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Europe’s fastest growing home appliance brand ‘Beko’ storms Thailand – promises more, with the best technology

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— Aims to replicate in new ASEAN Economic Community its European success that has made Beko the UK’s #1 best-selling home appliance brand, and Europe’s #2 best-selling home appliance brand

BANGKOK, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ‘Beko’, Europe’s fastest growing home appliance brand, today announced its launch in Thailand.  The brand’s debut in Thailand spearheads its regional ambition to become a favourite brand of consumers in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and a goal to replicate in the AEC its phenomenal success throughout Europe where its innovative washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers, and cookers have become market leaders.

(Left) Mr. Levent Cakiroglu, global CEO of Arcelik A.S., the owner of the Beko brand (Right) Mr. Dhevan Liauburindr, President, Titanco International Co., Ltd.
(Left) Mr. Levent Cakiroglu, global CEO of Arcelik A.S., the owner of the Beko brand (Right) Mr. Dhevan Liauburindr, President, Titanco International Co., Ltd.

Mr. Levent Cakiroglu, global CEO of Arcelik A.S., the owner of the Beko brand, said, “Beko is a new generation, global home appliance brand that is sweeping the world with an unrivalled proposition to the consumer: to do more, and to do it better with the best technology.

“It’s been a winning proposition that has made Beko the UK’s best-selling and Europe’s second best-selling large home appliance brand.  Our cutting-edge technology appliances and responsiveness to consumer needs have enabled Beko to grow rapidly in Europe in a market that is crowded with well-established global brands.  We expect the AEC market to add another eight million users of our products within the next three years.”

The Beko brand is an unfolding global success story that has been a phenomenon in Europe.  In only five years, it has doubled its market share in Europe and doubled its sales worldwide.  In large part, its popularity has come from marrying a reliable and competitively priced product with an understanding of consumer needs, and then quickly being able to integrate into products innovative and useful features.

For example, in its washing machines, a function called ‘Cool Hygiene 20C’ reduces energy use by 70% in the cleaning of lightly soiled clothes that have been worn only once, which is often the case in Asia; and superfast programmes that ensure superbly washed clothes in just 14 minutes for a 2kg load, to serve the increasingly time-short consumer.

He said, “Our R&D force of over 1,000 people is a major competitive advantage.  It has enabled the design of products that are better suited to modern lifestyles and created numerous world-bests and world-firsts in our categories, including the world’s quietest washing machine and the world’s first refrigerator with an ice-cream maker in it.”

He said, “We use our R&D capability to design into products the particular needs of regions.  In Asia, we noted a special focus on vegetable freshness.  Our proprietary ‘EverFresh+’ technology helps preserve vegetables for up to 30 days and keeps them crisper, longer; and, with a view to the hot climate in the region, Beko refrigerators have automatic ice-makers that are capable of producing large amounts of ice, quickly.”

He added that Beko’s “R&D muscle has also given Beko some of the best green credentials in the industry, including designing and manufacturing the world’s most energy-efficient washing machine (rated A+++ (-70%)), and which was just launched in Germany at IFA, the world’s biggest home appliance conference.”

Mr. Cakiroglu said that Thailand-based Titanco International Co., Ltd., which has been established for 40 years and with extensive experience in home appliances will be responsible for sales as well as after-sales support.

Mr. Dhevan Liauburindr, President, Titanco International Co., Ltd., said, “Beko products have extra-long warranties offering 12-year motor and compressor guarantees across its entire range of refrigerators, dryers, dishwashers, ovens, and most washing machines.”

Contact: Bangkok Public Relations Ltd.: P.Kwantientong – Tel: +662-664-9500

Mr. Levent Cakiroglu, global CEO of Arcelik A.S., the owner of the Beko brand
Mr. Levent Cakiroglu, global CEO of Arcelik A.S., the owner of the Beko brand

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October 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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Food ingredients Asia 2014 — Opportunity for industry to source sustainable, reliable, safe ingredients and network with the leading ingredient suppliers to gain business growth

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — The most important regional gateway to the food and beverage ingredients industry in the South East Asian region is back in Jakarta for the third  time. Taking place at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran — Jakarta, Food ingredients (Fi) Asia 2014 will showcase various ingredients, raw materials and solutions for food and beverage manufacturing from 15 –17 October 2014. This trade show will be a valuable channel to connect companies inAsia with what’s happening in the market and what to look out for next. It is a good opportunity for local industries to source ingredients and network to gain business growth.

