The figures talk for themselves

1st French port on the Atlantic Coast

TEU (Twenty Equivalent Unit) Source: French Ministry of Ecological Transition, 2021

2,700 firms And 74,700 jobs

Source: Solutions&co September 2022

1st French region for central food purchasing jobs


Great business opportunities in logistics and supply chain

Atlantic France is an ideal place to set your business up: the region is crossed by a busy trade corridor linking the Greater Paris region to the largest port on the French Atlantic coast.

You can choose the logistics arrangement that best suits your needs. The Nantes Saint-Nazaire port has become one of the very few multimodal hubs in Europe accessible by sea, river, motorways, high-speed rail infrastructures and an international airport.

The cities of Le Mans and Angers are important logistics hubs in the West of France and link the North and South of Europe. Join industry leaders such as GKN and Scania which have chosen this advantageous location for their operations across Europe.

Settle in a land of industry with integrated logistics solutions

In Atlantic France, you will benefit from the advantages of a major industrial region offering integrated logistics & supply chain solutions in key areas such as marine renewables, agrifood, aeronautics, car manufacturing, shipbuilding and e-commerce.

Find talent and top-level academic resources

A business grows thanks to the people who are part of it. Here, you will find individuals with great talent to recruit and specialised training organisations within the logistics and supply chain sector.

Take your place in a dynamic tech ecosystem

Last but not least, you will be immersed in a dynamic tech ecosystem, key to the development of our region’s logistics and supply chain sector: warehouse automation, drones, voice picking, etc.



Leading names


Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters


The French industrial cluster for advanced manufacturing technologies

Images & Réseaux

The reference cluster of digital innovation (Intelligent territory, smart home, e-education and e-health …)


Promotes and develops business and innovation in automotive industry

Business clusters


Logistics and supply chain cluster

Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port

The 4th largest metropolitan port and the leading port on the French Atlantic coast.

Neopolia Marine

more than 40 companies which pool their expertise and collaborate in order to respond innovatively to the needs of the shipbuilding industry

Innovation platforms


An organization serving manufacturers, bringing together companies in the robotics sector


Technology resource centre specialising in virtual reality, augmented reality and emerging technologies

Academic resources

Academic resources

  • AUDENCIA: Top European business schools with Supply Chain Risk Management and Supply Chain Financing Master
  • ICAM: This engineering school (Grande Ecole) delivers Engineering Degrees (Master level) and offers trainings in engineering : lectures and qualifications, internships in our labs in R&D projects (for short or long periods), research activities, cooperative programs
  • IMT Atlantique: Engineering School in the fields of Digital Technology, Energy & Environment
  • ISTELI Nantes: Higher Institute of Transport and International Logistics
  • Nantes University : a key player in France with its 12 laboratories, 16 diploma courses and 120 researchers involved.