Telecommunications and Space
french technology for high performance, miniature, autonomous geolocation tracker
On the occasion of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 2nd-5th March 2015, M2M and geolocation specialist AGUILA Technologies is launching its very latest generation GPS mini-tracker, the AGUILA1000, on the European market. Light, with very long energy autonomy, it is the smallest geolocation tracker in the world today. The company will be located on Business France’s French Pavilion, Hall 5 Stand 5B61.
New uses to meet increasing needs for geolocation
The current surge in thefts of shipments, jewellery, works of art, equipment, machinery and various commodities, together with the increased requirement for anticipation in the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors are making geolocation systems even more of a necessity. Now there is a demand to track an ever-increasing number of ever-smaller elements with systems that are even more powerful and discreet.
Accordingly, AGUILA Technologies has developed a highly innovative mini geolocation tracker.Its energy autonomy (of up to 1 year), borderless coverage with GPRS communications, accuracy, small size and lightness (weighing less than 35g) open up new uses in a market with increasing requirements in terms of anti-theft monitoring and traceability.
Very strong interests from the market
Currently this miniature GPS tracker is eliciting a great deal of interest amongst insurance companies and security and logistics professionals, with orders received for several thousand units. Its presence at the Mobile World Congress aims to open up major foreign markets, in particular partnerships with distributors and integrators in the geolocation and security sectors.
A real technological innovation
The AGUILA1000 mini-tracker from AGUILA Technologies is the result of several years of Research and Development..
The technological feat consists of incorporating a set of technology innovations within an extremely small sized unit: a highly sensitive mini-GPS, accurate to 3m, movement and impact sensors, Bluetooth 4 (low-consumption) communications, GPRS data transmission, and various power-management scenarios making possible long-lasting and complete energy autonomy.
"This is the result of our geolocation experiences in difficult real-world situations and also of AGUILAs advanced R&D", explains Hubert Forgeot, founder and CEO of AGUILA Technologies. "With this mini geolocation system we have a significant competitive advantage over current units, which are larger and have much shorter battery lives. Our tracker can remain on standby for up to 1 year, depending on the mode of use."
Method of operation
All the monitoring and alert parameters (sensitivity to movement, tracking duration and regularity, outline of the security area, geofencing, etc.) can be configured remotely with simplified ergonomics, using a smartphone, tablet or PC.
For complete reliability, whatever the mode of use selected, the system regularly sends messages to the user confirming its power level and correct functioning.
About AGUILA Technologies
AGUILA is a high-tech company specialising in communicative electronic systems (Machine to Machine) and geolocation.
An expert in small-size and very low power consumption connected objects, AGUILA has developed products for high-growth business sectors using geolocation, such as intelligent transport systems and environmental monitoring. AGUILA is now a player recognised for its strength in innovation, with highly specialized expertise, particularly in M2M communicative systems sectors.
For further information, contact: email@example.com or go on companys website http://aguila.fr/en/
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Mrs Anne Dessemond
Press Office - BUSINESSFRANCE London
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Rail and Urban transport
Rail Freight Meetings in spotlight at SITL Paris 2015
Rail Freight Meetings in spotlight at SITL Paris 2015
With workshops, a showroom and work areas across a space of 300 m², the Rail Freight Meetings will constitute one of the key innovations at SITL Paris 2015, which will be taking place from 31 March to 2 April in Paris (France). Innovative players such as Herta France, SNCF Freight and Agenia are looking forward to this key event. Under the aegis of France’s Secretary of State for Transport, the Rail Freight Meetings reflect the measures entrusted to the Association of Freight Transport Users (or AUTF, in French) following the ministerial conferences held with respect to the revival of rail freight in France.
The aim is to have a business dialogue at the service of growth in the rail industry, and, more particularly, to match supply and demand in the field of rail freight and combined road-rail transport by means of business meetings between shippers and all those involved in the rail-industry value chain.
