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Investment in Northern France : All news

Yutong Bus opens a European Spare Parts Centre in Lens

05 Aug 2020 |

The opening of the first warehouse in Europe marks an important step in the Yutong Bus Group's global strategic development.

[Translate to Anglais:] CargoBeamer : nouvelle plateforme logistique à Calais

CargoBeamer: a new multi-modal terminal in Calais

23 Jul 2020 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

Germany’s CargoBeamer invests €30 million in Hauts-de-France to build a road-rail terminal, consolidating the region’s position as a vital logistics hub.

Automotive: BYD sets up in France with Nord France Invest

BYD: becoming the leader in electric mobility in Europe

21 Jul 2020 | Front page, Mobility, A region on the move

Following extensive research before expanding into in Europe, China’s leading producer of electric buses chose the Hauts-de-France. Discover the stages of their set up in France.

[Translate to Anglais:] Droit du travail en France, quelle souplesse pour l’employeur ?

[LABOUR LAW] is the framework too rigid for employers?

17 Jul 2020 |

Contrary to what one might think, French labour regulations do offer a certain amount of flexibility. Everything you need to know, with Caroline Barbe, Labour and Employment lawyer at Solucial

8 preconceived ideas that are depriving you of great opportunities in France

Get rid of stereotypes about doing business in France!

17 Jul 2020 |

Outdated ideas may be robbing you of some great business opportunities.

It’s time to meet the real France.


automobile, toyota, Yaris

Toyota Onnaing: Four generations of Yaris

16 Jan 2020 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

Everyone is talking about the fact that the Toyota plant at Onnaing near Valenciennes will produce the brand's all-new SUV, but it is also the home of the Yaris in Europe, from the car’s first generation to...

[THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY] 8 myths debunked: why it makes sense to invest in France

[THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY] 8 myths debunked: why it makes sense to invest in France

29 Jun 2020 | Mobility, Front page

“French labour costs are too high.” “The French don't work enough.” “High taxes are a killer for companies based in France.” Discover in 8 key points what prevents you from taking advantage of France's...

GFG Alliance’s acquisition of Durisotti, renewed sustainability

Durisotti, confidence regained

01 Jul 2020 | Front page, Mobility, A region on the move

One year on, what benefit has Durisotti derived from its takeover by the British GFG Alliance? And what effect has Covid had on the newly acquired company?

The B-Clamp, an innovative anti-obesity device at CHU Lille.

Obesity: Lille’s University Hospital (CHU) becomes a European pilot site

29 Jun 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

With state of the art technology, Lille’s CHU is experimenting with a new procedure in the fight against obesity: the B-Clamp. The first of its kind in Europe.

Agriculture, massey ferguson, agco, beauvais

Beauvais, Massey Ferguson's global home

22 Jun 2020 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

Established in Hauts-de-France in 1960 through Massey Ferguson, the American company AGCO (the leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery and solutions) has invested more than €250 million in the past 8...

NutrEvent, agri-food industry, food, health

NutrEvent, the unmissable Nutrition and Health event

05 Jun 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

The European Nutrition and Health event returns to Lille on 20 and 21 October around the theme of “One Health”. Why should you attend?

covid19, coronavirus, institut pasteur, lille, BCG, vaccine

COVID19: Lille’s Pasteur Institute joins the fight

15 Apr 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

In Hauts-de-France, the fight against COVID19 involves research. A team from Lille’s Pasteur Institute has been working hard to find a cure since the beginning of the crisis.

toyota, automotive, SUV

Toyota: A second model goes into production in Hauts-de-France!

15 Jan 2020 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

For 25 years, the Toyota factory in Onnaing has produced the group’s iconic Yaris model. France's number one city car will now be sharing its home with a new SUV model: the Yaris Cross!

Pharmaceuticals, Vygon, AstraZeneca, SGD Pharma, covid, lockdown

COVID: Healthcare companies swing into action in Hauts-de-France

07 May 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Unlike other sectors, it's been business as usual for healthcare companies in Hauts-de-France as they have continued their activity and even started preparing for the easing of lockdown; SGD Pharma is a prime...

COViD, coronavirus, solidarity, roquette, ovh, decathlon

COVID: Hauts-de-France is mobilising #2

30 Mar 2020 | Front page, A region on the move

The wave of solidarity continues in Hauts-de-France. Companies such as Roquette, Lemahieu and even OVH are joining the fight against the coronavirus.

covid, hydro-alcoholic gel, mask, LVMH

COVID: Hauts-de-France is mobilising

24 Mar 2020 | Front page, A region on the move

Switching production in favour of masks and disinfectant gel, material donations to fight isolation... here we focus on regional companies that are taking part in the “war effort”.

Covid , support system, government

COVID19: list of implemented measures

20 Mar 2020 | Front page, A region on the move

In an effort to help your business cope with this exceptional and unprecedented period, Nord France Invest has listed for you various measures implemented by the Government, BPI France and the Hauts-de-France...

lesaffre, yeast, r&d

Lesaffre: An international campus in Hauts-de-France

13 Mar 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

The global leader in yeast production continues to invest in the region and has just announced the construction of a new site dedicated principally to R&D.

beer, international agricultural show, brewing

The International Agricultural Show: 36 regional beers win awards

05 Mar 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

With 9 more beers than in 2019, Hauts-de-France is now ranked at the top of the Best Beer category in the 2020 General Agricultural Competition.

aerospace, plane, space

Hauts-de-France launches its aerospace brand

27 Feb 2020 | Front page, Mobility, A region on the move

With Aer’Hauts-de-France, the Hauts-de-France region is seeking to unite the aerospace industry’s key players with a common strategy. It aims to give the sector a boost in development.