the trade show.   @VANCE TRANSPORT ITEMS-ACK FORANKRA-ACTEMIUM-ALSTEF AUTOMATION-ALVEY SAMOVIE-AMBAFLEX-APOLLO-APPLIED MATERIALS-A-SAFE-AUTOMATED PACKAGING SYSTEMS FRANCE-BA SYSTEMES-BAC-LAND PACK-BAK ORGANISATION-BALEA-BALYO-BAUER SUDLOHN-BMZ GMBH-BOA CONCEPT-BOPLAN-CABKA GMBH AND CO. KG-CINEO LOGISTICS-CIUCH SOLUTIONS-CRAEMER FRANCE-DOLAV FRANCE-DUPLEIX LOCASTOCK-DUWIC-EASYPACK SARL-EPALIA-ETIGO-FERALCO-FETRA-FGP-FHG IPP LOGIPAL-FIVES CINETIC-FLANDRE AUTOMATION-FRANCE FIL INTERNATIONAL-FROMM FRANCE-GEORG UTZ SARL-GETRA-HANGCHA FRANCE-HEXACOMB-HORMANN FRANCE-HU.CA CONSULTING-IMH-JUNGHEINRICH FRANCE-L-EX-LIFTEC-LIFTOP-LPR LA PALETTE ROUGE-MANITOU-MARCEAU-MARZIN SARL-MATRAFORM-MAVIFLEX-MDM-MECALUX FRANCE-MECANIC BINAIRE SERVICE-METTLER TOLEDO SAS-MOVOMECH-NERGECO-NETWORK EQUIPMENT RENTAL-NORCAN-OCS CHECKWEIGHERS GMBH-DS SMITH-PAKI LOGISTICS GMBH-PALET FACILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION-PROCARIST-PRODEX-QIMAROX B.V.-RAEDER VOGEL, RAEDER -U- ROLLENGEBRICK GMBH 1 CO.KG-RAJA-ROS FRANCE-SARL B-COM-SAVOYE SA-SCALLOG-SCHOELLER ALLIBERT-SDI GROUP-SMART-FLOW-SMURFIT KAPPA FRANCE-SNOX AUTOMATION BVBA-SOCO SYSTEM-SSI SCHAEFER-STOCK3P-STOW FRANCE-STRAPEX SA-SYCA SYSTEMS-SYLEPS-TENTE S A-TER SA - GROUPE YTHALES INVESTISSEMENT-TIANJIN ZERPO SUPPLY CO. LTD-TRANSITIC SYSTEMS SARL-ULMA HANDLING SYSTEMS FRANCE-VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES FRANCE   About Reed Expositions   Reed Expositions is the French subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser. Reed Expositions organises over 50 trade shows per year in France across a range of sectors including the environment, marketing and communication, as well as transport and logistics.      Reed Expositions will be organising Instralogistics Europe 2014, a leading trade show on transport and logistics, which specializes in handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution. The trade show was launched in 2013.   Intralogistics Europe 2014 will run concurrently with SITL Europe 2014, as well as the World Transport & Logistics Forum, Maritime Day, European Rail Freight Day and the Humanitarian Logistics Conference. These events will take place from 1 to 4 April 2014 in Hall 6, at the Parc des Expositions, in Paris Nord Villepinte (north of Paris, in France).   For further information about Reed Expositions, please go to: www.reedexpo.fr   For further information about Intralogistics Europe, please go to: www.intralogistics-paris.com/site/GB   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3915 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/   Note to Editors   Copyright - The UBIFRANCE Press Office in London is waiving its copyright on the content included in this press release, which means that recipients are free to reproduce, modify and circulate it if they wish to do so and as far as copyright law is concerned. 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UBIFRANCE showcases French leaders in wind power at EWEA 2014

Coline BORDET - 24-févr.-2014 15:43:08
UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will present 15 leading companies in the wind-energy sector during the EWEA 2014 trade show, in Barcelona (Spain), from 10 to 13 March 2014. The companies will be exhibiting on the 200m² French Pavilion, in co-operation with the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER) and the French Wind Power Professionals Association (FEE) under the Windustry France banner.   France has a key role to play at a European and a global level with regard to wind energy, and can bring tangible added value to the sector. Figures for the period going from late 2013 to early 2014 show that wind-power capacity that is connected to the power grid, in France, amounted to 8,000MW. France’s goal is that, by 2020, nearly a quarter (i.e. 23%) of the country’s demand for energy will be met thanks to renewable-energy sources.   France ranks fourth in Europe in terms of installed capacity and electricity produced, and the offshore sector has the greatest potential for growth, with calls to tender already in progress. French manufacturers are, therefore, able to consider investing in a sector that will be competitive against its European rivals.   The vast number of initiatives launched by French regional players has contributed to the strong growth recorded by the French wind-power industry: Bourgogne Développement, the Conseil Régional de Picardie (Regional Council of Picardy) and Le Havre Développement will attend EWEA 2014 alongside companies from their respective regions.   The 200m² French Pavilion at EWEA 2014 (Hall 6, Stand 6C70-A) will showcase a range of leading French-based companies and other entities in the field of wind power. The trade show will take place from 10 to 13 March of this year in Barcelona (Spain). Visitors are invited to visit the stand on 10 March in order to meet the participants during an informal drinks reception.   