EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Hexcel Reinforcements

Hexcel Reinforcements

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Isère; Rhône-Alpes; Centre-Est
Location of affected unit(s): Les Avenières


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
13.20 - Weaving of textiles
Number Employed: 400
Group: Hexcel Corporation

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-10-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 42
Planned Job Reductions max: 42
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 12-10-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Direct Dismissals: 42

Additional Information

The management of the Hexcel Reinforcements factory at Avenières (38) has announced the dismissal of 42 employees out of a total workforce of 400. The factory, which is specialised in carbon fibre weaving, is idling. On site, the 400 employees all experience between 4 and 8 days of short-time working per month. A 'collective performance' agreement that was signed between the management and the trade unions validates a reduction in bonuses and the 13th month. But 42 employees refused to see this agreement applied with the sacrifices demanded. They have been dismissed.
80% of the production of the Hexcel Roussillon and Avenières sites is destined for the aeronautics market. Both sites belong to the American group Hexcel (5,200 employees).