Working in Aube

Working in Aube

Aube's economic identity card

The strength of the Aube district lies in the variety and dynamism of its industry, which includes both traditional sectors (textiles, mechanical engineering/metallurgy, timber, packaging, agri-food) and fast-growing activities such as eco-industry, logistics, agro-industry, high technology and customer relationship centres.

Aube for international business

The reputation of "Made in Aube" products can largely be explained by the presence of several high-performing groups that confirm the district's vocation as an exporter.

A few examples

  • Zannier, Devanlay/Lacoste, Olympia, Petit Bateau etc. are global players in the ready-to-wear and fashion industries.

  • Champagne, Caffet chocolates and Rosé des Riceys are much appreciated by gourmets.

  • Other companies, often leaders in their markets, benefit from global reputations, such as Michelin, Mefro Wheels France, Petitjean/Al Babtain, RPC Tedeco-Gizeh, Soufflet, Vachette/Assa Abloy, Pok and Piscines Magiline.

Export champions

  • Soufflet group: 3,500 employees, 1,054 of them in Aube (agro-industry)

  • Petit Bateau: 1,024 employees (children's ready-to-wear and accessories)

  • Petitjean/Al Babtain: 457 employees (lighting columns and electricity pylons)

  • Gravotech Marking: 257 employees (engraving equipment and consumables)


European leaders

  •  Michelin: 800 employees (tyre production and retreading)

  •  Vachette/Assa Abloy: 539 employees (locking systems)

  •  Mefro Wheels France: 440 employees (design and production of vehicle wheels)

  •  Cycleurope: 250 employees (bicycles)


Foreign investors help boost the region's dynamism

In 2012, the Champagne-Ardenne region held third place in France in terms of international job-creating investment in relation to its working population.

  • 1,041 paid jobs were created or preserved, almost twice as many as in 2011

  • Over 100 million euros were invested

  •  New sites represented half of the investment projects

  •  Germany, Benelux and the United States remain the leading investors (50% of projects)

  •  The region also saw new investors emerging from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Russia, Brazil and the Czech Republic


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