EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Toulouse, Elancourt


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 387
Group: Spherea Test&Services

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-09-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 90
Planned Job Reductions max: 90
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 15-10-2020

Additional Information

Spherea, the former Airbus subsidiary, which became independent in 2014, is facing a 25-30% drop in business. The management has presented an emploment safeguard plan (PSE) with 90 job cuts and the closure of the Elancourt site in the Parisian region (Yvelines).  The PSE announced the the works council of Spherea Test & Services, a subsidiary of Spherea, provides 90 job cuts out of the 387 employees employed on permanent contracts, including 261 in Toulouse and 126 in Elancourt. Spherea is one of the world leaders in test benches for aeronautical equipment.