Logistics & Supply chain

The figures talk for themselves

1st French port on the Atlantic Coast

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

2658 firms And 74,706 jobs

Source: Acoss-Urssaf 2020

1st French region for central (food) purchasing jobs

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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.

IS YOUR PROJECT DIFFERENT? LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT ITS BUSINESS POTENTIAL.

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Leading names

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Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters

EMC2

The French industrial cluster for advanced manufacturing technologies

www.pole-emc2.fr/the-emc2-competitiveness-cluster

Images & Réseaux

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

www.images-et-reseaux.com

Business clusters

PASCA

logistics and supply chain cluster

Be My Port

The promotional collective for the Nantes, Donges, Montoir and Saint-Nazaire port facilities.

www.bemyport.fr/en

Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port

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

www.nantes.port.fr/en

Innovation platforms

Proxinnov

An organization serving manufacturers, bringing together companies in the robotics sector
www.proxinnov.com/en/

Technocampus Smart Factory

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to industrial uses of virtual reality

www.technocampus-smart-factory.fr

Clarté

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

www.clarte-lab.fr

Academic and technological 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

Technological resources

CLARTE: technological resources center specialized in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and emerging technologies.