Assets of Hauts-de-France

In the heart of Europe

The Hauts-de-France Region is at the center of Europe’s leading consumption zone with 78 million consumers representing a market worth €1,500 billion in purchasing power. Within a 300 km radius, 5 capitals major cities are within your reach: Paris, Brussels, London, Luxembourg and Amsterdam as well as major German cities such as Dusseldorf.

The Hauts-de-France hosts the head offices of beautiful, world-renowned regional companies: Auchan, Leroy Merlin, Décathlon, Kiabi, Roquette, Bonduelle, Lesaffre, Boulangeries Paul, etc.

Giants of global industry are well established there: Coca Cola, GSK, AstraZeneca, ArcelorMittal, Polimeri Europa, etc.

The region is also home to 3 global automobile manufacturers and 4 global rail manufacturers.

High-performance sectors of activity


Automobile, Electric vehicle, Rail, Aeronautics, Hydrogen

Mechanics Metallurgy

Agrifoods industries

Nutrition, Drinks, Vegetables, Bakery, Seafood, Proteins


Retail and e-commerce


financial, digital, customer relations/call centers

Digital and creative industries


Chemistry including green chemistry


Energy including hydrogen and storage