EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wagon Automotive France

Company/Organisation:
Wagon Automotive France

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Champigny (Yonne), Douai (Nord), Fontaine (Territoire de Belfort), Saint Florent (Cher), Saint Pierre de Varengeville (Calvados)

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 948
Group: Wagon Automotive

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-12-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 581
Planned Job Reductions max: 581
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2006
Foreseen End Date: 30-03-2007

Additional Information

The automobile equipment supplier Wagon Automotive announced on 1 December 2006 that 581 jobs will be cut between December 2006 and March 2007 in France. Wagon Automotive France currently employs 948 people in France. The factory of Champigny (Yonne) will be closed, with the loss of all 205 jobs. Moreover, the group has decided to cut 118 jobs in Douai (Nord), 20 jobs in Fontaine (Territoire de Belfort), 134 jobs in Saint Florent (Cher) and 104 jobs in Saint Pierre de Varengeville (Calvados). In parallel, the group will continue its internal restructuring programme to increase its competiviness in Europe. In this sense, it is planning investments of more than 50 million euro, including 28 million in France between December and the end of March 2007. On 5 July 2007 the factory of Champigny (Yonne) will close with the loss of 192 jobs.