EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Dunkerque

Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Dunkerque

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Nord; Nord - Pas-De-Calais
Location of affected unit(s): Petite-Synthe


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
13.1 - Preparation and spinning of textile fibres
Number Employed: 115
Group: Beaulieu International Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 115
Planned Job Reductions max: 115
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Direct Dismissals: 79
Other Job Reduction Measures: 36

Additional Information

On 3 October 2012, management of Belgian group Beaulieu announced the closure of its site Ideal Fibres by Petite-Synthe, which manufactures synthetic yarn for rugs and carpets. 115 employees will be made redundant.

Out of 115 jobs threatened, only a third of the workforce, 36 employees would be relocated within the group. The management explains it has to deal with strong competition from countries in the Middle East, including Turkey and Saudi Arabia. In 2009, the Belgian group had already closed two production units employing 344 people.