The French Pavilion is being organized by UBIFRANCE in partnership with SER (Booth 6C70-A) and FEE (Booth 6C70-G), under the Windustry France banner (Booth 6C70-A). The participating companies are listed below; further information is available on request.     Astrium   Astrium (Booth 6D70-L) specializes in the technological development and manufacture of wind-turbine blades.   www.astrium.eads.net     Bourgogne Développement   Bourgogne Développement (Booth 6C70-B) is the Burgundy Regional Development Agency. Its main aim is to promote and enhance the attractiveness of the Burgundy region, in Eastern France.   www.bourgognedeveloppement.com     Conseil Régional de Picardie   The Conseil Régional de Picardie (Booth 6C70-E) is the regional council for Picardy, in Northern France. It supports the development of wind-power-sector companies in the region. Picardy is the leading French region in terms of installed wind-power capacity.   www.picardie.fr     Delta Box   Delta Box (Booth 6C70-D) designs and manufactures obstruction lights and supplies low-, medium- and high-intensity solutions.   www.delta-box.com     Dialog   Dialog (Booth 6C70-A) is a logistics-services provider: its areas of expertise include lifting operations, order picking, packaging, and wooden crates. Dialog is backed by the Windustry France programme, which is, itself, supported by the French government.   www.dialogsas.fr     ENCIS Wind   ENCIS Wind (Booth 6C70-H) offers turnkey solutions for wind analysis and measurement.   www.enciswind.com     Eoltech   Eoltech (Booth 6D70-O) is an independent design consultancy that focuses on the analysis of wind-generating potential.   www.eoltech.fr     Epsiline   Epsiline (Booth 6C70-I) is a technological start-up that has developed a new generation of laser wind-speed indicators that are adapted to the wind-energy and meteorology sectors.   www.epsiline.com     FRANCEOLE SAS   FRANCEOLE SAS (Booth 6C70-C) is a fully owned subsidiary of Pelican Venture and the only French manufacturer of steel wind-turbine masts.   www.franceole.com     Le Havre Développement   Le Havre Développement (Booths 6C70-J & 6C70-K) is the regional economic-development agency for Le Havre (in Normandy). It strives to provide support to the companies that structure the economic landscape of the territory, especially in the field of offshore wind energy.   www.havre-developpement.com     Nass&Wind Industrie   Nass&Wind Industrie (Booth 6D70-K) provides offshore-wind solutions as well as development and engineering services for projects in the sector.   http://nassetwind.com/     Plastima–Polyecim   Plastima-Polyecim (Booth 6C70-A) is a top-ranking plastics-technology company. It designs and produces moulded parts made from fiberglass and is backed by the Windustry France programme.   www.plastima.fr     PLENR, OPENR and PARTENR   PLENR, OPENR and PARTENR (Booth 6C70-B) are three companies dedicated to renewable energies that provide a wide range of services. PLENR offers assessments, consulting services, software solutions, and R&D; OPENR provides services and solutions in relation to technical inspections, technical operations, and QSE management; PARTENR specializes in installation and maintenance works.   www.plenr.fr     STX France   Through STX Europe Offshore Energy, its subsidiary, STX France (Booth 6D70-N) offers its expertise in the engineering and manufacture of tailored renewable-marine-energy solutions.   www.stxfrance.com     VALOREM SAS   VALOREM SAS (Booth 6D70-L) provides services in all areas of the renewable-energy sector, ranging from development to construction, in addition to technical studies and maintenance operations.   www.valorem-energie.com     Wind For Future   Wind For Future (Booth 6C70-B) brings together players in the wind-power industry that are based in Burgundy and the eastern central regions of France.   www.windforfuture.com     About UBIFRANCE   UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.   In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.   UBIFRANCE is showcasing 15 French companies at EWEA 2014, on the French Pavilion (Hall 6, Stand 6C70-A). EWEA 2014 will take place in Barcelona (Spain) from 3 to 10 March of this year.   EWEA 2014 is one of the most important events for the wind-power industry. The four-day event takes place in a different city every year and features exhibitions, conferences and opportunities for industry networking.   For further information about the trade show, please go to: www.ewea.org   For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/   For further information about the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER), please go to: www.enr.fr   For further information about France Energie Eolienne (FEE), please go to: www.fee.asso.fr   For further information about Windustry France, please go to:  www.windustry.fr     For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3919 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  

