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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/

France’s railways roll out web portal for business and innovation

Aurore Bernard - 07-avr.-2014 17:47:34
A new English-language web portal (www.French-rail-industry.com) has been launched to promote France’s railways. The launch of the portal, which went live on 21 March 2014, coincided with the signing of a partnership agreement between UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, and Fer de France, the Inter-professional Association for France’s railway industry.   The web portal, which has been launched (in English) and is accessible at www.French-rail-industry.com, aims to meet a twofold objective. In the first instance, it will help to raise awareness among industry professionals worldwide of the know-how prevalent in France’s railway sector — a widely acknowledged and greatly praised centre of excellence.   The website will promote the entire sector with sections devoted to the latest international company news. It will also list a number of exciting achievements by French-based companies outside France, as well as the year’s most important events. The events section will include information about international trade shows where France has a substantial presence, such as INNOTRANS, which will take place in Berlin (Germany) from 23 to 26 September 2014.   In the second instance, the website will help to establish connections between international buyers and French suppliers. The web portal will showcase French players in the railway sector, making it easy for potential customers based outside France to browse the profiles of any French company they choose and contact them directly through a messaging interface integrated into the website.   The French suppliers featured on the platform are broken down into eight main categories: embedded electronic systems; mechanical components fitted on rolling stock; passenger-information and ticketing systems; passenger public transport; rail-car layout; railway infrastructure; railway testing and engineering; and, finally, rolling stock.   Thanks to the expertise, technological skills and innovative ability of its companies, France’s railway industry enjoys international recognition: the country is ranked third worldwide in the sector. Within Europe, the French railway industry is ranked second only to Germany, with 1,500 companies generating over €4 billion, equating to 25% of the country’s exports in value.   About Fer de France Founded in the wake of the 2012 consultation process (Assises du ferroviaire) centred on the French-railways sector, Fer de France is the French rail industry’s Inter-professional Association. Fer de France brings together the chairpersons and CEOs of all the companies involved in the industry. Its role is twofold: to work on improving the nation’s railway system and performance, on the one hand, and to facilitate co-operation among French sector players so as to help them expand into export markets, on the other.   For further information, please go to: www.French-rail-industry.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, on legal issues and regulations, as well as on 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. For more information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/ For further information, please contact : Quote ref. : FTPB3929 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 innovative French players at Infosecurity 2014

Aurore Bernard - 01-avr.-2014 11:12:18
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London will present nine innovative companies on the French Pavilion at the Infosecurity trade show, which will take place in central London (UK), from 29 April to 1 May 2014. These French-based companies will showcase their proven expertise in IT security, covering both products and services. 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 M75) during Infosecurity 2014, to be held from 29 April to 1 May of this year, at the Earls Court exhibition centre, in central London. Companies on the French Pavilion are listed below; further information is available on request. Cilasoft Cilasoft is an international software house that specializes in security, audit, and compliance software for IBM Power Systems running the IBM i operating system. Its comprehensive audit-and-security suite includes QJRN/400, a system and database auditing solution; CONTROLER, a global access-control solution; DVM, an audit-read access solution; and, finally, EAM, an authority-management solution. In addition to its technical expertise, Cilasoft provides a range of first-class services, including consultancy for audit-and-integrity control as well as installation, support and training for the Cilasoft product suite. www.cilasoft.com Ercom Ercom is a manufacturer specializing in secure communications and wireless-network optimization. In 2013, the growth of the company’s Cryptosmart division actively contributed to an increase in orders for the group as a whole: the