EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Somme; Picardie; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Péronne (Somme)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.72 - Manufacture of rusks and biscuits; manufacture of preserved pastry goods and cakes
Number Employed: 200
Group: Unichips

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 22-08-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 80
Planned Job Reductions max: 80
Type of Restructuring: Other

Additional Information

Following the dismantling of the production tools by the Italian management team in August 2003, the prefecture of the Somme has suspended all activities at the Péronne unit. Till 15 january 2004, the 200 employees have been uncertain about their future within the company. If the site didn't close, 80 workers still lost their job in April 2004.