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.
With regard to logistics and goods flow management, the Centre region has the advantage of ideal positioning at the epicentre of a logistics network that enables companies to distribute their products to anywhere in France in less than a day. As a result, large numbers of industrial players and service providers have been able to optimise their national and even European logistics with the Centre region as a starting point. We may, for example, cite the Wyeth Laboratories national distribution centre, the Procter & Gamble and Pfizer European platforms, the Vivarte national distribution centre and Sephora.
Although almost 30% of the activity is currently concentrated in the Orleans Basin, logistics operators are studying opportunities for locating throughout the region.
• 25,000 people, 54% involved in transport and 46% in provision of logistical services
• 1 hour from Paris and its international airports
• 3 hours’ flight from Europe’s major economic centres
• 1 day by lorry from national economic centres
• 7 motorways crisscrossing the region for over 1,000 km
• 1 cargo freight airport at Châteauroux-Déols
• Dedicated logistics business parks
• Multimodal sites
The sector’s key companies
Groupe Norbert Dentresangle, FM Logistic, Groupe Vivarté, Daher Lhotellier, Geodis Calberson, Mory Team, ITM Logistique International, Deret Logistique, La Bovida, Kami…