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Investment in Northern France : All news

Drink, yeast, Fermentis, Lesaffre

Lesaffre launches the Fermentis Academy

19 Feb 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Fermentation specialist Lesaffre is investing in its historic Hauts-de-France site by building a centre where professionals and specialists can meet and experiment with beverage fermentation, especially wines,...

aquaculture, pure salmon, investiment

Pure Salmon: invests €175M to set up salmon farm in Hauts-de-France

10 Feb 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Pure Salmon plans to open the largest RAS* aquaculture salmon farm in Europe in Boulogne-sur Mer, creating160 new jobs.

Investment, industry, attractiveness

Hauts-de-France attracts industrial projects

04 Feb 2020 | Front page, Investment, A region on the move

Like the country itself, the Hauts-de-France region is once again at the top of its game and is ranked number one for industrial investment nationally in the EY 2020 survey of how attractive France is to...

choose France, investing, coca-cola, astrazeneca

Choose France: investment projects announced for Dunkirk

22 Jan 2020 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Coca-Cola and AstraZeneca announce major investments in the Hauts-de-France region at the third Choose France summit.

automotive, FEAL, mobility

FEAL: the meeting place for automotive professionals

16 Jan 2020 | Front page, Mobility, A region on the move

The unmissable event for the international automotive industry returns in June 2020. But what actually is FEAL?

automotive, toyota, yaris

Toyota at the heart of France’s number one automotive region

17 Jan 2020 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

With a base in Hauts-de-France for more than 20 years, Toyota recognises that the region has many advantages for the automotive sector. The fact they chose to launch two new models there proves it!

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...

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!

automotive, electric car, batteries

PSA: Could Hauts-de-France get a gigafactory?

08 Jan 2020 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

The Hauts-de-France region has entered into exclusive negotiations with the automotive group Peugeot-Citroën to build a battery factory near Lens.

IT, IA, Brandquad, euratechnologies

France: Brandquad moves to Lille and Paris

20 Dec 2019 | Front page, ICT, Investment

The Russian data management startup has chosen to base its head office in Hauts-de-France and announced the creation of about 40 IT jobs within two years.

BASF, chemistry, weedkiller

Agricultural transition: BASF invests €6M in Hauts-de-France

13 Dec 2019 | Front page, Investment

As the company renews its product ranges, more warehouse and logistics space is needed at the Gravelines site. This move is part of an overall strategy to transition to agroecology.

luxury cosmetics, verescence

Verescence: a €60M investment in Hauts-de-France

28 Nov 2019 | Front page, Investment

London-based Stirling Square acquired a stake in the company at the start of the year, invest-ing €122M in the Verescence 2022 project. €60M of this is destined for its historic Mers-les-Bains site in...

Hauts-de-France, Attractiveness

Hauts-de-France a winner in first ever Choose France Awards

22 Nov 2019 | Front page, A region on the move, Promotion

Hauts-de-France won the prize for “regional attractiveness” at the first ever Choose France Awards, organised by Business France in Paris, on November 21.

agro-alimentaire, aromes, metarom, R&D agri-foods, flavourings, metarom, R&D

Metarom: a new R&D space in Amiens

14 Nov 2019 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

Metarom, the flavourings and caramel specialist for the food industry, has unveiled a new 500m² R&D space in Hauts-de-France as it continues to expand internationally.

veterinary, Inovet, investment

Inovet invests €26M in Hauts-de-France

05 Nov 2019 | Front page, Investment

Thanks to this investment, veterinary pharmaceutical products specialist Biové (Inovet Group) aims to triple production capacity within five years.

Freight, logistics flow, maritime transport, Calais, Tilbury

Daily maritime link between Calais and Tilbury

29 Oct 2019 | Front page, A region on the move

The maritime route between the Hauts-de-France and the United Kingdom has been further strengthened with P&O Ferries’ launch of a daily freight service between Calais and Tilbury, a port situated at the...

gaming, bigben, video games, IT

A new gaming hub in Hauts-de-France

22 Oct 2019 | Front page, ICT, Investment

Bigben, a key player in the French multimedia sector, has outsourced its gaming hub/video games to a new company - Nacon

Saica, recycling, energy transition, investment

Saica invests €41M in its Aisne site

16 Oct 2019 | Front page, Green Business, Investment

Saica, the Spanish specialist in recycling paper for corrugated cardboard, is upgrading its Aisne plant in the Hauts-de-France region with the installation of a boiler that meets Rev3 energy transition...

plastics industry, alkor, acquisition

AlkorDraka taken over by a Canadian company

02 Oct 2019 | Front page, Advanced Materials, Investment

The industrial pride of Picardy, based in the Oise region, and Alkor Medical Tubing have been taken over by Canadian General Tower.

Investment, jobs, appeal

IBM report ranks Hauts-de-France as France’s #2 region for investment

01 Oct 2019 | Front page, A region on the move

Hauts-de-France’s reputation as an attractive region for businesses has been confirmed by being ranked second for foreign direct investment (FDI) in France. The region is also holding its own against major...