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Investment in Northern France : All news - page 2

Rail industry in Northern France—Faiveley’s contracts

Rail news: Faiveley wins contracts worth €60m

31 May 2016 | Mobility, A region on the move

French rail systems specialist Faiveley Transport has won a series of contracts with Bombardier Transport to outfit 355 train cars recently ordered by Belgium’s SNCB.

Logistics are big in Northern France

Calling all logistics professionals

27 May 2016 | Mobility, A region on the move

Four top global experts in logistics will take the stage in Northern France on May 31 to share methods and insights, at an event co-organized by Euralogistic and Fapics

Close ties link Port of Rotterdam and Ports de Lille

23 May 2016 | A region on the move, Mobility

Rotterdam Port Connector and Ports de Lille celebrate link-up—and invite you to a special event in Seclin on May 26.

Hospihome —the latest in the Concept Room series

18 May 2016 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Driven by Lille’s University Center Hospital (CHRU) and some 50 health-oriented companies in the Clubster Santé network, the Concept Room initiative has just unveiled Hospihome, its latest project. This...

Croda invests in Northern France

Croda invests €18 million in Northern France

12 May 2016 | Front page, Investment, Advanced Materials

Britain’s Croda—creating, making and selling specialty chemicals worldwide—celebrates groundbreaking for a new alkoxylation facility at its site in Chocques.

Northern France a key production region for PSA Group

PSA Group bounces back in Northern France

28 Apr 2016 | Mobility

PSA Group—formerly PSA Peugeot-Citroën—is back to center stage, powered by its “Push to pass” strategy. With recovery now underway, the future looks bright for the company and its three production sites in...

OVH invests €1bn to grow

OVH unveils plans for €1bn expansion

08 Apr 2016 | ICT, A region on the move

OVH, Europe’s leading web hosting company, has just unveiled a massive five-year investment program totaling nearly €1 billion. Aim: expand its international reach and consolidate existing data centers.

Northern France IT team wins

3D Duo wins MAGIC prize in Monaco

08 Apr 2016 | ICT, A region on the move

Northern France-based 3D Duo took top honors for its video game “Epic Loon” at the 2016 edition of the Monaco Anime Game International Conference (MAGIC).

Healthcare innovation in Northern France

Major innovation in fight against pleural cancer

05 Apr 2016 | Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Lille hospital plays a key role in new treatment for pleural cancer.

AstraZeneca invests €135m in Dunkirk plant

Astrazeneca announces historic investment in Northern France

01 Apr 2016 | A region on the move, Health Nutrition

Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced plans to invest €135m in its Dunkerque production facility, which specializes in treatments for respiratory diseases. The investment is the largest...

McCain chooses port of Dunkerque for shifts export base

McCain shifts export base to port of Dunkerque

31 Mar 2016 | Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Canada-based McCain Foods has traditionally shipped its frozen French fries to Middle East export markets through Antwerp, Belgium. But now the potato giant’s containers will leave Europe from the French port...

New hiring incentive: zero employer contributions on salaries

01 Apr 2016 | A region on the move

Under a new measure to boost hiring and make SMEs more competitive, businesses can recoup up to 100% of employer contributions for new hires. Here’s how it works.

2015 Annual Report: Foreign Investment in France

International investment in France—stronger than ever in 2015

29 Mar 2016 | A region on the move

Business France’s review of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2015 ranks host regions across France, with statistics that confirm the country’s appeal for foreign-owned businesses.

Northern France becomes Hauts-de-France

Hauts-de-France: Our region gets a new name

01 Apr 2016 | Front page, A region on the move

On March 14, Northern France was renamed Hauts-de-France. Learn more about the name change and our new, expanded region.

ArcelorMittal will invest €40 million in its Dunkerque steel mill

ArcelorMittal announces major investment in Northern France

11 Mar 2016 | Investment, Front page, Advanced Materials

Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal has announced that it will invest €40 million in its Northern France sites—yet another sign of the region’s key role in this global steelmaker’s strategy.

Healthcare innovation in Northern France

Healthcare: World’s smallest pacemaker implanted in Lille

10 Mar 2016 | Front page, A region on the move, Health Nutrition

Medtronic’s Micra TPS is the world’s smallest pacemaker. After years of research by its US manufacturer, the device has recently been implanted in patients in France—starting in Lille.

Northern France shines again at CES2016

Region shows flair for innovation at CES 2016

07 Mar 2016 | A region on the move, ICT

For nearly 50 years, the Consumer Electronics Show has been THE international showcase for new technologies, and this year France made the strongest showing after the United States, with over 190 exhibitors....

Look to Lille's PowerGrid Campus for innovations in power transmission.

POWERGRID: Shaping the future of electric power transmission in Lille

23 Feb 2016 | Front page, A region on the move, Advanced Materials

Lille is home to PowerGrid, one of four campuses participating in France’s national smart grid program. Paul Ducasse, CEO of the MEDEE technology cluster, tells us more.

Spin Master tests new toys at Calais plant

Spin Master converts Meccano’s Calais plant into a center of excellence

10 Feb 2016 | Front page, Advanced Materials, A region on the move

Spin Master, which acquired Meccano’s Calais plant in 2013, is now converting it into a center of excellence where the Canadian toymaker can engineer, develop and manufacture new products.

Lille University Hospital Center to fight diabetes

INNOVATIVE LILLE RESEARCH PROGRAM TARGETS DIABETES & OBESITY

03 Feb 2016 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Lille researcher Dr. François Pattou is charting new territory in the fight against diabetes and obesity, thanks to a ground-breaking sample collection.