The three case studies below illustrate the scope and interest of the Rail Freight Meetings due to take place at SITL Paris 2015, from 31 March to 2 April of this year.
CASE STUDY 1: HERTA FRANCE
"We would like to use rail freight and combined road-rail but we do not find that the shoe fits,” says Marc Bernard, Transport & Supply Chain Projects Manager for Herta France — a comment which reflects the difficulty faced by shippers when evaluating current rail and multimodal offerings.
"Traffic volumes and the will to deploy these alternative solutions exist,” points out Christian Rose, Executive Officer at AUTF, who bases his comment on an audit carried out among purchasing managers. "Though they lack visibility in terms of capacity and rail operations, compared to the very dynamic road possibilities.”
A subsidiary of the Nestlé Group, Herta France operates factories in Arras (northern France) and Strasbourg (eastern France) that process 95,000 tonnes of food products per year. Using controlled-temperature storage, the goods are sent daily to two logistical hubs — one located in Ile-de-France (i.e. the Paris Region) and the other in the Lyons region — before being sent on to supply the retail trade.
"This just-in-time logistics process, today, is done 100% by road. On the Arras-Lyons link, for example, we use up to 12 refrigerated trucks per day,” laments Marc Bernard. From the agricultural producer through to the consumer, Herta France’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets mean, in practice, that the company must actively seek sustainable organisations that reduce its carbon footprint in relation to all the links in its supply chain.
"Implemented in the choice of raw materials, production methodology, packaging, etc., our social-responsibility plan also covers our out-bound logistics. This is the reason why we are looking for rail and multimodal solutions linked to our retail clients,” explains Marc Bernard.
With this aim in mind, Herta France will be at the Rail Freight Meetings: "This event is a time-benefit accelerator, which will help us to achieve our ambition to lower our distribution carbon footprint. Herta wants to use rail and combined freight,” says Marc Bernard, who has high expectations of the trade show.
At the Rail Freight Meetings, the manufacturer hopes to better understand how the rail sector operates. "We want to develop links with the professionals who can best respond to our logistics needs right through to the final customer, and also discover all the available multimodal innovations,” explains Marc Bernard.
CASE STUDY 2: SNCF FREIGHT Rail services have evolved over the last decade and have, in many ways, been revitalised. "Deregulation has put the clients and their requirements at the heart of the issue. Competition and the effects of the [financial] crisis have led to a rethink of the service and internal organisation of SNCF Freight,” says Olivier Juban, Director of SNCF, the State-owned French railway operator.
It is in this context that the Rail Freight Meetings are an excellent occasion for SNCF Freight to meet procurement managers in order to explain current industry developments and, also, how the railway sector can respond to logistics challenges.
Shared services, Multi-Lots/Multi-Clients options, long trains, combined rail-road initiatives, and ‘rail highways’ are various aspects of the range of solutions developed by SNCF Freight, which demonstrate the company’s efficiency and relevance. "Driven by teams managing production and sales, the solutions are configured to respond to the complex logistics challenge from purchasers within a framework of sustainable collaboration,” explains Olivier Juban.
CASE STUDY 3: AGENIA
Agenia is a subsidiary of NGE, a multi-expertise group in the field of public works with a turnover of €1.5 billion. Agenia works with shippers, local communities and logistics hubs in order to develop sound rail-transport links and multimodal solutions.
“The expertise of Agenia is wide-ranging: from the construction and management of rail infrastructure through to developing rail-freight offerings, and including the management of hubs and network maintenance,” says Michel Colombié, CEO.
On this basis, Agenia is the partner of Moulins Communauté in order to develop jointly the LOGIPARC 03 rail centre, in Moulins (central France).
The logistics of a rail network go well beyond mere point-to-point traffic management. Indeed, Agenia’s added-value proposition comes from its ability to interlink connected services: handling, door-to-door transport, rail-road combined transport, connections to inland networks as well as ports, and so on.
