TFG Outperforms Competitors to Post Record Performance

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA / ACCESSWIRE / June 10, 2022 / TFG (The Foschini Group) has today announced a ramp up of Capex spending in the coming financial year after posting record turnover of R43.4bn (up 31.6%), gross profit of R21.0bn (up 40.3%) and headline earnings of R3.3bn (up 442%) for its financial year to 31 March 2022, as the Group steps up its pursuit of growth opportunities to a new scale.

TFG will build 10 new manufacturing business units in the coming year, as well as commit more than R600m towards opening in excess of 350 new stores. The investment in increased manufacturing capacity will more than double employment opportunities in the Group’s own factories and strategic non-owned cut-make-trim (CMTs) factories from 5,200 in FY22 to 11,200 by FY26.

The R2.1bn Capex commitment for FY23 continues the Group’s strategic investments to further strengthen its differentiated business model and mitigate disruptions to global supply chains.

Market-share gains across all territories

The Group delivered exceptional market-share gains across all territories over the past financial year as it outpaced retail peers and grew well ahead of the market, achieving 27% growth in mens and ladieswear in South Africa against average growth for the segment of 5.9%, 57.3% vs 12.7% in the UK and 24% for TFG Australia vs the market average of 12.2% growth.

The Group’s record performance was achieved despite a challenging trading environment, continued periods of lockdown, the civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and global supply chain disruptions, with retail turnover growth surpassing expectations at R43,4 billion.

Gross margin for the Group increased to 48,5% as strong demand for TFG’s products resulted in a higher proportion of full-price sales and fewer markdowns. This was enabled by a number of factors, including quick response local manufacturing which makes up an increasing proportion of the 72% of locally sourced apparel. The Group has consistently demonstrated the benefits of this quick response manufacturing, particularly through increased stock turns and improved stock newness.

“This strong performance during a period of significant uncertainty is a testament to the resilience of our operating model, management teams and employees,” said TFG CEO Anthony Thunström.

“The Group has continued to invest in its key strategic initiatives, driving both organic and inorganic growth”.

2.4 stores a day

“We have opened 274 new stores in South Africa, completed 96 relocations and enlargements, rebuilt or restored 176 looted stores as well as opened 41 new stores in Australia and 8 new stores in London. That’s 2.4 stores a day over the past year! Additionally, we’re making significant investments in expanding our manufacturing capacity,” said Thunström.

“Inorganic growth is also a continued focus, and our previously announced acquisition of the Tapestry Group, subject to regulatory approval, is another example of our investments in new brands, capabilities and strategic verticalisation.”

The Group achieved double-digit growth in e-commerce turnover across all territories, recording an 18.0% increase in online sales in Africa, 13.8% in the UK and 26.9% in Australia, extending the trend towards online shopping experienced during lockdown as TFG accelerates its transformation into a true omni-channel retailer.

“TFG has made solid progress in our goal to create the most remarkable omni-channel experience for our customers, with the acquisitions of leading app developer Flat Circle and last-mile delivery service Quench, as we pave the way for the upcoming launch of our new integrated omni-channel platform that leverages group scale to bring all TFG brands together, along with third-party vendors,” said Thunström.

“This will create a home for all of our brands and other businesses that want to leverage TFG’s scale, bringing over 200 of the world’s best brands and more than 2,000 new styles a week onto one platform to provide an unrivalled selection across fashion and lifestyle goods.”

22% growth in loyalty base

“Our commitment to putting our customers first is reflected in TFG’s dominance in social media audiences, 22% growth in our loyalty base, continuously improving customer satisfaction scores and 20% decline in call-centre contacts despite increased online turnover.”

“Our investment in TFG Labs is producing a step-change in critical performance areas, with a 19% reduction in cost per order, 50% improvement in last-mile on-time deliveries and 10% drop in average order turnaround times.”

