Why set-up in Le Havre region?

There are many more, but here are 5 reasons to set-up your company in Le Havre region.

  • 1st French port for foreign trade and container traffic
  • Connections to more than 600 ports, with best transit time between Europe and the rest of the world
  • Pan-European multimodal transport network: short sea, rail, waterways
  • Proximity to Paris, accessible in 2 hours thanks to a fluid motorway network
  • 20 million consumers less than 300 km away, i.e. the largest consumer basin in France
  • The gateway to the Seine Valley, France’s largest industrial region (700,000 jobs)
  • 1,200 businesses with more than 30,000 jobs into Le Havre Industrial Port Area
  • 1st French chemical platform, in phase with the ecological transition
  • Set-up of a manufacturing and assembly site for offshore wind turbines by Siemens Gamesa
  • Recognised players in the fields of logistics and energy, of metallurgy, maritime and services to industries
  • Le Havre Smart Port City, € 241 million of public-private investment to reinvent the relationship between smart city and port of the future
  • Among the projects: deployment of the 5G in the port of Le Havre, development of a Normandy UAV platform, creation of a Fablab pro to support small and medium-sized companies in their transition to the industry of the future…
  • A labour market of 350,000 inhabitants
  • Sciences Po, Logistics engineering institute, French Maritime Academy, Normandy Business School, University, etc.: more than 13,000
    students in Le Havre
  • Trainings for industry, logistics, customer relationship management, international trade, management, banking & insurance, tourism, IT, etc.
  • Drawing up a Le Havre – Normandy Campus Plan to develop a maritime and port campus of international standing
  • Opening of the Digital City in 2020 to strengthen the local ecosystem, attract new talent, support start-ups, and help the digital transformation of businesses.
  • A 2-km long beach 5 min  away from the City hall by walk
  • All the watersports available: sailing, paddle, kitesurf, rowing, canoe-kayak, etc.
  • Easy to move around the centre and to the Industrial Port Zone: one of the shortest average commuting time in France
  • One of the greenest cities in France, with 750-ha of gardens and parks into the city
  • Le Havre city centre and Etretat hikes both listed to the UNESCO World Heritage
  • Muma (Modern Art museum), the 2nd biggest impressionnist collection after the Orsay museum (Paris)
  • Strong public policies to promote the development of reading, music and sport

Live in Le Havre

Key figures about Le Havre region

1st French port for foreign trade and container traffic

20 million consumers less than 300 km away, i.e. the largest consumer basin in France

businesses into Le Havre industrial port area

More than 2 million sqm of warehouses

1st French chemical platform

They have chosen Le Havre

Renault Sandouville Le Havre Normandie
Total Gonfreville Le Havre Normandie
Siemens Gamesa Renewable energy Le Havre Normandie
Soget Le Havre Normandie
SPB Le Havre Normandie
Artelia Le Havre Normandie
MSC Le Havre Normandie
CMA CGM Le Havre Normandie
Altran Le Havre Normandie
Helvetia Le Havre Normandie
Cosco Le Havre Normandie

Supporting your set-up

Le Havre Seine Développement, the economic development agency for the Le Havre region, prospects, advises and supports companies in their project to set up, invest or develop in Le Havre and its region (Le Havre and Fécamp intercommunities).

How can we help your project?

  • Searching for premises or land
  • Networking with potential partners, customers and service providers
  • Relationship with the administrations
  • Searching for funding

Contact us

Our contact details


  • +33 (0)2 76 40 23 20

  • contact@lehavreseinedev.com

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