EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Moselle; Lorraine; Est
Location of affected unit(s): Boulay (Moselle)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Number Employed: 390
Group: Werner Welle

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-09-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 180
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 02-10-2006
Foreseen End Date: 29-06-2007

Additional Information

The German manufacturer of pieces of furniture, Werner Welle Group, announced on 13 September 2006 that its factory in Boulay (Moselle), employing 390 people, will cut between 150 and 180 jobs between October 2006 and June 2007. The sales turnover of the factory fell by 15% in the last two years. There is concern among employees because they fear that the factory will close for good.