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Malaysia Aims for USD 60 Billion Tourist Receipts by 2020

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Malaysia posted an impressive overall tourism growth in 2012, capping off a string of tourism accolades that placed the nation in the global limelight. Tourist arrivals rose to more than 25 million and tourist receipts climbed to USD 20.2 billion, an increase of 4% compared to 2011.

Under Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), tourism was identified as one of the 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) to drive the nation’s economic growth. Since then, a number of tourism development projects have been put in place in order to achieve 36 million tourist arrivals and USD 60 billion tourism receipts by 2020. One of it is securing Major Events.

In 2012 alone, Malaysia has managed to attract USD 308 million in tourist receipts from tourists visiting Malaysia for major sports, art, lifestyle and entertainment events.

In line with the focus to secure more major events for Malaysia, Malaysia Major Events is the new brand created under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia to be in par with global events bureaus.

Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events said, “With the re-branding exercise we developed over the year, we are confident that Malaysia Major Events will achieve greater milestones in growing Malaysia as the destination of choice for major events within the Asia Pacific region, where it is expected to contribute USD 0.134 billion in Gross National Income (GNI) and 8,000 temporary jobs to the nation by 2020.”

“With the availability of fully equipped and sophisticated sports facilities and infrastructures, Malaysia is now experienced and has gained wide expertise in organising and hosting various types of sporting events. After hosting international sporting events for more than a decade now, Malaysia has definitely caught global attention,” concluded Mr. Nagamaiah.

Malaysia Major Events will be the catalyst in securing major sporting events bids for Malaysia and aims to do so at the SportAccord Convention 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Malaysia’s presence at the convention further cements its position as home to some of the biggest sports events in the Asia Pacific region such as the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix, MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix, Le Tour de Langkawi; the international leg of PGA TOUR, ATP and WTA tournaments, and the tour destinations of some of the biggest football clubs in the world.

For more information, kindly contact Essence Communications at (+603)7493 5588 or email
Source: Malaysia Major Events

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June 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

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International Pavilions at CBME China Expand by 115% in 2013

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Top-notch brands and suppliers to showcase their latest products at International Pavilions

SHANGHAI, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 13th Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China) will welcome local and international suppliers to showcase their latest products on July 17-19, 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The event will feature over 2,100 brands across 138,000 square meters of exhibition space. Over 60,000 children and baby products volume-buyers are expected to attend.

“CBME China 2013 will attract a record 1,400 exhibitors occupying over 138,000 square meters of exhibition space. We are glad to receive such an outstanding support from the industry,” said Ms. Athena Gong, General Manager, CBME.

“By adding new facets over the years, the event has continued to attract local and international brands. The International Pavilions at CBME China have grown from two pavilions of 72 square meters in 2009 to six pavilions today, registering a 115% year-on-year growth in exhibition space. We also have seen an increased number of independent international players at CBME China this year. With our alliance with the ABC Kids Expo and other partners, more and more brands and suppliers get the opportunity to enter China market,” Ms. Gong continued.

A Showcase of International Brands and Products at the International Pavilions

One of the event’s highlight is International Pavilions, where international brands from Australia, Korea, New Zealand, US, Spain, Taiwan and other regions are presenting products covering a range of children, baby and maternity products from healthcare items to food, strollers and toys, clothing and accessories and services.

On the occasion of its fifth year at CBME China, Austrade will organize an Australia Pavilion to introduce high quality Australian products. Products exhibited include baby food, baby health supplements and skincare products, among others. Brands at the show include Australian Milk Carton Company, GMP Pharmaceuticals, Ozcare, GoldRoo, Ewenique and Yellow Earth.

Korea Pavilion, supported and organized by the Korean Woman Entrepreneurs Association, will showcase popular Korean high-quality products including organic cloth diapers, baby products, baby feeding products and many more. Exhibitors from Korea include Babyprime, Uzinmedicare, Oskar, C.A. Pharm, Mamachi and Putti Atti.

Marca espana (Spain Pavilion) will have two exclusive pavilions (Halls W1 and W5) to showcase Spanish children’s fashion and childcare brands. Exhibiting companies include Mayoral, Barcarola, Dudu, Baby Auto, Casual Play, Micuna, Kiwy, Kiokids, Trasluz and many more.