Rungphech Rose Chitanuwat, Business Development Director of UBM Asia, Food Ingridents Asia organizer, giving a presentation
Rungphech Rose Chitanuwat, Business Development Director of UBM Asia, Food Ingridents Asia organizer, giving a presentation

 

Rungphech Rose Chitanuwat, Business Development Director of UBM Asia, Food Ingridents Asia organizer Lena Prawira, Vice President on Program and Cooperation - Program Committee of Indonesian Food & Beverage Association (GAPMMI) and Purwiyatno Hariyadi, PhD. - Professor and Director of South East Asian Food and Agricultural Science and Technology -- SEAFAST Center, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) taking picture together
Rungphech Rose Chitanuwat, Business Development Director of UBM Asia, Food Ingridents Asia organizer Lena Prawira, Vice President on Program and Cooperation – Program Committee of Indonesian Food & Beverage Association (GAPMMI) and Purwiyatno Hariyadi, PhD. – Professor and Director of South East Asian Food and Agricultural Science and Technology — SEAFAST Center, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) taking picture together

 

 

Rungphech Rose Chitanuwat, Business Director of UBM Asia (Thailand), Food IngredientsAsia organiser said, “With an expected of more than 650 companies from 46 countries as far as Brazil and as close as Singapore and more than 13,000 visitors, Food ingredients Asia 2014 are three days full of innovation,inspiration and education. Key ingredient suppliers from around the world will be showcasing their products which creates opportunity for local industries to source sustainable, reliable and cost effective products and services directly from world class suppliers and network with international industry professionals.”

“Some of the key highlights of Fi Asia this year will be Food For Quality Life International Conference which covers innovations in food processing, novel approaches in ensuring food safety and quality, trends and regulation. Innovation Zone is a chance to discover new product launches from exhibitors who are at the forefront of the industry and Guided Ingredient Tours, a daily tour where a guide from our partner at Nutrimarketing will take you around the show floor to meet with exhibitors and discover an extensive selection of the most innovative products”.

“Innovative Product Award – Fi Asia 2014 will recognise and honour innovation and excellence in new product development using the most innovative approach and creative ideas. Every show day, visitors will be able to attend free technical seminars on various attractive topics over 30 sessions delivered by the well-known ingredient suppliers to know more about how and what ingredients can help boost their productivity and efficiency without compromising quality, safety and affordability. In principal, professionals, practitioners, observers, enthusiasts in the F & B industry should be in Fi Asia 2014, benefiting from all the values, within one event, under one roof. And we are excited to expect the privilege of being inaugurated by the Minister of Industry, as well as attention from ambassadors and dignitaries to support their country’s presence in the show,”  Rose added.

Purwiyatno Hariyadi, PhD., Professor and Director of South East Asian Food and Agricultural Science and Technology – SEAFAST Center, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) said that,”During Fi Asia 2014, SEAFAST Center IPB and PATPI play a significant role in delivering an international scale conference which will present hottest issues under the theme of Food for A Quality Life. The conference will be relevant to all stakeholders in the industry, from corporations in private sectors, government bodies and academics each fitting uniquely through both plenary and parallel sessions. Notably, a keynote speech to start the conference will be delivered by Dr Roy A Sparringa, MApp Sc, Head of the National Agency for Drug and Food Control – BPOM RI. This International conference will be the avenue where results of recent research developments, trade and business, advances, and all other food related issues and ideas are discussed and exchanged involving all parties involved in driving the global food production.”

“In addition to the conference, we are also organising graduate student paper competition – an important channel for graduate students to express their knowledge and compete in a global way beyond campus; new addition this year, the Innovative Product Award – encouraging students from numerous universities across Indonesia to put their best effort and mind into a prototype and presentation of innovative products which have never been introduced before. One more exciting happening this time will be the 50th anniversary of Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (FATETA), Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), BOGOR. The Dean is inviting deans from peer department in all universities across South East Asia to gather in Jakarta to commemorate this achievement of golden year. It is planned that we will all meet in Fi Asia 2014,” he added.

Lena Prawira, Vice President on Program and Cooperation – Program Committee of Indonesian Food & Beverage Association (GAPMMI) said, “This third edition of Fi Asia in Indonesia is welcomed with high anticipation for new products, new experience, new ideas by our members. GAPMMI members include home-industry scale to large-multinational enterprises and each of the members yearn for similar need: sustainable, reliable and safe ingredients to help their businesses grow. Fi Asia has proven to be the place where we can find ingredients with those three qualities. And we are pampered with the options available.

We have no doubt that Fi Asia 2014 will see crowd of F & B producers busy attending the show. GAPMMI has also prepared a special gathering as our communication forum to bring new updates in the regulations and policies.”

