List of French Companies in China

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Today, France is China's second largest technological cooperation partner, third largest source of investment and fourth largest trading partner in the EU. France ranks the 10th in the world and third in Europe in terms of total investment in China. Despite their recent presence in China, French companies are well established and are planning many investment projects in the near future. More than 850 French companies created 1,880 facilities with more than 250.000 employees. Their turnover also reached €20 billion in 2006, twice more than the French direct exports, while the turnover have a 20 to 25 percent increase a year. French companies are active in Wuhan, where investments represent more than 60 percent of the European investments in the city and 13 percent of the FDI worth US$2.13 billion. Twenty five percent of French investments in China are made in this city and most of them cover the automobile industry, energy exploitation and communication. On the other hand, more than half of the French investments in China focus on Shanghai. Other cities with large French companies presence are Peking and Canton.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of French companies in China

Companies
Accor
Acteon
Adamas Avocats Associés
Aerospatiale
AFE Technologies
Airbus
Air France
Air Liquide
Alcatel
Aldes
Alstom
AEC
Areva
Auchan
Auris Industries Ltd.
Axa
Axon’ Cable
Bacou-Dalloz
Biomérieux
BNP Paribas
Bouygues Engineering
Bull
Bureau Veritas
Cache-Cache – Beaumanoir
Canaltoys
Carrefour
Cegelec
Chapellet
Citroen / Dongfen-Citroen
CMA-CGM
CNIM
CNP Assurances
Cogema
Crédit Agricole Indosuez
Crédit Lyonnais
Danone
Degremont
Delachaux
DMC
DS Avocats
EDF
Elf Atochem
Electrifil
Ensival Moret
Essilor
Faurecia
Framatome
France Telecom
G2J.com
GDF/Sofregaz
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Grimaud Frère sélection
Groupama
Hutchinson
Ipsen
JC Decaux
La Boîte à Pizza
Lafarge Gypsum
Legrand
Leroy Somer
Limagrain
L'Oreal
LVMH
Manitou BF
Mazars
Michelin
Oberthur Card Systems
Onduline
Pernod Ricard
Pierre Cardin
Pillard
PSA
Publicis
Rhodia
Roquette
Rhône poulenc
Safran
Saft
Saint-Gobain
Sanofi
Schlumberger
Schneider Electric
SDV
Seb
Sextant Avionique
Simair
Sinatis
Sitram
Snecma
Société Générale
Sodexho
Sogal
Sogreah
Somfy
ST Microelectronics
Technip
Thales
Thomson
Tokheim
Total
Ubisoft
Uniross
Valeo
Veolia
Vinci