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Eindhoven / Brabant offers foreign investors value for money

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

The US firm KPMG today released the results of its independent investigation into global cost levels for business locations. Eindhoven found itself in second place for Western Europe as an attractive option for investors, with only Manchester having lower location costs. The international KPMG Competitive Alternatives Index, which employs substantiated figures, only adds further lustre to the high Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) scores that the fDi magazine awarded to Brabant and Brainport Eindhoven in February. fDi magazine called Brabant in...

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Campina most sold A-brand in Dutch supermarkets

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

For the 12th time in a row the Campina brand is the most sold A-brand in supermarkets in the Netherlands. It is one of the 8 FrieslandCampina brands in the top 100 of the most important brands in Dutch supermarkets. This is the conclusion of market research firm IRI that composes the brand top 100 yearly for the trade magazine Food Magazine. In 2013 Campina also came in first place in the top-100 turnover ranking. Last year, consumers spent more than 390 million euro on Campina products in supermarkets. The other seven A-trademarks of...

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Record Number of Dutch Jobs Thanks to Foreign Investments

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

In 2013 the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) was actively involved in supporting 193 foreign investment projects that landed in the Netherlands. These projects are good for a total investment of € 1.7 billion in the Dutch economy and a record number of nearly 8,500 jobs. Additionally, a recent survey amongst foreign investors in the Netherlands also showed an increase in their appreciation of the Dutch investment climate. ‘The attraction of the Dutch business climate for foreign investors is a distinctive factor for employment in...

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Financial Times praises Dutch regions for their investment climate

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Business | 1 comment

Brainport Eindhoven and the province of Brabant received several awards at the international real estate fair MIPIM in Cannes, for their high ranking in the Financial Times survey of ‘fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future”. The Times ranked Eindhoven third on the overall European Foreign Direct Investment Index (fDi index) and first on the ranking for Western Europe. According to the British financial authority, the center of the high-tech region Brainport is an excellent place to invest in the future. The province of...

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The Netherlands ranks in bottom 10 performing countries for women in business

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Business | 2 comments

The Netherlands ranks in the bottom 10 performing countries for women in senior management roles, according to new research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of 6,700 business leaders in 45 countries. The Netherlands cites just 10 percent of senior roles occupied by women, a minute decrease from the previous year (11 percent). Belgium cites at 30 percent. Japan at 9 percent and Denmark, which dropped nine percentage points to 14 percent, both hold spots in the bottom eight. Interestingly, Eastern Europe,...

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Marks & Spencer opens flagship store in the Hague

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

Marks & Spencer has unveiled details of its flagship store located at the newly renovated De Markies development in The Hague. Marks & Spencer Chief Executive, Marc Bolland, will be joined by the UK Ambassador to the Netherlands, Sir Geoffrey Adams to officially mark the opening of the store (20 February). Marc Bolland, Marks & Spencer Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our new flagship store in The Hague tomorrow. The spectacular De Markies renovation at the heart of The Hague offers us a unique opportunity to...

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Air France-KLM and GOL sign a long-term strategic partnership

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

Air France KLM deepens ties with $100 million strategic investment in GOL, of which $52 million in GOL share capital As per the 19th of February 2014, Air France-KLM and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes signed an exclusive long term strategic partnership for commercial cooperation between Brazil and Europe. It includes expanded codesharing, enhanced joint sales activities, more benefits for customers based on our both frequent flyer programs in Brazilian and European markets. Cooperation in the field of aircraft maintenance is also included in...

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Where is the guacamole? Don’t worry, Philips’ supermarket lighting will tell you!

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

Where is the guacamole? Don’t worry, Philips’ supermarket lighting will tell you!

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, is piloting an intelligent lighting system that gives new meaning to personalized shopping. The system uses intelligent LED in-store lighting to communicate location-based information to shoppers via a smartphone app which they can opt to download. The lighting communicates with the app to send special offers and information to the shopper, relevant to their location in the store. The lighting system, which is currently being piloted with retailers, is being demonstrated at Euroshop, the world’s...

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Warner Bros. to Acquire Dutch TV Producer Eyeworks

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

As part of the studio’s television growth strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire¹ all Eyeworks’ businesses outside the US, in 15 countries across Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand, adding 13 new territories to its network of production companies. Once completed, this acquisition will further strengthen Warner Bros.’ international television production capabilities and see Warner Bros. take over all of Eyeworks’ international distribution...

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Heineken Launches “The Odyssey” TV Campaign to Show That Every Man is Legendary

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

This week Heineken® unveiled its latest global television ad campaign in the U.S., “The Odyssey,” celebrating the premise that every man is legendary at something. For the first time in its history, the premium beer brand has cast men with “unique skills” in its TVC to play the central protagonists. The ad follows the main character’s adventures aboard a cruise ship as he uses his wit, charm and skills to impress his fellow passengers. From going low in a limbo contest, to diving expertly into a swimming pool, to...

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Coveo Establishes European Headquarters in Amsterdam

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

Today Coveo announced the opening of a new European headquarters office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to support the company’s expansion into key European markets and provide on-the-ground sales support for enterprise customers and partners in the region. Coveo’s decision to expand operations in Europe was based on increasing global demand for and adoption of its Search & Relevance Technology. The investment is yet another milestone for the rapidly growing company, which increased in size by approximately 50 percent in both employee...

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Fiat-Chrysler to establish new headquarters in the Netherlands

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Business | 1 comment

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. announced Wednesday its new corporate headquarters will be in the Netherlands. The Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. (“Fiat”) approved a corporate reorganization and the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (“FCA”) as a fully integrated global automaker In order to establish a true peer to the major global automotive groups, in both scale and capital market appeal, the Board has decided to establish Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., organized in the Netherlands, as the parent company of the Group. FCA’s common...

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KYOCERA to Supply Solar Modules to Soccer Stadium in The Hague

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

Latest on a list of sports facilities around the world utilizing Kyocera solar modules to generate clean energy The Kyocera Group announced that it is supplying 725 kilowatts of solar modules for the KYOCERA Stadium in The Hague, Netherlands. On January 22, the signing of a letter of intent in The Hague signaled the start of another major Kyocera solar project in connection with professional sports in Europe ― after the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland. The roof of The Hague’s soccer stadium is to be equipped with 2,900 high-quality...

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Philips celebrates 100 years of research

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Business | 0 comments

Royal Philips today kicked off celebrations of the one hundredth anniversary of Philips Research at a special stakeholder event in Eindhoven. Since the development of its first light bulb, the company is focusing on innovations that matter to people, such as technologies that will make healthcare more affordable and accessible, energy-efficient LED lighting solutions that will improve people’s wellbeing and make the world more sustainable, as well as locally relevant consumer appliances and services. “Research-driven innovation is the...

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Turkish Airlines to set up base in Rotterdam

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Business | 0 comments

Turkish Airlines will open their second base in the Netherlands at ‘Rotterdam The Hague Airport’. As of 4 March seven Turkish Airlines employees will be stationed in Rotterdam to handle the new regular services between Rotterdam and home base Istanbul and to staff an additional Marketing & Sales office for the region. Turkish Airlines has taken a well-advised decision to set up a base in Rotterdam. General Manager Ferhat Yerli: “Rotterdam is the trading capital of the Netherlands and the city boasts the largest port in Europe. Rotterdam...

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