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Coherus BioSciences Appoints Vince R. Anicetti as Senior Vice President, Global Quality

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (“Coherus”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Vince R. Anicetti as Senior Vice President, Global Quality.  Mr. Anicetti joins Coherus with more than 30 years of experience in quality and regulatory affairs at preeminent biotech companies.

“Vince’s breadth and depth of experience will be critical to delivering to patients high-quality biosimilars with robust consistency,” said Denny Lanfear, President and CEO of Coherus. “We are thrilled to welcome Vince to the Coherus team as we advance global development and commercialization strategies across our portfolio.”

“I am delighted to join the Coherus team and look forward to joining our effort to increase patient access to many important medicines,” Mr. Anicetti stated. “Our management team is committed foremost to providing the highest quality products.  It is a privilege to lead the development of our Quality Systems at Coherus.”

Mr. Anicetti brings to Coherus an extensive background developing and leading Biopharmaceutical Quality organizations.  Most recently he was the Executive Director of Quality for Boehringer-Ingelheim’s California facility, responsible for Quality and on-site Regulatory Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control.  Mr. Anicetti also spent 30 years with Genentech and held senior leadership roles in Quality, Regulatory Affairs and Project Portfolio Management, including Vice President of Biologics Quality for Genentech and Roche Biologics manufacturing sites around the world.  Mr. Anicetti is also an adjunct professor at the Keck Graduate Institute teaching classes in Biopharmaceutical Quality and CMC Regulatory Affairs.  He is a past Chair of the Parenteral Drug Association and serves on the San Francisco State University Foundation Board.  Mr. Anicetti holds BA and MS degrees in biological sciences from San Francisco State University.

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June 11, 2014 at 3:01 pm

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MetaTrader 5 is Now Available to Brazilian Traders for Trading on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange

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SAO PAULO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MetaQuotes Software is pleased to announce that its MetaTrader 5trading platform has entered the Brazilian market. The largest independent broker in Brazil XP Investimentos has officially launched MetaTrader 5. This means that more than 80,000 customers of the company can now trade in the financial markets using the world famous platform.


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Importantly, traders can trade not only currency instruments, but also stocks and futures of Brazilian companies. To connect to the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange BM&FBovespa, XP Investimentos specialists have developed a special gateway to provide correct execution of trades and delivery of market quotes. Finally, customers of XP Investimentos can fully appreciate the benefits of stock trading with the MetaTrader 5 platform.

XP Investimentos rigorously tested the terminal prior to announcing the launch of the new service publicly. “For more than 10 months, MetaTrader 5 was only available to 100 users selected for beta testing of the product. Only after the final debugging of all processes, trading with MetaTrader 5 became available to all our clients,” says Guilherme Benchimol, CEO of XP Investimentos.

“Interest in the South American market has recently increased,” says Renat Fatkhullin, CEO of MetaQuotes. “We are looking to expand our presence in the region. We have entered the Brazilian market with the help of the leading local broker with a large client base to instantly win a substantial market share. Thus we achieve a higher exposure by providing MetaTrader 5 to the broad masses of traders, while our partner XP Investimentos has satisfied the wishes of its customers. We are happy to strengthen our position in the region and will continue to actively expand into the Latin American market.”

About MetaQuotes Software

Established in 2000, MetaQuotes Software Corp. has been developing trading platforms for financial markets under the MetaTrader trademark. It is internationally known as a leader in the Forex software market. MetaTrader trading platforms are currently used by more than 600 brokerage companies and banks all over the world. The new platform, MetaTrader 5, was developed by the Company with a focus on stock markets and is now actively promoted to various world exchanges.

About XP Investimentos
Established in 2001, XP Investimentos is the largest independent broker in Brazil, with over 120,000 clients. The company is based in Rio de Janeiro and has offices in Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte and New York, represented by XP Securities. XP is present in all of the Brazilian states through its distribution network – 500 affiliated offices and 1,800 authorized advisors.


Source: MetaQuotes Software Corp.