SITL Europe announces packed programme for April 2014

Coline BORDET - 19-févr.-2014 16:52:09
With six weeks to go before its official opening, SITL Europe, the international trade show for transport, logistics and freight forwarding, has announced that four new events will take place during the four-day event. The trade show will take place from 1 to 4 April 2014 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre (north of Paris).   In addition to highlights such as the 14th annual Innovation Awards and half-day conference cycles organized around the key themes of the trade show, the four days of SITL Europe 2014 will be marked by four important new events.   On Tuesday 1 April, the World Transport & Logistics Forum will open the main international day. In association with UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, and consultancy firm Transport Intelligence, a plenary conference will be held on the theme of Logistics strategies to take advantage of global growth and will present a preview of the World Bank’s 2014 study into logistics performance. This will be followed by a debate between shippers, service providers, economists and delegates from institutions.   In the afternoon, official delegations from six countries – Algeria, Brazil, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand and the USA – in the presence of French government ministers, will debate logistics and transportation issues relevant to those markets. The World Transport & Logistics Forum will close with a conference focusing on key trends in the sector.   On Wednesday 2 April, SITL Europe will host Maritime Day, an event which has been developed in partnership with Eurogroup Consulting, with a focus on maritime and river transport. The aim of the day is to review the opportunities offered by new shipowner alliances and new innovative port/river services. The transport of containers and cereals over the waterways will also be discussed, with a presentation on developments in the Trans-European Transport Network (RTE-T). This will provide the stepping stone into Thursday’s European Rail Freight Day.   For the fifth time in a row at SITL, a European Rail Freight Day will take place during the trade show. On Thursday 3 April, in co-operation with Eurogroup Consulting, delegates will reveal the results of the 2014 barometer, which focuses on how shippers perceive the rail-services offering. The barometer is carried out amongst 100 European manufacturers and distributors and introduces a cycle of conferences on rates, rail corridors, network access and slots, which will be illustrated by concrete examples.   On Friday 4 April, which is the final day of the trade show, a new concept will be launched, whose aim is to help industry players anticipate the key trends in the supply-chain sector. Companies such as Branded Future for Logistics, Mines PariTech, consultancy firm Transport Intelligence, and ASLOG (the French logistics association) will assess many possible evolutions in the sector.   Another highlight on the Friday will be the conference dedicated to Humanitarian Logistics, an initiative of the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA), which is the only global association in this sector. The HLA, which has 2,300 members coming from international solidarity associations, the private sector, universities and research establishments, will, for the first time, hold its general assembly at the same time as SITL Europe.   "This global summit on humanitarian logistics will enable a comparison of logistics organisations between the NGOs and business – especially in terms of their shared stocks, information-systems design, or staff training,” says Jean-Christophe Crespel, co-founder of HLA.   Intralogistics Europe, the trade show for handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution, is being held concurrently with SITL 2014 and has already exceeded its exhibitor target, with over 150 companies signed up to the event, as things stand.   Alain Bagnaud, director of Reed Exhibitions’ Global Transport and Logistics Group, says: “Of the Top 20 European logistics-services providers, 70% have already registered, including Geodis, Norbert Dentressangle and Kuehne+Nagel. To this, we can also add more than 200 transporters and logistics suppliers that are present either independently or as part of a group, such as Astre, Evolutrans, France Lots, France Benne, Pall-ex and Tred Union. This means that SITL Europe 2014 will present an exceptional offering of transport and logistics companies, proving that it can tackle the great international challenges of today.”   