Sinay, an Industry 4.0 business 

Environmental impact assessment, port risk management, optimised fishing, modelling, simulation and experimentation, navigational risk assessment and more. SINAY was founded in 2008 and has designed the first multi-business big data platform. The Normandy SME provides unique digital and maritime expertise and won the first Index French Blue Tech, an award promoting maritime start-ups with 23…

NEOLITIK, pioneering innovative and sustainable construction

The industrial start-up NEOLITIK won the design award at the Normandy Economy Awards and is revolutionising the world of construction. What sets it apart? An innovative alternative to concrete and stone called EcoLithe designed for eco-friendly building sites. From Paris to Fécamp Thirty-something Marc Dib left Île-de-France for Seine-Maritime in 2022. Why? To set up…

Jean-Louis Louvel, eco-friendly entrepreneurship

Jean-Louis Louvel is president of the PGS Group near Rouen in Seine-Maritime and was named "Entrepreneur of 2023" by EY. It's a first for a managing director in the region. Let's meet a Norman with inspiring values and his sights set on a more sustainable world. What does PGS stand for? Palettes, Gestion, Services (Pallets,…

Reviving Normandy’s flax industry: sustainable textile production

The essence of economic fabric? By definition, the system of producing and managing material wealth from design to end product. From crop to clothing via scutching, weaving and knitting: Normandy has helped France make a name for itself as the home for every component of its world-renowned high quality flax. Normandy's La French Filature in…

Nuclear, a future industry in Normandy

Careers in the nuclear industry have been in the shadows for a long time… but there's some exciting energy around them in Normandy. Two major projects have seen a rise in vacancies for anyone who wants to be part of expanding an independent and decarbonised energy sector! Let's find out more. Normandy, a hotbed for…

Futerro: the future of sustainable, green plastic in Normandy

We got the good news at the end of 2022… Following in the footsteps of Eastman, the Belgian brand Futerro announced it was coming to the Port-Jérôme business park in Seine-Maritime. What's the idea? To open the world's first industrial facility producing, processing and recycling bioplastic. It brings the circular economy and energy transition together:…

Aptar Pharma: a pioneering group

Normandy is home to a network of pioneering groups and industries that are often looking for new staff and working hard to make the industry more sustainable. Let's meet Aptar Pharma in Eure, the world's leading spray and aerosol manufacturer for the pharmaceutical industry and an "Industry Showcase of the Future". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9IYg6YGCl8 What is the…

Eastman: a unique molecular recycling facility in Normandy

Eastman has underlined Normandy's place as an industrial region for the future by opening the biggest molecular recycling facility in the world in Port-Jérôme-sur-Seine (76). What's the idea? Decarbonisation and virtuous economy. A billion euro project The US giant's factory is the biggest in the world: it will recycle up to 160,000 metric tons of…

Eco-Technilin: an international showcase for norman know-how

Based at Valliquerville near Yvetot in the Norman county of Seine-Maritime, Eco-Technilin is Europe’s leading supplier of non-woven products made from natural fibres (flax, hemp, kenaf, jute), mainly used for car interiors. Video portrait. Sustainable development The company was created in the year 2000 by an agricultural cooperative, in order to make the most of…

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