Contact Name

Stéphanie TIRARD


+ 33 (0)2 18 69 30 34


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Partner missions

DEV'UP, the regional agency for economic development in Centre-Loire valley region, aims at employment but also supports regional companies and territories. It mainly carries out missions for development assistance, promotion and animation of the territory as well as economic information. The agency accompanies any company or economic project leader in the Centre-Loire valley region (innovation, set-up, investment, takeover, finding partners, export...) by relying in particular on its departmentalized branches, real technical, operational and advice network in close relationship with the other economic players.

Keys figures of the cosmetic industry in Centre-Loire Valley

A regional dynamic of innovation that unites companies and research organisations

  • • 158 production units, + 10 800 jobs
  • • High quality luxury brands manufacturers : Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Shiseido , Gemey Maybelline, Puig, Expanscience, Caudalie,…
  • • Export turnover € 3.2 Billion, 1st contributor to the regional trade surplus, 19% of French cosmetic exports, 25% of French cosmetic trade surplus
  • • Regional cosmetic companies export rate : 78%
  • • Main export customers ; Germany, Spain, Singapore, UK, Italy
  • • Homeland of Cosmetic Valley, the world’s leading resource centre and cluster, 600 members,
  • • New headquarters of the French cosmetic sector : The International House of Cosmetics in Chartres
  • • Advanced training dedicated to cosmetic companies : BIO3 Institute, IMT, Pharcos Training
  • • R&D support by public and private technical centers and labs


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