France

Deals/Contracts/Partnerships

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    Tech Mahindra establishes an Engineering Center of Excellence in product cost management for a large French Renewable Energy company.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 2

    French lingerie leader Groupe Chantelle partners with Centric Software PLM for digital transformation and to streamline operations across global brands and factories

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 3

    Capgemini plans to open semiconductor design services centers across Europe to support Intel?s strengthened program of chip manufacturing and ecosystem design services. Initial centers in France and Portugal will bring together chip design and embedded software teams.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 4

    Atos develops video system for Dassault Aviation’s “Falcon Albatros”, future surveillance aircraft of France’s Navy

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 5

    EasyMile, an all-electric autonomous technology supplier headquartered in Toulouse, France looked to Ansys software for a single-source, turnkey solution to demonstrate the safety of their driverless vehicles.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 6

    Eyelib, the intelligent ophthalmic diagnostic platform designed by the start-up MIKAJAKI SA and industrialised by SEGULA TECHNOLOGIES, ready for the European market. This automated ophthalmological analysis station can perform 100 different eye measurements in less than 6 minutes and can automate some twenty diagnoses – from cataracts to myopia to the detection of glaucoma – thanks to the combination of artificial intelligence and robotics

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 7

    Airbus Helicopters has just renewed the Safran Engineering Services activities of the Vitrolles (France) and Donauwörth (Germany) teams for a period of at least three years. Scope include specifically electrical activities: architecture, definition, design, installation and support; mechanical activities: design, aerodynamic and vibratory calculations, monitoring of mechanical equipment; and systems activities: monitoring of the development of electrical/electronic equipment, safety and environmental qualification.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 8

    Sopra Steria to partner with NAVBLUE, Airbus subsidiary, to co-build their portfolio of integrated solutions for Flight Operations. The delivery model draws on global teams (Canada, France, Poland, India) that will rally 90 Sopra Steria employees and a similar number from NAVBLUE for the next 3 years.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 9

    Startup Circle chooses Capgemini Invent to design an urban mobility solution for the self-service car-sharing market

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 10

    ArcelorMittal partners with Orange Business Services and Ericsson to launch the largest industrial 5G network in France: 5G Steel

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 11

    Expleo and Spirit AeroSystems sign strategic agreement. Expleo will provide Spirit with engineering services for major aerospace projects including composites, stress and design, as well as significant end-to-end fuselage experience. In addition, the application of new and innovative ways of working will be central to the agreement, including: the application of rapid concept prototyping in testing emerging aerospace engine technology, exploring the benefits of electrical power in development work for vertical take-off and landing technologies and harnessing automation opportunities in process and design modifications to in-service aircraft.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 12

    SEGULA Technologies supports the startup WIND my ROOF in the development and assembly of its first 8 innovative compact wind turbines dedicated to mixed energy production combining wind and solar called Wind box.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 13

    French Railway Authority SNCF Réseau Bases Enterprise Common Data Environment on Trimble Collaboration Software

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 14

    AKKA engaged by Nouvelle Aquitaine Mobilités to develop Integrated Mobility Service

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 15

    Alstom Chooses Accenture and Dassault Systèmes to Develop New Cloud Platform for PLM to Increase Competitiveness and Support Growth

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 16

    Capgemini supports ERES, the luxury fashion house, in the redesign of its e-commerce site

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 17

    AKKA collaborates with Futura Gaïa on developing vertical farms solutions. One example is the development of a tailored automated guided vehicle (AGV) solution to move the systems between the production racks and the harvesting area.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 18

    Siemens' MindSphere has been selected by TotalEnergies for IoT monitoring of its NGV stations

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 19

    Atos, Axione and Siemens to manage multi-service network and monitoring of three new metro lines in Paris

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 20

    Dassault Systèmes announced that Gautier, a France-based home furniture designer, manufacturer and retailer with stores worldwide, is using the “HomeByMe for Home Retailers” 3D home planning solution to provide customers with complete, personalized in-store and online experiences.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    HyperloopTT announced an agreement with Altran, part of the Capgemini Group. The agreement includes one hundred Altran engineers to accelerate the development of commercialized passenger hyperloop systems at the HyperloopTT facility in Toulouse, France.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

