EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch

Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): Epernay (France) and Hussigny-Godbrange (Luxembourg)


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: 10800
Group: Villeroy & Boch

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-11-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 270
Planned Job Reductions max: 270
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Villeroy & Boch, the German group, announced a restructuring plan affecting France and Luxembourg. Around 30% of the total workforce will be dismissed at the plant of Hussigny-Godbrange (Luxembourg) and 75 jobs will be dismissed at the Epernay plant (France). The measure is due to the automatisation of the production process and to huge competition from lower cost countries.