EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Puy-de-Dôme; Auvergne; Centre-Est
Location of affected unit(s): Riom


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21.20 - Manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations
Number Employed: 5348

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-11-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 232
Planned Job Reductions max: 232
Type of Restructuring: Merger/Acquisition
Employment Effect Start: 15-01-2021
Direct Dismissals: 232

Additional Information

The pharmaceutical group MSD has announced that it has signed a sale agreement for its Mirabel site in Riom near Clermont-Ferrand.  The agreement provides for the transfer of 352 employees to the Faréva group and the dismissal of the remaining 232 employees at the site. The Faréva Group intends to make additional investments of €100 million once the acquisition has been finalised. To reach €100 million, the group will have to create 4 production lines, which could represent 80 to 120 new jobs over the next 5 years.