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CPI Solutions Help SpareBank 1 Achieve Desired PUE with

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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England /PRNewswire/ — Using what they call “The Lego® Approach,” SpareBank 1, a Norway-based alliance of banking, insurance and holding companies, was able to improve its data center infrastructure and lower its Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) thanks to Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) flexible and innovative data center solutions.

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SpareBank 1 teamed up with CPI and Coromatic, a vendor of data center solutions, to design a state-of-the-art data center tailored specifically to its organizational needs. The alliance wanted a solution that would fit into its existing environment and accommodate 200 kW of power and cooling to maintain the continuity of its operations.

To meet this unique installation requirement and to create the most efficient solution possible, SpareBank 1 selected CPI’s Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) Solution, Two- and Four-Post Racks, Evolution® Cable Managementand Accessories. This solution was chosen to help the alliance achieve its desired PUE goal of 1.3. CPI’s HAC Solution completely isolates hot exhaust air from IT equipment and removes it from the room, resulting in more efficient cooling units.

“For the design of the solution, I like the interoperability of CPI products. I can pick and choose and assemble a solution,” stated Magnus Askautrud, Business Development Manager for Coromatic.

SpareBank 1’s new data center not only supports the 1,000 people located in the building, but also 6,300 more employees at 352 additional branches across Norway, and online banking and insurance systems for the alliance’s 1.9 million customers.

For the full story, download the case study from CPI’s website.

About Chatsworth Products
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is a global provider of quality voice and data solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment, providing innovation, configurability and value. CPI operates global offices withinthe United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and China, as well as manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia.

For more information about CPI, visit www.chatsworth.com.

Media Contact
Shannon Erdley
Public Relations Specialist
serdley@chatsworth.com
Phone: +1-818-735-6100

CPI does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information and descriptions of listed services and products.

©2015 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, eConnect, MegaFrame, Saf-T-Grip, Seismic Frame, SlimFrame, TeraFrame, GlobalFrame, Cube-iT Plus, Evolution, OnTrac, QuadraRack and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. Simply Efficient is a trademark of Chatsworth Products. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

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August 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm

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Milestones of Innovation: In 1949, the Hansa 1500’s Pontoon Body Put BORGWARD Way Ahead of its Competitors

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STUTTGART, Germany /PRNewswire/ — In 1949 BORGWARD pulled ahead of its competitors when the Hansa 1500 set completely new standards for body design. The saloon was the Bremen-based automaker’s first new development after World War II. It helped to promote the rapid spread of a body design that had previously been unknown in Germany and the rest of Europe: the pontoon shape. Whereas all of the competitors’ post-war vehicles resembled pre-war products, BORGWARD had dared to make a clean break with the past. From that moment on, things like flared wheel arches and separate lamps were history. All of the company’s competitors were instantly relegated to the sidelines, and they feverishly tried to catch up. With the new design, the BORGWARD plants clearly forced the European automotive industry to take action. The Fiat 1500 (1950), the Ford 12 M (1952), the Opel Olympia (1953) and the Mercedes-Benz 180 (1953) were all latecomers produced by automakers that had been downright blind to this pioneering new trend in body design.

It’s no longer possible to determine how Carl F. W. Borgward came up with the new design. In an interview he stated that he had been inspired by the integrated wings of the Hanomag “Kommissbrot”, a small car from 1927 with a rear-mounted engine. Other sources suspect that he had seen initial photos of the new Kaiser K 100 and K 101 while he was an American prisoner of war from September 1945 to March 1946. These four-door models ushered in the inexorable advance of the pontoon body shape in the United States.

