EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Ontex Santé France

Company/Organisation:
Ontex Santé France

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Pas-de-Calais; Nord - Pas-De-Calais
Location of affected unit(s): Dourges

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
17.22 - Manufacture of household and sanitary goods and of toilet requisites
Number Employed: 300
Group: Ontex

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-05-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 70
Planned Job Reductions max: 70
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2019
Foreseen End Date: 01-03-2021
Planned Job Creation: 20

Additional Information

Ontex Santé France has announced the launch of an employment safeguard plan to cut 70 positions out of a total workforce of 300 employees, between September 2019 and March 2021. The positions will be cut in Ontex plant at Dourges (Pas-de-Calais). This decision is taken following results which have been declining since 2016.

The management points out that the company had an increase in the cost of raw materials of more than 25% and is facing increasingly aggressive competition. However, it also announced that some 20 positions should be created in the technical area: the objective is to move preventive maintenance from 30% to 70% (it is currently essentially curative) to improve production lines. The union has not contested the decision. The net workforce reduction will amount to 50 positions.

The Belgian Ontex group employs 11,000 people and has 17 plants worldwide.

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