Agrifood logistics in Hauts-de-France

Did you know that the Häagen-Dazs ice cream enjoyed on the sun-drenched beaches of Rio de Janeiro is made in Hauts-de-France? Our region is an agrifood powerhouse, with everything you need for optimized distribution of your products across Europe and around the globe. Just ask the agrifood giants that have located both production plants and distribution sites in Hauts-de-France.

Agrifood logistics in Hauts-de-France

Did you know that the Häagen-Dazs ice cream enjoyed on the sun-drenched beaches of Rio de Janeiro is made in Hauts-de-France? Our region is an agrifood powerhouse, with everything you need for optimized distribution of your products across Europe and around the globe. Just ask the agrifood giants that have located both production plants and distribution sites in Hauts-de-France.

Major logistics hub for top names in agrifood

Many agrifood players have opted to set up their European and global logistics hubs near their production sites in Hauts-de-France:

  • Coca-Cola operates a distribution platform for France and the Benelux
  • McCain’s has a logistics center for southern Europe (France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece)
  • Häagen-Dazs has a worldwide hub serving over 90 countries around the globe.

Your agrifood logistics solution is here

Develop your own hub

Hauts-de-France has 13 million sq m of warehouse space—16% of the French total—including:

  • 600,000 sq m of state-of-the-art facilities, available now or in the near future (building permits granted).
  • 1.2 million sq m of refrigerated storage space, or 15% of total French capacity

In Hauts-de-France, you’ll also find a wide range of land options in industrial parks designed for growing logistics hubs.

  • large surfaces
  • with direct access to transport infrastructures

Want competitive costs? Come to Hauts-de-France

Want competitive costs? Come to Hauts-de-France ! 28% below the average for our European competitors: €42 to €46 sq m/year (before taxes and expenses; may vary with location and service package)

Source : BNP Paribas Real Estate Q1 2019

Cost of a warehouse around 40,000 sq m in size, HQE, on land with a suitable surface and 9.5 m usable height (€/sq m/year)

Sources: EY / NFI, 2020

Land prices are also very competitive.

Land purchase price per sq m (excl. taxes and expenses)

Sources : EY / NFI, 2020

Cut costs when you choose Hauts-de-France!

Find your future agrifood logistics provider here.

Our strategic location makes us the go-to place for logistics solutions

Enjoy exceptional access to Europe’s wealthiest consumer markets through an outstanding highway network linked directly to major European routes.

Double your impact: Hauts-de-France offers both a strategic location and a prime logistics network

Hauts-de-France is the only region bordering Europe’s large maritime ports—Le Havre, Antwerp and Rotterdam—and local infrastructure and logistics vectors ensure easy access. Our many sea links position you to import your raw materials and export your finished products anywhere in the world.

  1. Dunkerque France’s #3 port
  2. Calais: #1 port for shipments to the UK
  3. Le Havre
  4. Antwerp
  5. Rotterdam

2 of the service providers you’ll find here:

  • DunFresh has 28,000 sq m of temperature-controlled warehouses quayside in the port of Dunkerque.
  • D Fresh Logistics has 6,000 sq m of temperature-controlled warehouses quayside in the port of Dunkerque.

Are you a large-scale agrifood player looking to bring your logistics services together under one roof?

Close-up: Agrifood trade at the Port of Dunkerque

Dunkerque’s large sea port—GDPM—has links to destinations around the globe, with priority service between Asia and Northern Europe. It has also developed short-sea routes to ports in Northern Europe, North Africa and the Mediterranean.

  • #3 maritime port in France and one of the largest in Europe
  • #1 port in France for trade in fruit and vegetables—a competitive edge for your agrifood logistics. Example: DunFresh has 28,000 sq m of temperature-controlled warehouse space adjacent to the Port of Dunkerque’s container terminal. Sea links via refrigerated containers to:
    • French West Indies
    • West Africa
    • South America
  • Steep rise in container traffic: 422,000 TEU in 2018

Container traffic

  • Major logistics platform for grain (1.43 MT in 2018) and sugar (208,000 T in 2018)

Close-up: Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer

This Hauts-de-France port is unique in Europe for its seafood logistics infrastructure, including:

  • A rail freight terminal quayside, serving over 100 destinations in France and the rest of Europe.
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Belgium
    • Netherlands
    • Luxembourg
    • Switzerland
    • Monaco
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • and more

Specialized service providers right here in the region

Don’t miss this opportunity to position your company in France’s #1 region for food exports.

Learn more about tapping our qualified labor pool, leveraging our R&D capabilities and getting started in Hauts-de-France.