Häagen-Dazs invests €16 million to expand in the Hauts-de-France region.
American ice cream producer, Häagens-Dazs, expands its site near Arras with a new production line
The ice cream sector recorded a 10% growth in turnover in 2020, a year marked by Covid and lockdowns.
With ice cream consumption booming, the Häagen-Dazs plant at Tilloy-lès-Mofflaines has decided to expand its 1,100m2 site to launch a new production line next summer. The extension will create forty new jobs.
The plant currently produces almost 80 million litres of ice cream per year and has 480 employees.
Häagen-Dazs and Arras, a 30-year history
Next year the Häagen-Dazs plant, built in Tilloy-lès-Mofflaines in the early 1990s, will celebrate 30 years in Hauts-de-France.
The ice cream giant made a conscious decision to locate here due to:
- A strategic geographical location at the heart of Northern Europe allowing for swifter trade
- A location in France’s 3rd largest agrifood region and a thriving agricultural environment
- Availability of high-quality ingredients throughout the year that meet the group’s demanding standards
Stakeholder support for the project
Nord France invest was involved in financial engineering for the investment, which is backed by the Region and Arras Urban Community.
Tips : The Häagen-Dazs plant will open its doors to the general public on 18 and 19 November as part of its “Discover what you eat” program, giving an unprecedented insider’s look around.