EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Lorraine; Est
Location of affected unit(s): Annezin (Pas-de-Calais), Petit-Réderching (Moselle) and several sites in Lorraine


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Number Employed: 470

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-01-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 390
Planned Job Reductions max: 390
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 15-12-2011
Foreseen End Date: 31-01-2012
Direct Dismissals: 390

Additional Information

The group Fermoba, a window manufacturer, will cut 390 jobs after having been put into liquidation last December.

The Commercial Court of Troyes announced a partial take-over of the activities, which will save 80 of the original 470 jobs. Three former associates will partially take over the production site of Annezin (Pas-de-Calais) and 16 agencies of its commercial network. The production plant of Petit-Réderching (Moselle), that employed 61 people, will be liquidated. Additionally, the new management has revised the operational planning: on average, 50 windows will be produced per day while the group was originally set to produce 500.