“The superior growth achieved in all our operating territories and solid progress on key strategic objectives leaves TFG very well positioned for further organic and inorganic growth, supported by a strong Group balance sheet,” said Thunström.

“Just as importantly, the Group has delivered remarkable progress in our social performance. In a country facing devastating levels of unemployment, we have added 7 176 jobs and workplace opportunities, shifted R2bn more business to black-owned suppliers, set environmental commitments for cotton, wood and washcare labels and signed up to the Better Cotton Initiative to source cotton sustainably. TFG has also become the only major retailer to achieve a Level 3 B-BBEE score, up from a Level 6 in the previous year.”

“This is a measure of TFG’s ability to create value for our customers, shareholders, employees and communities as we grow the business,” Thunström said.

ENDS

Issued by: Jacqui O’Connor / jacquio@tfg.co.za / 021 938 7510 / 083 4114 385

About TFG

With 29 retail brands carrying everything from fashion, value, jewellery, accessories, sporting apparel and cellular, to homeware and furniture, TFG is one of the leading retail groups in South Africa. Besides South Africa, TFG Africa also has a presence in Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini through various retail brands.TFG first entered the UK market through the acquisition of the premium womenswear brand Phase Eight in 2015, followed by the acquisition of Whistles in 2016 and Hobbs in 2017. TFG’s presence in the Australian market was strengthened through its acquisition in July 2017 of Retail Apparel Group Pty Ltd (RAG), a leading Australian menswear apparel retailer. TFG’s vision is: “to create the most remarkable omnichannel experiences for our customers”. TFG has over 4 300 outlets in 26 countries and employs more than 34 800 people, with over 26.4 million customers (RSA).

Visit us at www.tfglimited.co.za or follow us on: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn

SOURCE: TGF Limited

Herbal Square to Launch “HerbaromaTrade” — Global B2B Marketplace Exclusively for Herbal and Aromatherapy Products

– Official Launch Set for July 22, 2022; Prelaunch Service to Start on June 11 –

YOKOHAMA, Japan, June 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Herbal Square Ltd., headquartered in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, will officially launch “HerbaromaTrade” — online B2B marketplace dedicated to herbal and aromatherapy products — on July 22 (Fri.), 2022. Prior to the official launch, a prelaunch service will start on June 11 (Sat.), allowing those making advanced registrations as paid members to get a three-month free trial.

In light of growing health consciousness since the early 2000s, the number of people interested in herb and aroma and adopting those products in their meals and lifestyles has been on the rise. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic since 2020 has caused a spike in the number of people with long stay-home hours who want to improve the quality of their lives around the world, and the trend is accelerating. Furthermore, the impact of global warming has prompted people around the world to pursue environmentally friendly food, boosting the numbers of vegans and vegetarians and increasing demand for herbs and other plants.

Meanwhile, such market growth is triggering intensified competition for companies selling herbal and aromatherapy products, making it important for them to offer differentiated products to enjoy continued customer support. HerbaromaTrade will contribute to brand differentiation by expanding international business opportunities for suppliers and increasing purchasing options for buyers through the online global B2B marketplace dedicated to herbal and aromatherapy products. By offering this service, HerbaromaTrade aims to globally expand cross-cultural and commercial exchanges of unlimited ways to enjoy herbal and aromatherapy products.

– HerbaromaTrade Introduction Video:
https://videos.kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M107186/202206072231/_prw_PM1fl_4mHMBtmH.mp4

– HerbaromaTrade official website: https://herbaroma-trade.com/
Prelaunch date: June 11 (Sat.), 2022
Official launch date: July 22 (Fri.), 2022

– Key Features of HerbaromaTrade

  1. Offer of online global B2B marketplace dedicated to herbal and aromatherapY products
  2. Basic function is available for free of charge. Paid members are eligible for upgraded functions (including showcasing more products and bookmarking favorite products, etc.).
  3. Suppliers can showcase their products to global buyers.
  4. Buyers can post requirements for desired products to global suppliers.

