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Herbalife Launches Herbalife SKIN in Asia Pacific

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Solution-based skin care nutrition for younger and healthier-looking skin in just 7 days*

SINGAPORE, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Herbalife, the leading global nutrition company, launched its newest skin care line Herbalife SKIN today for its markets in Asia Pacific. Herbalife SKIN is a new addition to Herbalife’s outer nutrition range of products that balances ingredients, botanicals, and extracts with proven science to achieve maximum daily results of beautiful, healthier, and younger-looking skin.

The Herbalife SKIN range, which consists of 10 products, is created to replenish and rejuvenate the skin with fast results.
The Herbalife SKIN range, which consists of 10 products, is created to replenish and rejuvenate the skin with fast results.
Solution-based skin care nutrition with optimized Formula, Feel and Fast Results

Herbalife SKIN products have been formulated with an optimum blend of Vitamin B3 and antioxidant Vitamins C and E, and Aloe Vera to get softer, smoother, more radiant skin and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Created to replenish and rejuvenate the skin with fast results, Herbalife SKIN has been clinically proven to produce visible results in just 7 days*. The Herbalife SKIN range is paraben-free, sulfate-free**, and dermatologist tested.

10 products to polish, hydrate, replenish, and improve appearance of skin

The Herbalife SKIN line is comprised of 10 new products, including Soothing Aloe Cleanser, Polishing Citrus Cleanser, Energizing Herbal Toner, Line Minimizing Serum, Firming Eye Gel, Hydrating Eye Cream, Daily Glow Moisturizer, Replenishing Night Cream, Instant Reveal Berry Scrub, and Purifying Mint Clay Mask.

Made with fruit extracts, essential oils, plant enzymes, chamomile, and antioxidant vitamins, Herbalife SKIN is unisex and suitable for all skin types, with the exception of two cleansers: Soothing Aloe Cleanser for normal to dry skin, and Polishing Citrus Cleanser for normal to oily skin.

Three personalized skin care programs to maximize full benefits

Herbalife SKIN offers three skin care programs to address specific skin care concerns and deliver tailored results.

Basic Program includes Soothing Aloe Cleanser or Polishing Citrus Cleanser, Energizing Herbal Toner, Daily Glow Moisturizer, and Replenishing Night Cream
Advanced Program includes Basic program with the addition of Line Minimizing Serum, Firming Eye Gel, and Hydrating Eye Cream
Ultimate Program includes Advanced Program with the addition of Purifying Mint Clay Mask, and Instant Reveal Berry Scrub
The Herbalife SKIN range will be made available in selected markets across Asia Pacific starting from mid-June 2014, and will be rolled out progressively in the additional Asia Pacific markets by 2015.

* 7 Day Results applicable to Line Minimizing Serum, Replenishing Night Cream, Daily Glow Moisturizer, Hydrating Eye Cream, Polishing Citrus Cleanser & Purifying Mint Clay Mask.

** Applies to Polishing Citrus Cleanser, Soothing Aloe Cleanser, and Instant Reveal Berry Scrub.

About Herbalife Ltd.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife® products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife’s website contains financial and other information at
Daliea Mohamad-Liauw
VP, Corporate Communications, Herbalife Asia Pacific
Source: Herbalife Asia Pacific
Related stocks: NYSE:HLF

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May 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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E.ON and Iberdrola Join Existing Investors with $12 Million Investment in QBotix Inc.

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Global energy leaders to help accelerate manufacturing ramp-up and expansion in North America and internationally
MENLO PARK, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — QBotix, which delivers up to 20% improvements in solar PV project economics with the optimized Robotic Tracking System™ (RTS), today announced $12 million in Series B financing. E.ON and Iberdrola (Inversiones Financieras Perseo, S.L.) joined existing investors, New Enterprise Associates, Firelake Capital Management and Draper Nexus, in the funding round.

E.ON and Iberdrola Join Existing Investors with $12 Million Investment in QBotix Inc.
E.ON and Iberdrola Join Existing Investors with $12 Million Investment in QBotix Inc.
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“We are very excited to welcome E.ON and Iberdrola, as investors and strategic partners. As diversified global energy companies, their commitment to QBotix validates our strong value proposition,” said Wasiq Bokhari, Founder and CEO. “Our bankable system provides up to 15% more energy than single-axis trackers and up to 45% more energy than fixed-tilt mounting systems, and it can provide an immediate reduction of up to 20% in CAPEX or levelized cost of energy for our commercial and utility-scale customers.”

