EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Loire-Atlantique; Pays de la Loire; Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Saint-Brevin-les-Pins


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 260

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 89
Planned Job Reductions max: 89
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020

Additional Information

The aeronautical subcontractor Halgand has decided to implement an employment safeguard plan based on 89 job cuts. Halgand currently employs 260 employees on permanent contracts. The restructuring plan is justified by a significant drop in activity and a revision of contracts towards lower prices dueto the COVID-19 crisis. The positions likely to be eliminated have not yet been defined. Concurrently with the plan, the employees suffered their salaries' 13th month cut for the year 2020.

In 2019, despite the announced end of the A380 programme, Halgand benefited from the good health of the aeronautics sector, particularly Airbus. It announced the construction of a 2,000 m² extension, even envisaging a further expansion in the medium term.