company’s overall sales figures have risen by 17% since 2012. Ercom continues to pursue its aim of improving its solutions and extending its activities worldwide. The company also plans to develop innovative solutions for data protection in the Cloud. www.ercom.com IDECSI IDECSI Access Analyzer ® is the only solution on the market that protects senior managers’ mailboxes from all types of risks without adding any constraint to users, or installing intrusive (or disruptive) components in the client company’s information systems. IDECSI Access Analyzer ® protects confidential and sensitive company data from previously undetected weaknesses such as malicious indiscretion and password theft by either hackers or colleagues – 80% of all data breaches are committed internally. www.idecsi.com ITrust ITrust is a security-software vendor headquartered in Toulouse. Founded in 2007, ITrust provides a disruptive vulnerability-scanning solution. IKare vulnerability-management software proactively scans network environments for misconfigurations and vulnerabilities. ITrust’s services include a Cloud-based vulnerability-scanning tool, with the advantage that the flexibility of the Cloud lowers the cost of use.   ITrust delivers its solutions through distributors, value-added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs). www.itrust.fr/en/ LEXSI LEXSI is a global provider of security technologies and services that are accessible 24 hours a day worldwide through ARGOS CyberProtect, a next-generation threat-protection platform. LEXSI’s CyberProtect portal provides companies with strategic, customized, and actionable intelligence, so that defence resources can be allocated where they are most needed. www.lexsi.com Mobiquant Technologies Mobiquant Technologies is a leader in enterprise-grade mobile-security management, covering the concepts of Mobile Security Management (MSM) and Mobile Unified Threat Management (m-UTM). Its innovative mobile-management platform provides feature-rich capabilities for daily operations within IT teams. Mobiquant’s platform includes NXSafeWave VPN, NXSafevoice, NXDefender Suite, NXOffice, NXTrustPKI, and many other unique mobile-IT patented technologies. These solutions enable the management of any device based on Apple iOS, Google Android, Knox, Microsoft Windows Phone, Tablet PC, RIM Blackberry, and Samsung Tizen. www.mobiquant.com Navista Navista offers an alternative to traditional operator offerings such as IP-VPN or MPLS. Navista, a virtual provider of internet-security solutions, brings an extensive Private Virtual Network solution to market, which allows for the secure exchange of information between distant internal worksites that communicate via the internet – a low-cost, minimally protected method. www.navista-security.com NOV’IT NOV’IT has developed Uhuru Mobile, a complete custom-secure operating system providing many security features including AV protection, low-level encryption, and SMS/VoIP encryption. Users are provided with their own personalized application market, through which each app is analyzed and certified before being made available for use. Uhuru Mobile also offers a complete range of mobile-device management tools and enables the user to solve security problems within mobile environments. www.uhuru-mobile.com OïkiaLog The main objective of OïkiaLog’s OSE solution is to facilitate the identification of suspicious events occurring on servers, which can be a sign of malicious activity or procedural errors. Every business, even those not subject to compliance regulation, must still pay close attention to security-monitoring and attack-detection solutions. In the case of a successful attack, business operations could be interrupted, resulting in reduced productivity, financial losses, and lasting reputational damage. www.oikialog.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 the French Pavilion, which will be on Stand M75 at Infosecurity 2014. The trade show will take place from 29 April to 1 May 2014 at Earls Court, in central London (UK). For further information about Infosecurity 2014, please go to: http://www.infosec.co.uk/ For further information about UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk For further information, please contact : Quote ref. : FTPB3926 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/

French companies shine at Natural & Organic Products Europe

Aurore Bernard - 27-mars-2014 17:00:56
