EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Albany France

Albany France

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Saint-Junien (Haute-Vienne), Sélestat (Bas-Rhin)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
13.2 - Weaving of textiles
Number Employed: 357
Group: Albany International Corporation

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 22-11-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 201
Planned Job Reductions max: 201
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2013
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013
Direct Dismissals: 201

Additional Information

On 21 November, Albany Engineered Composites announced to its central works council plans to dismiss 201 employees at two French plants. 126 positions will be cut in Sélestat (Bas-Rhin) and 75 in Saint-Junien (Haute-Vienne).

The group stated that it saw a decrease of the traditional markets in Europe and North America and an increasing demand in Asia and South-America. The group plans to open a new site in Commercy (Meuse) by the end of 2013 and will give a priority to the redundant employees.