Rail and Urban transport
Alstom has now completed the modernisation of 106 trains serving the Northern line, following a two year upgrade programme for London Underground (LU). Alstom has worked in partnership with LU to ensure a seamless transition and to maintain the daily service levels of the Underground.
As part of the programme, the teams at Alstom’s Morden and Golders Green Metro Traincare Centres have: replaced 11km of lino in the fleet, which is roughly the distance between Buckingham Palace and the O2 Arena, polished 15,688 windows to remove graffiti, which is more panels of glass than in the Shard; and changed 27,500 seat backs, which is equivalent to a third of Wembley Stadium.
The 106th and final train that has been upgraded, both inside and outside, including fitting wheelchair spaces and upgrading passenger information systems, has now re-entered service.
The mid-life refurbishing programme included 3.7 million items replaced on the fleet, which represents about 35,000 components per train.
“The team working on the project has done a fantastic job and I am sure most passengers didn’t realise what was going on until they got into a refreshed train on their commute to work for the first time,” said Piers Wood, Managing Director Urban & Services, Alstom Transport UK.
Stevyn Walder, Performance Manager for Northern Line Trains, said: “Thanks to this refurbishment, Northern line trains are looking better than ever before. Customers travelling on the Northern line can now expect a cleaner and more comfortable environment to brighten up their journeys.”
The Northern line carries up to a quarter of Tube passengers, around one million people per day Monday to Friday.
Alstom ensures that 96 trains are available for passenger service each morning and evening peak, with the first train going into service at 5am and the last train returning to the depot the following morning at 2am. The Northern line fleet, which was built by Alstom, travels around 15 million kilometres a year.
Electronics and IT
May 13th, 2015
BUSINESS FRANCE showcases 12 companies from the information system security sector
at Infosecurity Europe 2015
The French Trade Commission BUSINESSFRANCE in London will present twelve innovative companies on the French pavilion at the Infosecurity trade show, which will take place in central London (UK), from 02 June to 04 June 2015. It will be an opportunity for these French companies to showcase their proven expertise in IT security, covering both products and services.
Last year, the event brought together 15,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors.
Displayed under the ‘French Tech’ label (www.lafrenchtech.com ) and hosted for the seventh time by BUSINESS FRANCE, the national agency supporting the international development of France’s economy, the French Pavilion will be located on stand F200. It will feature a host of IT security solutions presented by 12 innovative companies, in a wide variety of fields:
Privileged user control
Web applications firewall; vulnerability scan
Identification/Authentication (strong and mobile) and electronic signature
Identity and access management
Secure performance virtualisation and monitoring
Secure contract dematerialisation
Secure remote connection
Anti-SPAM – Anti-malware – Anti-phishing – Anti-blacklisting
60% of the businesses in the sector are experiencing growth, and 25% of them enjoy 2-digit growth.
The French Pavilion will also feature two French specialists in cybersecurity: the HexaTrust cluster and the ANSSI.
The HexaTrust club was founded by a group of French SMEs that are complementary players and have expertise in information security systems, cybersecurity and digital trust. Representative of French excellence in innovative solutions, these software vendors and integrators have come together to provide a full range of efficient and consistent products and services dedicated to the security of critical infrastructures. This combination meets the needs of enterprises, administrations, public and private organizations of all sizes, keen on receiving European and French innovative offers that cover all of their IT security needs.
ANSSI (Agence nationale pour la sécurité des systèmes d’information) is the French cybersecurity agency and the national authority for the defence and security of information systems.
Its core missions include incident response, development of high security products for governmental use, information and advisory, cybersecurity training, and qualification of trusted products and services.
OPEN TRUST: www.opentrust.com
BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES: www.bertin.fr
DENY ALL: www.denyall.com
GB & SMITH: www.gbandsmith.com
Thibaut Barde, Project Manager – Digital Trust & Cyber Security
14/05/15 BUSINESS FRANCE showcases innovative French players at Infosecurity 2015
The French Trade Commission BUSINESS FRANCE in London will present ten innovative companies on the French Pavilion at the Infosecurity trade show, which will take place in central London (UK) on 2nd-4th June 2015. These French-based companies will showcase their proven expertise in IT security, covering both products and services.