In cooperation with the ABC Kids Expo, top US children, baby and maternity brands and suppliers are making up theUSA Pavilion. They will emphasize high quality materials and eco-design. A number of US brands like Belly Armor by RadiaShield, Prince LionHeart, Eco Nuts, Episencial, Boogie Wipes, Belly Armor, Adiri and PLUM will be at the event.

Brands and suppliers from Taiwan will present a wide range of high quality products at the Taiwan Pavilion.Exhibiting companies include Simba, SPA original+Dead Sea, Bifilong, TERUMO, KenHealth, Modern & Grace, Foxwood TalesTM, Nanowave, SunKiddo, DJ Toys, Neoangelac, ANGO, Double wood, TCI, Jamny and more.

Clearly Categorized Halls

With the increase in exhibition scale, CBME China will be carefully categorized into nine themed areas to make sourcing easier for buyers. These are: International Pavilions; Licensing Zone; Maternity and Baby Care Products; Baby Carriages, Car Seats and Furniture; Food and Health Care Products; Toys, Educational Products and Souvenirs; Children, Baby and Teenager Clothing, Footwear and Accessories; Maternity Clothing, Underwear and Accessories; Service Organizations and Industry Exhibitions.

CBME China is a perfect business platform for children, baby and maternity product buyers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to meet and do business in one venue.

Visitor registration is now open ( to all trade buyers. For a limited time, all visitors who pre-register will be eligible to win free hotel accommodation in Shanghai.

CBME China 2013 will take place on July 17-19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. For more information on CBME China, visit

For press enquiries, please contact:

Louise Kathryn Yu
Senior Marketing Manager
Children, Baby, Maternity Industry Expo (CBME)
Tel: (+852) 2585 6101

About Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China)

Held annually in Shanghai, the Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) is the world’s largest sourcing event for baby, children and maternity products. This is the perfect venue for you to meet buyers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry.

CBME China 2013 will be on 17, 18 19 July 2013 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The event will feature 2,100 brands, 1,400 exhibitors in 138,000sqm exhibition space.

About UBM Asia

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia, China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 18 vertical portals serve 1,000,000-plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

Source: UBM China

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June 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Supermicro Exhibits Comprehensive Lineup of Power Saving Server and Storage Solutions at Computex 2013

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  • FatTwin™ $500 Savings per Node and MicroCloud Featuring 8 Xeon Nodes per 1U Lead the Industry in Performance-per-Watt, per-Square Foot

TAIPEI, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing is exhibiting its latest energy efficient server and storage solutions this week at Computex, Taiwan. The showcase will focus on maximizing performance per watt, per square foot with innovations in power saving and cooling architectures, increased compute and storage density and the widest selection of application optimized server/storage solutions. Taiwan is also the location of Supermicro’s new state-of-the-art integration and logistics facility which provides customers in Asia and worldwide a time-to-market advantage with accelerated fulfillment, support and service for high-volume demands.


“With energy costs and environmental impact rising worldwide, Data Centers and Cloud service providers deserve the best server and storage architectures that offer greatest savings in terms of performance per watt, per dollar, per square foot,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our new power saving FatTwin delivers on all fronts with up to 16% better energy efficiency and $500 per node savings over the life of the system. Alongside our higher density 3U MicroCloud supporting twenty-four Intel Xeon hot-swap nodes and expanding range of energy efficient server and storage solutions, Supermicro is leading the industry with server-building block solutions that save energy, cost and in the long run, our one and only Mother Earth.”

FatTwin headlines the show with the $500 savings per node system featuring superior architecture, high efficiency power supplies and an advanced thermal solution. The 4U, 4-node FatTwin, with each hot-swappable node supporting 8x 3.5″ hot-swap HDDs per 1U, offers the industry’s highest I/O performance and storage capacity. The 4U 4x hot-swap node HPC FatTwin features 3x GPU/MIC per node for an unrivaled 12x GPU/MIC in 4U. The new high-density, power-efficient 3U 8-node MicroCloud supporting high performance Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family or new Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 V3 family will also be on display with a higher density 12x hot-swap node for the new processors available. Exhibits also include the new 4U high-density SuperStorage featuring 72x 3.5″ external hot-swap HDDs, HPC optimized GPU/MIC server solutions, new high performance workstations, SuperBlade® for the Enterprise and Embedded building block solutions. Over 50 single, dual and quad processor motherboards to match any specific application will also be on display. At the show, Supermicro will launch a new line of X10 servers, workstations and motherboards ( based on Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 V3 and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor families, a new Intel microarchitecture with 22nm process technology. Additional product highlights include 10/1GbE networking solutions, Battery Backup Power (BBP®) modules, SuperRack® and Supermicro’s System Management Software Suite for complete integrated solutions.

