"For me, Besançon is a quality label, perhaps an old one, which perhaps does not speak to the younger generation, but which has a meaning. I preferred to put this label (Made in Besançon – France) on my watches, rather than Paris. One feels the clock-making ambience here, more than anywhere else in France".
JEAN-LOUIS MOULARD, MONTRES LOUIS JEAN SOL
"We are in Besançon because we like to look after our staff. Here, we have 24 fully-trained clock-makers. The Morteau clock-making school is not far, and the arrival of the TGV (high-speed train) is a very positive element. TEMIS is only 10 minutes from the station. "
JEAN KALLMANN, BREITLING
"Besançon is the symbol of competence in measurable terms".
SOPHIE CHEVALIER, MECASEM GROUP
« Neo Telecoms et Euclyde sont fières d’être parmi les premières entreprises à miser sur le potentiel de développement numérique de l’agglomération bisontine, renforcé par la liaison LGV Rhin-Rhône. »
DIDIER SOUCHEYRE, PRÉSIDENT DE NEO TELECOMS
"In 2004, we left Sainte-Croix, in Switzerland, to set up in Besançon, because we believe that there is room for a rebirth of up-scale watch-making in this city".
GUILLAUME TRIPET, Managing Director of the LEROY workshops
"I chose to set up Prodeus in Besançon when I learned that manufacturers of medical equipment elsewhere in France had difficulty in finding partners for micro-machining and micro-injection. In Besançon, this is not the case. Everything I need is there. "
BRUNO MOREL, THE PRODEUS COMPANY
Economic area of 250,000 inhabitants
95 000 salaried jobs
30 000 students
A pool of 10 900 businesses and institutions
75 hectares of activity spaces immediately available for businesses