Redwood City-based Oracle Corp. has announced that it has acquired Moniforce, a Netherlands-based software vendor whose products monitor the availability and performance of any Web application. Oracle said the acquisition “significantly broadens the scope of business exceptions addressed by Oracle Enterprise Manager, allowing administrators to proactively monitor and analyze the application experience from a user’s standpoint.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
San Mateo-based Menlo Worldwide LLC, a provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services announced the opening of its new European headquarters in Holland. According to the San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal, Menlo, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. the 70,000-square-foot facility is near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport:
The center is Menlo Worldwide’s fourth-largest of eight distribution and logistics centers in Europe serving customers in the high-tech industry as well as other markets, the company said. “As the center of an extensive network connecting the rest of Europe, Amsterdam is a crucial market for Menlo and our customers,” said Gert Askes, managing director of European Operations. “The proximity of this new facility to the airport and customs is ideal and allows us very fast turnaround times. It is also a state-of-the-art building, perfectly suited to support the requirements of our high-tech clientele.”
Jacobs Engineering is on a roll. In addition to a big seismic retrofit project of the Transbay Tube between Oakland and San Francisco, and an indefinite delivery contract with the GSA, they have just been awarded a contract with a major manufacturing firm in the Netherlands. According to the Los Angeles Business Journal, the contract is with Teijin Twaron B.V. to provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services as part of the “NIKKO Project” being implemented at Teijin Twaron’s existing site in Emmen. “Teijin Twaron is an international company that supplies customers throughout the world with a broad portfolio of aramid high performance fibers. Jacobs will develop a new spinning facility to turn base polymer materials into Teijin Twaron’s synthetic aramid fiber, called Twaron”, the article said. Jacobs is based in Pasadena and provides technical, professional, and construction services globally. It employs more that 45,000 worldwide.