EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Altifort Innovatech

Company/Organisation:
Altifort Innovatech

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Aisne; Picardie; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Château-Thierry

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.29 - Manufacture of other general-purpose machinery n.e.c.
Number Employed: 115
Group: Altifort

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-07-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 101
Planned Job Reductions max: 101
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2020
Foreseen End Date: 30-09-2020
Direct Dismissals: 101

Additional Information

The company Altifort Innovatech, specialised in the manufacture of separators for the food industry, has been liquidated and its 101 employees will be made redundant in September. No buyer has come forward to take over Altifort Innovatech (ex-GEA), located in Château-Thierry (Aisne).

The day after the announcement, the employees have organised a general meeting, decided to block shipments and gathered at the entrance to the site. They demanded a meeting with their former owner, the German multinational GEA. They believe that they have been deceived by GEA and are demanding the same departure conditions that the employees obtained when Altifort was taken in 2018. The employees have received the support of many elected officials in the region. The president of the Hauts-de-France region, also assured the staff representatives of his support by telephone and promised them that he would intervene directly with the Minister of the Economy to organise a round table discussion. 

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