EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

SKF Aeroengine

SKF Aeroengine

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Jura; Franche-Comté; Est
Location of affected unit(s): Lons-le-Saunier


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 347
Group: SKF Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-09-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 123
Planned Job Reductions max: 123
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 23-12-2020
Planned Job Creation: 13

Additional Information

The Swedish industrial equipment manufacturer SKF has just announced the 123 job cuts out on a total workforce of 347 employees in its site at Lons-le-Saunier (Jura). This site is suffering from the fall in global aeronautics activity linked to the COVID-19. The management also announced the creation of 13 new jobs at the site. The information-consultation procedure with the employees' representative bodies began on 22 September and is due to end on 22 December 2020, the date on which the first job cuts will take place. According to a CGT trade unionist, the employees were expecting bad news, because 'since the COVID-19 crisis, there has been a 40% fall in activity in turnover'.

The main customers of the Lons-le-Saunier site are Airbus, Safran and Dassault. Clients whose economic health has been completely disrupted since the stop of flight traffic around the world. In France, the international SKF group employs more than 3,000 people at several sites, including 347 in Lons-le-Saunier.

Two previsious restructuring were recorded in the ERM Database, in 2003 with 206 job cuts and 2007 with 520 job cuts