EIIR Provider Solutions/Capabalities

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    LTTS launched a new engineering Design Centre in Toulouse, France. This centre will initially cater to the new age digital requirements of the global aerospace and defence sectors.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Scalian consolidates its consulting business and presence in the public sector with the acquisition of Noveane, a specialist in digital and organisational transformation. Noveane is based in Paris With more than 100 employees and forecast revenue of ?15M in 2022

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    TCS to Launch Pace Port Paris, a Co-Innovation and Advanced Research Center for Rapid Innovation at Scale.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 4

    Thales and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership to Jointly Develop a Trusted Cloud Offering in France

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 5

    AKKA’s Project Flexmove supported by the Occitanie Region in France. Flexmove is a multimodal mobility service based on an electric vehicle that can be driven like a normal car on the road and can also travel autonomously on railways thanks to special road-to-rail technology developed by AKKA.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    FEV France has invested in a test bench dedicated to fuel cell system tests of up to 200 kW. At the same time, the company has adapted two test benches for the development of hydrogen combustion engines. FEV France is one of the eight winners of the automotive sector selected as part of the “France Relance” plan. The objective is to support investments of leading companies through dedicated funds to drive the transformation of the automotive and aerospace sectors.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Expleo acquires Assystem Care for 28 million Euro in move that reinforces its position in life sciences and chemical. Assystem care has 400 people and will bring 39 million Euro in revenue. Assystem Care works with some of the world’s largest healthcare, biopharmaceutical, medical device, prognosis, agribusiness, fine chemicals, and cosmetics companies, to provide compliance, quality, and validation services.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Bertrandt strengthens its expertise in the mega trends of the automotive and aviation sectors with the acquisition of the Philotech Group with presence in Germany, France and Spain.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 9

    The Adecco Group acquires a controlling stake in Akka Technologies with an enterprise value of €2 Billion. Akka had €1.6 Billion Revenue and 19K employees. Addeco will combine it with Modis to make an ER&D giant of €3.7 Billion revenue with 50K employees

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Accenture Announces Intent to Acquire BENEXT, Independent French Product Management Consulting Company

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 11

    IBM and Airspan Networks Plan to Work to Accelerate 5G-enabled Open RAN Adoption in Europe via IBM and Airspan’s planned testbed in Germany and France,

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 12

    Capgemini augments its 5G innovation program by opening additional ‘5G Labs’ in France and India

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 13

    Challenges in aerospace engineering services continue.Here is AKKA job cut updates because of challenges in Aerospace engineering services sector.France: possible 900 jobs cut.Germany: Initially plan was 1200 job cuts but ultimately led to 800 job cuts.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 14

    ESI Group to collaborate on R&D French project for sustainable automotive aluminum solutions

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 15

    Faurecia announced the construction of a new industry 4.0 platform in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of France for a total cost of €165 million. Employing over 1,000 people in the long term, the new site will produce seats, innovative solutions for reducing vehicle emissions, and hydrogen storage systems. The new site will be equipped with the latest digital manufacturing technologies and will be a benchmark for CO2 emissions reduction.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 16

    AKKA job cut updates because of challenges in Aerospace engineering services sector. France: possible 900 jobs cut. Germany: Initially plan was 1200 job cuts but ultimately led to 800 job cuts.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Altrancollaborated with Groupe PSA to create the Citroën AMI, its new mobility solution, a light electric vehicle designed to meet the environmental challenges.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Data Respons, an Akka company for digital engineering is expanding in France.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 19

    HyperloopTT announced an agreement with Altran, part of the Capgemini Group. The agreement includes one hundred Altran engineers to accelerate the development of commercialized passenger hyperloop systems at the HyperloopTT facility in Toulouse, France.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    SNCF Réseau optimizes its rail network monitoring and maintenance with the help of Capgemini

