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animation, Lille, digital

Grid opens new audiovisual studio in Greater Lille

11 Oct 2017 | Front page, ICT, Investment

Belgium-based Grid has opted to open its third office in Hauts-de-France—proof that Lille’s highly developed digital ecosystem is a strong selling point for animation studios.

Booking.com Tourcoing

Booking.com renews commitment to Tourcoing

09 Oct 2017 | Front page, Investment, Customer services

Booking.com has signed a deal for a new building in Tourcoing, making good on plans announced in April. Find out why the fast-growing online travel company chose to stay in Hauts-de-France.

textiles, medical, innovation

Worldwide innovation—Cousin Biotech develops pain-relieving implant

03 Oct 2017 | Front page, Advanced Materials, A region on the move

Cousin Biotech, a specialist in technical textiles for medical applications based in Hauts-de-France, has developed an implant that can replace oral pain medication after inguinal hernia surgery.

BYD France

BYD gears up for production, hiring now

25 Sep 2017 | Front page, Investment, Mobility

In March 2017, China’s BYD group announced its decision to open an electric bus assembly plant near Beauvais, in Hauts-de-France. The firm is now seeking suppliers and looking to recruit 100 staff as the...

Pangniu Food France

Pang Niu Food sets up in Hauts-de-France

18 Sep 2017 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

The French subsidiary of China’s Pang Niu Food is opening a plant in Charmes, halfway between Paris and Lille —a €2 million investment in producing foods with plant-based proteins.

Beauvais home to Massey Ferguson’s global center of excellence

12 Sep 2017 | Front page, Investment

US tractor producer Massey Ferguson—France’s largest manufacturer and exporter of farm machinery—is investing in a third plant at Beauvais in Hauts-de-France. Aim: improve the site’s logistics and supply...

Aerospace soars in Hauts-de-France

08 Sep 2017 | Front page, Mobility, A region on the move

The aerospace industry is booming in Hauts-de-France. With some 100 companies and a workforce of 8,500, the sector offers quality infrastructure and skilled employees to industry players that seek to do...

2XL to open 60,000-pallet warehouse in Dourges

31 Aug 2017 | Front page, Investment

Transport/logistics specialist 2XL selects Dourges and its Delta 3 multimodal platform for a new warehouse and distribution center.

Amaris, Lille, management

Success story: Amaris Lille set to expand

16 Aug 2017 | Customer services, A region on the move, Front page

Switzerland-based Amaris opened an office in Hauts-de-France in late 2015. Ranked among Europe’s leading independent consulting groups, the company is growing exponentially.

Lille, capital, design

Lille shortlisted as World Design Capital 2020

08 Aug 2017 | Front page, A region on the move

Greater Lille and Sydney are the finalists for the biennial title, awarded by the World Design Organization.

Ball Packaging Dunkerque

Ball Packaging finds success in Hauts-de-France

03 Aug 2017 | Front page, Advanced Materials

Ball Packaging has been doing business in Hauts-de-France for over 25 years. A world leader in beverage cans, the US-based company has generated steady growth and will use innovation to maintain it.

Medical excellence in Hauts-de-France—the Facing Faces Institute

20 Jul 2017 | Front page, Health Nutrition

The Facing Faces Institute (IFF) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Bernard Devauchelle, head of maxillofacial surgery at Amiens University Hospital Center and known for performing the world's first partial face...

Health start-up Japet offers relief from back pain

07 Jul 2017 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Antoine Noël and Damien Bratic—both graduates of the Centrale Lille school of engineering—founded Japet Medical Devices to develop a revolutionary new solution for back pain.

Hauts-de-France in London

Hauts-de-France opens office in London

27 Jun 2017 | Front page, A region on the move

Hauts-de-France has just launched a new office in Lincoln House, at 300 High Holborn in London—in a move to strengthen economic ties between the region and the UK.

nutrition, proteins, aisne

Roquette to make second investment in Vic-sur-Aisne plant

22 Jun 2017 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Roquette—a world leader in nutrition from innovative plant-based ingredients—is set to strengthen its presence in Hauts-de-France by investing €40 million in pea proteins in Aisne.

Altimance, Valenciennes, IT, investment

Rigby Group chooses Hauts-de-France

13 Jun 2017 | Front page, ICT, Investment

Rigby Group subsidiary Altimance, an IT services specialist, will soon begin operations in Valenciennes, joining La Serre Numérique, La Nouvelle Forge and La Cité des Congrès in the Rives Créatives de l’Escaut...

The very best in fresh, local products

06 Jun 2017 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Meet Euralimentaire, a new center of excellence for fresh, local foods and beverages—and their logistics—partnering with the region’s Nutrition-Health-Longevity competitiveness cluster with support from...

Mars, Incorporated set to invest €30 million in its Royal Canin plant near Cambrai

Royal Canin set to modernize plant in Cambrai region

29 May 2017 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Royal Canin, a Cambrai-based maker of cat and dog food, has announced plans to invest €30 million to improve product quality and reduce environmental impact. Upgrades will be rolled out between 2017 and...

Giroptic makes a splash with Facebook

22 May 2017 | Front page, ICT, A region on the move

At Facebook’s annual conference in California, an enthusiastic Mark Zuckerberg gave a Giroptic iO camera to every attendee—and wrote a $1 million check to the Lille-based start-up.

Arcelor Mittal Dunkerque investing in performance

09 May 2017 | Front page, Advanced Materials, Investment

Steelmaker earmarks €31 million for continuous hot mill at Dunkerque plant.