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.
As France’s 6th industrial region, the Centre region is characterised by the diversity of its economic fabric, in which the automobile sector is the leading industrial employer. The health, cosmetics and food-processing sectors also play a major part in the region’s economy – all of them sectors that participate in the development and strengthening of the region’s plastics technology sector by providing it with “customer” industries : plastic packaging for processed foods and health products, and technical parts for the automobile and aeronautics sectors.
• 207 establishments
• 9,449 employees
• Export turnover for 2008 : 426.4 million euros
• 3rd French region for plastic packaging
• 4th French region for plastics processing
The sector’s key companies
Sealed Air, Plastivaloire, Lorenove Lorebat, Tupperware France, Isobox Technologies, Daher Lhotellier Aerotechnologies, Sotira 41, Huhtamaki France…
The technical parts sector in the Centre region
The Centre region numbers 80 establishments and 6,500 employees in the sector, along with research laboratories, competitive clusters and fields of excellence – all tools for development of plastics technology within the region.