EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch

Geographic Location

Country: Luxembourg
Location of affected unit(s): Hussigny-Godbrange


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: 685
Group: Villeroy & Boch

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-11-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 195
Planned Job Reductions max: 195
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

In the context of its Europe wide restructuring plan, Villeroy & Boch announced the dismissal of 195 jobs out of 685 at the Hussigny-Godbrange plant. The measure is due to huge competition from lower cost countries and automatisation of the production process.