AscendEX Appoints Shane Molidor as New CEO

Singapore, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AscendEX, a global cryptocurrency financial platform, announced today that Shane Molidor has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds the exchange’s founding partner, George Cao, who will continue to support AscendEX as Chairman.

Shane Molidor joined AscendEX (Formerly BitMax) in May of 2019 as Head of Business Development and was promoted to Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) in December of 2021. Molidor has worked professionally in the cryptocurrency industry since 2015 at top-tier institutions in both the United States and China.

A highly-regarded leader, Molidor brings to the role an intimate understanding of exchange infrastructure, custody solutions, evolving regulations, and marketplace dynamics spanning both Eastern and Western Demographics.

“I am confident to pass AscendEX’s reins to Shane”, Says George Cao, Former Ceo and Co-Founder, “I want to thank my team and community over the past five years for the endearing support you’ve had in me and this company, and for the confidence entrusted to my exceedingly qualified successor.

I will remain involved and continue to support AscendEX’s Board of Directors as Chairman.

Shane Molidor is the right choice to fill this role as he has helped manage and shape this company, holds a deep understanding of the complexities of this market and brings an unmatched commitment to the position. This decision is made with a great deal of trust and optimism for the future of this brand. ”

Molidor began his career in Strategy Consultation at the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University. He then worked at Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, in Business Development, Institutional Sales, and Client Services. Most recently, Molidor was the Global Head of FBG One at FBG Capital, a diversified financial institution dedicated to the cryptocurrency and blockchain sectors.

Following a $50mm Series B fundraise for AscendEX in November of 2021, Molidor shares his excitement regarding the company’s expansion. Since joining AscendEX, Molidor has grown the team from 15 to 65, coaching each employee to be a subject matter expert in their respective field, as well as encouraging a keen understanding of market microstructure and the ever-evolving cryptocurrency ecosystem. Molidor shares his excitement about revamping the platform’s user experience, the addition of new, comprehensive products, and the future state of the company.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to succeed George and lead AscendEX into a new phase of progress and growth,” notes Molidor. “As we continue to build, I am confident in the vision and the road ahead for this company, this team, and AscendEX users.”

AscendEX is making crypto trading easier with innovative new products and an enhanced user experience. Follow our journey at www.AscendEX.com.

About AscendEX

AscendEX is a global cryptocurrency financial platform with a comprehensive product suite including spot, margin, and futures trading, wallet services, and staking support for over 200 blockchain projects such as bitcoin, ether, and ripple. Launched in 2018, AscendEX services over 1 million retail and institutional clients globally with a highly liquid trading platform and secure custody solutions.

AscendEX has emerged as a leading platform by ROI on its “initial exchange offerings” by supporting some of the industry’s most innovative projects from the DeFi ecosystem such as Thorchain, xDai Stake, and Serum. AscendEX users receive exclusive access to token airdrops and the ability to purchase tokens at the earliest possible stage.

For more information and updates, please visit:

Website: https://ascendex.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ascendex

Telegram: https://t.me/AscendEXEnglish

Medium: https://medium.com/ascendex

Instagram: https://instagram.com/_ascendex/

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Asda Stores Ltd choisit TrueCommerce pour gérer son initiative de transformation commerciale alors qu’elle se sépare de Walmart

COVENTRY, Royaume-Uni, 09 juin 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TrueCommerce, un fournisseur mondial de premier plan de solutions omnicanal, d’intégration et de connectivité de la chaîne logistique et des partenaires commerciaux, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’Asda utilise désormais la solution d’habilitation des fournisseurs basée sur l’EDI de TrueCommerce pour gérer les communications avec les fournisseurs.

En tant que troisième plus grande chaîne de supermarchés au Royaume-Uni, Asda exploite plus de 600 magasins de détail. La marque propose également ses produits en ligne via Asda.com, qui dessert 98 % des foyers britanniques. Pour ce faire, Asda s’appuie sur 37 centres de distribution et de traitement des commandes et sur des milliers de fournisseurs.

