Leading French producer

Top region for export surplus

Work force:
Top of the line training

Innovation : Xylofutur – the only French competitiveness cluster in forest industries

Four Reasons to set up in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Companies Doing Business Here

tartiere et fils
smurfitt kappa
joubert plywood
international paper
finsa morcenx
allard emballages
scierie labadie
scierie archimbaud
menuiserie gregoire
logo keyor
Integral bois system
groupe tmb
Alliance foret bois
Les bois du poitou
Chavaud bois

Specialized Partners for Your Project

Several organizations specialized in innovation, research and development are present in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. This dynamic ecosystem provides a vector of opportunities for businesses in the implementation of their project and their business! Networks, partners, product innovation support, are among the many services and areas of expertise provided by these stakeholders to support the development of your business.


  • XYLOFOREST : facilities of excellence of 14 research laboratories coordinated by INRA with 6 technical platforms :
    Xylomic (genomics and phenotyping of trees)
    Xylobiotech (forestry biotechnologies)
    Xylosilve (innovative forestry systems)
    Xyloplate (advanced engineering with wood)
    Xylomat (wood-based composite products)
    Xylochem (chemicals and bio-refineries using wood)
  • INRA Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux forestry research station : agronomy, genetics, plant physiology and pathology, ecology, chemistry and physics of the environment
  • GEMH – GC&D : heterogeneous materials engineering & durability of wooden structures
  • CTMNC (Natural Construction Materials Technical Center) : research, technical assistance and professional training
  • IEFC-EFIATLANTIC international scientific cooperation and technology transfer focused on managed forests
  • Aquitaine-Quebec Forestry-Lumber agreement  : scientific cooperation and technology transfer in the forest sector in Quebec and Aquitaine
  • I2M  : acoustical physics, durability of materials, design and assembly of structures, processes, interactions, fluids and transfers applied to civil and environmental engineering
  • SIAME : mechanical, energy and electrical engineering applied to energy transition and eco-construction, risks and structures
  • IRSTEA : research in environmental and agricultural sciences and technolgies
  • VALAGRO : plant chemistry and renewal carbon

Platforms in support of innovation and testing

  • FCBA : technology Institute for forestry, cellulose, wood-construction, furniture
  • NOBATEK / INEF 4 : private technological research center / Institute for energy transition in sustainable development, rehabilitation and construction
  • PFT Aquitaine wood (Secondary school for wood industry professions – Saint-Paul-lès-Dax); PFT wood construction (civil engineering university center – Égletons); PFT building rehabilitation (Secondary school for construction industry professions – Felletin)
  • TIPEE : sustainable building technology platform

Competitiveness Clusters

  • Xylofutur – the only French competitiveness cluster in forest industries (products and materials from managed forests): management and resource mobilization, processing of forest industry materials (construction, furniture, packaging), fibers and chemicals (biofuels, nano-cellulose, composite materials)

Other Clusters / Business Networks

  • Odeys: sustainable construction and development cluster
  • Energy-Storage Cluster: management of renewable energy, storage of energy for electricity grids, habitat and mobility
  • SOLTENA: solutions for the Ecological Transition
  • SoBIM, the Building Information Modeling club of southwest France: Community of professionals eager to learn and put into practice digital modeling and the BIM approach
  • CAPEB: confederation of construction trades and small businesses
  • CODEFA: Aquitaine forest industries development committee
  • CRPF: regional forest property center
  • ETF: association of forestry contractors
  • Fédération compagnonnique des métiers du bâtiment building trades federation
  • FFB: French construction federation
  • FIBA: Aquitaine federation of forest industries
  • Sysso: union of foresters of southwest France
  • UIRPM: regional union of maritime pine industries
  • Aquitaine Carbon Association:  reforestation assistance
  • Fransylva: Federation of private foresters
  • FIBOIS Nouvelle-Aquitaine: Forest-Wood-Paper Interprofession
  • FIBOIS Landes de Gascogne: Maritime Pine Interprofession

Many training programs related to wood from the CAP professional aptitude level to Doctorate

  • Building Rehabilitation – Felletin Vocational School in building trades
  • 2 forest industries training centers – Meymac/Bazas
  • Forest industries university chair at the University of Limoges
  • ENSAPBX: national school of architecture and landscaping – University of Bordeaux
  • Professional degree programs in wood-construction – civil engineering university technical institute Bordeaux/La Rochelle
  • Bois PE Plateform : Egletons Training and Innovation Center
  • Bordeaux Sciences Agro
  • University of Bordeaux « Forestry-Wood »
  • + Numerous other vocational training programs in the wood industry

Selection of Sites Dedicated to Forest Products and Sustainable Construction

Our Services to Companies

| Business Environment

We will send you the information you need to study the feasibility of your project in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (supply of raw materials, market data, subcontractors, R&D partners, etc.).

| Real-Estate Solutions

We look for, select and present real-estate offers suited to your specifications. You can send us your search criteria and we take care of the rest in strict confidentially!

| Financing and Public Aid

Various programs are available to obtain the financing necessary for your business set-up. We can introduce you to our experts in financial engineering who will study the available public or private solutions.

| Networking

We open our network and put you in relation with the key stakeholders for your project. Our proximity to regional partners will enable you to fast-track the execution of your business set-up!

| Administrative Procedures

We know that certain procedures can be complex, so we activate our network to facilitate your installation. We mobilize various players according to your needs and your timetable.

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Une région accessible

Frontalière avec l’Espagne, la Nouvelle-Aquitaine bénéficie d’une position stratégique sur le corridor logistique Nord-Sud européen.
Dotée d’un réseau de transports diversifié et moderne, la région est facilement accessible depuis les capitales économiques françaises et européennes, permettant aux entreprises d’être à proximité de leurs marchés :


  • 11 aéroports dont 7 internationaux
  • Plus de 60 liaisons internationales quotidiennes ou hebdomadaires
  • Nombre de lignes low-cost en croissance

Réseau ferré et autoroutier

  • LGV SEA (Bordeaux > Paris en 2h)
  • Réseaux autoroutiers nord-sud et est-ouest


  • 4 ports de commerce
  • 300 ports desservis dans le monde