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Investment in Northern France : All news

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...

Brenntag, Technic, chemistry, high-tech

Technic moves into the former Brenntag site in Amiens

23 Sep 2019 | Front page, Advanced Materials, Investment

The American company Technic, a specialist in chemical processes for the electronics industry, is taking over the former Brenntag site and plans to develop it. It has already announced a €7 million investment...

autonomous energy, Amiens, energy transit

Amiens hosts energy autonomy congress

12 Sep 2019 | Front page, Green Business, A region on the move

Amiens Cluster, the city of Amiens and the Greater Amiens area will bring together major players in the European energy sector for the Amiens Energy Summit, on November 27-28, 2019, at the Quai de l'Innovation...

World Beer Awards, beer, drink, agri-food

Hauts-de-France drinks to its success at the World Beer Awards

04 Sep 2019 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Six breweries from Hauts-de-France won medals at the annual World Beer Awards in London and are in the running for the title of World’s Best Beer!

coca cola, drink, investment

Coca Cola, a long-standing presence in Hauts-de-France

17 Jul 2019 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

It is 30 years this year since Coca Cola moved to Socx, near Dunkirk. The development and investment which has taken place in those 30 years have made the plant one of the brand’s top three production sites in...

cybersecurity, vade secure, IT

Cybersecurity: Vade Secure brought into the American fold

15 Jul 2019 | Front page, ICT, A region on the move

In Lille (Hauts-de-France), the cyber security start-up Vade Secure has raised 70 million euros from an American fund to accelerate its international expansion.

health, nutrition, jobs

A Hub and factory-school for the Hauts-de-France health sector

08 Jul 2019 | Front page, Health Nutrition, A region on the move

Eurasanté, the regional centre for excellence in health nutrition, is expanding. A factory-school and new Hub are planned for 2022. This development will be a real asset to the health sector in the region.

drones, logistics, aeronautics

Airbus drones used for logistics in the Hauts-de-France

28 Jun 2019 | Front page, ICT, A region on the move

The Hauts-de-France region is investing in providing logistics companies with a dynamic and comprehensive working environment and its latest project is the development of drone delivery on the eValley site....

Heineken, boisson, northern France

Heineken brings €5.5 m in cutting-edge technology to Hauts-de-France

13 Jun 2019 | Front page, Health Nutrition, Investment

The brewer has invested more than €70 m in the Hauts-de-France Region in nearly a decade. Let’s take a look at its newest upgrade to the Pélican brewery, a strategic production site in Mons-en-Baroeul.

Brexit, metallurgy, automotive

The EPMA opens an office in Hauts-de-France

24 May 2019 | Front page, Mobility, Investment

The European Powder Metallurgy Association is setting up shop in Chantilly (Oise <Hauts-de-France). Interview with Executive Director Lionel Aboussouan on why the EPMA chose Chantilly and its future...

WTX, diversification, investment

WTX, a successful business diversification

24 May 2019 | Front page, Investment, Mobility

To ensure its future, the WTX automotive group has successfully completed two diversification projects in Hauts-de-France, one in its original business and one in construction. Get the whole story behind this...

design, economic development, attractiveness

Lille Metropole, World Design Capital 2020

24 May 2019 | Front page, A region on the move

Discover how being awarded World Capital of Design will help Lille (Hauts-de-France) speed up its economic, ecological and social transformation.