EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
25.12 - Manufacture of doors and windows of metal
Number Employed: 1050

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-09-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 18-09-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Planned Job Creation: 150

Additional Information

The veranda and pergola manufacturer, Akena, has announced the recruitment of 150 employees to support its development. The group, which has 1,050 employees and a turnover of €150 million, is launching a national recruitment campaign. The aim is to hire 40 sales staff and 75 carpenter-operators with a carpentry or building background (with or without experienced) by the end of the year.

The company's growth can be explained in part by the COVID-19 crisis: the group benefited from a very rapid recovery, after the lockdown period, with a peak in the order book of 10% compared with the previous year. This increase can be explained by the need for space to ensure a dedicated space for teleworking in particular.