EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Alcatel Optronics

Alcatel Optronics

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Nozay (Essonne) and Lannion (Côtes-d'Armor)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 740
Group: Alcatel

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-09-2002
Planned Job Reductions min: 430
Planned Job Reductions max: 450
Type of Restructuring: Merger/Acquisition
Employment Effect Start: 01-05-2003
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2003
Direct Dismissals: 430

Additional Information

Avanex has bought Alcatel Optronics. Some of the French workers, based on two different units, will be kept by Avanex (310 jobs). Workers at the Lannion unit (190) and at the Nozay unit (120) will not integrate the new structure. Other dismissals are announced at the Livingston unit in Scotland.