For the sixth year, the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London will host a French Pavilion at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show, which takes place in London (UK) from 13 to 14 April 2014. A total of 13 specialists in fair-trade, free-from, health, and organic products from the food-and-drink industry and the health-and-beauty sector will be showcased on the pavilion. From 13 to 14 April of this year, the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London will host the French Pavilion at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show. The trade fair is a leading event in its field, to be held at the Olympia exhibition centre in central London. On the pavilion, there will be 13 exhibitors displaying their wide range of fair-trade, free-from, and organic food-and-drink and health-and-beauty products, including organic oils, edible organic-seaweed products, and fair-trade teas. Visitors to the French Pavilion — the sixth of its kind — at the trade show will have the opportunity to taste and test the products and discuss possible partnerships with the companies concerned. The 13 French-based food-and-drink and health-and-beauty companies exhibiting at Natural & Organic Products 2014 in London are listed below. Further details are available on request. •   Food and Drink       Arcadie Arcadie specializes in the production of aromatic and medicinal spices and plants. The company has a wide range of organic, biodynamic and fair-trade products that will be on display at the trade show. www.arcadie-sa.fr Atalaya Atalaya was established in 2010: it produces and sells holonage oils, which combine a balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, as well as a variety of antioxidants. Holonage products are a mixture of vegetables and bio-oils. These products are functional foods that help to maintain health and contribute to well-being. www.omega3-bio.com/fr/ Caves de Rauzan The Rauzan cellars were built in 1933 and the owners were among the first winemakers within the Bordeaux AOC (or appellation d’origine contrôlée), with almost 8,000 acres of vineyards and 300 winegrowers producing wines such as Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur, Entre Deux Mers, and Crémants de Bordeaux AOC. Caves de Rauzan makes wine that is marketed under more than 40 brand names and works with 62 châteaux. www.cavederauzan.com Combier Combier is a French distiller and fruit-liqueur producer from the Loire Valley. The company is renowned for the distillation of oranges, which go into making the Triple Sec and Blue Curaçao liqueurs. The company also produces pre-dinner drinks (including Pastis and Guignolet), non-alcoholic cordials, and fruit liqueurs made using a maceration process. www.combier.fr Emile Noël Emile Noël is a family-run business that produces a large range of organic oils, including olive oil, nut oil, seed oil, and flavoured oils. The company has one of the world’s largest ranges of first cold-pressed organic virgin olive oils. www.emilenoel.com GAIA GAIA was founded 20 years ago by Rachel Revesz and Jean-Luc Alonso, both of whom were involved in natural- and sustainable-healthcare organizations. GAIA is a premier French company supplying a range of healthy bakery products made from sprouted seeds. In 2014, GAIA is launching a new range of raw food products. www.gaia-essene.com Les Amis de Juliet® The producers of the Juliet® apple and Escande tree nurseries joined forces on 18 May 2005 to create Les Amis de Juliet® (The Friends of Juliet®), an association. Today, it brings together 79 producers from all the major arboricultural regions of France. Juliet® is the world’s first organic apple. This apple has an outstanding taste, which is delicate, sweet, juicy and full of flavour. Juliet® apples are a bicolour variety, being both red and yellow. www.pomme-juliet.com Les Jardins de Gaïa Established in 1994, Les Jardins de Gaïa imports, transforms, flavours, packages and distributes organic and fair-trade teas. The company, with more than 450 clients, is the largest supplier of organic and fair-trade tea in Europe; its network has been built thanks to strong relationships with producers. www.jardinsdegaia.com Marinoë Marinoë is a family-run business that was established in Brittany in 1992. The company is a pioneer in France’s edible-seaweed market, offering innovative, fresh and ambient seaweed-based products containing highly nutritious ingredients such as alga spirulina and lithothamnium, as well as agar, which comes from seaweed. www.marinoe.fr    •   Health and Beauty   Adamence Cosmetics – SARL ITREC SARL ITREC, a French technical institute for cosmetic research, has been working for over 20 years creating and developing full ranges of hair-care products under the Clinerience brand. On the back of this experience and know-how, the company has created the Adamence Organic cosmetic range for the face and body, available to buy in beauty institutes and through the company’s online shop. www.adamence-cosmetics.com APIMAB Laboratoires Located in the South of France, APIMAB Laboratoires specializes in the use of propolis and ingredients found in bee hives. Since 1979, it has used the natural ingredients produced by bees to manufacture therapeutic and cosmetic products dedicated to improving well-being. APIMAB’s products are created using unique French know-how; customer satisfaction is concrete proof of the company’s reliability. APIMAB Laboratoires sells its products under two brands – Solbeil and Propolia – which symbolize its passion for the development of high-quality products. www.apimab-laboratoires.fr Auris Magnetic Founded in 