EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Atelier douessin

Atelier douessin

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Maine-et-Loire; Pays de la Loire; Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Doué-la-Fontaine


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
15.12 - Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness
Number Employed: 630
Group: Hofica

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-10-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2020
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

The Hofica group, specialised in the manufacture of luxury leather goods, has announced the opening of a new workshop in Doué-en-Anjou (Maine-et-Loire), called 'Atelier Douessin', which will employ 200 people. A relay building will accommodate a first group of employees in training at the beginning of 2020. 'In the long term, more than 200 employees will exercise their know-how within the Atelier Douessin', the company explains.
The Hofica group has several sites in Maine-et-Loire and has a company based in Mayenne. It currently has 630 employees.