No matter where Carl F. W. Borgward got his idea from, he was clearly impressed by the new design’s obvious benefits for the customer. Pontoon bodies were unbeatable in the way they utilised space for the benefit of passengers and the boot. By reducing the size of the front surfaces without sacrificing internal space, pontoon bodies substantially improved aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. This was a particularly important issue for BORGWARD, which focused on aerodynamics early on. In addition, the pontoon shape provided designers with completely new opportunities for showcasing an automobile’s elegance. Thanks to Carl F. W. Borgward’s pioneering spirit, the new shape continued its triumphal advance throughout Europe. Pontoon styling is also known as three-box design, because the vehicles have separate “boxes” for the engine, the passenger compartment and the boot. Other American designers called the new styling a “greenhouse” design.

A far more important concern for the Bremen-based company after World War II was that the Hansa 1500 not only was the first new post-war product but also had a completely new look. Lacking any kind of “baroque” ornamentation, this plain saloon very convincingly combined aesthetics and customer utility. What’s more, the Hansa 1500 contained many other pioneering innovations such as electric direction indicator lights fitted as standard – a first for a German automobile.

The rigor with which Carl F. W. Borgward continued to develop the new pontoon styling at his company is also demonstrated by the Lloyd 300, which appeared only one year after the Hansa 1500 and systematically transferred the three-box design to a much more compact vehicle class. The styling was very compelling here as well.

The next step in the further development of the Hansa 1500 was also a pontoon-shaped two-door car. It is still considered one of the world’s most beautiful automobiles: the BORGWARD Isabella.

-Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images (http://www.apimages.com) andhttp://www.presseportal.de/nr/115998/bild/

Further information:
BORGWARD Group AG
Kriegsbergstrasse 11
70174 Stuttgart, Germany

Jurgen Schramek
Head of Product Communications
Telephone  +49-711-7941851043
e-mail media@borgward.com
http://www.borgward.com

Source: BORGWARD Group AG

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August 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

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Avis Car Rental Fulfills Luxury Brand Demand in Taiwan by Rolling Out New Audi Fleet

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SINGAPORE and TAIPEI  /PRNewswire/ — Avis Car Rental in Taiwanannounces its new ‘Audi Fleet Prestige Rental Service’, offering customers premium vehicles, quality interiors, comfortable space and Audi’s proprietary quattro® intelligent permanent four wheel drive system technology. The service also includes a first class limousine service for business executives and VIPs in top of the range Audi A8 models.

The new service was unveiled at a special reception at Audi Neihu Showroom in Taipei on July 15, 2015. AvisTaiwan and Audi Taiwan have collaborated to provide new Audi models for leisure and business travelers backed by premium service and convenient locations at airports and metropolitan areas across the country.

The Audi A8 luxury sedan is the flagship of the 2015 model-year Audi fleet and represents the ultimate in progressive technology. Audi is proud that Avis customers can now enjoy a premium spacious car with the Audi brand delivering on its promise at every opportunity. Audi Taiwan and Avis want to provide customers with a fresh and premium customer chauffer service.

Avis will also offer the Audi Q5, a high-performance SUV.  When it comes to enjoying a family journey, a Q5 can make any trip more delightful, backed by the renowned Avis customer service. The Audi A1 Sportback is a cool choice providing Avis customers with an exciting and practical hatchback that will continue to delight any journey no matter how far or how long.

In addition to the new Audis, Avis’ fleet in Taiwan includes automatic-transmission vehicles from manufacturers such as Ford, Mercedes Benz and Nissan. Customers also benefit from friendly service and an array of optional products and services, including but not limited to, global positioning system (GPS) navigation devices, child safety seats, vehicle damage coverage options and personal property protection packages.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.avis-taiwan.com or call 1-800-600-601.

About Avis in Taiwan

In 2012, Avis launches its Taiwan license operation. Avis Taiwan is the only international car rental company, as well as the only car rental which provides cross-border and cross-strait to Hong Kong and Macau.

Currently, Avis provides long-term lease, short-term rental and chauffeur drive promising efficient and convenient car rental service for travelers in Taiwan.

