Doing business in Sarthe

A mere 56-minute high speed train ride from Paris, at a five-way motorway hub, Sarthe is an ideal location. A pleasant place to live, with space to breathe, areas of beauty and historic architecture, a worldwide reputation thanks to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Sarthe also has the benefit of a dynamic departmental council. Fibre optic broadband deployment is one of our major undertakings, providing essential communications for businesses and remote workers.


Sarthe is home to several flagship companies in the food processing industry, among them the Fermiers de Loué, who belongs to LDC group. The poultry market leader employs over 23,000 people all around the world and generates a turnover of €4,4 billion (2021).
Often the scene of pioneering endeavours in the automotive industry, the area also boasts several major players in the sector, namely Renault, Claas and Johnson Controls. France’s leading homecare service provider, Oui Care (formerly O2) is based in Sarthe, as is major insurance company, MMA, a long-standing figure of local entrepreneurship. 



Sectors of economic activity


The “Good news comes from Sarthe” campaign devised by Sarthe Me Up was aired in thirteen, 15-second advertisements on news channel BFM TV and featured the department’s flagship businesses Les Fermiers de Loué, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, La Flèche zoo, Leblanc Illuminations and the bookshop Bulle.

"Les bonnes nouvelles - Sarthe me up"