BUSINESS CASES

Our clients and their business development project in Lille

At some time in the past these companies have decided to set up in the greater Lille area. What issues did they face? How are they doing now? Did they achieve their development goals? What solutions were provided by Lille’s agency to meet their needs? Perspectives and shared experiences.


Growth at Smarteo Water, the company that makes water smart

May 30, 2016

A company that doubles its workforce every year? Believe it! And, it’s located in Roncq. We’re talking about Smarteo Water, a company we partnered when they were setting up shop in northern France. This expert in computerized water networks has attained its goals and has become a significant player in the smart water market.


MT2I-EBM: a French-German partnership for innovative electricity

October 29, 2015

MT2I, founded in Pérenchies near Lille by Jean-François Defaux in 2004, merged with the German company EBM in 2012. Even though they are 450 kilometers apart, a common goal unites them: to become a leader in the installation, management and sale of electrical products for the manufacturing and service industries.


IBM Services Center, a world leader’s new business model

October 07, 2015

In June 2013, the American computer giant was opening a location in the Lille metro area at EURATECHNOLOGIES IT business park. The opening of this new services center in Lille provided a real opportunity for the company to focus on developing future technologies. Let’s review the steps leading to the opening of these offices and find out why IBM chose to invest in Lille.


Securitas Direct: Europe's connected home leader

September 03, 2015

The leading European provider of alarms and connected surveillance for consumers and small business, Verisure by Securitas Direct is continuing its rapid expansion into the French market with 1,400 employees in France and 6,500 worldwide. Lille’s agency has been the company’s development partner since October 2012. Since that time, much has happened at the company’s site in the Haute Borne district in Villeneuve d’Ascq.


Espaciel : natural light increased using a reflector

June 16, 2015

This feat is possible thanks to Lille-based Espaciel. It took two years to develop this ground-breaking product. A reflector placed on a window enables a 50% increase in the natural light found indoors. We interviewed Alexi Hervé to find out more about how his company got off the ground.


Egencia, company’s perspective after two years in Tourcoing

March 26, 2015

In January 2013, Egencia, a global leader in travel and a subsidiary of Expedia, announced the opening of a client service center in the Lille area, in Tourcoing. This center is expected to create 80 jobs in three years’ time.



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