This strong uptake, the organisers of the trade show point out, is matched by new initiatives to assist visitors in finding projects that correspond to their activity. Assisted by a telemarketing programme, selected visitors are interviewed in order to identify projects that are under current or future development. Following analysis of the responses, the visitors are put in contact with exhibitors whose products and solutions match their needs.   For personalised programmes, visitors can go to the Project Space at the entrance to the exhibition, where they will be welcomed by a consultant who will suggest a tailor-made visit plan, including the possibility of arranging meetings with given exhibitors.   About SITL   SITL 2014 will take place from 1 to 4 April of this year in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, in Paris Nord Villepinte (north of the French capital). SITL stands for Semaine Internationale du Transport et de la Logistique, i.e. the International Week for Transport and Logistics.   Intralogistics Europe, the World Transport & Logistics Forum, Maritime Day, European Rail Freight Day and the Humanitarian Logistics conference will also take place over the course of the four-day event.   For further information, please go to: http://www.sitl.eu/     For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3914 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  

ITESOFT wins two 2013 Document Manager Awards in London

Coline BORDET - 09-déc.-2013 17:29:31
ITESOFT, a leading international developer of automated Purchase to Pay (P2P) solutions, has won two individual awards for its software at the prestigious 2013 Document Manager Awards, held on 3 October 2013 in central London (UK). ITESOFT UK is headquartered in Farnham (Surrey).   “ITESOFT’s Purchase to Pay solutions are once again recognised as the world’s leading automated suite,” explains Nick Dunnett, MD of ITESOFT UK, which is headquartered in Farnham, Surrey (in South-Eastern England).   This is the 8th Document Manager Award that ITESOFT has achieved in the past six years, recognising the company’s ongoing dedication to fostering innovation in relation to the functionalities and quality of this market-leading P2P software application.   The 2013 Document Manager Awards ceremony took place at Hotel Russell London, in central London, on 3 October of this year. ITESOFT was given two awards: the Workflow & BPM Product of the Year Award and the Document Management Product of the Year Award.   The ITESOFT.Share solution, winner of the Workflow & BPM Product of the Year Awards, is a powerful archive, workflow and approval software application. This web-based solution has been designed to automate manual authorisation procedures such as invoice approval, discrepancy handling and purchase-order requisitioning.   Winning this award amounts to a recognition of ITESOFT’s ongoing commitment to leveraging innovative technologies in order to help companies gain control of their P2P processes. This ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in the fact that ITESOFT invests 25% of its revenue — i.e. double the industry standard — in R&D to safeguard its position as a global leader in automated P2P solutions.   The Document Management Product of the Year Award is an exclusive category presented to organisations that are at the forefront of innovation in the P2P automation arena. The superior functionalities of ITESOFT.Share, as compared to what competitors have to offer, were recognised, most notably ITESOFT.Share’s enhanced compatibility with smartphones for the agile workforce of today and its seamless integration with multiple finance applications in real time.   “Winning the second award of the ceremony identifies ITESOFT as a global leader of P2P automated solutions for another year, and acknowledges the superior functionality of ITESOFT.Share against competing solutions,” stresses Nick Dunnett.   ITESOFT has consistently focused on the functionality and usability of its leading P2P solutions such as ITESOFT.Dashboard — a tool that seamlessly tracks Purchase to Pay processes in real time, from the moment an invoice is received, all the way through to payment.   A new, innovative addition to the P2P suite is ITESOFT.SupplierPortal, a web-based collaborative platform to further drive business efficiencies throughout the P2P process.   ITESOFT.SupplierPortal has been designed following extensive client feedback: it provides suppliers with a platform to easily check up on the status of their invoices in real time (i.e. ‘received’, ‘processing in progress’, ‘ready for payment’, or ‘paid’). ITESOFT explains that this tool, when combined with ITESOFT.Share , delivers a world-class solution which, typically, achieves an attractive return on investment (RoI) over a period of 12 to 18 months.   