En février 2021, Asda a été vendue par Walmart à Issa Brothers et TDR Capital. Cette vente a conduit l’entreprise à choisir un nouveau fournisseur EDI qui soutiendrait son avenir en tant qu’entreprise autonome : TrueCommerce.

« TrueCommerce faisait partie d’un processus d’appel d’offres complet et a été sélectionnée sur la base de quatre facteurs clés : sa capacité à comprendre et à répondre aux exigences de capacité d’Asda, sa confiance dans le respect des délais du programme, ses connaissances et son expertise approfondies, ainsi que sa compétitivité commerciale globale », a déclaré Jenny Hopkins, directrice principale chez Asda.

Dans le cadre de cet accord, TrueCommerce mettra en œuvre une plateforme d’habilitation des fournisseurs répondant aux besoins des plus de 2 000 fournisseurs qui composent l’ensemble de la communauté de fournisseurs d’Asda, avec une intégration dans le système SAP ERP de l’entreprise. En tant que partenaire SAP Silver, la solution de TrueCommerce offre le plus haut niveau d’intégration et d’automatisation avec le système SAP.

La solution proposée par TrueCommerce présente des fonctionnalités clés qui permettront à des milliers de fournisseurs Asda, quelle que soit leur taille ou leur maturité technique, de communiquer facilement avec le détaillant. Outre la prise en charge des transactions EDI, la plateforme d’habilitation des fournisseurs comprend également un portail Web-EDI à l’usage des fournisseurs qui ne peuvent pas utiliser l’EDI. La plateforme de TrueCommerce comprend également une gestion entièrement gérée de l’intégration des fournisseurs et de la gestion des communications pour les requêtes des fournisseurs liées à l’EDI.

L’expertise de TrueCommerce sur le marché et son expérience dans la gestion des communications complexes de la chaîne d’approvisionnement pour les entreprises de premier plan permettront une transition en douceur pour Asda et sa communauté de fournisseurs. Elle encouragera des taux d’adoption plus élevés qui, à leur tour, soutiendront les efforts continus de communication des fournisseurs de la société.

Jenny Hopkins a souligné : « En s’associant à TrueCommerce, Asda offrira un programme EDI solide, stable, entièrement fiable et parfaitement géré à nos précieux fournisseurs Asda, qu’ils soient petits ou grands ! »

David Grosvenor, directeur général de TrueCommerce Europe, a commenté : « J’aimerais remercier Jenny et l’équipe d’Asda pour leur coopération dans ce processus. Nos équipes de TrueCommerce sont ravies de commencer à travailler avec Asda et de contribuer à renforcer davantage ses activités dans le paysage de la vente au détail au Royaume-Uni. »

À propos d’Asda Stores Ltd

Fondée dans les années 1960 au Yorkshire, Asda est la troisième plus grande chaîne de supermarchés de Grande-Bretagne. Des collaborateurs dévoués servent des clients de son réseau de magasins et de services en ligne, y compris des « super-centres », des « super-magasins », des supermarchés, des magasins de vie, des stations-service et des dépôts à travers le Royaume-Uni. Asda a été acquise par Issa TDR auprès de Walmart en 2020.

À propos de TrueCommerce

TrueCommerce est le moyen le plus complet de connecter votre entreprise à la chaîne d’approvisionnement, en intégrant tout, de l’EDI à la gestion des stocks, en passant par le traitement des commandes, les vitrines et les marchés numériques. Nous avons révolutionné la visibilité et la collaboration de la chaîne logistique en aidant les entreprises à tirer le meilleur parti de leurs initiatives omni-canales grâce à la connectivité P2P professionnelle, à la gestion des commandes, au réapprovisionnement collaboratif, au traitement intelligent, aux analyses inter-fonctionnelles et à la gestion des informations produit.