E.ON and Iberdrola are among the largest global energy companies with wholesale power generation utility divisions providing electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers across four continents. As energy leaders, they realize that as PV costs stabilize, subsidies recede, and grid-parity is achieved in markets globally, the long-term technology winners in solar are those that can deliver more energy at less cost. Additionally, electricity providers realize that the optimized dual-axis tracking with a “square” daily power profile as provided by the RTS is best suited to address the opportunities and challenges associated with grid integration of solar with smart grid and storage applications.

“E.ON has tested the QBotix RTS for over a year and has evaluated the system’s ability to produce significantly more energy than fixed-tilt and single-axis tracking systems,” said Urban Keussen, Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation at E.ON SE. “E.ON is in the business of providing reliable, low cost energy to our customers across several countries, and we believe the QBotix RTS has great potential to reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for commercial and utility-scale solar projects.”

Today’s announcement builds on the company’s momentum for 2014. QBotix recently announced successfully completing its $1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative award project and its first independent engineering (IE) report. Fast Company recently recognized QBotix as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in robotics, and QBotix announced a 45 MW supply agreement with UK-based developer Castillium.

Iberdrola Group, the largest electrical utility in Spain, and the world’s largest investor in renewable energy, also joined the round. Diego Diaz, Head of Iberdrola’s Corporate Venture Capital program said, “Iberdrola’s venture initiative, Inversiones Financieras Perseo, S.L., is growing its investment activity in the US with a focus on partnering with start-up companies that are changing the energy business. We are very excited to work with QBotix, as we believe that the Robotic Tracking System is a revolutionary, highly efficient technology that will contribute to significantly reduce the balance of system costs in solar projects, and ultimately the levelized cost of energy in solar projects.”

QBotix has installed systems in U.S. and Japan, and is actively developing additional projects in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, and Australia. QBotix will use the funds to expand the team, accelerate manufacturing ramp-up and market expansion. The company will be exhibiting at Intersolar Munich in June, Intersolar San Francisco in July, and Solar Power International in Las Vegas in October.

About QBotix
QBotix creates rugged, intelligent, mobile robots for their optimized tracker system that dramatically improve project economics in the commercial and utility-scale solar power plant sectors. Using the new paradigm of solar robotics, the QBotix Robotic Tracking System™ (RTS) delivers project cost savings up to 20%, high system reliability and flexibility of installation.
About E.ON
E.ON is one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies. At facilities across Europe, Russia, and North America, our more than 62,000 employees generated approx. EUR122 billion in sales in 2013. E.ON’s diversified business consists of renewables, conventional and decentralized power generation, natural gas, energy trading, retail and distribution. With our broad energy mix we own almost 50 GW of generation capacity and we are one of the world’s leading renewables companies. Since 2013 E.ON operates in Brazil and Turkey together with partners. We supply around 35 million customers with energy. In addition, our European power and gas companies serve 17 million grid customers.
About Iberdrola Group
Iberdrola is a private sector company with over 150-years of experience dedicated to energy generation, security of supply, quality and innovation. Since embarking on its growth and international expansion plan in 2001, Iberdrola has become one of the five largest European energy utilities by market capitalization, with a workforce of around 30,600 employees and nearly 32 million customers worldwide.
Iberdrola Group operates over 45,000 MW of generation capacity worldwide, concentrated in its core markets of Spain, the UK, the US and Latin America. Its balanced and diversified generation mix positions Iberdrola to meet diverse energy parameters in the countries where it operates. Also, the Group’s commitment to environmentally friendly energy sources, with its emissions 30% below the European energy sector average, has consolidated Iberdrola as the world leader in renewable energies, with over 14,300 MW of power capacity not including significant large-scale hydro which it also operates or is developing in the UK, Spain and Brazil. It is currently developing major offshore wind farms in the UK and Germany, as well as new marine technology including wave and tidal power in the UK.
Source: QBotix Inc.

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May 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm

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DMSPro to Extend Reach for SYSPRO Software in Vietnam

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SYDNEY, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SYSPRO, a global vendor of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services, today announced a new partnership with DMSPro for providing SYSPRO ERP solutions for mid-size manufacturers and distributors in Vietnam. This new partnership will help further expand and solidify SYSPRO’s presence in Vietnam.

“SYSPRO is committed to helping customers maximize their IT investments through alliances with leading solution partner like DMSPro,” said Shaun Butler, General Manager, SYSPRO Asia Pacific. “I’m excited with this new partnership in Vietnam, as together we will provide industry expertise, enabling us to collaborate on strategic plans that help our customers improve operational efficiency and strengthen their competitive position in the market.” Shaun adds, “Vietnam’s economy today has moved to a productivity-driven growth market, and SYSPRO is well placed to bring with us over 30 years of experiences in manufacturing and distribution to mid-size business owners in Vietnam.”