ITESOFT’s twofold go-to-market strategy is as follows. First of all, ITESOFT sells on-premises solutions, through the company’s FreeMind business unit. This includes software licences and associated professional services to implement automated document-capture and document-processing projects, both for large organisations and medium-size companies.   Second, ITESOFT provides an automated Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for the capture and processing of supplier invoices. This is done through Yooz, which is the company’s independent business unit serving SMEs, associations, firms of certified accountants, and local-government organisations.   ITESOFT solutions have been implemented in over 650 companies globally in a wide range of business sectors, including government services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, utilities, logistics and distribution, manufacturing, construction, and the services sector. At present, ITESOFT’s solutions intelligently process in excess of one billion documents each year.   About ITESOFT   ITESOFT is an international software vendor of multi-channel document-capture and process-automation solutions aimed at accelerating, streamlining, and securing document-centric business processes. Leveraging the company’s specialised R&D laboratories and research programmes, the levels of performance and innovation offered by ITESOFT’s solutions have helped the company gain the status of an internationally recognized leader beyond its Number One market position in France.   ITESOFT deploys its solutions to automate critical business processes for over 1,000 clients in medium-sized-to-large organisations and SMEs in 29 countries, handling more than a billion documents every year across a wide range of business sectors.   ITESOFT offers a unique value proposition to its clients. ITESOFT’s solutions measurably and significantly increase the efficiency of document-centric business processes — both paper-based and electronic — such as Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash, customer case handling, and more, by increasing productivity and reducing costs while ensuring end-to-end process reliability and traceability. These solutions provide managers in client entities with the decision-making tools they need to monitor and control their processes, including supplier scoring, KPI monitoring and reporting.   Founded in 1984, ITESOFT has offices in France, Germany and the UK, serving Western European markets (i.e. these three countries as well as Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland), North Africa and the USA.   With a staff of 196, the company generated consolidated revenue of €21.7 million in 2012.   ITESOFT has been listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange since February 2001 (Compartment C – ISIN Code FR0004026151 – Mnemonic ITE – Reuters: ITFT.LN – Bloomberg: ITES FP).   For further information, please go to: www.itesoft.co.uk   For further information about The Document Manager Awards, please go to www.dmawards.com   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3900 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  

UBIFRANCE showcases French leaders in MRE at EWEA Offshore 2013

Coline BORDET - 30-oct.-2013 12:45:24
UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will present an array of leading companies during the EWEA Offshore 2013 trade show, in Frankfurt (Germany), from 19 to 21 November 2013. The companies will be exhibiting on the 200m² French Pavilion, in co-operation with the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER), the French Wind Power Professionals Association (FEE), and the French Marine Industry Group (GICAN).   The renewable-energies industry is expanding very quickly in Europe, with particularly large growth in the offshore-wind-power sector. This industry is supported by significant investment programmes in Germany and in the UK. There is also notable investment in France, where the sector is starting to take shape and is making use of existing know-how embedded in other industries such as offshore oil, harbour infrastructure, onshore wind-power, transport and logistics, shipbuilding and aerospace.   The 200m² French Pavilion at EWEA Offshore 2013 (Hall 3.0, Stands E70, E74 and E80) will showcase a range of leading French-based companies and other entities in the field of renewable energy and the marine industry. The trade show takes place from 19 to 21 November of this year in Frankfurt (Western Germany).   The Haute Normandie delegation will comprise five exhibitors and will be present at Booth 3.0, on Stand E70. Haute Normandie is in north-western France.   