As well as its position at the crossroads at the heart of Europe and its remarkable motorway network, the Ain also benefits from a solid potential in terms of land.
It is hardly surprising then that transport and logistics activities should develop here.
The Rhône-Alpes region, 2nd in France in terms of logistics
The Rhône-Alpes region, 2nd in France in terms of logistics, represents :
Multi-transport and inter-transport links are effective thanks to the complementary road, rail, river and air networks.
The Ain's position, at the doorway of Europe
The Ain's position, at the doorway of Europe, at the entrance to the south-east zone of France, with two international airports less than an hour away, and in close proximity to Lyon, provides the department with numerous advantages for the development of transport and logistics activities.
The road and motorway network in the Ain (214 km of motorway) attests to this advantage : the Ain plays an important role in the Lyon urban area, not only as origin and destination for freight, but also as a traditional transit zone.
In the present climate of market globalisation, the companies in the sector are rising to the challenge of intelligent logistics adapted to market constraints :
As well the university training programmes available at Lyon, specific training in the Ain ranges from the Vocational Training Certificate to Masters, with several professional baccalauréats in transport and logistics, or a management of industrial projects programme, from Professional Degree through to Masters.
They have chosen the Ain
Mutual Logistics is going to open its Rhone-Alpes distribution centre for deep-frozen products on the Attignat industrial area just a few kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse.
The experimental “hybrids, alternative energies and development” assembly line has just been inaugurated.