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

France: Hauts-de-France
Luc Messien
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Overview

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.

Established - 01 September 2011
Staff in the management team - 1-5
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Involvement in a local skills strategy

Cluster composition

  • 174
    Cluster Members
  • 146
    SME's
  • 15
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 16
    Large Companies
  • 5
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 2
    Number of civil society members
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English French Polish Spanish
Other label
Regional Excellence label

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
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Batteries
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Vehicles in general
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Transport & logistics

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 Network type
European Automotive Cluster Network

France

International

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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

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