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June 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm

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Sino Group of Hotels Unveils The Pottinger Hong Kong

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New Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Central Celebrates Hong Kong’s Heritage

HONG KONG, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sino Group of Hotels, the hospitality management arm of Sino Group and an affiliate of Sino Land Company Limited (HKSE: 083), operates and manages a growing portfolio of hotels, a yacht club, serviced apartments and residential food and beverage club houses. Sino Group of Hotels announced today the opening of The Pottinger Hong Kong, a 68-room luxury boutique hotel that rises in Hong Kong’s oldest historic stone slab street. The Pottinger Hong Kong is where East meets West, where Modernity meets Heritage. This icon of timeless elegance welcomes visitors to experience the dynamic and vibrant neighbourhood of Central, while feeling like home.

A classic room at The Pottinger Hong Kong

‘Ladder Street’ by Fan Ho (Year 1961) is being installed at The Pottinger Hong Kong

The Pottinger Hong Kong offers 68 luxury guestrooms and suites, ranging from 23 square metres to 68 square metres. The Pottinger Suite and six cosy suites, named after the streets around the Central neighbourhood, feature a bespoke decor with a touch of oriental flavour and celebrates Hong Kong’s romantic rich heritage and reflects the wealth of its diverse culture. Room rate starts from HK$1,880.

Standing on the historic Pottinger Street, a Grade I historic place graded by Antiquities Advisory Board of Hong Kong, The Pottinger Hong Kong is just a 5 minutes’ walk from Central MTR Station. The Hotel makes an ideal starting point to explore the unique ‘firsts’ of Hong Kong. It embraces pioneering spirits; the art pieces and select decorative accessories in the hotel help interpret the history of Hong Kong and Central, they intrigue guests to venture out to search for the romance and the spirit of Hong Kong.

Legendary and world-acclaimed photographer, Fan Ho, a photographer and film director who spent decades with his most beloved camera since his early teen, captured the best lights and scenes of Hong Kong. Many of his images were taken in his most favourite place — Central, Hong Kong. These most treasurable frames have taken a new residence in the rooms and passageway of The Pottinger Hong Kong and invite every guest and visitor to experience some of the fondest memories of Hong Kong at their leisure. Mr. Ho, now 83, loves Central and his hometown Hong Kong and graces his first-ever collaboration in a hotel setting, The Pottinger Hong Kong.

With its diverse dining choices and a comforting ambience that highlights a sense of classic elegance, the hotel is set to elevate the guest experience to new heights. The refined atmosphere has been created under the consultancy of Australian interior designer Suzy Annetta, founder of Studio Annetta and a specialist in hospitality projects. Annetta is highly regarded for her use of colour and for interiors characterised by refined surfaces and beautiful materials. Realised from her highly developed artistic sense and holistic understanding of design, The Pottinger Hong Kong exudes the splendour of Hong Kong and offers guests an unforgettable stay in the heart of the city.

Riding on the success of Sino Group in developing and managing an award-winning, widely diversified portfolio, Sino Group of Hotels strives to expand its development in Hong Kong and regional gateway cities, and consistently delivers quality services and new additions to the portfolio. The launch of The Pottinger Hong Kong signifies a strategic phase of development in Sino Group of Hotels that will synergise positively and enhance promising and better results for Sino Group

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June 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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Appway Wins 2 Awards for Client Onboarding in Hong Kong and Singapore: A Mark of Appway’s Success in Asian-Pacific Markets

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ZURICH, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — At the 2014 WealthBriefing Asia Awards that took place in Singapore and Hong Kong during the last week of May, Appway was awarded Best Client Onboarding Solution for its outstanding client services in the financial sector across Asia.

This award is one of a series of recognitions Appway has received for the worldwide success of its onboarding solution. Evaluating companies based on “independence, integrity and genuine insight,” the judges honored Appway for its innovative solution that allows wealth managers to seamlessly onboard new clients and complex portfolios into their organizations with a strong commitment to automation, compliance, and high-quality client servicing.

Showcasing the “best of breed” providers in the private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the prestigious WealthBriefing Asia Awards commend individuals and institutions demonstrating innovation and excellence in Southeast Asian and great China markets. The panel of judges responsible for nominating and selecting recipients was comprised of experts from private banks, trusted advisors, and clients.

