EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Beauté Recherche & Production - BRP

Beauté Recherche & Production - BRP

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Eure; Haute-Normandie; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Bernay


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20.42 - Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations
Number Employed: 158

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-10-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 158
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 17-10-2011
Foreseen End Date: 31-10-2011
Direct Dismissals: 158

Additional Information

On 13 October 2011, the Commercial court of Bernay announced the liquidation of the cosmetic products manufacturer Beauté Recherche & Production. 158 jobs will be affected by the closure.

The owner, the group Cervin, failed to find a company able to buy its site, which had previously produced cosmetics for the brand Yves-Saint-Laurent. Cervin bought the plant in 2006 and received a 12.5 million Euros contract to finance 150,000 working hours in order to maintain the workforce (back then 213 employees).

The union has protested against the closure and is raising the question on how the received money was used.