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

EIIR Buyer GIC/R&D Best Practices/Solutions

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    Thales is stepping up its recruitment policy and intends to hire more than 11,000 people in 2022. Among global delivery regions, highest is in India with 600 people.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Vega delivered in orbit three CERES satellites for CNES and the French Ministry of Defence.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Swiss silicon nitride photonic integrated circuits (PICs) company LIGENTEC SA says it has set up a research and development (R&D) center in France. The center?s PIC development expertise will extend end to end, from design and wafer processing to characterization, with access to advanced on-premises equipment.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Xiaomi opens a new R&D center in France. This new center will be dedicated to video coding, in particular with the firm desire to improve multimedia compression with new codecs, so as to offer excellent quality videos, while reducing bandwidth.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Renault Group, Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive join forces to develop and manufacture a new-generation automotive electric motor in France

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    BRP announces expansion and new Design Studio in Europe in France.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Intel has announced?plans?for?an initial investment of?more than?33?billion?euros to build a leading-edge semiconductor fab mega-site in Germany, to establish a new research and development (R&D) and design hub in France, and to expand capacities in R&D, manufacturing, foundry services and back-end production in Ireland, Italy, Poland and Spain.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Synaptics Opens Wireless Research and Development Center in France. The center expands Synaptics? European presence and leverages a strong base of local analog and RF expertise to advance the state-of-the-art in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for the IoT.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 9

    SNCF Voyageurs and Alstom present the first French hybrid train for the Occitanie, Grand-Est, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Centre-Val-de-Loire regions

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 10

    Ecocem has opened a low-carbon R&D centre in Paris, France, to accelerate the development of low-carbon solutions that will support cement and construction industries to decarbonise more quickly.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Safran opens new electronics R&D centre in Valence, France. With this new facility, Safran Electronics & Defense says it has the resources required to prepare for the future in microelectronics, focusing on the main families of high-integration electronics: smart sensors, advanced chips and SiP (System-in-Package) solutions for more electric aircraft and space and defense markets.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Amazon Reallocates Staff From Paris Drone R&D Center To Covid Testing Software.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Airbus, Air Liquide and VINCI Airports announce a partnership to promote the use of hydrogen and accelerate the decarbonization of the aviation sector

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Safran inaugurates extension of its antenna and ground station engineering and production center for satellites and flight tests at La Teste de Buch in southwest France

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 15

    Intel looks to add facilities in France and Italy and put a critical production site in Germany in its bid to go global.France will be home to a research and design center, and Italy will be the location of a test and assembly factory. The central wafer fabrication plant, or fab, will likely be built in Germany

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Philips to expand its cardiac diagnostics and monitoring portfolio with the acquisition of Cardiologs, a France-based medical technology company focused on transforming cardiac diagnostics using artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Altix has expanded its R&D center located in Normandy, France to enhance its innovation capabilities for both direct imaging and contact exposure lines for PCB Industry.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Airbus takes off with 5G Ready private network from Ericsson. A key feature of private networks is the ability to securely transfer data between different engineering teams located on the site, as well as the connection of devices within Airbus plants and sites through a NB-IoT connectivity solution.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Nestlé’s R&D centre for Waters in Vittel, France produced the first Perrier 50cl prototype bottles made from coloured recycled PET materials. While recycled PET bottles already exist in the marketplace, the company claims that this new technology when developed at industrial scale, will help increase the amount of PET plastic that can be recycled. The consortium members include L’Oréal, Suntory Beverage & Food Europe, and PepsiCo.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Arup’s expert fire team has carried out the first of a series of independent, large scale cross laminated timber (CLT) construction experiments at professional fire test facility, CERIB, in France.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Qualcomm plans to open a new 5G research and development (R&D) centre in France to work on the future evolution of 5G and beyond.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Chr. Hansen Natural Colors has inaugurated an R&D center to ramp up pigment, formulation and application capabilities in Montpellier, France, and pioneer new natural color solutions.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Faurecia inaugurates its global center of expertise dedicated to hydrogen storage systems. Located in Bavans, France, and representing a total investment of €25 million, this center of expertise aims to develop lightweight and cost-competitive hydrogen storage systems to accelerate hydrogen mobility.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    German RISC-V core designer Codasip has opened a strategic design centre in France for its processor cores based on teh open source RISC_V instruction set architecture (ISA). The centre in Villeneuve Loubet is near Sophia Antipolis where major technology companies such as Bosch, NXP, Thales, and many others have offices.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Hitachi Rail invests in Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Hitachi Rail will integrate hyperloop’s capsule travelling system with its signalling technology, the European Rail Traffic Management System, at HyperloopTT’s R&D centre in Toulouse.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Huawei opened its sixth R&D center in France. It is in Paris dedicated to fundamental research in mathematics and computing. The institute will cooperate with the Île-de-France region to fully tap local human resources. With its 3,000 researchers, the Ile-de-France region represents the largest concentration of mathematicians in the world.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Other News

