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Scapartois - logistics - Northern France

Logistics expert Scapartois ramps up in Northern France

22 Jun 2015 | Mobility

The Scapartois logistics hub near Arras in Northern France is thriving, with a €20 million investment set to expand existing surface area by one-third.

forum on european automotive in Lille Region 2013

Forum on European Automotive industry in Lille Region

29 May 2015 | Front page, Mobility

On June 25, over 200 attendees and 30 international experts will gather in Lille to discuss the future of mobility at FEAL, one of Europe’s leading events for the automotive industry.

Toyota Onnaing - automotive - Lille Region

Northerners promoted to leading auto industry positions

22 Apr 2015 | A region on the move, Mobility

Automakers in Northern France—the country's no. 2 region for the automotive industry as a whole—have long been acknowledged for their expertise. Both Toyota and equipment-maker Toyota Boshoku have now shown...

Orchestra Arras - logistics - Nord France Invest - Lille Region

Children’s apparel specialist Orchestra to build new hub in Arras

13 Apr 2015 | Investment, ICT, Mobility

Unique accessibility and a dense yet flexible transportation infrastructure make Northern France a top choice for logistics operations. After welcoming e-commerce powerhouses Amazon and 3SI, Lille Region is...

MG Valdunes - Rail - Lille Region

MA Steel group invests in French rail supplier Valdunes

31 Oct 2014 | Investment, Mobility

China’s MA Steel acquires Valdunes, specialized in the supply and maintenance of high-performance axles, wheels and wheelsets for the rail industry.

Dispeo - logistics - Lille Region

Dispeo wins logistics contract with

07 Oct 2014 | A region on the move, Mobility

Within a year of opening France’s largest order-picking center, Dispeo has signed a major contract with, a leader in European online retail.

Five strategic reasons for Toyota’s success in Lille Region

13 Aug 2014 | A region on the move, Mobility

Toyota has been present in Lille Region since 1998, when it first invested in a factory that employed 2,000 workers and produced 150,000 vehicles a year. In 2014 the plant will turn out 230,000 vehicles, and...

bombardier - railway - Lille region

SNCF honors Bombardier’s Lille Region production site with 2014 trophy

07 Aug 2014 | A region on the move, Mobility

SNCF Director of Rolling Stock Jean-Marc Larivoire visited the Crespin plant in early July and personally presented employees with SNCF’s trophy in the Best Manufacturer and Site category.

Lille Region - Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel delivers record year in 2013

28 Apr 2014 | A region on the move, Mobility

Eurotunnel posted a record year in 2013, with sales up 12% and more than 20 million passengers travelling through the Channel Tunnel.

Lille Region - Thalys - Lille - Amsterdam

Lille-Amsterdam in 2h40 with Thalys

14 Apr 2014 | A region on the move, Mobility

Thalys introduces all-new direct service between Lille and the Dutch capital, with high-speed trains leaving Lille-Europe station and stopping at Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Schiphol and Amsterdam.

Lille Region - Toyota

Toyota Motor Manufacturing France to start 3-shift operations to meet Yaris demand

05 Mar 2014 | Investment, Mobility

Success of Yaris sales, particularly Yaris Hybrid, lead to increased production plan of 15% to 220,000 units for calendar year 2014. 500 additional staff to be recruited, bringing total employment to 4,000.

Del Monte - Dunkerque - Lille Region

Food Industry giant Del Monte chooses Dunkirk

27 Jan 2014 | A region on the move, Mobility

From January 2014 Del Monte France will import its cargos of bananas from Cameroon via the Port of Dunkirk, using CMA CGM’s PC Hebdo line which serves Europe from the West Coast of Africa.

Shuhei TOYODA - TOYOTA BOSHOKU - Lille Region

Toyota Boshoku president inducted into Légion d’Honneur

13 Dec 2013 | A region on the move, Mobility

Shuhei Toyoda, President of Toyota Boshoku Corporation, was made a Chevalier in France’s prestigious Légion d’Honneur on December 10, in a ceremony at the Résidence de France in Tokyo.

Kubota - Dunkerque - tractor - set up - Lille Region

Japan’s Kubota Corporation announces plans to locate new plant in Lille Region

05 Dec 2013 | Investment, Front page, Mobility

After considering several sites in different European countries Japan’s Kubota Group has announced that it will build a €40 million tractor assembly plant in Bierne, near Dunkerque, France.

Schaeffler - Automotive parts - chain drives - automotive- Lille Region

Schaeffler opens new plant

02 Dec 2013 | Investment, Mobility

Automotive parts manufacturer Schaeffler invests €20 million in move to larger premises, expanding from 22,000 sq m to 41,000 sq m and revamping production.

Transalley - European Rail Awards - sustainable mobility - transport - railway - Lille Region

Transalley nominated for European Rail Awards in London

22 Nov 2013 | A region on the move, Mobility

Transalley, the transport and sustainable mobility technology park, was nominated for a European Rail Award in an inaugural ceremony celebrating successful European rail projects.

Forum of European Automotive industry in Lille region

Lille Region to host European automotive industry forum

01 Oct 2013 | Front page, A region on the move, Mobility

November 14: On the road to 2030!

3SI - order preparation hub - dispeo - Lille Region

3SI Group opens France’s largest order preparation hub to serve e-commerce in Lille Region

23 Sep 2013 | A region on the move, Mobility

3SI Group, formerly 3 Suisses International, has just opened a state-of-the art order preparation hub in Hem, outside Lille. The new facility is the largest of its kind in France.

Gifi - distribution hub -retailer for the home - warehouse -  Lille Region

Gifi to set up distribution hub near Douai

12 Aug 2013 | Investment, Mobility

The leading first-price non food retailer for the home and family in France Gifi has announced plans to build a new 72,000 sq m distribution center near Douai. The facility is scheduled to open in early 2015...

Mac Andrews - port of Dunkirk - Lille Region

New sea link between Dunkirk and Portugal

13 Jun 2013 | A region on the move, Mobility

The port of Dunkirk welcomes a new service by Mac Andrews to and from Portugal. A development promoting the transport of goods to Southern Europe.