The 20th Infosecurity Europe show is Europe’s largest Information Security industry gathering. Featuring over 300 exhibitors, the most diverse range of new products and services, an unrivalled FREE education programme and 15,000 unique visitors from every segment of the industry, it is the most important date in the calendar for Information Security professionals across Europe and not to be missed.
Every year, Business France with its French Pavilion brings innovative French companies to the trade show.
France is home to numerous, internationally renowned players that specialise in protecting high-integrity networks and in supplying IT-security devices and services, which play a crucial role in protecting the IT infrastructure.
The French-based participants are looking to develop partnerships in the UK and will be available for one-to-one business meetings on the French Pavilion (Stand F200) during Infosecurity 2015, to be held from 2nd-4th June 2015 of this year, at Olympia exhibition centre, in central London.
Companies on the French Pavilion are listed below; further information is available on request and in the infosecurity 2015 catalogue.
Cybel angel (www.cybelangel.com)
About The French Trade Commission BUSINESS FRANCE
The French Trade Commission BUSINESS FRANCE in London facilitates trade development between France and the UK. BUSINESS FRANCE 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.
For further information about Infosecurity 2015, please go to: http://www.infosecurityeurope.com
For further information about BUSINESS FRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk
For further information about infosecurity 2015, please use the following link:
Electricity, Renewable energy, Nuclear
France’s photovoltaic sector shines bright at INTERSOLAR 2015 from June 10th to 12th 2015
Meet companies from the French pavilion Hall A3-490
BUSINESSFRANCE, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will present leaders in the photovoltaic sector on the French Pavilion at the Intersolar 2015 trade show, which will take place in Munich (Germany), from 10 to 12 June 2015.
These French-based companies will showcase their solar-energy technology and industry know-how at Intersolar, the worldwide solar power exhibition and are looking to meet new business partners.
The French Pavilion at Intersolar 2015 is being organized by BUSINESS FRANCE, in partnership with the Club Ademe International. The French pavilion, which consists of approximately 90 m² devoted to solar power, will take place from 10 to 12 June of this year, in Munich (in southern Germany).
The 2013-2017 Global Market Outlook report, published by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), states that solar energy now accounts for a worldwide output in excess of 100,000 MW. In Germany, solar energy accounted for 4.7% of overall electricity production in 2013. In France, the existing solar-power capacity connected to the grid stood at an overall total of 4.47 GW in late 2013, ranking the country third in Europe and sixth worldwide.
The French photovoltaic industry benefits from great assets to position itself at a European level. In making full use of its innovative abilities through the country’s R&D centres and high-technology competitiveness clusters, France’s photovoltaic industry has the clear potential to become a major player on the European market.
Come and visit innovative PV actors and other companies on the French Pavilion at Intersolar 2015 hall A3-490
DOME SOLAR designs photovoltaic solutions for all types of buildings and roofing.
FRANCEWATTS designs photovoltaics solutions for BtoB and BtoC purposes
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LENERGIE SOLAIRE (INES)
INES is the first French and one of the first European centre dedicated to research, training and evaluation on solar energy. Set up with the backing of Savoie Departmental Council and Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and stafed by teams from the CEA and the University of Savoie it meets today more than 400 people onsite 22,000 sqm
IRFTS is constantly developing its know-how in order to manufacture new photovoltaic systems that standardize solar technology.
SILLIA VL manufactures high quality solar panels.
Forecast specialist for solar power production.
The STRATOCLAIR instantaneously produces solar hot water at 60 ° C and filled hot water directly from the top of the water heater tank. Solar hot water can be used immediately.
SUNNA DESIGN manufactures and sells solar and LED lighting solutions.
Building Integrated Solutions (BIPV)
About Business France
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for facilitating the international growth of French businesses, as well as promoting international investment in France.
It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the V.I.E international internship programme.
Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public and private sector partners.
For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr
For further information about the French pavilion please contact
Project manager – Renewable energy
Tel :0044 (0)1 40 73 38 12
For further information about the trade show, please go to: http://www.intersolar.de/en/intersolar-europe.html
For more information about BUSINESSFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/
Audiovisual content, Multimedia
FRENCH BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REPORTING SOLUTION PROVIDER EXHIBITING AT ACCOUNTEX
French company Infineo Solutions will be exhibiting at Accountex next 13 and 14 may 2014 in Royal Victoria Dock, London (UK), stand A482.
