Aeronautics in Val d’Oise

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The Val d’Oise department is home to one of the main European and international airport hubs with Paris Roissy- Charles de Gaulle International Airport, a global platform for air transport and freight, the business airports of Paris-Le Bourget and Pontoise-Cormeilles-en- Vexin, in Cergy-Pontoise. Paris-Roissy-CDG employs 85,000 people in 700 companies and over 200 occupations in 11 main business fields.

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SIAE - First global aeronautics fair

Every two years, Val d’Oise hosts the first International Space and Aeronautics Fair (SIAE) in Le Bourget that brings together all of the global stakeholders in the aeronautics industry around the latest technological innovations.
The exhibition’s 300,000 m2 provide the opportunity to discover aircraft on the ground and in flight and to meet with 2,000 companies (including some 50 from the Val d’Oise department) from around the world.

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The aeronautics sector employs nearly 175,000 people1 in France. It includes 350 companies, mostly parts manufacturers and sub-contractors the majority of which are SMEs recognised for their know-how. The sector dedicates 15% of its turnover to R&D. Val d’Oise accounts for 10% of the aeronautics jobs in the Île-de-France region, concentrated in Argenteuil-Bezons, Cergy-Pontoise, in the Montmorency Valley or near the Paris-Roissy-CDG and Paris-Le Bourget airports.
Val d’Oise and the aeronautics industry, a history that dates back to the previous century. The first aircraft were manufactured outside of Paris, along the River Seine, just like cars. Some buildings on the site of the Dassault Aviation establishment which is involved in assembling military (Rafale) or civilian (Falcon) aeroplanes were built at the beginning of the previous century.

Val d’Oise covers all fields of aeronautics

A veritable aeronautics territory equipped with three airports, the Val d’Oise department covers the whole range of occupations in the aeronautics and airport services industry.
• Aircraft construction, both military and civilian: Dassault Aviation and Airbus Helicopters.
• Aeronautic sub-contractors : numerous SMEs (Aertec, Cefival, Chromalloy, Goodrich Actuation System Sas, Hispano Suiza, Laroche, Le Joint Français, Mäder, etc.) work here for Boeing, Airbus, Dassault, Embraer, etc.
• Aeronautic fasteners (hanging, rivet): two rivet manufacturing units, Lisi Aerospace (Blanc Aero industries) and Alcoa in Cergy- Pontoise, form an international centre of excellence in this field.

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Aeronautics maintenance: Dassault Falcon Service for private jets ; Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance for servicing nearly 1,500 aeroplanes belonging to 150 national and international airlines ; Vector Aerospace France (formerly Seca), another specialist in turboprop maintenance and engines.
Pilot training and practice with Air France-KLM, Flight Safety, Sim Aero Training, etc. which run flight simulators, as well as specialised centres, for general aviation, such as Hispano Suiza, a leader in France.
Aircraft ground handling, grouping together several companies around the Paris-Roissy-CDG and Paris-Le Bourget airports, such as France Handling, Universal, Signature, etc. as well as catering companies (aeroplane refuelling, food, blankets, magazines, in-flight duty-free shops, etc.) such as Servair, New Rest, Uppersky Gourmet, etc.

Aeronautics continues to investments in Val d’Oise

In three years, major manufacturing projects have confirmed that Val d’Oise is the territory in which the aeronautics industry has invested the most.
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance inaugurated the « Zephyr», in Roissy-en-France in 2012, a test bench for reactors on an international scale capable of carrying out tests on large aeroplane engines like those on the Boeing 777 and A380.


This building (€43 million) allows around 300 aeroplane engines to be tested each year. Hélios (€45 million) is home to the Aerostructures sector for Air France Industries KLM in a new building in Roissy-en-France, to attract the «aerostructures» market for fleets in the making: B787, A350.
Airbus Helicopters (80,000 m2) is opening a manufacturing (production of blades, logistics, offices, restaurant) and R&D site at the Paris-Le Bourget airport. Finally, numerous SMEs and mid-cap companies are undertaking substantial projects for production sites in Val d’Oise, proof of this sector’s development.



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ASTech Paris Region

This aerospace Competitiveness Cluster, the first French cluster in Aeronautics, Space and Onboard Systems, groups together 100,000 employees, the majority of whom work in R&D. It brings together renowned companies in Val d’Oise such as Paris Airports, Aertec, Airbus Helicopters, Cefival, Dassault Aviation, Lisi Aerospace, Safran, Thales, etc. that network with the Val d’Oise Department, territorial authorities, public and private researchers and local SMEs.

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> Research and higher education

ENSEA: Graduate school in electrical engineering, computer science and telecommunications
ECS-Lab: Quartz (Greater Paris Polytechnical Institude laboratory: ENSEA– EISTI SUPMECA): System Command Team
ETIS (CNRS - ENSEA - UCP): Information Processing and Systems Team
LERMA (CNRS- ENS Cachan - Observatoire de Paris - UPMC - UPC) : Laboratory for Studies of Radiation and Matter in Astrophysics

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 1- Statistical data from the debate held on 12 May 2015 in the National Assembly



LPMS (CEA - UCP): Laboratory of Physics of Materials and Surfaces
LPPI (UCP): Laboratory of Physico- Chemistry of Polymers and Interfaces
MRTE (UCP) : Geography Laboratory on Mobility, Networks, Territories and Environment
SATIE (CNAM - CNRS - ENS Cachan - ENSRennes - IFSTTAR- Paris-Sud- UCP): Laboratory for Systems and Applications in
Information and Energy Technologies

> Public laboratories

Sagem Groupe SAFRAN

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Flagship companies in the Val d’Oise department

Conseil Alcoa Fastening Systems - Space and aeronautics industries
Aertec - Aeroplane seat maintenance
Airbus Helicopters - Helicopter blade test bench
Air France Industries Klm Engineering & Maintenance - Aircraft servicing and maintenance
Aircraft Interior Products (AIP) - Aeroplane finishes and interior renovation
Cefival - Steel tubes and sections for aeronautics
Chromalloy - General mechanics
Dassault Aviation - Aeroplane construction
Dassault Falcon Service - Business aviation jets
Elno - Audio and technology systems
Goodrich Actuation System SAS - Navigation equipement
Hispano-Suiza - Aircraft engines
Laroche Group - General mechanics sub-contractor for Airbus Helicopters
Le Joint Français - Specialised adhesives
Lisi Aerospace - Metal parts casting for aeronautics
Mäder - Paints and solvents
Sagem Défense Sécurité (Safran) - Navigation electronics and defense
Thales Training Simulation - Helicopter, military aeroplane simulators
Trochet - High-precision mechanics
Vector Aerospace France - Maintenance, repair and revision (MRR) for helicopters and aircraft

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Security, safety and risk management in Val d’Oise

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GSI (Global Security Initiatives)

The Economic Expansion Committee (CEEVO) and the Association Pays de Roissy-CDG set up a Global Security Initiatives think tank in 2014 for improved governance across public, private, civil and military management bodies. The objective: focus on anticipation and not just compliance in terms of security within businesses, administrations and communities with the aim of promoting crisis prevention and implementing a capacity for defence at all regional levels.

