GSE Has Signed A Joint Cooperation Agreement to Develop A Sino-European Industrial Park of 230,000 m2

Published on 2018-07-11

During the official visit of the French prime minister Edouard Philippe to China, GSE and the Haining development zone authorities signed a joint cooperation agreement on 25th June 2018 for the development of a Sino-European Industrial Park of 230,000m2

The signature was witnessed by Elizabeth Borne, Minister for Transport, by Delphine Geny-Stephann, Secretary of States attached to the Minister of Economy and Finance, by Zhu Haidong, Deputy Director of the Haining Economic Zone, by Benoit Faucherand, President of Arching and by Arnaud Sebban, Deputy Managing Director of GSE China.

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A Sino-European Industrial Zone of 230,000m2

Located in the economic development zone of Haining, one and a half hours from Shanghai, this sino-european industrial zone will be spread over 230,000m2 and represents an investment of over 100m euros.

GSE and its partner Arching will be responsible for the master planning, programming, the development and the construction of this zone which caters for manufacturing companies. The zone will boast modular buildings which will be able to accommodate diverse activities and will provide different building sizes to suit all. There will also be a zone dedicated to modern logistics activities.

“We are very pleased to be part of this exciting development which we believe is quite unique in that it provides opportunities for secure investments for companies wishing to establish themselves here. This project brings together GSE’s expertise, the support of the French authorities as well as the local government in Haining. This makes it a perfect fit for GSE and our strategy.” Said Roland Paul, CEO of GSE Group

The project will be designed and built to international standards and will of course be perfectly adapted in order to meet environmental obligations.

GSE, the perfect blend of expertise and local knowledge

GSE’s experience of designing and building industrial and logistics parks in France and across Europe, coupled with the fact that GSE is one of France’s biggest engineering and construction businesses present in China, makes GSE the natural choice for the authorities of the Haining zone for the development of this project.

 “We are proud to announce this cooperation agreement with the Haining authorities who have worked tirelessly to develop this project since its inception.” Said Arnaud Sebban, Deputy Managing Director of GSE China

GSE has just celebrated 22 years of continuous presence in China and has delivered over 1,500,000m2 for major international groups and SMEs.

The Haining Economic Zone

Located in Zhejiang Province, Haining is a satellite of Shanghai and is at equal distance from the major logistics zones of Hangzhou, Suzhou and Ningbo.

Haining has benefited from rapid industrial development and is ranked in the top 20 of China’s most dynamic cities.

The site is located close to residential and retail areas and boasts excellent infrastructure.

-        A motorway network connected to the main cities of eastern china: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou, Wuxi – all of which in less than 90 mins

-        The train link to Shanghai via the Kunming line in 45 mins

-        Shanghai port is 160km away, Ningbo port (5th largest in China) is only 100km away and an inland port on the Yangtze is currently under development in Haining.

The international airports in Shanghai, Pudong and Hongqiao as well as Wuxi Sunan and Hangzhou Xiaoshan are all less than 90 mins away by car.

Wide-ranging cooperation between China and France

This cooperation agreement adds to the growing list of collaborative projects between the Haining zone and France such as with the UIMM (French Union of Metallurgy), Paris Nanterre University (Paris X) and the Institute of technicians in Haining, which was signed in 2017.

Companies which choose to establish themselves in the Industrial park will have access to technicians and machine operators who have been trained to international standards and who will be adept at assisting them with their interactions with the Chinese authorities.