Usleep’s expansion in Dourges
“Location was my number one priority. Northern France is a logical choice for British companies.” – Fabienne Labbe – General Manager at Usleep
VDL Bus & Coach chooses Lille
“Industry has a future in Europe, but without industry Europe has no future” Julien Bahri, Managing director VDL Bus and Coach France
Naturopera settles its diaper-production plant in Bully-les-Mines
We’d shortlisted 4 potential host regions for the plant, but in the end there was just one that really caught our interest: Hauts-de-France
Envision settles its giga factory in Douai
“From a logistics viewpoint, Hauts-de-France has a central location that’s very attractive to an industry like ours” Ayumi Kurose, Project Director France Battery Manufacturing Plant
Verbau Group injects €7 million into Hauts-de-France with its first French production site
The leader in deep-frozen and refrigerated desserts launches its first production site in Hauts-de-France, creating 60 jobs in the long term.
American group Corning Inc to build a new site in Ruitz in Hauts-de-France
The global leader in materials science, Corning Incorporated, announces construction of a new plant in Ruitz, Hauts-de-France, generating 100 new jobs.
Why did Dickson Constant choose the Hauts-de-France region for its new production site instead of Portugal?
To meet the growing global demand for indoor and outdoor technical textiles and keep its clients satisfied, Dickson Constant had to increase their production capacity. Find out why Dickson Constant decided against a new factory in Portugal and opted for a second site in the Hauts-de-France region instead.
Alma, the Parisian fintech, launches a customer relations centre in Lille
Alma is surfing the wave created by the booming split payments market as it experiences unprecedented growth. The French scale-up’s growth strategy has driven it to extend its customer relations and support centre in Lille. François Solignac, Operations director, gives us his take on Alma’s development.
The Belgian company Galloo Recycling is investing €28 million by choosing the Hauts-de-France Region for its establishment
The European leader in the processing and recycling of industrial waste, Galloo Recycling, is settling in Harnes in Northern France by investing €28 million and will eventually create 80 jobs.
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)
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.
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).
SKF’s specialized unit in Valenciennes
“The local authorities here have always been very supportive.” Gille Ofcard, Plant Manager at SKF Valenciennes
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.