Food Ingredient Asia (Fi Asia) was held for the first time in the South East Asian region in Singapore in 1997, followed by Thailand in 2002. Meanwhile, Indonesia hosted Fi Asia for the first time in 2010. Every time, Fi Asia 2014 is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Indonesian Food and Beverages Association (GAPMMI), Indonesia Association of Food Technologists  (IAFT – PATPI) and South East Asian Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (SEAFAST) Center IPB.

About  UBM Asia

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia.

Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 30 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 20 market sectors with 230 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions and high-level professional conferences, 23 targeted trade publications, 20 round-the-clock online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. In Indonesia, UBM operates through its office PT UBM Pameran Niaga Indonesia and its joint-venture company PT Dyandra UBM International to bring quality events to Indonesia.

We deliver high value to our partners and customers through our:

  • 30-year track record of operating large-scale international exhibitions, conferences and major publications inAsia.
  • pioneering industry-specific vertical portals that provide year-round business matching and quality information.
  • Highly professional management team with years of practical experience in the exhibition industry.
  • Strong global network with wholly-owned subsidiary companies in major cities including Hong Kong, Beijing,Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou,  Guzhen, Shenzhen, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Manila, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Istanbul in Asia, New York and San Francisco in the USA.

Our Mission: create real business for customers

  • We value the business needs of our customers. All our products are designed to bridge the needs of buyers and sellers. We are committed to building high-quality and enduring products.

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October 6, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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Global Connected TV Device Installed Base Hits Half a Billion Units in Q2 2014 according to Strategy Analytics

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— New Strategy Analytics Quarterly Tracker Finds Sony Accounts for One in Four Connected TV Devices in Use Worldwide

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — Worldwide ownership of Connected TV Devices (including smart TVs, smart blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers) grew 7 percent quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2014 and 34 percent versus the same period in 2013 to reach 500 million units. The growing demand for devices that facilitate the streaming of online video to the large screen TV is creating a highly competitive environment with no fewer than 16 major technology brands accounting for 90 percent of devices in use according to Strategy Analytics’ Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report, “Global Connected TV Device Tracker: Q2 2014”.

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Global Connected TV Device Tracker: Q2 2014

Other key findings from the report include:

  • One in four Connected TV Devices installed in homes around the world is a Sony branded product while the combined footprint of Sony, Samsung, Nintendo and Microsoft accounts for 60 percent of all devices in use.
  • Samsung enjoyed the highest unit increase to its installed base of Connected TV Devices during the quarter while Google’s Connected TV Device footprint grew faster than any other brand from Q1 to Q2 2014.
  • Apple remained the leading brand within the global Digital Media Streamer market in Q2 2014 although its share dropped to under 30 percent for the first time in the face of competition from Google’s Chromecast, Amazon’s Fire TV and Roku.

Global Connected TV Device Installed Base (M units)

Q2 14 Rank

Vendor

Q2 14

Q2 13

Q2 14 Share

Q2 14 Installed base growth (YoY)

1

Sony

123.8

96.8

24.8%

27.9%

2

Samsung

62.3

34.4

12.5%

80.9%

3

Nintendo

56.8

67.5

11.4%

-15.8%

4

Microsoft

55.4

53.8

11.1%

2.9%

5

LG

32.2

16.0

6.5%

101.9%

6

Panasonic

29.9

19.6

6.0%

52.4%

7

Apple

18.7

13.0

3.8%

44.7%

8

Sharp

15.0

9.8

3.0%

52.7%

9

Toshiba

10.2

5.1

2.0%

98.8%

10

Philips

9.7

5.7

1.9%

70.0%

11

Roku

8.3

5.5

1.7%

51.9%

12

Google

6.0

0.0

1.2%

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Note: Connected TV devices include smart TVs, smart blu-ray players, games consoles and digital media streamers

Quotes:

David Watkins, Service Director, Connected Home Devices commented: “Connected TV Devices fulfill a growing consumer desire to access OTT content on the big screen in the home. While Game Console vendors and the major TV brands have the largest footprint of such devices, major IT and Internet brands such as Apple, Google and Amazon are starting to build up a significant base of lower cost media streaming boxes and dongles from which they can tap into the online TV audience to advance their own living room strategy”.

