EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, UK


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22.19 - Manufacture of other rubber products
Number Employed: 40000
Group: Total

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 3000
Planned Job Reductions max: 3000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020

Additional Information

The Hutchinson group, a subsidiary of Total, which manufactures and markets products derived from rubber processing, has announced the loss of 3,000 jobs worldwide, including between 800 and 1,000 in France. Worldwide, the group employs around 40,000 people. The reorganisation affects 3,000 employees and 6,000 temporary workers. The company's main customers include the automotive and aerospace industries, both of which have been hard hit by the COVID containment measures over recent months.