EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

BorgWarner Transmission Systems Tulle

BorgWarner Transmission Systems Tulle

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Corrèze; Limousin; Sud-Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Eyrein


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 368
Group: BorgWarner Inc

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 368
Planned Job Reductions max: 368
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2021
Foreseen End Date: 30-04-2022

Additional Information

The management of the Borgwarner plant in Tulle announced the closure of the site, which employs 368 people, by March 2022. The site manufactures electromechanical and electro-hydraulic components as well as gearboxes for the automotive industry. According to the management, the site would no longer be profitable, particularly in the context of the ecological transition of the automotive sector. 
The mayor of Tulle, the main town next to the site, believes that the American group has long planned this closure, in particular by installing a single-production plant on the site, which would have recorded losses in 2019. A view shared by the trade unions.
The factory also regularly employs many temporary workers. Two years ago, it employed 520 people and 200 temporary workers on certain days. A plan to safeguard employment will be discussed with the social partners from 1 July. A buyer will also be sought. Redundancies will begin on 1 January 2021.