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CEEVO raises the profile of the security, safety and risk management sector with studies, information resources and databases, making them available to the businesses and academic institutions in the sector and by supporting networks and organising initiatives and events via the GSI think tank.

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The security, safety and risk management market is undergoing major change and strong growth. The market has taken on a whole new dimension in the wake of global terrorist attacks and the Sony and TV 5 Monde hacking incidents. The technology is evolving fast, with a powerful impact on how businesses and administrations develop in the face of globalisation.

Growth in industrial cyber-crime, such as cyber-terrorism, is reflected in a 51% increase in attacks in France in 2014. The sectors most affected are not banking and insurance, but the industrial sector. Pharma, armaments, chemicals and energy are the main targets alongside the press and publishing. The impact of such attacks is increasing in terms of financial loss, loss of clients, employee poaching and loss of image. At the time of the Sony data hacking incident, all areas of the company were affected.

Administrations and businesses face unidentified risks due to the growth of data volumes (big data, cloud computing, mobility, etc.), increased number of interrelationships (Internet of Things) and sophistication of unpredictable, asymmetrical and polymorphous threats, particularly in cyberspace. New solutions such as networked cars, intelligent networks and social networks, Industry 4.0, digital hospitals, e-health and smart cities have opened up the way to further disaster scenarios taking advantage of the many inherent flaws, resulting in a major impact on both the industrial fabric and local populations.

All aspects of the security, safety and risk management sector are represented in Val d’Oise. The department is home to the world’s biggest operators in the sector, such as Autoliv Electronic (vehicle safety), Morpho (world biometrics expert), Thales with its simulation arm and three major data security players: Atos (worldwide leader in digital services), Sophos (global leader in IT security) and EMC2 (world data management specialist).

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We also have Airbus Helicopters (aeronautical construction), Brinks (banking security), 3M (diversified technology), UTC Fire & Security Services, Sagem Défense Sécurité (inertial and optronic technology) and 500 SMEs and SMIs, some specialising in airport security and another operating in the security for people and property (video-surveillance and security staff, etc.) around the airport platform at Paris Roissy-CDG.

Val d’Oise also has a network of public and private laboratories working on the latest research into the sector (ESSEC, EISTI and EPMI, etc.).
The new Pôle Judiciaire de la Gendarmerie Nationale (PJGN) has made its home in Pontoise, including the Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale (IRCGN), the Service Central de Renseignement Criminel (SCRC) and the Centre de Lutte contre les Criminalités Numériques (C3N).

Implemented by CEEVO (Comité d’Expansion Économique du Val d’Oise) and the Association du Pays de Roissy-CDG, Global Security Initiatives (GSI) focuses on three different areas
1. Protection of users: defining “global security” requirements to provide support with the digital revolution that is changing the way we live and the way businesses work.
2. Economic competitiveness: boosting the national security, safety and risk management sector and devising a technological response and tailored services for addressing
security issues.
3. Attraction of the region: conducting local experiments. The challenge we face is to bring managers from regional communities together to deliver a “development with
confidence” approach for investors looking for a secure environment with room to grow.

Val d’Oise is the “ideal place for experimentation”, drawing legitimacy from the presence of critical infrastructures such as Roissy-CDG and its location at the hub of Grand Paris.


It has access to the world’s ten biggest players in the security, safety and risk management sector and their research laboratories located in the region, and can draw on a wealth of experience in the aviation sector.

The aim of GSI in Val d’Oise is to develop new technological responses and services. The approach also feeds into several plans under the Nouvelle France Industrielle (intelligent networks, digital hospitals, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, contact-less services, etc.). 



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Université Paris Seine

The COMUE Université Paris Seine, covering the Université de Cergy-Pontoise and 12 establishments, has selected security as an international excellence project.

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> Université de Cergy-Pontoise (UCP)
ERRMECe: Équipe de recherche sur les relations matrice extracellulaire-cellules
• Extracellular matrix, cellular behaviour and physiopathology
• Biofilm and Microbial Behaviour at Interfaces
L2MGC: Laboratoire de mécanique et matériaux du génie civil
• Mechanical and thermal behaviour of civil engineering materials and structures
ETIS: Équipes Traitement de l’Information et Systèmes
• Multimedia data indexing and data integration
- Digital communications
- Neurocybernetics
- Reconfigurable systems on a chip
SATIE: Systèmes et Applications des Technologies de l’Information et de l’Énergie
• IT security: turbocodes
• Aviation security: reliability of on-board systems
THEMA: Théorie Économique, Modélisation et
• Risk and finance
MRTE: Mobilité, Réseaux, Territoires et Environnement
- Safety of people and property: flooding incidents
- Environmental risk and damage
LPTM: Laboratoire de physique théorique et modélisation
• Nanophysics, condensed matter, complex systems
• Integrable systems
• Stochastic modelling of major systems
CESDIP: Centre de recherche sociologique sur le droit et les institutions pénales

It also focuses on boosting and deepening the network of SMEs and SMIs and setting an example at national and international level.

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: Laboratoire d’Études Juridiques et Politiques
• CERSC : Centre d’Étude et de Recherche en Sciences Criminelles

Technology Platforms
• Cosmétomique: Objective measurement for cosmetics
• Analyse & Microscopie: Innovative materials and processes
• LaserInnov: Characterisation, conservation and restoration
• Analyse et microscopie: Innovative materials and processes.

