Visite de l'usine Lagardère d'assemblage de l'A380 (de gauche à droit, M. Karim Rahhaoui, consul honoraire du Mali à Toulouse, M. Anshuman Gaur, premier secrétaire de l'ambassade d'Inde à Paris, en charge des affaires économiques, M. Romain Cujives, conseiller-délégué de la Mairie de Toulouse, en charge des relations internationales, et CLE, avril 2013)
France is now home to nearly 100 Indian companies.
Indian companies in France - There are nearly 100 Indian companies doing business in France, employing over 5,600 people. The number of new job-creating investment projects was unchanged in 2011, with 12 new projects that will generate 188 jobs. In 2011, India was the 13th largest foreign investor in France by project numbers. Half of all Indian investment projects were in the software and IT services sector. Indian companies prioritized site creations in 2011, which accounted for over 83% of projects.
France as a recipient of Indian investment in Europe - In 2011, France was the third largest recipient of job-creating investment from India, receiving 11% of Indian projects in Europe. The top recipients of Indian investments were the United Kingdom (38%) and Germany (19%).
Selected investment projects in 2011 : ONMOBILE, GLOBAL LTD, GEOMETRIC LTD, ITC INFOTECH INDIA LTD
About Aerospace in France
- Largest export industry in France (77% of sales, with 70% of the workforce located in France)
- Largest trade surplus (€18 billion)
- Substantial investments in production and R&D (17% of sales)
- 13,000 newly hired employees in 2011 and a 3.2% increase in the total workforce (162,000 people)
- 2011 results confirm the recovery that began in 2010
- 2011 comparable sales increased by 3.3% to €38.5 billion, with €23.5 million in exports and driven by the civil sector, which represents 72% of the total
- Space activity remained stable at €4 billion in sales; the commercial sector represents 60% of sales
- More than 50% of European space industry sales
Equipment manufacturers represent:
- €11.4 billion in sales, an increase of 13.8%
- €14.3 billion in orders (€6.3 billion from exports), an increase of 20.5%, 87% from the civilian market.