“Appway is honored to be recognized in the Asia-Pacific region so soon after opening our doors here just one year ago,” said Reto Merazzi, Appway’s general manager for APAC. “As we continue working with customers across Asia, we remain dedicated to providing flexible and scalable solutions to make sure institutions are reaching their full potential to maximize revenue and boost client satisfaction.”

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June 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

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Asia Pacific is Most Vibrant Region for Duty Free and Travel Retail

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LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The duty free & travel retail community assembled last month in the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center, Singapore for their annual regional summit, a highly successful event which reflected the strength of the industry in the region.

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Buyers, landlords, agents and distributors, who serve airports, airlines, ferry, cruise and downtown duty free stores all over the region, flocked to TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference from 11th to 15th May to update on industry trends and do business with over 260 prestigious exhibiting companies.

The atmosphere throughout the week was purposeful and focused, a mood which echoed the determined progress of the regional business over the last year.

Provisional figures released by Generation AB show that global duty free and travel retail sales in 2013 reached US$60 billion. The Asia Pacific region accounted for US$22.3 billion, 37% of the total, up 12% on 2012 which was well ahead of the global trend of +7.5%. In 1995, when the first TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference was staged, the region’s share was 30.5%; over the next decade it is forecast to reach 45%.

Interestingly, in terms of growth, downtown duty free stores delivered the greatest year on year sales growth in the region, unlike most other regions where airport stores are the major driver.

The TFWA event broke records once again for exhibition space, exhibitors and visitor numbers, an outstanding performance which is testament to the dynamism of the duty free & travel retail industry in Asia Pacific.

A total of 2,683 visitors, up 9.4% from last year, visited the show, from 1,022 companies (+1.8%). Of this total, 982 were duty free & travel retail operators and landlords (key buyers), up +8.7% on 2013, from 255 companies (+6.2%).

Details of all TFWA events can be found at


Source: TFWA

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June 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm

APR Energy begins producing power in Myanmar

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JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, is pleased to announce that the company’s 100 megawatt power generation plant in Myanmar is now fully operational. Based in Kyaukse, in the Mandalay Region, the plant provides the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) with a guaranteed minimum of 82 megawatts of power generation and will enable the provision of electricity and power to more than six million people.

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This represents another substantial investment by an American company in the infrastructure of Myanmar, and APR Energy will contribute to the economic and social progress of Myanmar by employing local people and supporting community development programs.

The contract for the plant, which was signed in February 2014, was the first agreement between a US company and the government of Myanmar for power generation since the lifting of sanctions. Amongst other factors, APR Energy was awarded the contract due to the company’s ability to deliver within a challenging timeframe and the efficiency of its power generation technology. Fueled by Myanmar’s indigenous natural gas resources, the plant features 68 of the newest generation CAT low-emission mobile gas power modules (GPMs) and will offer one of the cleanest power generation solutions in Myanmar.

Clive Turton, Managing Director Asia Pacific at APR Energy, said: “Myanmar is a fast growing economy and the country, like many others in the region, needs reliable power in order to begin fulfilling its enormous potential. The commissioning of our thermal power generation plant, one of the largest in the country, is an important first step towards establishing adequate reliable power generation capacity in Myanmar and we look forward to playing a continued role to help Myanmar supply power efficiently and reliably to its people and industries.

Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce, said: “APR Energy is a tremendous example of the work U.S. businesses are doing to support economic development in Myanmar. Their commitment to providing power solutions here is critical, particularly as 75 percent of the country’s population lacks access to electricity. The engagement of U.S. businesses in Myanmar will help promote inclusive growth that benefits all of the country’s people.”

About APR Energy

APR Energy is the world’s leading fast-track mobile turbine power business. We provide large-scale, fast-track power, providing customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it. APR combines state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise to provide turnkey power plants that are rapidly deployed, customizable, and scalable. Serving both utility and industrial segments, APR Energy provides power generation solutions to customers and communities around the world, with an emphasis on Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information, visit the company’s website

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June 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm

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New Fluke Connect(TM) system transfers measurement data from test tools to smart phones and the cloud, improving maintenance team communication, safety and productivity

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— The largest system of connected test tools in the world

EVERETT, Wash., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Maintenance technicians make better, faster decisions when they have field access to maintenance records and when they can review measurements in real time with team members and supervisors. Yet records are usually kept back in the office and team members are rarely in the same place at the same time. The Fluke Connect™ system solves these problems while increasing the safety of technicians working with energized equipment.