“These extended services that include the management of infrastructures are essential in order to guarantee a premium service quality which responds to the challenges of the modern supply chain. At LOGIPARC 03, Agenia has developed this offering in partnership with Transports Terrancle and Eurorail,” explains Michel Colombié.
These are concrete examples of the potential offered by the pooling of rail-sector skills and multimodal complementarities — common themes of the Rail Freight Meetings at SITL Paris 2015, to be held in Paris (France) between 31 March and 2 April of this year.
About Reed Expositions
Reed Expositions is the French subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, the worlds leading event organiser. Reed Expositions organizes over 50 trade shows per year in France across a range of sectors including transport and logistics.
Reed Expositions will be organising Transport Next Generation 2015, a new event that will run concurrently with SITL Paris 2015, as well as Intralogistics Europe 2015. These events will take place from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in Hall 7.2 of the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, in the southeast of Paris (France).
For further information about this press release, you can contact Ms Silviane Dubail of SD COM on: +33 (0)6 07 53 53 43 (telephone) and firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
For further information about Reed Expositions, please go to: http://www.reedexpo.fr
For further information about the different trade shows, please go to: http://www.sitl.eu/index.php?Lang=gb
ARELIS unveils hybrid telecoms/TV transmission station at MWC 2015
ARELIS Group, together with its subsidiary, Thomson Broadcast, a global leader in transmission systems, will be present at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, in Barcelona (Spain). At the trade show, the company will unveil its new, green, hybrid telecoms/TV transmission station within the ZENITTHYS project, as well as a completely autonomous base station it has developed.
ARELIS will welcome industry visitors and journalists at Mobile World Congress (MWC) from 2 to 5 March of this year, in Barcelona (Spain). ARELIS will have a stand on the French Pavilion, in Hall 5 (Booth B 61 and Booth B 41).
ARELIS will present its Zero Energy Network In Telecom and Television Hybrid System (ZENITTHYS) project, which features a hybrid transmission solution intended to reduce the environmental impact of telecoms networks’ massive deployments, and the company’s latest solar pilot, which features complete autonomy.
As part of the new ZENITTHYS project — a green, hybrid telecoms/TV transmission station — ARELIS and Thomson Broadcast, its subsidiary, have a long-standing commitment to telecoms and broadcast convergence, as a way to offer hybrid solutions.
This convergence has accelerated with the gradual sale of frequencies in the 800MHz band and, soon, in the 700MHz band. The telecoms industry continues to play a key role in Europe, in spite of falling revenues, increased regulation, and a difficult economic climate. Telecoms operators are expected to invest close to €30 billion annually in next-generation mobile networks between now and 2020.
However, the rise in investment has been hampered by various factors. On the one hand, incomes have tended to drop, while the explosion in data traffic over telecoms networks would require massive investment, and, on the other hand, to guarantee good signal quality and wide coverage, macro base-station antennas are being installed in the centre of cities.
With ZENITTHYS, ARELIS makes it possible to minimize the environmental and societal impact of these two trends. The impact that the proximity of telecoms antennas has on residents may be reduced by splitting the transmission function away from the reception function. Indeed, with ZENITTHYS, the telecoms-reception side is separated from the transmission function and remains close to the houses, but with minimized visual and electromagnetic impact for the inhabitants, while the transmission side, for its part, is achieved via remote sites.
One of the aims of ZENITTHYS is to demonstrate, in specific situations, the capacity to reduce electromagnetic exposure to 0.6V/m with the same Quality of Service. The environmental impact is also reduced by using a mix of renewable energies to power the hybrid telecoms/broadcast station.
ARELIS’ strategy for 2015 and beyond is focused on medium-power energy systems specifically adapted to telecoms deployment, based on the company’s in-house expertise in energy conversion, high-efficiency amplifiers, and energy-management systems. Along with renewable energies, ARELIS is focusing on energy storage and power cells in order to offer a range of off-grid systems and solutions.
