EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Sabena Technics

Sabena Technics

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Région Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijke Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Zaventem


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
33.16 - Repair and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft
Number Employed: 584
Group: TAT Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-05-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 118
Planned Job Reductions max: 118
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012

Additional Information

Sabena Technics, a company which offers maintenance services for the aeronautical sector amongst others, announced to its Works Council its decision to cut 118 jobs. Currently, the company employs 584 people in Zaventem. It has been reported that the management aims to offshore part of its activities to Bordeaux, France. Redundant workers may be offered to relocate to France.

According to the management, the announced restructuring measures will help the company to reduce indirect costs and business expenses.

There is currently no reaction from unions.