> École de Biologie Industrielle (EBI)
Prevention - Remediation: Evaluation and identification of industrial and environmental risk, product protection and conservation:
• Microbiological safety, new antimicrobials, probiotics
• Health and safety, risk management
• Modelling environmental, biological and industrial spills
• Bio-remediation and photo-catalysis

>Laboratoire Quartz (EISTI-ENSEA-Supmeca)
• Complex systems, mechatronic systems,
• Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), emantic web
• Reduced and compact multi-physics models
• Operating safety and dynamic system reconfiguration
• Intelligent materials

> École d’ingénieur en Agro-Développement International (ISTOM)
• Strategy of players in the South in response to climate, social and economic impacts
• Innovative process diagnostics and impact evaluation
• Evaluation of support systems.

> ECAM EPMI : LR2E : Laboratoire de Recherche en Éco-innovation Industrielle et Énergétique
• Energy and City of the Future
• Production and Green Logistics
• Mechatronics and On-Board Systems


Major companies in Val d’Oise

3M France - Diversified technologies
ATOS - Digital services
BRINK’S France - Banking security
BUREAU VERITAS - Regulations
EMC2 - Data management
FORCLUM ÉNERGIE SERVICES - Overhead power lines
ICTS - Airport security
LABORATOIRE CERBA - Medical security
MORPHO - Biometrics
MSP - Global security assistance
NEDAP - Anti-theft protection
NEO SECURITY - Biological monitoring
PSID - Fire safety
SAFRAN - Biometric ID
SAGEM - Inertial and optronic technology
SECURITAS France - Surveillance and security
STERIGENE - Sterile process engineering
SOPHOS - IT security
THALES - Simulation
UTC Fire & Security Services - Fire safety

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Technologies and environmental eco-activities in the Val d’Oise



The Val d'Oise is playing its part in the rise of environmental engagement, hosting the largest biomass heating plant in France at Cergy-Pontoise, the model nanofiltration water treatment plant at Méry-sur-Oise and Véolia Environnement's training centre at Jouy-Le-Moutier.

carre France is keen to welcome champions of green growth. State recognition of competitiveness clusters dedicated to eco-technologies relating to water, waste management, construction and energy illustrate this desire. Water, treatment of soil pollution, carbon sequestration, deep geothermal energy, energy from waste, sustainable buildings and noise treatment all represent sources of economic potential offering perspectives for growth in French industry. France has more waste treatment plants than any other European country (365 incinerator plants, compared to 154 in Germany and 164 in Italy). Their purpose is

to minimise the hazardous nature of waste as well as make it easier to handle and recycle. It is estimated that France has over 8000 eco-businesses; the national market represents 20% of the European market as a whole. These companies employ a total of 650,000 people. France is characterised by the presence of worldleading multinationals alongside highly dynamic SMEs. Thanks to the presence of eco-industry multinationals, the Ile-de-France region accounts for half the national turnover in this sector and 50,000 jobs: a clear indication of the role played by the region in developing businesses working in the field.

The Val d'Oise département is part of the Île-de-France region, which is responsible for half of all national eco-activity turnover. The Val d'Oise itself is already home to some 300 companies working in this rapidly expanding sector.


«In order to keep pace with this rapidly-expanding sector (with average annual growth of between 5 and 10%, rising to 10-12% for waste processing and 30-40% for new energy technologies), national, regional and department initiatives will be taken throughout France with the aim of structuring this key sector ".
Department of Enterprise, Competition, Consumption, Labour and Employment, Ile-de-France Region.


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D'ores Ile-de-France as a whole and the Val d'Oise in particular already benefit from a number of important assets for the development of ecoindustries:
the historical origin of a large number of environmental technologies, designed and developed in the region;
a closely-knit fabric of innovative SMEs working in specific technological niches;
major private and public-sector R&D centres;
the presence of multinationals in leading

positions in traditional environmental sectors;
a broad variety of consulting,
engineering and service professionals. The Val d'Oise is home to some 300 companies involved in environmental technology, spread across a number of fields. Every aspect of eco-activity (waste, water, air, noise, soil and energy) is represented in the Val d'Oise to differing degrees. In terms of the number of companies, waste tops the list, accounting for 48% of all companies, followed by water (29%) and just 4% relating to noise. 40%

are commercial in nature, 35% are industrial, while the remaining 25% are service-based. One of the historic flagship companies is Véolia Environnement, which set up its training centre here in 1994: every year, it welcomes 14,000 interns (6,500 on its Campus) and over 10,000 other visitors


The Val d'Oise Economic Development Board (Comité d'Expansion Économique du Val d'Oise, CEEVO) promotes fields of excellence locally. It works with networks of high-performance companies involved in these sectors, supporting projects designed to bring together the department's economic and institutional stakeholders through the Conseil Général's 2009-2019 Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development of the Economy and Employment.


AACTIBIO (Treatment products and biological filters) - Montmagny

ASHLAND France (Water treatment) - Bezons 

CANADA CLIM (Low-energy heating and air conditioning solution) - L'isle Adam

CGECP (Waste sorting, incineration and composting) - Saint-Ouen-L'aumone

FASEO (Renewab le energies) - Argenteuil

HYTEC INDUSTRIE (Construction of liquid industrial effluent treatment plants) - Saint-Ouen-L'aumone

IDEX ÉNERGIES (Climate control) - L'isle Adam

SIDAC (Waste processing equipment) - Ennery

SILEX INTERNATIONAL (Manufacture and marketing of hydrometric, groundwat er depollution and pumping equipment) - Ennery

ULTRAFILTER (Air handling equipment) - Vigny

VÉOLIA PROPRETÉ IDF (Industrial waste reception for sorting and recycling) - Goussainville

WATERLEAU France (Air depollution) - Cergy

COVED (Waste collection and processing) - Argenteuil


carre The OECD definition of eco-industry refers to "activities which produce goods and services to measure, prevent, limit, minimize or correct environmental damage to water, air and soil, as well as problems related to waste, noise and eco-systems." These eco-activities may be exercised by public administrations such as municipalities, local area authorities or private companies: the latter are known as "eco-businesses". Eco-businesses in France are enjoying rapid growth: overall, they grow faster in economic terms than the national average, successfully export their products and expertise and have a highly promising outlook. The growing awareness of the fragility of our mode of development is inciting governments to adopt increasingly stringent environmental policies; in turn, these generate new markets for ecobusinesses. What is more, the OECD/Eurostat definition specifies that eco-activities include "technologies, products and services that reduce environmental risk and minimise pollution and resources..." The definition excludes the manufacture of products and equipment which are "clean" or "lean" (in terms of energy or raw materials). However, any clearly identifiable research/ development and engineering activity prior to the marketing of such "cleaner" or "lowenergy- use" products has been classified as an eco-activity. The field of eco-activities also includes all companies whose activity is related indirectly to the first type of company: industrial products designed solely for environmental use and construction activities requiring

specific technical expertise. Unlike 'curative' activities (such as end-ofprocess collection and treatment of polluting effluents, waste disposal, subsequent depollution of contaminated sites and soils and so on) which currently make up the majority of eco-industrial activities, 'preventive' activities are aimed at introducing changes to the design and operation of production systems and urban districts.