Accountex National Exhibition gathers accountants, finance directors, solution suppliers, integrators and many more.
Infineo Solutions is part of a successful European company that was established in 1999 and who provides a Business Intelligence Reporting solution.
Infineo Solutions have developed a flexible and easy to use dynamic management reporting tool : ‘Inside’. Click here to get more information on Inside. You can also view the following videos :
Finance Reporting with InsideXL : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYmZoxUocGo
Payroll Reporting with InsideXL : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grZfdrJQC0E
Sales Reporting with InsideXL : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM_vp-0AewE
Infineo relies on an international network of distribution: UK (London and Southampton), France (Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, Nantes, Bordeaux, Pointe-à-Pitre, Fort-de-France, Marseille, Lyon).
Many business or public administrations already trust Infineo solutions: French foreign office department, free, Areva, Mitsubishi electric, Generali…
If you would like to meet Infineo’s team, please contact us: marine.vicenzotti at businessfrance.fr
For more information about accountex event visit the Website event: www.accountex.co.uk
Wines, Spirits, Beverages
Spring Tasting 7th May 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Haymarket House SW1Y 4SP
A unique chance to taste these wines in our offices. The producers will not be present but would like your feedback, they are all hoping for UK representation.
Hope to see you there.
PICOM : THE FRENCH RETAIL INDUSTRIES CLUSTER @ RBTE WILL SHOWCASE THEIR INNOVATION LABSTAND 260 For the first time, PICOM - The French Retail Industries Cluster will exhibit at the Retail Business Technology Expo 2015 in London from March 10th to 11th to promote the New Shopping lab experience.Launched in 2010, this cluster set the tone of the future shopping experience supported by innovative SMEs, ICT research teams, and major distribution brands. The large scope of PICOM’s R&D activity has led to the launch of thirty projects since its inception. The Shopping Innovation Lab® is a unique project in Europe created by Picom in 2013, and is supported by the French Government through its Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir (Future Investments Programme). It features a collaborative lab, a fully-equipped facility and mentoring to foster innovation.PICOM is building an international network which is already formed of 100 companies: about 30 technological SMEs and 15 research laboratories bringing together several hundred researchers specialized in ICT.We invite you to come and meet the French companies showcased at the French Pavilion at the RBTE Show:KEYNEOSOFT: Flash&Get is a one-click sales and payment app combined with a one-flash locker collection mode. Customers can purchase an item wherever they are by flashing the product or its picture with their smartphone. The image recognition function finds the product and payment can be processed in one click and secured with a confidential code. http://www.keyneosoft.com/en/WEBPULSER: Meezprint is a demonstrator to explore 3D digitalization in the retail space, allowing the customer to take part in the product personalization. It benefits from image pick-up technology and generates a 3D model. http://www.webpulser.com/FITIZZY has developed an algorithm to recommend the garment size most suited to a person’s body shape and provide them with information on the product fit. These details are obtained by comparing a person’s measurements with the product information. The customer creates his body shape passport free of charge on Fitizzy.com or on the Fitizzy mobile app. http://www.fitizzy.com/PHOCEIS: By combining the latest PRICER electronic shelf label technology and an algorithm, the solution spots each label in real time. This information improves supply chain effectiveness and optimizes the in-store journey. This application also provides consumers with new services to find products in store. www.phoceis.comARTCOM: During the simulation of a customer journey, customer attention is drawn by an UltraHD video or by a personalized offer displayed on a connected trolley! The information is transmitted by LEDs. This new technology tackles the issue of network saturation, data security and customer journey tracking. http://artcom.fr/LIMPIDIUS: Limpidius, Lucky Cart and ULtimedia join forces to revolutionize the promotion landscape! The customer receives a QR Code to scan at an interactive kiosk and he can win up to the value of his basket with a game. www.limpidius.com
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Contact BUSINESSFRANCE Mrs. Anne DessemondNTIS Office Manager Press Office of BUSINESS FRANCELondon SW1Y 4SPTel: +44 (0) 207 024 3634View other press releases at :www.businessfrance.com/uk
avril 25, 2012
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business developement, comes under the aegis of France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework.