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services, CGI, IT

The Canadian CGI Group is setting up shop in Arras

22 May 2019 | Front page, ICT, Investment

CGI, a Canadian IT services group which already has a presence in Hauts-de-France, is opening its third regional office in Arras with plans to create 100 new jobs.

acpqualife, hps, online payment

ACPQualife expands its reach in Hauts-de-France

10 May 2019 | Front page, ICT, Investment

IT systems performance expert ACPQualife, a subsidiary of the international group HPS, has announced the opening of its sixth French office in Lille.

astrazeneca, Hauts de France, investment

AstraZeneca—a fixture in Hauts-de-France for over 25 years

25 Apr 2019 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Since arriving in Northern France in the early nineties, AstraZeneca has invested regularly in its Dunkerque site. Now the Anglo-Swedish biopharmaceutical giant has inaugurated a new €135 million expansion.

investments, jobs, hauts-de-france

Hauts-de-France ranked France’s 2nd-most attractive region in 2018

05 Apr 2019 | Front page, A region on the move, Investment

Once again, Hauts-de-France took high honors for foreign direct investment, ranking No. 2 in France for jobs and No. 1 for industrial projects. Learn more about our region’s attractiveness for business from...

procter & gamble, investment, france

Procter & Gamble’s latest investment in Amiens

29 Mar 2019 | Front page, Investment

After a global investment of €300M in five years, P&G is reinjecting €50M into its Amiens site. Read about the regional assets that convinced the leading multinational consumer goods company to invest...

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

The Faire Faces Institute: €16 million investment received in Amiens

04 Mar 2019 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

The Faire Faces Institute, slated to open a new dedicated site in 2021, will raise Hauts-de-France’s international standing as the home of Europe’s leading facial disfigurement research center.

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....