Le Havre Developpement is the economic development agency for the area of Le Havre ( www.havre-developpement.com ). D.E.F is a fire-fighting-system specialist ( www.def-online.com ). Fouré Lagadec specializes in industrial sheet-metalwork, industrial maintenance, wind power and marine systems ( www.fourelagadec.com ). G-TEC is a company with geological, geophysical, geotechnical and environmental expertise ( www.g-tec.eu ). Manoffshore is a local partner in the field of harbour operations and industrial-project logistics ( www.manoffshore.fr ).     The Pays de la Loire delegation will consist of seven exhibitors and will be present at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74. Pays de la Loire is in western France.   Pays de la Loire Region is the regional economic development agency ( www.agence-paysdelaloire.fr ). Valorem is an independent renewable-energies operator ( www.valorem-energie.com ). Navalu is an aluminium-shipbuilding specialist ( www.navalu.fr ). Net-Wind provides preventative and curative maintenance on wind-power systems ( www.net-wind.com ). Neopolia is a specialist in the management of joint projects in the aeronautical, naval, offshore and rail industries ( www.neopolia.fr ). Acebi is a world-leading supplier in the marine-equipment industry ( www.acebi.com ). Sogebras specializes in harbour operations, maritime transport and logistics ( www.sogebras.com ).   The Brittany delegation will include four exhibitors and will be present at Booth 3.0, on Stand E80. Brittany is in western France.   Bretagne Commerce International is part of the regional council and assists in the international development of companies based in Brittany ( www.bretagne-international.com ). Bretagne Pôle Naval is an industrial cluster for marine engineering, repair services, and shipbuilding ( http://bretagnepolenaval.org ). Winacelle is a specialist in floating wind turbines (Booth 3.0 Stand E74). Piriou specialises in shipbuilding and in ship repairs for medium-sized vessels ( www.piriou.com ).      The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region will be represented by one exhibitor at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74. Nord-Pas-de-Calais is in northern France.   Dunkerque Promotion is a local economic development agency representing Jade, CNP Dunkerque, OG2S, Port de Dunkerque and Port de Boulogne-sur-Mer ( www.dunkerquepromotion.org ).   UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency, will also host some of its partners on the French Pavilion. The Windustry initiative aims to promote the know-how and skills of French companies to those outside France and will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74. The Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (or SER), the trade association for renewable energies in France, will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74 ( www.enr.fr ). France Energie Eolienne (or FEE), the association of French wind-power professionals, will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand G20 ( http://fee.asso.fr ).   The Groupement des Industries de Construction et Activités Navales (or GICAN), the trade association for the marine sector in France, will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74 ( http://www.gican.asso.fr/en/ ), in partnership with the Hutchinson Company, a worldwide group which develops innovative solutions that are particularly adapted to the severe environment of offshore-wind-energy activities. The company will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand G20.   About UBIFRANCE   UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.   In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.   UBIFRANCE is showcasing a large selection of French companies at EWEA Offshore on the French Pavilion (Hall 3.0, Stands E70, E74 and E80). EWEA Offshore 2013 will take place in Frankfurt (Germany) from 19 to 21 November.   The EWEA Offshore exhibition is one of the most important events for the ocean-energy and offshore-wind-power industry. The event takes place once every two years and covers all aspects of offshore-wind development, bringing together industry experts from over 60 countries.   For further information about the trade show, please go to: www.ewea.org   For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3889 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  

UBIFRANCE and DHL Express team up in export-promotion campaign for SMEs

Philip Jolly - 09-oct.-2013 18:16:57
