The businesses operating in this sector manufacture metal structures and products, rubber, plastics, composite materials, engineered wood products, building materials and products, machinery, furniture, and transportation equipment, using innovation to fuel their growth. With major research centres, groups, and consortia at their disposal, they could hardly do otherwise!

Sector Key Figures

  • 530 companies
  • 12,000 jobs
  • 180 researchers and research assistants
  • 75,000 degree holders