EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Drôme; Rhône-Alpes; Centre-Est
Location of affected unit(s): Alixan


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
33.20 - Installation of industrial machinery and equipment
Number Employed: 280
Group: Northrop Grumman

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-09-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 59
Planned Job Reductions max: 85
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 15-10-2020

Additional Information

Solystic, a company specialised in mail sorting, plans to cut 43 jobs at its Alixan site (Drôme) and 16 at its Bagneux (Hauts-de-Seine) headquarters. Management and the unions have started negotiations on an employment safeguard plan (PSE). In addition, 26 jobs from the Bagneux headquarters would be transferred to the Alixan site near the Valence TGV station. In total, from 59 up to 85 job cuts would take place if all 26 employees refuse their transfer. Therefore, over 10% of the workforce will be dismissed.
The management explains that it has to face the drastic drop in mail activity which has fallen by 40% in ten years. It intends to make up for its delay in parcel sorting.
The HR director stresses that customers have cancelled their contracts. Orders are forecasted to fall by more than 50% again this year at Solystic.