EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Jean Caby

Jean Caby

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Finistère; Bretagne; Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Ergue-Gaberic, Lampaul-Guimiliau


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.13 - Production of meat and poultry meat products
Number Employed: 780

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-01-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 120
Planned Job Reductions max: 140
Type of Restructuring: Merger/Acquisition
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2014
Direct Dismissals: 140

Additional Information

Meat and poultry producer Jean Caby is taken over by the group Financiere Turenne Lafayette, resulting in 150 job cuts.

The new owner will cut 120 of 190 permanent positions in Ergué-Gabéric and 30 of 490 permanent positions in Lampaul-Guimilliau. Including 100 temporary workers and piece-workers ("tâcherons") in Lampaul-Guimilliau, the two sites employ a total of 780 staff to date.

On Friday 31 January, the central works council of Jean Caby voted in favour of the take-over.

Previously on 11 October 2013, Jean Caby had announced to cut the jobs of 80 temporary and piece-workers. 40 of those have already left the company. According the union CFDT, Jean Caby has negative financial results since several years.


Updated, 26/06/2014:

As announced the French Competition Authority approved the takeover. 120 to 140 planned dismissals are reported.