At WMC 2015, ARELIS will present its new solar autonomous-system pilot, which is a solar off-grid solution. This renewable-energy functional pilot is the first medium-power off-grid solution integrating transmission capacity. For each piece of equipment integrated into the station, heat dissipation and power consumption have been optimised, and the carbon footprint has been minimised accordingly. To ensure system reliability, the built-in Battery Management System (BMS) can be remotely monitored: it not only controls charge and discharge, but also many energy sources, thanks to an automatic-management functionality.
From an off-grid-system point of view, logistics for the replenishment are then strongly reduced. In turn, this provides operators with a drop-and-forget solution instead of costly replenishment operations in inaccessible or dangerous sites, where the price of a barrel of oil (including delivery costs) may escalate quickly. With telecoms operators’ energy-related operational expenditure representing up to 30% of global expenditure, ARELIS’ autonomous station is an ideal, environmentally friendly solution, which can meet specific customer requirements.
“We aim at proposing an energy-storage and autonomy solution with kW prices which may compete successfully with polluting, pure genset. Our R&D department is focusing on increasing the energy efficiency of [base] stations, while reducing their operational costs. These systems, adaptable to both networks, will ease the telecoms/broadcast convergence and allow their transmission site sharing. Our system does control the entire system and offers telecoms operators sustainable solutions to power their off-grid stations with renewable-energy sources,” says Pascal Veillat, Chairman of ARELIS Group.
ARELIS and the ZENITTHYS Project Leader will welcome visitors and journalists on the French Pavilion (Hall 5, Booth B 61 and B 41) at World Mobile Congress (MWC), in Barcelona (Spain), between 2 and 5 March of this year.
To set up a meeting, please contact the Press Office of the French Trade Commission (Business France) in London.
For further information on ZENITTHYS, please go to: http://zenitthys.eu
About Thomson Broadcast
Since the earliest years of broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with expertise and innovation at the highest level. A trusted partner to the world’s leading broadcasters, Thomson has pioneered many developments that have shaped the industry, leading innovation in solid-state technology, Digital Adaptive Pre-correction (DAP), Digital Radio Mondale (DRM), and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB); winning multiple Emmy® Awards; and gaining more than 50 patents in technologies that have become fundamental to broadcasting.
Thomson Broadcast is building on this track record with a market-leading portfolio of transmission products for terrestrial television and radio broadcasting, together with state-of-the-art products for scientific applications and world-class systems-integration services.
With more than 50,000 active Thomson transmission systems deployed worldwide and a global support presence, Thomson Broadcast continues to forge technologies for the future, with initiatives such as the Green Power and broadcast/mobile convergence programmes.
In 2013, Thomson Broadcast was acquired by ARELIS Group. As part of ARELIS Group, Thomson Broadcast has an excellent platform for growth and development as a world-leading manufacturer of television and radio transmitters.
For further information, please go to: http://thomson-broadcast.com/About ARELIS Group
ARELIS Group is a key industrial supplier of high-tech electronics, microwave, power and testing added-value solutions, from design to manufacturing through to technology transfer. ARELIS aims to offer cutting-edge technologies in industries such as defence, aerospace, or transport, and in diversified markets such as the medical sector.
With the Thomson Broadcast acquisition, ARELIS has established itself as a recognized leader, worldwide, in terms of digital-radio/television transmission-system deployments. ARELIS has been powering transmitters across five continents for over 100 years, and new major ventures are under way in Russia and Africa.
As an active member of various key European research programmes, ARELIS is strongly involved in the development of sustainable low-carbon-footprint systems and in the convergence of broadcasting with telecommunications. Focused on future technologies, ARELIS has been investing heavily in R&D to create new, autonomous energy systems based on long-term energy storage. For further information about ARELIS Group, you can contact Ms Maud Vazquez, Corporate Communication Manager: Tel: +33 1 34 90 33 83 - Email: email@example.com
For further information on the web, please go to: http://www.arelis.com/
This leading international event, focused on innovative transport equipment, will be held concurrently with SITL and Transport Logistics Europe from 31 March to 2 April 2015, in Paris (France).
