At a business leaders’ meeting in May, the president of Ardenne Métropole, Boris Ravignon, introduced the brand new regional incubator Rimbaud’Tech

RIMBAUD’TECH: networking innovation

published on 07/31/2017
At a business leaders’ meeting in May, the president of Ardenne Métropole, Boris Ravignon, introduced the brand new regional incubator Rimbaud’Tech. Given that new law dictates regions and main cities to be responsible for economic development, Ardenne Métropole needed to develop a tool which would ...
The Technological Industries’ Training Hub is an integrated regional training organisation. It is part of the national UIMM network developed by and for manufacturers, has three offices in French Ardennes (at Charleville-Mézières and Sedan) and a total of eight in the Champagne-Ardenne region

Pôle Formation des Industries Technologiques (Technological industries’ Training Hub): customised skills development

published on 07/31/2017
The Technological Industries’ Training Hub is an integrated regional training organisation. It is part of the national UIMM network developed by and for manufacturers, has three offices in French Ardennes (at Charleville-Mézières and Sedan) and a total of eight in the Champagne-Ardenne region.   ...
Rotoplus is based in Tournes, in French Ardennes

ROTOPLUS: plastics in all its guises

published on 07/31/2017
Rotoplus is based in Tournes, in French Ardennes. The company started in 1987 and is an industrial subcontractor specialised in rotomolded products. Rotomolding, also known as rotational moulding, is a technology that creates hollows in plastic of any size, shape or colour. This is a particularly ...
French Ardennes are at the forefront when it comes to energy diversification. The area generates energy from all available sources (wind, biomass, hydroelectric and nuclear power)

Energy production gives French Ardennes trade a boost

published on 07/31/2017
French Ardennes are at the forefront when it comes to energy diversification. The area generates energy from all available sources (wind, biomass, hydroelectric and nuclear power). In order to make its production sites sustainable, EDF has embarked upon an extensive modernisation programme in the ...
The 10th international railways industry trade show took place in Lille in March 2017. Several French Ardennes companies were present

2017 SIFER Trade Show: French Ardennes and the rail industry

published on 07/31/2017
The 10th international railways industry trade show took place in Lille in March 2017. Several French Ardennes companies were present. More than 5,000 professionals gathered at this trade fair, which has been running every other year since 1999. This is the only international railways B2B trade ...
Michelin’s Green Guide celebrates tourist destinations that place an emphasis on discovering a region’s natural and cultural heritage

French Ardennes, Michelin favourite

published on 07/31/2017
The Michelin guidebook first appeared at the start of the 20th century, published by the tyre manufacturers of the same name. Today it’s the industry reference. As well as awarding its famous stars for cooking, Michelin’s Green Guide celebrates tourist destinations that place an emphasis on ...
French Ardennes has an key role to play in Europe from a logistics point of view. It is about its central position in the Paris - Bruxelles – Stuttgart triangle

Transport and logistics: French Ardennes at 2017 SITL Trade Show

published on 07/31/2017
French Ardennes has an key role to play in Europe from a logistics point of view. It is about its central position in the Paris - Bruxelles – Stuttgart triangle. This area is a labour market with 110 million consumers with high spending power and only half a day driving away.  That was the main ...
French Ardenne is an area rich in industry, directly involved in developing tomorrow’s industry in the Grand Est region

Grand Est region is gearing up for the Factory of the Future initiative in French Ardennes

published on 07/31/2017
French Ardenne is an area rich in industry, directly involved in developing tomorrow’s industry in the Grand Est region. But this new axis will not just be focusing on technological advances, such as 3D printing by Platinium 3D (which also has regional backing). It is also a case of helping small ...
This 1,725m² business complex based in the heart of the Ecovert Business Park in Vivier-au-Court, in French Ardennes, has spaces available for new businesses

Ardennes Development’s property market: business premises available at Parc Ecovert

published on 07/31/2017
This 1,725m² business complex based in the heart of the Ecovert Business Park in Vivier-au-Court, in French Ardennes, has spaces available for new businesses. This asset is connected to the Paris-Luxembourg-Cologne A34 interchange and located between Charleville-Mézières and Sedan TGV stations ( ...
La Fonte Ardennaise was the first subcontracting metal processing business in Europe and integration is one of its great strengths

La Fonte Ardennaise: cast iron men

published on 07/31/2017
Emile Grosdidier first set up this French Ardennes metallurgy business in 1927 (it will celebrate its 90th birthday at the end of the year). This is  firm evidence of how much impetus the sector has. The Grosdidier family is still at the helm. This family business which trades worldwide (56% of its ...