DMSPro, a local market leader specialize in DMS (Distribution management system) in Viet Nam, is the early adopted cloud-based technology into DMS — in which DMSPro has the most experience team in Viet Nam. This combination has given DMSPro a unique position in providing smart, efficient solution for clients. Last year, DMS Pro hits a new record of implementation of DMS for Tan Hiep Phat Group, a 500-million-USD company: 1600 user, 240 distributors within 4 month. DMSPro is selected by leading FMCG in Viet Nam: P&G, Tan Hiep Phat Group, THMilk, etc.

“Working with SYSPRO as a channel partner will enable DMSPro to help drive further opportunities in the Viet Nam ERP market, since more and more investment coming to Viet Nam especially in manufacturing,” said Peter Pham, Managing Director, DMSPro. “SYSPRO has made significant progress with their partner programs in Asia, and this strategic alliance allows DMSPro to bring the best-in-class ERP solutions to the marketplace in the years to come.”

About DMSPro

Founded in 2011 in Viet Nam, DMSPro is a cloud-based pioneer in Distributor Management System (DMS). Our team of experts are the most DMS experience in Viet Nam (have been in DMS project in P&G, Unilever, Vinamilk, Johnson&Johnson, Tan Hiep Phat Group,…) with deep insights and various implementation experience. With a strong foothold in the middle market and a solid foundation, we help emerging companies and seasoned corporations accelerate their business through technology. For more information about DMSPro, visit

Established in 1978, SYSPRO delivers both on-premises and cloud-based business software to customers in over 60 countries. SYSPRO and its network of solution providers have earned the trust of companies across a variety of industry sectors by creating enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services that combine simplicity of use with rich information visibility and business processes. For more information about SYSPRO and its proven track record of increasing operational efficiency in all facets of accounting, manufacturing and distribution, visit
Press Contact:
Anne Teng
Marketing & Communications Manager
Source: SYSPRO Software Pty Ltd

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May 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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DHL awarded contract to manage warehousing operations for leading global footwear brand in Japan

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DHL Supply Chain to manage national warehouse in Narita
Supply chain leader wins on proven industry track record with leading apparel manufacturers, direct experience with Crocs warehouse in South Korea
TOKYO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Crocs Japan, the casual lifestyle footwear brand, has awarded DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader for contract logistics solutions, a two-year contract to manage its national warehouse operations in Narita, Japan. Under the new agreement DHL will be responsible for the entire warehouse operations including varieties of value added services and multi-channel logistics of Crocs footwear for retailers across the country.

Noboru Matsuoka, President at DHL Supply Chain Japan, said: “DHL Supply Chain works extensively with global owners of apparel brands to manage their logistics operations and the new business with Crocs is an important addition to our portfolio of customers. We will be responsible for dispatching over 30,000 pairs of shoes a month and have devised an agile solution that flexes to meet seasonal demand patterns and supports Crocs continued sales growth.”

A strong relationship developed between the two organizations when DHL was awarded the contract to manage the Crocs warehouse in South Korea in 2010. Since then, consistent excellent performance, combined with DHL’s proven track record in managing logistics operations for other leading apparel brands in Japan, led to the opportunity for the global logistics provider to expand its operations with the footwear brand.

Moriya Fujita, Managing Director at Crocs Japan, said: “What appeals to us the most is that DHL Supply Chain goes beyond being just a logistics-services vendor to provide us with a total solution extending to a comprehensive optimization of logistics. They have an established outsourcing agreement with Crocs globally and we are confident in the company’s global business. We look forward to DHL Supply Chain making a number of improvements to optimize our logistics operations.”

Previously Crocs had taken an active role in the management of its warehouse; however under the new agreement DHL will lead the operations management and re-design of the operations, which allows Crocs to focus on their core business activities. Experience and knowledge developed managing the South Korean operation and various kinds of customers in Japan; DHL has identified a series of Kaizen initiatives which improve efficiency and performance at the Japan warehouse.

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.
DHL Supply Chain
Headquarter: 8F Gotenyama Trust Tower, 4-7-35 Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
President and Representative Director: Noboru Matsuoka
For more information, visit DHL’s official website at
About Crocs, Inc.
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. The company offers several distinct shoe collections with more than 300 four-season footwear styles. All Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs wearers know and love. Crocs celebrates the fun of being a little different and encourages fans to “Find Your Fun” in every colorful pair of shoes, from the iconic clog to new sneakers, sandals, boots and heels. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 200 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world.
Crocs Japan GK
Headquarter: 1F Setagaya Business Square Hills IV, 4-10-5 Yoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Managing director and vice president: Moriya Fujita
Source: DHL

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May 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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