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Coup for Marseille-Fos with Chinese industrial investment

What is touted as the largest Chinese industrial investment for a new factory in France has taken another major step forward with the signature of a ground lease between Quechen and the Port of Marseille Fos

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This move means the site surveys necessary for construction can now be started and the factory is expected to be operational in 2021.

 

After studying various potential locations for the factory, Quechen opted for a 12-ha parcel at the heart of the PIICTO site (Platform for Industry and Innovation at Caban Tonkin) at the Port of Marseille Fos.

 

This €105M investment, which will lead to the creation of 130 direct jobs and eventually generate 400 000 tonnes of freight per year, was facilitated through a coordinated effort by Provence Promotion economic attractiveness agency, the Port of Marseille Fos, the PIICTO association, the Business France national economic development agency, the French government, the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille Provence, with additional support from the Total Group.

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