About Avis in Asia

In Asia, Avis is a leading provider of vehicle rental; vehicle leasing and limousine/chauffeur drive services operating approximately 400 locations through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees in 19 countries & territories. Avis opened its first operations in Asia in 1970 in Hong Kong. Throughout the 1970’s Avis grew steadily in the region, and launched operations in Singapore, the Philippines, Pakistan,Malaysia and Indonesia. Developments have also included openings in India, Mainland China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and most recently, Laos and Cambodia. For more information, visit www.avis-asia.com.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com.

For further information, please contact:

Grace Banto
Avis Asia
+65-6737-1668
grace.banto@avis.com.sg

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August 13, 2015 at 4:20 pm

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NI Drives Down Cost of Wireless Production Test

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-New PXI-based Wireless Test System optimized for speed, multiplies throughput on the production floor

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — NIWeek  NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, released theWireless Test System (WTS), a solution that dramatically lowers the cost of high-volume wireless manufacturing test. Although faced with the rising complexity of wireless test, companies can confidently reduce test costs and multiply throughput on the production floor with a system optimized for measurement speed and parallel test.

“Megatrends, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), will push more devices to include RF and sensor functionality, which has traditionally been expensive to test. But test cost shouldn’t limit innovation or the economic viability of a product,” said Olga Shapiro, program manager for measurement and instrumentation at Frost & Sullivan. “To remain profitable in the future, companies will need to rethink their approach for wireless test and embrace new paradigms. Because the WTS is built on the industry-proven PXI platform and backed with the market expertise of NI, we expect it to have significant impact on the profitability of the IoT.”

The WTS combines the latest advances in PXI hardware to offer a single platform for multi-standard, multi- DUT and multi-port testing. When used with flexible test sequencing software, such as the TestStand Wireless Test Module, manufacturers can significantly improve instrument utilization when testing multiple devices in parallel. The WTS integrates easily into a manufacturing line with ready-to-run test sequences for devices that use chipsets from suppliers like Qualcomm and Broadcom as well as integrated DUT and remote automation control. With these features, customers are seeing considerable efficiency gains from their RF test equipment and further reducing their cost of test.

“We tested multiple wireless technologies ranging from Bluetooth to WiFi to GPS and cellular all with the same equipment using the NI Wireless Test System,” said Markus Krauss, HARMAN/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH. “The WTS and NOFFZ’s RF test engineering expertise helped us significantly reduce test time and the time it took to get our test systems up and running.”

The WTS is the latest system from NI built on PXI hardware and LabVIEW and TestStand software (see theSemiconductor Test System launched in 2014). With support for wireless standards from LTE Advanced to 802.11ac to Bluetooth Low Energy, the WTS is designed for manufacturing test of WLAN access points, cellular handsets, infotainment systems and other multi-standard devices that include cellular, wireless connectivity and navigation standards. Software-designed PXI vector signal transceiver technology inside the WTS delivers superior RF performance in the manufacturing test environment and a platform that can scale with the evolving requirements of RF test.

For more information on the new Wireless Test System, visit ni.com/wts.

About NI

Since 1976, NI (www.ni.com) has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful platform-based systems that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries  from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics  use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI, ni.com and NI TestStand are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

CONTACT:
Hoi Kwan Miu
Rice Communications for National Instruments
+65-3157-5686
ni@ricecomms.com

Source: National Instruments

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August 13, 2015 at 4:13 pm

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Powerman Returns to Malaysia

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-Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships to be held in Putrajaya in March 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — The Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships will make a comeback to Putrajaya on Sunday, the 6th of March in 2016, after a 2-year hiatus in the region. The race organizer, E-Plus Entertainment Productions, targets to have around 3,000 participants, including top duathletes from around the world, participating in the run-bike-run duathlon race format.

“Globally, Powerman is considered the pinnacle of Duathlon competition and the sport of Duathlon as a natural progression for runners and cyclists. As running and cycling continue to grow as competitive sports, we are happy the Powerman Asia Championships will be revived to provide a platform for these sportsmen and sportswomen to challenge themselves. Malaysia has hosted Powerman since 2002 and is the natural location to host the Asia Championships,” said John Raadschelders, President of the International Powerman Association.

