The LVMH site in Saint-Jean de Braye (Loiret) is the largest European cosmetics factory with 1,400 employees including 260 research scientists, and the first private employer of the Loiret region, with a surface area of 55 hectares, 117 000 m² of buildings, and a water station supplied by a well at a depth of 60 meters so the site is completely autonomous.
France is one of the world’s leading rubber-processing countries. The Centre region is the national leader with regard to industrial rubber and is in 2nd place, just behind Auvergne, in terms of numbers of employees.
The two world leaders Michelin (tyres) and Hutchinson (industrial rubber) maintain a major presence in the Centre region, with a total of 7 establishments between them.
• 1st French region for the industrial rubber industry
• 3rd French region for the tyre industry
• 38 establishments for the tyre industry
• 7,445 jobs
The sector’s key companies
Michelin, Hutchinson, Paulstra, Sacred, ESPA, W.R. Grace, Industrielle Desmarquoy, ASM…
Fields of expertise
Tyres, textiles, industrial rubber, piping, technical parts, etc.
The Elastopole competitive cluster
The sector’s players are federated within a competitive cluster, Elastopole, which seeks to bring together the rubber and polymer sector’s industrial, scientific and university strengths in the context of collaborative projects.
Its objective is to encourage the activity and job creation through innovative technological developments covering the product’s entire life cycle.
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