The mobility sector in Hauts-de-France

Mobility is a strategic industry in Hauts-de-France. As one of France’s top industrial regions, we’re one of Europe’s transport leaders, with powerful production and innovation capacity to develop ever greener trains, planes and automobiles­—and ever higher performance. Learn more about opportunities for your business in Hauts-de-France.

The mobility sector in Hauts-de-France

Mobility is a strategic industry in Hauts-de-France. As one of France’s top industrial regions, we’re one of Europe’s transport leaders, with powerful production and innovation capacity to develop ever greener trains, planes and automobiles­—and ever higher performance. Learn more about opportunities for your business in Hauts-de-France.

Our rich automaking tradition

The automobile is still the most popular means of mobility. And Hauts-de-France is not only France’s #1 automaking region, but a leading player in Europe. We’re strategically located in the very heart of the European auto industry, with Toyota, Renault, PSA and other global champions operating here, and nearly 2/3 of Europe’s automotive subcontractors within 500 km.

Electric vehicles—on the road to green mobility in Hauts-de-France

Today green mobility isn’t just an idea, it’s a reality. And Hauts-de-France is on the front line of the ecological transition, with business booming in

  • non-rechargeable hybrid vehicles,
  • rechargeable hybrid vehicles, and
  • electric vehicles.

Our entire automotive industry is seizing new opportunities, as automakers and equipment manufacturers join forces to reinvent the sector.

A hub for the European rail industry

Rail is a critical component of mass mobility and the heart of tomorrow’s transport systems. Our region is a leader in France and a hub for the European rail sector, with global champions such as Bombardier, Alstom and Siemens headlining an ultra-high-performance rail industry. We’re also home to dedicated organizations doing the R&D work that’s vital for successful production.

Major French aeronautics cluster

The aeronautics sector—an essential component of long-distance mobility—is reinventing itself at speed. In Hauts-de-France, we’re fostering the synergies between innovators and aircraft manufacturers that are critical to the industry’s growth

SKF, Stelia, Safran, Dassault and other global leaders are already doing business here, making the region a true aeronautics cluster.