“As we continue efforts in positioning Malaysia as a sports hub in Asia, we look forward to more global scaled outdoor events. In previous years, Powerman has attracted participants from up to 30 countries. By hosting Powerman in Malaysia, we target almost 2,500 international participants and spectators, with an estimated economic impact of RM16 million, generated from tourists’ expenditure. Powerman Asia Championships will not only attract elite competitors with twice the series points versus a regular Powerman race, it will also attract duathletes and fitness enthusiasts from around the region to Malaysia.” added Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events.

Entrants can expect to race in the Powerman Classic and Powerman Short distances, which offer the challenges of a 10-kilometre run, 60-kilometre cycle, 10-kilometre run, and 5-kilometre run, 30-kilometre cycle, 5-kilometre run respectively.

Participants wishing to compete as a team will also have the option of taking part in either the 2-person Powerman Classic Relay category, which will cover the 10km-60km-10km Classic distance, or 3-person Corporate Sprint category, which will cover the 5km-30km-5km Short distance.

Business Development Director of E-Plus Entertainment Productions, Iskandar Shahril, is confident of the event’s success. “We see tremendous growth in the sports market in Asia. With our increasing commitment towards developing our sports expertise, we believe E-Plus will continue to make inroads into sports business,” he said.

Registrations and pricing announcements for the race are expected to commence in September 2015.

For more information and updates, like us on the Powerman Malaysia – Asia Championships page on Facebook.

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E-Plus Entertainment Productions (M) Sdn Bhd
B806 Block B, Kelana Square, No. 17, Jalan SS7/27, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan,Malaysia.

Source: E-Plus Entertainment Productions

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August 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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WSO2 and Industrie IT Partner to Provide Digital Services and WSO2 Integration Solutions to Start-ups and Enterprises Across Asia Pacific

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Australian owned technology company, Industrie IT has announced its continued partnership with WSO2 to deliver integration solutions and services across Asia Pacific.

Industrie IT recognises that the API movement to integration is key to the ever-changing business environment. APIs enable organisations to rapidly connect different services to create compelling customer experiences. Industrie IT has been delivering cost-effective, high performance integration solutions for their clients leveraging the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform for the last three years.

“There’s an enormous opportunity for businesses to implement innovative and cost effective solutions via WSO2,” said Con Zeritis, CEO of Industrie IT. “For years, our partnership has been delivering outstanding results acrossAsia Pacific and we are honoured to continue on this journey.”

WSO2 delivers the industry’s most comprehensive open source platform for building, integrating, managing, securing and analyzing companies’ APIs, applications, and Web services — on-premises, in the cloud, on mobile devices, and across the Internet of Things.

About Industrie IT

Industrie IT is a technology professional services and investment company. A dynamic and growing team with offices in Sydney and Hong Kong, we work with a variety of companies from enterprise through to start-ups. We bring together our strategy, design and extensive engineering capabilities to create software platforms that power new and exciting digital experiences.

Broadly, our capability coverage includes:

  • Digital Strategy;
  • User Experience Design;
  • Enterprise-scale Software Development;
  • Data and Integration;
  • On-demand Cloud Platforms

www.industrieit.com

About WSO2

WSO2 uniquely delivers on the promise of the connected business. It offers the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate, manage, secure and analyze their APIs, applications, and Web services — on-premises, in the cloud, on mobile devices, and across the Internet of Things. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust performance and governance for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more.

http://www.wso2.com

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For enquiries, please contact:

Judith Valery
Phone Number: +61 450 919 206
Email: judith.valery@industrieit.com

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Source: Industrie IT

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August 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm

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FrieslandCampina Asia’s Drink.Move.BeStrong Nutrition Campaign Wins Best Use of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — FrieslandCampina, one of the world’s biggest dairy companies, was crowned the winner for Best Use of CSR Practices in FMCG at the 5th Best CSR Practices Awards 2015 ceremony held in Singapore today. The award recognises corporate sustainability and responsibility programmes that have made a meaningful and positive impact on the communities and environment in which they operate.

