EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

WABCO Vehicle Control Systems

Company/Organisation:
WABCO Vehicle Control Systems

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Seine-et-Marne; île de France
Location of affected unit(s): Claye-Souilly

Company

Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
45.31 - Wholesale trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories
Number Employed: 231
Group: WABCO Vehicle Control Systems

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-09-2015
Planned Job Reductions min: 231
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-06-2015
Foreseen End Date: 30-09-2017
Direct Dismissals: 178

Additional Information

The US group Wabco has announced the closure of a site in France at Claye-Souilly (Seine-et-Marne), with an initial job loss of 178. The plant, which specialises in the manufacture and sale of brake systems for trucks, has 231 employees. The plant will gradually be closed over two years. In this framework 178 positions will be cut in a first wave in June 2016. The company had already launched two job reduction plans in 2009 (86 job cuts) and 2013 (19 job cuts). The management explains that the manufacturer has to increase quality and technology and, in the same time, to reduce its prices by about 45%. As the volume of orders is decreasing, the plant can't invest and reduce its costs. It adds that the plant has reduced its costs from 15% since 2010 but that this decrease is not enough. The management will offer 53 positions within the company and support other employees to find a new position outside the company. This closure will coincide with another plant closure in the Netherlands.