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Doux Frais

Doux Frais

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Pleucadeuc (Morbihan), Sérent (Morbihan), Laval (Mayenne), Boynes (Loiret), Blancafort (Cher), Graincourt (Pas-de-Calais), La Vraie-Croix (Morbihan) et Le Pontet (Vaucluse)


Sector: Agriculture
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
01.47 - Raising of poultry
Number Employed: 1736
Group: Groupe Doux

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-09-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 883
Planned Job Reductions max: 983
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2012
Direct Dismissals: 883

Additional Information

On 10 September, the commercial court of Quimper has agreed a partial take-over of the poultry farming group Doux (4195 employees in France, 9800 in the world) that was liquidated on the 1st August.

With its decision, the court saves 753 positions. 883 permanent employees and 100 employees with short-term employment contract will be dismissed.

The cold divisions employed about 1736 employees. In details, the company Galina will take over the site of Pleucadeuc (Morbihan) with 135 on the 407 employees. The company LDC takes over the site of Sérent (Morbihan) and will keep 60 employees from a total of 177, and the site of Laval (Mayenne) with its 303 employees. Glon Sanders and Duc take over the site of Boynes (Loiret) and will keep 95 employees from a total of 170. They also buy the two smallest sites in Amilly (Loiret) and Clémont (Cher) with about 30 employees. Finally, Glon Sanders takes over the plant of Blancafort (Cher) and will keep 130 from a total of 243 employees. Three sites haven’t found any buyer and will be closed: Graincourt (Pas-de-Calais), La Vraie-Croix (Morbihan) and Le Pontet (Vaucluse).