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Who can benefit from the NFI services?

4 specific cases:
  • Foreign companies in all sectors looking to expand in Hauts-de-France
  • French companies with no site in Hauts-de-France
  • Hauts-de-France companies with a succession plan
  • Foreign-owned companies in Hauts-de-France with a development project
Our services are not intended for :
  • French or international self-employed entrepreneurs
  • French companies wishing to export
  • International companies seeking distribution networks only

Why as the help of Nord France Invest?

Nord France Invest provides you with completely tailored, free of charge and confidential support. We centralize all the information you need to analyze your project. We facilitate your process to find a site, partners or land. We organize site visits. We accelerate your networking with future regional partners. Find out more about the agency's services on this page.

What type of project can support you in?

The agency supports job-creating investment projects. The nature of projects varies according to 3 main categories:
  • Start-up projects
  • Expansion of existing sites in the region
  • takeovers of regional businesses by international companies.
Nord France Invest's services are not aimed at capital investments.
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Potatoes and other vegetables

in Hauts-de-France

Hauts-de-France is one of France's leading agri-food regions, with a strong specialisation in vegetables. From Bonduelle to national and international leaders, companies in the sector benefit from the region's advantages: high-quality and nearby resources, access to markets and ports, competitive labour and costs.
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Source your products
Made in France

As one of France’s top agrifood regions, Hauts-de-France is a major hub for processing vegetables and potatoes. Some top names are settled in Hauts-de-France, such as Bonduelle, Ardo, McCain, Greenyard and more recently Clarebout or Ecofrost. We’ve got direct access to quality raw material resources, direct access to markets and transport infrastructures, skilled and productive workforce, attractive operating costs: all these assets contribute to the development of this sector and its companies in the region.


  • 970Kt of vegetables produced per year
  • + 100 cooperatives


  • 1st Region in France for potatoes production
  • + 3,7Mt potatoes grown in 2022
  • + 8500 farms
  • + 60% of France's production


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Hauts-de-France is France’s #1 region
of potato production

France’s #1 region for potato production, with

  • 62% of the national harvest
  • 3.7 million tons grown in 2022

Direct access to the potatoes you need

Growth opportunities
from production to packaging


Come to Hauts-de-France to see how your business can grow. Hauts-de-France is strategically located in the heartland of NEPG, the North-western European Potato Growers association, whose members account for 60% of total European output.

You’ll find:

  • sites offering growers room to expand, including farmland, fields for seed potatoes (now an increasingly popular crop in their own right), widespread use of irrigation, and long-term storage facilities.
  • professional growers who are highly trained, well equipped, and increasingly willing to commit to fixed-price contracts, in some cases with multi-year terms.

We’re also the #1 potato-processing region in France, including:

  • 70% of all French fries made in the country
  • over 30 companies specializing in the potato business, among them world-class players


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Seize the opportunity to set-up
in the #1 French region for the exports of agrifood products

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