DHL Express, the international express-delivery group, and UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, have teamed up to launch a worldwide campaign in order to support the export drive of French-based SMEs. This is the first such initiative of its kind. Starting in October 2013, the deliveries of parcels and other items by DHL Express from France will include a message by both DHL Express and UBIFRANCE, in order to promote the know-how of French companies and to support their efforts to export. The message that has been chosen is : Buy the French Touch ! As part of an unprecedented and original promotional campaign about what distinguishes French products and businesses, supported by the two partners’ networks, the message will initially feature on 300,000 packages shipped to over 220 countries and territories where DHL Express is present. The aim is to enhance, in a targeted way, French exports, with a promotional message that is directly addressed to international importers,  who may be interested in developing their business with France. Michel Akavi, CEO of DHL International Express France, explains, “We are very pleased to have concluded this public-private partnership with UBIFRANCE to encourage the promotion of the French Touch throughout the world. At DHL Express, we believe, just as UBIFRANCE does, that it is essential to support the French small-medium [-size] companies that export -- one of the keys to France’s economy. This is why our teams of international specialists are doing everything in their power to accompany companies by placing at their disposal the services and the infrastructures for dispatching and logistics [that are] adapted to their needs. And this works! Over the first five months of 2013, the volume of exports by our small-medium [-size] customers has increased by 12%, compared with the same period in 2012.” Through this initiative, DHL Express, world leader (with 32% market share) and Number One in France (with 28% market share) in international express deliveries, is stressing its commitment to export markets and to French enterprise. With over 270,000 customers, DHL Express France serves approximately 25,000 SMEs that have at least 250 employees each. These are small and medium-size companies that perform even better when they develop their business internationally, as shown by the exclusive study made by IHS for DHL. About DHL DHL is a logistics company working worldwide: as a world leader in logistics, DHL is proud to be called The Logistics Company for the entire world. DHL provides its customers with its expertise in international express deliveries, in air and maritime cargo, as well as ground and rail transport, focused on logistics solutions and international deliveries. DHL’s international network, connecting more than 220 countries and territories, with almost 285,000 employees across the world, gives customers an excellent quality of service and knowledge of local markets to satisfy their needs throughout an integrated supply chain. DHL assumes its social responsibility and supports programmes to protect the climate, intervening in case of natural disasters as well as in education programmes. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group had a turnover of more than 55 billion euros in 2012. For further information, please go to: www.dhl.fr About UBIFRANCE UBIFRANCE, the French government agency for the international development of companies, is a public-sector entity dedicated to industry and commerce under the Ministry of Economy and Finance as well as the Ministry of Foreign Commerce and the Treasury Department of the French Government. UBIFRANCE has a network of over 1,400 multicultural agents in France and in the rest of the world, with 80 offices present in 70 countries. UBIFRANCE is dedicated to accompanying French-based small and medium-size companies that export. UBIFRANCE also manages the VIE Programme ( Volontariat International en Entreprise ) for the deployment of young graduates outside France. For further information, please go to: www.ubifrance.com    
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The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London:  The partner of choice of the French Export Team The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, which is based in central London, is a French government organisation that comes under the aegis of the Secretary of State in charge of Foreign Trade.  UBIFRANCE assists French-based companies seeking potential partners and new markets within the United Kingdom, and, more generally, promotes Franco-British trade relations. Our team can help UK-based companies to identify potential French suppliers. The UK is a mature and demanding market, but it is also full of potential and opportunities: over 15,000 French businesses already sell their goods and services in Britain. In 2011, UBIFRANCE UK made a difference by helping French-based businesses across the board - UBIFRANCE UK organised 35 trade missions and trade shows for French exhibitors - UBIFRANCE UK accompanied and assisted 600 French-based

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