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The vastest of the Pays de l'Orne. Third regional industrial hub reuniting the motor industry, mechanics, ironmongery, the agrifood and pharmaceutical industries
Flers: Predominant urban centre. La Ferté Macé, Domfront: secondary urban centres
Over 3,000 farming businesses



TERRITORIAL PERIMETER AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Located to the west of the department, the Pays du Bocage Ornais comprises 12 intercommunal structures ; 3 independent communes, giving a total of 137 communes. It is Orne's vastest district stretching across 1,721km2 and encompassing a third of the department's population (100,057 inhabitants) across 28% of its surface area. Population density is 58 inhabitants per km2. 33.1% of the population resides within the Parc Naturel Régional Normandie-Maine (Regional Natural Park).
A predominant urban centre: Flers; two secondary urban centres: Domfront and La Ferté Macé.
The countryside bears witness to extensive agricultural activity. Hedgerows are present throughout the area, pear orchards in the Domfrontais district, valleys in Suisse Normande and the forest in Andaine.

ECONOMIC INFORMATION
- Motor vehicle equipment manufacturers:
With 3,451 jobs (8.1% of the area's total employment), the motor industry ranks in first position among industrial branches:
Faurecia: in the Bocage, Faurecia, the motor vehicle equipment manufacturer, has a plant in Messei specialising in exhausts, together with three further plants in Flers and Saint-Georges-des-Groseilles. These three factories produce car seat mechanisms and will shortly be reunited on a unique site in Caligny. The new plant will be capable of producing 16 million hinges and 28 million sliding rails per year. A total of 1,400 employees will work there. Other companies from the sector: Sasic, Valéo and Surirey Jagou.
- Mechanics and metalwork:
The mechanics sector represents around 1,800 jobs (4% of the area's total employment): A2MO, SUMOP, AFM, Demolin,
ECMI, Derouet, AMCG, Société Dubourg, Société Mécanique de Précision.
- Ironmongery. An age-old activity in the town of Tinchebray with a dozen companies employing 620 salaried workers. Companies: Mermier Lemarchand, Bouvet, Duchesnay, Buffard, Dubois, Join, Hamon, Ferdeco, MTS, Styl Fer, Légeard,
- Agrifood industry:
Around 7% of the Pays du Bocage Ornais' total employment. The industry concentrates essentially on meet and dairy produce: Gillot, Fléchard, Charal, Société Nouvelle de Volaille, Chocolaterie de l’Abbaye, Charles Amand,
Biscuiterie de l’Abbaye, Lactalis.
- Pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, chemistry and plastics:
A particularly active industry sector, employing over 300 workers: Roval, Dermophil Indien, Lemoine SA, ERCE, Philstick, Phil Pack: Plastivere
- Machine and equipment manufacture: France Elévateurs
- Graphics industry:
The printing and publishing industry is in good shape, with 730 salaried workers:
SAS Imprimerie Anquetil Vicq, Compédit Beauregard, IVC, Mouturat, Lorfeuvre
- Transport and logistics: representing around 1,110 jobs (2.6% of the area's total employment): Noyon, Granger Garnier, Napoly, Quincé, Intermarché Groupe logistics platform.
- Textile, leather, shoes: The area's 4th industrial sector with around 1,100 workers (2.5% of the area's total employment):
Bagster, Les Bottes Le Chameau (groupe LAFUMA), Filix, Kiplay, Jean Sabine, Odon Delcroix.
- Wood: Companies: Raison, Barrabé, Gilbert, Feillet, Technipal, Scierie du Bocage, Lacroix.
- Agriculture
168,906 ha of the Pays du Bocage Ornais are devoted to agriculture, i.e. 28% of the total Orne surface area. The sector includes 3,168 farming businesses employing 3,774 workers. In 2006, 66 new businesses were created by agricultural professionals of an average age of 29.





  • COURS D'EAU DANS LA CAMPAGNE ORNAISE
  • Musée du château de Flers
  • PANORAMA DE LA SUISSE NORMANDE
  • BAGSTER A LA FERTE MACE
  • 3 SITES INDUSTRIELS DE FAURECIA