Transport Next Generation will take place from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in conjunction with SITL Paris 2015 and Intralogistics Europe. The trade shows will be held in Hall 7.2 of the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, to the southeast of central Paris.
Alain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics, organisers of SITL Paris 2015, gives his thoughts on the launch of Transport Next Generation, the new event to be launched in conjunction with the trade fair, and his expectations as to what it will bring to the transport sector and the logistics industry.
How would you describe the positioning of Transport Next Generation? What is distinctive about it, and what added value does it bring to the industry?
The aim of Transport Next Generation is to be an international event that responds to the expectations of supply-chain directors in industry and retailing.
This new exhibition brings together, in a single space, innovative multimodal transport equipment that works to achieve the most effective transport performance for industry and retailers. As such, Transport Next Generation addresses the link between shipper and transporter. Fundamentally multimodal, it touches the five main transport segments – maritime, rail, river, road, and combined transport (both urban and temperature controlled).
The programme for Transport Next Generation is based around a Steering Committee which, besides SITL’s usual partners, also has the support of the Fédération Française de la Carrosserie (FFC), the Association Française du Gaz Naturel pour Véhicules (AFGNV) and the Industrial Vehicle Rental trade council, led by Transport et Logistique de France (TLF).
What solutions does Transport Next Generation provide?
The common element of all the equipment exhibited at Transport Next Generation is the changing organisation and planning of transportation, as well as the emergence of a link between the shipper and the transporter. This results in multiple new challenges and new transport requirements, including reduction in travel distances; improved productivity of equipment and personnel; safety and security of goods and personnel; evolving regulation; environmental protection; development of e-commerce and urban deliveries; and optimisation of loads, etc.
How does Transport Next Generation integrate into SITL Paris 2015 and Intralogistics Europe 2015?
Transport Next Generation extends and completes our expertise across all transport, logistics and supply-chain activities. It is in complete synergy with SITL Paris 2015, which brings together all transport and logistics services, and Intralogistics Europe 2015, which covers handling equipment at all levels of the supply chain.
For its part, Transport Next Generation provides innovative transport-equipment solutions. It will have its own dedicated space with unique signage and decoration to attract visitors. It will have its own programme of seven conferences and also its own Innovation Award which, reflecting the initial concept, is open to ‘equipment solutions that are immediately operational for shippers or transporters to add value and optimise the services of transporters in light of competition’. Therefore, between them, the three trade shows cover the full market range and expectations of purchasers.
How do you see Transport Next Generation developing in the future?
In 2015, Transport Next Generation will be located in a space that hosts around 30 exhibitors. Taking into account the real interest already expressed in this year’s event, as of 2016, Transport Next Generation will become a separate exhibition with its own area, its own community of exhibitors, and a specifically targeted visitor base.
Our ambition is to attract transport buyers and shipping specifiers from all industry and retail sectors. In line with SITL and Intralogistics, this new event will, in due course, be rolled out internationally, as is the case with all the exhibitions we create and develop.
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 industries including the environment sector, marketing and communications, and transport and logistics.
Reed Expositions will be organising Transport Next Generation 2015, a new event that will run concurrently with SITL Paris 2015 as well as Intralogistics Europe 2015. All three events will take place from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in Hall 7.2 of the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, to the southeast of central Paris (France).
