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Some of the world’s leading industrial names are based in Dunkirk, making it an attractive area for importers and exporters and for large-scale industrial and energy projects (nuclear power plant, LNG terminal).

It is also a centre of innovation involving a dense network of subcontractors and service companies who form a genuine local industrial ecosystem.

LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT OUR MAJOR BUSINESS SECTORS!

Our business sectors

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SECTOR ENERGIES

ENERGIES

The Dunkirk agglomeration is a true European energy hub because of the importance and diversity of its production and exchange facilities. Powerful distribution networks and pipelines allow companies to…

Energies
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SECTOR LOGISTICS

LOGISTICS

The transport and logistics sector is well developed thanks to the Grand Port Maritime of Dunkirk’s infrastructure and the dense network of different modes of transport that can be accessed in the territory. 4,000 employees…

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Ecoactivités

SECTOR GREEN BUSINESSES

GREEN BUSINESSES

Stemming from a strong industrial tradition, the territory of Dunkirk demonstrates expertise in the areas of the circular economy, co-product recovery and utilities. The Toile industrielle ® (industrial development tool) reveals the pools of co-products…

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Laboratoires Rodael

SECTOR CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACY

CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACY

Major names in the chemistry and pharmacy sector can be found in Dunkirk and they undertake a wide range of activities. Companies that have recently set up here show the dynamism of this historic local…

CHEMISTRY/PHARMACY/HEALTH
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SECTOR METAL AND STEELMAKING INDUSTRY

METAL AND STEELMAKING INDUSTRY

An activity with a long history, local companies have earned the acclaim they deserve throughout the world thanks to high tech products for the automotive industry, wind sector and even engineering structures. When it comes…

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MEET OUR TEAM’S EXPERTS WHO WILL SOON BE WORKING WITH YOU

When you meet one of our advisers, you meet an expert in project assistance. Here are the people you will soon be working with to build the road map of your investment in Dunkirk.

Patrick Petit

Patrick Petit

Patrick held several responsible positions during his 20 years in an international logistics group, gaining solid experience in the fields of transport and industrial supply chains in contact with French and foreign companies. He joined Dunkerque Promotion in 2004 and very soon became its Deputy Director and since 2018 its General manager. In addition to his leadership duties, Patrick will assist you in your project, even if he is specialised in logistics and particularly involved with the food industry and packaging sectors, he will be able to support your project whatever your field of activity.

Distinguishing features: Patrick is an amateur photographer, and his sense of observation and analytical skills mean you can be sure of building a long-term partnership. For Dunkerque Promotion, supporting you in the long term is a real priority.

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Fabienne Manceau

Fabienne Manceau

After her studies in project management, Fabienne spent three years in Barcelona where she began her career in communications. Self-taught, energetic, and committed to her work, she has handled the management of press trips and international events. Fabienne is also convinced that her home city of Dunkirk offers many advantages, which she stresses at every opportunity.

Distinguishing features: A lover of outdoor sports, Fabienne runs regularly and rides in the nearby countryside with her cycling club. With her warm and dynamic personality she will ably promote your business and make your firm known in the region and beyond.

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CYRILLE GAILLARD

CYRILLE GAILLARD

When Cyrille came to Dunkirk for the first time, he little thought that he would settle here permanently ten years later. As he has had an extremely varied and versatile career, our team very soon nicknamed him “the Swiss army knife”! Having first joined the agency to develop and promote Dunkirk’s attractiveness to German companies, Cyrille is just as comfortable with entrepreneurs who speak English or Spanish. Passionate about the world of business, new technologies and sustainable development, he will give you invaluable advice about your project, whether it’s in the energy sector, green chemicals or any other line of business. And if you have a workshop or offices available that might be of interest to a company director, he will be happy to come and visit with a view to adding them to our property database.

Distinguishing features: Very busy but always available! He enjoys jogging along the Malo-les Bains seafront, but if the weather’s bad – which is extremely rare in Dunkirk – you’ll find him at the cinema.

 

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Bruno HALIPRÉ

Bruno HALIPRÉ

If you have a project in the service sector, metallurgy or new technologies, Bruno is your man. The setups of the OVH datacentre, the Capdune customer relations centre of the Arvato Services Group (500 workstations) and, more recently, the assembly plant of the Japanese firm Kubota, all testify to his efficiency and the care he will bring to your project. He is also Quality Manager for the agency, which has been ISO 9001 certified since 1999, and can advise you at each stage of your development.

Distinguishing features: Marathon runner and high-tech enthusiast!

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Laurence Synaeghel

Laurence Synaeghel

Laurence worked in the Paris area for several years before returning to her home region. Her job covers a range of fields in management control and budgetary and financial monitoring: figures hold no secrets for her!

Distinguishing features: Laurence is the smiling face of the agency! Dynamic and always cheerful, she will arrange everything to ensure your visit to us is both useful and enjoyable.

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Florine Ringot-Moyon

Florine, notre dernière recrue, a un parcours orienté technique : elle est titulaire d’un diplôme d’ingénieur en mécanique énergétique et a travaillé cinq ans en Allemagne: d’abord dans le secteur de l’aéronautique sur le dimensionnement technique de propulseurs d’avion, puis dans le domaine de l’hydrogène en tant que cheffe de projet de R&D pour le développement de piles à combustible.

A son retour en France, Florine a dans un premier temps travaillé à l’ADEME (agence de la transition écologique), sur la thématique de la décarbonation de l’industrie et a pu accompagner les industriels des Hauts-de-France dans leurs projets de transition énergétique. Elle a ensuite rejoint l’équipe de Dunkerque Promotion début 2022 en tant que chargée de mission. Elle aura à cœur de vous aider dans le déploiement de vos nouveaux projets, et aussi de vous accompagner sur les thématiques des énergies nouvelles ou de l’économie circulaire.

Signes particuliers : Florine est intéressée par les technologies qui viendront apporter des solutions pour notre futur, mais en tant que grande amatrice de gastronomie française (ce qui lui a manqué en Allemagne !), vous pourrez aussi la retrouver derrière les fourneaux, se lançant des défis culinaires.

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Emilie Rigaud

Emilie Rigaud

Emilie joined our team after twelve years spent in China. She successively held the positions of responsible for setting up take-out points of sale in Shanghai, then director of a charity program within a professional integration organization. She then joined the Decathlon group in China, combining her passions for sport, well-being for all and ecological transition as a communication and event manager. Emilie thus reinforces the language capacities of the agency with the current practice of Mandarin. Whether you are a small business or a subsidiary of a large group, there is no doubt that the experience acquired during his international career will enable him to provide you with valuable advice and to carry out your project.
Distinguishing features: Passionate about travel and Asia, Emilie has discovered a special interest in traditional medicines. Today, she takes advantage of her return to France to rediscover her country of origin, hiking as soon as she can on the nature trails of the Opal Coast and Hautes de France. If she’s not out for a walk, you’ll probably find her in a gym or trying out a nautical activity by the sea.
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Patrick Petit

Patrick Petit

General director
Fabienne Manceau

Fabienne Manceau

Communication Manager / promotion
CYRILLE GAILLARD

CYRILLE GAILLARD

Business Developer
Bruno HALIPRÉ

Bruno HALIPRÉ

Business Developer, Agency Quality Manager
Laurence Synaeghel

Laurence Synaeghel

Administration Manager
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Florine Ringot-Moyon

Business Developer
Emilie Rigaud

Emilie Rigaud

Business Developer
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