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The Fluke Connect system allows maintenance technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones for secure storage on the cloud and universal team access from the field. More than 20 Fluke tools connect wirelessly with the app, including digital multimeters, infrared cameras, insulation testers, process meters, and specific voltage, current and temperature models.

Technicians can AutoRecord™ measurements and infrared images to Fluke Cloud™ storage from wherever they’re working, without writing anything down. Everyone on the team with a smart phone and the app can see the data.

Team collaboration is made easy with ShareLive™ video calls, where technicians can share measurements with other team members in real time, get approvals for repairs or get questions answered without leaving the field.

The Fluke Connect app features EquipmentLog™ history, which allows technicians to assign measurements to specific equipment, creating a cloud-based history of test measurement data for easy access during both troubleshooting and reliability maintenance. And TrendIt™ enables technicians to instantly graph data, helping to identify trends and quickly make informed decisions.

Fluke Cloud storage is built upon state-of-the-art security, including secure access, electronic surveillance, multi-factor access control systems, built-in firewalls, and encrypted data storage.

The Fluke Connect app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

For more information about the Fluke Connect,

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For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, please contact Fluke South East Asia Pte Ltd, 1 Clementi Loop #06-02/03/04 Singapore 129808, call +65-6799-5566, fax +65-6799-5577, e-mail or visit the Fluke website at

About Fluke

Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, and metrologists who install, troubleshoot and manage industrial, electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes.

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Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit the Fluke website.

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June 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

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Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited Announces Key Executive Promotions

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HONG KONG, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited (Lanson Place) announced the promotions of two key executives. Ms. Jo Leung has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. John Wong has been promoted to Head of China Operations. These new assignments have been made in preparation of Lanson Place’s expansion in Asia.

Ms Jo Leung has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited

Mr John Wong has been promoted to Head of China Operations of Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited
Mr. Marc Hediger, Chief Executive Officer of Lanson Place, said, “Jo and John are our two dynamic leaders who share their vision, values and passion and will be instrumental in helping us to further develop Lanson Place as a premium hospitality brand in Asia.”

Jo joined Lanson Place as Head of Finance in 2013, in her new capacity, she will be responsible for strategy, operations, business performances, talent recruitment, training and development of Lanson Place.

John joined Lanson Place in 2008 and was formerly the Regional General Manager of Beijing and Shanghai. In his new role, John will be responsible for all aspects of pre-opening and operating properties in China, he will also support the team in business development in China.

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June 11, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Bosch Announces Annual Financial Results 2013 in Singapore

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Steady growth for Bosch in Southeast Asia

Broad technological and industrial expertise will meet challenges of the connected world

SINGAPORE, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

  • SGD 227 million in third-party sales in 2013 in Singapore
  • Extended footprint in Southeast Asia
  • New opportunities for emergent technologies in Singapore

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, closed its 2013 fiscal year at SGD 1.05 billion in consolidated sales in Southeast Asia’s domestic market, remaining at a similar level to the year before. The total net sales of SGD 2.3 billion within Southeast Asia, including sales of non-consolidated companies and internal deliveries to affiliated companies, amounted to a year-on-year increase of almost 10 percent. In Singapore, Bosch closed with consolidated sales revenue on the local market moderating to SGD 227 million after significant growth in the past years and following a surge in investments from the offshore industry.

“Southeast Asia continues to be one of the focus markets for Bosch,” said Martin Hayes, president of Bosch in Southeast Asia. “We anticipate an increased demand for our products and services with the rising consumption power across the ten countries in Southeast Asia we are active in. We will ramp up our production and service capabilities in the coming years in line with this development.”

In 2013, Bosch saw an overall increase of around 10 percent in manpower in Southeast Asia to more than 4,500 employees, underlining a healthy expansion across all countries. Currently, Bosch has six manufacturing plants across the region in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, delivering a multitude of product categories such as power tools; automotive components and multimedia; and industrial technology. These products embody Bosch’s ‘invented for life’ imperative for both local and worldwide markets.