1996, Auris Magnetic is now the European leader in magnet therapy – a non-invasive treatment, which is considered to be a natural pain-relief alternative to conventional treatments through soothing and restoring the body’s natural equilibrium. Auris is focused on research and innovation and has a wide range of magnet-therapy products, based on four main themes: Alternative & Natural Pain Relief, Quality Sleep & Energy Balance, Beauty & Hydration, and Home improvement. www.aurismagnetic.co.uk Le secret Naturel Le Secret Naturel was established in 2002 and is based in Provence: it is a leading French manufacturer of organic personal-care and skin-care products, which are all certified by Ecocert. Le Secret Naturel’s best-selling product, sold in the UK for the past several years, is a set of three natural soaps presented in a bag. The company also produces a variety of organic cosmetics, such as Provence, Immortelle, Ayurveda and Afro, which will be presented on the stand. www.lesecretnaturel.com About the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London 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 UBIFRANCE in the UK is organising a national pavilion at Natural & Organic Products Europe on 13-14 April 2014. The trade show takes place at the Olympia exhibition centre, in central London. It will be open on Sunday 13 April from 9.30am to 5.30pm and on Monday 14 April from 9.30am to 5.00pm. For further information about Natural & Organic Products Europe, please go to: http://www.naturalproducts.co.uk/ For further information about UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/ For further information, please contact : Quote ref. : FTPB3924 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/

French companies flying high at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014

Aurore Bernard - 19-mars-2014 12:52:46
UBIFRANCE organises the French Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 trade show: on the pavilion, over 25 French companies and regional entities will showcase their expertise in the aerospace industry. The trade fair, a leading event for innovation in the aircraft-interiors sector, is taking place from 8 to 10 April 2014 in Hamburg (Germany). The French Pavilion is being organized by UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, in partnership with Centréco, the Midi-Pyrenees Region of southern France, and the Midi-Pyrenees Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The national pavilion will be situated in Hall B6 (Stands 6B56, 6C50 and 6D51), at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, and will present more than 25 French-based companies and entities working in the aircraft-interiors sector. The companies on the pavilion are keen to meet international customers and partners. The trade fair is due to take place from 8 to 10 April of this year, in the Northern German city of Hamburg. The aerospace industry is the leading export sector in France and generates the highest trade surplus for the country. Indeed, France is ranked first among European countries and second worldwide in this industry. The aircraft-interiors market is ever-changing and the French companies in this sector have gained international recognition for their know-how and expertise. The companies exhibiting on the French pavilion represent the diversity and high quality found among sector players in the country. The companies that will be showcased on the French Pavilion are listed below. Further details can be provided on request. Exhibitors ADHETEC ADHETEC designs and manufactures adhesive solutions and protective films for the aerospace industry.   www.adhetec.com   AEROFONCTIONS   AEROFONCTIONS develops composite structures (cockpit furnishings, electric systems, fairings, etc.) for use in the aerospace industry.   www.aerofonctions.fr   ATTAX   ATTAX manufactures rapid-attachment solutions that meet the increasing demand for cost reductions in aircraft maintenance and on assembly lines.   www.attax.com     Chateauroux Airport   Chateauroux Airport is a transit airport, located to the South of Paris, that offers maintenance services and modification/painting solutions, as well as aircraft-preservation and dismantling services.   www.chateauroux-airport.com   Cinch Connectors   Cinch Connectors offers a wide range of electrical connectors, from the most basic to the most sophisticated, for use in the aerospace industry.   www.cinch.com   Composite Industrie   Composite Industrie manufactures a comprehensive range of composite parts and components and is a major supplier of the aviation sector (both civil and military).   www.composite-industrie.com   CRITT Matériaux   CRITT Matériaux is a laboratory that specializes in composite materials centred around three main activities: static and fatigue tests, mechanical and physical-chemical tests, and R&D projects.   www.crittmateriaux.fr   ELTA   ELTA develops and markets electronic systems and equipment for use in harsh environments.   