FrieslandCampina's Drink.Move.BeStrong campaign makes a positive impact on children and youths in Southeast Asia.
FrieslandCampina’s Drink.Move.BeStrong campaign makes a positive impact on children and youths in Southeast Asia.

In a tough competition against strong contenders in the same category, FrieslandCampina’s flagshipDrink.Move.BeStrong nutrition advocacy campaign, which helps shape healthy lifestyles across communities in the region, won over the judges for its strategic brilliance in matching its CSR programme to organisational goals, and for its approach in reaching and engaging stakeholders.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Piet Hilarides, Chief Operating Officer Consumer Products Asia,FrieslandCampina, said: “I am proud that FrieslandCampina’s efforts in combatting the double burden of malnutrition and addressing nutrition security in Southeast Asia have once again been granted recognition by our peers and industry partners. We have always believed in the strength of collaborating with multiple stakeholders to achieve our ambitious CSR targets and this award, our second win this year for our Drink.Move.BeStrong campaign, is a testimony to the commitment of FrieslandCampina and its partners to improving the health andwell-being of consumers in the region. We look forward to rolling out our plans to further expand the reach of Drink.Move.BeStrong across Southeast Asia throughout 2015.”

Drink.Move.Be Strong was devised as a call-to-action to encourage children in Southeast Asia to lead healthier and more active lifestyles which is especially critical when there is a rising trend of both under and over nutrition among children[1]. Since its launch in 2014, the campaign has reached out to more than 68 million people inSoutheast Asia through strong collaborations with multiple stakeholders including schools, parents, national and local governments, retailers, media and Junior NBA. The growing campaign currently runs in Malaysia,Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The 5th Best CSR Practices Awards 2015 is presented by CMO Asia and this year’s awards attracted more than 450 nominations from organisations across the region.

[1] FrieslandCampina’s South East Asia Nutrition Survey (SEANUTS) is the largest and most extensive multi-centric nutrition and health study ever done in Southeast Asia. This study investigated anthropometry, dietary intake, nutritional status, physical activity levels and cognition of 16,744 children between the ages of six months and 12 years.

For more information, please contact:

FrieslandCampina

Spurwing Communications

Natalie Yuen, Regional Manager,
Public Affairs and Communications, Asia

Emma Thompson / Stephanie Tan

T: +65 6580 8419

T: +65 9107 5559

Email: natalie.yuen@frieslandcampina.com 

Email: FC@spurwingcomms.com

About Royal FrieslandCampina

Every day Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with food that is rich in valuable nutrients. With annual revenue of 11.3 billion euros, FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies, supplying consumer and professional products, as well as ingredients and half-finished products to manufacturers of infant & toddler nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector around the world. FrieslandCampina has offices in 32 countries and over 22,000 employees, and its products are available in more than 100 countries. The Company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A, with over 19,000 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium — making it one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives.

For more information please visit: www.frieslandcampina.com.

About FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Asia

FrieslandCampina’s Consumer Products Asia business group consists of operating companies that are active in the consumer products segment in Asia. FrieslandCampina has acquired excellent positions in many countries with strong brands and a wide range of products.  These activities have a long and rich history. The export of dairy from Western Europe began back in the 1920s. The range of long shelf life products has expanded significantly: from milk powder, condensed milk, infant and children’s nutrition to dairy drinks, yoghurts and desserts.  FrieslandCampina has operating companies in mainland China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia,Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines. In Asia we market brands that have acquired strong positions. Dutch Lady is legendary in Malaysia and Vietnam, Foremost is a leading brand in Thailand, Frisian Flag is widely known in Indonesia.

