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.
Printing has played a major part in the Centre region’s economic activity since the 18th century, and the region’s graphic sector is still in excellent health in the 21st, jumping from 4th to 3rd place nationally in 2001, behind Ile-de-France and the Rhône-Alpes region. In a national sector that has been in crisis for a number of years, the regional graphic sector has held up well and even recorded increases in market share. The “graphic industries” activity in the Centre region specialises in the printing of books and bound works. Every year, several hundred million works (albums, novels, dictionaries, etc.) are produced in the region’s printing houses, which include the Maury Group and Vendôme Impressions .
IMPRIM’VERT® : an innovative approach by the Centre region’s graphic industries
Introduced in 1998 by the Regional Chamber of Trades and Crafts, and supported by the Printing and Graphic Communication Federation, IMPRIM’VERT® is a certified approach designed to raise awareness among graphic industry players with a view to encouraging them to manage dangerous waste matter more effectively, and to assist them in setting up new waste management systems. Originally launched in the Centre region, the approach has now been taken up nationwide.
The sector’s key companies
Maury Imprimeur, Paragon Identification, Vendôme Impressions, Imprimerie Bussière, Imprimerie Rault, NCR France…