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Investment in Northern France : All news

Business seminar in India

Connecting with business leaders in Pune

13 Dec 2016 | Front page, Promotion, A region on the move

Indian business leaders set to learn about opportunities in Hauts-de-France at a seminar presented by Nord France Invest in Pune on December 13.

Higher education in Hauts-de-France

Top of the class: Hauts-de-France excels in higher education

06 Dec 2016 | Front page, A region on the move

Tomorrow’s talent: the many nationally and internationally renowned institutions of higher learning in Hauts-de-France give this region France’s fourth largest student population—a valuable pipeline for the...

AgeingFit—a convention dedicated to senior health

AgeingFit—the first convention for senior health innovation

05 Dec 2016 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

AgeingFit, the first international business convention for innovation in the silver economy and silver health, will be held in February 2017 with support from Eurasanté, a center of excellence for biology,...

Hauts-de-France responds to Brexit with Welcome Home campaign

Hauts-de-France to British neighbors: Welcome Home!

05 Dec 2016 | Front page, Promotion, A region on the move

Hauts-de-France has developed an advertising campaign designed specifically for British business leaders. Dubbed “Welcome Home,” it stresses how close our region is to the UK—and how easy it is to invest here...

Heineken brewery at Mons-en-Baroeul is the Dutch group’s largest in France

New expansion for Heineken brewery in Northern France

28 Nov 2016 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

A new production line is now on tap at Heineken France’s largest brewery as the beer giant continues to innovate and grow in Hauts-de-France.

MBK: Yamaha’s factory in Saint-Quentin

MBK’s winning strategy

23 Nov 2016 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

In the mobility sector, one scooter manufacturer stands out—and you’ll find them in Saint-Quentin, right here in Hauts-de-France. Innovative flair and market adaptability have made MBK Yamaha’s top factory in...

Excellence in education sets Northern France apart

IÉSEG wins international accreditation from AMBA

14 Oct 2016 | Front page, A region on the move

IÉSEG School of Management—a Lille institution for 50 years—has won accreditation from the prestigious UK-based Association of MBAs (AMBA), earning a place among the best business programs in the world.

Amazon Northern France

Amazon expands in Hauts-de-France

14 Oct 2016 | Front page, Investment, Mobility

Once again, Northern France is the e-commerce giant’s region of choice.

New e-health cluster in Amiens

Amiens launches Europe’s largest e-health simulation center

23 Sep 2016 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

The city of Amiens is home to the Bloc, a dedicated health technology cluster that includes SimUsanté, Europe’s largest simulation center. The project is designed to structure the local health ecosystem,...

Two new vaccines to be produced at GSK’s Saint-Amand-les-Eaux plant

GSK to produce two new vaccines at Saint-Amand-les-Eaux site

21 Sep 2016 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

For years GSK’s plant in Northern France has worked to raise its profile as one of the pharmaceutical group’s strategic assets. Mission accomplished: two new vaccines will soon be rolling off its production...

Amaris scores a success in Northern France

Northern France site a success for Amaris

19 Sep 2016 | Front page, Investment

In 2015 Amaris opened a new office in Northern France. After just one year, results have been so positive that the Switzerland-based consulting firm now plans to expand its business in the region.

Evertree, renewable chemicals, has a pilot plant in Compiègne.

Evertree: The new branch of plant chemistry

14 Sep 2016 | Front page, Advanced Materials, Investment

Evertree, a new company dedicated to reducing harmful chemicals, has developed a rapeseed-based additive that can replace the formaldehyde traditionally used to manufacture wood composite panels. It's new....

Metal 3D printing in Northern France

3D-MetalPrint—making perfect metal parts

07 Sep 2016 | Front page, A region on the move

In 2015 Maxime Hugues launched a new company specializing in additive metal manufacturing. One year on, his business supplies highly complex parts to leading manufacturers. We asked him to tell us about...

Immune InsighT at Lille's Institut Pasteur

New biopharma start-up at Lille's Institut Pasteur

10 Aug 2016 | Health Nutrition, A region on the move

A revolutionary start-up has just seen the light of day at the Institut Pasteur campus in Lille. Immune InsighT is a biotech business specialized in analyses to confirm new drug candidates are safe. The...

C&D Foods acquires Continentale Nutrition

C&D Foods acquires Continentale Nutrition

09 Aug 2016 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

In purchasing the French pet food company, Ireland’s C&D Foods is taking its European strategy to a whole new level. Under the terms of the deal, C&D will retain 275 employees and invest €60 million in...

Valenciennes-based Rubika produces new animation

Rubika captures the spotlight—again

03 Aug 2016 | Front page, ICT, A region on the move

Supinfocom Rubika, Northern France’s world-class incubator for animation and the digital arts, has proven its excellence once again, winning a new award at an international animation seminar in Los Angeles.

Philippe VASSEUR – Northern France

Philippe Vasseur accepts new role in Northern France

13 Jul 2016 | Front page, A region on the move

Philippe Vasseur has been named Special Commissioner for the Revitalization and Re-Industrialization of Northern France—the latest in a series of high-profile positions. The appointment brings new resources to...

China’s Yongsheng Group acquires Desseilles

Yongsheng acquires luxury lacemaker Desseilles

07 Jul 2016 | Front page, Advanced Materials

After more than century of producing quality lace, Calais-based Desseilles was struggling to survive when Nord France Invest stepped in to recruit buyers. A look back at the acquisition that saved a legendary...

Safran and Air France in Northern France

Aviation: Safran and Air France build new plant near Valenciennes

30 Jun 2016 | Front page, Investment

In the past, Safran and Air France-KLM have outsourced aircraft engine repairs to foreign suppliers. But now this component of the aviation industry is relocating to Northern France.

Jeumont Electric—Northern France

Defense: Jeumont Electric motors for Australian submarines

22 Jun 2016 | Front page, Advanced Materials

Following the selection of French naval contractor DCNS as preferred partner for Australia's next-generation submarine program—a hefty €34bn in all—Jeumont Electric expects to supply the main motors. More on...