Eric Smith, Analyst, Connected Home Devices said: “Game Consoles were until very recently the dominant Connected TV Device installed in the living room. However, Q2 2014 marked the first time that there are more Smart TVs installed in homes globally than IP-enabled game consoles and Smart TVs will now move on to become the dominant Connected TV Device in the living room in terms of ownership. The challenge for Smart TV vendors moving forward will be to grow the number of active users and to do this they must ensure that their platforms remain relevant and up-to-date – certainly no easy task given the lengthy TV replacement cycles”.

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success.www.StrategyAnalytics.com

European Contact: David Watkins, dwatkins@strategyanalytics.com, +33 5 33 05 00 53

US Contact: Eric Smith, esmith@strategyanalytics.com, +1 617 614 0752

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October 6, 2014 at 4:19 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Lauds the Modular Design of Winergy’s HybridDrive for Wind Turbines

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— The modular design of Winergy’s HybridDrive minimizes the complexity and the cost of service for wind energy producers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of gearboxes for the wind energy market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Winergy with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Excellence. Winergy’s HybridDrive drivetrain with its higher torque-to-weight ratio, as well as lower length and mass, diminishes the overall cost of wind turbine installation for wind energy producing companies. Its modular design allows customers to deploy an electrically-excited generator in the wind turbine that reduces customers’ susceptibility to the price volatility of permanent magnet (PM) generators.

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Winergy’s HybridDrive is a medium-speed drivetrain that consists of two gear stages and a generator. The two gear stages comprise planetary gearboxes and the generator used for the prototype is a 24 pole PM synchronous machine in an integrated system optimized to the gearbox. HybridDrive supports wind turbines with power ratings ranging from 3 to 8 megawatts.

“The length of the drivetrain can be reduced by 35 to 50 percent, based on customer preferences,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krishna Raman. “Winergy can also decrease the weight of the drivetrain by nearly 6 percent in the case of smaller turbines (power rating of less than 3 megawatts); for larger turbines (power rating of 8 megawatts and above), it can lower their weight by more than 10 percent.”

The reduction in the length and the mass of the drivetrain provides various options to the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and wind turbine manufacturers. The first option is to place the transformer and the frequency converter at the top of the tower, along with the drivetrain. This enables the usage of a medium-voltage cable instead of a low-voltage cable to transmit electricity from the turbine to the grid. In the process, it can lower the cable loss associated with low-voltage transmission.

Another option is to place the frequency converter at the top of the tower and the transformer on the ground. The third option is an ultra-compact design wherein only the drivetrain is placed at the top of the tower. This solution is ideal for customers that require ease-of-logistics installation.

Customers of HybridDrive systems also have the freedom to use journal bearings (bearings that do not have rolling elements) instead of the standard anti-friction bearings available with competitors’ gearboxes. Journal bearings are smaller, less expensive, and suitable for high-load applications. The first prototype of the wind turbine with the HybridDrive uses a single-bearing (3 meters in diameter) solution for the main shaft instead of a standard double-bearing solution. This customization provides customers with the opportunity to further decrease the cost and the space required to install the drivetrain.

HybridDrive’s design is compliant with the 2010 edition of GL Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines. Compared to competing medium-speed drivetrains, HybridDrive has a higher torque-to-weight ratio, which is considered the best attainable value in practical conditions. The gearbox and generator has a combined power transmission efficiency of more than 96.5 percent.

“By decreasing the mass and increasing the torque-to-weight ratio of the drivetrain, HybridDrive has resolved the issue of the inverse correlation between ROIs and power capacities of a wind turbine,” noted Raman. “Overall, Winergy’s contribution to the production of approximately 100 gigawatts of wind power is expected to enhance HybridDrive’s brand value.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a product with unique features and functionality as well as high quality for customers with complex needs. The award lauds the degree of the product’s customization and the fit for evolving market trends, which ultimately results in a strong brand perception of the product as being unique.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Winergy

Winergy, with its headquarters in Voerde, Germany, is the leading drive train component manufacturer for wind turbines. Presently Winergy will have supplied 100 GW gearbox power into the wind energy industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Winergy offers gearboxes, HybridDrives, couplings and services to wind turbine manufacturers as well as wind park owners / operations & maintenance companies. The product portfolio covers power ratings between 750 kW and 6.5 MW. This is complemented by a high quality professional service portfolio. Production and service locations are located in Europe, China, India and the US, while the base of service partners is expanded continuously on a global level.
www.winergy-group.com

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the Global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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October 6, 2014 at 4:17 pm

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RFID Solutions to Shape Retail Stores of the Future

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— Discover global retail trends for RFID-based solutions during Frost & Sullivan’s upcoming complimentary live webinars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California /PRNewswire/ —

WHEN

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET (North America) and Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. BST (Europe).

