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Durisotti, Liberty House, acquisition

Liberty takes over French vehicle converter Durisotti

21 Mar 2019 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

Philippe Baudon, Chairman of Liberty-Durisotti, explains what’s at stake in Durisotti’s takeover by the British group, how this acquisition fits into the Group’s corporate strategy and shares his vision on the...

FDI, Germany, Hauts-de-France

German investments in Hauts-de-France

15 Mar 2019 | Front page, A region on the move

The first German investment in Hauts-de-France dates back to 1960. Germany now ranks second among countries investing in the region. Let’s look at some trends in the region’s economical relations with...

faire faces, healthcare, investment

Institut Faire Faces: €16M investment in Amiens

04 Mar 2019 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Slated to open in 2021, the Institut Faire Faces will launch Hauts-de-France onto the world stage, with its esteemed European center for research on disfigurement.

SKF aeroengine france, aerospace, investment, Valenciennes

SKF in Valenciennes, an Industry 4.0 production line for €5M

22 Feb 2019 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

A world leader in the production of aerospace parts, SKF is investing €5 million in Hauts-de-France for the installation of an entirely robotic high-tech production line.

logistics, e-commerce, E-Valley

E-Valley: Europe’s largest logistics project now under construction

15 Feb 2019 | Front page, ICT

E-Valley’s building permit has been signed, and Air Base 103 in Cambrai will soon be converted into an e-commerce logistics platform. Take a sneak peek inside the largest European smart hub, at the...

M&A, Aluminium Dunkerque, investing

Liberty Aluminium Dunkerque: already €100M in planned investments

07 Feb 2019 | Front page, Advanced Materials, Investment

Shortly after the acquisition of Aluminium Dunkerque, Sanjeev Gupta announced an investment of €100 million over three years to modernize the smelter in Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France

tourism, hauts-de-france, investing

Twin Promotion is investing €50M in Camiers, near Touquet

28 Jan 2019 | Front page, Investment

The Belgian property developer Twin Promotion is investing €50 million in the construction of a 630-unit vacation center in Hauts-de-France.

indaver, hauts-de-france, eco-activities

Indaver is investing €40 million in Dunkirk

23 Jan 2019 | Front page, Green Business, Investment

Belgian firm Indaver, “European specialist” in industrial waste management, is investing in Hauts-de-France for the construction of IndaChlor®, a chlorinated industrial waste treatment and recycling plant.

Ÿnsect, Industry, Investment, Amiens, Hauts-de-France

Ÿnsect is setting up business in Amiens and investing more than €150M

07 Jan 2019 | Front page, Health Nutrition

The production of insects for the agri-food industry is thriving. The insect-derived protein production specialist, Ÿnsect, has decided to open its first industrial unit in Amiens. This estimated €150-180...

Renault, plant, automobile, Investment, Hauts-de-France

Renault Maubeuge: the most competitive plant in France

21 Dec 2018 | Front page, Investment, Mobility

Renault Maubeuge is one of Renault’s top performing sites in France. €450M will be invested there over the next 5 years. A strategic choice that solidifies the Hauts-de-France Region’s 1st place position in...

Coca-Cola is investing €19M in Dunkirk

29 Nov 2018 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Coca-Cola European Partners will invest €19M in its largest plant in France, located in Socx (near Dunkirk). A new ultra-modern glass bottle production line is scheduled to open in 2019.

Rafaut, Aeronautics, Investment, Valenciennes, Hauts-de-France

Rafaut opens a next-generation factory in Valenciennes

30 Oct 2018 | Front page, Mobility

The aeronautics sector has been constantly growing in Hauts-de-France. And for good reason, after Safran’s new location in Rosult and SKF’s development in Rouvignies, Rafaut is investing €20M to create a new...

CGI, Retail, Innovation, Technology, home of the future, Lille, Hauts-de-France

CGI: The store of the future in the heart of Lille

19 Oct 2018 | Front page, ICT

A close relationship, personalized offering, time savings… With its full-scale store of the future, Canada-based CGI is helping to create a unified buying process for consumers. Explanations.

Hauts-de-France

Lots of buzz online about the Hauts-de-France Region

05 Oct 2018 | Front page, A region on the move

The Hauts-de-France Region has been the subject of a digital communication campaign aimed at European business leaders since mid-July. After ten weeks of broadcasting on social networks, the time has come to...

Maroquinerie Thomas, Luxury, Arras, Hauts-de-France

Maroquinerie Thomas is investing €6M in a factory in Arras

03 Oct 2018 | Front page, Investment

Leading European luxury goods subcontractor Maroquinerie Thomas has chosen Hauts-de-France for its future manufacturing site, with plans to invest €6M and create more than 250 jobs within the next four years....

BASF, Agri-Production, Gravelines, Hauts-de-France

BASF invests €1M on its Gravelines site

26 Sep 2018 | Front page, Advanced Materials

BASF Agri-Production is a subsidiary of the German group BASF, which produces most of the crop protection products marketed by BASF France’s Agro division. The Gravelines plant is expanding its production...

investment, EcoPhos, Aliphos

EcoPhos reinvests €35 million back into Hauts-de-France

17 Sep 2018 | Front page, Investment

With the first EcoPhos factory in Dunkirk now up and running, the Belgian phosphate company is already planning to open a second one!

Decathlon inland waterway

Decathlon tests an inland waterway service between Duisburg and Delta 3

06 Sep 2018 | Front page, Green Business

After covering more than 10,000 km by train from China, Decathlon is diving into inland water transport to move its containers between Germany and Hauts-de-France.

IBM 2018 Hauts-de-France attractiveness

Hauts-de-France ranked France’s #1 region according to IBM

06 Sep 2018 | Front page, A region on the move

According to the annual study by IBM Global Business Services, the Hauts-de-France Region is the top region for foreign investments in France.

intelligence gathering, free tool, innovation

Innosphère: shared innovation monitoring platform

07 Aug 2018 | Front page, A region on the move

Innosphère is a platform from CCI Hauts-de-France that makes it easy to access information about innovation in the Region.