BFC Industries, a unique plateform
For the first time, the paper version of the 2023 directory gathers more than 800 companies of the greater region. It is more than ever the only current and up-to-date database that is dedicated to the industrial sector of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
Thanks to a printed edition and a website including an English version, BFC Industries is an unrivalled implement for the industrial players.
The English version of BFC Industries’ website has been developed in order to support the visibility of the industrial know-how out of our territory, as about 40% of the companies present in our database achieve a turnover abroad. See the version on www.bfc-industries.com/en
Today, the French version of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Industries is visited by more than 1 international internet user on 4 with a presence in more than 150 countries, the top ten including Switzerland, Germany, China, India, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Netherlands and Marocco. We are pleased about contributing to the international influence of the regional industrial expertise.
A search by know-how and industrial field filters
At the top of the home page, the search engine provides the option of a 8 selection criteria access. In the paper version, we can make the search through an index which inventories the companies within each category of know-how.
A culture of industry and technology
The different territories of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté have known how to cope with many technological breakthroughs and how to reinvent themselves. The culture of industry spreads through all the territories: North Franche-Comté, Haut-Jura, Haut-Doubs, Greater Besançon, Dolois region, Chalon region, Dijon Métropole, Auxerrois region and so on. Consequently with more than 1 employment on 5, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is one of the most industrial regions of France.
An enhanced nomenclature for the 2022 edition
The Bourgogne-Franche-Comté directory is developed on a valuable nomenclature of more than 700 industrial know-how. It forms the backbone of the directory for being an index for the paper version and an information medium for the digital version’s organic referencing. Being updated on a very regular basis, this nomenclature enables to cover historical skills but especially to adapt to the many technological changes in the industrial sector. That is how more than 200 historical know-how were added between the 2020 and 2022 editions.
BFC Industries: a solution to the industrial backwardness in digitisation
The importance of the companies’ digitisation has been revealed during the COVID-19 health crisis. France shows some backwardness in this respect. In late October 2017, the Public Investment Bank and other institutions come to the same conclusion about the French small businesses and mid-caps, namely that 4 company heads on 10 would not feel involved.
The report on the situation that was published on November 2020 by the Directorate General of the Treasury highlights that 32% of the French very small businesses have a website contrary to 64% of the German companies.
The CEO of Bpifrance is convinced of that requirement. “We need to play down the importance of the digitisation without underestimating the backwardness’ effects”, he says, “because in a not too distant future, the small and medium businesses run the risk of losing their clients, I am thinking to all subcontractors in particular. It is a simple and affordable formality.”
Thanks to the development on search engine optimisation that was carried out for several months, today our website:
- gets into the first page on Google with more than 300 industrial skills,
- gets into position right beside the great database editors, for instance with Kompass.
Thanks to the amount of information available with a single click and our constant development work, we offer a perfect visibility to the existing companies and the ecosystem of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. The tens of thousands pages which are visited on our website confirm the success of our database.
Our DNA: being a link in industrial communication
By browsing the 540 pages of the 2022 printed edition of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Industries or by visiting our website, it is the whole industrial expertise of the region that we invite you to discover through the 837 companies’ record sheets where mid-caps, small and medium businesses and very small businesses meet.
Today, BFC Industries is the reflection of our region’s industrial resources and appears as a player of industrial communication more than ever.
Our directory is available for industrial service providers
Your business companies provide work to a whole regional ecosystem. For the 2022 edition we wanted to give more visibility to these companies by creating a new category. So then, 48 firms and 17 organisations, professional associations and communities are classified within our directory. You can find this non-exhaustive list of providers at the end of the directory.
A multi-use directory
Nowadays BFC Industries is a database well-known for the trustworthiness of its information. Our platform is used for market research, subcontracting and technical solutions researches… Many of you told us about the usefulness of BFC Industries in 2022 and we thank you for your feedbacks. We wanted to share these messages through a new page « Testimonials » on the BFC Industries website.
Your editor – MCC
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Industries is published by the M.C.C. SAS based in Pouilley-les-Vignes (France). Our team works throughout the year to provide you a 100% up-to-dated database. Our editions both paper and digital only make an inventory of the industrial companies whose contents have been updated. Registration for industrialists on BFC Industries is free. Consequently, the economic model of our directory is based on advertising. Each firm has the possibility to incorporate an advert imagery below its record sheet (2022 paper edition and online version of the directory).