Business France provides free guidance to make your business project in France a success. Our team of experts is committed to helping Nordic companies and entrepreneurs with tailor-made advice, regardless of your investment projects: expansion of existing sites, new investment sites, industrial or technology partnerships, acquisitions or financial investments. In this section, you will find insights on how to invest and succeed in France, information on the key industries and sectors and an accurate picture of the state of the Nordic investment in France.
The number of jobs created or preserved in France thanks to Nordic investments has kept on growing in 2018, reaching 1,660 jobs (+13% compared to 2017). France maintains its position in the top 3 destinations in Europe for Nordic investments in terms of job creation.
After more than a decade doing business in France, Thomas Eldered, CEO of the Swedish company Recipharm, gives some insights about his French experience. He explains why they decided to invest in France and how Business France helped them to succeed.
Throughout his career, as CEO of different international Swedish groups (i.e. Securitas and Capio), Thomas Berglund has had a long experience in doing business in France. He is here openly talking about his perception of the French market and the support he received from Business France to expand Capio’s activity in France.
Renault Trucks, owned by Volvo Group since 2000, has officialised the decision of opening a brand-new R&D centre near Lyon in France. An investment of 33 million euros.
France is one of the countries where most investments have been made in technologies related to the automotive industry, ranking third with more than €200 million funds raised in 41 operations.
Finnish investors and companies were gathered at a seminar in Turku to talk about what is going on in France and get some key insights to succeed on the French market.
Carlsberg announced that they are going to invest €100 million in their Kronenbourg brewery in Obernay (Alsace), during the State visit of President Emmanuel Macron and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire to Denmark at the end of August. This project is intended to increase the sales and production of their subsidiary in steady growth in France.
At the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, traveled to Denmark with the Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, on August 28th and 29th. This was the first state visit since 1982! On this unique occasion, a French-Danish economic forum gathering more than 300 CEOs was organized by Dansk Industri, with the support of the French Embassy and Business France.
The Nordic model of cooperation is a recognized ideal to follow...
When it turns to energy transition and green electricity, France and the Nordics find common ground.
The 2017 overview of Finnish investments in France is a great surprise.
The 100+ Norwegian companies operating in France employ around 4,500 people in the country.
Swedish investments in France were up more than 75% in 2017!
Inspiring breakfast seminar, last week, at Oslo Grand Hotel...
In 2017, 112 French cleantech companies raised a total of 921 M EUR (934 M EUR in 2016), according to the 2018 GreenUnivers survey
Fifteen Danish investment decisions were recorded in France in 2017, creating more than 200 jobs.
Business France Nordic will participate to an after-work organised by the Finnish-French Chamber of Commerce in Helsinki, to present its mission and French business ecosystem to Finnish investors and entrepreneurs.
Business France Nordic will be at the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce on 26 April to share its view on French business climate and world challenging environment.
In 2017, the Nordic countries continue to invest in France. With a total of 75 projects creating and maintaining 1 427 jobs, the Nordics have increased by 36% their investment in France compared to 2016.
The Ambassador for Investment in France travelled to Copenhagen on 6 and 7 March to meet key players of Danish business environment, and to communicate on the ongoing transformation of French economy leading to new investment opportunities.