LOCATION:

Online, with Complimentary Registration available at: http://bit.ly/1yzdWVz.

SPEAKERS:

Frost & Sullivan Senior Analyst Ram Ravi and Tyco Retail Solutions Director of Software Product Management, Mark Stier

Accurate item-level inventory lays the foundation for successful omni-channel retail today.
Accurate item-level inventory lays the foundation for successful omni-channel retail today.

Accurate item-level inventory lays the foundation for successful omni-channel retail today. RFID technology enables automated real-time inventory transactions, resulting in increased inventory accuracy and visibility, driving sales and improving the omni-channel customer experience.

In this webinar, Frost & Sullivan will provide a holistic view of the total RFID market with specific trends pertaining to global region, product, and pricing. Certain macro-economic trends and their potential impact will be addressed, in addition to detailed business cases driving RFID adoption. Research conducted by Frost & Sullivan reveals the market earned revenues of $541.8 million in 2013 and estimated to reach $5,409.0 million in 2020, with a wide-spread implementation of RFID technology into the retail industry globally. Shared findings are a result of extensive analysis on RFID technologies and trends in the retail industry.

Retailers, vendors, system integrators and distributors, in the RFID industry are encouraged to attend this webinar for valuable insight into the latest trends shaping this space.

Registration
For further information email ariel.brown@frost.com your full name, job title, company name, company telephone number, company email address and website, city, state and country, or register here: http://bit.ly/1yzdWVz.

Supporting Resources
For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s Measurement & Instrumentation practice, please visit:http://ww2.frost.com/research/industry/measurement-instrumentation.

About Tyco Retail Solutions
Tyco Retail Solutions is a leading provider of integrated retail performance and security solutions, deployed today at more than 80 percent of the world’s top 200 retailers. Customers range from single-store boutiques to global retail enterprises. Operating in more than 70 countries worldwide, Tyco Retail Solutions provides retailers with real-time visibility to their inventory and assets to improve operations, optimize profitability, and create memorable shopper experiences.

The Tyco Retail Solutions portfolio for retailers is sold direct through Tyco businesses and authorized business partners around the world. For more information, please visit TycoRetailSolutions.com or follow us on LinkedIn,Twitter, and our YouTube channel.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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October 6, 2014 at 4:15 pm

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Mindtree Survey Finds More Than Two-thirds of Finance Executives say Complexity of FATCA Requirements Hinders Ability to Comply

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BANGALORE, India and WARREN, New Jersey /PRNewswire/ —

IT Services leader develops three-phased approach for FATCA quality assurance

Mindtree, a global technology services company, today released results of their Strategies for Achieving FATCA Compliance survey. Conducted in May and June 2014, the survey examined the challenges that risk, compliance and IT decision makers face in achieving FATCA compliance.

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“This survey reinforces that there are still many hurdles to be overcome to become FATCA compliant,” said Gaurav Johri, Senior Vice President and Head of Banking, Financial Services and Insurance at Mindtree. He added, “What most risk, compliance and IT decision makers need to understand is that executing a comprehensive product assessment helps avoid unintended impacts of FATCA on their offerings. An assessment validates the way a FATCA-compliant product is offered while dealing with the variables of the client, their location and the generation of US sourced Fixed, Annual, Determinable or Periodic (FDAP) income.”

Complying with FATCA through a product assessment is a complex task with multiple work-streams. To assist financial institutions, Mindtree has developed a FATCA quality assurance pack to reduce testing effort and costs by up to 20%, identify gaps in the implementation process, report issues to stakeholders and enable informed decision-making.

Part one of the pack focuses on test planning to assess the FATCA implementation and design a scope for data-centric, functional, performance, security and interface testing. Part two centers on the test automation, agile testing and product assessment. The third and final part of the pack examines the test results and identifies gaps.

Additional Resources

The survey was conducted in partnership with Gatepoint Research, a subsidiary of SimplyDIRECT.

About Mindtree

Mindtree [NSE: MINDTREE; CIN: L72200KA1999PLC025564] delivers technology services and accelerates growth for Global 1000 companies by solving complex business challenges with breakthrough technical innovations. Mindtree specializes in e-commerce, mobility, cloud enablement, digital transformation, business intelligence, data analytics, testing, infrastructure, EAI and ERP solutions. We are among the fastest growing technology firms globally with more than 200 clients and offices in 14 countries. http://www.mindtree.com.

