Cocorico ! La marque France séduit les investisseurs étrangers. STMicroelectronics, Ericsson, Accenture, Randstad, Fedex, GSK figurent parmi les 14 entreprises étrangères à s'être engagées sur des investissements et la création d'emplois dans l'Hexagone.

Choose France: where will the 4,000 jobs announced be created?



Posted Jul 11, 2022, 3:05 PMUpdated on Jul 11, 2022 at 3:46 PM

This is the fifth year that President Emmanuel Macron has played the “VRP” with foreign bosses in Versailles. During this new “Choose France” summit, fourteen companies committed to developing their activities throughout France for a total amount of 6.7 billion euros.

4,000 jobs could thus be created in sectors as diverse as health, automotive, aerospace and naval, finance and insurance, the software sector, tech services and telecoms, etc.

New technologies

– The most important project announced is the joint investment of the Franco-Italian STMicroelectronics and the American Global Foundries. Worth 5.7 billion euros, it aims to build a new semiconductor factory, and will lead to the creation of 1,000 jobs.

– Spanish AmadeusEuropean leader in the management of reservations for the tourism sector, plans to invest 80 million euros, create 400 jobs this year, and another 400 in 2023, most of which in its research and development center in Sophia Antipolis (Alpes Maritimes).

– Thales, the American Qualcomm and Swedish Ericsson will collaborate in satellite 5G. No amount or jobs created are specified.


Collins Aerospace, which specializes in technological solutions for the aeronautics, space and defense sectors, plans to invest 400 million euros over the next five years in its existing sites in France and in R&D. In January, the group had already announced the creation of 200 jobs this year in France.

– Dutch AkzoNobel will invest 20 million euros to increase the production capacity of its aeronautical paint manufacturing site in Pamiers (Ariège) and its decorative paint production site in Montataire (Oise), with the key to 35 jobs created.

Logistics, consulting, employment

– The advisory group Accenture wants to create 500 jobs in Brittany, in particular with the forthcoming opening of a development and technological innovation center in Brest.

– The American logistics giant fedex plans to create 1,000 permanent jobs in Roissy (Val-d’Oise).

– Dutch Randstad will recruit 7,000 new employees on temporary permanent contracts throughout the territory by the end of the year.

Health, chemistry

– With 48 million euros of investment, the British GSK will strengthen its R&D in France, in particular to continue ongoing clinical trials on around fifteen therapeutic indications.

– The Italian chemical and pharmaceutical group Zambo plans to invest 20 million euros as part of its 2024-2028 plan, in particular to build a new production site in Avrillé (Maine-et-Loire).


– The new SNCF competitor in France, Trenitaliaplans to create 100 jobs and invest 273 million euros, without specifying a deadline.

– Italian Iveco will invest 60 million euros on the Rorthais site (Deux-Sèvres) where it must produce its future range of electric buses, in its factory in Annonay (Ardèche), and to install a bus validation test bench electricity and hydrogen in Vénissieux (Rhône).

– The Vietnamese car manufacturer Vinfast which is launching on the European market plans to invest 8 million euros and create 350 to 400 jobs through the opening of 25 showrooms and workshops in France.

Appliances, food industry

– The German manufacturer of Thermomix Vorwerk will invest 57 million euros to increase its production capacity, in particular through the opening of a new site in Donnemain-Saint-Mamès (Eure-et-Loir), and the location in France of part of the chain value of its famous robot, which will create 74 jobs.

KSB : the German company that manufactures pumps for the cold drinks industry has announced an investment of 13.3 million euros to expand its site in Séquedin (Nord), with 20 new jobs at stake.

In five years, nearly 80 investment announcements have been made by major international groups during the Choose France summits, i.e. “investments of €12 billion and the creation of 21,000 permanent jobs in France”said the Elysée in a press release.

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