Le réseau commercial mondial TrueCommerce peut connecter les entreprises à plus de 160 000 détaillants, distributeurs et fournisseurs de services logistiques. Véritable fournisseur de services gérés, TrueCommerce gère également le processus d’intégration des nouveaux partenaires commerciaux, et assure la gestion courante des modifications de mappage et d’étiquetage spécifiques à chaque partenaire, ainsi que le suivi de la communication. C’est pourquoi des milliers d’entreprises, des startups aux sociétés du classement Fortune 100, dans différents secteurs, nous font confiance.

TrueCommerce : Faites des affaires tous azimuts

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site TrueCommerce.

Contact auprès des médias
Yegor Kuznetsov, TrueCommerce
703-209-0167
yegor.kuznetsov@truecommerce.com

A Asda Stores Ltd seleciona a TrueCommerce para gerenciar sua iniciativa de transformação da empresa durante a separação do Walmart

COVENTRY, Reino Unido, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A TrueCommerce, fornecedora líder global de soluções de conectividade, integração e omnicanal de cadeia de suprimentos e parceiros comerciais, anunciou hoje que a Asda passou a usar a solução de habilitação de fornecedores baseada em EDI da TrueCommerce para gerenciar as comunicações com fornecedores.

Como a terceira maior rede de supermercados do Reino Unido, a Asda opera mais de 600 lojas de varejo. A marca também oferece seus produtos online na Asda.com, que atende 98% das residências no Reino Unido. A Asda é apoiada por 37 centros de distribuição e despacho e milhares de fornecedores.

Em fevereiro de 2021, a Asda foi vendida pelo Walmart aos Irmãos Issa e à TDR Capital. A venda levou a empresa a escolher um novo provedor de EDI para apoiar seu futuro como empresa independente: TrueCommerce.

“A TrueCommerce fez parte de um processo abrangente de RFP e foi selecionada com base em quatro fatores principais: capacidade de entender e atender aos requisitos de capacidade da Asda, confiança em aderir aos cronogramas do programa, profundo conhecimento e experiência, e competitividade comercial em geral”, disse Jenny Hopkins, Diretora Sênior da Asda.

Como parte do acordo, a TrueCommerce implementará uma plataforma de capacitação de fornecedores que atenderá às necessidades dos mais de 2.000 fornecedores que compõem toda a comunidade de fornecedores da Asda, com integração ao sistema SAP ERP da empresa. Como SAP Silver Partner, a solução da TrueCommerce oferece o mais alto nível de integração e automação com o sistema SAP.

A solução oferecida pela TrueCommerce possui recursos importantes que irão viabilizar que milhares de fornecedores da Asda, independentemente do tamanho ou maturidade técnica, se comuniquem facilmente com o varejista. Além de compatível com transações EDI, a plataforma de capacitação de fornecedores também inclui um portal web-EDI para uso por fornecedores não compatíveis com EDI. A plataforma da TrueCommerce também inclui integração totalmente gerencial com fornecedores e gerenciamento de comunicações para consultas de fornecedores relacionadas a EDI.

A experiência da TrueCommerce no mercado e na gestão de comunicações complexas da cadeia de suprimentos para empresas de nível empresarial viabilizarão uma transição perfeita para a Asda e para sua comunidade de fornecedores. Isso resultará em taxas mais altas de adoção que, por sua vez, sustentarão os esforços contínuos de comunicação do fornecedor da empresa.

Jenny destacou que: “Em parceria com a TrueCommerce, a Asda oferecerá um programa de EDI forte, estável, totalmente confiável e gerenciado de forma excelente aos nossos altamente valorizados fornecedores da Asda, não importa o quão grandes ou pequenos eles sejam!”

David Grosvenor, Diretor Administrativo da TrueCommerce Europe, disse: “Gostaria de agradecer à Jenny e à equipe da Asda por sua cooperação neste processo. Nossas equipes da TrueCommerce têm o prazer de começar a trabalhar com a Asda e ajudar a fortalecer ainda mais seus negócios no cenário de varejo do Reino Unido.”

