EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Rion-des-Landes, Lesgor


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22 - Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
Number Employed: 330
Group: Atofina

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-12-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 95
Planned Job Reductions max: 95
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

MLPC, subsidiary of Atofina (Total group), announced a restructuring plan affecting 95 jobs out of 330 on two plants: Rion-des-Landes and Lesgor. The measure is due to the loss of contracts with GoodYear and the high rate of the euro currency, as exports reprent 80% of their production.