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Along with big names in the industry, including Michelin, Danone, L'Oreal, Alcan, Sagem and Louis Vuitton, a network of SMEs, some market leaders, brings vitality to the economic fabric. Two universities, seven high schools, teams of renowned research centers and technology transfer specialist create an environment particularly conducive to the implementation and business development.

Along with large companies, a network of SMEs has been able to develop in areas such as aerospace, chemical and agribusiness. Today it is a total of fifty companies, leaders in their industries, which are present in Auvergne.

The big names set up in Auvergne


Michelin (Puy-de-Dôme), number one in Europe and number two in the world for tyres

Bosch (Allier), braking systems specialist

Alcan (Puy-de-Dôme), top European player in aluminium alloys for the aircraft industry

Aubert & Duval - Fortech (Puy-de-Dôme), European leader in special steels and superalloys for advanced applications

Sagem (Allier), European number one in inertial navigation and infrared optronics

Siemens (Allier), electronic counter/meter specialist

Valéo (Puy-de-Dôme), parts and accessories for cars and industrial vehicles

Aventis Animal Nutrition (Allier), global number two producer of supplements for animal foods

LIDV, L'Oréal group  (Allier), cosmetics

Danone (Puy-de-Dôme), Volvic waters

Arrivé Auvergne (Allier), poultry

Bongrain et Sodiaal (Haute-Loire), dairy industry

Louis Vuitton (Allier), major player in de luxe luggage

Hermès (Puy-de-Dôme)


Rubbers, plastics engineering and composite materials

Auriplast (Cantal), plastic injection and electroplating specialist 

Barbier (Haute-Loire), top French producer of polyethylene film and ranked eight in Europe

CTL Industrie (Allier), flexible tubular packaging specialist for cosmetics

Joubert (Puy-de-Dôme), global stretch cord leader 

Rex Composites (Puy-de-Dôme), specialist in the design and execution of structures made of aerodynamic composite materials

Wavin (Allier), top European group for PVC pipes and fittings 


Metal processing and work

Bréa (Allier), renowned aluminium foundry

JPM Chauvat (Allier), top European manufacturer of anti-panic bar closures 

PSA Septfonds (Allier), specialist in cast iron components for the automotive industry 

Wichard (Puy-de-Dôme), global number one for marine hardware 


Chemicals, pharmacy and health 

MSD-Chibret (Puy-de-Dôme et Haute-Loire), pharmacy

Ost-Développement (Puy-de-Dôme), bone graft production for orthopaedics 


Food industry

Delbard (Allier), fruit and rose trees, seeds

Les Fromageries Occitanes (Cantal)

Lallemand (Cantal), global top producer of micro-organisms for oenology 

Limagrain (Puy-de-Dôme), number one in Europe and ranked four in the world for seeds 

Pagès Infusion (Haute-Loire)

Sabarot-Wassner (Haute-Loire), lentil production


Electricity and electronics

CS Transports (Puy-de-Dôme), world leader in railway signalling equipment 

Cooper-Menvier (Puy-de-Dôme), specialist in safety electronics (safety lighting for the Channel tunnel,…)

NSE (Allier), high-tech company in aircraft cable production

Omerin (Puy-de-Dôme), European leader for "high temperature" cables


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