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The magazine "The new factory" announces in its annual balance sheet, the opening of 53 plants in the hexagon against 24 closures between January 1 and November 18, 2021. A reversal of trend compared to the previous year.
Thewill constitute a central theme of the by the spring 2022. And here is a figure that will feed the debate. The review The new factory has published on Wednesday its annual assessment in which it lists 53 openings of industrial sites in the hex, against 24 closures, between January 1 and November 18, 2021.
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French companies, foreign and start-up
By industrial sites, it is necessary to hear production sites proper, but also logistics platforms and R & D centers (research and development). The magazine adds " 31 extensions and 25 modernization of production tools in already existing plants ".
This industrial dynamism is carried by large French companies, such asor Faurecia, but also by many start-ups that develop, in hydrogen or green chemistry, for example. The deployment of foreign companies (Electrosteel, Merck ...) still takes advantage of the territory.
A revival plan to 2.9 billion euros
The magazine also notes the positive effects of the plan of France raises to 2.9 billion euros, initiated in 2020. as well as investments in the projects oriented on the themes recycling or more broadly from the solidarity economy.
On the closures, the most affected sectors are those of the automobile (Bridgestone, Bethune in the Pas de Calais, who is accompanied by the loss of 860 jobs) but also the subcontracting foundries. But "rarely , plant closures will have been so few " in the hexagon. 2020 had been marked by a number of industrial sites closures higher than that of the openings.
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