Strengthening footprint across Southeast Asia

“Bosch has spent the past several years extending its footprint in the region,” said Hayes. “To broaden our reach, we have entered the emerging countries of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar and expanded our presence in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.”

Since entering Myanmar last year, Bosch has already completed major projects for sporting venues, historical monuments and hotels. The Automotive Aftermarket division performed exceptionally well, largely attributed to the rapidly-increasing vehicle population in the country, especially in the urban cities of Yangon and Mandalay.

More than SGD 16.5 million has been invested into the first automotive manufacturing plant in Indonesia, which is slated to commence production in June 2014. The facility located in the greater Jakarta area will cater to mainly Japanese automotive manufacturers. In Vietnam, Bosch will invest more than SGD 266 million into its existing manufacturing plant of the Gasoline Systems division by 2016 to expand its production capacity of belts for continuously variable transmissions (CVT).

In Thailand, a Chiang Mai office expansion serves the northern region of the country, while the coverage of Indonesia increased exponentially with the opening of the Balikpapan, Semarang and Makassar branch offices. By opening business hubs in Davao and Cebu in 2013, Bosch now covers Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the three major regions of the Philippines.

Healthy development across business divisions to meet diverse demand

Overall, the business divisions of Bosch developed well and in line with the market situation across the region. The Security Systems division achieved healthy growth, with the largest contributions coming from Indonesia, Thailand and emerging countries like Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The Automotive Aftermarket division posted moderate growth, with the lion’s share generated in Indonesia. Power Tools also grew steadily over the last year where a significant proportion stemmed from the region’s booming construction industry. Thermotechnology stayed on course in the region, where boilers have been installed across diverse industries such as aerospace, hospitality as well as Food and Beverage.

Bosch Rexroth was able to achieve double-digit growth in Southeast Asia, fuelled by growing demand in the marine and offshore industry as well as solutions for factory automation. With the completion of several key projects, the growth of the Packaging Technology division’s core business surged compared to last year.

Singapore is a showcase market for innovative Bosch technologies

Bosch views Singapore as a market in which suitable showcase and emergent technologies can be deployed for real-life use and adapted to meet local and regional requirements. With the recent completion of the first phase of the Electric Vehicle (EV) test-bed project in Singapore, Bosch will continue to focus strongly on developing next-generation infrastructure for the city-state. Internet-enabled products and internet-based services are one of the focal points of the company’s future sales growth. The Internet of Things promises smarter living through seamless and autonomous machine to machine communications.

“Bosch is committed to deploying world class technology in Singapore, and we are looking forward to opportunities to partner with local authorities for a connected city. Our traditional strength in hardware expertise, our focus on cutting-edge research topics as well as our competence in software solutions complement Singapore’s aspiration of becoming an authoritative voice in the Internet of Things and connected living,” said Hayes. “We are upbeat about the willingness of the government of Singapore to embrace the industry to collaborate on the future of the country. In particular, the Infocomm Media Masterplan presents many potential scenarios that Bosch is in a competitive position to address.”

Bosch Software Innovations, with Singapore as its Asia Pacific headquarters, has expertise in providing robust solutions for the integration of hardware and software systems, like the infrastructure of the nation-wide EV test-bed. A large proportion of the staff in Singapore is involved in R&D functions for the core software technologies that enable the Internet of Things.

Bosch is a global market leader in the area of micromechanical sensors (MEMS), a key technology for comprehensive solutions in the Internet of Things. These sensors are capable of measuring acceleration, air pressure, sound, temperature, and geomagnetic field. Working in conjunction with a software system, MEMS enable objects to connect to the internet so they can provide critical information on demand.

Based in the Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore, Bosch’s Corporate Research and Advance Engineering Centre drives innovative research and technology development. The research is conducted in emerging fields such as energy management and storage systems, power electronic modules, as well as sensors for air quality and medical diagnosis.

Bosch Group business outlook for 2014

Bosch expects sales to grow by between 3 and 5 percent in 2014 worldwide. Internet-enabled products and internet-based services are one of the focal points of the company’s future business. With its hardware know-how and broad technological expertise, the supplier of technology and services is well prepared to move into this direction. “Bosch’s traditional strengths — our innovative strength, high standard of quality, global presence, and the integrative force of our corporate culture — are also valuable in the connected world,” said Dr. Volkmar Denner, the Bosch CEO, at the company’s recent annual press conference in Germany.