www.elta.fr   ENIT   ENIT offers engineering services with regard to structures, interior fittings and systems.   www.enit-sarl.eu   EQUIP’AERO INDUSTRIE   EQUIP’AERO INDUSTRIE supplies composite parts and technical solutions for the interior fittings of cabins, for both business and commercial aircraft.   www.equipaero.com   ESI Group   ESI Group designs and develops virtual-prototyping solutions for aircraft seats that integrate a range of parameters in relation to the safety and comfort of passengers.   www.esi-group.com   INDUSMECA   INDUSMECA manufactures mechanical components and sub-assemblies, from high-added-value to low-cost, for use in the aerospace industry.   www.indusmeca.fr   JET CUT   JET CUT, a subsidiary of ENERGIE METAL, provides water-jet cutting solutions, as well as 3-axis and 5-axis machining for technical materials such as titanium, aluminium and composites.   www.energie-metal.fr   LISI AEROSPACE   LISI AEROSPACE designs and markets attachment systems and high-technology assembly components for the aircraft industry.   www.lisi-aerospace.com   OPTIS   OPTIS designs solutions that allow aircraft-industry professionals to simulate, visualise and validate their choice of on-board lighting and control/surveillance equipment.   www.optis-world.com   PGA Electronic SA   PGA Electronic SA is a recognized manufacturer of on-board entertainment and lighting systems.   www.pga-avionics.com   Portelli Productions   Portelli Productions supplies aircraft-industry contractors with moulded-polyurethane parts (flexible or rigid foam) for cockpit upholstery and passenger-seat equipment.   www.portelli-productions.com   PROTEC Decors   PROTEC Decors specializes in surface treatments and prestigious finishes for the decoration of business-aircraft interiors.   www.protec-decors.com   PXCom   PXCom transforms current passenger-entertainment systems into rich-media platforms. Embedded applications provide passengers with a rich selection of multimedia and interactive content.   www.pxcom.aero   SC AERO   SC AERO manufactures composite components dedicated to aeronautical maintenance and high-level mechanical sports.   www.sc-aero.com   SIMAIR   SIMAIR has been manufacturing aeronautical components for the last 30 years. It is a specialist in cabin equipment for airlines and business aircraft.   www.simair.com   SERENISEAT - ATOUT PIQUE   SERENISEAT - ATOUT PIQUE is a specialist in leather trimming and industrial upholstery; the company provides a range of services in relation to aircraft and yacht interiors, among other applications.   www.sereniseat.fr   SLTS   SLTS provides products and services in the technical sheet-metal field, including electrical boxes for cockpit equipment and lighting systems and units.   www.slts-sa.com   SMAC   SMAC provides a comprehensive range of acoustic-comfort systems for aircraft and helicopter cabins.   www.smac.fr   SMTC   SMTC specialises in the design and manufacture of composite panels used in the aerospace sector, among other applications.   www.smtc.fr   Institutional partners   CCI Midi-Pyrenees   The Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) of Midi-Pyrenees (or CCI Midi-Pyrenees) provides companies across the Midi-Pyrenees region with business-support services.   www.midi-pyrenees.cci.fr   Centréco   Centréco is the regional agency for the promotion and economic development of the Centre-Val de Loire region.   www.centreco.regioncentre.fr   Midi-Pyrenees Expansion   Midi-Pyrenees Expansion is the economic development agency of the Midi-Pyrénées region, in Southern France.   www.midipyrenees-expansion.fr 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, in partnership with Centréco, the Midi-Pyrenees region and the Midi-Pyrenees Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is showcasing more than 25 French-based companies and regional entities at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, on the French Pavilion (in Hall B6: Stands 6B56, 6C50 and 6D51).   Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 will take place in Hamburg (Germany) from 8 to 10 April 2014. The Aircraft Interiors Expo trade show is one of the world’s leading events in the aircraft-interiors sector. In 2013, the trade fair welcomed 500 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and over 8,900 visitors – a rise of 12% on 2012.   For more information about Aircraft Interiors Expo, please go to: www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com   For more information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to:   www.ubifrance.com/uk   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPBxxxx 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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The Press Office seeks to comply fully and actively with copyright law in all its aspects within the United Kingdom and as per European Union laws and regulations.   Embedded images - For journalists and editors who need the pictures embedded in one of our press releases, it is very easy to retrieve them. What you need to do is as follows: within the body of the press release, left-click on the picture; this should magnify the image to a size that is directly usable; then, right-click on the magnified picture and choose the ’Save As’ function; finally, save the magnified image as a JPEG file on the hard disk of your computer, giving it the name that you wish to use in connection with the story concerned. If you have any problems with this procedure, do not hesitate to give us a ring. It is always possible for the Press Office to send you JPEG pictures as attachments in an email upon request. 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Immersion to unveil Meetiiim solution at CeBIT 2014