carre Launched in September 2004, the Yvelines / Val d'Oise eco-industry network is the fruit of an initiative by the Versailles Val d'Oise / Yvelines Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Composed of companies which are leaders in their respective fields, its purpose is to bring together key expertise and skills relating to the environment in the following fields:
- waste collection, processing and recycling
- production of industrial water and treatment of waste water,
- treatment of gas emissions,
- reduction of noise and vibrations from equipment, etc.,
- soil depollution and site restoration,
- equipment for the production of renewable energies,
- emissions analysis and measurement,
- consultancy and design relating to the environment and sustainable development; High Environmental Quality (HQE) construction. The aim of this network is to enhance members' individual and collective competitiveness by promoting dialogue between local stakeholders.

Higher education and research:

LAMBE: Analysis and Modelling for Biology and the Environment - University of Cergy-Pontoise - Saint Martin Site
ERRMECe: Extracellular matrix/cellular relationships research team - University of Cergy-Pontoise - Saint Martin Site
L2MGC: Civil engineering mechanics and materials lab - University of Cergy-Pontoise - Neuville Site
LPPI: Physical Chemistry of Polymers and Interfaces Laboratory - University of Cergy-Pontoise - Neuville Site
GEC: Cergy Geoscience and Environment lab - University of Cergy-Pontoise - Neuville Site

SATIE: Information Technology and Energy Systems and Applications Laboratory - University of Cergy-Pontoise - Neuville Site
SOSCO: Selective Organic Synthesis and Organometallic Chemistry laboratory - University of Cergy-Pontoise - Neuville Site
MRTE: Mobility, Networks, Localities and the Environment - University of Cergy-Pontoise - Chênes 2 Site


The ESSEC offers a Masters specialising in Urban Management, Environment and Services.
The EISTI offers a Masters specialising in Local Risk Management.
The ITIN offers a number of Masters in network and communications engineering.
The ISTOM trains engineers in International Agro-Development.















DThe University of Cergy-Pontoise offers a professional Masters at the crossroads between civil engineering, electrical engineering and industrial computer science. Students have to complete practical technical projects (100 hours) and at least 26 weeks' worth of work placements over two years.

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Véolia Environnement is the only multinational to bring together services covering water, energy, transport and cleaning, with over 330,000 employees in 72 countries. Its subsidiary Véolia Propreté Île-de-France offers global and environmentally-friendly solutions for all types of waste, including collection and recycling through sorting, composting, incineration and storage. Located in the Val d'Oise, the Goussainville Regional Agency manages a number of facilities, including Véolia Propreté Île-de-France's Non-Hazardous Waste Storage site, the final and vital link in the waste processing chain on the multi-activity site at Plessis-Gassot Bouqueval. This site, which employs some 100 people, features the very latest technology in recycling and care for the environment. Waste is inspected immediately on arrival: its origin, the identity

of the customer and carrier, the type of waste, the presence of any radioactivity and so on are all recorded for maximum traceability. Visual inspection enables pre-sorting of recyclable waste such as cardboard, plastic, steel and wood. The rest is buried in specific compartments to ensure groundwater is not contaminated, equipped with a drainage system to collect the biogas produced by waste fermentation. This biogas is then routed to an energy-from-waste unit, where it is turned into electricity. Rainwater which has passed through the waste is also treated and purified before being returned to the natural environment. Véolia Propreté Île-de-France also manages a number of other facilities in the Val d'Oise, with collection points and processing centres at Vigny, Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône and Sarcelles and a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) treatment plant at Gonesse. Since 1994, the Val d'Oise has also been home to the Véolia Environnement Campus. This accommodates a lifelong training centre, an Institute of the Urban Environment and the headquarters of the group's Training Department.


Véolia Environnement Campus: facts and figures ------------------------------------------

Located in the grounds of the Écancourt Château estate in Jouy-Le-Moutier, the Véolia Environnement Campus has 22,000 m2 of space. It caters for 610 apprentices, 14,000 interns (6,500 of them on the Campus itself) and over 10,000 visitors annually. In terms of initial training, it offers 16 professional diplomas relating to water, cleaning, transport and energy, ranging from NVQ-type qualifications to Masters, and dispenses a total of 450,000 hours' worth of lifelong training to the group's employees.



Located in the Val d'Oise since 1988, Hytec Industrie is an engineering company which specialises in the design, construction and maintenance of industrial effluent treatment and recycling facilities. With a workforce of 40, the company has commercial sites in Cergy-Pontoise (its headquarters), Lyon and Poitiers. It operates at every stage of the water management cycle in industry: treating raw water prior to use (filtration, ion exchange, reverse osmosis); consumption control and recycling (ion exchange and membrane separation; evapoconcentration; purifying residual water prior to discharge using physical/chemical or biological processes). The company has already set up over 500 installations, some 30 of them abroad, in fields as diverse as surface treatment and mechanics, chemicals, the glass industry, cardboard manufacture, industrial laundry, agribusiness, waste treatment and groundwater depollution. Hytec Industrie has also structured its service business to address the growing need for contracted maintenance and operation. In addition to a large number of SMEs, the company's customers include Alcatel, Arcelor, Areva, Bic, BRGM, EADS, Faurecia, Monnaie de Paris, PSA, RATP, Renault, Saint- Gobain,

Socar Smurfit, SNCF, Total and other well-known firms. Its local customers include Air France Industries in Roissy, Dassault Aviation and André Richard in Argenteuil, the Inter-Hospital Laundry in Gonesse, Atotech, Elis Localinge and Lisi Automotive in Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône. In 2009, Hytec Industrie was awarded ISO 14001 certification, further strengthening its credibility in terms of sustainable development.








