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The heart of European interactivity

In the centre of France, Auvergne is linked via an efficient motorway network to the major basins of Northern and SouthERn europe.

An ideal location

When setting up your business in Auvergne, you have an ideal location to serve your market:

- The whole of France is delivered in less than a day of transport.

- Auvergne is a true gateway to the south european market.

Centre of Auvergne is located 2 hours from Lyon, 3:30min from Paris and Bordeaux and 4 hours from Marseille.

Auvergne is located on a "highway node" :

- A71/A75: Paris / Clermont-Ferrand / Montpellier to Spain or Italy

- A 89: Bordeaux / Clermont-Ferrand / Lyon to Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Eastern Europe

The Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne international airport offers daily connections to the major French towns and European capitals. 

Costs among the lowest in France

Professional real estates and lands are among the cheapest in France.

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A supportive environment

Skilled workforce trained in our universities, many sectors of excellence, industrial champions, you are in an optimal business environment and you get a recognized quality of life, nature and culture.

To support your success, Auvergne Business and its network offer a range of services: technical support, financing, networking, recruitment...

Tell us more about your project!

Fill in the form at the top of this page. We will contact you within 3 days to provide information, advice and support.

Some testimonials Videos

Agrofood : Brueggen chose Auvergne from Auvergne Business on Vimeo.

Dachser : on the road (UK version) from Auvergne Business on Vimeo.


INFO : 3 questions to Vincent Bourgon, manager of IKO. He chose to set up in Auvergne to serve the entire France.


What is the approach of the IKO Group with this implantation Combronde?

The Dutch company IKO has already a factory in France, near Rouen, in the manufacture of bituminous members. But with the growth of the insulation market in the country and the saturation of the Dutch factory, we needed a new manufacturing facility located in an area that allows us to serve all of France.

This is the case near the city of Clermont-Ferrand, in Auvergne ...

Effectively. A71/A75/A89 motorway are more central and cheaper than in Lyon. This is a position that allows us to streamline our transportation and therefore lower costs.

At what stage of the project are you ?

The excavation began in 2012. Buildings will be built at the end of 2013 and we will launch activities right after that!

Your contact

Project manager / Inward Investment

+33 (0)4 73 19 60 22

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