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François DUTRIEZ

Chief Operating Officer

f.dutriez@nfinvest.fr

News

Aircraft factory of the future in Méaulte

Stelia Aerospace has invested €70 million in a complete overhaul of its Méaulte production plant, making this site in the Somme area of Hauts-de-France one of Europe’s most modern aircraft factories.

BYD chooses Hauts-de-France

China’s BYD is investing over €10 million in an electric bus assembly plant in Allonne, near Beauvais.

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LOGISTICS

We’re a major logistics platform for France. With our diversified offer and attractive operating costs, Northern France is the ideal site for your business project.

NO. 3 LOGISTICS REGION IN FRANCE

KEY FIGURES

  • 5,600 logistics businesses
  • 60,000 jobs
  • More than 13 million sq m of warehouse space: 17% of all building space used for logistics in France
  • Over 600,000 sq m of state-of-the-art warehouse space available
  • Over 1.2M sq m of refrigerated storage capacity: 15% of total capacity in France
  • Over 1,000 ha available in bimodal and multimodal logistics zones

TOP DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

  • Amazon
  • Babyliss
  • Columbia
  • Dispeo
  • Amazon
  • Babyliss
  • Columbia
  • Dispeo

TOP SHIPPING COMPANIES

  • Chronopost
  • DHL Exel Supply Chain
  • Fedex
  • Gefco
  • Geodis
  • TNT

CLOSE-UP: EURALOGISTIC

A center of excellence for logistics, Euralogistic innovates, provides training, and promotes networking within Lille Region’s logistics community. The center:

  • Innovates and helps logistics businesses grow
  • Promotes the logistics sector
  • Develops human capital
  • Promotes cluster development through networking support, training and research

BROAD ARRAY OF RELATED SERVICES

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Telecommunications
  • Logistics training
  • Businesses specializing in warehouse construction
  • And more

INFRASTRUCTURE TAILORED TO LOGISTICS TRANSPORT

CLOSE TO MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

  • Paris/Roissy Charles de Gaulle: 50 minutes away
  • Brussels Airport: 1 hour 15 minutes away
  • Brussels South Charleroi Airport: 1 hour 20 minutes away
  • Liège Airport: 2 hours away

DIRECT CONNECTIONS TO THE UK

  • Channel Tunnel
  • Port of Calais: France’s No. 1 passenger port

MARITIME CONNECTIONS: A MAJOR PORT COMPLEX FOR YOUR IMPORTS AND EXPORTS

Lille Region offers a large port composed of three specialized, complementary sites:

  • Dunkirk: France’s third-ranked port for bulk and container traffic
  • Calais: Continental Europe’s leading port for trade with the UK
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer: France’s No. 1 fishing port and Europe’s No. 1 seafood-processing platform

OUTSTANDING WATERWAY NETWORK

  • 10% of all navigable waterways in France
  • Lille is France’s third-ranked inland port
  • Regular barge service between Lille Region’s inland ports and Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam
  • Seine-Nord Europe canal: an added benefit for the region’s network of waterways 
  • Lille Region’s waterways, linked directly to countries to the north by broad-gauge canals, are supported by one of the densest river port networks in France, including Dunkirk, Lille, Valenciennes, Béthune, Arques and Auby

LARGE LABOR POOL

  • 6 million inhabitants
  • 33% of the population is under 25
  • 2nd-largest education cluster in France
  • 210,000 students: 9% of the total for France
  • 2,000 students enrolled in mobility-oriented programs

Euralogistic Campus:

  • Immersion training for lift truck operators, order pickers, team leaders, and managers at a working logistics platform
  • 2,000 students, including 500 certified as journeymen logisticians (Compagnons de la logistique)