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    STMicroelectronics, GlobalFoundries to set up semiconductor manufacturing plant in France.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Automotive energy storage solutions provider Plastic Omnium (?le-de-France, France) has announced a proposed acquisition of electrification company ACTIA Power, and purchase of an equity stake in battery manufacturer Verkor (Grenoble, France).

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Orange France selects Ericsson for its 5G converged charging solution

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    City of Montpellier cancels the order of 50 hydrogen buses after realizing the Opex in a hydrogen bus is 6X more than in an electric bus.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Holcim has entered an agreement to acquire PRB Group, one of France’s biggest independent manufacturers of specialty building solutions with 2022 (est.) net sales of €340 million. PRB Group offers a broad range of high-performance building solutions, from coatings and insulations to adhesives and flooring systems with advanced energy-efficiency and renovation solutions. With its leadership in sustainability and eco-design, PRB Group is a leading partner to support France’s new regulation (RE2020) advancing energy-efficiency in buildings.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Eastman plans to invest up to $1 billion in a material-to-material molecular recycling facility in France. LVMH, Estée Lauder Companies, Clarins, Procter & Gamble, L'Oréal and Danone are signing letters of intent for multiyear supply agreements from this facility.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Insolvency proceedings in Sigfox in France. One of the pioneers in IoT connectivity whose network runs in 75 countries is in this state and struggling to stay afloat and save jobs.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 8

    Colt, Icade, ADVA, Airspan Networks, Athonet, Accedian and Tibco join forces to deploy enterprise private 5G pilot in France

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 9

    Lhyfe has inaugurated its first production site in Bouin, France. It is one of the first in the world to produce renewable green hydrogen using wind power on an industrial scale,

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 10

    Alstom to invest in the world’s first cybersecurity campus to include a dedicated rail focus

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 11

    Thales, Ericsson and EDF deploy secure private mobile networks at nuclear energy plants across France

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 12

    Renault signs two major battery deals for production in France; Envision AESC and Verkor

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 13

    TOTAL and ENGIE partnerto develop France’s largest site for the production of green hydrogen from 100% renewable electricity.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 14

    Wärtsilä announces the divestment of 100% of the shares in its Entertainment business, Wärtsilä Funa GmbH, to Videlio SA, a French public limited company. Wärtsilä Entertainment is engaged in the field of design, fabrication, engineering and integration of entertainment systems, illumination, light control, cabin control, broadcast and digital audio distribution and announcement systems for cruise vessels and entertainment parks. These systems are used in the Marine and land-based markets.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    France SocieteGenerale to shut 600 branches as it merges two retail banking networks. Will this merger and consolidation create large deal/ carve out opportunity for IT service providers.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 16

    Mercedes-Benz sells passenger-car plant in Hambach, France to INEOS Automotive

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Previous Data

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    Daimler to sell its factory in France which produces small cars as it optimizes its manufacturing footprint. These cars will now be produced in China by Geely.

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    Google Cloud?wins?Groupe Renault?cloud deal.

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    Renault and Nissan, within their Alliance, have signed a MoU with Uber with the aim of electrifying its customers’ journeys in Europe. The companies will now explore a span partnership to provide partner drivers on the Uber App with affordable electric vehicles in European markets, notably in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Portugal. It follows a successful pilot between Nissan and Uber in the UK.

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    Eau De Paris, France’s leading public water company, has selected Hexagon geographic information system (GIS) technologies to support its new agricultural aid project.

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    KONE has won an order to supply and install more than 70 elevators for the Grand Paris Express metro project in Paris.

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    Schindler has been selected to deliver and install 134 elevators for 16 new stations and 21 ancillary facilities of the Grand Paris Express.

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    Ericsson secured a contract to deploy private mobile networks across three airports in Paris, France. Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget airports.

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