EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Aveyron; Midi-Pyrénées; Sud-Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Rodez (Aveyron)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 2300
Group: Bosch

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-09-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 700
Planned Job Reductions max: 700
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009

Additional Information

Bosch Rodez, the French automobile equipment supplier unit owned by the German group Bosch, has presented to its works council a restructuring plan that will likely lead to a reduction of jobs. The CEO refused to give data because there are still negotiations on issues such as the number of redundancies. According to the trade unions, the factory in Rodez (south western France), that employs 2,300 people, could lose 700 jobs between January and December 2009. The restructuring plan is linked to the decision of Volkswagen to stop its orders of injection pumps for cars, which are mainly manufactured by Bosch Rodez, in 2009. According to the trade unions, the decision of Bosch Rodez would be the continuation of the plan of internal reorganisation which was announced in other units of the Bosch group.