Car industry

1 hour from Paris
415 million euros of trade surplus (2018)
1st industrial sector of the Loire Valley region in terms of jobs
29 100 employees and 395 establishments
A strong network of subcontractors in mechanics and plastics
Centre-Val de Loire Region, in the heart of Europe

An answer to industrial projects
skills, trainings and innovation

  • 4 engineering schools: INSA, Polytech, HEI, CESI
  • 2 universities: Tours et Orléans
  • A wide range of trainings covering the car industry needs: material study, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, energy, production, heat


A dedicated cluster
New materials studies in a sustainable approach, confort and security to customers.

A priority target: mobility of the future

Main activities in term of jobs

Metalwork (50,7 %), Rubber and Plastics (20,9 %), Electricity-Electronics (8,2 %), Bodywork and Trailer (5,1 %), Data Processing, Enginering-Metrology (5,1 %), Equipments and Moulding (5,1 %), Other Activities (4,9 %).

Products and Markets

Tyres, ball bearings, engines and turbines, car lightning, diesel engines injection, plastic parts

Research and developments subjects

Material and structures - energy, powertrain and propulsion - electronics and communication

They chose the Loire Valley Region and invest

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