Established in 1924, Ashland Water Technologies is one of the five leading companies worldwide for chemical additives and products designed for environmentallyfriendly water treatment. Its French subsidiary Ashland Industries France SAS is headquartered in Alizay in the Eure, while its administrative and sales departments (employing some 100 people) have been located in Bezons in the Val d'Oise since 1991. Wholeheartedly committed to environmental protection, Ashland devises and formulates its own products, favouring the use of raw materials and technologies with the least possible impact on health, safety and environment. With a focus on water treatment, over the last 15 years Ashland has developed products and equipment ranges based on renewable raw materials and with minimal or even zero impact on the environment. Its revolutionary technologies include the Enviroplus® corrosion inhibitor range (*) and the Sonoxide® ultrasound water treatment system (**). As a result, Ashland is a leading supplier for a number of sectors: mining, chemicals (adhesives, industrial coatings, inks, pigments and so on), mechanical and manufacturing industries (automotive, pharmaceuticals, textiles, etc.) as well as municipal water treatment plants. There is considerable growth in demand from the tertiary sector (offices, schools, hospitals, etc.)

and agribusiness (beverages, canning plants and dairy products). A score of its clients are located in the Val d'Oise. Ashland is also the world's leading producer of chemical products with minimal health impact for the manufacture of paper.

(*) corrosion inhibitors and dispersants, including a biodispersant which occurs naturally in orange peel!
(**) a non-chemical biocide water treatment system based on a combination of ultrasound and air bubbles

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Safety, security and risk management in the Val d’Oise



Every aspect of the safety - security - risk management industry is represented in the Val d'Oise, striking an ideal balance between the subsidiaries of eight of the ten largest global security operators (including Sagem, the expert in biometrics) and networks both of SMEs and SMIs - 500 throughout the department - and of public and private-sector laboratories, at the cutting edge of research in the many fields relating to this sector.

carre The safety - security - risk management market has experienced considerable growth over the last few years. In the wake of the attacks in New York on September 11, 2001, this market has taken on a completely new dimension. Today, it mirrors profound changes in society and technological progress alike. There are many innovations in this domain, with a number of promising applications. The market, whose purpose is to ensure the flow of people and merchandise through so-called sensitive infrastructures such as airports, ports, stations, research centres, commercial hubs and districts, sports venues and so on, has expanded to include other complex fields such as fingerprint and facial recognition using biometrics, street surveillance by means of drone overflights and food safety controls. The need to manage and secure people and property has given rise to the development of RFID chips, presently used to provide traceability of commercial products, soon to be extended to

identification of pets and perhaps ultimately destined to become our means of personal identification. Other applications such as GPS have enabled the development of tags used for newborns - as well as to track delinquents and repeat offenders. All these techniques, which involve handling electronic data, require the use of ITCs (Information and Communication Technologies) and the secure transfer of data in every field. These types of expertise are the preserve of "SSIIs" (computer engineering service companies) and relate to securing and administrating everything from our bank accounts to personal medical records, as well as activities such as the secure organisation of the Olympic Games the world over.


«RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a method which can be used to store and recover data remotely using metallic tags known as RFID tags. These tags, which consist of an antenna and an electronic chip which responds to radio waves and transmits data remotely, may be fixed to products or incorporated within them.»


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While the leading companies in safety, security and risk management illustrate a current trend towards concentration, the 10 largest security operators are still foreign multinationals. Of these 10 multinationals, eight have subsidiaries located in the Val d'Oise, including the Swedish group Securitas, the American Brink's Control Security, UTC Fire & Security Services (the fruit of the merger of Chubb, Sicli and Cofisec, resulting in France's leading security firm), Tyco Electronics, the Danish firm Autoliv Electronics / NCS Autoliv, Neo Security and ICTS France, a subsidiary of the German

group Fraport. In addition, the presence in Cergy-Pontoise of two R&D labs belonging to the French group Safran, the world leader in biometric and multi-biometric sensors, has further raised the profile of the Val d'Oise as regards future locations by French and international firms. In Osny, in the same metropolitan district, Morpho offers particular expertise in multi-biometrics. In Eragny-sur-Oise, also part of Cergy-Pontoise, Sagem is developing a large number of applications based on inertial and optronic technologies. The Val d'Oise - and more particularly, the region around the Paris Roissy-Charles DeGaulle airport hub - is home to

many companies specialising in airport security, as well as an extensive network of SMEs with competencies relating to the security of people and property (CCTV, surveillance personnel, etc). Meanwhile, two leading firms in electronic data archiving and management have chosen to set up their headquarters in Bezons: the US firm EMC2 (for the headquarters of its French operations, with 700 employees) and the French company Atos Origin, with a local workforce of 4500.


The Val d'Oise Economic Development Board (Comité d'Expansion Économique du Val d'Oise, CEEVO) promotes fields of excellence locally. It works with networks of high-performance companies involved in these sectors, supporting projects designed to bring together the department's economic and institutional stakeholders through the Conseil Général's 2009-2019 Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development of the Economy and Employment.



3M France (multiple technologies) - Cergy-Pontoise
ATOS ORIGIN (IT security)
- Bezons
TECHNOLOGIES (vehicle security) - Survilliers
BRINK'S France (banking security)
- Roissy-Cdg
BUREAU VERITAS (regulatory inspections)
- Osny
- Bezons
FORCLUM ÉNERGIE SERVICES (electrical infrastructures for air traffic)
- Cergy
ICTS (airport security)
- Roissy-Cdg
LABORATOIRE CERBA (medical security)
- Saint-Ouen-L'Aumône
MORPHO (formerly Sagem Security) (multi-biometric expertise)
- Osny
MSP (GlobalSecurityAssistance)
- Goussainville
NEDAP (anti-theft protection)
- Osny
Neo Security (biological control)
- Cergy
PSID (fire prevention)
- Argenteuil
SAGE M (inertial and optronic technologies)
- Eragny-sur-Oise
- Roissy-CDG
SILLIKER (food inspections)
- Cergy
UTC Fire & Security Services: CHUBB, SICLI and COFISEC
- Cergy


carre S2R2, the Roissy Safety-Security-Networks collective, brings together twelve SMEs1 in the Roissy-Charles De Gaulle area offering specialist services and equipment relating to security, safety and risk management. The network allows its members to meet the most exacting demands of main contractors. Establishment of this federation of SMEs is one tangible result of a project undertaken by the "Pays de Roissy-CDG" Economic Development and Local Planning working party. The Roissy- CDG area comprises 110 municipalities located in four Ile-de-France departments: the Oise, Val d'Oise, Seine-Saint-Denis and Seine-et- Marne. Intensive coordination of studies carried out by the CEEVO and the Val d'Oise / Yvelines Chamber of Commerce and Industry led to the creation of S2R2. This non-profit structure allows 12 companies specialising in the design and installation of high-end security systems (access doors, CCTV, etc.) to enter an extensive market and fulfil the criteria required to respond to large-scale calls for tender. By pooling their skills, together their abilities extend to cover the whole of their sector of business, from the manufacture of products through to the deployment of solutions and after-sales service, thereby enabling them to offer a 360° solution to customers.