“With each new generation of processors Intel delivers new features and more performance while increasing the energy efficiency. Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 V3 based on new Haswell microarchitecture and 22nm manufacturing process embodies this commitment,” said Lisa Graff, Vice President and General Manager, Datacenter Marketing Group at Intel. “Supermicro is one of the leading companies to take advantage of these new technologies and delivers innovative designs from X10 motherboards to their new 3U 12- and 8-node MicroCloud servers.”

Supermicro Exhibit Highlights at Computex:

  • 4U FatTwin™
    • Power Saving – 8x hot-swap nodes, Front I/O (SYS-F617R3-FT) system featuring 16% lower power consumption with a superior shared cooling and power resource architecture with redundant Platinum Level high efficiency (94%+) power supplies providing an advanced thermal optimized solution
    • GPU/MIC for HPC – 4x hot-plug nodes, Front I/O (SYS-F627G3-FT+) 12x GPU/MIC (3x per node)
    • Hadoop Big/Data – 4x hot-plug nodes, Front I/O (SYS-F617H6-FT+) 12x Fixed 3.5″ HDDs plus optional 2x Fixed 2.5″ HDDs
  • 3U 12-node MicroCloud (SYS-5038ML-H12TRF) featuring 12 independent hot-swappable nodes, each supporting Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 V3 13W-80W CPUs, 32GB memory, 2x 3.5″ or optional 4x 2.5″ HDDs and MicroLP expansion
  • 4U high-density Double-Sided Storage® (SSG-6047R-E1R72L) 72x 3.5″ external hot-swap HDDs with 2x internal (optional 2x external) 2.5″ fixed HDDs
  • New line of X10 servers, workstations and motherboards ( supporting Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 V3 and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family featuring 13W-84W CPU support for low power to high performance options
  • UP (uni-processor) motherboard highlights: High-Performance X10SL7-F, Essential X10SLH-F, Value OrientedX10SLM-F, Workstation C7Z87-OCE, Embedded X10-SLQ and X9SBAA-F
  • DP (dual-processor) motherboard highlights: Industry’s only 11x PCI-E X9DRX+-F, Data Center OptimizedX9DRD-LF, Expansion Oriented X9DRW-7TPF+ with LSI 2208 and dual 10G SFP+, Cost-Optimized X9DRL-7FATX with LSI 2208 and 1U support for 115W CPUs and socket B2 X9DB3-TPF with single port 10G SFP+
  • 4U MP SuperServer® for Enterprise (SYS-8047R-7JRFT) supporting quad Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 series, up to 768GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory in 24x DIMMs, 8x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, 24x 3.5″ hot-swap HDDs, 2x 10GbE LAN ports, 10x USB 2.0
  • 7U SuperBlade® Solutions – The all-in-one SuperBlade features 94%+ power efficiency and high bandwidth connectivity through optional network switch modules, including 56Gb/s FDR IB (SBM-IBS-F3616M), FCoE (SBM-XEM-F8X4SM), 10GbE (SBM-XEM-X10SM) and 1/10GbE (SBM-GEM-X3S+)
    • Dual-node DP TwinBlade® (SBI-7227R-T2 and SBA-7222G-T2) offering the highest compute density with up to 120 dual-processor servers per 42U SuperRack® achieving an unrivaled 0.35U per DP node
    • 64-core AMD G34 4-way MP Blade (SBA-7142G-T4)
    • 3 TFlops GPU Blade (SBI-7127RG)
    • 9.6TB Storage Blade with HW RAID & BBU (SBI-7127R-S6)
    • PCI-E 3.0 x16 Expansion Workstation Blade (SBI-7127R-SH)
  • Battery Backup Power (BBP®) enabled SuperServer® (SYS-1027R-72BRFTP) features redundant PWS-206B-1R modules (54.5W x 220D x 40H mm) and provides BBP® protection in 200W/5min and 100W/15min options.
  • High bandwidth 10-Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack switches: 24-port SSE-X24S and new 48-port SSE-X3348T/TR10GBASE-T switch. Plus the popular and versatile 52-port SSE-G2252P with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capability.
  • Supermicro’s System Management Software Suite provides sophisticated power management (NMView) down to clusters, servers or processors, system health monitoring (SSM) and additional out-of-band management utilities (smcibu) that provide batch BIOS updates without interrupting application performance.
  • Hyper-Speed SuperWorkstation (SYS-7047AX-TRF) and GPU/MIC enabled HPC SuperServers (SYS-2027GR-TRFSYS-7047GR-TRF)
  • Embedded (7 years product life) solutions including new high performance (X10SLQX10SLH-F) motherboards and compact server building blocks (SYS-1017A-MPSYS-5017A-EFCSE-505-203B) ideal for ATM, Kiosk, NVR/DVR, surveillance appliances M2M, network and storage applications
  • A+ AMD Solutions with single, dual and quad CPU motherboards featuring all new AM3+ and G34 Opteron™ processors and LSI 2208 SAS2 6Gb/s support. 3U 12-node MicroCloud (AS-3012MA-H12TRF), 2U Twin2 (AS-2122TG-H6IBQRF), 4U/Tower (AS-4022G-6F), 1U short-depth (AS-1012A-MRF) server and 1U (AS-1042G-TF), 2U (AS-2042G-72RF4) and 4U/Tower (AS-4042G-72RF4) quad processor servers supporting up to 1TB DDR3 1600MHz memory in 32x DIMM slots.

