Something of a “garden in the sea”, Bretagne’s status as a peninsula makes it an inherently unique location. Its strength stems from its natural environment, developing multi-faceted economic activities that combine earth and sea: farming, fishing and fish farming, processing industries, renewable energies, shipping and sailing, cars, tourism, biotechnology, and more. Bretagne strives to consolidate the relationship between its resources and its ability to transform and add value.
This facet attracts and inspires entrepreneurs and business leaders whether from the region, France or abroad, encouraging them to start businesses in Bretagne with a view to reaching out across the world. In the face of global competition, Made in Bretagne products stand out through their quality, authenticity and innovation.
Leaders based in Bretagne:
Agri-food & farming: Le Duff Group, Panavi, Laita, Sill, Triballat, Cooperl Arc Atlantique, SVA Jean Rozé, Groupe Bigard, Doux, LDC, D’aucy, Triskalia (Prince de Bretagne, Socopa), Connetable-Chancerelle, Petit Navire, Diana, Groupe Roullier, Invivo NSA.
Car industry: PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Bolloré / Blue Solutions, Cooper Standard, Sanden, Faurecia, Barre Thomas, Coriolis Composites.
Sailing and ship building: DCNS, Chantiers Piriou, Chantiers Navals Bernard, STX, Sobrena, Multiplast, SMM, CDK, Bic Sport
Defence and security: Thales, DCNS
Aeronautics: Thales, Sabena Technics, Coriolis Composites, Multiplast
Biotechnology & cosmetics: Groupe Rocher, Biotrial, BioMérieux, Roullier, Sanofi, and a host of innovative start-ups and SMEs.
Digital/electronics: Orange, Teamcast, Enensys, Astellia, Cordon Electronics, Keopsys, Syrlinks, Broadpeak, NKE, Secure-IC, Siepel, Asica, Canon Bretagne, Delta Dore, Thales Underwater Systems, Novatech Industries, and many innovative start-ups.