Aurore Bernard - 04-mars-2014 11:21:43
Immersion, a market leader in Europe and a major international player in the field of innovative, immersive and collaborative 3D technologies for industry and research, has unveiled Meetiiim, an advanced multi-touch and interactive conference table. The company will be presenting Meetiiim at CeBIT, the world’s leading IT trade show, which will be held in Hannover (Germany) from 10 to 14 March 2014.   Christophe Chartier, CEO of Immersion, says: “Meetiiim takes interactive collaboration one step further. We are sure that this genuine technological masterpiece will revolutionize the codes and practices of business meetings and improve decision-making processes. Our aim is to build on the widely accepted technological developments that have now become commonplace, such as touch technology, in order to promote interactivity, optimize communication, and identify and capitalize on important information.”   Meetiiim is the product of five years of industrial collaboration and research and epitomizes Immersion’s expertise, innovation and know-how. The company will be presenting its cutting-edge technological tool at the CeBIT trade show (Hall 6, Stand L.15), which will take place in Hannover (Northern Germany) from 10 to 14 March of this year.   With Meetiiim, Immersion explores the difficulties generated by passive meetings – where one or more individuals speak to a listening audience – which are quite often unproductive. Immersion’s concept is suited to the industrial sector (aerospace, automotive, etc.) as well as to other areas of activity, such as construction and public works, architectural or design firms, training centres, etc.   Christophe Chartier, CEO, adds: “This collaborative technology not only helps to develop interactivity during meetings, it also improves group decision-making and, therefore, reduces the product-design time.”   Meetiiim’s elegant design and interface help to enhance projects through dynamic presentations. At each stage of a project, multi-disciplinary teams gather around the Meetiiim table in order to accelerate developments, reduce errors, and improve strategic decision-making.   Once the user is connected to Meetiiim via Wi-Fi, the range of possibilities is virtually endless, with the added advantage of saving considerable time.   Access to the Cloud is one of the many features of the solution developed by Immersion: this enables the user to share inter-disciplinary data in real time (3D models, videos, PDF files, images, screen shots, etc.) by simply dragging and dropping. The user can also control remotely various connected devices, as well as send memos directly to Meetiiim, and even use the clipboard tool in order to capture work in progress on Meetiiim.   In addition, the CLONE feature allows the person leading the meeting to generate a copy of his (or her) document and to send it to each attendee. In this way, all participants are able to see any alterations made to the document and visualize its processing, thanks to the annotations and Post-it tools integrated into Meetiiim’s features. Accordingly, participants can follow updates to the project at a glance.   Once the consultation-and-revision stage is over, Meetiiim’s handler feature can be used to keep track of the project. It is then possible to recover the data at the end of the meeting thanks to the automatic backup, which means that the participants do not have to wait to receive the final report.   About Immersion   Immersion, which is headquartered in Bordeaux (South-Western France), is a European leader in the field of innovative, immersive and collaborative 3D technologies for industry and research. The company was founded in 1994 by CEO Christophe Chartier and also has offices in Paris and in Nantes (Western France). Immersion will be showcasing its new Meetiiim solution at CeBIT, the world’s leading IT trade show, which will be held in Hannover (Germany) from 10 to 14 March 2014. The company will be in Hall 6, on Stand L.15.   For further information about the trade show, please go to: www.cebit.com   For further information about Meetiiim, please go to: www.meetiiim.com   For further information about Immersion, please go to: www.immersion.fr    For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3921   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/  
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