Visit us at http://www.mindtree.com. For more information, contact:
Sweta Mohanty
Mindtree
+91-98865-20141
Sweta_Mohanty@mindtree.com

Kiran Farooque
PPR Worldwide
+44-0-207-300-6181
Kiran.Farooque@pprww.com

Siddhartha Tanti
Genesis Burson-Marsteller
+91-99863-62435
Siddhartha.Tanti@bm.com

David Barkoe
Max Borges Agency
+1-305-374-4404 x167
davidbarkoe@maxborgesagency.com

Mindtree Limited, Global Village, RVCE Post, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560059;
CIN: L72200KA1999PLC025564; Phone: + 91-80-6706-4000; Fax: +91-80-6706-4100; E-mail:info@mindtree.com/investors@mindtree.com; Website: http://www.mindtree.com

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October 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

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Frost & Sullivan: Feedstock Advantage Adds Pace to the Growth of the Southeast Asian Oleochemicals Market

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— Integration of raw materials and production in the supply chain will help reduce the production costs of oleochemicals

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Southeast Asia has become a hotbed of activity in the oleochemicals production space. This is due to a combination of factors: the abundant availability of raw materials, escalating consumer preference for vegetable-based products, and low manufacturing costs.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Southeast Asia Oleochemicals Market, finds that the products manufactured in Southeast Asia are mainly basic oleochemicals that include fatty acids, fatty alcohols and glycerin. In 2013, the revenue of the fatty acid market was US$1.26 billion, fatty alcohol was US$471.6 million, and refined glycerin wasUS$61.1 million. In 2020, these revenues are expected to increase to US$2.74 billion, US$1.03 billion, andUS$131.9 million, respectively.

“All over the world, the demand for fatty acids and fatty alcohols is swelling in end-user industries such as cosmetics, food, plastics, and rubber,” said Frost & Sullivan Chemicals, Materials & Food Consultant Sharmila Subramaniam. “Exports of these two derivatives are also on the rise as the products offered by many regional participants, especially those in Malaysia and Indonesia, are competitively priced and highly valued in the global market.”

However, the markets are pegged back by the cost of feedstock. The intensifying demand for vegetable-based raw materials has had a substantial bearing on the profit margins of manufacturers, as raw materials account for 80 to 90 percent of the costs of fatty acids or fatty alcohols. Consequently, the frequent fluctuations in the prices of vegetable oils, such as palm oil and coconut oil, ripple into the oleochemicals market.

Oleochemicals manufacturers can manage price volatility and even stoke value creation by integrating their business with upstream plantations. Integration of raw materials and production in the supply chain will not only reduce production cost but ensure that oleochemicals manufacturers have a constant supply of raw materials without compromising their bargaining power over the suppliers.

“As global consumer preference for natural and environment-friendly products continues to rise, demand from markets such as China, India and the United States will drive the Southeast Asian oleochemicals market,” concluded Sharmila. “The market will also benefit from emerging applications for all three derivatives – fatty acids, fatty alcohols and glycerin – in the areas of biolubricants, green chemicals, bioplastics, biopolymers, antioxidants and epichlorohydrin.”

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October 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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Eleven Pavilions will Glitter with the Finest Jewels from Around the Globe

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TAIPEI /PRNewswire/ — Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014, the largest international jewellery trade fair in Taiwan, will be held on 21-24 November 2014 in Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Centre. The fair will be double the size of last year, with up to 460 booths and 270 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions. This year, the event will have eleven group pavilions, including Germany, Hong Kong, ICA, India, Italy,Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and the USA. There will also be individual exhibitors from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Mainland China, Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK. These outstanding exhibitors and industry leaders will showcase their most beautiful designs, techniques and exquisite jewellery and gems.

 

Taiwan Pavilion

Taiwan’s jewellery is well known for its competitive market prices, high quality and intricate craftsmanship. The fair has invited many famous local exhibitors such as leading coral manufacturer Chii Lih Coral, the finest customized jadeite supplier Chia Ta, and other fine jewellery and gemstones exhibitors such as Glamour Fine Jewelry, Atlen Jewelry, Yuwen Designer Jewelry, Yi-Pin-Yi Gems, Cheers Precious Jewelry and Jurassic Jewelry.

In recent years, demand for fancy coloured diamonds and precious stones has been increasing dramatically.Taiwan local exhibitor Li Shin Jewellery will exhibit their greatest treasure – a sapphire necklace with an estimated value of US$ 2.7 million. It is certain to attract a lot of buyers’ attention!

USA Pavilion

The USA pavilion will be enchanted by romantic antique jewellery. Exhibitors from the USA are ready to show buyers their most valuable collections.

