EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Haute-Savoie; Rhône-Alpes; Centre-Est
Location of affected unit(s): Rumilly and Tessy (Haute Savoie)


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
32.3 - Manufacture of sports goods
Number Employed: 1500
Group: Amer Sports Corp.

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-12-2005
Planned Job Reductions min: 370
Planned Job Reductions max: 370
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Foreseen End Date: 29-12-2006

Additional Information

Salomon (whose owner is the Finnish sports equipment group: Amer Sports Corp.), has announced the loss of 370 jobs in Rumilly and Metz-Tessy (Haute Savoie) before the end 2006. Amer Sports Corp., which bought Salomon from Adidas in October 2005, said the job cuts are aimed at boosting competitiveness. Salomon employed 1,500 people before the job cuts. The ski production will be relocated to Romania and other Eastern European countries. Amer Sports Corp expects to save more than EUR 40 millions by the end of 2008 as a result of this. In December 2005, the management team of Amer Sports Corp announced (but not realized) the loss of 378 jobs. 800 jobs had already been suppressed since 2004.