EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Marne; Champagne-Ardenne; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Epernay


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23.41 - Manufacture of ceramic household and ornamental articles
Number Employed: 75
Group: Villeroy & Boch

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-11-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 75
Planned Job Reductions max: 75
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure

Additional Information

In the context of its Europe-wide restructuring plan, Villeroy & Boch announced the closure of the Epernay plant (Marne). The measure affects 75 workers and is due to huge competition from low cost countries and the automatisation of the production process.