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August 13, 2015 at 2:07 pm

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J.D. Power and Percipient to Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Customer Satisfaction Enhancement Programs to Financial Services Businesses in Asia

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — J.D. Power and Percipient today announced their intention to form a strategic alliance to provide a range of customer satisfaction enhancement programs to banks and other financial institutions in Asia.

J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company with offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing andShanghai. Its quality and satisfaction measurements cover markets in China, India, Australia and Southeast Asiaand provide detailed customer experience feedback across industries as diverse as automotive, insurance and banking.  

Percipient is a technology and data analytics company based in Singapore. The company focuses on helping organizations apply comprehensive customer data to build a strong customer-first culture.

J.D. Power and Percipient plan to launch their alliance with a Channel Optimization program offered to retail banks in several Asian countries, including Singapore, Malaysia and India. This enables banks to assess how best to allocate channel resources in order to maximize customer satisfaction. The program draws on J.D. Power’s expertise in customer satisfaction benchmarks and drivers, combined with Percipient’s capabilities in the area of customer segmentation, customer profitability and channel analytics.

“In order to stay competitive, banks today must invest in multiple channels, from branches, ATMs and call centres, to Internet and mobile banking. But how can banks be sure that their customers are getting the channel service that they want? Our deep understanding of customer satisfaction indicators allows us to help banks answer this question,” said Gerrit Kuyntjes, vice president and general manager of J.D. Power Asia Pacific.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to team up with J.D. Power,” said Navin Suri, Percipient’s chief executive officer. “Together with our customer analytics skills and financial sector experience, we believe that we bring something unique to the Asian banking environment.”

J.D. Power and Percipient have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. They expect to follow up their Banking Channel Optimization program with other programs that can improve customers’ satisfaction with their financial services providers, thereby helping financial institutions lift their customer penetration and investment returns.

About J.D. Power Asia Pacific http://asean-oceania.jdpower.com
About McGraw Hill Financial www.mhfi.com
About
 Percipient www.percipientcx.com

Xingti Liu
J.D. Power Asia Pacific; Singapore
+65-6733-8980
xingti.liu@jdpower.com.sg

Ai Meun Lim
Percipient, Chief Product Officer; Singapore
+65-9795-4931
aimeun@percipientcx.com

Source: J.D. Power Asia Pacific

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August 13, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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Singapore to host inaugural Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2015

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-HVAC technologies for the built environment to take centre stage at Singapore Green Building Week as Italian show debuts in Asia

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The Mostra Covegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia exhibition will hold its inaugural international show in Singapore from 2 to 4 September at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre this year. Held outside of Milan, Italy, for the very first time, the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) exhibition will be focused on the Cooling, Water, Renewable Energy and the Heating sector.

“We have been experiencing extremities in the weather for the past couple of years now and demand for HVAC equipment is set to grow exponentially globally over the next few years,” said Pierini Massimiliano, Business Unit Director of MCE Italy. “There is a need for us to provide a sustainable solution, particularly in Asia which is experiencing rapid urbanization and development. We need to constantly innovate and create new technologies for HVAC equipment to be more environmentally friendly. With a platform like MCE, we hope to be able to create a one-stop business exchange of latest information within the HVAC industry.

Visitors to this year’s MCE Asia can expect to be exposed to adiverse mix of local and international companies such as RubinetterieBresciane, Itap,Galletti Group, CimberioValve, COES Company, Daikin Airconditioning Singapore and Panasonic Appliances Air-conditioning Systems. It will bring together more than 114exhibiting companiesfrom27 countries and regions to showcase the latest technologies in the HVAC sector, positioning itself as one of the leading business platforms for insights exchange on HVAC technology.

“As global temperatures continue to climb, there is the need for air conditioners to be both eco-friendly and efficient,” says Swen Tan, Consultant Sales Manager of Daikin Airconditioning Singapore. “Fortunately, the rapid pace at which technology is progressing, together with greater investments in green technology, allow for constant innovation to take place.  Looking forward to sharing our Smart Energy Saving technologies, we strongly believe that MCE Asia’s position as a knowledge-sharing platform will play a part in our collective efforts towards green innovation.”

