Why set up your company in Department Ain, France?

Setting up your company in Department Ain

Between Lyon and Geneva, the Department Ain provides exceptional conditions for the development of your business:

  • Only 15 Km from Lyon, the Department Ain offers commercial properties and industrial land at much more accessible prices
  • At the border with Switzerland, Germany and Italy
  • Less than 1 hour from two international airports
  • Important industrial sectors: plastics manufacturing and composite materials, mechanics, aeraulics, food industry
  • A strong support network: clusters Plastipolis, Xylofutur, Viaméca
  • Specialised trainings
  • Perfectly adapted offices, plots and industrial sites

Finding the right location for your company in Department Ain

Business parks and commercial real estate

Industrial sector:

  • Business park “Plaine de l’Ain”: The Business Park “Plaine de l’Ain” is only 30 min. away from Lyon and offers 290 ha serviced land for sale (plots of land from 5 000 m²).
  • Technology park Civrieux – Lyon: North of Lyon and along the motorway A46 the Technology park of Civrieux is intended for technology companies with high growth potential.

Food industry:

  • Business park “Les Échets” – Miribel: The Business park “Les Échets” is intended for industrial and tertiary activities. This Business Park is located at the gateway of Lyon, along the motorways A432 and A46.

Logistics companies:

  • Technology park Saint-Genis-Pouilly – Geneva: The Technology park Saint-Genis-Pouilly is situated near the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva and is intended for industrial, tertiary and technology activities. Commercial real estate near Geneva: workshops and offices for rent. 

The prices in Department Ain are very competitive:

  • Industrial land in Department Ain: starting from 20 €/m²

International companies in Ain

Major companies of the plastic processing industry: Hexcel (USA), Duqueine, MSA Gallet (USA), Polyone (USA), Lifocolor (Germany), Resinex (Belgium)

Every economic sector is represented in the Department Ain:

  • Logistics and transport companies: XPO (Saint-Vulbas) / ID LOGISTICS (La Boisse) / Geodis Logistics (Saint-Vulbas) / Les transports Jacquet Frères (Courtes)
  • Healthcare companies: BMB Medical (Medical furniture – Trévoux) / CARINA MEDICAL (Medical furniture – Guéreins)
  • Food companies: BARILLA HARRY’S France (Bakery products) / BELL France (Salting) / BOUVARD ALINA INDUSTRIE (Biscuits) / Libéluile (Oil manufacture)


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  • Fanny Soufflet
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