carre A recent survey of the "safety, security and risk management" sector in the Val d'Oise carried out by the CEEVO reveals that irrespective of their precise sphere of activity within the field, the department's companies often have the same objectives, particularly as regards the development of new products and the conquest of new markets by expanding their business. The survey begins by analysing the role of the "safety, security and risk management" sector in the Val d'Oise, identifying the activities present within the department (security of individuals and property, computer security, biological security, vehicle security and airport safety and security; civil security, fire prevention, food safety, environmental security and biometric security). It then goes on to examine the biometrics industry. It concludes by providing details of a survey directed at Val d'Oise laboratories specialising in these fields and supplying recommendations for structuring and developing this industry inthe department.


State-funded laboratories:

University of Cergy-Pontoise: LERMA / LAMAP: Molecular and atomic physics applied to astrophysics

University of Cergy-Pontoise: SATIE / UMR 8029:
- Computer security: turbocodes
- Aircraft security: reliability of on-board systems
University of Cergy-Pontoise: Mobility, Networks, Localities and the Environment (MRTE)
- Security of individuals and property: flooding
- Environmental risks and nuisances

School of Industrial Biology (École de Biologie Industrielle, EBI):
- Biological security: formulation, biocides, lifespan,challenge test, DTP
- Vehicle security: perceived sensory quality
- Food safety: formulation, natural biocides, shelf life
- Environmental security: bio-depollution - Medical security: gene therapy,

- Medical security: gene therapy, validation of pharmaceutical procedures, quality and environmental security systems

Psychology of Sport and Education Research and Information Unit (ILEPS):
- Food safety: effects of physical activity on dietary habits
- Psychological safety of individuals
International School of Data Processing Sciences (École Internationale des Sciences du Traitement de l'information, EISTI):
- Artificial intelligence
- Techniques enabling students to engage in individual distance learning (e-learning)

International Agro-Development Graduate School (ISTOM):
- Agribusiness
- Environmental protection / Forest ecology
- Soil protection

Privately-funded laboratories:
SAGEM and Morpho


- Audio and video monitoring
- Non-lethal police weapons
- Biometrics: identification of individuals using iris scans, fingerprints and facial recognition software
- Sensors to trigger alarms in the event of a terrorist attack
- Ultrasound devices to disperse noisy crowds
- Luggage scanners and portals for airport and retail security
- Minidrones to monitor roads
- ID chips for car parks and other public places
- 3D scanners to check new-generation chipped passports
- Sniffer robots to detect toxic emissions and packages containing explosives as well as the secure processing of all types of personal data carried over the Internet, including methods to combat phishing (in which Internet users are tricked into supplying their bank details in response to an e-mail).



Two companies in the Safran Group are present in Cergy-Pontoise, Sagem and Morpho (formerly Sagem Sécurité), further strengthening the Val d'Oise in the field of high-level technology. In Eragny, Sagem is developing a number of applications on the basis of inertial and optronics technologies. In Osny, Morpho is focusing on its particular expertise in multi-biometrics. This type of business further enhances the reputation of the Val d'Oise and is likely to encourage other French and international companies to locate here.




carre With its twin locations, Safran has consolidated the expertise of the Val d'Oise in the fields of aeronautics, defence and security. With turnover of €1.06 billion in 2009 and a workforce of 6700, Sagem is a world leader in solutions and services for optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civilian and defence markets. Ranked no. 1 in Europe and no. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems for aeronautical, marine and terrestrial applications, Sagem is also the world leader in helicopter flight commands and the European leader in optronics systems and tactical drone systems. 700 people work at Sagem's R&D centre in the Val d'Oise. Its expertise relates to a number of high-technology domains for defence and homeland security applications, such as inertial navigation and observation systems as well as data administration and transmission systems. Work on the site includes the development of navigation and guidance systems and hardware for maritime, terrestrial and aeronautical applications, ranging from submarines to Rafale and Airbus A400M aircraft and the NH90 European helicopter, via navigators for landbased vehicles. In the field of optronics, Sagem teams are developing systems for tactical drones (observation systems using remotely-controlled aircraft) used in the surveillance of operational theatres, such as the conflict in Afghanistan, in which Sagem's Sperwer SDTI drones are being used. The same degree of technological prowess is evidenced in the data-processing systems used by the French Army, destined for battlefield «digitisation» and the infantry modernisation programme (FELIN).


... Sagem's second site in the Val d'Oise is home to Morpho. This company is a renowned expert in detection and identification systems. A world leader in the field of multi-biometric technologies such as facial recognition and fingerprint, iris and vein scanning, it is also a key player in the smart card sector and employs 5600 people worldwide. In 2009, Morpho and its global subsidiaries recorded sales of €904 million. Morpho's research and development facility is located in Osny and employs 660 people. One illustration of its reputation in France is Morpho's selection by the National Secure Document Agency (ANTS) for the implementation and deployment of the biometric passport system throughout the national territory. This new solution improves the security of travel documents as well as combating identity fraud. Morpho's application collection and processing solutions have already been deployed in 2,000 town halls, allowing applicants' fingerprints to be recorded when their passport is created. The high degree

of security guaranteed by Morpho's solutions was a determining factor in their selection for this project. This has also been the case for its implementation of automated border crossing solutions, designed to speed up passenger throughput in airports whilst also enhancing security. Morpho has deployed its "Parafes" system, which allows border crossings based on fingerprint recognition, at Roissy Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports.








