EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Hutchinson Flexibles Automobiles

Hutchinson Flexibles Automobiles

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Loiret; Centre; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Amilly


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 259

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-11-2013
Planned Job Reductions min: 90
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2014
Foreseen End Date: 30-09-2014
Other Job Reduction Measures: 90

Additional Information

Hutchinson is to cut 90 jobs at its production site in Amilly. This is to affect production workers (57 job cuts), service personnel (28 jobs), and 5 employees working at the site but for factories located in Portugal and Poland.

The job cuts are to be implemented via voluntary departures from March until September 2014.

Reportedly, this measure is due to decreased demand in the sector. As a result, the management also started to implement a short time work scheme on 12 November (to last until May 2014).

In Amilly, the company builds air conditioner pipes and hydraulic power steering systems for the automotive industry. In 2009, Hutchinson announced 216 job cuts in Vierzon, Chateaudun and Liancourt.