French Chemical Process Engineering Expertise On Show At Achema

Letizia Zitoli - 08/06/18

31 French companies and organisations will present their expertise and innovations to the global scientific and business community at this year’s Achema. Business France, the national agency for the international development of the French economy, is once again organising the French pavilion at the world’s biggest trade show for the chemical process industry and biotechnologies, taking place on 11th – 15th June 2018 in Frankfurt.

The chemical industry in France in 2017 (source: Union des Industries Chimiques)

·         €70 billion in turnover

·         2nd in Europe behind Germany, 7thworldwide

·         One of the main sectors contributing to France’s positive trade balance of +€8.6bn

·         Leader in the industrial export sector (€58.7bn)

·         3,335 businesses, 94% of which are micro-enterprises/SMEs

·         €1.8bn spent on R&D

·         €3.1bn in investments


In the engineering hall (9.2), Axelera, the regional Rhônes-Alpes innovation cluster for the chemical and environmental sectors will be exhibiting with SMEs and the Institut Carnot Chimie Balard Cirimat.

For investors…

Representatives from several French chemical parks will also be demonstrating how their sites are attractive destinations for foreign investors’ European development projects in the chemical and environmental sectors. 10 chemical parks will be exhibiting on a shared stand (hall 9.2, stand D12) with the aim of attracting new investments from major players or start-ups wishing to industrialise their innovations.

…and the chemical and biochemical industry

The French suppliers are highly diverse and work across many sectors: chemicals, petrochemicals, nuclear, energy, water, agri-food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and more. They supply equipment compliant with stringent environmental, health and safety standards and produce custom-made added-value equipment.

Meet the French exhibitors in halls:

-          8.0 – stand J4 - (Industrial valves, pumps & fittings)

-          Hall 9.2 - stand D12 - (Engineering & Rhône-Alpes innovation cluster)

-          Hall 11.1 - stand G3 - (Instrumentation, control and automation techniques):

Find the full list of exhibitors in the catalogue here.

For more information, please contact:

Guillaume Anfray, Chemical Industry Project Manager - Business France / +33 (0)1 40 73 34 52

Catherine Ryall, Press Officer – Business France UK / + 44(0) 207 024 3613

The Industry and Cleantech Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other networking opportunities and individual partnering services. We cover a range of sectors including the aerospace, defence, nuclear/energy, environmental, automotive, naval, construction, and sub-contracting industries. Industry and Cleantech Department Michael Yates Manager, Industry and Cleantech Department Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3636    Marie Bicrel Senior Trade Development Adviser Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3623 Environment, Aerospace and Security Jonathan Kazimierski Trade Development Adviser jonathan.kazimierski@businessfrance.f


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