Established in 1997, Nedap France specialises in security supervision and access, marketing products developed by Nedap NV Netherlands and contributing its own expertise. Based in Eragny-sur-Oise since 2009, Nedap France employs 60 people and generates turnover of €17 million. The company offers made-to-measure solutions, tailored to its customers' operations and requirements, in the context of a long-term relationship of trust. Its expertise covers three major areas of business. These include security monitoring and access management for sensitive and complex sites such as banks, industrial and hydrocarbons sites, major administrations and classified facilities. Its prestigious list of customers includes the Banque de France, the French Senate, France Telecom, LCL, BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Natixis, Renault, Total, La Poste, GDF, Sanofi-Pasteur, Exxon. Meanwhile electronic protection against shoplifting in retail outlets and services has improved the point-of-sale management of a number of leading stores such as Monoprix, Casino, Leclerc, Décathlon, the Vivarte group, H&M, Pimkie, ERA and others. With over 30 years' worth of technical expertise in radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and in linking applications and databases, Nadap also serves libraries by providing automation and self-service solutions involving terminals which can be accessed directly by users for loans and returns, as well as document sorting and inventory procedures. 150 libraries in France have been equipped with this system, including those in Rennes, Strasbourg, Béziers, Aix-en-Provence, Calais as well as at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Nedap is part of the S2R2 (Roissy Safety-Security- Networks) federation.


The Chubb and Sicli brands, owned by the American group United Technologies Company, are present throughout France in 29 locations, with turnover of almost €380 million in 2009 and a total workforce of 3000. The headquarters, located in the Val d'Oise in Cergy-Pontoise on the Parc de l'Horloge estate, employs almost 300 people. The company specialises in security, intruder prevention, fire safety systems and extinguishers. It offers a range of anti-intrusion products: anti-intruder units for the residential, service, banking and industrial sectors; freestanding restricted access systems (Alliance range) as well as complex access control systems involving hundreds of doors and multiple sites, now known as videoprotection (Chubbvision range). The company also supplies and installs fire detection systems (Résonance range) suitable for both smaller premises (such as crèches and shops) and industrial sites, as well as fire protection systems (Plénitude range) featuring a full-orbed offering of extinguishing agents and fire control units. High-profile sites equipped by Chubb include terminal S4 at Paris Roissy Charles De Gaulle airport, the Eiffel Tower, the Sud Francilien Hospital, the Landes Proving Centre and the new Strasbourg Hospital. Sicli, France's leading provider of fire extinguishers and no. 1 in fire prevention, extinction and evacuation techniques, is another subsidiary of the same US firm and joined Chubb in Cergy-Pontoise in 2010. This move represents a further illustration of the department's competitiveness in terms of its global Security offering., et


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The Rubber and Polymers industry in the Val d'Oise


Aware of the strategic interest of the Rubber and Polymers industry, the Val d'Oise is home to many stakeholders in this sector. The reputation and synergies established by these national champions, multinationals and dynamic SMEs are encouraging other companies working in the industry to locate in the département.

carre France is the second-largest producer of tyres and rubber technical parts in Europe after Germany and ahead of Spain and Italy. The Val d'Oise is particularly involved in the progress of this industry. The work of major prime contractors and subcontractor SMEs located in the département covers several areas of the Rubber and Polymers industry such as processing, which includes tyres and industrial rubber, as well as finished products for companies (pipes, gaskets, belts, etc.) and individual consumers (gloves, boots, teats, etc.). This environment extends to suppliers, producers of raw materials, manufacturers of moulds and companies positioned on the waste recycling market.

Well-known companies located in the Val d'Oise include Hutchinson in Persan, Le Joint Français (a subsidiary of the Hutchinson group) in Bezons and 3M France in Cergy. The presence in the département of Axson, Electra Unic Industrie, Lisi Automotive Rapid, Cooper Standard Automotive France, Griffine is also noteworthy. All of these companies located in the Val d'Oise are involved in marketing and production activities, as well as R&D and the manufacture of innovative products.
The University of Cergy Pontoise is also part of this dynamic, offering a large number of courses relating to the industry, as are engineering schools such as the EBI(Higher Institute of Industrial Biology). They also act as genuine partners for the companies working in this sector in the Val d'Oise, focusing on targeting new markets and developing new products.



«Our customers have transferred their technological development to us. They submit their problem to us and we find the solution. That's how our business works today».
François Souchet, Managing Director of the Hutchinson "Sealants, adhesives and profiles" Division.


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This R&D is strengthened by the presence of the Elastopôle competitiveness cluster, which extends throughout the entire Val d'Oise département and whose aim is to create momentum for the industry by setting up

a platform for sharing knowledge and resources.
On the strength of this economic focus, the CEEVO (Val d'Oise Economic Development Board) has conducted a study aimed at assessing the current situation and

development prospects for the Rubber and Polymers industry in the département in order to provide with the best possible support and structure.



The Val d'Oise Economic Development Board (CEEVO) ensures the promotion of a number of industries of strategic excellence for the Val d'Oise.
It provides assistance for networks of effective companies involved in these sectors of business, most of which form part of the competitiveness cluster dynamic


Some well-known companies locate d in the Val d'Oise

- 3M France - ABRASIVE PRODUCTS, Cergy

carre The main objective of the RMVO, recognised by the DIACT (Regional Planning and Competitiveness Office) as a Local Productivity Environment, is the development of businesses working in all areas of the measurement and instrumentation sector in the Val d'Oise. The actions undertaken by this network have the following aims:
conducting strategic watch, which benefits all the companies in the sector involved in the manufacture of measuring instruments and scientific and technical control instruments;
organising collective action, in particular for metrology, with representation at trade shows in France and abroad; for instance, presence at the «Mesure expo» Exhibition every year in Paris;
establishing collaborative links with higher education, in particular the University of Cergy-Pontoise, which already has courses relating to expertise in instrumentation and measurement (vocational Bachelor's degree);
coordinating access to a website toraise the profile of member companies and promote the network.

As part of the efforts to bring together higher education establishments and SMEs in the département, undertaken by the CESE 95, (Val d'Oise Higher Education and Business Forum), each year the CEEVO is heavily involved in the Val d'Oise Research and Innovation Week. This week includes a large number of events in the Val d'Oise over five days in April and May: lectures, factory, company and research laboratory visits, business meetings and so on. This event is free of charge and open to all, providing an opportunity to get to know certain companies and laboratories in the area, such as those working in the rubber and polymers industry, as well as certain projects from the 9 competitiveness clusters in which the Val d'Oise is involved, such as the Elastopôle cluster.




