EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Yoplait Ressons

Yoplait Ressons

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Oise; Picardie; Bassin Parisien
Location of affected unit(s): Ressons sur Matz (Oise)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10 - Manufacture of food products
Number Employed: 225
Group: Yoplait Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-06-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 225
Planned Job Reductions max: 225
Type of Restructuring: Relocation
Foreseen End Date: 29-12-2006

Additional Information

The group Yoplait (approximately 2,000 employees in France and the world’s number two in ultra-fresh products) announced the closing-down of its factory in Ressons in December 2006. The Yoplait group explains this decision by financial difficulties. The activity (manufacturer of yoghourts and fresh dairy products) of Yoplait Ressons (225 employees) will be transferred to other factories in France: Mans (Sarthe), Vienne (Isère), Monéteau (Yvonne) and Lyon (Rhône). The suppliers of Yoplait Ressons (approximately 3,500 farmers) will be maintained. In June or July 2006, the managers of Yoplait Ressons will submit to the Work's council job proposals for the 225 employees in the other factories. Partners PAI (hedge funds) and Sodiaal are the owners of the Yoplait group.