Arnav Inc will be exhibiting a rare Columbian emerald necklace which features 22.71cttw of drop-pearls, 7.61cttw of emeralds, 231.41 cttw of string pearls, 43.12cttw of Briolette diamonds, and 3.36cttw of diamonds with an estimated price of US$800,000. M Khordipour Inc will be showing a 1890 vintage art nouveau butterfly brooch that consists of plique-a-jour enamel.

American supplier of precious stones Jaipur Trading Company and one of the biggest pearls manufacturers Lanesa Designs will bring their quality ruby, sapphire, emerald and top Tahitian pearls and South Sea pearls.

The fashion brand Ivy New York, which is popular among celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Rihanna andKaty Perry, will showcase their latest stunning collection at the fair.

Europe Pavilion

European jewellery has long been famous for its highly skilled craftsmanship.

The craftsmanship of Europe and its sophisticated manufacturing and handicraft techniques has been accumulated over hundreds years. These traditions have been passed on from generation to generation by family owned jewellery businesses for centuries. The fair is honored to have these leading jewelers from Europe to showcase their extraordinary made and gorgeous jewels and loose stones.

Dr. Stefan Bayer from Germany will present untreated Sri Lanka and Burma sapphire family treasures which can be traced back to 1899. Emi Weis Opals, which has a hundred year’s history and has its own opal mine, will showcase a variety of high quality and colorful opals. Caram eK will showcase 65 carat Colombian emerald cushion with a rare combination of size, highest quality, and pellucid color and Gübelin certificate. Exhibitors from Belgium will bring us finest quality diamonds from world’s leading diamond city Antwerp. The Baltic Sea region is the world’s major supplier of amber, and famous local Polish brand Ekos will be offering a diverse range of exotic design amber jewellery.

Italy Pavilion

Since the Renaissance, Italy has made a great contribution to the arts and fashion, and their sophisticated craftsmanship perfectly reflects their historical heritage. Unique design, exquisite handcrafted skill and finest quality make Italy as a world fashion icon.

This year the Italy pavilion has expanded considerably. Italian exhibitors will bring fine jewellery made with a wide range and combination of corals, diamonds, pearls, precious stones and colored gemstones. Buyers definitely should not miss out on a visit.

We are particularly delighted to have such an exceptional jeweler as Bernard Delettrez, who is part of the Fendi family, to join us this year. They are well known for their chic artworks decorated with gothic skulls, insects, bejeweled skeletons, and Celtic crosses. Buyers will be able to discover their stylish, punk and fancy jewellery at the fair.

Japan Pavilion

A refined, lustrous pearl makes your elegant taste stand out more. Japan is world famous for its pearls and so you must make sure to explore the extensive range of pearl products in Japan pavilion. Dream Co., Ltd., is specialized in innovative “faceted pearls” which show off their unique 360-degree pearl cutting techniques.

Besides stunning pearls, Japanese exhibitors will also be displaying a rich array of precious fine jewelry as well as collections of second-hand jewelry.

Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand Pavilion

Hong Kong is the global jewellery trading hub, while India, Sri Lanka and Thailand are the main gemstone production bases of the world.

Exhibitors from Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand will offering a wide range of loose diamonds, colored gemstones, exquisite diamond and colored gemstones jewellery with competitive prices and high quality.

Renowned diamond brands such as JB Brothers, Pansuriya Impex, Sunny Gem Co and other exhibitors are looking forward to dazzling buyers with their products. Meanwhile, companies such as Lorenzo, KGK Gems, Gems Trading Co., Shree Jee Gems Stone will offer an extensive variety of colored gemstones.

Exhibits Preview

Rare Gems
Rare Gems
Bernard Delettrez
Bernard Delettrez
Emil Weis Opals
Emil Weis Opals
Glamour Fine Jewelry
Glamour Fine Jewelry

 

For more details on the exhibition, please contact:

UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch

Room 306, 3F, No. 51, KeeLung Road, Section 2, Taipei 11052, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2738-3898
Fax: +886-2-2738-4886
Email: info-tw@ubm.com

For Exhibiting, please contact: Sales Department, Ms. Rita Hung

For Visiting, please contact: Visitor Promotion Department, Ms. JoJo Lee

Show Website: www.taiwanjewelleryfair.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/taiwanjewelry

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About UBM Asia Ltd. ( http://www.ubmasia.com/ )

Owned by UBM and publically listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is headquartered in Hong Kongand operates in all of the major countries across Asia. It has over 240 products, including and not limited to trade fairs, conferences, trade publications and on-line media. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer, it stages market-leading events in numerous industries across the region. In the jewellery market, it organizes several jewellery exhibitions, including the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, the largest jewellery event worldwide

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Source: UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch

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October 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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LABORIE Acquires Unisensor AG and Unisensor USA, Inc.

