Industrial relocations: 31 first projects financed by the government

These projects represent 680 million euros of productive investment and the creation of 1,800 direct jobs, according to Bercy.

Around thirty production line installation projects in France have been chosen to benefit from public support, the Ministry of the Economy announced on Thursday, the first step in the deployment of a system to help relocate sites. industrial.

In total, these 31 projects represent “€ 680 million in productive investments, including € 140 million in state support“And the creation of 1,800 direct jobs, detailed Bercy in a press release.

These projects were candidates for the support mechanism dedicated to five industrial sectors deemed critical (health, agrifood, electronics, essential industry inputs and 5G industrial applications), or to a call for expressions of interest dedicated specifically to health products. health related to the fight against health crises. The objective of this aid, included in the economic recovery plan of 100 billion over two years, is to encourage companies to relocate or install new production units in France.

Among these first winners, there is, for example, the company Seqens, a specialist in pharmaceutical chemistry, which plans to set up a production workshop for highly active ingredients at its Aramon site in Occitanie, and to relocate the production of synthetic intermediates. and key active ingredients for 12 drugs under pressure during the health crisis. The Lesaffre group (agri-food), based in Denain in Hauts-de-France, will notably set up a production unit for a nutritional supplement with beneficial effects on the joints.

In total, to date 394 projects, representing 372 million euros in aid and 1.5 billion in industrial investments, have been selected and financed through all the calls for projects launched as part of the recovery plan. On the strength of these initial results, which he judges “very encouraging“, The government has decided to replenish by 250 million euros the window of 550 million euros initially planned for this year, in anticipation of the envelope planned for 2021.