Find out how other companies are succeeding in Hauts-de-France

Want to learn more about doing business in our region? Browse the stories of successful companies that are already here. In these materials—videos, interviews, business cases, timelines and more—their leaders give you first-person insights into their company, their employees and the growth potential they’ve found in Hauts-de-France.

Find out how other companies are succeeding in Hauts-de-France

Want to learn more about doing business in our region? Browse the stories of successful companies that are already here. In these materials—videos, interviews, business cases, timelines and more—their leaders give you first-person insights into their company, their employees and the growth potential they’ve found in Hauts-de-France.

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IBM’s successful venture in Lille

"Our Lille center employs 400 people, and the workforce will rise to 700 or 1,000. It’s a window on the world for us. Having our team here sharpens the edge of our value chain." Nicolas Sekkaki, CEO of IBM France.
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GSK’s successful decade in Hauts-de-France

"Our Saint-Amand plant plays a critical role in vaccine supply within GSK." Gaël Ruche, head of GSK’s plant in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (2016-2018).
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SKF’s specialized unit in Valenciennes

“The local authorities here have always been very supportive." Gille Ofcard, Plant Manager at SKF Valenciennes
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MBK’s winning strategy in Hauts-de-France

"Location is our key advantage: we’re in France and in the heart of Europe." Francois Mazure, MBK Industrie’s Managing Director in Aisne.
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MA Steel’s acquires French rail supplier Valdunes

“We worked closely with Nord France Invest. They were an excellent source of information and supported us 100%.” Wu Liping, President of MG-Valdunes (2014-2017).
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Kubota’s tractor factory in northern France

“We chose Bierne for two reasons. First, France is our No. 1 market in Europe. Second, the nearby Port of Dunkerque is ideal for importing and exporting our products.” Mampei Yamamoto, President of Kubota Farm Machinery Europe SAS (2014-2018)
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Toyota’s 20 years of success in Hauts-de-France

View this timeline to trace the milestones of Toyota’s history in Hauts-de-France.
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Olivier Silva, Director of Renault’s Maubeuge plant

In this exclusive interview, Renault Maubeuge Plant Director Olivier Silva reveals the secrets of its productivity and gives us his view on what sets this Haut-de-France facility apart.

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Luciano Biondo, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (2017-2020)

Who wouldn’t want to get inside a Toyota factory and learn more about the inner workings of this iconic company? Don’t miss this rare, in-depth interview with Luciano Biondo, head of Toyota’s only production site in France (2017-2020).

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Pierre-Jean Eraud, Plant Director, Goodyear Amiens

In this exclusive interview, Goodyear Amiens Plant Director Pierre-Jean Eraud explains how he put the factory on track to competitiveness through productive dialog with its employees.

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