The industries which traditionally supply the automative trade - both large well-known companies as well as small and medium-sized firms - form one of the cornerstones of the economy in Sarthe. Famous ames like Renualt, Glaenzer Spicer, Valéo & Freudenburg are all established in Sarthe.
A wide range of products including mechanical engineering and electronics make this departmenta sourcing centre for motor vehicle manufacturers. The plastics sector, with around 100 companies, is a centre of excellence for technological skills covering:
These technologies have many applications, for example in the motor industry, cosmetics, electrical engineering, construction and packaging, to name only the most significant.