EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Technicolor Connected Home Rennes

Technicolor Connected Home Rennes

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Ille-et-Vilaine; Bretagne; Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Cesson-Sévigné


Sector: Professional services
Scientific research and development
72.1 - Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Number Employed: 283
Group: Technicolor

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-07-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 110
Planned Job Reductions max: 110
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020

Additional Information

Technicolor's R&D division, located at the Rennes site (Ille-et-Villaine), which is specialised in the manufacture of digital decoders, will cut 110 positions out of 283 by the end of 2020. The information comes from the inter-union and the elected members of the Social and Economic Committee (CSE) and has been confirmed by management.  The management explains these cuts in the workforce are due to 'structural changes in the market for the design and supply of digital decoders, with the decline in the use of traditional television and the emergence of new uses for video consumption with streaming and VOD replacing the use of traditional decoders'.