Technological industries

In Île-de-France (Paris region) the technological industries represent more than 280,000 jobs, in sectors as varied as the aeronautics & space, rail, naval, mechanical, electronic equipment, metallurgical, electrical, electronics, digital & IT, and automotive industries.

The sectors of activity

The technological industries cover a broad range of professional worlds, proposing a number of opportunities whatever the level of qualification, from the CAP Vocational Training Certificate through to Engineering Degrees.

 

 

Automotive

French and foreign manufacturers, subcontractors working in the sector, equipment manufacturers and their subcontractors, and coachbuilders.

 

 

 

Aeronautical, space
and defence industries

 

 

 

 

Rail

Manufacturers of rolling stock, engineering consultants, rail equipment manufacturers, track and signalling companies, design and testing.

 

 

 

Naval

Merchant navy, defence, fishing, waterways, civil and military shipbuilding and repair, manufacturers of ships’ equipment and maritime surveillance systems.

 

 

 

Cycles

Electric bicycles, manufacturers of bicycles and motorcycles, city bike pools (Vélib’, Bicloo…), motorbikes, scooters.

 

 

informatique-electronique

IT, electronic
and optical equipment

Manufacturers of electronic components, electronic boards, computers and peripherals, communication equipment, electronic consumer products, measuring and navigation-aid instruments, clockmaking, medical radiation equipment, electrical medical and therapeutic equipment, optical and photographic equipment, magnetic and optical media.

 

 

Electrical equipment

Manufacturers of electric motors, generators and transformers, distribution and electrical command equipment, batteries and electrical accumulators, optic fibre cables, other wires and electronic or electrical cables, electrical installation equipment, electrical lighting appliances, electrical and non-electrical household appliances and a vast range of other electrical equipment.

 

 

Mechanical equipment

Technical assemblies used for designing, manufacturing and implementing parts, machines, tools, production systems and therefore for transforming (subcontracting, tooling, household articles) equipment (machines, production systems, components) and also precision equipment (optical, health, measuring instruments).

 

 

Metallurgy, metallic products,
steel and nuclear industries

Transformation of ore into metal and manufacture of materials covering five major sectors (steel industry, foundry-works, non-ferrous metals, metallic and nuclear products).

 

 

Installation and repair
of machines and equipment

Manufacture of medical-surgical and dental equipment, glasses and the repair of metal objects, machines and mechanical equipment, electronic and optical instruments, electrical equipment; repair and maintenance of ships, aircraft, spacecraft and other transport equipment; installation of metallic structures, boilermaking and piping products, mechanical machines and equipment, electrical equipment, electronic and optical devices; lastly, design of assemblies and assembly on industrial sites of industrial process verification equipment, jewellery-making, costume jewellery, etc.

 

 
Source: Observatoire des Métiers de la Métallurgie

Economic data

1,500,000
EMPLOYEES

43,000
companies

€375.9
BILLION
TURNOVER

​57.3 %
manufactured
good exported

46.5 %
ADDED VALUE FOR
MANUFACTURED GOOD

​R&D* represents
5.1 %
​of the companies’ turnover

Sources:
» INSEE (2010 annual company statistics, 2010 R&D survey) and ACOSS (2011 employee headcount)
» www.observatoire-metallurgie.fr

 

Key figures

The technological industries represent:
 

43,000
COMPANIES
 

1.5 million
employees
 

80,000
recruitments forecast each year on average

 
Source:
www.les-industries-technologiques.fr