EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Viskase France

Viskase France

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Vosges; Lorraine; Est
Location of affected unit(s): Thaon-les-Vosges


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22.21 - Manufacture of plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles
Number Employed: 275
Group: Viskase Companies Inc

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-09-2018
Planned Job Reductions min: 92
Planned Job Reductions max: 92
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2018

Additional Information

Viskase France, a company specialised in the manufacture and distribution of cellulosic casings and plastic films for the food industry, has announced the 92 job cuts out of a total workforce of 275 employees in its site at Thaon-les-Vosges (Vosges). The management has presented to the Central Works Council an employment safeguard plan, which will affect about a third of the workforce. The reorganisation will lead to the transfer of part of the activity to Poland, where the labour costs are much cheaper. The employees have stopped their work immedialty after the announcement.