For further information about the various trade shows, please go to: http://www.sitl.eu
For further information about Reed Expositions, please go to: http://www.reedexpo.fr
For further information, please contact :
Ms Kate Riley - Press Officer - UBIFRANCE Press Office in London
SW1Y 4SP – UK - Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bakery, Grocery, Baked goods, Miscellaneous
What else does one expect from France, where gastronomic standards are so high? Yet, cultivating gourmets’ taste buds the world over also pays off in economic terms: French gourmet products and fine foods, as a sector, are worth €7 billion, encompassing 250 product categories and amounting to 16% of the French food industry’s total exports. In this field, French exporters total 1,200 companies, 90% of which are SMEs.
What may be mainstream in France, in terms of fine foods and culinary excellence, the rest of the world often perceives as symbolizing culinary art that can only be Made in France. Christophe Monnier, in charge of the Fine Foods Department at French export-support agency UBIFRANCE, describes a high-end market that is both diverse and dynamic.
Baked goods, biscuits and chocolate account for 50% of French exports of gourmet products. Within this segment of the market, two characteristically French trends stand out. First, there is an absolute respect for authentic flavours and for regional and local traditions, as neatly summed up by the French concept of terroir. Each gourmet product has its own story to tell, unlike any other, which is also its unique selling point. Secondly, with health concerns and awareness of dietary issues coming to the fore, carefully prepared, organic and eco-friendly branded products coming from France have gained worldwide recognition and the trust of consumers, and rightly so.
Major players in the fine-foods sector such as Valona (high-quality chocolates), Rougie (foie gras), Bridor (French bakery products) and Boiron Frères (fruit and vegetable coulis), among many others, are being increasingly proactive when providing international clients with their exclusive products and unrivalled expertise. And of course, reliable logistics is the name of the game.
Each year, sectoral experts at UBIFRANCE such as Christophe Monnier help up to 830 prospecting companies leverage their efforts through Saveurs de France, a French professional and trade association in the field of gastronomic products, and other, similar promotional programmes such as the So French So Good campaign.
All these initiatives give French exporters the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise and know-how in new export markets, from Latin America to Asia. Christophe Monnier and his colleagues also help set up highly selective and fruitful meetings with purchasing agents, distributors and importers who are interested in the French products on offer.
French suppliers of fine foods do not forget the importance of their domestic market and that of neighbouring French-speaking countries. In 2013, however, sales growth was muted in countries such as Switzerland (up by 0.4% on the year before) and Belgium (up 4.2%), which are mature markets for French goods.
Many French-based companies, encouraged by the presence of an important French community in Britain, crossed the Channel to do business in the UK, where exports of French fine-food products grew markedly in 2013, as compared to the year before (up 8.9%). Central and Eastern Europe offered even bigger opportunities for expansion, with sales rising strongly in Russia (13.5%) and in Austria (17.1%).
In fact, the further exporters went, the bigger the rewards could be: in the Far East, exports of fine-food products from France rose markedly, from Hong Kong (up 12.8%) to Singapore (up 14.3%). In mainland China, the figures were even more impressive, with sales up by 33.3%. In the Middle East, companies marketing gourmet food products to Dubai (UAE) and Saudi Arabia were rewarded with a growth rate exceeding 20%.
Christophe Monnier stresses the importance of three trade events for the promotion of French excellence in fine foods. SIAL and EUROPAIN, which are known to be leading trade shows where deals get done — more particularly in the field of consumer products — are two.
The ultimate culinary event, however, has to be the Cuisine Summit at the SIRHA trade fair, in Lyons, explains Christophe Monnier. All the French know-how in the industry is mustered in order to create an exceptional experience across 40,000 square metres of floor space. This unique trade event culminates in the awarding of the prestigious prize known as the Bocuse d’Or: it follows a televised cooking competition among the world’s most renowned chefs, who represent their respective countries. Only creative excellence, fabulous ingredients and culinary brio stand a chance of winning, points out Christophe Monnier of UBIFRANCE.
For further information about French companies in the fine-food sector, please go to: Bakery, Grocery, Baked Goods, Miscellaneous
Jewellery, Leather, Fashion accessories
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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).
Alain 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
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
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