Visit Supermicro at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan June 4th through the 8th at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth #M0820 (4th Floor) or browse Supermicro’s total line of high performance, high-efficiency server and storage solutions at

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, FatTwin, SuperServer, Building Block Solutions, BBP and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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June 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

Japonica Partners Announces Tender Offer for up to EUR 2.9bn Greece Government Bonds

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FRANKFURT, Germany /PRNewswire/ —
First-ever tender offer by private investor for European government bonds
First-ever unmodified Dutch auction for sovereign bonds
Significant premium to price in December 2012 government buy-back
Japonica to align its long-term investment interests with Greece
Japonica Partners & Co. announces an invitation by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Yerusalem Hesed, Ltd. (the “Acquirer”) for eligible holders of certain series of bonds issued by Greece in 2012 to sell the bonds for cash. The amount to be purchased will be up to €2.9 billion in face value which represents less than 9.9% of the total outstanding €29.6 billion of Greece government bonds. The purchase of the bonds by the acquirer would permit existing holders to monetize their Greece government bonds.
This offer marks the first time ever that a private investor tenders for European government bonds. Also for the first time ever, purchase prices for a sovereign bond tender will be determined by an unmodified Dutch auction. The rationale for this highly innovative tender procedure is to apply an effective method to purchase institutional blocks of these bonds in an orderly and price-efficient manner.
The invitation provides maximum flexibility by enabling the acquirer to make immediate purchases and by giving investors a right to withdraw prior to acceptance or the tender deadline. The expected tender deadline is 5:00pm Central European Time on 1 July 2013, unless otherwise revised in accordance with the Tender Offer Memorandum.
The minimum purchase price for each of the series of bonds is 45.0% of their principal amount, a 26.5% premium to their average price in the December 2012 Greece government bond buyback, and a 15.2% premium to the average closing price on 27 March 2013.
Japonica believes that the market for Greece government bonds is volatile, highly illiquid, and at any time not necessarily reflective of their intrinsic value. During a 42 trading day period in the first quarter of 2013, historical price volatility included a 27.8% decline in average price. The minimum purchase price is a discount to the most recent average price.
A Japonica spokesperson said: “This tender offer reflects Japonica’s long-term perspective on Greece and the progress that the country has made to date. It is Japonica’s goal to align its investment interests with those of Greece.”
Japonica Partners is an entrepreneurial investment firm that makes concentrated investments in underperforming global special situations. Founded in 1988, Japonica Partners has developed and builds “perfectly aligned” relationships that both cultivate entrepreneurial returns and are the foundation of low risk. With its high value creation core competencies, Japonica invests to significantly raise the bar for the best investments globally. Japonica Partners is not a fund, nor does it provide investment advice.
The invitation is restricted to certain eligible institutional investors and bonds may only be tendered for purchase in a minimum principal amount of €1,000,000 and multiple integrals of €1 in excess thereof. The invitation is being made on the terms described in the Tender Offer Memorandum to be issued on or about 5 June 2013. Further details, including the relevant series of bonds, will also be contained in an announcement to be promulgated together with or shortly before the Tender Offer Memorandum.
The Invitation has not been authorised by, and the Acquirer is not otherwise connected to, the Hellenic Republic.
Neither the Acquirer nor Japonica Partners nor any of their respective agents, directors, employees or affiliates makes any recommendation whatsoever regarding this announcement, the Tender Offer Memorandum or the invitation, in particular as to whether or not holders should participate in the invitation or refrain from taking any action in connection with the invitation, and none of them has authorized any person to make any such recommendation. The invitation is not being made by Japonica Partners, nor does Japonica Partners accept any responsibility to the holders for the settlement of the invitation and/or the payment of any purchase price for the bonds pursuant to the invitation.
International Media Contact
Xander Heijnen
O: +49-89-59-94-58-127