Set against a backdrop of US$2.5 trillion to be spent on renewable technologies in Asia Pacific region by 2030[1], the MCE Asia exhibition will tie together the dual concept of energy saving and efficiency via innovative technologies or integrated systems with enriched living comfort through optimised indoor environment quality. The exhibition is targeted at specialised building professionals within the residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and hospitality sectors, and professionals who are concerned with the above evolving trends.

“We are continuously looking to provide a holistic platform for the exchange of green ideas that will engage our visitors. We are honored that MCE is partnering with us for their first foray outside of Italy. Greening in the HVAC industry has received huge amounts of attention over the last couple of years, and this is the opportune time to steer the conversation to ideas of sustainability. We hope that through creating conversations on this topic, we are encouraging companies that have the ability and technology to share their experience and solutions,” saidLouise Chua, Project Director of BEX Asia 2015 and MCE Asia 2015.

Walking the Green talk

The effects of climate change in Singapore are evident in its bouts of high temperatures as well as erratic thunderstorms. 2014 also saw the month that Singapore experienced its longest dry spell[2]. In the face of coping with more extreme temperatures and weather, there has been an increasing emphasis on energy-efficient chillers. The wide adoption of this technology, along with other green building features, saw an average of 25-30% energy savings in 2013. [3]

“In keeping up with urban planning and development, green building technology needs to be well-rounded, and be able to meet current and future needs of the community,” said Chua. “This requires constant innovation from developers, and every player plays a part in helping the green industry move forward.”

“In 2015 alone, we have experienced a series of blistering heat waves in Singapore and around the world. The demand for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment is set to grow exponentially,” saidSamuel Castrejon, International Sales Manager of Sumner Manufacturing, one of the exhibitors this year. “We have a responsibility to develop environmentally-friendly solutions to ensure that we do not further contribute to greenhouse gas emission and global warming. Through a platform like MCE Asia, it helps facilitate a global exchange of ideas and solutions, helping companies reduce their carbon footprint on the earth.”

Regional Exchanging and Sharing of Knowledge

At MCE Asia 2015, visitors can look forward to MostraXchange, a three-day seminar where a rich lineup of speakers will address pressing topics and research findings, ranging from the use of energy-saving valves in humid climates, to embracing cooling tower elimination in chillers, as well as the design and construction of energy efficient buildings. Speakers will include Prof. William P. Bahnfleth, ASHRAE Presidential Member (2013 – 2014), Jay Egg, President of EggGeothermal Consulting, Man Kit Leung, Director of Sustainable DesigninRonald Lu & Partners as well as Marc Thuillard, Head of Research of Belimo Automation.

MCE Asia will also be the ideal exhibition for European businesses to meet Asian buyers and export to Southeast Asia via direct contact with regional building professionals and distributors. An expected 11,500 business meetings are expected to be set up during the three-day trade show, so as to forge partnerships between businesses with potential customers, representatives, suppliers and associations.

Working towards holistic green solutions with Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2015

Held in conjunction with the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) 2015, MCE Asia will be co-located with Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2015. Returning for its eighth edition, BEX Asia 2015 focuses on sustainable building technologies for urban living. Also taking place alongside these two anchor events is the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) organised by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA).

Set to be a strategic gathering of green building experts, policy-makers, academics, and built environment practitioners, the three key events are expected to promote a congregation of ideas that will encourage collaboration and learning, ultimately contributing to a greener and more sustainable environment.

MCE Asia and BEX Asia 2015 will take place from 2 to 4 September 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. For more information, please visit http://www.bex-asia.com/ and http://www.mcexpocomfort-asia.com/.

About Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2015

Organisers of the world leading Exhibition Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) in Milan, Italy and Southeast Asia’s premier Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia in Singapore, collaborated to launch an Asian edition of MCE – MCE Asia 2015. The inaugural exhibition will bring together the dual concept of energy saving and efficiency via innovative technologies or integrated systems with enriched living comfort through optimised indoor environment quality. MCE Asia reaches out to specialised building professionals within the residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and hospitality sectors.http://www.mcexpocomfort-asia.com/

About Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia

BEX Asia is Southeast Asia’s premier business platform for the green building and construction industry. It is a one-stop sourcing destination for cutting-edge products, innovative technologies and sustainable designs in building materials, energy efficiency systems, fittings and fixtures, and much more. It is an event that enhances your competitive edge in the world of Build Green. BEX Asia brings together skilled professionals, key industry practitioners, major specifiers and buyers from the region to build networks and create business opportunities, in support of the global trend to build greener communities for a greener future. http://www.bex-asia.com/

About International Green Building Conference (IGBC)

The International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2015, organized by the Building & Construction Industry (BCA), themed “Build Green, Live Smart”, will play host to more than 1,000 international delegates from over 30 markets. The event will lead in the next phase of the green building movement focusing on higher standards of energy efficiency; indoor environment quality through sustainable building products and technologies; and users’ comfort and productivity. http://www.sgbw.com.sg

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africaand organized by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.www.reedexpo.com

For more information, please contact:

Rasheed Abu Bakar/ Low Sieu Ping
The Hoffman Agency
Email: MCEAsia@hoffman.com
DID: +65 6361 0250

Source: BEX Asia

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August 13, 2015 at 12:39 pm

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Kerry Logistics to Support Debenhams’ Middle East Growth

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Kerry Logistics Network Limited (“Kerry Logistics”; Stock Code 636.HK), a leading logistics service provider in Asia, has secured a contract with Debenhams, a leading British multinational retailer, to support the department store’s growing export market in the Middle East.

Kerry Logistics will handle all airfreight from Debenhams’ distribution centre (DC) in Peterborough, UK, to various destinations in the Middle East, including Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

“We are delighted to have Kerry Logistics on board as our air export logistics provider. Kerry Logistics is able to offer us innovative supply chain solutions that support an important growth area of our business as we expand our stores internationally. Their people and network coverage give us complete confidence that we are partnering with someone who will continue to add values to our export operations,” said Steve Bowkis, Director of Imports and Exports, Debenhams.

Kerry Logistics will provide value-added services at origin including garment re-labeling, tagging and quality control.

“We offer a flexible and innovative approach, as well as a competitive value proposition, and have solid experience of working in the region. Other logistics providers are committed to a strict hub-and-spoke system and are dependent on Heathrow, where space is getting more limited, but we can be flexible and can work around our clients’ requirements,” said Emma Rowlands, UK Sales Director, Kerry Logistics.

The Middle East is a key growth market for Debenhams, which trades out of 246 stores, across 28 countries, and is available online in 70 countries.

About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 636.HK)

Kerry Logistics is Asia’s leading logistics service provider with extensive operations across Greater China and the ASEAN region. Its core competence is providing highly customised solutions to multinational corporations and international brands to enhance their supply chain efficiency, reduce overall costs and improve response time to market. It currently has more than 550 office locations in 40 countries and territories, and is managing over 45 million sq.ft. of logistics facilities worldwide, providing customers with high reliability and flexibility to support their expansion and long-term growth. Kerry Logistics Network Limited is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit www.kerrylogistics.com

About Debenhams

Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of over 240 stores across 27 countries.  Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions. Debenhams has been investing in design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands.  Current designers includeAbigail Ahern, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, Sadie Frost and Jemima French, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Stephen Jones, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Laura Oakes, Jenny Packham, Ren Pearceand Andrew Fionda, Aliza Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Justin Thornton, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

For more information, visit www.debenhams.com                                  

Source: Kerry Logistics Network Limited

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August 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm

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