Calvados provides a fertile soil for small and medium-sized businesses.
A network of successful companies now covers the entire county, taking advantage of its wealth of expertise.
There were 5,562 start-ups in Calvados in 2009 - proof of our can-do culture.
Calvados, a breeding ground for successful small businesses
Laboratoires Standa (Caen) : Manufacturer of biochemical additives for the food industry. The world’s leading producer of propionic bacteria. 26 employees.
Thibaut(Vire) : World’s leading manufacturer of stone-polishing machines
Laboratoire Cotral(Condé sur Noireau) : Manufacturer of ear protection devices for people working in noisy environments. France’s leading producer of tailor-made hearing protection. More than 150 employees.
Legallais Bouchard(Caen) : Hardware distributor. France’s leading professional hardware distributor. 581 employees.
Eldim (Hérouville-Saint-Clair) : Optical metrology. World’s leading producer of optoelectronic measurement instruments. 48 employees.
Chauvin Arnoux(Reux) : Manufacture of electrical and physical testing and measurement instruments, together with electrical, thermal, metrological and maintenance equipment. Europe’s leading manufacturer of hand-held measurement devices. 900 employees.
Laboratoires Gilbert(Hérouville-Saint-Clair) : Pharmaceutical and cosmetics laboratory. France’s leading manufacturer of first-aid kits. 348 employees.
La Normandise (Vire) : France’s leading manufacturer of own-brand dog and cat food in individual trays. 406 employees.
Vans Barbot (Lisieux, Glos) : Horse trucks and trailers. The European leader in polyester trailers vans and the French leader in trailers for two horses. 49 employees.
Filt(Caen) : French leader in the production of tennis nets and mesh tubes for growing mussels. 15 employees.
Adial(Surville) : French leader in the production of fresh pizza machines. 11 employees.
Piercan (Port-en-Bessin) : European leader for specific gloves (nuclear, pharmaceutical and research uses). 107 employees.
Balogh(Pont l'Eveque) : This international group is the world leader in the field of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). 20 employees. Member of the TES cluster.