The metallurgical, mechanical and electrical industries are historically the main industrial activities in Bourgogne and Dijon.
Large enterprises (Schneider, Safran, Tetra Pak, Sundyne and Proteor, etc.) work with a solid network of subcontractors of recognised expertise. A directory of subcontractors has been created by the CCI Bourgogne and highlights the know-how of more than 450 subcontractors in the Bourgogne area. These industries provide fundamental support services for the development of eco-technology enterprises; this is a strategic line of development in Dijon. Three sectors are more particularly structured in this area: wind energy, building energy management and biocomposites.
Dijon’s commitment to wind energy can be seen in the Wind for Future cluster (W4F). W4F has over 70 membres in Bourgogne and Franche-Comté : part manufacturers, windfarm management and operation companies, design offices, engineering companies, training and control bodies. The cluster organises missions to the most important shows, fosters meetings with leading clients and oversees collaboration projects among its members.
Another cluster, GA2B, works in the area of building energy management. Today, with around 40 members, SMEs or large manufacturing groups, users and prescribers, GA2B seeks to develop integrated energy solutions for business or residential buildings.
Biocomposite companies account for the biocomposites chain of value (raw material suppliers, plastic converters, designers and mould manufacturers) and provide industries with turnkey solutions for the replacement of agro-based composites for all kinds of technical parts. Ecoparc Dijon Bourgogne is the only business park in the Greater Est area certified as ISO 14001 standard-compliant and EMAS-approved. It has been built on 110 ha and specifically designed for eco-technology businesses.