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Investment in Northern France : All news

Heineken, Mons-en-Barœul, investment

Heineken invests €8 million at Hauts-de-France site

13 Mar 2018 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Dutch brewer Heineken continues to expand in France and is now set to invest €20m in its three French sites in 2018. That includes €8.3m earmarked for its largest French brewery, located in Hauts-de-France.

rail, investment, Outreau Technologies

€40m investment in Outreau Technologies

06 Mar 2018 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

Acquired in 2013 by Germany’s Vossloh Cogifer, the rail manufacturer will receive €40 million in investments through 2020.

cybersecurity, IBM, hauts de france

IBM opens cybersecurity center in Hauts-de-France

27 Feb 2018 | Front page, ICT, Investment

IBM chose Lille to host its French Security Operations Center (SOC), a state-of-the-art 24/7 hub serving companies in France and their foreign subsidiaries.

refresco, investment, agrifood

Refresco announces major investment in Hauts-de-France

19 Feb 2018 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Refresco is starting work on a new production and logistics facility in Hauts-de-France to replace its existing plant in the region.

Häagen-Dazs, ice cream, bars

Häagen-Dazs launches mini-bars

13 Feb 2018 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Häagen-Dazs is set to invest €14 billion to produce mini ice cream bars at its plant in Hauts-de-France, near Arras.

Prysmian Draka Filéca, aerospace, investment

Prysmian Draka Filéca invests in Beauvais plant

30 Jan 2018 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

The world leader in energy and telecom cables is investing €7 million at its site in Hauts-de-France to shift production of key raw materials in-house.

Schaeffler Calais

Schaeffler set for a good year in Calais

29 Jan 2018 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

In a vote of confidence for its Hauts-de-France plant, Schaeffler opts to shift chain drive production from the US to Calais and export back to the American market.

automobile, toyota, investment

Toyota Valenciennes: €300M investment and 700 jobs

24 Jan 2018 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

During a visit to the Toyota plant in Hauts-de-France on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed a €300 million investment to modernize the facility.

Dunkerque Aluminium, Liberty House, GFG Alliance

Liberty House moves to acquire Aluminium Dunkerque

19 Jan 2018 | Front page, Advanced Materials, Investment

GFG Alliance—the holding company for Liberty House—is set to acquire the Aluminium Dunkerque plant in Hauts-de-France for $500 million, and the British group is already planning more investments.

animation, film, Emile Awards

Emile Awards shine spotlight on Hauts-de-France

19 Dec 2017 | ICT, Front page, A region on the move

On December 8, Lille hosted the first Emile Awards, honoring Europe’s finest animated films—and underscoring the region’s role as a rising star in the industry.

museum, culture, hauts-de-france

Louvre-Lens Museum celebrates fifth anniversary

07 Dec 2017 | Front page, A region on the move

Since opening in December 2012, Louvre-Lens has welcomed nearly 2.8 million visitors, making it one of France’s top three regional museums and No. 1 in Hauts-de-France.

investment, glass production, luxury goods

Verescence renovates glassworks at Mers-les-Bains

01 Dec 2017 | Front page, Investment

The world’s leading maker of luxury glass bottles has earmarked €30 million to revamp its sites in Hauts-de-France. First up: an overhaul of the glassworks’ largest furnace, now completed.

Vandeputte, settled in, household cleaning products

Vandeputte opens green, high-tech facility in Hauts-de-France

01 Dec 2017 | Front page, Green Business, Investment

Belgium’s Vandeputte, specialized in eco-friendly cleaning products, chose France to ramp up production with a €10 million plant.

[Translate to Anglais:] étude attractivité Hauts-de-France

Who’s investing in Hauts-de-France?

23 Jan 2018 | Front page

Did you know that one in 10 employees in Hauts-de-France works for a foreign-owned company? Download our 2017 report on international investment in the region for all the facts and figures.

Wuhan-Dourges freight line

New Wuhan-Dourges rail link for Décathlon

09 Nov 2017 | Front page, Mobility, A region on the move

On Monday, November 20, a freight train from China will pull into the Décathlon warehouse in Dourges, launching a new weekly rail service between Hauts-de-France and Wuhan, in eastern China.

Croda, investment, chemicals

Croda’s long-term investment strategy

03 Nov 2017 | Front page, Investment

Specialty chemicals group Croda has invested steadily in its Hauts-de-France manufacturing site since 2006—most recently in a new production line to optimize profitability.

Lille, design, world capital

Lille named World Design Capital 2020

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

The World Design Organization has spoken, choosing Lille—in competition with Sydney—as the next World Design Capital from 2020 to 2022!

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. Tourcoing renews commitment to Tourcoing

09 Oct 2017 | Front page, Investment, Customer services 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.