In Asia Pacific, Bosch achieved a sales growth of 5.8 percent (13.8 percent after adjusting for exchange-rate effects) to roughly SGD 18.4 billion (11.1 billion euros). Especially in the Chinese growth market, demand for automotive and industrial technology picked up significantly over the course of the year.

Further information, press photos and video materials are available online at the Bosch Media

About Bosch in Southeast Asia and Singapore

Robert Bosch (South East Asia) Pte Ltd is a regional subsidiary of the Bosch Group, representing the Group’s interests in Southeast Asia, where it is currently present in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Business operations in the 10 ASEAN countries report to Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd, located in Singapore. In fiscal 2013, the regional headquarters employs over 650 associates and generated SGD 227 million in sales. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Bosch has been in Singapore since 1923, active in Automotive Aftermarket, Power Tools, Security Systems, Drive and Control Technology, Packaging Technology, Thermotechnology, as well as Software and Systems Solutions. The Asia Pacific headquarters for the Bosch business divisions of Automotive Aftermarket, Security Systems and Bosch Software Innovations, as well as operations for Corporate Research and Advance Engineering, and Information Technology, are part of Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd.

About Bosch worldwide

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life”.

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June 11, 2014 at 10:05 am

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Amcor Celebrates World Environment Day by Launching 14th Annual Earthwatch Expeditions

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SYDNEY, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Coinciding with World Environment Day, global packaging leader Amcor announces it is partnering with the Earthwatch Institute for the fourteenth successive year, to offer co-workers the opportunity to participate in environmental research expeditions to Brazil and India.

Bringing to life Amcor’s Core Values of Social Responsibility and Teamwork, the Earthwatch expeditions will provide 15 co-workers with the chance to learn about, and contribute to, important research on topics such as conservation, biodiversity, climate change and ecosystem health.

Mr Ken MacKenzie, Amcor Managing Director and CEO says such expeditions are helping Amcor create a workplace culture that is passionate about sustainability.

“As a global packaging leader, we’re acutely aware of our responsibility to create more sustainable packaging solutions that protect the products consumers need and enjoy on a daily basis,” Mr MacKenzie says.

“Our co-workers play an important role in ensuring we continually improve our sustainability performance across our operations. By providing the opportunity to participate in Earthwatch expeditions, we hope to inspire a workforce of leaders who value the environment in their everyday choices, both at work and in their community,” Mr MacKenzie explains.

Five Amcor co-workers will spend two weeks near the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil to support research to help protect the jaguar, puma, and maned wolf that are being threatened by loss of habitat.

A further ten co-workers will spend 12 days working outdoors at the Himalayan Mountains in India. Working in a valley famous for its apple orchards and farms, the team will collect vital data to understand why flowering plants are disappearing and why the populations of pollinators such as bees and butterflies are declining.

The expeditions will take place in October this year.

Over the 14 years Amcor has partnered with Earthwatch, 120 Amcor co-workers representing 30 different countries have contributed more than 9,500 hours of research to help find solutions to a range of sustainability challenges.

Amcor has 33 packaging plants across Asia Pacific including sites in China, India, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

About Amcor

Amcor (ASX: AMC) applies art and science to create responsible packaging solutions that enhance the products people use in everyday life.  With global leadership positions in flexibles and rigid plastics packaging, Amcor continually innovates to find new and better ways to protect essential products such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal care. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Amcor employs 27,000 people worldwide and has operations across 43 countries. For more information, visit

To learn more about Amcor’s commitment to sustainability and responsible packaging, please visit

About Earthwatch

Earthwatch is an international environmental not-for-profit organisation that has over 40 years of experience in delivering scientific research, community engagement and education in support of biodiversity conservation. Earthwatchs mission is to engage people in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Earthwatch believes that sustainability can be achieved only if there is active involvement of people from all sectors of the community in creating the knowledge needed to solve the worlds problems and promote positive change. For more information visit

Source: Amcor

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June 11, 2014 at 9:25 am

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