Sobre a Asda Stores Ltd

Fundada na década de 1960 em Yorkshire, a Asda é o terceiro maior supermercado da Grã-Bretanha. Colegas dedicados atendem clientes da rede de lojas e serviços online, incluindo supercentros, superlojas, supermercados, lojas de móveis e decoração, postos de gasolina e depósitos em todo o Reino Unido. A Asda foi adquirida pela Issa TDR do Walmart em 2020.

Sobre a TrueCommerce

A TrueCommerce é a forma mais completa de conexão da sua empresa com toda a cadeia de suprimentos, com total integração, desde EDI, gerenciamento de estoque, até atendimento, fachadas digitais e mercados. Revolucionamos a visibilidade e a colaboração da cadeia de suprimentos, ajudando as organizações a aproveitar ao máximo suas iniciativas omnicanal por meio da conectividade P2P de negócios, gerenciamento de pedidos, reabastecimento colaborativo, atendimento inteligente, análise multifuncional e gerenciamento de informações de produtos.

A TrueCommerce Global Commerce Network viabiliza a conexão das empresas com mais de 160.000 varejistas, distribuidores e provedores de serviços de logística. Como provedora de serviços totalmente gerenciado, também gerenciamos a integração de novos parceiros comerciais, bem como a gestão contínua de mapeamento específico de parceiros, alterações de rotulagem e monitoramento de comunicações. É por isso que milhares de empresas – desde as startups até as da Fortune 100 global de vários setores – dependem de nós.

TrueCommerce: Negócios em todas as direções

Para mais informação, visite TrueCommerce.

Contato com a Mídia
Yegor Kuznetsov, TrueCommerce
703-209-0167
yegor.kuznetsov@truecommerce.com

Mark Simon Named Vice President Operations & Manufacturing for Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group Pumps Functional Unit

TEMECULA, Calif., June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Group”), a part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, is pleased to announce that Mark Simon has been named Vice President, Operations & Manufacturing for the Pumps Functional Unit.

Mark has significant operations and global experience, most recently with Ebara in Reno for the last nine years, providing leadership as the Vice President of Operations/General Manager for the Cryodynamics division. His extensive education and certifications include a BS in Business Management, Greenbelt Lean/Six Sigma Certification, and ISO/QS 9000 certification.

In this role, Mark will lead global operations for the Cryogenic Pumps Business Unit and work to align and adjust the Group’s sites for growth, quality standards, safety, and reporting. He will develop and implement the global manufacturing strategy and operational excellence management system.

“Mark’s impressive background and experience in the industrial machinery and energy industry will be of great benefit to NCEIG Pumps Unit and he will serve as a new member of our Senior Leadership Team,” according to Daryl Lamy, President, Cryogenic Pumps Unit.

Mark will be based in Reno, Nevada, and will travel extensively to the Group’s global and domestic pump locations. With this addition, Nikkiso continues their commitment to be both a global and local presence for their customers.

ABOUT CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (now a member of Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) member companies manufacture and service engineered cryogenic gas processing equipment (pumps, turboexpanders, heat exchangers, etc.), and process plants for Industrial Gases, Natural gas Liquefaction (LNG), Hydrogen Liquefaction (LH2) and Organic Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery. Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip and a commonly controlled group of approximately 20 operating entities.

For more information, please visit www.nikkisoCEIG.com and www.nikkiso.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

ChartWater™ and Calgon Carbon Announce Referral Agreement

ChartWater’s AdEdge Center of Excellence and Calgon Carbon signed an agreement to partner in offering drinking water treatment systems to under-resourced, rural communities.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ChartWater™ a division of Chart Industries, Inc. (“Chart”) (NYSE: GTLS), and Calgon Carbon Corporation (“Calgon Carbon”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TYO: 3405) (“Kuraray”), today formally announced an agreement signed in 2021 to jointly offer drinking water systems, using granular activated carbon, to under-resourced rural areas.

