Safran Nacelles, l'un des leaders mondiaux de la production de nacelles pour les moteurs d'avion, implanté sur la zone industrielle portuaire du Havre,


5 reasons why choosing Le Havre

Safran Nacelles

Dynamic regional operators  

  • Safran Nacelles, one of the world leading integrator of aircraft engine nacelles based in Le Havre
    • The only nacelle manufacturer in the world working on all aircraft from executive jets to high-capacity planes

    • More than 17,000 machines en service


    • Main clients: Airbus, Boeing, Comac, Bombardier, Gulfstream, etc


    • In Le Havre(1,650 employees): headquarters, industrial facility and R&D centres specialising in composite materials and acoustic tailpipes   


  • Normandie Aerospace, centre of excellence in aeronautics, space, defence and security
    • Normandy is 3rd French region for aeronautics

    • Nearly 140 members

    • 18,000 employees

    • € 3 billion turnover

    • Many cooperative actions (commercial prospecting, jobs and recruitment, R&D, etc)

A strong industrial culture

  • Labour market of 350,000 residents
  • Qualified workforce, with specialist professional experience and training courses accredited by Normandie Aerospace from to Master’s
  • Diversified industrial know-how for developing a network of local service providers: electrical engineering, industrial paintwork, maintenance, metallurgy, composite materials, etc
  • Potential bridges to similar industries: automotive, precision mechanics, energy, etc.

Atelier Maugars

Expertise in industrial traffic


  • Solid experience in industrial logistics : 900 heavy loads / industrial projects handled each year

    Aeronautics : experience in shipment of Ariane rocket components

  • Adapted infrastructures
    • Wide-gauge waterway, up to 3,000 tonnes

    • 13 berths

    • jacking tools

  • Network of qualified service providers: Daher, Soflog, Altead...
  • Le Havre – Octeville airport, an infrastructure able to accommodate aircraft of up to 125 tons and allowing helicopters landing and take off


R&D skills

  • 11,000 R&D jobs in Normandy
  • Within Safran Nacelles: design offices, materials laboratories, centres of excellence for tailpipes and composites, and a life-siezd virtual workspace
  • Many design offices working in aeronautics (Altran, Ingeliance, Segula, HISA, Matis Technonologies…)
  • University research (partner laboratories of Normandie Aerospace)

    : LOMC (waves in complex media) et Labex EMC3
  • Related research
    • Mechanics & Propulsion : Mo’veo, competitive cluster in R&D for Mobility and Automotive, and GREAH, a laboratory of Le Havre University specialised in electrical engineering and automation systems
    • Materials : Fimalin, a sector dedicated to technical applications of flax, and URCOM,a laboratory of Le Havre University specialised in organic and macromolecular chemistry
    • Logistics & transport : CRITT Transport & Logistique, centre for consultancy and innovation in logistics
Industrial port area of Le Havre

Sites adapted for industrial activities  

  • Industrial Port Zone of Le Havre, eligible for Regional Development Grants (industry and services "PAT") and business tax exemptions
    • Networks and utilities (depending on site) : Industrial water - Natural and industrial gas - Extra High Voltage electricity (> 400 kV) - Steam - Industrial waste treatment plants - Very high speed

    • Synergies between the industries  and initiatives for circular economy in the Zone (waste-to-energy systems)

  • Parc d’activités Le Mesnil (district of Le Havre), a new business park offering plots of up to 8 ha partially eligible for AFR (Regional Development Grants), with fast access to Le Havre via the ring road
  • Parc d’activités des Hautes Falaises (district of Fécamp), 3.5 ha extension to a business park, 20 mins from the port of Fécamp
  • A selection of properties for your setup: view those that meet your needs at

They have chosen Le Havre

Safran Nacelles, Altran, Ingeliance, Segula, HISA, Matis Technonologies, Ateliers Maugars, CPM Industrie…



Key figures

  • 3rd French region for aeronautics

  • 14,200 employees

  • € 2.2 billion turnover


Your contact


Hélène Miquet

Business developer Industry

+33 (0)2 76 40 23 26 - +33 (0)6 69 78 41 06