EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

SP System

SP System

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Aude; Languedoc-Roussillon; Méditerranée
Location of affected unit(s): Narbonne


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-07-2015
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2015
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2015
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

French electronic chip manufacturer, SP System, has announced to recruit about 200 employees in 2015 to develop a new electronic chip included in stickers. The first market is to sell such stickers to bikers that will stick it on their motorcycle helmet. Police and emergency services can read the electronic chips through a free application in case of accident. It contains information about the identity of the biker, contact person, medical information. Other possible applications of the product include their use on invalidity cards, ID cards (to facilitate control by public authorities), schoolbags or cars.

The company, a Narbonne based start-up, is expect to recruit about 800 employees in the next five years.