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Hauts-de-France Automotive Cluster
Association Régionale de l'Industrie Automobile Hauts-de-France / ARIA HdF

France: Hauts-de-France
Pierre-Marie Pierrard

Overview

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About us

The Hauts-de-France Automotive Cluster is a regional Automotive cluster representing the 1st Automotive region in France: Hauts-de-France. In numbers it represents:

  • 7 production sites (Renault, PSA, Toyota)
  • 55000 people working in the Automotive Industry
  • 450 Automotive companies

We have 220 members: OEMs, SMEs, Research Institutes.

We are organised around 5 main objectives :

  • Develop a Regional common Strategy
  • Strenghten the Hauts-de-France’s attractivity
  • Develop Research and Innovation projects
  • Bring together the economic and academic actors
  • Develop the automotive sector with multiples projects

We are a team of three, connected with the regional Automotive association and linked with other french regions through the National Automotive Platform.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Involvement in a local skills strategy

Cluster composition

  • 174
    Cluster Members
  • 146
    SME's
  • 16
    Large Companies
  • 5
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Luc Messien
Cluster Manager
Pierre-Marie Pierrard
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Manufacturing:C30 Manufacture of other transport equipment - Other service activities:S94 Activities of membership organisations - Other service activities:S96 Other personal service activities
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Vehicles in general
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Transport & logistics
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Advisory Services
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Further information

  • Interclustering strategy: finding the right partner for the right solution
  • Regional, National and International projects setting-up ( ERDF, Interreg, H2020 mainly): idea, rewriting, consortium, budget
  • Missions aboard
  • Innovation strategies
  • Formation tools
  • Bringing together SMEs, start-ups, large companies, universities and civil society

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Involvement in a local skills strategy

Support programmes

EU Programmes

Name & description

Factory of The Future Programme

Project name

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
China
Japan
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Other

Further information

The Hauts-de-France Automotive Cluster is involved in the Building-up of an International project (8 partners, 5,5M€), as a lead partner, to involve its members

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location
European Automotive Cluster Network

France

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Latest news and documents

Document Published: 08.12.2017
Cluster's activities 2016 report
Document Published: 08.12.2017
Automotive Industry directory Nord - Pas de Calais