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TORONTO, Oct. /PRNewswire/ — Laborie Medical Technologies, Inc. (“LABORIE”), based in Toronto, Ontario, has completed its acquisition of Unisensor AG and Unisensor USA, Inc. Unisensor is headquartered in Wiesendangen, Switzerland with US operations in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Unisensor specializes in the development and manufacture of micro, high resolution sensors to measure pressure and pH values for the Gastroenterology and Urology markets.

LABORIE’s acquisition of Unisensor extends its innovation and market leadership in Urology diagnostic pressure measurement to the Gastroenterology market. Unisensor will remain a standalone GI platform with R&D and manufacturing continuing in Wiesendangen and Portsmouth along with a continued focus on the existing customer channel.

“We are very excited about the combination of Unisensor and LABORIE,” stated Brian Ellacott, LABORIE President and CEO. “Both companies have a history of innovation in our respective markets and there is a tremendous opportunity to leverage these technologies in the adjacent Urology and GI diagnostic and treatment markets.”

Unisensor CEO, Peter Schlumpf stated, “We are very pleased to be part of the Laborie team with its global reputation as an innovation leader in pelvic floor diagnostics and treatment. The common philosophy and culture in technology development between our two organizations and will allow us to bring exciting new products at a faster pace to the Urology and Gastroenterology markets.”

About LABORIE

LABORIE is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical technology and consumables used for the diagnosis and treatment of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence, as well as other pelvic floor disorders in the Urology, Gynecology, and Colorectal fields.

For more information regarding LABORIE’s comprehensive line of products, please visit http://www.laborie.com or call +1 905.612.1170

Source: LABORIE

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October 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

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HSH Corporate Film “Tradition Well Served” Wins Golden Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate and Media TV Awards

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) is delighted to announce that its corporate documentary, Tradition Well Served, has won the Golden Dolphin in the Corporate Film and Video Category at the Cannes Corporate and Media TV Awards.

HSH Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr Clement K.M. Kwok said, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious accolade from the international jury at Cannes. We are extremely proud of the history and heritage of our company, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, which was founded in 1866. We believe this film showcases our remarkable progress and global expansion in an enjoyable and entertaining format.”

The film was originally conceived to narrate the history and development of The Peninsula Hong Kong and released to celebrate the launch of The Peninsula Tower in 1994. Celebrating the legendary heritage of the Kadoorie family and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), China’s first luxury hotel company, the updated Tradition Well Served is a fascinating documentary film featuring new archival footage of Hong Kong andShanghai, historical photographs and interviews with key personalities to explore the rich history and traditions of The Peninsula Hotels. The film tells the story of the company’s remarkable progress and global expansion over the past two decades, and also offers a rare insight into the Kadoorie family and Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, The Hon Sir Michael Kadoorie.

Tradition Well Served Director, Libby Halliday Palin (left), collects the Golden Dolphin Award at the Cannes Corporate and Media TV Awards on October 2, 2014.
Tradition Well Served Director, Libby Halliday Palin (left), collects the Golden Dolphin Award at the Cannes Corporate and Media TV Awards on October 2, 2014.

Inspired by Sir Michael and produced by Elaine Forsgate Marden, the original Tradition Well Served was made over 20 years ago, following Ms. Forsgate Marden’s extensive film archive research in the early ’80s in London,Tokyo, Washington DC and New York. She started working on the new version in 2011 in collaboration with Sir Michael with the aim of bringing the film up to date. Ms Forsgate Marden’s production team is based in Hong Kongand includes Director Libby Halliday Palin, who attended the Gala Award Ceremony in Cannes on behalf of HSH;Brian McDairmant, Director of Photography; Peter White, Composer of the Score; Narrator Grant Thatcher; EditorMichael Moennich, and Production Manager Bessie DU.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development, and management of prestigious hotels and commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Peninsula Manila, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, and The Peninsula Paris. Projects under development include The Peninsula London and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 1-5 Grosvenor Place in London, UK, and 21 avenue Kleber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.

For further information on this release, please contact:

Lynne Mulholland
Director, Corporate Affairs
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
Tel: +852-2840-7152
Fax: +852-2840-7567
Email: lynnemulholland@peninsula.com
Websites: www.hshgroup.com, www.peninsula.com

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Source: The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

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October 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

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