EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Bouches-du-Rhône; Provence-Alpes-Côte d\'Azur; Méditerranée
Location of affected unit(s): Aubagne


Sector: Professional services
Scientific research and development
72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Number Employed: 141
Group: Xerox

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-11-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 141
Planned Job Reductions max: 141
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 20-12-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019
Direct Dismissals: 141

Additional Information

The American group Xerox announced the closure of the French Impika site, presented as Xerox's worldwide digital inkjet printing reference centre. 141 employees will be dismissed in December 2019. The information was communicated to employees in July. Xerox considered that the business was no longer profitable and repatriated it to the United States. In compliance with the Florange law, which requires that a site be reconverted in the event of closure, Xerox has sent files to various manufacturers. But in the end Xerox has not retained any buyers due to competitiveness reasons. The social plan was validated by the labour inspectorate on 13 November.