Research and higher education: Training Centres
Cergy-Pontoise University («science and techniques faculty»):

- Biology department: vocational Bachelor's degree in biotechnology (specialising in production and diagnosis); Masters in biochemistry of materials; Masters in structured matter and living systems.

- Chemistry department:
vocational Bachelor's degree in industrial formulation; Masters in fine chemistry, polymers and analysis; Masters in control and quality; Masters in advanced techniques and materials science; PhD in chemistry; PhD in fluid mechanics.

EBI (Higher Institute of Industrial Biology): engineering diploma in industrial biology and Master of Business Engineering in Quality Assurance and Process Validation.

ATOMER offers ongoing vocational training in chemistry and polymers.
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Research laboratories working in Rubber and Polymers in the Val d'Oise
The University of Cergy- Pontoise has 4 Rubber and Polymers laboratories in the Val d'Oise:

- LPPI (Physical chemistry of Polymers and Interfaces Laboratory), which specialises in developing materials from conducting polymers and insulators.
- LPMS (Materials and Surface Physics Laboratory).
- ERRMECe (Extra- Cellular/Cellular Matrix Relationships Research Laboratory).
- SOSCO (Selective Organic Synthesis and Organometallic Chemistry laboratory). This research unit, set up by the University of Cergy- Pontoise, the ESCOM and the CNRS, has three teams of researchers specialising in applied organometallic chemistry for organic synthesis.

Challenge for SMEs in the rubber industry
Since January 2009, the professional organisations in the rubber industry have decided to step up their efforts in response to the call for projects entitled «Human capital - gaining skills for increased competitiveness» launched by the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment.
The project is being conducted by Elastopôle, in partnership with UCAPLAST (Joint professional union of Rubber and plastics SMEs) and the SNCP (National Rubber and Polymers Union).
Its purpose is to assist SMEs nationwide, more especially those in the Val d'Oise, in order to anticipate changes to their business, invest in human capital, help them with their situation as regards retirements and recruitment and thus develop their competitiveness using employment and skills diagnoses.

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 The Val d'Oise is home to nine competitiveness clusters including Elastopôle, recognised on July 5, 2007 by the Interminsterial Board of Regional Planning and Competitiveness. Elastopôle brings together companies, laboratories and training bodies in the Rubber and Polymers industry in the Val d'Oise. Its aim is to encourage business and employment by creating momentum for technological innovation and stimulating positive synergies between industry stakeholders.



media48834Elastopôle already has 70 members, including world-leading multinationals working in the field of tyres and industrial rubber, a network of SMEs with recognised industrial knowledge and public and private-sector laboratories (over 3,500 researchers) located in the Val d'Oise as well as in the Centre, Auvergne, Pays de Loire and Île-de-France regions. This competitiveness cluster relies on a large number of stakeholders in the Paris region, including the French Rubber and Polymers Centre which brings together the National Rubber and Polymers Union, the Rubber and Plastics Research and Control Laboratory (LRCCP), the Rubber Training Institute (IFOCA) and the University of Cergy-Pontoise.
Its aim is to broaden companies' product and service offerings by strengthening their competitive advantages thanks to new R&D and industrialisation techniques. To fulfil this mission, the cluster's research projects are structured around three major areas which the stakeholders located in the Val d'Oise identify with: business lines (materials, design, manufacturing processes and innovative products), energy and the environment, economics and social concerns. The effectiveness of the cluster focuses on the implementation of synergies between Industry, Research and Training – something which is already wellestablished in the Val d'Oise – with the aim of Elastopôle being recognised as a model of international competitiveness.


«The Val d'Oise is the most representative département in the Greater Paris area for rubber processing»
Bruno Marostegan, cluster director.




media48852The Hutchinson group is the world leader in industrial rubber, with sales of €3.1bn in 2008 and a total workforce of 27,500 on 118 sites in 26 countries. It is active on all the key markets in the Automotive business, the Aerospace Industry and for consumer goods. Hutchinson's operations in France date back to 1853 and the creation of the Aigle brand, which used to manufacture rubber boots in Montargis. Hutchinson is now part of Total's Chemicals division. In the Val d'Oise, the group is represented by a Hutchinson subsidiary in Persan and Le Joint Français in Bezons. Le Joint Français, a subsidiary of the group which was bought out in 1987, specialises in the manufacture of O-ring seals. It has a workforce of 500 in Bezons and a turnover of €130m. The «Sealants, adhesives and profiles» division does business in three highly technological product families and manufactures specific products for each:
the aeronautics industry: new sealants that reinforce the air-tightness of aircraft parts used on all civil aviation models by Airbus, Boeing, Dassault, Embraer, EADS, etc. as well as in military aviation, and soundproofing products for cabins,

the automotive industry: sealants for fixing windscreens and structural reinforcement,
the construction industry: sealants for double glazing and fire insulation in buildings.
"The development of this type of product is becoming increasingly cutting-edge", comments François Souchet, Managing Director of the "Sealants, adhesives and profiles" division and director of the four Le Joint Français factories (three in France and one in Shanghai), "we have to develop new products and applications corresponding to the ever-increasing needs of our customers".










The historic Val d'Oise SME, Chevalier, was founded in 1925, manufacturing orthopedic belts which were shipped all over the world. Many years later, in 2001, Jean-Marc Oudot and his partners took over Chevalier, still with excellent performance in silicone injection moulding for small, detailed and often very sophisticated technical parts for airtightness and suspension (miniaturisation). Just prior to this, Chevalier had taken over Cléret, which manufactures small dual-material technical parts made from rubber and metal. The companies target the automotive and industrial markets.
With a workforce of 65 in Argenteuil in the Val d'Oise and a subsidiary employing 14 people in Romania, Chevalier and Cléret, which have a combined annual sales volume of some €8 million, are aiming to consolidate their positions and develop a strategy directed towards new markets for moulding technology in the medical, pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics sectors.
Having been located in the Val d'Oise for 90 years, today Chevalier and Cléret appreciate the département's road links to Roissy airport and the la Défense business district, as well as the wealth of resources its networks represent. Both SMEs have a 

sustainable development policy, which includes using ready-to-use, processed silicones - minimising waste and hazardous handling in this sector in which «clean» manufacturing is a must.



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