EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Maitre Paul

Maitre Paul

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Midden-Noord-Brabant; Noord-Brabant; Zuid-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Tilburg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.72 - Manufacture of rusks and biscuits; manufacture of preserved pastry goods and cakes
Number Employed: 180

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-11-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 130
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy

Additional Information

Maître Paul, a Dutch manufacturer of frozen pastry products based in Tilburg announced 130 job cuts after the company was declared bankrupt at the end of October. 

The Japanese company Châteraisé, owner of Maître Paul since 2012, wanted to expand into the European market but it remained too dependent on the Japanese market. Maître Paul went into administration to explore the possibilities of a reboot, resulting in that Châteraisé has taken over from Maître Paul, focusing exclusively on the Japanese market. This allows 50 employees to keep their jobs.

The company is working together with unions to assist dismissed workers in their job search, but union representatives were pessimistic about the outlook for most of the 130 employees who lost their jobs.