Since 2015, the Industrial and Innovation Platform of Caban-Tonkin (PIICTO) has brought together industrial entities located in the Caban-Tonkin area and the Port of Marseille Fos. Its goal is to improve competitiveness and the development of industrial activities and innovation in the area.
PIICTO it is simultaneously :
- a 1200 ha industrial-port area, connected from a logistics and utility (energy and materials) point of view, located at the logistics crossroads of local and international markets.
- a 40-member multi-stakeholder association, actively working on the development, investment, and implementation of synergies between industries.
- an innovation accelerator: INNOVEX.
The PIICTO association, brings together close to 40 members, including manufacturers, promoters and the Port of Marseille Fos, the industrial port area developer ["active members"] and representatives of the government, local authorities, competitiveness clusters, etc. ["qualified members"]. PIICTO is at the heart of the new economic development policies, and the energy and environmental strategies of the Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, the Région Sud, and the government (via ADEME and DREAL in particular) which have actively provided financial support since the association was set up.
Some figures :
3,000 direct or indirect jobs
17 established companies
5 million metric tons in maritime traffic (6% of the total Marseille Fos Port Authority traffic)
600 ha of land awaiting development