Greece Media Contact
Iris Yennimata
O: +30-2107486006

Vasilis Kavvalos
O: +30-210-67-53-585
Source: Japonica Partners

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June 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

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ABB Demonstrates Technology to Power Flash Charging Electric Bus in 15 Seconds

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No overhead lines and ultrafast charging times at selected bus stops enables new opportunities for next generation silent, flexible, zero-emissions urban mass transportation.

SINGAPORE, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has developed a new technology that will help power the world’s first high-capacity flash charging electric bus system.

ABB announced at the 60th congress of the International Association of Public Transport (UTIP) in Geneva that it is working together with the city’s public transport company (TGP), the Office for the Promotion of Industries and Technologies (OPI) and the Geneva power utility SIG on the TOSA electric bus system pilot project.

The new boost charging technology will be deployed for the first time on a large capacity electric bus, carrying as many as 135 passengers. The bus will be charged directly at selected stops with a 15-second energy boost while the passengers enter and leave the bus, based on a new type of automatic flash-charging mechanism. The pilot project runs between Geneva airport and the city’s international exhibition center, Palexpo.

“Through flash charging, we are able to pilot a new generation of electric buses for urban mass transport that no longer relies on overhead lines,” said Claes Rytoft, ABB’s acting Chief Technology Officer. “This project will pave the way for switching to more flexible, cost-effective, public transport infrastructure while reducing pollution and noise.”

TOSA (Trolleybus Optimisation Systeme Alimentation) is a zero-carbon-emission solution as the electricity used comes entirely from clean hydro power. The charging time is so quick that it does not interfere with the bus schedule and improves the urban environment and landscape as it does not need overhead lines while providing greater route flexibility. The system uses a laser-controlled moving arm, which connects to an overhead receptacle for charging at bus shelters, instead of the usual trolley poles to overhead lines.

The flash-charging technology and the onboard traction equipment used in this project were developed by ABB and optimized for high-frequency bus routes in key urban areas, carrying large numbers of passengers at peak times. Onboard batteries can be charged in 15 seconds with a 400 kilowatt boost at selected stops. At the end of the bus line a 3 to 4 minute boost enables the full recharge of the batteries. Thanks to an innovative electrical drive system, energy from the roofmounted charging equipment can be stored in compact batteries, along with the vehicle’s braking energy, powering both the bus and its auxiliary services, such as interior lighting.

For more information on electric vehicle charging click here.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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Electric charging mechanism on the Geneva TOSA bus

TOSA bus Geneva

For more information please contact:
ABB Group Media Relations:
Thomas Schmidt; Antonio Ligi
(Zurich, Switzerland)
Tel: +41 43 317 6568

Source: ABB

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June 5, 2013 at 10:18 am