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Innovative, competitive, specialised: the construction sector is very dynamic in Eastern France.  

Key figures

  • 49,000 companies in the sector  
  • 135,000 employees  
  • 1st French region for wood construction   

Eastern France, a leading region in the wood and hemp sector  

As the leading French region for the production of wood and construction technologies, Eastern France has developed a range of skills around the sector in the “Wood Valley”, which is home to nearly 1,000 wood processing companies representing 13,000 jobs.   

The Region is also a forerunner in the production of hemp, providing 50% of French production and 34% of European production. The region also hosts the European Hemp Cluster project, which aims to set up an innovative organisation of the hemp sector.    

Training and competitiveness: a perfectly organised wood industry  

Fibres-Energivie is the only competitiveness cluster dedicated to building materials and technologies with a view to energy efficiency and sustainable development. The Materalia cluster is dedicated to structural materials and implementation processes. Their proximity enables companies to maximise local resources to improve their innovation and competitiveness.   

In addition to the talent pool represented by the Region’s universities, Eastern France is home to several schools and research centres in the field of wood: the Campus des Métiers et Qualifications Bois Grand Est, the ENSITB (École Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois), FRD (Fibres Recherche Développement, a private innovation company)…   

 Construction companies have chosen Eastern France   

Eastern France has leading national and international companies in all sectors. It is a leading region in the manufacture of doors, windows, shutters and external blinds.    

You can choose from Wienerberger, Schmidt Kitchen, Sülzle, Weishaupt, DOW, Viessmann, Hager, Tryba, Knauf, Heinrich & Bock, Dupont de Nemours, Hilzinger, Internorm, Wolf Systembau, STO, etc…