The terms of the Agreement allow Calgon Carbon to refer all communities in the United States requiring treatment of up to approximately 175 gallons per minute to ChartWater’s AdEdge Water Technologies (AdEdge ), who will source all related GAC from Calgon Carbon. While both companies will continue to provide water treatment solutions for all flow rates, the Agreement enables the Companies to combine their capabilities for solutions that will cost-effectively provide safe drinking water to communities.

According to the U.S. EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, there are over 140,000 small drinking water systems in the United States. Many of these systems face challenges in meeting ever-changing and stringent regulations around drinking water contamination, making it difficult to provide consistently safe drinking water to customers. The new Agreement offers these small systems access to AdEdge’s variety of equipment offerings as well as Calgon Carbon’s premium product line, FILTRASORB® GAC.

“We are excited to partner with Calgon Carbon to combine their decades of GAC experience with our experience providing complete, packaged treatment systems to municipalities around the United States,” said Chris Milligan, President of ChartWater™. “ChartWater’s AdEdge Center of Excellence provides solutions for municipal and industrial customers of all sizes. This relationship with Calgon Carbon will specifically strengthen our ability to serve smaller utilities with a world-class GAC solution for the removal of PFAS, TOC, disinfection byproducts, and any other contaminants that can be addressed with GAC.”

Since creating the first activated carbon products from bituminous coal in the 1940s, Calgon Carbon has been a pioneer in developing high performing granular activated carbon products for water purification.

“Calgon Carbon has provided GAC to hundreds of water suppliers for over 40 years, and we are enthusiastic about this Agreement,” said Nora Stockhausen, VP of the Drinking Water Solutions and Innovative Carbon Technologies business unit. “This collaboration allows our FILTRASORB® GAC to be more accessible to smaller utilities through AdEdge’s reach in this market and we’re proud to work together to provide clean, safe drinking water to more Americans.”

About Chart Industries, Inc.

Chart Industries, Inc. is a leading independent global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment servicing multiple applications in the Energy and Industrial Gas markets.  Our unique product portfolio is used in every phase of the liquid gas supply chain, including upfront engineering, service and repair.  Being at the forefront of the clean energy transition, Chart is a leading provider of technology, equipment and services related to liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biogas and CO2 Capture amongst other applications. We are committed to excellence in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues both for our company as well as our customers.  With over 25 global locations from the United States to Asia, Australia, India, Europe and South America, we maintain accountability and transparency to our team members, suppliers, customers and communities.  To learn more, visit www.chartindustries.com.

About ChartWaterTM

ChartWater™, a division of Chart Industries, is a global manufacturer and service provider of engineered solutions for municipal water treatment and industrial process applications. Its portfolio of proven products, processes, and engineering expertise provides customers with single-point responsibility for complete solutions that enable water professionals to achieve their objectives with the lowest combination of risk and costs while driving enhanced outcomes for people, communities, and the planet. For more information, visit www.chartindustries.com/products/water-treatment

About AdEdge Water Technologies

Founded in 2002 and headquartered just north of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, AdEdge Water Technologies, LLC is a leading provider of advanced water treatment technologies and systems serving municipal, residential and industrial applications nationally and overseas for flow rates up to 15 MGD. AdEdge manufacturers fully integrated and custom water treatment systems to remove over twenty different contaminants from water, including arsenic, iron, manganese, fluoride, PFAS, TOC, and radionuclides. AdEdge also offers an ultra-high recovery reverse osmosis membrane solution for removal of TDS and multiple contaminants, using ROTEC’s Flow Reversal Reverse Osmosis. AdEdge was acquired by Chart Industries in August of 2021 as a ChartWater Center of Excellence. For more information, visit www.adedgetech.com.

