Aeronautics / Naval / Optics-Photonics

We set up in Provence because of the presence of Airbus Helicopters and the TEAM Henri-Fabre project and because we considered this to be a territory where we could diversify our business activities.

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Provence, a Standard-Bearer For The Industries of the Future

The cross-fertilization of expertise and ideas among different companies and different industries is one reason the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis is a world leader in innovation. The strategic local sectors of aeronautics, naval technology, and optics-photonics are bolstered by the presence of vibrant companies in fields such as mechanical engineering, digital communication, metallurgy, electronics, machining, and manufacturing. Taken as a whole, this diverse network of skills and ideas makes companies in Provence some of the most competitive in the world market.

This integrated notion of innovation dates back to the early 20th century when Henri Fabre invented the world’s first seaplane in Provence by drawing upon the diverse technology of the region’s different industries. Today, Provence’s complementary industrial sectors are led by dynamic world leaders such as Thales, Safran, and Airbus Helicopters. This core of flagship companies helps to attract more businesses to the area and generates an important number of jobs.

The continued public and private investment in the aeronautics, naval technology, and optics-photonics sectors also benefits the broader economy in Provence. The development of innovative new applications and processes has spurred growth in such key areas as environmental services, health and medical technology, transportation and logistics, security and surveillance, telecommunications, heavy industry, and the agro-food industry.

Aeronautics
Aeronautics

Optics / Photonics
Optics / Photonics

Naval
Naval

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