EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Sapa Building System - Technal

Sapa Building System - Technal

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Haute-Garonne; Midi-Pyrénées; Sud-Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Toulouse


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46.72 - Wholesale of metals and metal ores
Number Employed: 693
Group: Sapa (Norsk Hydro)

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-07-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 15-07-2018
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2023
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

The company Technal, specialised in aluminium fittings, has announced the recruitment of 200 employees on permanent contracts by 2023. With constant growth of 3% since 2014, the company is launching a vast recruitment program to support its development. The company, which belongs to the Hydro group, currently has 693 employees at the Toulouse site. The management has set itself the objective of increasing the number of employees by 50-60 per year.
The company invests 5% of its human resources budget in the quality of life at work. The management organises muscle warm-up sessions as well as sports activities such as zumba, tennis on the company's court, yoga, meditation or sophrology in order to limit psychosocial risks within the company. The company reporst that this policy has made it possible to reduce the absenteeism rate from 3.53% in 2016 to 2.99% in 2018.