European Ceramics Pole

> Materials, technical and traditional ceramics, tableware and sanitary ceramics, refractories
> French Centre-Val de Loire, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées regions

The French European Ceramics Pole cluster incorporates all professions connected with the ceramics sector, from suppliers of raw materials and machinery to producers (technical and traditional ceramics) to end users.

Currently, 500 researchers work at the cluster’s public and private laboratories, which are provided with state-of-the-art equipment.


ESTER Technopole

1, avenue d’ESTER
87069 LIMOGES Cedex

M. Vincent COLLINS

Tel : +33 (0)5 55 38 16 21



  • To increase the ceramic and ceramic-derived surface treatment industry’s competitiveness, in four areas in particular, situated around Limoges, Tarbes, Vierzon and Cavaillon.
  • To create new innovative activities : development of new products in existing companies, creation of new companies and laboratories, and reception and location of production plants and research centres.

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