About Calgon Carbon 

Calgon Carbon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TYO: 3405) (Kuraray), is a global leader in the manufacture and/or distribution of innovative coal-, wood- and coconut-based activated carbon products – in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form – to meet the most challenging purification demands of customers throughout the world. Calgon Carbon provides purification solutions for more than 700 distinct applications, including drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Calgon Carbon employs approximately 1640 people and operates 20 manufacturing, reactivation, innovation and equipment fabrication facilities in the U.S., Asia, and in Europe, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron. Calgon Carbon was acquired by Kuraray in March of 2018.  With complementary products and services, the combined organization will continue to focus on providing the highest quality and most innovative activated carbon and filtration media products, equipment, and services to meet 

Amanda Lofty
Calgon Carbon Corporation
724-541-2658
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La série de réunions du groupe de travail sur la santé du G20 en Indonésie exhorte les dirigeants du monde à se préparer à de futures pandémies

LOMBOK, Indonésie, 9 juin 2022/PRNewswire/ — La deuxième réunion du groupe de travail sur la santé (HWG) du G20 a réuni des dirigeants du monde pour lancer un nouveau fonds mondial d’urgence pour les futures pandémies et a mis l’accent sur la nécessité de mieux partager les données de séquençage génomique, ainsi que sur le fonctionnement du Fonds intermédiaire de financement (FIF) sous l’égide de la Banque mondiale pour se préparer aux futures pandémies.

Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia discussed the Global Health System Resilience in the second Health Working Group (2nd HWG)

Le ministre de la Santé indonésien, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, a encouragé les États membres du G20 à ne pas laisser la pandémie progresser sans en tirer de précieuses leçons.

« Ce n’est que par de grands tremblements de terre que s’élèvent de hautes montagnes. Je crois que c’est vrai, non seulement pour les volcans, mais aussi pour notre humanité. Chaque crise crée de grandes occasions », a-t-il déclaré à Lombok, aux Petites îles de la Sonde occidentales, en Indonésie.

Les principales questions abordées lors de la réunion qui s’est déroulée du 6 au 8 juin 2022 avaient trait à la mobilisation de ressources financières pour les futures interventions en cas de pandémie.

Les États membres du G20 ont discuté des leçons à tirer des succès des initiatives de contre-mesures médicales, telles que COVAX et les accélérateurs ACT qui ont fonctionné efficacement pendant la pandémie pour introduire les vaccins, les traitements et les diagnostics.

Le G20 et ses partenaires, tels que le GISAID, cherchent désormais à optimiser la surveillance génomique et le partage de données fiables pour permettre au monde d’identifier rapidement de nouveaux pathogènes qui pourraient représenter de nouvelles menaces pour la sécurité sanitaire mondiale.

« Nous avons besoin d’une plateforme de coordination plus permanente qui puisse traiter les cinq points essentiels que sont l’accès aux contre-mesures, la coordination d’urgence, le renseignement collaboratif, la protection communautaire et les soins cliniques aux patients dans le besoin », a déclaré le ministre de la Santé.

L’Indonésie s’est engagée à verser 50 millions de dollars américains au FIF. Dans le cadre de son mandat à la présidence du G20, l’Indonésie exercera également des pressions sur les organisations et les donateurs pour s’assurer que le fonds profite aux pays cibles identifiés afin de prévenir les conflits d’intérêts avec les donateurs et les organisations.

Le docteur Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Secrétaire général de l’OMS, a été félicité par la présidence indonésienne pour avoir donné la priorité à l’établissement d’une architecture d’un système de santé mondial et l’avoir mis à l’ordre du jour du G20.

« Nous devons tirer les leçons de cette pandémie, car ce ne sera pas la dernière », a déclaré le docteur Tedros.

Pour visionner la cérémonie d’ouverture de la plénière du groupe de travail sur la santé et la conférence de presse, consultez  https://www.youtube.com/c/KementerianKesehatanRI.

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