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Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental To Hold Earnings Conference Call
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) will hold a conference call on Monday, February 4, 2002 following the release of its fourth-quarter 2001 financial results. The conference call, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST, may be accessed by calling 1-888-868-9080. The conference call also can be heard live on the company's website, www.oxy.com.
Volvo Delivering 200 City Buses To Johannesburg
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo (Nasdaq:VOLVY) Bus South Africa Pty has begun delivering 200 city buses to Metrobus in Johannesburg, South Africa. The delivery comprises 150 B 7 TL double-deck buses and 50 B 7 R standard buses.
Harsco's Heckett Multiserv Division Expands Strategic Presence in Latin America
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Worldwide industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) said today its Heckett MultiServ division is expanding its strategic presence in Latin America's steel and metals industry under a series of new contracts and service add-ons to existing contracts having a combined value of more than $65 million. The contracts range from five to ten years in duration. Heckett MultiServ is the world's largest provider of outsourced, on-site services to steel mills and other metals producers, operating at more than 160 mill locations worldwide.
Teleca Modernizes Warehouse Operating System for IKEA in Switzerland
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Teleca's automation group Benima has been selected to perform the thorough modernization of the control systems for the central warehouse for Switzerland, Italy and Austria that IKEA Lager und Service AG operates in Itingen. The assignment was given to Teleca for its competence and experience of similar projects.
Telia Invests in Turnkey Corporate Networks
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Telia will be launching a group of standardized corporate networks for small to medium-sized businesses at the Comdex trade fair taking place in Gothenburg on January 22 through January 24. PlaNet networks, as they are known, are based on the IP-protocol not on the public Internet. Instead, they are based on Telia's own secure broadband infrastructure.
Nordea Bank Polska Receives Awards for e-Banking and Friendly Service
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nordea's e-banking concept introduced in Poland last October resulted in Nordea Bank Polska receiving the country's most prestigious IT award, and Nordea Bank Polska Gdansk Branch was named the friendliest branch in the country by the Polish National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Sign On: City of Stockholm First to Use Electronic Signatures
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- The City of Stockholm has purchased FormPipe from the stock exchange-listed company Sign On. The city will offer companies and local residents the opportunity of fully electronic communication using signatures. The agreement will run in the first instance for three years and is worth an initial net figure of SEK 2 million.
Ahold, La Fragua and CSU Complete New Joint Venture in Central America
GUATEMALA, COSTA RICA, and ZAANDAM, The Netherlands, Jan. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Paiz Ahold, the 50/50 joint venture of La Fragua and Ahold (NYSE:AHO) in Central America, and Costa Rican supermarket and hypermarket company CSU have announced the completion of their new regional joint venture. The joint venture brings together the retail activities of the three companies and now operates 253 food stores in five countries with annual sales of over USD 1.3 billion.