Production, processing and equipment manufacture
Traceability - Quality - Innovation : the Ain department has always been a major food production centre, and today the companies in the agribusiness sector group together within the same territory the raising of livestock, slaughter, processing (preserving, ready-meals, cheese and dairy products).
Moreover, they are a dense network of equipment suppliers (production machine and packaging manufacturers) as well as the associated research and development services.
Traditional know-how and new markets
In parallel with their highly renowned AOC production, the companies in the Ain are also developing new products for the promising new markets that result from changes in our habits of consumption : delicatessen products, biscuits, frozen ready-meals, fresh products, cheeses, quenelles, smoked fish, foods for animals, and even additives and ingredients.
Research and Development
The Alimentec Technopole at Bourg-en-Bresse. Created in 1992, the high tech business zone Alimentec consists of a scientific and technological platform, an advanced teaching site, an industrial park and a skills centre devoted to the food industry. It is a focal point for know-how relating to processes, safety and the quality of food products in the fields of food packaging, aeraulics and equipment hygiene.
Amongst its major fields of research, the Plastipolis competition area is working in collaboration with the high tech business zone Alimentec on the development of biodegradable food packaging.
They have chosen the Ain
Assisted by the Ain Economic Mission, this company, which specializes in making reduced products (wines and vegetables) for the food-processing industry, is setting up in the Ain on the Pont-de-Vaux Acti-Parc zone at Boz.
This new unit manufactures metalized polypropylene film for food packaging.
Every year, no less than 3,000 tons of cheese leaves the production lines of the Guilloteau dairy, based in Belley. The production is highly controlled and monitored, and takes place in listed buildings subject to declaration.