Between the South Metropolitan crescent (former coal mining area) and the Lille metropolis, the Artois-Flandres Industrial Estate benefits from an ideal location as far as employment is concerned.
To opt for the estate is making the choice of the Nord – Pas-de-Calais region which is ideal in terms of the Northern European Market, located as it is in the North of France, close to the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Moreover, the Nord – Pas-de-Calais offers a lively economy. It is the third most important economic area in France, with a large workforce, modern road transport and a culture of skilled industrial performance that enabled its industrial reconversion. Currently, the most developed industrial sectors are the automobile industry, rail transport, metal transformation, textiles and food-processing.
The Industrial Estate benefits from easy access via the dual carriageway RN47 at two interchanges which lead straight to the A25 (Lille-Dunkerque) in the North, and to the A26 (Calais-Reims) in the South. The A1 (Paris-North Europe) is also easily accessible, only 10 minutes away from the Estate.
The closest international airport is Lille-Lesquin, 20 minutes away from the Estate.
The neighbouring towns can be reached by train from the La Bassée station, at a distance of 5 km from the Estate. The European TGV station in Lille is 20 minutes away, and provides links with all of Europe.