EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Abrest, Boufféré


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 400
Group: Edify

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-03-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2021
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2023
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Ligier, the manufacturer of minicars that can be driven without a driving licence, born from the merger of two major players in the sector, Ligier and Microcar, is expected to recruit 100 employees by 2023.  The announcement was made by the Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, during a visit to the company in Abrest, near Vichy (Allier). These job creations are the consequences of additional investments allowed by the economic recovery plan adopted by the government.  

Ligier has more than 400 employees spread over two production sites in France, in Abrest (Allier) and Boufféré (Vendée). The group was recently bought by the investment fund Edify.