EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Autoliv IsoDelta

Autoliv IsoDelta

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Vienne; Poitou-Charentes; Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Chiré-en-Montreuil


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 390
Group: Autoliv

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-11-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 110
Planned Job Reductions max: 110
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 15-11-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019

Additional Information

Swedish equipment manufacturer Autoliv Isodelta, which manufactures steering wheels at the Chiré-en-Montreuil plant (Vienne), announced the loss of 110 jobs out of a total of 390. This redundancy plan is part of a global reorganisation announced by the Swedish automotive supplier, the world leader in airbags, which plans to reduce its workforce by 800 positions in 2019, among its 67,000 employees worldwide.

The 6% decrease in global vehicle production is believed to be the cause. When company announced the social plan, four years after the one that lead to 225 job cuts, employees have begun a spontaneous strike followed by 98% of the staff, according to a union source.

Previous restructuring (164 job cuts) were announced at the Gournay-en-Bray (Seine-Maritime) site in 2015, 140 jobs were cut in 2011 at the same plant. 140 jobs were lost in 2009 and 85 in 2008.