EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Tarn; Midi-Pyrénées; Sud-Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Albi


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.20 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers
Number Employed: 245

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-03-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2023
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

Specialised in industrial bodywork (renovation of coaches and city buses and renovation of passenger cars for rail transport), Safra has announced 400 recruitments to accompany its investments in hydrogen and electric buses. It has designed an electric bus with multi-hybrid propulsion. This mode of urban transport, called 'Businova', offers a range of 200 kilometres and consumes three times less than a combustion vehicle. Safra has obtained a €4 million contract from the Occitanie region to experiment with the conversion of 15 diesel coaches into fuel cell electric coaches during their renovation from 2021 to 2024.